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  • Feds seek to seize boat, expensive cars in heroin case

    Feds seek to seize boat, expensive cars in heroin case
    Federal prosecutors are moving to seize a boat and exotic cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in a heroin case with targets that include a man convicted in the case that put the Black Guerrilla Family gang on the Baltimore map. Authorities are...
  • ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot

    ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot
    A new poll commissioned in part by the American Civil Liberties Union found growing support in Maryland for both decriminalizing marijuana and legalizing it outright. Two-thirds of residents surveyed supported eliminating jail time for marijuana...
  • O'Malley is wrong: More arrests mean more crime

    O'Malley is wrong: More arrests mean more crime
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has recently made the case for beefing up law enforcement to battle this year's rise in crime, including in an op-ed in The Sun. "So long as levels of enforcement continue to decline," he argued, "shootings and homicides will continue...
  • Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center

    Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center
    A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said. Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
  • Feds working to bring jail smuggling suspect home from Afghanistan

    Feds working to bring jail smuggling suspect home from Afghanistan
    As FBI agents investigating the Black Guerrilla Family gang closed in on a new round of suspects in the Baltimore jail corruption case this fall, one of their targets packed his bags and left the country. Derrick Jones, a corrections department K-9...
  • City prosecutors lose three trials with accused rapist on stand

    City prosecutors lose three trials with accused rapist on stand
    Nelson Bernard Clifford has been tried in three separate rape cases in recent years. Each time, he was linked through DNA to the scene and his accuser said she had been bound, blindfolded and attacked. And each time, the 35-year-old was acquitted...
  • For 2001 Ravens, Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life

    For 2001 Ravens, Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life
    Tony Siragusa isn't the prettiest of men. The former Baltimore Raven played the thankless role of a 6-foot-3, 330-pound steel drum, crashing the line over and over, so teammates could sack the quarterback — and reap the glory. But "Goose" was a...
  • 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,...
  • 'Walking Dead' mid-season finale recap, 'Made to Suffer'

    'Walking Dead' mid-season finale recap, 'Made to Suffer'
    Well THAT wasn't how the Dixon brothers reunion was supposed to go down! For a second, right after the Governor accused Merle of being a traitor in Sunday night's episode, I was very scared that ol' Merle was going to get killed off right then and...
  • Police chase lead on Vi Ripken kidnapping to dead end

    Police chase lead on Vi Ripken kidnapping to dead end
    Detectives in Aberdeen received a tip they hoped would be their big break: A prisoner seeking leniency said he knew the man who abducted the mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. But nearly nine months after the bizarre kidnapping, no suspect has been...
  • 'Dexter' recap, episode 5, 'Swim Deep'

    'Dexter' recap, episode 5, 'Swim Deep'
    "I'll face the depths by myself."  Dexter is once again alone, if you don't count the Dark Passenger. After Deb spends the entire episode protecting Dexter in several cases from her fellow police officers, she realizes she cannot continue to be a part of...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 305: 'Say the Word'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 305: 'Say the Word'
    The most disturbing occurrence of this week's episode of The Walking Dead had to be when Rick — still grieving the death of his estranged wife, Lori — finds the room of the prison where she recently gave birth to their baby via fatal C-...