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  • Alleged bomb-maker from Glen Burnie makes court appearance

    Alleged bomb-maker from Glen Burnie makes court appearance
    Dressed in a dark green jail uniform, alleged Glen Burnie bomb-maker Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr. made a brief appearance in court Friday as the case against him gets under way. During a session in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Wheeler's attorney and...
  • Gun shop owner describes sale of gun used in mall shooting

    Gun shop owner describes sale of gun used in mall shooting
    Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash. Aguilar wanted a shotgun, which he said he planned to keep in his home for protection. Aguilar's dress was nondescript, Millen...
  • 26 charged in Cherry Hill gang indictments

    26 charged in Cherry Hill gang indictments
    Over the course of three days in Cherry Hill in January 2011, a former standout high school basketball player was fatally shot and a youth football coach was murdered in front of his family. Those shootings and at least three others in the South...
  • Four-alarm fire damages Northeast Baltimore church

    Four-alarm fire damages Northeast Baltimore church
    His parishioners call him a visionary leader and a strong man, but nothing could have fully prepared the Rev. Cecil Gray for what he first saw late Friday afternoon. The house of worship he directs, Northwood-Appold United Methodist Church in Northeast...
  • The death of Marcus Lesane

    The death of Marcus Lesane
    After days of furious searching for Marcus "Chip" Lesane, missing and presumed dead, Baltimore homicide detectives brought his childhood friend -- the last person to see him alive -- into an interrogation room. They spent eight hours questioning him,...
  • Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects

    Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects
    Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives. The breadth...
  • Man charged with making bombs in Glen Burnie house

    Man charged with making bombs in Glen Burnie house
    Investigators from the Anne Arundel Fire Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say they have found a significant amount of suspected bombs and bomb-making materials inside the home of a Glen Burnie man....
  • Glen Burnie man accused of making explosives had potential for 'destruction and terror'

    Glen Burnie man accused of making explosives had potential for 'destruction and terror'
    Along with chemicals, fuses, guns and bomb-making materials, police say Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr. had how-to manuals in his Glen Burnie home with titles such as "Boobytraps," "Deadly Brew," "Highly Explosive Pyrotechnic Compositions" and "The Poor Man's...
  • 14 people charged in West Baltimore heroin conspiracy

    14 people charged in West Baltimore heroin conspiracy
    More than 100 ATF agents and local police officers executed search warrants early Thursday and made arrests in connection with the indictment of 14 people in a West Baltimore drug conspiracy case, authorities said. Baltimore Deputy Police Commissioner...
  • Federal authorities ensnare criminals in 'reverse stings'

    Federal authorities ensnare criminals in 'reverse stings'
    The robbery would be simple, the five men were told: The crew would burst into a Baltimore hotel room and grab $400,000 worth of cocaine stashed there by an out-of-town supplier. They should bring guns, just in case. But as the men headed to the hotel,...
  • Gun-buying frenzy in a summer of violence

    Gun-buying frenzy in a summer of violence
    When it comes to guns, there's Baltimore and there's the rest of Maryland. The city has a horrible problem with guns; the rest of the state can't seem to get enough of them. In Baltimore, people are marching against gun violence; in the rest of the state,...
  • No device located after explosion reported near courthouse

    No device located after explosion reported near courthouse
    Authorities were trying to determine the cause of a loud sound that emanated from a trash can outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse in downtown Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, leading authorities to evacuate the building and shut down city...