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  • O'Malley unveils $39 billion budget with no new taxes

    Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed a $39 billion state budget Wednesday that puts more money toward education, prisons and the environment, but calls for no new fees or taxes. "This budget should be an articulation of who we are and what's important to us,"...
  • 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,"...
  • 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,...
  • Richardson family home to be sold at auction

    Richardson family home to be sold at auction
    The Bel Air home where a teenage boy shot and killed his father two years ago, after years of alleged abuse by the father, is to be sold at auction next week. The auction is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the former home of the Richardson...
  • Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement

    Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement
    An undocumented immigrant arrested in Prince George's County will spend 48 extra hours in jail at the request of immigration agents — regardless of the charge or the person's past criminal record. But the standard is different just across the line...
  • Judge hears plea to reinstate Arundel councilman ousted after tax charges

    Judge hears plea to reinstate Arundel councilman ousted after tax charges
    The attorney for ousted Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl D. Jones said Monday her client made a mistake in failing to file tax returns for several years, but she said that after serving his time, Jones is "fit to be a lawyer and he is fit to be a...
  • Sonja Sohn: Maryland needs a fundamental approach to criminal justice reform

    Sonja Sohn: Maryland needs a fundamental approach to criminal justice reform
    In a summer filled with stories of jailhouse corruption and deadly violence afflicting our city, many of us in the advocacy community are asking which candidate for governor will show the strongest commitment to meaningful criminal and juvenile justice...
  • Port Deposit man gets 12 years for possessing child porn

    A 31-year-old Port Deposit man was sentenced last week to 12 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Michael Dean Ragan Jr.'s prison term will be followed by 35 years of supervised release and he will be required to register as a sex...
  • Annapolis police kill man after woman is fatally stabbed in domestic incident

    Annapolis police kill man after woman is fatally stabbed in domestic incident
    "He sends me text messages saying he is going to kill me," Ronnesha Simms wrote in a police document last summer of her ex-boyfriend, William Ranaldo Brown Jr. "I'm afraid for my life." Little more than a year later, Brown took Simms' life early...
  • Court rules Arundel councilman's removal invalid

    Court rules Arundel councilman's removal invalid
    A judge in Anne Arundel County ruled Friday in the case of a county councilman who was ousted when he went to federal prison, but disagreement remained over whether the ruling allowed Daryl Jones to return to his seat. Retired Judge Arthur Ahalt, who was...
  • Nine indicted in West Baltimore drug conspiracy case

    Nine indicted in West Baltimore drug conspiracy case
    Hoping to tamp down crime in a particularly troubled section of West Baltimore, city police and prosecutors have announced the indictment on drug conspiracy charges of nine people who they say have been terrorizing the neighborhood. Though the charges do...
  • Alleged criminals released from jail due to paperwork mishaps

    Alleged criminals released from jail due to paperwork mishaps
    Jeffrey Bryant should have been in a Baltimore jail on the night he came to the door of Ronald Reives' apartment. Instead, police say, Bryant and two other men attacked Reives — one of them stabbing him in the back and puncturing his lung. Because...