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  • Man on trial in shooting of Howard officer hit with federal charge

    Man on trial in shooting of Howard officer hit with federal charge
    As the Howard County trial of a man accused of shooting a police officer began Tuesday, federal authorities also waded into the case by filing a gun charge against the defendant. State authorities are seeking to prove Stephon Prather, 30, exchanged...
  • Man suspected in theater 'bottle bombing' cases held in Prince George's

    Man suspected in theater 'bottle bombing' cases held in Prince George's
    A 20-year-old Bowie man accused in a movie theater "bottle bomb" incident in Prince George's County is also a suspect in other similar incidents across the region, inclduing a March incident in Anne Arundel County, law enforcement authorities said....
  • Glen Burnie bomb suspect charged with federal gun crime

    Glen Burnie bomb suspect charged with federal gun crime
    Todd Wheeler Jr., the Glen Burnie man accused of making bombs in his home, has been charged with a federal gun crime. Wheeler was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore with one count of possession of firearms by a prohibited person,...
  • Appeals judge issues stinging rebuke in stash house case

    Appeals judge issues stinging rebuke in stash house case
    A federal appeals judge recently took aim at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' use of fictitious drug robbery schemes to secure lengthy prison sentences for would-be rip off crews, strongly criticizing the practice in a written...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...