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  • Grandmother of child who died of methadone intoxication sentenced to 40 years

    Grandmother of child who died of methadone intoxication sentenced to 40 years
    A Baltimore woman received a 40-year prison sentence Monday in the death of her 1-year-old grandson and abuse of her granddaughter after a judge said she rubbed methadone onto the children's gums before she put them to bed and headed off to a party....
  • Perez draws attention for attorney general

    Perez draws attention for attorney general
    — Marylander Thomas E. Perez, who has served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor for a little more than a year, is now being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: successor to Attorney...
  • Officials call for tougher penalties for police brutality

    Officials call for tougher penalties for police brutality
    State and local politicians continued the call Monday for heightened scrutiny of Baltimore police officers who are the focus of brutality allegations, urging tougher penalties for offenders and greater disclosure of internal discipline. "Police...
  • Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality

    Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality
    Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent...
  • The Holder legacy [Editorial]

    The Holder legacy  [Editorial]
    Of all the offices in the federal government, the job of attorney general may be one of the toughest as well the most thankless. Eric H. Holder, who announced last week that he is stepping down as the nation's top law enforcement official six years...
  • Lawsuit brought by man convicted in 1987 killing can proceed

    Lawsuit brought by man convicted in 1987 killing can proceed
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a lawsuit brought against the Baltimore Police Department and three officers by a man who says he was wrongfully convicted of murder in a 1987 killing can proceed. James Owens was charged in the robbery,...
  • Harford, state settle suit with man involved in 2013 altercation with deputy

    Harford, state settle suit with man involved in 2013 altercation with deputy
    Harford County and the State of Maryland have agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Jarrettsville man who was injured during a 2013 high speed chase involving Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies. In his suit, filed April 8 in...
  • Prince George's Co. to limit holding immigrants for the feds

    Prince George's Co. to limit holding immigrants for the feds
    Prince George's County will become the state's second jurisdiction to stop honoring federal requests to hold illegal immigrants beyond their scheduled release unless agents can demonstrate it is likely that they have committed a crime, county officials...
  • Judge says no bail for second suspect in Sept. 16 Edgewood shooting

    Judge says no bail for second suspect in Sept. 16 Edgewood shooting
    The second of two men charged in connection with a shooting near an Edgewood playground on Sept. 16 was ordered held on no bail Friday following his arrest the previous day. Tyrell Reginald Hairston, 29, of the 100 block of North Payson Street in...
  • Judge limits Harford residents' access to Columbia Gas funds

    Judge limits Harford residents' access to Columbia Gas funds
    A federal judge ruled this week that owners of multiple Harford County properties — where portions of a 21-mile underground gas pipeline are being installed under an eminent domain claim — cannot fully access funds set aside by the gas company...
  • Glen Burnie bomb-maker sentenced to 46 months in prison

    Glen Burnie bomb-maker sentenced to 46 months in prison
    A Glen Burnie man who admitted to building bombs in his home was sentenced in federal court Thursday to nearly four years in prison. Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr., 28, wasn't the "next mad bomber," according to his attorney. Laura Robinson described Wheeler as...
  • Aberdeen man receives 12-year sentence for child porn possession, sexual abuse

    Aberdeen man receives 12-year sentence for child porn possession, sexual abuse
    A 21-year-old Aberdeen man was sentenced Sept. 18 to 12 years in prison for sexual abuse and possessing child pornography, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office. Marcus Smith will also spend 25 years under supervised probation upon his release...