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  • Abingdon man pleads guilty to sex offense

    An Abingdon man pleaded guilty last month to a sex offense, according to court records. David Rienas, who was born in 1970 and lives in the 4000 block of Birch Avenue, pleaded guilty to filming in a private place with prurient interest. The state...
  • An injustice corrected

    An injustice corrected
    Today, judges instruct juries in criminal cases that they must presume the defendant is innocent and must hold the state to its burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. These are the fundamental rules of our criminal justice system. Before...
  • With convictions for notorious 1981 Harford murders vacated, John Huffington could leave prison

    With convictions for notorious 1981 Harford murders vacated, John Huffington could leave prison
    Lawyers for John Norman Huffington, a Bel Air man who was twice convicted of killing a young man and young woman in Harford County in 1981, will argue for his release from prison on Thursday while Huffington awaits a new trial, granted this spring on...
  • Alleged jail smuggling mastermind to plead guilty, lawyer says

    Alleged jail smuggling mastermind to plead guilty, lawyer says
    The alleged Black Guerrilla Family leader who is accused of masterminding a sophisticated operation to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore City Detention Center will plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge, his attorney said...
  • City jail probe widens

    City jail probe widens
    Investigators looking into alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center appear to have made a major breakthrough this week when Black Guerrilla Family prison gang leader Tavon White, the inmate accused of masterminding a drug- and contraband-...
  • Huffington granted $500,000 bond; murder victim's family outraged

    Huffington granted $500,000 bond; murder victim's family outraged
    FREDERICK – Relatives of a Harford County woman brutally murdered in 1981 were outraged Thursday as they heard a Frederick County judge set a $500,000 bail and schedule a hearing to open a new trial for a man twice convicted of killing her and her...
  • Balto. Co. firefighter sentenced to prison for abusing boys

    Balto. Co. firefighter sentenced to prison for abusing boys
    A former Baltimore County firefighter from Owings Mills was sentenced in federal court to 16 years in prison late Thursday for recording his sexual abuse of two boys and soliciting and storing images of several others, according to Maryland U.S....
  • Man to serve 10 years in Columbia armed robbery

    Man to serve 10 years in Columbia armed robbery
    A 20-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 10 years in prison this week for acting as the gunman in an armed robbery of a convenience store at a Columbia Exxon station store earlier this year.  Stanley Colby Berry,  of the 5300 block of Woodland Road,...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' offers complex look at LGBT women

    'Orange Is the New Black' offers complex look at LGBT women
    "This isn't 'Oz'," a prison counselor says to Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling) early in the first episode of "Orange Is the New Black." The words are meant to reassure the heroine of Netflix's latest original series, a blond yuppie serving...
  • Local boxer Gervonta Davis says he's fighting 'to bring happiness back to Baltimore'

    Local boxer Gervonta Davis says he's fighting 'to bring happiness back to Baltimore'
    Gervonta Davis knows why the arrangement of balloons is tied to the light pole on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Mosher St. They're birthday balloons, commemorating a 21st birthday that never happened. "I know that dude. Me and him, we were...
  • Man who died in Baltimore police custody identified

    Man who died in Baltimore police custody identified
    The man who died in police custody Thursday night during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore was identified as a 44-year-old who was on parole and was once sentenced to two years in prison for resisting arrest. Police said Tyrone West suffered "medical...
  • Bernstein attracts second challenger in State's Attorney race

    Bernstein attracts second challenger in State's Attorney race
    Defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon Sr. plans to run to become Baltimore's top prosecutor, and will use a streamed video Wednesday and press conference next week to kick off his bid. Incumbent Gregg L. Bernstein has already announced that he intends to...