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  • Baltimore jail security chief steps down after brief tenure

    Baltimore jail security chief steps down after brief tenure
    The head of security at the Baltimore City Detention Center has resigned, officials said Tuesday, a move that again leaves an important leadership job at the troubled facility vacant. Eric C. Brown started at the jail in September to help clean up...
  • Bail reform proposals could hurt poor defendants, state argues

    Bail reform proposals could hurt poor defendants, state argues
    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...
  • Harford County jail inmate captured after accidental release

    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,...
  • Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say

    Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say
    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...
  • After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans

    After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans
    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...
  • Illinois fugitive from Aberdeen held on Harford charges

    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...
  • Man arrested after shooting incident near Aberdeen Thursday night

    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...
  • 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...
  • July 2013: Parades, fireworks, a Farm Fair carnival and a twister

    July 2013: Parades, fireworks, a Farm Fair carnival and a twister
    An Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity asked the Kiwanis Club to call off the annual turtle derby to be held as a part of the Fourth of July celebration in Bel Air. The issue was raised because of an increase in ranaviruses among amphibians in...
  • Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society

    Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society
    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...