| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:46 AM
The University of Maryland police trainee critically injured after being shot during a training exercise with Baltimore Police in February has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the city and Baltimore County.
The lawsuit claims that Officer...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 7:12 AM
He's come out on top in six contested elections as a Democrat in an increasingly conservative county, and has withstood criticism that he's both too soft and too tough, appeased minorities and disappointed minorities, said too little and said too much....
| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:39 PM
The 1994 Violence Against Women Act has done tremendous good in stepping up prosecution of domestic violence, aiding victims and increasing awareness of a too-often silent threat to our society. But the act was allowed to lapse in 2011 amid partisan...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:22 PM
A judge found Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold guilty Tuesday of two counts of misconduct for using public employees to perform political and personal tasks, and he was suspended from office while the County Council made plans to force him...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Those who criticize the John Leopold case — that it was "too much squeeze for too little juice," a waste of taxpayer money — should read the 40-page memorandum by Dennis M. Sweeney, the judge who presided over the Anne Arundel County...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Two men were sentenced to 10 years in prison this week as federal prosecutors seek to close the books on a large illegal drug ring they say operated out of Latrobe Homes in East Baltimore.
Judges sentenced Raymond Williams, 36, on Thursday, and Melvin...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With all due respect to bail bondsmen who play a necessary role in the criminal justice system, the case pending before the Maryland Court of Appeals involving illegal immigrants and whether bondsmen should be liable for illegal immigrant defendants who...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Judge Alfred Nance issued a 27-point list of directives for media as the trial of Michael Maurice Johnson, accused of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, got underway Tuesday morning.
Here's how the court order appeared taped outside the courtroom...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Baltimore prosecutors said Friday that a sexually charged video depicting teenager Phylicia Barnes and the man accused of killing her shows a turning point in the relationship that ultimately led to her death.
Assistant State's Attorney Lisa Goldberg...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A city judge cleared the way Monday for new trials of two men accused of slashing the throats of three children in a grisly triple murder nine years ago, settling a slew of legal disputes over years-old testimony and forensic evidence.
A March 11 trial...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In two courts, half a country apart, judges last month grappled with the reliability of testimony and forensic hair evidence analysis that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents provided in criminal trials decades ago. John Norman Huffington, imprisoned...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
An Anne Arundel County woman has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against more than 180 defendants who she says circulated or watched child pornography showing her two young children being molested by their father and another person.
In the lawsuit...