Ripken elected to Hall of Fame

Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr., who played in 2,632 consecutive games and had more than 3,000 hits and 400 home runs, was elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America to the Hall of Fame with the third-highest vote percentage in history.


Dixon cleared in ethics probe

Baltimore's Board of Ethics cleared City Council President Sheila Dixon of wrongdoing, nearly a year after beginning an inquiry into whether she used her influence to direct city money to a company that employed her sister.


Man accused in killing of officer

A 21-year-old man whose record includes at least 17 arrests was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Troy L. Chesley Sr., 34, an off-duty Baltimore police detective, in an apparent robbery attempt. The suspect, Brandon Grimes, was wounded in the leg.

Hopkins strangler gets life

Donta Maurice Allen, a high school dropout and transient restaurant worker, received a life sentence in Baltimore Circuit Court in the choking and beating death of Johns Hopkins University student Linda Trinh. He will be eligible for parole.