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  • Questions surround woman charged with defacing Washington cathedral

    Questions surround woman charged with defacing Washington cathedral
    Moments before D.C. police found Jiamei Tian hiding in a bathroom stall at Washington National Cathedral, a family of tourists had spotted her in a back pew of the Children's Chapel guarding two bags and muttering softly in a foreign language. Tian's...
  • Manning guilty of violating Espionage Act, not guilty of aiding the enemy

    Manning guilty of violating Espionage Act, not guilty of aiding the enemy
    A military judge ruled Tuesday that Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning violated the Espionage Act when he gave a trove of classified material to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks to publish online. But Army Col. Denise Lind found the onetime Marylander not...
  • Two Md. women accused of using dead moms' names on ballots

    Two Md. women accused of using dead moms' names on ballots
    Two Maryland women attempted to use their dead mothers' identities to cast illegal votes in last year's presidential election, the state prosecutor's office said Tuesday. Officials said a Frederick County woman was indicted for attempting to cast an...
  • General on Manning fallout: Relations strained, but no evidence anyone killed

    General on Manning fallout: Relations strained, but no evidence anyone killed
    The general who led the Pentagon's review of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history told a military judge Wednesday that their publication revealed tactics, strained relations with some allies and caused some Afghans to stop...
  • Columbia man sentenced to 10 years in armed robbery

    Columbia man sentenced to 10 years in armed robbery
    A 21-year-old Columbia man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday in the armed robbery of a Columbia gas station and convenience store, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Michael Elliott Dickey Jr., of the 8800 block of...
  • Baltimore resident convicted in financial fraud schemes

    Baltimore resident convicted in financial fraud schemes
    A Zimbabwe native living in Baltimore was convicted Thursday on charges related to several different fraud schemes in which he was accused of bilking credit unions and the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Department of Justice....
  • Baltimore's 'Public Enemy No. 1' captured in Alabama

    Baltimore's 'Public Enemy No. 1' captured in Alabama
    Tipped that Darryl Martin Anderson's year on the run had taken him to Birmingham, Ala., U.S. Marshals set up outside an apartment complex Wednesday morning and watched as his car and its Maryland plates backed into a parking space and an unknown man...
  • Old Carroll jail lands new tenant

    Old Carroll jail lands new tenant
    The Board of Carroll County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to allow the Sheriff's Office to move some of its administrative offices into the old jail building on North Court Street in Westminster. Commissioner Robin Frazier abstained from...
  • Family outraged at not being notified of killer's release

    Family outraged at not being notified of killer's release
    Harry Yuspa had many relatives in the Baltimore area — some have lived at the same addresses for 40 years. Yet prosecutors said they couldn't find any to let them know the man convicted of killing Yuspa would soon be released. That meant none of...
  • Charged with killing his fiancee, Baltimore police officer dies in apparent suicide in jail

    Charged with killing his fiancee, Baltimore police officer dies in apparent suicide in jail
    A Baltimore police officer awaiting trial for murder in the death of his fiancee died early Monday in an apparent suicide in jail, state prison officials said. James Walton Smith, 49, was being held in protective custody in the state's high-rise jail...
  • Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates

    Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler pushed a novel solution Monday for closing what he called the "revolving door" of ex-offenders returning to prisons. Give inmates tablet computers. As Gansler envisions it, the proposal would help offenders...
  • Another guard injured by inmate at Western Md. prison

    Another guard injured by inmate at Western Md. prison
    A correctional officer was stabbed by an inmate Monday at a Western Maryland prison that has faced a recent spike in inmate-on-guard violence, state correctional officials said. State corrections officials said that the guard, a four-year-veteran at...