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  • Despite fugitive warrant, Bel Air man freed from jail after judge reinstates his bond

    Despite fugitive warrant, Bel Air man freed from jail after judge reinstates his bond
    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...
  • Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market

    Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market
    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. "Bukes and...
  • Defendant dies after suffering medical problems in court

    Defendant dies after suffering medical problems in court
    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...
  • 'Pretty Little Liars' recap, The Guilty Girl's Handbook

    'Pretty Little Liars' recap, The Guilty Girl's Handbook
    “You can help me by thinking about your future.” Since the car mysteriously crashed into their house, Emily and her mom are staying in a motel. Emily reassures her mother that she can help out in any way that she possibly can, but Mrs....
  • 'True Blood' recap, 'Life Matters'

    'True Blood' recap, 'Life Matters'
    Excepting the opening scene, "Life Matters" consisted of exactly two plot lines: The resolution of Billith's vision of the vampires meeting the sun and the vampires' subsequent takeover of vamp camp, and Terry Bellefleur's funeral. This pared-down...
  • Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects

    Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects
    Federal authorities have charged 14 more corrections officers with corruption at the Baltimore jail, adding new breadth to allegations that the Black Guerrilla Family essentially took over the downtown detention center. The officers were among 19...
  • Baltimore resident convicted in financial fraud schemes

    Baltimore resident convicted in financial fraud schemes
    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....
  • Old Carroll jail lands new tenant

    Old Carroll jail lands new tenant
    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...
  • Family outraged at not being notified of killer's release

    Family outraged at not being notified of killer's release
    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...
  • A widening ring of corruption [Editorial]

    A widening ring of corruption  [Editorial]
    The federal indictments handed down last week against 14 more corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center in a massive jail scandal reinforce questions about whether officials have yet done enough to root out corruption at the facility....
  • Charged with killing his fiancee, Baltimore police officer dies in apparent suicide in jail

    Charged with killing his fiancee, Baltimore police officer dies in apparent suicide in jail
    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...
  • Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates

    Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates
    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...