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  • Courtney Upshaw's challenges in childhood have made him grateful for his opportunities

    Courtney Upshaw's challenges in childhood have made him grateful for his opportunities
    Courtney Upshaw once lived in a house with no electricity or running water. He slept some nights on a worn couch that barely contained his growing frame. He arrived at the University of Alabama with little more than the clothes he was wearing. April 26,...
  • Columbia man to serve 55 years in killing of bondswoman

    Columbia man to serve 55 years in killing of bondswoman
    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 ...
  • Hearing set on plan for $53M detention center for girls in Carroll

    Hearing set on plan for $53M detention center for girls in Carroll
    The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services will host a public hearing Friday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. regarding the plan to place a new $53 million, 48-bed detention center for girls at 7960 Henryton Road, Marriottsville. The meetings will take...
  • Carroll commemorates POW/MIA recognition day

    Carroll commemorates POW/MIA recognition day
    Leonard Kirk, a German prisoner of war for more than seven months during World War II, knows all too well that freedom isn't free. "Many of us have sacrificed. Some of us came home without limbs and some of us returned with the horrors of war etched...
  • Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal

    Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal
    A corrections officer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to smuggling drugs into the Baltimore City Detention Center for members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Adrena Rice, 25, could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years for "frequently"...
  • After wrongful conviction, second man to be tried in murder

    After wrongful conviction, second man to be tried in murder
    State and federal prosecutors have had two explanations for how Robert Long ended up dead. In the first, he was killed over a dispute with a drug dealer. In the second, he was killed because he agreed to testify against one of his co-conspirators in a...
  • Democratic candidates promise union jobs

    Democratic candidates promise union jobs
    Three Democratic candidates for governor made their pitches to an influential labor group Monday, each promising to step up efforts to create high-paying union jobs in Maryland. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del....
  • Jury finds Abingdon man guilty of second degree murder in 2001 killing of fiancee

    A Harford County Circuit Court jury Tuesday found an Abingdon man guilty of second-degree murder in the 2001 shooting death of his fiancee. Elijah McNeil had received a new trial on his prior conviction of first-degree murder to which he had pleaded...
  • Supplier to Black Guerrilla Family in city jail pleads guilty

    Supplier to Black Guerrilla Family in city jail pleads guilty
    A woman who supplied Black Guerrilla Family gang members with drugs to sell at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty Wednesday to a conspiracy charge in federal court. Tyesha Mayo, 30, obtained marijuana and prescription pills and handed them off to...
  • Court restores right to public defenders at bail hearings

    Court restores right to public defenders at bail hearings
    Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday that poor suspects should have access to counsel at all bail hearings, overturning the General Assembly's attempt to spare already-stretched public defenders from attending hundreds of thousands of proceedings each...
  • Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says

    Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley clashed publicly Wednesday over how to drive down crime in Baltimore, stoking a widening political debate after a violent summer in Maryland's largest city. The mayor flatly rejected the governor's...
  • Family mourns woman killed in crash after attempted police stop

    Family mourns woman killed in crash after attempted police stop
    The woman killed in a North Baltimore crash with a car being followed by police was on her way to the home of her pregnant daughter, who gave birth to a girl later that day, her family said. Angel Chiwengo, 46, of Reisterstown was among three people...