Heather Cook, the former Episcopal bishop who fatally struck a Baltimore bicyclist with her car while driving drunk two days after Christmas in 2014, will be released from prison next month after serving a little more than half her original sentence.
Michael Harrison will start work as Baltimore's police commissioner with a much more generous contract than the past three leaders of the police department, guaranteeing him a far higher salary, raises and other perks. But the deal also makes it easier a mayor to fire Harrison.
Former Episcopal Church bishop Heather Cook is again seeking to serve at home the remainder of her prison sentence for striking a bicyclist while driving drunk, injuring him fatally and leaving the scene. A relative of her victim says she "vigorously" opposes Cook's request.
A reader reacts to Christopher Tomlinson's column suggesting bars should be able to stay open an hour later in Carroll; another writes about the FBI's investigation of President Trump, and another commiserates over the loss of holiday decorations in downtown Westminster.
For the last dozen years, Catherine’s Cause has held a remembrance ceremony in Westminster, honoring those who have been lost in drunk driving crashes by lighting a candle for them. It’s a poignant event that should serve as a sobering reminder to not to get behind the wheel while intoxicated.
A Baltimore judge has denied former Episcopal church bishop Heather Cook's request to be released from prison early. Cook is serving time for fatally striking a bicyclist in North Baltimore while driving under the influence and texting. She also left the scene where Thomas Palermo was fatally hurt.
An off-duty Baltimore Police officer charged and cleared of a drunken-driving crash involving a departmental vehicle nearly evaded legal trouble — until patrol officers realized he was a fellow cop, newly released body-camera footage shows.
A Baltimore prosecutor says Heather Cook, a former Episcopal bishop serving a prison sentence for fatally striking bicyclist Thomas Palermo with her car while drunk, should be denied a reduction in sentence. If a judge approves Cook's request on Nov. 5, Cook could leave prison that day.
Baltimore City police officer Aaron Heilman, working and in full uniform, was found slumped over behind the wheel of his marked patrol vehicle in the 700 block of Washington Blvd. on Tuesday around 1:40 p.m. He has been fired.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office announced that it, in collaboration with a handful of local law enforcement agencies, will operate a sobriety checkpoint over Labor Day weekend. The Sheriff's Office is partnering with Maryland State Police, Hampstead police, Sykesville police, among others.
Two Bel Air police officers have been promoted to the rank of officer first class. The promotions of OFC Kieth Smithson and OFC Logan Walsh were finalized Monday night during a brief ceremony at the Bel Air town meeting.
Callie Noble Schwarzman was arrested Tuesday night on charges that she violated probation for a 2017 drunken driving offense in Carroll County. Investigators obtained a warrant for her arrest Wednesday for charges related to the deaths of 60-year-old Deborah Limmer and 5-year-old Delaney Gaddis.
A Sykesville man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he failed multiple field sobriety tests and was caught with heroin and a loaded, stolen firearm in his possession, police said. Police charged Kristopher Bell, 26, of the 1000 Block of Courtland Drive, with six criminal charges.