Recent stories by Jessica Anderson
6:52 PM PDT, April 11, 2014
Dr. Christina Catlett was working in the emergency room at Johns Hopkins Hospital when word came of a shooting just floors above. Paul Warren Pardus had killed his mother, shot her physician and then taken his own life.
5:54 PM PDT, April 11, 2014
FBI agents fatally shot a man Friday afternoon in a busy commercial area of Owings Mills, the bureau and Baltimore County police confirmed.
3:00 AM PDT, April 8, 2014
The call to the county homicide detective came in the middle of the night. A man had been gunned down at a bus stop on Eastern Boulevard in Essex. Found on the scene, the victim's cellphone held a message from someone named Ashley. It read simply, "You dead."
1:08 PM PDT, April 5, 2014
Though felons are prohibited from voting in Maryland, 15 of them cast ballots in the 2010 gubernatorial election, according to a recently released audit.
1:29 PM PDT, April 4, 2014
A dryer caught fire at the laundry room of the Baltimore County Detention Center Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.
6:19 PM PDT, April 3, 2014
Amid reports of an "active shooter" on campus Monday, Stevenson University students threw their desks against the classroom door, then prayed with near-strangers under computer carts.
4:27 PM PDT, April 1, 2014
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that Baltimore County discriminated against older employees when it required them to contribute more to their pensions than younger employees.
11:00 AM PDT, April 3, 2014
After serving nearly 40 years in prison for a fatal shooting, Walter Lomax was released in 2006 amid questions about his trial. On Wednesday, he celebrated another milestone in his case, as prosecutors formally dropped the charges against him.
12:45 PM PDT, March 21, 2014
A Baltimore County permits inspector was charged after police said they found more than 5,000 images child porn on his home computer and other electronic devices.
5:24 PM PDT, March 31, 2014
Stevenson University's Owings Mills campus was locked down for three hours Monday afternoon as authorities investigated reports of an armed person on campus that turned out to have been sparked by a pellet gun.
7:46 AM PDT, March 27, 2014
Three Baltimore County officers who fatally shot a Parkville man last week who they said charged at them with a knife have been identified by the department.
12:05 PM PDT, March 28, 2014
A man and woman were shot inside a Southwest Baltimore home Friday morning, city police said.
6:03 PM PDT, March 21, 2014
For 14 years, police suspected Stephen Cooke in the death of his girlfriend, a theory stoked by the lucrative life insurance payout he received after her death. It wasn't until hours before another man's trial that police say they finally got what they needed to charge him.
2:47 PM PDT, March 20, 2014
A Pikesville man, who fled to Oklahoma in 2012 after his grandparents were found beaten and stabbed to death in their home, pleaded guilty in the killings and received a life sentence on Thursday, prosecutors said.
6:02 PM PDT, March 20, 2014
A MTA police officer has been charged with rape after a woman told investigators that he drove her home from the scene of an accident and then assaulted her.
6:13 PM PDT, March 19, 2014
The man shot to death this week by Baltimore County police had approached officers with a knife before, according to court documents in a January incident that bears striking similarities to this week's case.
6:18 PM PDT, March 18, 2014
Timothy Virts, accused of killing Bobbie Jo Cortez this month and abducting one of their daughters, will remain in jail pending trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.
4:00 AM PDT, March 16, 2014
He was captured on video using an ATM in Beltsville, later at a McDonald's in Burtonsville and then arriving in a taxi at The Mall in Columbia on Jan. 25.
2:03 PM PDT, March 14, 2014
Baltimore County police say Timothy Virts has returned to Maryland to face homicide allegations, a week after the abduction of his daughter and the killing of her mother sparked a multistate manhunt.
6:28 PM PDT, March 12, 2014
The teenager who led a deadly January assault at The Mall in Columbia did not target his victims, but planned a killing spree inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, Howard County police revealed Wednesday.
4:45 PM PDT, March 15, 2014
A Baltimore police officer remained in critical but stable condition Saturday morning after authorities said somebody approached his personal vehicle and opened fire Friday night, hitting him several times in the upper body and sending him to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for emergency surgery.
10:49 AM PDT, March 12, 2014
Darion Marcus Aguilar had no connections to his victims and modeled his attack on the Mall in Columbia after the Columbine High School shooting, Howard County police revealed Wednesday.
7:35 AM PDT, March 12, 2014
A man was shot in the jaw and ankle on Belair Road in northeast Baltimore early Wednesday morning by an unknown suspect wearing a hooded sweat shirt and dark pants, city police said.
4:23 PM PST, March 8, 2014
Police and relatives of abducted girl Caitlyn Virts credited the use of the Amber Alert system and the quick, eager fingers of social media users with helping authorities find the 11-year-old in Florence, S.C., on Friday.
6:36 PM PDT, March 10, 2014
Timothy Virts, the man who allegedly killed the mother of his children and then fled to South Carolina with one daughter, has waived his right to extradition proceedings, authorities said Monday.
8:42 AM PST, March 8, 2014
A nationwide hunt ended Friday night when Caitlyn Marie Virts, the 11-year-old girl missing since her mother was found killed in their Dundalk home on Thursday, was located in a motel room in Florence, S.C., with her father, Timothy Virts, who was taken into custody, Baltimore County police said.
6:57 PM PST, March 8, 2014
— The Dundalk father and daughter sought in a multi-state search were found a day after they inconspicuously checked in at a small South Carolina motel more than 400 miles from where their journey began.
5:28 PM PST, March 6, 2014
Two gunmen opened fire on 12-year-old Sean Johnson and his friends in 2011 to "send a message" to their East Baltimore neighborhood, prosecutors said Thursday at the start of the trial of the alleged gang members accused of killing Johnson and wounding three of his friends.
10:49 AM PST, March 5, 2014
A city police officer is accused of beating a Jack Russell terrier puppy with a mop, then choking the dog and sending a picture of its dead body to its owner — his girlfriend.
5:57 PM PST, March 5, 2014
Released after 44 years behind bars in the shooting death of a Baltimore police officer, former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway said in a radio interview Wednesday that he plans to dedicate the next stage of his life to community service.
11:36 AM PST, March 5, 2014
A young girl was injured but is expected to survive after someone fired a gun into a van with three others inside, Baltimore County police said. The van was stopped at an Overlea traffic light Monday night.
6:57 PM PST, March 2, 2014
Aaron Acquilla Johnson Sr., a longtime educator and basketball coach, died Feb. 14 of lung cancer. Mr. Johnson, of Baltimore, was 79.
6:16 PM PST, March 2, 2014
A man found not breathing Sunday at the intersection of Baltimore and President streets has died, city police said.
10:31 AM PST, March 5, 2014
Baltimore police have identified a woman who was found dead, floating in an industrial area near South Clinton Street Thursday.
12:15 PM PST, February 27, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide that occurred in a Dundalk apartment Thursday afternoon.
2:56 PM PST, February 26, 2014
Baltimore County police have identified a man charged with firing several shots outside a Pulaski Highway hotel room before stashing the gun inside a nearby Royal Farms.
1:13 PM PDT, March 26, 2014
Baltimore County police released pictures on Wednesday of two men they want to question in two Pikesville home invasions earlier this month, including one where a man and his daughter were tied up.
12:12 PM PST, February 21, 2014
A man pulled from a stream in Randallstown Friday afternoon is listed in critical condition, Baltimore County officials said.
4:53 PM PST, February 26, 2014
Troy Douglas no longer sits at his desk at William Paca Elementary. The third-grader's classmates and teachers have decorated it with cards and balloons to preserve his memory.
8:59 AM PST, February 20, 2014
An 8-year-old boy walking home from school was killed Wednesday when an East Baltimore rowhouse that neighbors said exploded caught fire, sending rubble into the street and plumes of thick, black smoke over the area.
2:15 PM PST, February 21, 2014
A Baltimore County jury on Thursday convicted a Rosedale man of stabbing another man, and leaving his body in a burning car.
5:55 PM PST, February 20, 2014
As he left school for the last time, 8-year-old Troy Douglas was planning to meet up with friends and relatives to play laser tag at a cousin's birthday party, his family said Thursday.
7:05 AM PST, February 19, 2014
A couple posing as customers entered a Timonium jewelry store, where, while looking at merchandise, made off with several rings costing nearly $46,000, according to Baltimore County police.
5:37 PM PST, February 15, 2014
A Catonsville man was arrested last week after Baltimore County police said they spotted him driving a beige 2004 Volkswagen Jetta that had been reported stolen by the owner.
5:45 PM PST, February 15, 2014
Baltimore County police were called early Saturday to the Torrent Lounge in Towson, which opened Friday, after someone discharged pepper spray inside, causing some patrons to cough and vomit.
8:50 PM PST, February 13, 2014
Baltimore City firefighters were called to six fires during Thursday's snow storm, but a spokesman said call volumes were lower than usual. Only one became a working fire.
1:20 PM PST, February 10, 2014
Baltimore County police charged a 16-year-old in a stabbing Saturday night that left two teens injured outside a Woodlawn roller skating rink.
6:05 AM PST, February 14, 2014
Baltimore City firefighters were called to two fires Thursday morning amid the snow storm, but a spokesman said call volumes were lower than usual.
6:47 PM PST, February 10, 2014
Two Baltimore police officers were found guilty Monday on charges related to the assault of a man who attempted to hide in the home of one officer's girlfriend after he fled from police during a 2011 drug arrest.
3:18 PM PST, February 10, 2014
Two Baltimore police officers were found guilty Monday on charges related to the assault of a man who attempted to hide in the home of one officer's girlfriend after he fled from police during a 2011 drug arrest.
6:25 PM PST, February 7, 2014
Jurors began deliberations Friday in the trial of two Baltimore police officers accused of assaulting a man during a 2011 drug arrest in which the suspect attempted to hide in the home of one officer's girlfriend.
10:18 AM PST, February 10, 2014
A Dunbar security guard leaving a Parkville bank Monday morning was robbed by a man armed with a chemical irritant, Baltimore County police said.
1:31 PM PST, February 5, 2014
A 65-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after Baltimore County police said he set his neighbor's house on fire Tuesday in Essex.
3:31 PM PST, February 4, 2014
Baltimore County police have identified the police officer who shot a man suspected of attacking him as he responded to a domestic dispute at a Cockeysville apartment complex last week.
4:20 PM PST, January 29, 2014
A man was shot multiple times Tuesday night in Turner Station, Baltimore County police said.
3:25 PM PST, February 4, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating whether an incendiary device might have caused an Essex house fire Tuesday morning that sent three people, including a firefighter and a police officer, to an area hospital.
