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  • KKK flyers distributed in Eldersburg neighborhood, Sykesville

    KKK flyers distributed in Eldersburg neighborhood, Sykesville

    At least one Carroll County resident is upset after finding a Klu Klux Klan flyer on his property this weekend. He wasn’t the only one to receive the propaganda. Chris Patrick, of Eldersburg, said he went out to the end of his driveway Sunday at around 4:45 p.m. to pick up the free newspapers that...

  • Hearing in Glenelg High hate crimes case pushed back

    Hearing in Glenelg High hate crimes case pushed back

    An attorney for one of the four former Glenelg High School students charged with hate crimes after racial epithets and swastikas were found scrawled on the school’s grounds in May told a judge Monday he needs more time to study new information. Tyler Curtiss, 18, of Brookeville, appeared before...

  • Police: Two arrested in Annapolis with bags of marijuana edibles

    Police: Two arrested in Annapolis with bags of marijuana edibles

    An adult and a minor were arrested in Annapolis Friday after police said they were found with bags of marijuana-based edibles. Anne Arundel police said officers first received a tip through the Emergency Management Agency’s “Safe Schools Maryland” tip line “regarding two suspects who were selling...

  • Taneytown Police investigating derogatory slur written on Fortune Star restaurant

    Taneytown Police investigating derogatory slur written on Fortune Star restaurant

    Taneytown Police are investigating an incident in which a slur was written on a local Chinese restaurant. Lt. Jason Etzler said police were called around 5 a.m. on Nov. 18 to the Fortune Star, 520 E. Baltimore St., and found a derogatory message painted on the front of the building. The incident...

  • How does Baltimore compare with other cities police commissioner pick Joel Fitzgerald has overseen?

    How does Baltimore compare with other cities police commissioner pick Joel Fitzgerald has overseen?

    Incoming Baltimore police commissioner Joel Fitzgerald is bringing his experience heading three previous police departments — all in the past five years. Here’s a look at each city by the numbers and how it compares with Baltimore. Missouri City, Texas Years as chief: From 2009 to 2013 Population:...

  • What they're saying about Joel Fitzgerald, Baltimore's next police commissioner

    What they're saying about Joel Fitzgerald, Baltimore's next police commissioner

      His name was leaked on twitter ... and then it wasn’t. On Friday, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh finally, officially confirmed that Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald will be the city’s next police commissioner. In an opinion column published in The Baltimore Sun, Pugh said Fitzgerald “is...

  • Police: Woman stabbed her father to death in Baltimore

    Police: Woman stabbed her father to death in Baltimore

    A 26-year-old woman was arrested after police said she stabbed her father to death Friday afternoon. Jessica Taylor allegedly stabbed Adam Taylor, 57, multiple times during an argument around 4 p.m. in the 400 block of Walton Court. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Jessica Taylor, his...

  • Who is Baltimore police commissioner pick Joel Fitzgerald?

    Who is Baltimore police commissioner pick Joel Fitzgerald?

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has chosen Fort Worth police chief Joel Fitzgerald to be the city’s next police commissioner. If confirmed by the City Council, Baltimore would become the fourth city in five years where he’s held the top police spot. Here’s what we know about Fitzgerald: » Fitzgerald’s...

  • Joel Fitzgerald, pick for Baltimore police commissioner, is no rookie when it comes to managing scandal

    Joel Fitzgerald, pick for Baltimore police commissioner, is no rookie when it comes to managing scandal

    Dwindling ranks, low morale, brutality complaints and public mistrust — it’s all beset the Baltimore Police Department in recent years. And city leaders have spent months searching for a new commissioner to quell the storm. Their pick in Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald is no rookie when...

  • Man killed in Friday morning shooting, Baltimore police say

    Man killed in Friday morning shooting, Baltimore police say

    A man was fatally shot in the head Friday morning in East Baltimore, city police said. Officers were called at 10:20 a.m. to the 800 block of Luzerne Ave., near Madison Street, for a report of an unresponsive man in the alley. Police said a 37-year-old man was shot in the head. Medics pronounced...

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