| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:05 AM
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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Two fires in Laurel last week — at a playground and a closed Route 1 restaurant — are being investigated as arson and county fire investigators said they are similar to seven other fire arsons that have hit Laurel playgrounds and businesses...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:06 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:12 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The iconic Anderson Hardware & Storage store on Route 40 in Joppa was destroyed Tuesday evening by a fire that caused an estimated $1 million damage before it was brought under control by about 80 firefighters.
Officials from the first fire company on...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Federal and local authorities have charged more than two dozen people this week after an investigation into drug trafficking and related crimes in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis.
Federal indictments were returned Tuesday against eight people from a...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 1:14 PM
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...
| May 31, 2012
| 4:52 PM
A group of youths attacked a federal office worker and a BGE employee Thursday morning in downtown Baltimore in random assaults that police said were related.
The workers suffered injuries described as minor in the latest in a series of violent incidents...