2:52 PM PST, January 29, 2014
A Turner Station woman on her porch Monday was approached by an armed man who forced her inside to perform a sex act, Baltimore County police said.
8:14 AM PST, January 19, 2014
Two women have been charged in the recent stabbing deaths of two young children at a Germantown townhouse — in what Montgomery County police said was an attempt at an exorcism.
4:36 PM PST, January 18, 2014
Critics said Saturday that the latest problem to hit Maryland's online health exchange — an incorrect help-line number that directed hundreds of callers to a Seattle-based pottery business — was another symptom of the poorly operating website.
2:38 PM PST, February 3, 2014
Federal authorities are looking for a man they said robbed a PNC Bank in Baltimore Monday afternoon wearing a red hat that read, "Haters Gonna Hate."
10:58 AM PST, January 31, 2014
A Baltimore County Police officer shot a man who attacked him as he responded to a domestic dispute at a Cockeysville apartment complex Thursday, authorities said.
5:17 PM PST, January 18, 2014
Police were searching Saturday for two suspects in the shooting of a man in an attempted robbery in the city's northeast neighborhood of Waltherson, Baltimore police said.
1:55 PM PST, January 18, 2014
Baltimore police said a man was fatally stabbed early Saturday morning in Northwest Baltimore.
7:56 AM PST, February 3, 2014
Armed with a machete and a handgun, two men robbed three 7-Eleven stores across Baltimore County in about an hour Thursday night before being arrested, police said.
5:38 PM PST, January 29, 2014
Before dawn last Aug. 28, Tonya Smith said, she heard two shots and pulled her 13-year-old daughter under the bed. Then came the sound of tactical officers pounding up the stairs.
3:12 PM PST, December 20, 2013
A Halethorpe man charged in his girlfriend's death was found dead in his jail cell last month, closing the case, court records show.
5:24 PM PST, December 31, 2013
The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection.
3:10 PM PST, January 17, 2014
A Hawthorne woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for having her boyfriend gun down the father of her child near an Essex bus stop on Feb. 18, prosecutors said.
5:19 PM PST, January 18, 2014
A 23-year-old man was robbed by two men with a BB gun in Severn Saturday, Anne Arundel County police said.
4:13 PM PST, January 17, 2014
A Baltimore County judge on Friday denied Nicholas Browning's motion to reduce the four life sentences he received for murdering his parents and two younger brothers at their Cockeysville home.
3:08 PM PST, December 20, 2013
A man who barricaded himself inside his Towson home Wednesday and fired off several rounds — causing police to shut down streets and placing schools on lockdown — has been charged.
6:25 PM PST, January 16, 2014
Towson University student Mykeal Spivey was walking toward his off-campus apartment when three men came up from behind, demanded his cellphone and attacked him when he refused. Spivey noticed the blood as he collapsed against a light pole; he hadn't realized they had stabbed him.
3:24 PM PST, January 9, 2014
Maryland law enforcement workers need more guidance in dealing with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a commission formed after a man with Down syndrome died in a struggle with Frederick County sheriff's deputies.
1:02 PM PST, January 4, 2014
Officer Aaron Waddell pulled over a gray Dodge Caravan on Route 198 in Laurel and asked the driver for his license and registration. Waddell told the man why he stopped him — a suspected seat belt violation — and added, "Just to let you know, you're being recorded."
4:59 PM PST, December 19, 2013
A 17-year-old charged with gun violations in the wake of the shooting that killed Baltimore County tactical officer Jason Schneider will be tried as an adult in the case, a judge ruled Thursday.
2:08 PM PST, December 20, 2013
Baltimore County police released a photo of a man who shot a 7-Eleven employee during an attempted robbery at the Loch Raven convenience store earlier this month.
7:17 PM PST, December 16, 2013
Baltimore County police identified a man who was shot by officers in Windsor Mill on Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a woman and attempted to run officers down with his car.
9:55 AM PST, December 18, 2013
Baltimore County police say a person has barricaded themselves inside a Towson home Wednesday morning, and are asking residents in the area to stay inside.
5:59 PM PST, December 17, 2013
A city police instructor was sentenced Tuesday to two months in jail for shooting a trainee during exercises, an incident that left a man critically wounded and, in the words of a prosecutor, "brought dishonor onto the Baltimore Police Department."
6:20 PM PST, December 18, 2013
A man is in custody after he barricaded himself inside a Hampton home for nearly seven hours Wednesday, Baltimore County police said.
2:10 PM PST, December 10, 2013
Baltimore County police said Tuesday they are investigating a Catonsville woman's death from earlier this month as a homicide.
12:04 PM PST, December 7, 2013
The judges of Maryland's top court are subject to the second-best financial disclosure rules in the country, according to a national study. But the report found that transparency is so bad nationwide that no state got a letter grade higher than "C."
9:42 PM PST, December 5, 2013
The robbers knew to show up as workers came in to open the M&T Bank in Dundalk, authorities say. And as the armed man and his fiancee forced a teller to unlock the safe at the branch, they say, she was horrified to learn that they also knew her son's name.
5:18 PM PST, December 13, 2013
A security guard was fatally shot while breaking up a fight between patrons at a Windsor Mill crab house early Friday morning, Baltimore County police said.
4:31 PM PST, November 25, 2013
A naked man was found dead outside a gas station on Eastern Boulevard in Essex Monday, Baltimore County police said.
7:27 PM PST, December 11, 2013
A family crime organization trafficked more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes and more in illegal foreign drugs through a Baltimore restaurant and a Pikesville pharmacy that received a Baltimore County-backed loan, authorities said in a federal indictment that was unsealed Wednesday.
11:44 AM PST, December 9, 2013
A 35-year-old woman died after her Reisterstown home caught fire Sunday, Baltimore County officials said.
2:06 PM PST, November 28, 2013
An African-American Baltimore County police sergeant claims in a federal lawsuit that he faced threats and discrimination after reporting that two white officers used excessive force and made an unlawful arrest.
2:20 PM PST, November 26, 2013
A Baltimore County police officer did not use excessive force by using a Taser 10 times on a man who died during an attempted 2007 arrest, a federal jury found this month.
1:11 PM PST, November 26, 2013
A man was shot outside an Essex business Tuesday before running to a nearby McDonald's restaurant, Baltimore County police said.
1:28 PM PST, December 9, 2013
Baltimore County robbery detectives are investigating the non-fatal shooting of a Loch Raven 7-Eleven employee Sunday night.
2:18 PM PST, November 26, 2013
Charges are pending against a man who slammed an officer's hand in a door when police tried to arrest him Monday night in a hit-and-run investigation, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.
1:35 PM PST, November 22, 2013
Baltimore County police are continuing to investigate an attempted armed robbery where the suspects tried to steal dirt bikes as they were being loaded onto a truck in July.
10:07 AM PST, November 22, 2013
A Baltimore County school bus driver will not be charged after a bus rolled over while taking 10 students to Pikesville Middle last month, police said.
6:20 PM PST, November 19, 2013
A man described by prosecutors as a major cocaine dealer in Dundalk who sold primarily to dancers at local strip clubs was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison.
3:11 PM PST, November 18, 2013
A Cleveland man was sentenced Monday in Baltimore County to 20 years in prison for pimping women from Ohio over the Internet, according to the state's attorney's office.
3:53 PM PST, November 14, 2013
Baltimore County police officers will soon be getting behind the wheels of new cruisers.
4:57 PM PST, November 25, 2013
A New Market man fatally shot both his wife and their young son with one bullet last week, then turned his gun on himself, the Frederick County sheriff's office said Monday.
10:36 AM PST, November 22, 2013
The Baltimore County police department's personnel section was consolidated into a single county-wide office this week, a spokeswoman said.
9:27 AM PST, November 22, 2013
Two people were stabbed in Essex Thursday night as the result of an ongoing neighborhood dispute, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.
5:12 PM PST, November 19, 2013
Two people were rescued from an amphibious vehicle stuck in a muddy section of the Back River Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.
5:26 PM PST, November 13, 2013
One person died, and two others were taken to a local hospital after a fishing boat capsized in Essex Wednesday, according to Natural Resources Police.
3:28 PM PST, November 13, 2013
A three-vehicle crash clogged traffic on Interstate 95 north in past exit 67 to White Marsh Boulevard in Baltimore County Wednesday afternoon.
4:44 PM PST, November 8, 2013
A former information technology contract worker had banking information for more than 6,000 current and former Baltimore County employees on his computer, local government officials said Friday.
5:10 PM PST, November 7, 2013
Though a Baltimore County jury agreed that former cardiologist Mark Midei placed stents in Glenn Weinberg's heart unnecessarily, one juror said panel members did not all agree that the procedure caused the prominent businessman to miss out on a stake in Maryland's largest casino.
5:21 PM PST, November 8, 2013
Speed and alcohol likely contributed to a crash in Sparks on Thursday night that killed two people and left one woman in critical condition Friday, Baltimore County police said.
6:23 AM PDT, November 1, 2013
A disabled vehicle was slowing traffic in Baltimore City Friday morning, the Maryland Department of Transportation reported.
3:39 AM PDT, November 1, 2013
Daylight savings time ends Sunday, which means it's time to reset the clocks back an hour, and an added hour of sleep.
3:32 AM PDT, November 1, 2013
A Baltimore County jury on Wednesday found a Hawthorne woman guilty of having her boyfriend fatally shoot the father of her child.
3:24 PM PST, November 12, 2013
A Baltimore City homicide detective who lied about being shot at a downtown parking garage two years ago will not serve any jail time.
3:38 AM PDT, November 1, 2013
The Baltimore firefighter who was killed, along with his girlfriend, inside his Glen Burnie home last weekend will be laid to rest Saturday, following a viewing Friday.
5:02 AM PDT, October 31, 2013
Edward Clark — known as "Pops" to Baltimore softball enthusiasts — could often be found along the sidelines watching a game from his red folding chair. Nearly anyone who played in adult leagues saw the 81-year-old on the fields this summer, as they have for years.
4:49 PM PST, November 13, 2013
A man who stole personal data of thousands of Baltimore County employees while working as a information technology contract worker was identified Wednesday after being extradited from Florida.
4:19 PM PST, November 9, 2013
Baltimore-area organizations were mobilizing relief efforts Saturday after one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall — with winds reaching almost 200 mph — struck the central Philippines, leaving as many as 1,200 people dead.
6:53 AM PDT, October 27, 2013
A man charged in five sexual assault cases since 2010 based on DNA evidence was acquitted a fourth time Friday in Baltimore City Circuit Court, as prosecutors vowed to continue to try to convict him.
