| Aug 16, 2011
| 2:47 PM
We all knew this was coming. The 2010 Census revealed that Baltimore continued to lose population over the past 10 years — albeit at a slower pace than in previous decades — and with Maryland's decennial redistricting process under way, it...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 5:47 PM
Baltimore's police commissioner struck a defiant tone during a radio appearance Tuesday evening and defended his department amid a series of high-profile cases that have cast a pall on the integrity of the 3,100-member force.
Answering questions on the...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 5:53 PM
The Black Hole Rock Club in Dundalk is closed, for now. The manager was arrested and charged with selling drugs to customers. Inspectors condemned the barnlike structure and slapped notices on all the doors: "This building is unsafe."
| Aug 17, 2011
| 2:06 PM
In sentencing former Baltimore City police Officer Gahiji A. Tshamba to 15 years in prison Tuesday for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside a Mount Vernon nightclub last year, Circuit Judge Edward R.K. Hargadon sent a powerful message: that no...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:24 PM
It's after 1:30 a.m. on a recent Friday night, and Baltimore's juvenile curfew center is buzzing. One by one or together in groups, children who are out beyond the midnight weekend curfew are being brought in by police. In a side room where records are...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 2:57 PM
A majority of Baltimore's most engaged Democrats approve of how Sheila Dixon handled her job as mayor.
But they're not keen for a comeback.
Dixon, who is barred from running for office this year as part of a plea deal to settle corruption charges, has...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Baltimore city homicide investigators say their cases are being "stalled and hindered" by prosecutors not giving the go-ahead to arrest murder suspects, according to a memo sent to top commanders.
The memo, compiled by the homicide unit's acting...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:56 PM
An FBI subcommittee made recommendations Tuesday at a meeting in Baltimore to create a new federal definition of rape, moving the agency a step closer to updating the way it counts sex crimes for the first time in more than 80 years.
The new definition...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:00 PM
The recent changes in the Baltimore City Police Department's homicide unit have left me shaking my head in wonderment ("Baltimore Police name new homicide commander," Oct. 14).
Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III told The Sun last summer...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 1:15 PM
There is no doubt John Wagner, the man convicted of murdering Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn in Baltimore last year, shouldn't have been on the streets that day. Mr. Wagner had a long history of violent crimes and should already have been...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:03 PM
A 52-year-old man died after being shot during a robbery at a carryout restaurant in Better Waverly on Monday night, renewing concerns in the community about the crime connected to the beleaguered business.
The Yau Brothers carryout, in the 2900 block of...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:58 PM
An independent commission reviewing January's fatal police shooting outside the Select Lounge found that supervisors failed to take control of a chaotic scene, with Officer William H. Torbit Jr. making a series of missteps that exacerbated the situation...