| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:53 AM
An Edgewood woman who teaches elementary school in Baltimore turned herself in on charges of arson stemming from a 2012 fire, the Office of the State Fire Marshal's Office said Wednesday.
Loretta Joyce Cunningham, 49, of the 1300 block of East Spring...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last week President Barack Obama issued a challenge to Congress to take care of some urgent unfinished business. The president used his executive powers to commute the sentences of eight people sentenced to long prison terms imposed under mandatory...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The fourth Columbia teen convicted in the assault and attempted armed robbery of a Columbia cab driver in March was sentenced to nine months in prison Friday, according to State's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.
Woody Rousseau, 18, of the 6500 block of...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:19 PM
A Zimbabwe native living in Baltimore was convicted Thursday on charges related to several different fraud schemes in which he was accused of bilking credit unions and the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Department of Justice....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:40 AM
The Board of Carroll County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to allow the Sheriff's Office to move some of its administrative offices into the old jail building on North Court Street in Westminster.
Commissioner Robin Frazier abstained from...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Harry Yuspa had many relatives in the Baltimore area — some have lived at the same addresses for 40 years. Yet prosecutors said they couldn't find any to let them know the man convicted of killing Yuspa would soon be released.
That meant none of...
| 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 5, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler pushed a novel solution Monday for closing what he called the "revolving door" of ex-offenders returning to prisons.
Give inmates tablet computers.
As Gansler envisions it, the proposal would help offenders...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A correctional officer was stabbed by an inmate Monday at a Western Maryland prison that has faced a recent spike in inmate-on-guard violence, state correctional officials said.
State corrections officials said that the guard, a four-year-veteran at...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Anne Arundel County Councilman Peter Smith resigned Monday night, allowing his ousted predecessor, Daryl Jones, to return to office after a court ruling determined his removal had been improper.
"I do this for the sake of the institution and my whole-...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Corrections officer Katera Stevenson, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a racketeering charge, admitting her part in a Black Guerrilla Family gang network that smuggled drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore jail.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Two years after a bail bondswoman was shot to death outside a Columbia apartment complex, the man she had arranged to collect money from the day she died was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the killing, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne ...