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  • Ex-offenders less likely to return to prison, Maryland officials say

    Ex-offenders less likely to return to prison, Maryland officials say
    The percentage of Maryland ex-offenders likely to return to prison within three years of release has fallen by double digits since 2000, state prison officials reported Monday. Secretary Gary D. Maynard, the top official at the Department of Public...
  • Ex-convicts finding a roadmap to lasting freedom

    Ex-convicts finding a roadmap to lasting freedom
    Clifton Johnson wipes down his used Lexus once a day with a carefully folded white towel. A mango-scented air freshener hangs from the rearview mirror. The car's polished wood paneling gleams from the rays shining through the sun roof. The car has...
  • Harford estimates board approves BGE work related to new 911 Center

    Members of the Harford County Board of Estimates have approved a $84,487 contract with Baltimore Gas & Electric to cover the county's portion of the costs of building electric infrastructure for the new 911 Center being built north of Bel Air. The...
  • Murder suspect accused of threatening prosecutors' lives

    Murder suspect accused of threatening prosecutors' lives
    Awaiting trial on charges that he and his crew arranged seven shootings to avenge the death of a family member, Robert G. Moore plotted from prison to kill two Baltimore prosecutors working to keep him behind bars for life, according to court arguments...
  • Feds seek to seize boat, expensive cars in heroin case

    Feds seek to seize boat, expensive cars in heroin case
    Federal prosecutors are moving to seize a boat and exotic cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in a heroin case with targets that include a man convicted in the case that put the Black Guerrilla Family gang on the Baltimore map. Authorities are...
  • ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot

    ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot
    A new poll commissioned in part by the American Civil Liberties Union found growing support in Maryland for both decriminalizing marijuana and legalizing it outright. Two-thirds of residents surveyed supported eliminating jail time for marijuana...
  • O'Malley is wrong: More arrests mean more crime

    O'Malley is wrong: More arrests mean more crime
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has recently made the case for beefing up law enforcement to battle this year's rise in crime, including in an op-ed in The Sun. "So long as levels of enforcement continue to decline," he argued, "shootings and homicides will continue...
  • Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center

    Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center
    A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said. Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
  • Bel Air teen charged with attempted murder after fight

    Bel Air teen charged with attempted murder after fight
    A Bel Air teen is facing life in prison and is being held on $2 million bail after being charged with attempted murder and other crimes for allegedly cutting a man during a fight early Saturday morning in Bel Air. The details of the incident are unclear,...
  • Morales guilty in federal murder-for-hire case

    Morales guilty in federal murder-for-hire case
    A federal jury in Greenbelt convicted a Baltimore contractor on Wednesday of ordering the killing of a witness against him in a series of theft cases, rendering a swift verdict after a man wrongfully convicted of the death was cleared. Prosecutors said...
  • Two corrections officers plead guilty in BGF case

    Two corrections officers plead guilty in BGF case
    Two corrections officers at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty this week to their part in a Black Guerrilla Family gang smuggling scheme, as remaining defendants in the case filed motions seeking to have evidence against them thrown out. Jasmine...
  • No. 2 in BGF at city jail pleads guilty in smuggling ring

    No. 2 in BGF at city jail pleads guilty in smuggling ring
    The second-in-command in the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty Thursday to his part in a drug smuggling operation, just hours after a corrections officer with whom he was sexually involved also admitted her role in court....