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  • 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...
  • Bomb scare at city courthouse likely prompted by firecracker

    Bomb scare at city courthouse likely prompted by firecracker
    Authorities say that they believe that a firecracker caused the loud bang outside of Baltimore's Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse on Thursday afternoon, prompting a bomb scare that closed downtown streets during rush hour. Maj. Sam Cogen of the city...
  • Electrical malfunction likely cause of Anderson Hardware fire, investigators say

    Electrical malfunction likely cause of Anderson Hardware fire, investigators say
    A fire last month that caused more than $1 million in damages to a Joppa hardware company was likely caused by an electrical malfunction, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said Wednesday. A team of deputy state fire marshals, along with agents...
  • Shooting raises questions on gun safety, policy

    Shooting raises questions on gun safety, policy
    The shotgun that Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. allegedly used in last week's shooting at Perry Hall High School wasn't registered with the state. Under Maryland law, that wasn't required. Police also say the 15-year-old Gladden should never have been able...
  • Fast, furious and way off the mark

    Fast, furious and way off the mark
    The gun-running operation called Fast and Furious went bad when federal agents decided to let low-level traffickers go in hopes of catching bigger fish in the Mexican drug cartels. A similar mistake seems to have plagued the congressional investigation...
  • Baltimore crime-fighter resigns over Fast and Furious case

    Baltimore crime-fighter resigns over Fast and Furious case
    At a community meeting for paroled felons in the East Baltimore, the mother of Bloods gang leader Kevin Gary faced down federal prosecutor Jason Weinstein. She told him to stop harrassing her son, whom she described as "a champion for the downtrodden,"...
  • Police say big bangs at training center are no cause for worry

    SYKESVILLE — The Baltimore office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ¬†and the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions are alerting residents in the Sykesville area that big bangs on Monday, July 23, are no cause...
  • Reaching Hearts Church offers $25,000 reward for 2007 arson

    Reaching Hearts Church offers $25,000 reward for 2007 arson
    Six years and one month after arson destroyed a building on West Laurel property owned by Reaching Hearts Seventh-day Adventist Church, officials have offered a $25,000 reward for information on the 2007 fire. Church pastor the Rev. Michael Oxentenko is...
  • City police search for arsonists throwing flammable bottles

    City police search for arsonists throwing flammable bottles
    Baltimore police are looking for arsonists responsible for throwing about a dozen crude incendiary devices at buildings since late April. One of the homes hit by the devices — made from bottles and jugs — belonged to a Muslim family in North...
  • Maryland's missing guns

    Maryland's missing guns
    Maryland ranks near the top of the nation in the number of firearms its federally licensed gun dealers report as lost or stolen, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a distinction far out of proportion to the state's...
  • Report: Md. third-highest for guns lost and stolen from dealers

    Report: Md. third-highest for guns lost and stolen from dealers
    Nearly 1,000 guns were reported lost or stolen from federally licensed gun dealers in Maryland last year, the third-highest number of any state in the country, according to a federal report released this week. Gun dealers in the state reported 886 lost...