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  • 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....
  • City prosecutors lose three trials with accused rapist on stand

    City prosecutors lose three trials with accused rapist on stand
    Nelson Bernard Clifford has been tried in three separate rape cases in recent years. Each time, he was linked through DNA to the scene and his accuser said she had been bound, blindfolded and attacked. And each time, the 35-year-old was acquitted...
  • 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...
  • Inmate suspected in death of fellow Western Md. prisoner

    Inmate suspected in death of fellow Western Md. prisoner
    An inmate at the Western Correctional Institution died after being found unconscious in his cell late Friday, and a second prisoner is being blamed for his death in the latest episode of violence within Maryland's prison system, state police said...