| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Until last month, 29-year-old Jamar Simmons was living a double life, police say.
He fought fires for Baltimore out of a decades-old brick firehouse in Hampden, earning close to $60,000 annually.
He also managed a prostitution ring out of a renovated...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malleycorrectly flags STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — as critical economic enablers, and an administrative priority. Thus, it was good news when Towson University recently won a $2 million grant...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 2:50 PM
A federal judge on Monday ordered Baltimore police Officer Samuel Ocasio to repay a Pennsylvania insurance company more than $1,900 for a fraudulent claim connected to a kickback scheme.
A jury convicted Ocasio, 37, of conspiracy and extortion this...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Talk about two political careers going in opposite directions.
Last Sunday, I wrote about the top Sunday morning public affairs shows like "Meet the Press" falling in love with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and booking him every chance they get.
| Aug 3, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Kelvin Manrich, the last of 15 Baltimore police officers convicted of taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a Rosedale auto repair shop, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Friday, ending the prosecution phase of one of the worst scandals...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:56 AM
Ben Baker's summer doesn't include mornings of sleeping in or days of lounging on the couch playing video games or watching TV. The 17-year-old Howard High School rising senior is spending his summer as an apprentice grease monkey, working on Howard...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 6:43 PM
About the series: As The Baltimore Sun commemorates its 175th anniversary, we revisit the subjects of our most iconic photographs, describing where their lives have led them since their moments in The Sun.
Deborah Tate is often reminded of her son,...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Police officers convicted of a crime in Maryland and sentenced to state prison are typically housed in segregated areas for their safety, far from most other inmates.
But those prosecuted in U.S. District Court and sent to federal prison — like the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 11:44 AM
"Things are getting ugly" in parts of the heart of Bel Air, especially where some of town's group homes are concentrated.
Several residents brought their concerns about group homes in the East Broadway-Franklin Street area to the Bel Air town...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 5:29 PM
Aberdeen may consider changing the structure of its water rates but does not expect to raise property tax rates in the 2013 fiscal year, City Manager Doug Miller told city council members at a work session Monday that focused on the town's next budget....
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:55 AM
The full force of Sandy hasn't even hit Maryland yet, but regulators here are warning consumers against the scam artists who inevitably will pop up.
The Maryland Attorney General said that once the storm leaves the area, homeowners with damaged houses...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Osvaldo Valentine, a 40-year-old Baltimore police officer, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Thursday for taking kickbacks from an auto repair company, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced.
Sixteen Baltimore officers were convicted in...