| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Maryland's DNA law, which allows police to take samples of suspects' genetic material for possible matches to other crimes, will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court next year, the justices announced Friday.
The law, a signature crime-fighting...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:00 AM
From guest blogger Liz Atwood: Now I know why I've lost interest in shopping, wearing jewelry and painting my nails. I thought I was just busy, but a new study says my boys may have changed my brain.
The report published last week finds that women who...
| Jul 25, 2010
| 4:54 PM
The young East Baltimore woman gave police a vivid description of her rape: A man snatched her off the street and used a pocketknife to force her into the darkness of Ellwood Park.
Then the pregnancy test conducted during her medical examination came...
| May 15, 2010
Someone of the canine persuasion has been leaving his business all over the Scarlett Place condominiums near the Inner Harbor. And the condo board says the only way to find the culprit: mandated DNA tests for every dog in the building.
"We pay all this...
| Aug 30, 2010
| 6:48 PM
The trial against three men accused of murdering former Baltimore City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris will go forward with DNA and photographic evidence that defense attorneys tried vigorously to quash, a judge ruled Monday.
The decision by retired...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:04 PM
As an oil painter in college, Elizabeth Cook expected to pursue the life of the typical aspiring American artist: get an advanced degree, move to a big city, embark on a future of creative struggle.
Then she attended an exclusive arts workshop in New...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 6:51 PM
Attorneys for an inmate accused of killing a corrections officer five years ago want prosecutors to reveal their evidence to determine whether it satisfies the state's death penalty statute.
The hearing, requested by lawyers for Lee Edward Stephens, is...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 5:55 AM
When you go to the trial of the man who sank a knife into your friend Stephen's heart as he walked home talking to his mother on his cell phone, you think you've already heard the worst. But during the next eight days of evidence and testimony, you...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 1:32 PM
The father of a woman killed 37 years ago in her Severn home has put up a $10,000 reward, hoping to generate new leads to help police find her killer.
Phyllis Bohle was bludgeoned with a fireplace poker and stabbed on March 25, 1974, when she was 23....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 5:34 PM
A Baltimore County man was found guilty Wednesday of shooting a Towson gas station owner to death in the first case to test Maryland's revised capital punishment law.
Walter P. Bishop Jr., 29, was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 6:10 PM
She started drawing caricatures of cops, funny pictures of her colleagues at the Essex precinct, as a break from investigating street robberies. Then someone noticed, "Oh, you can draw."
Soon after, Detective Evelyn Grant turned her talent to drawing...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 4:00 PM
A cigarette butt discarded outside the front door of a murder victim's Northeast Baltimore home led detectives to a suspect, who has now been charged with stabbing a 91-year-old woman during a burglary.
"The way we closed this case was right out of a...