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  • White Marsh woman on trial in husband's 2010 killing

    White Marsh woman on trial in husband's 2010 killing
    Accused of ordering a man to kill her husband at a Towson gas station, Karla Porter claims that she felt she had no other choice as she sought to escape an abusive relationship in which she believed her life was in danger. "Ray Porter had become...
  • Joppa man charged with attempted rape in May assault near Little Gunpowder

    Joppa man charged with attempted rape in May assault near Little Gunpowder
    A Joppa man has been charged with attempted rape in connection with an assault in May near Little Gunpowder Falls. A 36-year-old woman had told police May 31 that she had been sexually assaulted at 4 a.m. that day in a wooded area near the Harford...
  • Porter says she feared for life when she ordered husband killed

    Porter says she feared for life when she ordered husband killed
    Karla Porter matter-of-factly confessed on Thursday to hiring a hit man to kill her husband, testifying that she had him shot because she feared he would kill her first. "If Ray was alive, I would be dead," Karla Porter said as she gave three hours of...
  • Police say runner sexually assaulted on Columbia foot path

    Police say runner sexually assaulted on Columbia foot path
    A woman running on a Columbia foot path this week was sexually assaulted, according to Howard County Police. On Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m., police said the woman was running on a path near the intersection of Stone Cloud and Majors Lane when she heard...
  • Golf club-wielding woman who attacked Columbia dog walker charged

    Golf club-wielding woman who attacked Columbia dog walker charged
    A man walking his dog in the Harper's Choice community of Columbia was assaulted by a woman with a golf club, which led to the man pepper spraying the woman, Howard County police said Thursday. Jaconda Wagner, 46, of the 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road,...
  • Baltimore County murder-for-hire case now in the hands of the jury

    Baltimore County murder-for-hire case now in the hands of the jury
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys for Karla Porter sparred Monday over whether a woman who admits hiring a man to kill her husband should be convicted of murder or manslaughter. Jurors began deliberating after both sides in the White Marsh woman's trial...
  • Montgomery Co. teacher from Dundalk charged with child sexual abuse

    Montgomery Co. teacher from Dundalk charged with child sexual abuse
    A Montgomery County elementary school teacher from Dundalk who was charged with possession of child pornography has now been charged with child sexual abuse, police said. Lawrence Wesley Joynes, 54, of the 1900 block of Ormand Road, is charged with 14...
  • Karla Porter found guilty of first-degree murder in husband's death

    Karla Porter found guilty of first-degree murder in husband's death
    A Baltimore County jury on Tuesday rejected a White Marsh woman's claim that the only way to end years of spousal abuse was to hire a hit man to kill her husband. The jury, composed of nine women and three men, convicted Karla Porter of first-degree...
  • Police charge slain Parkville woman's estranged husband with murder

    Police charge slain Parkville woman's estranged husband with murder
    Baltimore County police charged the husband of a Parkville woman killed Tuesday with first degree murder Wednesday. Officers tracked Cory Shirell Bowman to a Baltimore apartment late Wednesday and found a man inside dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound....
  • Terps appreciate 'goofy personality' of D-line coach Greg Gattuso

    Terps appreciate 'goofy personality' of D-line coach Greg Gattuso
    Sometimes, Maryland defensive line coach Greg Gattuso will lapse back to when he was a howling bear of a head coach stalking the sidelines as if looking for prey. Gattuso coached Duquesne for 12 seasons, and — while he understands his role is more...
  • Advocates say young mother's murder raises questions about domestic violence protections

    Advocates say young mother's murder raises questions about domestic violence protections
    Victoria Vernetta Glover had taken the available legal steps to protect herself from an allegedly abusive husband but was killed nonetheless. Police say Cory Bowman shot his estranged wife this week outside her Parkville home as she was putting her 3-...
  • Md. welfare recipients want to work

    Poor people are continuing to be demonized both nationally and locally based on invidious stereotypes. Michael Tanner's fictitious welfare mom who "chooses" not to work is just the latest ("In Maryland, it pays not to work," Aug. 13). The reality on the...