| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
A Baltimore County jury on Tuesday rejected a White Marsh woman's claim that the only way to end years of spousal abuse was to hire a hit man to kill her husband.
The jury, composed of nine women and three men, convicted Karla Porter of first-degree...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Karla Porter matter-of-factly confessed on Thursday to hiring a hit man to kill her husband, testifying that she had him shot because she feared he would kill her first.
"If Ray was alive, I would be dead," Karla Porter said as she gave three hours of...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Accused of ordering a man to kill her husband at a Towson gas station, Karla Porter claims that she felt she had no other choice as she sought to escape an abusive relationship in which she believed her life was in danger.
"Ray Porter had become...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a White Marsh woman charged with ordering the death of her husband at a Towson gas station three years ago.
Karla Porter, 51, could be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole if she...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:15 AM
A 21-year-old Columbia man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday in the armed robbery of a Columbia gas station and convenience store, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.
Michael Elliott Dickey Jr., of the 8800 block of...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Baltimore police say an 18-year-old was shot in the face early Sunday morning and was taken to an area hospital.
Police said they received a call about a shooting just before 1 a.m. in the 1800 block of N. Russell Street. Upon arrival, they met with...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Three Columbia teens have been arrested in connection with a series of street robberies and burglaries in Long Reach this month, according to Howard County Police, which also said more arrests and charges are expected.
Milton M. Montgomery, 18, of...
| Jul 6, 2013
Call it the battle of fried chicken versus made-to-order hoagies, both served with a side of gasoline.
Competition among convenience store chains in the Baltimore area has heated up as retailers vie to win over consumers by redefining and expanding...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Despite their potentially dangerous effects, synthetic drugs like "bath salts" and "spice" can be found at many Maryland gas stations, a Baltimore DEA special agent told a group at this year's Harford County drug symposium Wednesday.
The DEA has worked...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:39 PM
After last June's derecho — and Tropical Storms Irene and Isabel before it — Rodgers Forge resident Nancy Slaterback was fed up with power outages.
"The problem's getting worse. It's not getting better," she told members of the Public Service...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Two men have been charged in the robbery earlier this month of a Columbia Exxon in which one of the robbers reportedly attacked the clerk by throwing hot coffee on him, Howard County Police said Thursday.
Michael Elliott Dickey, Jr., 20, of the 8800...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 10:23 AM
With the company's president on hand for the occasion, Royal Farms officially opened its 12th store in Harford County on Friday morning, in the Hickory area north of Bel Air.
The newest store, which includes a gas station and car wash, means a more...