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  • 8 indicted in federal probe into drug trafficking in Annapolis, Arundel

    8 indicted in federal probe into drug trafficking in Annapolis, Arundel
    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...
  • 10-year-old struck in New Year's celebratory shooting dies

    10-year-old struck in New Year's celebratory shooting dies
    Aaliyah Boyer had hoped to watch the New Year's ball drop on TV, but when she learned she had missed the stroke of midnight by 32 seconds, she returned to the front yard with her friends to watch her neighbors light fireworks. Nearby, someone...
  • Two more fires added to Laurel arson investigations

    Two more fires added to Laurel arson investigations
    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...
  • What Maryland can do to reduce gun violence

    What Maryland can do to reduce gun violence
    When President Barack Obama talked about the violence in Newtown, Conn., in his weekly radio address on Saturday, he urged the nation to act not only to stop mass killings like that one but also those that occur on "countless street corners in places like...
  • Veterans seek jobs at Towson event

    Veterans seek jobs at Towson event
    To work for Fireworks Extravaganza, a job applicant needs a clean record and the ability to pass a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives background check. That's one reason Wells Berni, a local representative of the New Jersey-based...
  • Keeping guns out of the wrong hands

    Keeping guns out of the wrong hands
    A common refrain of those who object to new gun control laws is that authorities could do much to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and reduce violence by simply enforcing the laws that are already on the books. In the case of gun trafficking, this...
  • Bomb squad reports possible 'explosive device' in College Park

    A bomb squad responded to a possible "explosive device" in College Park early Friday morning, a Prince George's County fire spokesman said. Authorities were called to the 5000 block of Edgewood Road where they removed a suspicious package forcing the...
  • A better way to track a bomber

    A better way to track a bomber
    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...
  • Police, ATF charge 24 in W. Baltimore drug investigation

    Police, ATF charge 24 in W. Baltimore drug investigation
    Hoping to get leads in a series of violent incidents that have occurred in West Baltimore, federal and local authorities announced the arrests of 24 people on drug-related charges after a months-long operation that included undercover work. Police...
  • Maryland's gun control paradox

    Maryland's gun control paradox
    For critics of gun control, Maryland, and particularly Baltimore, are proof of the pointlessness and even dangerousness of seeking to make legal access to firearms more difficult. Maryland has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation,...
  • Crew caught in ATF sting set to plead guilty to federal charges

    Crew caught in ATF sting set to plead guilty to federal charges
    Six alleged members of a robbery crew caught in a sting by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are expected to plead guilty to federal charges, according to a letter filed in the case Tuesday. The government claims that the men were...
  • Balto. police recover 29 stolen firearms early Tuesday

    Baltimore police have two men in custody after seizing 29 stolen handguns Tuesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, two men allegedly broke into an outdoor supply store in Saxton, Pa. by crashing into it with a vehicle, then stole multiple handguns. They...