4:44 PM PST, November 9, 2013
Tactical officer Jason Schneider, who was fatally shot when police entered a Catonsville house in August, has been named police officer of the year by the County Seal Democratic Club of Baltimore County.
7:14 PM PST, November 6, 2013
A Baltimore County judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the latest malpractice case against former cardiologist Mark Midei and the former owners of St. Joseph Medical Center after jurors failed to agree on how much the plaintiff deserved in damages.
3:37 PM PDT, October 28, 2013
A prominent Baltimore businessman said he lost millions of dollars when he chose to retire early after being led to believe he suffered from severe coronary disease.
5:54 PM PDT, October 24, 2013
Howard County police found the convicted felon wanted in the shooting of an officer as the man limped along U.S. 1 Thursday morning, concluding a manhunt that had begun the day before while authorities canvassed the area.
7:19 PM PDT, October 23, 2013
Former cardiologist Mark Midei improperly placed three stents in the heart of a prominent businessman who didn't need them, a Baltimore County jury ruled Wednesday in a malpractice case.
6:42 PM PDT, October 16, 2013
Officer William S. Kern should not have been carrying the live gun he used in the accidental shooting of a recruit, a fellow instructor said in court Wednesday, challenging Kern's assertion that he needed his service weapon for security.
3:47 PM PST, November 4, 2013
A White Marsh woman will spend the rest of her life in prison for hiring a hit man to kill her husband — a man she has insisted subjected her to years of abuse.
5:46 PM PDT, November 1, 2013
Lawyers for Baltimore businessman Glenn Weinberg told a jury Friday he missed out on making millions of dollars from the Maryland Live casino when he retired early after being wrongly told he had severely blocked heart arteries.
6:54 AM PDT, October 31, 2013
A fuel truck caught fire near the campus of Coppin State University Thursday morning, a city fire spokesman said.
4:47 AM PDT, October 31, 2013
In Harford County, the left northbound lane and shoulder of Interstate 95 before exit 74 to Route 152 Mountain Road, has closed due to a crash involving four vehicles. The Department of Transportation reported the incident at 7:26 a.m.
5:13 AM PDT, October 30, 2013
An accident has left the southbound lanes of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel closed as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation website.
6:30 PM PDT, October 17, 2013
A jury found Baltimore police instructor William S. Kern guilty Thursday of reckless endangerment for shooting and critically wounding a recruit during a training exercise at the Rosewood Center in Owings Mills.
3:32 PM PDT, October 25, 2013
A veteran Baltimore County police officer has been charged with failing to secure a firearm after his 11-year-old son handled his service weapon, firing it into a bedroom door, according to the department.
4:34 PM PDT, October 25, 2013
A man linked by DNA in four separate sexual assault cases since 2011 was acquitted on sex offense charges again on Friday in Baltimore City Circuit Court.
3:54 PM PDT, October 21, 2013
Attorneys for a former patient of Dr. Mark Midei said Monday that he was careless, rushing into giving a patient stents, while the cardiologist's lawyers said he was providing necessary care.
2:56 PM PDT, October 12, 2013
A man died in a single-vehicle crash in Owings Mills early Saturday morning, police said, after his car veered off the road, struck a utility pole and a tree and caught fire.
6:27 PM PDT, October 12, 2013
A Baltimore man who was shot by county police Friday on Pulaski Highway was wanted for robbing a Timonium gold business earlier this month of jewelry and other items after binding two employees' hands with zip ties, authorities said.
4:38 PM PDT, October 25, 2013
Baltimore County police are searching for a registered sex offender who did not report for his required check-in with city police and have issued a warrant for his arrest.
6:16 PM PDT, October 15, 2013
Baltimore police training instructor William Kern had an "unhealthy attachment" to his gun, prosecutors said in court Tuesday, alleging that the veteran officer twice pulled out the weapon by mistake during exercises — then refused to hand it over after the accidental shooting of a recruit.
5:36 PM PDT, October 9, 2013
Mark Midei said in court Wednesday that he may have saved the life of a former patient by placing three stents in the man's heart, disputing the patient's claims in a $50 million lawsuit alleging that the procedure was unnecessary.
6:20 PM PDT, October 25, 2013
The owner of the AutoMax car dealership on Washington Boulevard said one of his salesmen felt something was wrong when Stephon Prather came there Wednesday and asked to test-drive a Cadillac.
5:02 PM PDT, October 11, 2013
Baltimore County police shot a man suspected of armed robbery after he reached for a handgun as detectives attempted to arrest him, department officials said Friday.
3:53 PM PDT, October 7, 2013
St. Joseph Medical Center did not have authority over the medical decisions cardiologist Mark Midei made for his stent patients, attorneys for the Towson hospital's former owners said in court Monday as they attempted to separate the institution from the doctor accused of performing unnecessary procedures.
4:12 PM PDT, October 10, 2013
Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger filed this week to run for reelection as the county's top prosecutor in 2014.
2:00 AM PDT, October 7, 2013
The Baltimore police supervisor who shot a recruit during an unauthorized training exercise in Owings Mills was expected to have a live firearm, his lawyer says in court documents, while acknowledging that he meant to pick up and fire a practice pistol instead.
7:01 PM PDT, October 7, 2013
A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said.
11:40 AM PDT, October 3, 2013
The Baltimore County police bomb squad was called to Cockeysville on Thursday for a suspicious package that turned out to be a block of wood with tape wrapped around it.
8:21 PM PDT, October 2, 2013
Two men were shot inside of a Middle River home on Wednesday afternoon, and police say both are expected to survive their injuries.
5:13 PM PDT, October 9, 2013
Former cardiologist Mark Midei took the stand Tuesday during the most recent civil suit against him and the previous owners of St. Joseph's Medical Center, in which the plaintiff is accusing him of performing unnecessary stent procedures.
4:42 PM PDT, September 26, 2013
A firefighter suffered minor injuries in a blaze that broke out at a Lansdowne apartment building Thursday afternoon — displacing 27 people, Baltimore County fire officials said.
9:14 AM PDT, September 30, 2013
A 17-year-old girl died after she was struck by a car on Route 40 in Catonsville Sunday night, Baltimore County police said.
7:33 AM PDT, October 4, 2013
A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a defense attorney based in Towson and 12 other people on drug-related charges, court records show.
3:36 PM PDT, September 13, 2013
Two new circuit administrative judges were appointed to oversee the day-to-day court functions in the city, Baltimore and Harford counties.
2:00 AM PDT, September 25, 2013
As Baltimore County police replace nearly 2,000 service weapons, they won't allow the old ones to be sold in gun shops — a decision that will prevent firearms from entering the open market but could triple the agency's cost.
2:53 PM PDT, September 23, 2013
A corrections officer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to smuggling drugs into the Baltimore City Detention Center for members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
4:04 PM PDT, September 27, 2013
A 29-year-old Baltimore man was arrested in connection with a stabbing in Woodlawn Thursday night, Baltimore County police said.
3:36 PM PDT, September 13, 2013
Baltimore County Police are searching for an Essex man who struck two police vehicles when detectives attempted to arrest him at his home for child sexual abuse charges Thursday.
4:16 PM PDT, September 20, 2013
The Baltimore County police union is asking a judge to hold in contempt County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and his budget director, arguing that the county has not complied with an order to return money to hundreds of retirees who overpaid health care premiums.
2:03 PM PDT, September 7, 2013
A Manchester motorcyclist died Saturday morning when his bike veered off the road into a wire fence, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said.
5:54 PM PDT, September 24, 2013
Baltimore County police are looking for a 25-year-old man in connection with a July non-fatal shooting on Liberty Road in Randallstown.
1:24 PM PDT, September 7, 2013
An Odenton man who drowned in the Potomac River on Labor Day has been identified, Montgomery County police said.
6:38 PM PDT, August 30, 2013
A Baltimore County district judge denied bail Friday to the teen sought in a county police raid that led to an officer's shooting death.
11:53 AM PDT, September 11, 2013
The Baltimore County burglar who helped trigger an ongoing constitutional challenge to Maryland's handgun laws shot himself to death, police said, after he assaulted his estranged wife and beat his parents with a pipe.
6:31 PM PDT, September 12, 2013
Authorities were trying to determine the cause of a loud sound that emanated from a trash can outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse in downtown Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, leading authorities to evacuate the building and shut down city streets.
8:19 AM PDT, August 13, 2013
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.
3:28 PM PDT, September 17, 2013
Four men have pleaded guilty in a scheme to extort money and heroin by kidnapping an 8-year-old boy, according to the Baltimore State's Attorney's office.
5:29 PM PDT, September 20, 2013
Baltimore County police have charged a 20-year-old man with two counts of attempted murder in a double shooting in Pikesville this month.
5:52 AM PDT, September 8, 2013
A man died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Baltimore's Hamillton Hills neighborhood on Friday night, the first of three shootings that left three others injured, city police said.
3:06 PM PDT, September 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County authorities are looking for three women caught on surveillance video at Glen Burnie High School after a baseball dugout caught fire early Saturday morning.
6:36 PM PDT, September 6, 2013
Police found a gunshot victim Friday on a sidewalk just south of Druid Hill Park, another in a series of deadly shootings in the neighborhood that has capped a bloody summer and shaken residents who have not seen such violence in years.
7:32 PM PDT, August 28, 2013
When members of the Baltimore County police tactical unit prepared to conduct raids in volatile, high-risk situations, they often turned to Officer Jason Schneider to be the first through the door.
9:39 AM PDT, September 26, 2013
Baltimore County police are searching for a woman wanted for fraudulent credit card purchases at county Walmart stores.
3:35 PM PDT, September 7, 2013
A vehicle stuck on a train track in Ellicott City was struck by a train early Saturday, leaving a man injured, Howard County fire officials said.
4:00 PM PDT, September 4, 2013
A Salisbury University student remains in critical condition after she was shot by her ex-boyfriend, who fatally shot her friend then killed himself just off the Eastern Shore campus, police said.
7:39 AM PDT, August 30, 2013
Baltimore County Officer Jason Schneider was trying to subdue a teen attempting to flee when a man came up behind him and opened fire during a predawn Catonsville raid, according to court documents filed Thursday.
5:17 PM PDT, August 13, 2013
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.
3:50 PM PDT, August 31, 2013
Jason Schneider always kissed his wife before he left for work each morning. On Wednesday, before the Baltimore County tactical officer walked out the door at 4 a.m., he kissed her one last time.
7:07 PM PDT, August 13, 2013
One person was killed and two others injured in two separate police-involved shootings that took place hours apart Tuesday in Baltimore County and Baltimore City.
5:42 PM PDT, September 5, 2013
The son of slain Baltimore County police officer Jason Schneider threw out the first pitch at Thursday's Orioles game against the Chicago White Sox.
