| Apr 26, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Steve Buttry meditated yesterday on recapturing the joy and excitement of journalism, offering some valuable suggestions. I have another. Relish the work.
I mean the real work, not the attend-multiple-meetings, pretend-crap-is-better-than-it-is routines...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:41 AM
The defense attorney for 28-year-old Michael Johnson, charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Phylicia Barnes, told reporters on Thursday that his client had been struck and kicked during his arrest. He disputed a statement from the city's...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 1:17 PM
When police and prosecutors gathered in a cramped media room on the ground floor of the Police Department's Fayette Street headquarters to finally announce an arrest in the killing of Phylicia Barnes, the victim's half-brother merely rode down an elevator...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:20 PM
Prosecutors alleged Friday that the 28-year-old man charged with murdering Phylicia Barnes asphyxiated the teenager in her sister's Northwest Baltimore apartment, and then moved her body using a 35-gallon plastic tub.
Michael Maurice Johnson, the ex-...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:38 AM
Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 63 degrees. Monday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 55 and south winds between 6 and 11 miles per hour. There is a 40 percent chance of showers...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:25 PM
Etan Patz, Madeleine McCann, Phylicia Barnes, Jaycee Dugard: four children who were declared missing and whose cases have had different outcomes so far. What knits their families together is that they all experienced loss, though of different types.
| May 2, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed more than 300 bills into law Wednesday, including measures hailed by environmentalists as providing new protections for the Chesapeake Bay.
Flanked by House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller,...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Frederick H. Bealefeld IIImade Baltimore safer. He ascended to the top job in the city's police department at a time when Baltimore was reeling from violence that threatened a return to the dark days of 300-plus murders a year. He immediately brought...
| May 5, 2012
| 4:25 AM
With Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III planning to leave the city in August, after having served 31 years on the force, and five as chief, we put together a time line of his tenure:
May 1981 — Bealefeld joins the city...
| May 8, 2012
| 12:20 PM
The death of Phylicia Barnes has been added to the city's murder total for 2011, officials said.
The move is merely an administrative issue, though it does bump up the city's first murder count under 200 since the 1970s. Phylicia went missing from...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Michael Maurice Johnson pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the asphyxiation death of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, his former girlfriend’s half-sister, as a dozen of the teen’s friends and family looked on, many wearing purple.
It was Phylicia&...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Lawyers for the man convicted of killing Phylicia Barnes are again seeking to undermine the credibility of a small-time criminal who provided key state testimony in his trial, citing a letter from Montgomery County prosecutors detailing James McCray's...