| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Several thousand Marylanders went to Annapolis to voice their opinions on gun control Wednesday as the General Assembly began considering Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping proposal to impose new limits on the purchase of firearms.
At a hearing before a...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:38 PM
In an attempt to keep one of his signature initiatives alive, Gov. Martin O'Malley wants state lawmakers to reauthorize police to collect DNA samples from crime suspects before the current statute expires later this year.
The release of the Democratic...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger's commentary in favor of the death penalty demands a clarifying response ("'Time to abolish the death penalty in Md.?" Jan. 18).
Mr. Shellenberger begins by cherry-picking polling results that show...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 3:44 PM
State Sen. Allan Kittleman is torn.
When lobbied by the ACLU and the NAACP to repeal Maryland's death penalty, Kittleman asks how he can ensure the most heinous murderers will never kill again.
When approached by fellow senators or state's attorneys...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 5:44 PM
The death of Aaliyah Boyer, a 10-year-old struck down in Cecil County, and the shooting of Laurie Eberhardt, a grandmother hit by gunfire in Florida, share the same perplexing challenge for prosecutors and investigators.
Both were watching fireworks on...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 9:00 AM
A former Baltimore County firefighter has been federally indicted for allegedly filming himself performing sexual acts on one male child, and making an explicit video of another.
Anthony Maurice Cottle, 23, faces two counts of producing child pornography...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:56 PM
The man convicted of shooting a West Towson resident in the back of the neck during a botched late-night robbery in February was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Robert Cahill...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:55 AM
The events that conspired to put a bullet in George Stover's neck in the basement of his West Towson home early this year were straight out of his beloved crime dramas and horror movies — a terrifying 20 minutes that, ultimately, ended up with the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:51 PM
The Baltimore County Commission for Women will host a collection of purses in Towson this month as part of a campaign to benefit victims of human trafficking.
As part of the Power of the Purse campaign, new or gently used purses may be dropped off...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 11:13 AM
The U.S. Attorney's Office is reporting that a Cockeysville man, Leo Aragon Evans, 56, pleaded guilty on Friday, March 9, to producing and possessing child pornography.
The plea was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Rod Rosenstein,...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Nearly two dozen alleged members of a prison gang that started in Maryland and spread across the country have been indicted on federal racketeering charges, including accusations of murder for hire, armed robbery and drug running, officials announced...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:04 PM
At Tavon Davis' direction, federal prosecutors say, Isiah Callaway for two years helped orchestrate a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from banks.
So when the 19-year-old got busted, Davis found Callaway a lawyer, who prosecutors allege...