6:43 PM PDT, August 8, 2013
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.
4:52 PM PDT, August 14, 2013
Baltimore County police on Wednesday identified a man fatally shot by officers and a second person who was charged following a burglary in the Woodlawn area.
5:54 PM PDT, September 4, 2013
Baltimore police do not have to reinstate an officer who was fired after the department discovered she was married to an incarcerated Dead Man Inc. gang member, an appeals court has ruled.
4:07 PM PDT, July 31, 2013
A man left critically injured in a fire at the former Seagram's plant in Dundalk was identified Wednesday by Baltimore County officials.
7:09 PM PDT, August 28, 2013
A Baltimore County police officer was shot to death Wednesday during a predawn raid on a house in Catonsville, police said. His alleged assailant was also killed in the firefight.
4:36 PM PDT, August 12, 2013
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.
5:56 PM PDT, August 6, 2013
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.
6:03 PM PDT, August 9, 2013
Jurors are expected to begin deliberating Monday whether Karla Porter is guilty of premeditated murder for hiring a man to kill her husband, or of a lesser charge because she was acting in self-defense.
5:32 PM PDT, July 28, 2013
When a burglar broke into more than two dozen apartments in Baltimore County, it wasn't the items he took that were unusual. It was what he left behind.
7:59 PM PDT, July 26, 2013
Two men were shot – one fatally -- in the East Baltimore neighborhood of McElderry Park early Friday morning, city police reported.
6:31 PM PDT, August 5, 2013
The owners of the Fish Head Cantina in Arbutus, where a man was stabbed to death last month, were ordered to pay a $2,000 fine Monday by the Baltimore County Board of Liquor Commissioners.
3:15 PM PDT, August 4, 2013
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a White Marsh woman charged with ordering the death of her husband at a Towson gas station three years ago.
7:28 AM PDT, July 31, 2013
Two Maryland women attempted to use their dead mothers' identities to cast illegal votes in last year's presidential election, the state prosecutor's office said Tuesday.
8:44 AM PDT, July 26, 2013
Five teenage pedestrians were injured when a car drove off the road after striking another vehicle Thursday night in Lochearn, Baltimore County police said.
4:48 PM PDT, August 9, 2013
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was recognized this month by a national law enforcement association for advocating for stricter gun control laws.
6:07 PM PDT, August 26, 2013
Fifteen-year-old Deshaun Jones had spent much of the summer hanging out in the neighborhood where he died last weekend, gunned down as he sat on a porch just before his first day at Frederick Douglass High School.
3:02 PM PDT, July 24, 2013
A former security guard at Greater Baltimore Medical Center was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for attempted rape after he burglarized a Towson apartment last year, prosecutors said.
4:07 PM PDT, July 17, 2013
A former Baltimore County police officer will serve no jail time after pleading guilty to allegations that he filmed himself engaging in sex acts and neglected calls while on duty.
12:08 PM PDT, July 13, 2013
When Baltimore County police officer James D. Laboard was acquitted last month in the death of 17-year-old Christopher Brown, he was entitled to back pay he lost after his indictment.
6:56 AM PDT, July 30, 2013
Baltimore County police on Monday identified the man killed by a resident in an Essex home invasion .
6:01 PM PDT, July 9, 2013
Baltimore County police have charged a Baltimore woman and her rapper husband in the stabbing death of a man at the Halethorpe bar where he performed Saturday night.
12:54 PM PDT, July 18, 2013
One man died and another was seriously injured after a head-on collision between a pickup truck and a Maryland Transit Administration bus in Woodlawn on Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.
4:57 PM PDT, July 23, 2013
Four places in Pikesville, including the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and an elementary school, were tagged over the weekend with graffiti carrying swastikas, pentagrams and other vulgarities, and Baltimore County police say they are investigating the incidents as being connected.
9:09 AM PDT, July 24, 2013
Residents packed into the Rodgers Forge Elementary School cafeteria Tuesday to learn more about last week's fatal shooting, but many expressed frustration over a lack of information released by police.
3:52 PM PDT, July 15, 2013
A Baltimore County man paralyzed from the waist down in a 2004 shooting at Randallstown High School was awarded $21.4 million Monday in a civil case against the two men convicted in the attack.
2:56 PM PDT, July 10, 2013
A Baltimore County man was convicted Wednesday in the nonfatal shooting of an employee outside the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in 2011.
3:17 PM PDT, July 8, 2013
The Baltimore County state's attorney's office will determine whether to pursue charges against a Lansdowne man in the death of a 16-month-old girl who was left in a hot truck for four hours Friday.
2:07 PM PDT, August 3, 2013
The Fish Head Cantina in Arbutus will have to defend its liquor license Monday following a stabbing that claimed the life of a man following a rap show there.
12:34 PM PDT, July 18, 2013
A man was found dead near a Royal Farms parking lot in Catonsville Wednesday, Baltimore County police said.
1:24 PM PDT, June 15, 2013
The property manager of a Reisterstown housing development was killed in the rental office Friday morning, breaking the early morning peace at the tidy suburban complex.
4:33 PM PDT, July 17, 2013
A city man was shot to death in his truck Wednesday morning on a quiet, tree-lined street in Rodgers Forge as neighbors prepared to leave for work, police said.
2:57 PM PDT, July 10, 2013
Keith Ziegler's 12-year-old son awoke to smoke detectors sounding in their Rosedale home and was the first to call 911.
6:37 PM PDT, June 28, 2013
Residents can expect to see a "dramatic" law enforcement increase this weekend and through the July Fourth holiday, as city and police officials search for ways to tamp down a spree of deadly violence.
7:01 PM PDT, June 18, 2013
Baltimore County police officer James D. Laboard was playing Jenga at his Randallstown home when he heard the rock hit his door. The officer ran out and chased the teenager he saw running away, his lawyers said, touching off an altercation that led to Christopher Brown's "completely accidental" death.
4:42 PM PDT, July 25, 2013
Donte Stephens was gunned down in Rodgers Forge last week because he had told the suspect days earlier that he wasn't allowed to do laundry at the house, according to charging documents filed in court Thursday.
12:57 PM PDT, July 24, 2013
A 22-year-old man was arrested in Baltimore Wednesday in the death of Donte A. Stephens, who was found dead inside an overturned vehicle last week in Rodgers Forge.
2:28 PM PDT, July 8, 2013
Few of the officers assigned to Baltimore County's Woodlawn Precinct ever met Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, but they all know his story.
7:42 PM PDT, June 28, 2013
Residents can expect to see a "dramatic" law enforcement increase this weekend and through the July Fourth holiday, as city and police officials search for ways to tamp down a spree of deadly violence.
5:59 PM PDT, June 18, 2013
Wesley Moore, one of four men convicted in the 2000 death of Baltimore County police Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, was denied new trial Tuesday.
1:43 PM PDT, June 13, 2013
Baltimore County Police on Thursday released surveillance photos of three men who they said tied up victims in a Catonsville home last month, before taking bank cards and other valuables.
2:27 PM PDT, July 23, 2013
Baltimore County police on Tuesday identified the officer who shot and killed a Cockeysville man after police said he refused to drop a knife.
7:04 PM PDT, June 27, 2013
An Essex truck driver faces hundreds of dollars in fines but no jail time after a Baltimore County police investigation found him at fault in the Rosedale train derailment that caused a fire and chemical explosion and injured several people last month.
2:56 PM PDT, June 21, 2013
A 16-year-old was charged with murdering another teen after police were called to a fight Thursday afternoon in Middle River, Baltimore County police said.
5:39 PM PDT, June 24, 2013
A former firefighter for the Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department received a 15-year sentence Monday for sexually abusing a teenage boy prosecutors said he mentored in a training program at the station.
5:49 PM PDT, June 16, 2013
It took Chris Brown months to return to work after the death of her 17-year-old son. She has left her old home and is still hesitant to look at pictures of the teen.
5:19 PM PDT, June 17, 2013
Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of a Baltimore County police officer accused in the death of a Randallstown teen last summer.
3:28 PM PDT, July 11, 2013
A Baltimore County jury on Thursday found a city man guilty in the rape and kidnapping of 17-year-old community college student last October.
5:21 PM PDT, June 20, 2013
A visibly relieved James D. Laboard hugged family members Thursday after jurors found the Baltimore County police officer not guilty in the death of the teenager he chased down and fought last June.
8:06 PM PDT, June 5, 2013
A man was fatally shot by Baltimore County police after he attempted to take the gun of an officer placing him under arrest in White Marsh on Wednesday evening, police said.
8:22 AM PDT, June 14, 2013
After witnessing a couple get into a physical fight, a driver pulled over at a 7-Eleven parking lot in Idlewylde, and stabbed the man early Friday, Baltimore County police said.
1:52 PM PDT, June 26, 2013
A St. Michael's man is charged with second-degree murder after police said he grabbed an Easton man around his neck before he died earlier this month.
5:13 PM PDT, June 11, 2013
The owners of a Reisterstown store have been given probation after allegedly purchasing stolen jewelry taken in a rash of burglaries in Baltimore and Carroll counties last year.
4:00 PM PDT, June 7, 2013
Baltimore Police arrested a man who they say forced a woman into her Mount Vernon home and raped her as he held a knife to her neck last month.
6:08 PM PDT, June 19, 2013
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer killed 17-year-old Christopher Brown by putting pressure on his neck, an assistant medical examiner said Wednesday as the state wrapped up its manslaughter case against James D. Laboard.
4:12 PM PDT, June 6, 2013
The White Marsh man fatally shot by Baltimore County police Wednesday night was known to work on neighbors' cars and bring them big pots of "s'getti."
1:03 PM PDT, June 5, 2013
The owner of Basta Pasta restaurants in Fallston and Timonium is accused of sexually harassing employees, including teenagers, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
7:46 PM PDT, June 17, 2013
Charges were dropped Monday against a Baltimore County police officer who was stopped during a St. Patrick's weekend sobriety checkpoint in Carroll County.
6:19 PM PDT, May 9, 2013
The family of Baltimore murder victim Isiah Callaway sued his former lawyer this week, saying he told a co-defendant of Callaway's that federal authorities wanted to speak to his client — information that the family says got him killed.
3:45 PM PDT, June 7, 2013
The Baltimore County Police officer who shot and killed a White Marsh man after he attempted to grab another officer's gun was identified publicly by the department Friday.
6:57 PM PDT, May 22, 2013
A Baltimore County police captain who was recently reassigned from the Woodlawn Precinct this month is being investigated by the department's internal affairs section, a spokeswoman confirmed.
