| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Baltimore was unable in 2012 to sustain a significant milestone — the first drop below 200 homicides in a generation — but officials see reasons to remain optimistic that declines will resume.
As the Police Department's leadership changed,...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 1:46 PM
A raft of new state laws take effect Monday, imposing new requirements from the car seat to the hearse.
Children under 8 years old will be required to sit in a booster seat or child seat until they reach a certain height — the Maryland...
| May 7, 2011
| 6:38 PM
After months of searching, the family of Phylicia Simone Barnes welcomed her home Saturday, but it was hardly the reunion they had prayed for.
Family and friends gathered for an emotional afternoon funeral service at Springfield Baptist Church in...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 6:51 PM
In the hours, then days, after her teenage sister went missing during a Christmas visit, Deena Barnes remembers the gripping panic that took over — staying up for two days straight, on the edge of the couch, waiting to catch a glimpse of 16-year-old...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:49 PM
The body of a man found in Patapsco State Park in April was identified Monday through his knee replacements, according to Maryland State Police. State medical examiner ruled John H. Hagegeorge, died of natural causes and exposure but they could not...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Authorities searching for the killer of North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes obtained search warrants for email and Facebook accounts belonging to her and at least three other people, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:53 PM
ANNAPOLIS - The 2012 General Assembly session closed without an agreement between the House of Delegates and the Senate on an operating budget for the state. Many other bills passed or failed during the 90-day session.
Budget and Casino Gambling
| Aug 30, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Baltimore city homicide investigators say their cases are being "stalled and hindered" by prosecutors not giving the go-ahead to arrest murder suspects, according to a memo sent to top commanders.
The memo, compiled by the homicide unit's acting...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 2:25 PM
The family of Phylicia Barnes has posted an open letter to the Baltimore Police Department, accompanied by a petition, that expresses "deep concern" about "slow developments" in the investigation into the death of the North Carolina teenager. Barnes, an...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 8:13 AM
Next week will mark one year since North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes, later found dead in the Susquehanna River, disappeared while visiting relatives in Baltimore for the holidays, and the anniversary is triggering renewed interest.
| Dec 28, 2011
| 5:48 AM
Family and friends are having a vigil tonight for Phylicia Barnes, the North Carolina teenager who went missing a year ago today, and whose killing remains unsolved. Her body was found in April in the Susquehanna River.
The vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m....
| Dec 28, 2011
| 5:41 PM
As relatives marked the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Phylicia Barnes, the attorney for a Baltimore man questioned in the case claims that police have no leads and have wasted time on a dead end.
"It's not progressing," said Russell...