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  • Guardian indicted in death of teen

    A Baltimore City grand jury indicted yesterday on first-degree murder charges the legal guardian of a teen-age girl who prosecutors said died from abuse. Satrina Roberts, 31, was charged with murder and child abuse in the death of Ciara Jobes, 15. Ciara'...
  • Prayer vigil to be held in wake of shooting at Randallstown High

    One Randallstown High School parent wants to use the school parking lot, the site of a quadruple shooting, as the site of a prayer vigil tonight. Eleanora Franklin, whose son is a senior football player at the school, said she organized the prayer...
  • '10 years ... in many ways, it seems like it was yesterday'

    As the Orioles prepare to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cal Ripken's record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game Tuesday, The Sun asked Ripken for his recollections. TEN YEARS ... unbelievable. In many ways, it seems like it was yesterday. That is,...
  • Mother sues city over tot's brain damage

    A woman who lost custody of her children while in a city witness protection program filed a $34 million lawsuit against the Baltimore Department of Social Services yesterday, alleging that her toddler son suffered a fractured skull when he was slammed...
  • For troubled teens, 'a second home'

    BOONSBORO - She points proudly to a new report card marked with A's and B's and talks about a future career in law enforcement. Then she acknowledges that she'd be a high school dropout abusing drugs if she hadn't been sent five months earlier to the...
  • BRAC may create new jobs for poor

    With thousands of defense-related jobs coming to Maryland in the next few years, local social services officials see a golden opportunity for poor people to get better jobs, especially in high-priced suburbs in Howard, Anne Arundel and Harford counties...
  • 3 federal centers open to help storm's victims

    Wearing matching "I Survived Hurricane Isabel" T-shirts, Michael and Sharon Grosscup were among the first in line as the Disaster Recovery Center in eastern Baltimore County opened its doors yesterday afternoon. The storm had destroyed their one-story...
  • Critics aim to reduce secrecy in foster care

    Getting detailed information about foster children is difficult. So is finding detailed information about the group homes where they live. All of that makes it very challenging to hold accountable the companies that are entrusted and paid to take care of...
  • State uses downtown office to house troubled teens

    For the past five months, the Baltimore Department of Social Services has been regularly housing children overnight at a downtown office building - allowing them to sleep upright in hard plastic chairs or on thin mattresses on the floor. The practice...
  • Children still being housed illegally in office building

    City Department of Social Services officials are continuing to illegally house foster children at a downtown office building, the director of the state-run agency confirmed yesterday. Samuel Chambers Jr. said that two teenage girls, one of whom ran...
  • County says it didn't find evidence that Dundalk boy's life was in danger

    Baltimore County social workers visited the home of Roy Lechner Jr. more than 150 times in the two years before he died of suspected abuse - but didn't feel they had conclusive evidence that the Dundalk boy was in danger. "This is not a case of a child...
  • Divided authority leads to murky responsibility

    Maryland's oversight of group homes for children is complicated by the numerous agencies that play roles - some overlapping. One result is poor communication among offices, according to interviews and a review of licensing and monitoring records....