6:04 PM PDT, June 13, 2013
It's dyeable. It's bleachable. And it's highly sought after by thieves targeting shops in the Baltimore area and around the country.
2:37 PM PDT, June 3, 2013
Maryland's second-highest court upheld on Monday political consultant Julius Henson's conspiracy conviction in a robocall scheme that prosecutors said was designed to suppress black votes.
12:16 PM PDT, June 13, 2013
Baltimore County police arrested and charged a 17-year-old from Dundalk in a non-fatal shooting at a playground near his home on Tuesday.
7:58 AM PDT, May 23, 2013
A 52-year-old woman died a day after she was rescued from a burning home in Crofton, Anne Arundel County fire officials said Thursday.
3:23 PM PDT, May 29, 2013
Thirteen additional speed camera locations were announced by Baltimore County Police Wednesday.
1:45 PM PDT, May 25, 2013
The Baltimore County police union and some Dundalk residents are protesting a plan to move the North Point Police Precinct from a centrally located building to an outlying post in the northern part of the district on Eastern Boulevard.
12:04 PM PDT, May 13, 2013
A Baltimore County police officer pleaded guilty to misconduct and agreed to resign after admitting to filming himself numerous times engaging in sex acts and neglecting to respond to calls while on duty.
4:48 PM PDT, May 8, 2013
A former volunteer firefighter who worked with youth at the Lansdowne fire department pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to producing and possessing child pornography.
12:30 PM PDT, May 21, 2013
It wasn't the average traffic stop on the Baltimore Beltway Tuesday morning.
7:16 PM PDT, May 6, 2013
Richard E. "Dick" Hug, a prominent businessman and prolific fundraiser for Republican candidates, died Saturday. He was 78.
4:53 PM PDT, April 24, 2013
As the federal government shifts its drug control strategy toward drug treatment and education initiatives, the U.S. drug czar said Wednesday at an event in Baltimore that he plans to emphasize the expansion of drug courts to divert nonviolent offenders to treatment instead of prison.
10:44 AM PDT, May 6, 2013
A Baltimore man who was found suffering from a gunshot wound in Rosedale early Sunday morning had driven to the gas station where he collapsed onto the parking lot, Baltimore County police said Monday.
3:54 PM PDT, May 13, 2013
Baltimore County police identified a 40-year old woman who was charged after brandishing what an officer believed to be a gun before he shot her multiple times in Pikesville early Saturday.
5:48 PM PDT, May 6, 2013
A year has passed since a man apparently upset at the workers running the food pantry at an Ellicott City church gunned down a minister and an office worker, police say, before taking his own life.
7:52 PM PDT, May 27, 2013
They left the Maryland Historical Society tucked inside the coat pockets and notebooks of Barry Landau and his assistant, but the historical documents returned in manila envelopes, neatly packed inside a gray cardboard file box.
1:03 PM PDT, May 4, 2013
Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide after a victim in a Lansdowne double shooting died days later.
9:32 AM PDT, May 8, 2013
Baltimore County police are investigating an assault outside of Woodlawn High School Friday after a video was posted on YouTube.
11:24 AM PDT, April 22, 2013
Baltimore County police on Monday identified two people who died when the driver of a 2013 Ford Mustang flipped the vehicle on Route 40, near Martin Boulevard early Sunday.
6:18 PM PDT, May 4, 2013
A Baltimore City police officer was taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation after he attempted to alert residents about a two-alarm fire in the Bolton Hill neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
7:03 PM PDT, May 2, 2013
Nearly 250 of the patients who accused cardiologist Dr. Mark Midei of performing unnecessary stent procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center settled their lawsuits against him Thursday, a major step forward in one of the largest medical malpractice cases in state history.
6:02 AM PDT, April 20, 2013
A running gun battle that broke out late Thursday night between Baltimore police and a suspect after a domestic incident in Canton left one man dead, two women shot and a quiet Southeast Baltimore street rattled.
4:16 PM PDT, May 1, 2013
A Maryland State Department of Corrections employee is charged after Baltimore County police said he threatened another man with a gun during a dispute over payment for sex.
5:38 PM PDT, April 17, 2013
Two officers have been given awards for valor by the Baltimore County Police Foundation for their role in an incident in which one shot and killed a Texas man allegedly involved in a Dundalk burglary.
7:02 PM PDT, May 1, 2013
A two-alarm fire engulfed a building containing several auto repair shops and the artist gallery Open Space in Baltimore's Remington neighborhood Wednesday night.
2:46 PM PDT, April 29, 2013
A Baltimore woman pleaded guilty Monday to helping her 13-year-old son and a 12-year-old friend conceal the fatal shooting last year of 13-year-old girl.
6:17 PM PDT, March 22, 2013
Three Frederick County sheriff's deputies will not be held criminally responsible in the death of a developmentally disabled man at a movie theater in January, prosecutors said Friday.
5:03 PM PDT, April 26, 2013
A Baltimore County police officer has been charged with malfeasance in office after detectives said he repeatedly engaged in and recorded sexual acts while on duty, including at least one video sent to a 16-year-old girl.
8:01 AM PDT, April 24, 2013
A cabal of corrupt corrections officers and members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang enjoyed nearly free rein inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal authorities allege, smuggling drugs and cellphones into the jail and having sexual relationships that left four guards pregnant.
11:13 AM PDT, April 16, 2013
Baltimore County police named an interim commander of the Franklin Precinct in Reisterstown Monday, after the former captain was charged with driving while intoxicated last month.
5:08 PM PDT, April 1, 2013
The Nottingham woman had ducked into a bathroom at the White Marsh Sears when she heard a voice from the adjoining stall: Her neighbor had found the toilet-paper dispenser empty. Could she pass some under the divider?
4:18 PM PDT, April 12, 2013
A 23-year-old Rosedale man has been charged with trying to kill another man and the man's 4-year-old daughter after arranging a meeting at a nearby street corner and then opening fire, Baltimore County Police announced Friday.
6:04 AM PDT, March 29, 2013
Shirtless, hair flowing, legs pumping, Dr. Theodore Houk is a familiar sight running along North Charles Street on his twice-daily, 5.5-mile trek between his Lutherville home and his job at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
4:43 PM PDT, April 9, 2013
A Towson cardiologist and his former employer disputed claims during a civil trial Tuesday made by 21 plaintiffs who allege that the doctor performed unnecessary stent procedures to treat heart patients.
3:02 PM PDT, April 29, 2013
A Lansdowne man was sentenced to life without parole in Baltimore County Circuit Court Monday for killing another man by striking him 24 times with a hatchet, according to the state's attorney's office.
3:51 PM PDT, April 8, 2013
The Baltimore County police union says county officials have ignored a ruling by the state's highest court to reimburse some 400 retired Police Department employees for overpaid insurance premiums.
4:48 PM PDT, May 4, 2013
Baltimore County police said a man was found dead in Chevy Blazer in White Marsh Saturday morning.
4:31 PM PDT, April 12, 2013
Baltimore County prosecutors will not be allowed to use information provided by James D. Laboard's lawyer on the night that the off-duty police officer allegedly killed a Randallstown teenager, a judge ruled Friday.
10:46 AM PDT, March 14, 2013
After barricading himself in a beer distribution plant Wednesday, a 32-year-old Dundalk man was charged by Baltimore County police.
9:45 AM PDT, March 15, 2013
The night before Robert Gladden Jr. took his father's gun to Perry Hall High School, he texted a friend about the plan, but begged him to keep it a secret.
8:25 AM PDT, April 23, 2013
Authorities from Baltimore and Howard counties entered a Reisterstown home using a "no-knock" warrant before a resident attacked an officer with a sword last year, according to newly released police records. An officer fought back, fatally shooting the man.
3:44 PM PDT, March 27, 2013
The Baltimore police training supervisor who shot a recruit during an unauthorized training exercise last month will face criminal charges after being indicted Wednesday by a Baltimore County grand jury.
4:52 PM PDT, April 8, 2013
A former volunteer firefighter who worked with youths at the Lansdowne department pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a teenage boy he mentored in a training program at the station.
2:53 PM PDT, March 12, 2013
Jury deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of a 21-year-old charged with gunning down a teen outside the Towson Town Center Mall just days before Christmas in 2011.
3:20 PM PDT, March 18, 2013
A Parkville man has been charged with stabbing a victim and fleeing with drugs Saturday, Baltimore County police said.
4:31 PM PDT, March 15, 2013
After fighting with the father of her child, an Essex woman contacted her boyfriend and his brother, who shot and killed him, and injured two others at a Middle River bus stop last month, Baltimore County police said.
5:57 PM PST, March 7, 2013
A Parkville man was federally indicted on charges that he conspired with a man in Iran to export manufactured industrial products from the U.S., state's attorney's office said Thursday.
7:31 AM PST, March 1, 2013
A Montgomery County elementary school teacher was charged Thursday in Baltimore County for possession of child pornography, police said.
6:30 PM PDT, March 21, 2013
The directions to the alleged brothel told the men that if they saw a house with green awnings, they'd gone too far. But some of them apparently misunderstood; would-be customers have shown up for years at the nearby house in Towson.
5:25 PM PST, February 24, 2013
In school, and in court, showing up is half the battle. So when statistics revealed that 60 percent of juveniles charged in Baltimore County were missing their court dates, officials decided they needed something to help make sure the youngsters showed up.
3:13 PM PST, March 4, 2013
A longtime deacon at a Fullerton church was charged Friday with possessing "numerous files of child pornography," Baltimore County police said.
1:50 PM PDT, March 18, 2013
A Baltimore County police captain was arrested at a St. Patrick's weekend sobriety checkpoint and has since been moved to administrative duty, the department said in a statement Monday.
10:00 AM PST, February 22, 2013
The operator of an animal rescue has been charged with neglecting nearly two dozen dogs, including three that had to be euthanized, according to the Baltimore County State's attorney's office.
6:07 PM PST, March 5, 2013
The murder trial began Tuesday for a man accused in a retaliatory gang shooting outside Towson Town Center at the height of the holiday shopping season in 2011.
4:41 PM PST, March 1, 2013
An Essex man, who faces criminal charges relating to a May homicide where the body was left inside a burning truck, was shot in the back of the head early Friday morning, according to Baltimore County police.
5:58 PM PST, February 20, 2013
Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy wrote an apology letter to his wife before wrapping a plastic bag around his head Monday and pumping it with helium, killing himself in the basement of his Towson-area home, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation.
5:38 PM PST, February 28, 2013
A Morgan State University student who was partially blinded with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire alleges in a recently filed lawsuit that the school ignored warning signs of Alexander Kinyua's potential for violence.
