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  • City to pay $200,000 to family of Marine veteran killed by off-duty police officer

    City to pay $200,000 to family of Marine veteran killed by off-duty police officer
    Baltimore is poised to pay a $200,000 settlement to the family of a Marine veteran killed outside a Mount Vernon nightclub by an off-duty police officer in June 2010. Though Gahiji Tshamba was not on the job when he shot 32-year-old Tyrone Brown 12...
  • Judge to choose adult or juvenile court in Howard murder

    Judge to choose adult or juvenile court in Howard murder
    Morgan Lane Arnold's bedroom at her mother's house was painted pink and lilac, with white unicorns prancing in a border that ran along the walls. Even at 14, her mother said, she still believed in unicorns. The room has been repainted recently, the...
  • Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department

    Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has picked the former chief of the Lincoln, Neb. fire department to lead Baltimore's fire department as it undergoes sweeping changes. Niles Ford, 48, a career firefighter who most recently was the manager of a small...
  • Christie vs. O'Malley on taking responsibility

    Christie vs. O'Malley on taking responsibility
    Yesterday New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie fired his deputy chief of staff for her role in “bridgegate,” a political scandal in the Garden State involving state officials closing lanes on the busy George Washington...
  • Harford fire officials seek lower retirement age

    Harford fire officials seek lower retirement age
    Harford County fire and EMS officials are seeking county approval to lower the retirement age for members of volunteer fire and ambulance companies from 55 to 50 years old. "This is the primary retention tool for volunteer firefighters," Tony Bennett,...
  • Looking for ways to shorten response times on Harford's 911 calls

    Looking for ways to shorten response times on Harford's 911 calls
    Harford County emergency officials discussing how they can reduce ambulance and fire response times when people dial 911 have come up with a dispatch method designed to get the nearest available equipment to the scene. Russell Strickland, director of...
  • Balto. Co. homicide rates lowest since 1976

    Balto. Co. homicide rates lowest since 1976
    Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced Friday that the county's homicide rate and four-year average was the lowest in decades, with the total of 19 homicides for 2013 the county's lowest since 1976....
  • Carroll to open warming centers Tuesday

    Carroll to open warming centers Tuesday
    The Carroll County Department of Citizen Services will operate six warming centers around the county Tuesday because of the frigid temperatures with chills below zero. The public libraries will also be open and available to anyone in need of a warm...
  • Citizens on Patrol recruiting for downtown Towson

    Citizens on Patrol recruiting for downtown Towson
    As he touted Baltimore County's record-low homicide rates at a press conference Friday, Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson credited the county's Citizens on Patrol groups with helping police effectively fight crime. In downtown Towson, an...
  • Legislature must protect victims of dog attacks [Letter]

    Legislature must protect victims of dog attacks [Letter]
    Dog bites are tracked by the health department because they are injurious and can cause death. Dog bites and mauling by law are a public welfare concern that has nothing to with dog owners' rights and everything to do with dog owners' responsibilities....
  • HdG Mardi Gras parade postponed until Friday

    HdG Mardi Gras parade postponed until Friday
    Havre de Grace's annual Mardi Gras parade fell victim to the snowstorm that came through Harford Monday morning. The parade will tentatively still be held on Friday, but the crowds will not be celebrating in downtown Havre de Grace on the actual day...
  • Teachers union president blasts Harford's Craig [Letter]

    Editor: During County Executive Craig's final State of the County Address, he extolled the accomplishments of his administration. Most notable among these were many construction projects, including a new sheriff's office, emergency operations center,...