| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:39 PM
When he became state's attorney two years ago, Gregg L. Bernstein created the Major Investigations Unit, pulling in elite prosecutors to go after violent repeat offenders using complex techniques.
In February, the unit took on a new case: a downtown...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Jury deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of a 21-year-old charged with gunning down a teen outside the Towson Town Center Mall just days before Christmas in 2011.
Prosecutors say Tyrone Chester Brown Jr., 21, of Baltimore shot and killed Rodney...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:06 PM
A Baltimore judge sentenced Policarpio Espinoza Perez to life in prison Monday for conspiring to murder his brother's two children and their young cousin nearly a decade ago in a killing described as the "most horrific" to ever come before the court.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Tavon White, the accused Baltimore jailhouse leader of the Black Guerrilla Family gang, pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he oversaw a corruption scheme that employed corrections officers to smuggle drugs, cellphones and other contraband...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"Make me wanna holler, way they do my life." -- Marvin Gaye, "Inner City Blues"
Karen Houppert has written a book of nightmares.
Ms. Houppert, a veteran reporter for, among others, The Washington Post and The New York Times, is the author of...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Months before a federal indictment detailed allegations of corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, the smuggling and sexual improprieties at the core of that case had already been outlined in an inmate's lawsuit.
Calvin Hemphill, in a...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
A Howard County couple is suing one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the state and a Columbia title company for more than $11 million, alleging that the firms had financial ties that violated federal law.
The case is a proposed class...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Maryland's top court could make it much more difficult for undocumented immigrants to secure bail bonds, in a case likely to resolve long-standing questions about whether bondsmen are on the hook when clients get deported before trial.
In a case...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:42 PM
A Baltimore jury found Michael Maurice Johnson guilty of second-degree murder in the 2010 death of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, agreeing with prosecutors that the last known person to see the North Carolina teen alive was also her killer.
| 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 28, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Accu-pay, a Bel Air payroll company, shut its doors Wednesday after a local business filed suit, claiming the company didn't pay withheld taxes to the IRS, and a judge quickly issued an order telling its owners refrain from destroying any documents or...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Harford County's top prosecutor said Wednesday that he does not have enough evidence to show that Alexander Kinyua is criminally responsible for killing a family friend and eating his organs last year.
A state psychiatric hospital previously found that...