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  • State public safety and corrections secretary stepping down

    State public safety and corrections secretary stepping down
    State corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard announced Tuesday that he will step down, saying his department had "stabilized" the Baltimore jail in the wake of a gang corruption scandal there. Maynard, who moved his offices into the Baltimore City...
  • Notoriously violent Maryland House of Correction comes down

    Notoriously violent Maryland House of Correction comes down
    The long arm of a crane towered above the old brick structure, a wrecking ball dangling below from a cable. A crowd of about 100 looked on, counting down. A machinery operator pulled a lever and the ball fell with a crash, signaling the end of a long,...
  • Lawmakers call for replacement of Baltimore jail

    Lawmakers call for replacement of Baltimore jail
    A state legislative commission endorsed a half-billion dollar plan on Wednesday to knock down the troubled Baltimore jail and rebuild it, lending new weight to a longstanding idea that languished for years as the Civil War-era facility continued to age....
  • Between Obamacare and BGF, a rough year for O'Malley

    Between Obamacare and BGF, a rough year for O'Malley
    A couple of weeks ago, before he went on a nine-day trip to Brazil and El Salvador, Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged that major glitches in Maryland's health insurance exchange would be fixed by mid-December. Well, the governor has returned from the...
  • Fixing the jail [Editorial]

    Fixing the jail  [Editorial]
    The report this week by a legislative panel on the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center paints a picture of an institution in deep crisis, and it offers a list of common-sense suggestions for how to clean up the mess that need to be taken seriously....
  • John H. Brown

    John H. Brown
    John H. Brown, who headed the Baltimore Police Department's mounted patrol for more than a decade and later became Carroll County sheriff, died Jan. 11 of heart failure at his Uniontown home. He was 85. "He was fair, a gentleman, as were his deputies,"...
  • Harford sheriff's deputy accused of firing gun now charged with assault

    A Harford County sheriff's deputy, previously charged with reckless endangerment from an altercation in which he discharged his service weapon during an April traffic stop, was indicted last week on two assault charges. A grand jury on July 2 indicted...
  • Balto. Co. firefighter sentenced to prison for abusing boys

    Balto. Co. firefighter sentenced to prison for abusing boys
    A former Baltimore County firefighter from Owings Mills was sentenced in federal court to 16 years in prison late Thursday for recording his sexual abuse of two boys and soliciting and storing images of several others, according to Maryland U.S....
  • Man to serve 10 years in Columbia armed robbery

    Man to serve 10 years in Columbia armed robbery
    A 20-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 10 years in prison this week for acting as the gunman in an armed robbery of a convenience store at a Columbia Exxon station store earlier this year.  Stanley Colby Berry,  of the 5300 block of Woodland Road,...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' offers complex look at LGBT women

    'Orange Is the New Black' offers complex look at LGBT women
    "This isn't 'Oz'," a prison counselor says to Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling) early in the first episode of "Orange Is the New Black." The words are meant to reassure the heroine of Netflix's latest original series, a blond yuppie serving...
  • Local boxer Gervonta Davis says he's fighting 'to bring happiness back to Baltimore'

    Local boxer Gervonta Davis says he's fighting 'to bring happiness back to Baltimore'
    Gervonta Davis knows why the arrangement of balloons is tied to the light pole on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Mosher St. They're birthday balloons, commemorating a 21st birthday that never happened. "I know that dude. Me and him, we were...
  • Man who died in Baltimore police custody identified

    Man who died in Baltimore police custody identified
    The man who died in police custody Thursday night during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore was identified as a 44-year-old who was on parole and was once sentenced to two years in prison for resisting arrest. Police said Tyrone West suffered "medical...