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  • Parents of Ellicott City derailment victims speak out, say they blame CSX for deaths

    Parents of Ellicott City derailment victims speak out, say they blame CSX for deaths
    The parents of two young women killed in a 2012 coal train derailment in Ellicott City criticized CSX Transportation for the first time Tuesday — blaming the railroad for their daughters' deaths. "The families and our attorneys are determined to...
  • Baltimore native ran cross-country drug ring that brought heroin to city, authorities say

    Baltimore native ran cross-country drug ring that brought heroin to city, authorities say
    From a home base in Houston, federal authorities say, a Remington native has been directing a cross-country drug operation that shipped large quantities of heroin to Baltimore, New York, New Orleans and elsewhere. Fred Douglas Brooks III, 46, had...
  • Man charged in shootout with Howard Co. police officers argues self-defense

    Man charged in shootout with Howard Co. police officers argues self-defense
    The man accused of wounding a Howard County police officer in a daytime shootout along Route 1 in North Laurel last year said he was acting in self-defense, his lawyer told a Howard County jury Tuesday.  Stephon Prather, 30, is facing three counts each...
  • Former Howard Co. correctional officer pleads guilty to sex offense with inmate

    Former Howard Co. correctional officer pleads guilty to sex offense with inmate
    A former male correctional officer at the Howard County Detention Center pleaded guilty last week in Howard County Circuit Court to having sexual contact with a female inmate. Gregory Charles Kirk, 41, of Bridgeport Court in Owings Mills, pleaded guilty...
  • Former Maryland veterans official pleads guilty in claims scheme

    Former Maryland veterans official pleads guilty in claims scheme
    A former high-ranking Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs official pleaded guilty to extortion Monday in federal court after falsely claiming about $1.4 million in government benefits over a 16-year period. David Clark, a 67-year-old Hydes resident,...
  • Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care

    Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care
    The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile"...
  • Warning signs unnoticed at Maryland group home

    Warning signs unnoticed at Maryland group home
    When Maryland's government hires a company to provide around-the-clock nursing care to severely disabled foster children — arguably the state's most vulnerable residents — it requires the contractor to have its business affairs in order. But...
  • Detainees are human [Commentary]

    Detainees are human [Commentary]
    I have been locked up at Guantanamo Bay for 12 years, held without charge or trial. I've done nothing wrong; in 2009, I was unanimously cleared for release by six different branches of the U.S. government, including the FBI and the CIA. Yet here I am,...
  • Reisterstown man appeared to plot to kill Del. judge, authorities say

    Reisterstown man appeared to plot to kill Del. judge, authorities say
    The founder of an embattled Sparks-based insurance company appears to have been plotting to kill a Delaware judge overseeing the liquidation of his business, recording himself on a trip to scout out his targets and acquiring a cache of weapons, federal...
  • Deputies say they are understaffed, concerned about courthouse security

    Deputies say they are understaffed, concerned about courthouse security
    Deputy sheriffs at the Baltimore County circuit courthouse in Towson say their dwindling numbers and inability to hire new employees in the past four years has left them increasingly concerned about security. Union leaders say the small agency is...
  • DJ Stash, formerly of 98 Rock, receives jail sentence for probation violation

    DJ Stash, formerly of 98 Rock, receives jail sentence for probation violation
    A former 98 Rock disc jockey and Harford County resident must remain in jail until the end of the summer for violating his probation stemming from a 2012 drunk-driving accident, a District Court judge ruled Tuesday. Stephen G. "Stash" Smith, 50, of...
  • Judge declares mistrial in BGF gang murder case

    Judge declares mistrial in BGF gang murder case
    A Baltimore jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday in a high-profile murder case, leading a city judge to declare a mistrial in city prosecutors' first battle with what they say is a murderous group within the Black Guerrilla Family gang. A juror who...