6:34 PM PDT, March 13, 2013
Baltimore County police seized $1.5 million worth of counterfeit merchandise after a raid at a Dundalk flea market last month, the department announced Wednesday.
5:18 PM PDT, March 13, 2013
A Baltimore County jury convicted a man Wednesday of murder in the gang shooting that rocked Towson Town Center mall at the height of the Christmas shopping rush two years ago.
4:09 PM PST, March 1, 2013
Baltimore County police responded to a stabbing at a Rosedale Walmart store Friday night.
4:20 PM PST, February 19, 2013
Perry Hall High School student Robert W. Gladden Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder in a shooting attack on a schoolmate last August, bringing an abrupt end to his trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
7:08 PM PST, February 22, 2013
An Edgemere woman was attacked by at least one of her two pit bulls and seriously injured Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.
8:35 PM PST, February 12, 2013
A man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was shot in Lochearn Tuesday night, Baltimore County police said.
9:36 AM PST, February 1, 2013
The man who shot himself at a Timonium gun range Thursday night committed suicide, Baltimore County police said Friday.
7:19 PM PST, February 27, 2013
A female colleague of Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy became suspicious about a pen the doctor wore around his neck and alerted officials at the medical institution, touching off an investigation into whether he secretly recorded patients.
4:06 PM PST, February 9, 2013
A 14-year-old has been charged as an adult in the death of his 7-month old sister, who was found unresponsive inside a White Oak apartment Friday, according to Montgomery County police.
2:17 PM PST, March 1, 2013
Four pretrial inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center were stabbed by a fellow detainee and taken to hospitals Friday, a spokesman with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said.
4:44 PM PST, February 11, 2013
Some courtrooms will soon be wireless in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
6:30 PM PST, January 30, 2013
Robert W. Gladden Jr.'s difficulties at school, including reports that he bullied peers, and his troubled home life emerged during Wednesday's daylong hearing to determine whether the teen charged in the Perry Hall High School shooting should be tried as an adult.
10:56 AM PST, February 12, 2013
Baltimore County police officers from several precincts were called to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on Saturday after the promoter of a weekend motorcycle show said he asked a gang to leave.
4:08 PM PST, February 9, 2013
A 26-year-old man has been charged in the after hours club shooting last month that left one man dead and others injured, according to Baltimore police.
6:13 PM PST, February 8, 2013
Officer Gary Gephardt heard a loud pop from the Perry Hall High School cafeteria, which he thought could be firecrackers, an exploding milk carton or a gunshot.
11:31 AM PST, January 29, 2013
A Cockeysville woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 91-year-old mother, who police said was left for two days inside a bathroom in the home the two shared.
8:40 AM PST, February 27, 2013
Baltimore County police Chief James W. Johnson, along with other law enforcement leaders, will appear at a news conference Wednesday to ask Congress to approve stricter gun laws.
5:25 PM PST, February 25, 2013
After an emotional day of testimony, Robert W. Gladden Jr., the 15-year-old charged in the Perry Hall High School cafeteria shooting, was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison.
12:13 PM PST, February 7, 2013
A man's body was pulled from Prettyboy Reservoir in Northern Baltimore County Thursday, police said.
4:53 PM PST, February 11, 2013
Woodmoor Elementary School in Lochearn was placed on lockdown briefly Monday after a 14-year-old boy was spotted with a BB gun outside the school, Baltimore County police said.
10:44 AM PST, December 19, 2012
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer's weapon fired twice outside an Overlea party earlier this month, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
5:27 PM PST, February 1, 2013
A Middle River family who alleges a Baltimore County officer used excessive force with a Taser has a second chance in court after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday partially reversed an earlier decision to throw out their federal suit.
3:34 PM PST, February 13, 2013
An Edgemere man pleaded guilty Wednesday to having sexual contact with a teenage boy, in a plea deal that allowed him to avoid trial on a rarely used charge of exposing a victim to the HIV virus.
7:03 PM PST, February 18, 2013
Police want to identify women seen over two decades by a Johns Hopkins gynecologist who was found dead on Monday amid a police investigation that he was surreptitiously photographing and videotaping his patients.
4:39 AM PST, January 8, 2013
A small kitchen fire caused by a pot left on the stove damaged an Edgewood home early Tuesday morning but no injuries were reported, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.
2:54 PM PST, February 15, 2013
A Halethorpe man whom police said struck another man in the head 24 times with a hatchet was convicted in Baltimore County Circuit Court Thursday night, according to the state's attorney's office.
4:26 PM PST, January 31, 2013
Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. said Thursday that he will rule next week on whether Robert W. Gladden Jr., the teenager accused in the Perry Hall High School shooting, will be tried as an adult or a juvenile.
5:07 PM PST, January 28, 2013
After a sloppy start to the week, the sun will return to the Baltimore area briefly, as will higher temperatures peaking midweek.
6:40 PM PST, February 14, 2013
Four people were injured in a three-vehicle accident in Towson Thursday afternoon after a state police trooper attempted to stop a driver for a traffic violation, a spokesman said.
3:25 PM PST, December 10, 2012
Neighbors described a large, raucous party that spilled into the front and back yards of an Overlea home, causing an off-duty Baltimore County police officer to stop his car before he was shot early Sunday morning.
2:55 PM PST, January 4, 2013
A Baltimore County man received a 35 year sentence Friday for killing an Essex man with a hammer, wrapping the body in cellophane and floral bedsheets, and discarding the body in a wooded area until police recovered his skeletal remains months later.
5:42 PM PST, January 28, 2013
The man shot at the Lutherville Light Rail Station Friday night is in an inmate work release program, serving a 24-year sentence for attempted murder, a Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman confirmed Monday.
6:51 PM PST, February 25, 2013
A county employee found skeletal remains near Overlea High School on Monday afternoon, according to Baltimore County police.
12:45 PM PST, January 10, 2013
A homeless woman died in a fire outside a Westminster thrift store early Tuesday morning, according to the office of Maryland state fire marshal.
2:07 PM PST, February 1, 2013
A 34-year-old man has been charged in the non-fatal stabbing of his roommate who sought help from a nearby locksmith business on Reisterstown Road Thursday.
4:51 PM PST, January 2, 2013
Baltimore County police reported 23 homicides in 2012 with all but three cases solved.
4:12 PM PST, January 7, 2013
Bryan Johnson didn't know he had bipolar disorder until he ended up at the emergency room, where he assaulted a police officer.
12:50 PM PST, December 10, 2012
Baltimore County police are searching for suspects who robbed Sobo Gold Buyers on Reisterstown Road last month.
4:35 PM PST, December 6, 2012
A bullet grazed the leg of a Baltimore County police officer Wednesday when her weapon discharged during a struggle at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, police said Thursday.
3:02 PM PST, January 11, 2013
More than three years after 55-year-old Rodney Lewis was found lying in a pool of his own blood on his kitchen floor, Baltimore County police have charged a man his family had accepted into their Randallstown home.
8:04 AM PST, February 4, 2013
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport officials are discouraging Ravens fans planning to greet the Super Bowl winners as they arrive at the airport Monday.
10:11 AM PST, December 20, 2012
A 15-year-old was struck by a car at an intersection at Maryland Route 198 in Anne Arundel County Thursday morning, police said.
6:25 PM PST, January 3, 2013
Two people died in a two-alarm house fire in Northeast Baltimore late Wednesday, fire officials said.
2:31 PM PST, November 28, 2012
Baltimore County police on Wednesday identified the Harford County man charged with shooting a hunter from Pennsylvania who was believed to be trespassing on property in Cockeysville.
9:37 AM PST, January 2, 2013
A 23-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed at a Timonium hotel following a New Year's Eve party, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.
9:43 AM PST, January 26, 2013
A man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries after a shooting at the platform of a Light Rail stop in Lutherville Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.
7:36 AM PST, December 31, 2012
A water main break near northbound Route 13 in Salisbury has left about half a dozen homes without water Monday morning, city officials said.
1:41 PM PST, December 20, 2012
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was among law enforcement officials from around the country who met with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House Thursday to discuss ways to curb gun violence.
1:59 PM PST, December 12, 2012
Baltimore County police are searching for two woman who allegedly stole two bottles of vodka from a Glyndon liquor store last month.
4:28 PM PST, December 8, 2012
State and local officials have returned to the Eastern Shore communities ravaged by superstorm Sandy's heavy rains and high winds to comb over the damage in hopes of appealing federal officials' decision to deny aid to Maryland.
11:02 AM PST, December 4, 2012
A Dundalk woman who died after she drove her car the wrong way onto the Baltimore Beltway, striking another vehicle and killing a 3-year-old last month, had alcohol and painkillers in her blood, a police spokesman said.
5:40 PM PST, December 3, 2012
The Baltimore County police officer injured when a 16-year-old allegedly attempted to flee in a stolen minivan in Towson over the weekend is an 18-year veteran assigned to the Towson Precinct Patrol Division, a department spokeswoman said.
5:48 AM PST, November 29, 2012
Charrlene Cebrianwarned her boss at Steve's Lunch in Cross Street Market on Wednesday that she might not come into work for her next shift.
12:40 PM PST, November 28, 2012
A gas main break near Overlea High School closed Kenwood Avenue Wednesday afternoon and forced 10 homes to be evacuated, Baltimore County police said.
4:28 PM PST, November 23, 2012
Two women left a Reisterstown jewelry shop with hundreds of dollars after hawking a shoebox full of gold and silver, much of it allegedly linked to a string of nearly 30 area burglaries. They might never have been arrested, police said, because the store produced no legal record of the transaction.
5:22 PM PST, November 26, 2012
The boyfriend charged with killing his 25-year-old girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter, whose bodies were found in an apartment in Parkville in June 2011, plead guilty in Baltimore County court Monday evening.
5:40 PM PST, November 19, 2012
About 400 retired Baltimore County Police Department employees could see their health insurance premiums reduced and past overpayments reimbursed, after the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled Monday in favor of a grievance brought by the police union.
8:34 AM PST, November 8, 2012
Commuters north of downtown will see major traffic disruptions Thursday, as Baltimore deals with another problem with its aging water infrastructure — this time the failure of a 90-year-old main that closed the intersection of North Charles Street and North Avenue.
12:32 PM PST, November 19, 2012
A Baltimore man has been charged in a Woodlawn rape that occurred 15 years earlier, after county investigators matched DNA evidence to an earlier case.
1:58 PM PST, December 21, 2012
A bomb squad responded to a possible "explosive device" in College Park early Friday morning, a Prince George's County fire spokesman said.
9:43 AM PST, November 30, 2012
After a two-alarm fire broke out at a UPS Customer Center in southwest Baltimore County Friday morning, a spokeswoman for the company said the facility has reopened.
