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  • Brief filed in appeal of child rape case

    Brief filed in appeal of child rape case
    The Maryland attorney general's office argued in a lengthy legal brief, filed in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, that a convicted child rapist serving four life terms should not be offered a second chance to take a plea deal years after the fact,...
  • APG employee pleads guilty in theft of tons of copper wire

    Timothy J. Bittner, 52, of Bel Air, pleaded guilty Tuesday to his role in the theft of copper wire from Aberdeen Proving Ground. The guilty plea was announced by Rod J. Rosenstein, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland; Special Agent in...
  • Annapolis man arrested in murder-for-hire scheme

    An Annapolis man is facing attempted murder charges in a murder-for-hire scheme in Leesburg, Va. Wendell B. Mansel, 54, was arrested Aug. 3 during a meeting with a Leesburg undercover police officer, who was posing as a hit man. In what was their final...
  • Pa. man pleads guilty to videotaping young boys in restrooms at I-95 rest stops in Harford, Cecil

    A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Thursday to violating federal child pornography laws by videotaping the genitals of unsuspecting young boys earlier this year, as they used urinals in the bathrooms at the I-95 rest stops in Harford and Cecil counties....
  • Prison gang leader pleads guilty after promising to defy government

    Prison gang leader pleads guilty after promising to defy government
    A co-founder of the Dead Man Incorporated prison gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to his role in the group's murder-for-hire and drug-dealing conspiracy — ensuring that the former Baltimorean serves a life sentence even as he promised followers in...
  • Man caught soliciting sex from supposed 9-year-old sentenced

    A 65-year-old Linthicum man spread out a blanket and pillow in the back of his van and drove to a Baltimore County restaurant to meet what he thought was a nine-year-old girl, planning to perform sex acts with her, according to court filings. But the...
  • Bernstein: Don't blame prosecutors for drug dealer's suspended sentence

    Responding to criticism, Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein said prosecutors are often in favor of tougher penalties than those handed down by city judges, who have the final say.  Bernstein's comment came after a "court watcher" from North...
  • Baltimore police officer Daniel Redd sentenced for drug dealing

    Baltimore police officer Daniel Redd sentenced for drug dealing
    Baltimore police officer Daniel Redd was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 20 years in federal prison for dealing drugs, bringing a close to a years-long probe into corruption accusations against the Northwest District veteran. Redd's...
  • Federal judge grants Poppleton project reprieve

    Federal judge grants Poppleton project reprieve
    A federal judge on Friday stopped Baltimore's housing agency from terminating an agreement with a private developer that wants to revitalize 14 acres of West Baltimore. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett issued a preliminary injunction that...
  • Judge halts Chesapeake Beach mini-casino

    Judge halts Chesapeake Beach mini-casino
    An Anne Arundel County judge pulled the plug Thursday on the gambling operation at a Chesapeake Beach bar, but said the Crooked I Sports Bar & Grill can try to restore its mini-casino when the case goes to trial. Judge Philip T. Caroom denied the Crooked...
  • Editorial: Time for crime

    When Harford County's chief prosecutor, State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly, reached a plea agreement with a repeat-offending burglar that gave the 28-year-old admitted drug abuser 28 years to serve in prison, there was a lot to like about the deal....
  • Two corrections officers convicted in Baltimore attack

    A Baltimore jury on Friday convicted two correctional officers of conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment and acquitted a third in connection with the assault of a female inmate last year at the state-run Central Booking and Intake Facility in...