| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Part of the reason the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption scandal has gotten so much attention is the salaciousness of the allegations. The inmate charged as the kingpin of the corruption ring is accused of impregnating no fewer than four...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:57 AM
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office recently became the first law enforcement agency in Maryland to utilize smart phone technology to communicate with their constituents.
The Baltimore County Police Department has no plans to use the free app, because...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore County Code Enforcement Officer Phillip Mills visited the Riverview-Ryerson Circle Communities Association meeting Thursday to discuss a nasty problem that continues to plague the area: rats.
"Rats aren't the issue, it's the people," Mills...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Since 1993, I have had the opportunity to visit hundreds of prisons, jails, juvenile facilities and community corrections facilities as the executive director of the American Correctional Association. Having served more than 19 years in the Arlington...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Outside auditors warned the state early this year that conditions at the Baltimore jail had deteriorated to the point that the complex had become dangerous, allowing some inmates access to chemicals in a janitorial closet while others scrawled graffiti on...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:04 PM
The Baltimore Fire Department is investigating how the electric wiring in one of its ladder trucks was cut last month — damage Fire Chief James S. Clack called "suspicious."
Investigators are looking into whether the 35 department members who work...
| Apr 15, 2013
For years, Baltimore officials felt they could do little more than throw up their hands in frustration over the archipelago of small liquor stores that blight many of the city's poorest neighborhoods. Local residents complain the businesses are magnets...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 7:52 AM
A dozen inmates at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup have been working for months to help bring back the American chestnut tree, and in the process give themselves a bit of a comeback as well.
This week inmates and administrators at the prison handed...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:37 PM
The Baltimore Police Department is asking the city for $285,000 to hire a Massachusetts-based consultant — the highest of five bidders — to recommend how the department should be run.
But a city councilman is questioning the need for a...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Baltimore Fire Chief James S. Clack announced Friday that he will step down, ending a five-year tenure in which he oversaw historic lows in fire deaths but implemented budget cuts that critics said compromised safety.
Clack, 52, the first chief hired...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:26 AM
The Supreme Court's decision today to uphold Maryland's law allowing the collection of DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes upholds the interests of justice, the Constitution and common sense. Concerns that the DNA samples could violate...
| May 27, 2013
| 7:30 PM
A month after a federal indictment alleged widespread corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday announced a new task force charged with pushing the inquisition further.
O'Malley said in a statement "there is...