| Nov 9, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Demetrius Smith knew a man had been murdered in his neighborhood. But that's all he knew — until two police trucks pulled up on a warm summer morning and whisked him to the homicide division at police headquarters.
Detectives had rounded up two...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:18 PM
A federal judge in Maryland handed down lighter prison sentences Monday to defendants in a huge marijuana distribution case, saying that such offenses are "not regarded with the same seriousness" as they were just a few decades ago.
U.S. District Judge...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Funneling a beer through a bong is Anne Kendzior's last memory of a night of partying inside a sparsely furnished off-campus house rented for Naval Academy lacrosse players. She says she crashed on an air mattress in a bedroom sometime around 1 a.m. and...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:23 PM
A 31-year-old Port Deposit man was sentenced last week to 12 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.
Michael Dean Ragan Jr.'s prison term will be followed by 35 years of supervised release and he will be required to register as a sex...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:57 PM
A federal grand jury indicted 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing nearly $7 million from food assistance programs by agreeing to debit cash for beneficiaries without selling food — then keeping a cut of the proceeds....
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The Baltimore Police Department has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire 10 new officers.
The city already has about 3,000 sworn officers — more per capita than many other large cities in the country ...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Even before local and federal agents raided Jade Heart Health in Towson in March and charged its operators with prostitution and human trafficking, what went on at the massage parlor at 1404 E. Joppa Road was hardly a secret.
Men arrived day and night...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:43 PM
The Navy on Friday defended its policy of having commanders determine whether criminal cases go to trial, as it responded to a request to have that authority stripped from the current Naval Academy superintendent.
Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, the academy...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:07 PM
A federal jury in Greenbelt convicted a Baltimore contractor on Wednesday of ordering the killing of a witness against him in a series of theft cases, rendering a swift verdict after a man wrongfully convicted of the death was cleared.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A double shooting in the middle of the day Wednesday in West Baltimore killed a man and a woman not far from where four people were shot in the afternoon a day earlier.
The double homicide occurred as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a news...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:40 AM
A Florida man who sold military-style night-vision goggles without a license to an undercover agent in Baltimore — believing him to be an overseas buyer — was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of probation late Wednesday,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Authorities are warning that a ruling by Maryland's highest court could take away a powerful weapon in the fight against crime: the state's mandatory five-year, no-parole sentence for gun possession by certain convicted felons.
The Court of Appeals...