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  • Police deaths up 13 percent in 2011

    Police deaths up 13 percent in 2011
    The number of police officers killed in the line of duty in the U.S. jumped 13 percent this year -- 173 compared with 153 last year -- and for the first time in more than a decade more died from gunfire than by motor vehicle accident. These figures...
  • Boy, 5, dead after beltway on-ramp collision

    A 5-year-old boy died Wednesday after the car he was riding in with his family was rear-ended on a Baltimore Beltway on-ramp, police said. Shortly before 3 p.m., an SUV rear-ended a sedan carrying two adults and two children on the ramp from northbound...
  • Baltimore cop from Edgewood pleads guilty in towing extortion scheme

    A Harford County resident who prosecutors say was actively involved in a towing scandal involving Baltimore City police officers entered a guilty plea Monday to extortion charges in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Baltimore City police officer...
  • Baltimore's Steadman station is busiest in nation

    Baltimore's Steadman station is busiest in nation
    Paramedic Kevin Hook's vehicle speeds up Lombard Street, weaving through traffic. His 7 a.m. shift as acting lieutenant at Baltimore's John F. Steadman Fire Station has just begun and Hook is monitoring dozens of calls scrolling down a monitor mounted...
  • Crash involving officer under investigation

    A Baltimore County police officer who was injured in a three-vehicle accident that shut down part of the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway on Wednesday has been released from the hospital, a department spokeswoman said. The officer, a 25-year veteran,...
  • Traffic: Disabled vehicle near Route 140 and Malcolm Drive

    Traffic: Disabled vehicle near Route 140 and Malcolm Drive
    As of 9 a.m. Friday, traffic was slow around Malcolm Drive and Route 140 in Westminster, due to a disabled vehicle. There were no major delays reported on Baltimore transit systems. The Maryland Transit Administration has modified its MARC train service...
  • March: Redistricting protested; $60 million cancer center planned

    March: Redistricting protested; $60 million cancer center planned
    Bowing to pressure from angry parents, the school board approved 10 major changes to the redistricting plan it was scheduled to approve, then pushed a vote on the plan back by a week. Except for the students moving to Red Pump Elementary School, the...
  • February: Snow and more snow means less and less school

    February: Snow and more snow means less and less school
    It was four days off and counting for Harford County Public Schools students, who were enjoying Mother Nature's wrath of snow and ice at the end of January and the beginning of February. Students were off Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday because of...
  • January: From babies to snow, Harford welcomes 2011

    January: From babies to snow, Harford welcomes 2011
    Samantha May Putnam, the first baby of 2011 born in Harford County, came into the world at 12:26 a.m. on Jan. 2 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. This was the first child for mother Stephanie Stottlemyer and David Putnam of Havre de Grace....
  • Woman, 52, dies after car runs off road, hits tree in Cockeysville

    A 52-year-old woman was killed early Sunday when her car went off a road in Cockeysville, hit a tree and overturned, according to Baltimore County police. The victim, Myung Kim, of Parkville, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident, which...
  • Police rescue lost hiker by glow of cell phone

    Christopher Tkacik, lost in the dark in a state park on Catoctin Mountain, had his dog, iPhone and a slowly draining battery. He could talk to the police trying to find him, but neither they nor the GPS on his smart phone could guide him out. So the 43-...
  • Pedestrian killed in Northwest Baltimore

    A man was killed Tuesday after he was hit by a vehicle in Northwest Baltimore, police said. The 62-year-old man was standing in the median strip of the 3500 block of Park Heights Ave. just before 3:30 p.m. when he was struck by a passing vehicle,...