| Oct 29, 2011
| 2:24 PM
After two patients were killed in the span of a week by fellow patients at the state's maximum-security mental hospital, mental health advocates say safety must be improved — but one warned against a clampdown.
"It sounds counterintuitive, but...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 2:13 PM
He has frequent lapses of memory, the result of a brain aneurysm he suffered as a teen in 1972. He struggled for years to keep jobs at BWI, at a discount store and in an industrial park.
And finally, after his mother died in a Baltimore County nursing...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Investigators delving into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two patients at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup last month are likely to find there are no quick fixes for the state's troubled maximum-security mental hospital. Staff...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 9:52 AM
For years there were constant voices in Raymond Stuart Reed's head that led him to believe he was the target of a sinister plot, pushing him to abuse alcohol and crack cocaine.
"I really needed something to calm almost a beast inside of me," said Reed,...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 10:31 AM
For years, constant voices in his head led him to believe he was the target of a sinister plot, and pushed him to abuse alcohol and crack cocaine.
"I really needed something to calm almost a beast inside of me," said Raymond Stuart Reed, 45, a Relay...
| Dec 12, 2011
A 38-year-old Southwest Baltimore man was in critical condition Sunday night after he was shot by an officer when he refused to drop a knife, city police said.
Anthony Guglielmi, the police department's chief spokesman, said officers were called about 10...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:16 AM
A Baltimore police officer shot and wounded a 38-year-old man inside a Southwest Baltimore rowhouse Sunday night, marking the end of a busy weekend across the region. Here is a look at crime you might have missed:
The Sun's Justin Fenton reports on the...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 2:58 PM
When it happens — and relatives say it's rare for Franklin Williams to have a schizophrenic episode — he first starts to drink an inordinate amount of water. He takes baths and smokes cigarettes, anything to calm himself and quiet the voices...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:07 AM
With voices in her head distracting her, Kimberly Sikalis is struggling to think straight.
"Good morning, I'm the intake worker for the Psychiatric Emergency Services Clinic," a woman with cropped brown hair says to Sikalis.
The woman begins with a...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:34 PM
The Ravens locker room, even on the quietest of days, is a churning, bubbling storm of music and voices. Most of the time, it feels as chaotic as a busy train station, as crowded and lively as a food market. A high-stakes game of bean bag toss in the...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:43 AM
Three 17-year-old boys accused of an armed robbery in Aberdeen are being charged as adults, for now, after their bail review in Harford County District Court Friday afternoon.
Devonte A. Vanhook, Wesley J. Moore and Deshaun Felipe Moore were each held in...
| Jan 22, 2012
When local author Rosalia Scalia visited India, she was able to sit down with Amandeep Sandhu, author of "Sepia Leaves." She was kind enough to recount her meeting for Read Street. We'll break her missive into a parts, starting with her description of the...