10:00 AM PST, December 19, 2012
Anne Arundel County fire officials on Wednesday identified the victim of a Gambrills house fire earlier this month.
4:26 PM PST, December 6, 2012
A bullet grazed the leg of a Baltimore County police officer Wednesday when her weapon discharged during a struggle at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, police said Thursday.
7:21 AM PST, November 5, 2012
Three men were killed in a spate of shootings in Baltimore this weekend.
9:47 AM PST, December 6, 2012
The trial for the Baltimore County police officer charged in the killing of a Randallstown teen scheduled for this month has been postponed until June.
6:42 PM PST, November 19, 2012
A Crips gang member lured a former associate and his 17-year-old girlfriend to a secluded Randallstown cul-de-sac where he and another man gunned down the couple, killing the girl.
4:18 PM PST, November 15, 2012
Two men were sentenced in the death of a Glen Burnie man who was shot as he walked toward his Light Rail stop in Baltimore Highlands nearly two years ago.
4:11 PM PST, November 15, 2012
Baltimore County police are searching for a 15-year-old from Reisterstown who has been missing for nearly two months.
5:27 PM PST, November 16, 2012
Brendan Patrick O'Brien helped his two daughters and their three friends cross a busy stretch of Light Street on their way to a play date Friday from Federal Hill Preparatory School, and was left scratching his head over a decision to cut the number of crossing guards in the city.
12:56 PM PST, December 13, 2012
A Middle River woman was sentenced Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court for her role in the death of a Dundalk man whose body turned up in April after he had been missing for months.
8:22 AM PST, November 5, 2012
An alligator was seized from an alleged Jessup gang member's home after Anne Arundel County police executed a search warrant in a drug investigation.
4:15 PM PST, November 15, 2012
A Baltimore County woman died after a two-alarm fire engulfed a Reisterstown's home Wednesday, county officials said.
5:44 PM PDT, October 19, 2012
Former City Councilman Nicholas D'Adamo was recently hired by the city's Fire Department to revive a charitable foundation that benefits city firefighters who are injured or who die, raising concerns about creating a paid position during a time when some fire company are being forced to close.
8:08 PM PDT, November 2, 2012
Six employees at an Essex haunted house were taken to a local hospital after they became sick from spilled formaldehyde Friday night, Baltimore County police said.
6:31 PM PST, December 5, 2012
A Baltimore County police officer's weapon discharged as he struggled with a prisoner receiving treatment at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson on Wednesday, police said.
7:44 AM PDT, October 18, 2012
A Pikesville man charged in his grandparents' death last month has been extradited and is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.
7:17 PM PST, November 29, 2012
An 11-year-old student was charged with bringing a deadly weapon to Holabird Middle School, after a "starter pistol" that shoots blanks was found inside his locker, Baltimore County police said.
6:08 PM PDT, September 27, 2012
To head off problems such as the unruly, violent crowds that descended on Towson and downtown Baltimore this year, police departments locally and across the nation are seeking new ways to tap into Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
5:52 PM PDT, October 25, 2012
One left the city to go to college and see the world with the Navy. The other refused to leave East Baltimore even after his mother moved south to make a better life for his siblings, instead staying to hang around on the corners.
9:18 AM PDT, October 22, 2012
Baltimore County police released images Monday of a forensic artist's reconstruction of a skull belonging to a man found in the Back River over a year ago.
2:34 PM PST, November 6, 2012
Anne Arundel County police were called to a Severn residence Tuesday for reports of a suicide but later determined the death a homicide.
6:40 PM PST, November 8, 2012
It was broad daylight as the 17-year-old community college student left her bus near busy Edmondson Avenue in Catonsville. Two men in a gold SUV pulled up and forced her at gunpoint into the back seat, where police said one raped her, then stole her phone and wallet.
9:40 AM PDT, October 22, 2012
Baltimore County police have charged three men in a targeted, nonfatal shooting in Woodlawn early Sunday morning.
3:41 PM PDT, October 17, 2012
A New York man wanted for murder was stopped by police after a fixed license plate reader on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County alerted authorities to his location.
10:17 AM PST, November 19, 2012
The death of a Baltimore man whose hand was found separate from the rest of his remains in Reisterstown last week was determined a suicide, Baltimore County police said.
10:35 AM PST, November 16, 2012
A 16-year-old Columbia boy was charged in an armed robbery of a man who retrieving mail from a community mail box on Wednesday evening.
7:26 PM PDT, October 25, 2012
It was Halloween in Baltimore Highlands when Sterlin Corday Matthews donned a "Hellraiser" mask and went out with his friends. Before he returned home, one teen trick-or-treater had been shot to death and two others wounded.
11:10 AM PDT, September 25, 2012
The Recher Theatre in Towson could face a liquor board hearing on its weekend event that drew an unruly crowd of 2,500 people, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said today.
6:01 AM PDT, October 20, 2012
Bernice Gales could count on her son to be waiting at the Baltimore County Metro station after work each night to take her home. But when he was not there to greet her Oct. 19, 2011, she knew something was wrong.
4:39 PM PDT, October 18, 2012
The University of Phoenix announced plans this week to close more than 100 locations nationwide, including the Timonium center in Baltimore County.
6:07 PM PST, November 6, 2012
Baltimore County police charged an Essex man Monday with stabbing his girlfriend after officers found her body wrapped in a blanket on his kitchen floor.
5:50 PM PST, November 8, 2012
After a day in which they temporarily became waterfront businesses, shops and cafes on North Charles Street began reopening Thursday, when the river created by a massive water main break at 20th Street receded.
6:42 PM PDT, September 25, 2012
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz blamed the Recher Theatre on Tuesday for a weekend event that drew unruly crowds to downtown Towson, where several police officers were injured and one man was shot.
5:27 PM PST, November 7, 2012
A New York man was convicted Wednesday of murdering an Essex man who was having a romantic relationship with his wife, according to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office.
1:59 PM PDT, September 20, 2012
Seven people were injured when an MTA bus jumped a curb, hitting a bus stop shelter near Mondawmin Mall Thursday morning, an agency spokesman said.
4:52 PM PDT, September 18, 2012
Baltimore police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man in a shooting they say resulted from a dispute over drugs that left a teen critically wounded on the campus of Morgan State University last week.
12:21 PM PST, November 4, 2012
When Kiheem Taylor was charged with kidnapping two teenagers at a Timonium light-rail station and raping one of them, prosecutors struggled with an all-too common problem — they didn't have enough solid evidence.
5:01 PM PDT, September 14, 2012
The live-in grandson of a slain elderly couple from Pikesville has been named a suspect after Baltimore County detectives located the 31-year-old in Oklahoma.
12:29 PM PST, November 12, 2012
Baltimore County police on Monday said a fight that erupted at the North Point Flea Market Sunday afternoon was between rival gangs, identified as the Demon Souls Motorcycle Club and Titan Motorcycle Club.
6:22 PM PDT, September 13, 2012
The 19-year-old man shot inside the Morgan State University student center Wednesday was on campus visiting his cousin, a member of the school's football team, according to Baltimore police.
2:35 PM PDT, November 2, 2012
City police are investigating a sexual assault of a female jogger, who was attacked by a man armed with a knife in Fells Point Friday morning.
1:51 PM PDT, September 12, 2012
Amid heightened anxiety over two recent gun incidents in schools, Baltimore County police said that the victim of a police-involved shooting was found late this morning on the grounds of Catonsville High School.
4:14 PM PDT, October 16, 2012
Authorities charged two 17-year-old students Tuesday with bringing weapons to schools in unrelated incidents in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.
5:07 PM PST, November 7, 2012
After another city water main break caused fast-moving water to rush down Charles Street on Wednesday, officials defended plans to spend millions to upgrade Baltimore's aging public water system.
7:35 PM PDT, September 5, 2012
A 19-year-old man was arrested in the fatal shooting of another teen last month during a large party at a Catonsville Ramada Inn, Baltimore County police said.
1:16 PM PDT, October 18, 2012
Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a Baltimore man who was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a vehicle parked outside a Parkville bar in July.
11:32 AM PDT, October 24, 2012
Two 13-year-old girls were sexually assaulted in woods near Catonsville High School, where the girls had gone to meet friends for a rec league football game Saturday night, police said.
6:40 PM PDT, September 13, 2012
Robert W. Gladden Jr. "expected to be killed" on the day he allegedly shot a fellow student at Perry Hall High School, according to his lawyers, who said the teen remains on suicide watch in jail.
4:07 PM PDT, August 8, 2012
When members of Baltimore County's tactical unit burst into a Reisterstown home this summer, they were looking for potentially armed suspects in the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy. But in the chaos of the raid, Officer Carlos Artson shot and killed the home's owner — who was not a suspect — after he thrust a large sword at the officer, police said.
2:33 PM PST, November 13, 2012
A man was shot at a Parkville business Tuesday in what Baltimore County police believe was an armed robbery.
6:02 PM PDT, September 17, 2012
Local police in Oklahoma said a Pikesville man identified as a suspect in his grandparents' deaths was unresponsive when they found him in a motel just off Interstate 40 last week.
4:10 PM PDT, August 13, 2012
Christopher Brown's family and other supporters gathered in Towson again to protest what they believe are weak charges brought against the police officer charged in the teen's death.
12:59 PM PDT, September 30, 2012
Baltimore County police had received reports of suspicious people in a Dundalk neighborhood when they stopped Joshua Michael Lopez, who they said fit the description.
9:39 AM PDT, September 25, 2012
A man shot and killed by a Baltimore County police officer in Dundalk early Sunday morning was identified as a 22-year-old from Texas.
12:54 PM PDT, September 17, 2012
An Edgewood woman who police said punched another woman in the face before pinning her between two cars in a parking lot at The Avenue at White Marsh was arrested Monday.
11:43 AM PDT, August 21, 2012
Baltimore County police charged a 20-year-old Dundalk man Tuesday with first-degree murder in his roommate's death.
9:26 AM PDT, September 13, 2012
Morgan State University was placed on emergency lockdown and classes were canceled Wednesday night after a man was shot on campus — the latest in a series of violent incidents that have touched the region's schools this fall.
1:34 PM PDT, September 9, 2012
When police accused an Edgemere man of having sex with a 13-year-old boy, most of the charges were straightforward: soliciting a minor and a related sexual offense, which together could carry up to 30 years in prison.
2:10 PM PDT, October 7, 2012
Maryland's system of resolving disputes over wills and estates is being challenged in Baltimore County this fall, as voters decide whether the local Orphans' Court judges should be required to have law licenses.
