| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In the past month, I anxiously awaited the outcomes of several important civil rights and criminal justice court decisions. But the case that triggered the strongest and most varied emotions was the criminal trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman, who...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:06 PM
UPDATE, 5:06 PM: In an email, a police spokesman said the agency was reversing course and would continue to post tweets about every reported shooting in the city. A full update will follow.
The Baltimore Police Department says it will scale back its use...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:37 PM
The Baltimore Police Department reversed course Monday on a shift away from using its popular Twitter page to notify the public about shooting incidents, after news that "criminal-on-criminal" violence wouldn't always be disseminated brought an outcry...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday depicted the defendant in a complicated murder-for-hire case as an arch-schemer who had a witness against him killed and then sought ways to benefit from the killing years down the line.
But attorneys for Jose Morales,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Baltimore police say a high-priority suspect wanted in connection with an attack on his child's mother was captured Thursday morning in Virginia Beach, Va.
Christopher Troy Goode faces charges of attempted murder for a Sept. 12 attack on a woman in South...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:23 AM
A man was shot and killed on Baltimore's Howard Park neighborhood early Friday morning, breaking a streak of more than 10 days without a homicide in the city.
Officers discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest when they responded to...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:14 PM
David Berdan, a 32-year-old science teacher and cross country coach at Garrison Forest, won Saturday's Baltimore Marathon, becoming the first local champion in the 13 years of the Baltimore Running Festival.
The Owings Mills resident finished in 2:30:...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:20 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Baltimore police officer James Smith hanged himself while in his cell awaiting trial in the murder of his fiancee, an autopsy concluded on Tuesday.
The office of the chief medical examiner said the cause and manner of death was suicide by hanging, said...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region.
Though the suspicious objects turned out to be...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
— In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Richard A. "Dick" Simmons, a retired Baltimore police officer who was a founder and first president of the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, died Tuesday of complications from an aneurysm at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He...