| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:45 PM
State judiciary administrators have asked the state's top court to throw out a landmark ruling that poor defendants have a constitutional right to public defenders at their first bail hearings.
The request came this week as lawmakers attempt to respond...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Harford County Sheriff's Office officials are investigating how an inmate was accidentally released from the Harford County Detention Center on Valentine's Day.
Rodney Wanzer, 48, of Havre de Grace, was released by accident last Friday, Edward Hopkins,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Christian Rojas has a plan.
The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:51 AM
An Aberdeen man, who appeared in District Court for a bail review Monday on Harford County theft charges, is also wanted as a fugitive from Illinois, court officials said.
Kendall Echols, 19, appeared before District Court Judge Victor K. Butanis via...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:17 PM
A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault in connection with an incident near Aberdeen late Thursday night that involved shots being fired, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.
Anthony Tyrone Lucas, 28, who has no fixed...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:20 PM
A Bel Air man facing theft charges in two Maryland counties and in Pennsylvania was freed from jail Friday after a prosecutor couldn't convince a judge to hold him as a fugitive and flight risk.
Harford County District Court Judge Mimi Cooper said she...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:50 PM
A 29-year-old man in custody on a charge of attempted robbery died in a nearby hospital after suffering a medical problem in a Baltimore courtroom Wednesday, the state corrections department confirmed.
Medics took Ronnie A. Adams Jr. to Mercy Medical...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
After Gregg Thomas pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing a teenager, a Baltimore judge ordered him to serve 15 years in prison. He was out in less than 10, and by last week he had been charged in the shooting ambush of off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection.
Landau's capture at the Baltimore institution sparked a multistate investigation that ended in his conviction for stealing 10,000...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A federal judge ordered a former corrections officer behind bars for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore jail at the behest of the Black Guerrilla Family — the first sentence in a case that revealed the gang's takeover of the facility.