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  • J. Paul Gahagan, disability analyst

    J. Paul Gahagan, disability analyst
    J. Paul Gahagan, a retired Social Security Administration disability analyst and an accomplished woodworker, died Sunday at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville of complications from an infection. He was 87. James Paul Gahagan — he never used...
  • Baltimore Police crime lab director leaves post

    Baltimore Police crime lab director leaves post
    The crime laboratory director for the Baltimore Police Department has left the agency, taking the same position with the Montgomery County Police Department, police there confirmed. Dr. Francis Chiafari had held led the city police crime lab since 2009,...
  • The city's problem isn't guns, it's gangs [Letter]

    The city's problem isn't guns, it's gangs [Letter]
    While I agree with letter writer Pat Ranney that Baltimore has a serious gun violence problem, she is incorrectly placing blame on an inanimate object. Guns don't pull the trigger, people do ("Baltimore's violence won't end until we stand up to the gun...
  • Baltimore police filming of protesters raises questions

    Baltimore police filming of protesters raises questions
    As hundreds walked through Baltimore on Thursday to protest a police shooting in Missouri, uniformed officers were recording their every move. The decision by the Baltimore Police Department to record the march raised questions about how the tapes would...
  • Investigative file raises new questions about Baltimore crash that killed three

    Investigative file raises new questions about Baltimore crash that killed three
    Andrew Baker Jr. and Angel Chiwengo were holding hands and listening to soft music on the radio as he drove her home from the Pikesville Doubletree Hilton where they worked. As they headed east on Northern Parkway and passed through the York Road...
  • Arrest, minor injuries, but no major incidents at Moonrise Music Festival

    Arrest, minor injuries, but no major incidents at Moonrise Music Festival
    The second and final day of the first Moonrise Festival, the electronic dance music event that attracted thousands to Pimlico Race Course over the weekend, appeared to be running smoothly Sunday evening, city officials said. At 9 p.m., a Baltimore...
  • Independent review faults city police in Tyrone West case

    Independent review faults city police in Tyrone West case
    An independent panel created to review last year's in-custody death of Tyrone West determined that Baltimore police officers did not use excessive force but made tactical errors that "potentially aggravated the situation" and did not follow basic...
  • Baltimore Police officer to plead guilty in puppy killing

    Baltimore Police officer to plead guilty in puppy killing
    A Baltimore police officer will plead guilty to a felony animal cruelty charge after he fatally beat and choked his girlfriend's Jack Russell terrier, his attorney said Tuesday. Alec Eugene Taylor, 28, a five year veteran of the department was charged in...
  • Baltimore police officer charged with assault

    Baltimore police officer charged with assault
    A Baltimore police officer was charged with second-degree assault after prosecutors say he struck a 14-year-old boy who was already apprehended. Baltimore prosecutors charged Baltimore police 14-year veteran Serge Antonin on Tuesday. He is scheduled...
  • Under Armour hires former Baltimore police chief as head of security

    Under Armour hires former Baltimore police chief as head of security
    Baltimore athletic apparel company Under Armour Inc. has added some more muscle to its brand, hiring the former head of the Baltimore Police Department as its first chief security officer. Former commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, who retired from...
  • Former Bel Air resident sentenced for child porn possession

    Former Bel Air resident sentenced for child porn possession
    A former Bel Air resident was sentenced last week to five years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to a federal charge of distributing child pornography. U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Lori Fisher, 46, during a June 11 hearing in...
  • Baltimore police suspend another officer in dog killing

    Baltimore police suspend another officer in dog killing
    A second officer has been suspended as the Baltimore Police Department investigates a case in which a dog's throat was slit. Officer Thomas Schmidt, a 24-year veteran assigned to the Emergency Services unit, was placed on paid administrative leave after...