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  • Inmate found incompetent for trial in guard's death

    Inmate found incompetent for trial in guard's death
    A convicted murderer accused of killing a state prison guard in Jessup seven years ago has, for a second time, been found mentally incompetent to stand trial after a hearing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Doctors for the state who evaluated Lamarr...
  • Brave new world taking shape on Colonial Players' stage

    Brave new world taking shape on Colonial Players' stage
    As Colonial Players Inc. opens its 65th season, the all-volunteer Annapolis-based theater group is planning a season that celebrates the past and seems to foretell a bright future. The Players' humble beginning was launched when a group of Annapolitans,...
  • Police make arrest in connection with officer's killing in raid

    Police make arrest in connection with officer's killing in raid
    Baltimore County Officer Jason Schneider was trying to subdue a teen attempting to flee when a man came up behind him and opened fire during a predawn Catonsville raid, according to court documents filed Thursday. As he collapsed with fatal injuries,...
  • Prison education benefits everyone

    Prison education benefits everyone
    Trayvon Martin's tragic death has rekindled pervasive concerns about race in the United States. It has stimulated discussion of disturbing social trends, including the profiling of black and Latino men and racial bias in law, policing and the courts. As...
  • Another convicted Harford murderer granted a new trial

    Another convicted Harford murderer granted a new trial
    An Edgewood man, convicted in 1980 of the execution style murder of a shopkeeper during a robbery, has been granted a new trial under a controversial ruling that has vacated scores of old murder convictions around the state. Retired Harford Circuit...
  • Concerns about 'spice' reach into Harford courts, jail

    Inmates at the Harford County Detention Center can be tested for synthetic marijuana and similar drugs, which have come to the fore in Harford County in recent weeks, although it is not clear how precisely. During an Aug. 9 bail review hearing for a 24-...
  • Perryville man, Aberdeen woman held on armed robbery charges

    A Perryville man and an Aberdeen woman are being held in the Harford County Detention Center on armed robbery and related charges. London A. Anderson, 23, of the 300 block of Beacon Point Drive in Perryville, and Myulika L. Brooks, 20, of the first...
  • Court affirms police decision to fire officer married to gang member

    Court affirms police decision to fire officer married to gang member
    Baltimore police do not have to reinstate an officer who was fired after the department discovered she was married to an incarcerated Dead Man Inc. gang member, an appeals court has ruled. The Court of Special Appeals on Tuesday upheld a decision by...
  • Parkville woman sentenced for role in child pornography

    Parkville woman sentenced for role in child pornography
    A Parkville woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to produce child pornography involving a 15-year-old girl. In addition to the jail time, Margaret Ellen Jones, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar to 15...
  • Second jail break try is foiled [History Matters]

    Toe-ing the line Uncovering history means research, but for this particular column it also involves a big toe. Past copies of county newspapers, from which information for this column are taken, are stored on hundreds of rolls of microfilm neatly...
  • Woman charged with killing grandson mistakenly released from jail, surrenders

    Woman charged with killing grandson mistakenly released from jail, surrenders
    A woman charged last month with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring another grandchild by rubbing methadone on their gums was mistakenly released from the Baltimore jail last week. Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Baltimore State's Attorney's...
  • Looking back to when Laurel welcomed home first Southeast Asia POW

    Looking back to when Laurel welcomed home first Southeast Asia POW
    The specially modified, intelligence-gathering C-47 plane lifted off from Vientiane, the capital of Laos, March 23, 1961, and headed north toward Xieng Khouangville, a Communist-held area. The experienced Air Force crew was accompanied by Army Maj....