| Apr 24, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Maryland's highest court on Tuesday blocked police in most cases from collecting DNA samples when they arrest suspects in violent crimes and burglaries, dealing a blow to one of Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature initiatives.
The Court of Appeals ruled 5-2...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Towson's official flower, the azalea, will go "on trial" on Thursday, May 3, at 12:15 p.m., following the awards ceremonies for Towson Garden Day, on the steps of the County Court House.
The "trial" — hosted by the Towson Chamber of Commerce...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Dec. 28, 2010 — Phylicia Barnes, visiting from Monroe, N.C., is last seen in her sister's apartment in the 6500 block of Eberle Drive, near the Reisterstown Road Metro station and shopping plaza. When her sister, Deena, can't locate her, family...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 11:44 AM
State's Attorney for Baltimore County Scott Shellenberger joined forces with Comptroller Peter Franchot on Thursday, April 26, to announce success in prosecuting cigarette smuggling cases in the county.
The two also pledged further enforcement against...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 5:08 PM
Maryland authorities have stopped collecting DNA samples from suspects arrested on violent crime and burglary charges after the state's highest court ruled the crime-fighting tool that has helped solve dozens of cold cases unconstitutional.
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said Wednesday he will request an outside prosecutor to handle the case of County Councilman Todd Huff, who was arrested last weekend on charges of driving under the influence.
"We think this is...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:13 AM
The Maryland Senate's vote today to repeal the death penalty was a milestone in an effort to remove from the law a sentence that puts vengeance above justice, fails to deter crime and provides for the families of victims not the closure they crave but...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:15 AM
The breakdown that led to the shooting of a University of Maryland police officer during a training exercise last week does not appear to be a matter of insufficient policies and procedures. The Baltimore City Police Department, whose officer has been...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:06 PM
The woman stabbed to death in her Garrison apartment this week was under police watch and had sought a court order for protection against her alleged killer, a former boyfriend who had been threatening her for years, Baltimore County police said Thursday....
| Feb 9, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Sandra Richardson and Bonnita Spikes have much in common. Both live in Upper Marlboro and are churchgoing Christians who have worked in nursing. Both have dealt with the pain of losing people they loved in murders.
When it comes to the death penalty,...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In the article, "Baltimore Country woman murdered despite police safety" (Feb. 8), Marylanders are again reminded of the efficiency of our justice system. The article's title should have been "Awarding good behavior results in another death," since, not...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:19 AM
As Maryland lawmakers debate whether to ban capital punishment in the state, The Sun will host prominent advocates on both sides of the issue for its first Newsmaker Forum of 2013. National NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, who has helped marshal...