5:45 PM PDT, September 11, 2012
Baltimore County officials promised new safety measures Tuesday to prevent violence in public schools — including hand-held metal detectors, an increased police presence and a new administrative security office — after a teacher wrestled a gun from an eighth-grader two weeks after a shooting at a nearby high school.
10:17 AM PDT, September 17, 2012
The world-class ice dancer accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl surrendered himself to New York State Police and was released on $50,000 bond, according to his attorney.
6:43 PM PDT, August 12, 2012
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.
2:24 PM PDT, September 8, 2012
Rodney Pridget and his girlfriend were unaware they were being followed as they stopped at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nordstrom and other stores at a crowded Towson Town Center Mall six days before Christmas.
6:06 PM PDT, August 6, 2012
After animal advocates protested a ruling by the state's highest court deeming all pit bulls inherently dangerous, state lawmakers now will consider a bill to overturn the decision during the special session this week.
5:00 PM PDT, August 10, 2012
An Owings Mills man was sentenced Friday to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for what Baltimore County Circuit Judge Patrick Cavanaugh called "an execution" of a father of two who ran a snowball stand on Reisterstown Road.
5:23 PM PDT, August 16, 2012
Going block by block, crews in bucket trucks are converting 70,000 city streetlights from sodium vapor lights to long-lasting, energy-saving LEDs.
1:15 PM PDT, August 6, 2012
Baltimore County police identified on Monday the 80-year-old Reisterstown woman who was killed over the weekend after flames engulfed her bedroom.
6:14 PM PDT, September 14, 2012
A man who was shot by a Baltimore County police officer Wednesday and later found in a Catonsville High School parking lot has been charged and remains hospitalized.
5:24 PM PDT, August 22, 2012
A Cockeysville woman was charged in her mother's January death after authorities found the 91-year-old woman on a toilet, where she had been left for two days.
11:30 AM PDT, August 21, 2012
A Cockeysville woman was charged in a July home invasion when Baltimore County police said she threatened a 74-year-old woman and dragged her down to the basement.
5:39 PM PDT, August 7, 2012
A former University of Maryland honors student accused of contemplating a campus shooting rampage accepted a plea deal Tuesday, and prosecutors said the case was evidence that authorities are responding threats with vigilance.
9:48 AM PDT, August 2, 2012
A 25-year-old was arrested after he pointed at moviegoers, pretending to have a gun, while shouting expletives at an Annapolis theater Wednesday, Anne Arundel County police said.
9:47 AM PDT, September 5, 2012
Sixteen people were shot and six killed over Labor Day Weekend, a bloody stretch that claimed the life of a young mother cleaning up after a family party and prompted police to increase patrols as the violence extended into Tuesday morning.
11:47 AM PDT, August 14, 2012
Authorities in North Carolina located the car of a Pasadena man who was found dead in his home Sunday.
4:13 PM PDT, August 3, 2012
Acting Police Commissioner Anthony E. Barksdale ordered a shake-up of the command in the department's Southwest District after a spate of shootings that left five dead and several wounded in the past week.
12:31 PM PDT, August 1, 2012
A Frederick man fell to his death at a new condo construction site in Hanover Tuesday morning, Anne Arundel County police said.
5:36 PM PDT, September 11, 2012
Baltimore County police said Tuesday they were searching for a man whose elderly grandparents were found dead this week in the Pikesville home that the three shared.
6:07 PM PDT, August 3, 2012
More than two hours. More than 30 police, fire and rescue workers. And more than enough police cars and big trucks to widen the eyes of three dozen youngsters in day care, all to investigate a suspicious package that turned out to be ... an accordion.
5:59 PM PDT, July 10, 2012
Members of the Baltimore region's close-knit swimming community were reeling Tuesday from the death late Monday of Alec John Cosgarea, 17, a varsity swimmer at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills and a competitor for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club.
2:31 PM PDT, August 7, 2012
Five new speed cameras in Baltimore County are scheduled to go into service Wednesday, according to a police department statement.
7:22 PM PDT, July 27, 2012
City public works crews are still working to determine the extent of problems from a sinkhole on East Monument Street, just east of Johns Hopkins Hospital, where residents and businesses are expected to be without natural gas for weeks.
2:42 PM PDT, August 14, 2012
The trial for the Baltimore County police officer charged in the death of a Randallstown teenager has been scheduled to begin Dec. 11.
2:40 PM PDT, August 7, 2012
A Baltimore County man was found guilty on Tuesday of murdering his girlfriend's boss in 2008, according to a statement from the state's attorney's office.
3:49 PM PDT, July 30, 2012
Authorities investigating the strange circumstances of Violet R. Ripken's abduction hope that tips made in response to grainy images of the suspect will lead to an arrest.
6:48 PM PDT, July 12, 2012
A former gas station employee from Glen Burnie was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 15 years in prison for taking naked pictures of three minors, according to a statement from the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.
1:31 PM PDT, August 24, 2012
A man wanted in Pennsylvania for killing two boys during a drug deal was arrested early this month by Baltimore County police and has been charged with raping a 13-year-old Pikesville girl.
7:25 PM PDT, July 2, 2012
Christen Brown won't ever forget the phone call she received just before 4 a.m. June 14 — when she learned her little brother had died after an altercation with a police officer.
11:05 AM PDT, August 20, 2012
Baltimore County police are investigating a fatal stabbing in Dundalk early Monday morning.
3:56 PM PDT, June 18, 2012
A Rosedale man was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment for arranging a meeting between his aunt and the man she hired to kill her husband.
6:55 PM PDT, August 7, 2012
Almost two months after Christopher Brown died outside a Randallstown home, the family of the slain teen continues to ask that the state's attorney's office seek murder charges against the Baltimore County police officer accused in his death.
9:27 AM PDT, August 2, 2012
Baltimore City police are investigating a homicide in the west side neighborhood of Yale Heights early Thursday morning.
7:17 PM PDT, June 26, 2012
The mother of the Baltimore County teenager who died in a physical confrontation with an off-duty officer called the lack of police representation at a Randallstown community association meeting Tuesday "a cowardly move."
11:35 AM PDT, August 9, 2012
Baltimore County police identified a Reisterstown woman who died in a two-vehicle crash on Falls Road Wednesday night.
4:52 PM PDT, June 21, 2012
A Baltimore County man orchestrated a drug deal to rob a 22-year-old who was found shot to death in the back seat of his Chevrolet Impala in Parkville last week, police said.
6:58 PM PDT, June 30, 2012
City police charged a 37-year-old man Friday in a Pigtown killing that occurred in March. Detectives arrested Antwan Conley of the 3000 block of Gwynns Falls in the death of Darshewn Freeman, 44. Freeman was found by police in the rear of the 1200 block of W. Ostend St. bleeding from the head March 19. He later died from blunt force trauma to the head at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said the two men had been arguing before Conley killed Freeman. Conley is charged with first-degree murder and is being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center. He was found guilty of second-degree murder in 1994 and served a 10-year sentence with five years' probation, according to online court records.
7:19 PM PDT, July 16, 2012
A member of Baltimore County's tactical unit was identified Monday as the officer who killed a Reisterstown man last week when police attempted to search his home for suspects in a Howard County shooting.
6:51 PM PDT, July 13, 2012
A Baltimore County police officer shot and killed the sword-wielding uncle of an attempted-murder suspect Thursday, authorities said, in a bizarre end to a case that began when a teen was found in a Howard County field last month with a gunshot wound to the head.
9:01 AM PDT, June 20, 2012
An ongoing dispute may have resulted in a 15-year-old boy found shot in a field off Frederick Road in Marriottsville Tuesday night, Howard County Police said.
7:07 PM PDT, July 28, 2012
A Crofton man with a cache of weapons who is accused of having threatened a former co-worker may be held for a week in a hospital before authorities decide whether to charge him with a crime, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
6:53 AM PDT, May 14, 2012
Howard County must act soon to improve its public transit options, the county's new transportation chief says, arguing that the growing population will be choked with traffic in coming years if people are not provided with better options.
5:03 PM PDT, August 1, 2012
Two separate overnight shootings left two dead and two other injured in West Baltimore, city police said.
6:51 PM PDT, July 17, 2012
A Baltimore County man was convicted of first-degree murder in an attempted drug-related robbery of a Milford Mill teen in 2011.
3:55 PM PDT, July 1, 2012
After a Middle River man's arrest in connection with the theft of nearly 40 firearms from an Essex gun dealer, Baltimore County police recorded him threatening to blow up police precincts.
12:16 PM PDT, June 29, 2012
A Baltimore County man who rode with the gunman in a murder-for-hire plot of a Towson gas station owner was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment Friday.
5:55 AM PDT, May 21, 2012
County officials are urging residents to purchase insurance policies if their homes have recently been added to newly redrawn flood insurance rate maps.
7:09 PM PDT, June 28, 2012
Only James D. Laboard knows his intentions the night Baltimore County police said the off-duty officer chased a group of teens who had thrown a rock at his home.
5:16 PM PDT, June 25, 2012
The family of Christopher Brown — the Randallstown teen who died this month after an altercation with an off-duty Baltimore County police officer — is demanding the officer be charged.
7:14 PM PDT, June 15, 2012
The teens were throwing rocks and ringing doorbells at random houses in their Randallstown neighborhood — mischief so common they borrowed a name long linked to pranksters' shenanigans: "knicker-knocking."
5:01 PM PDT, June 29, 2012
Baltimore County police have arrested a 19-year-old man who they said confessed to plotting for months to kill an Essex woman found dead in her apartment Wednesday.
12:00 PM PDT, June 20, 2012
A Parkville man has been charged in the death of an Owings Mills man who was found in the back seat of a Chevrolet Impala earlier this month, Baltimore County police said Wednesday.
2:01 PM PDT, July 3, 2012
Baltimore Police on Tuesday identified the officer who shot and killed a Baltimore County man last weekend after witnessing an apparent domestic dispute in Northwest Baltimore.
3:06 PM PDT, June 29, 2012
A Baltimore County man who was shot outside his Woodlawn home early Friday morning died several hours later at the hospital, police said.
11:21 PM PDT, June 21, 2012
Dorothy Acker and her 12-year-old daughter, Audrey, regularly search for new books at the Elkridge library — on a recent trip they were looking for titles on Audrey's middle-school summer reading list.
6:45 PM PDT, June 27, 2012
A Baltimore County police officer was indicted Wednesday in the death of a Randallstown teen, but the charges drew criticism from the boy's mother and the community, who continued calls for an outside investigation.
4:02 PM PDT, June 8, 2012
When Lisa Moore searched outside her house in Jacksonville on Thursday for her 4-year-old daughter, she instead found a 2-year-old black bear.
1:54 PM PDT, June 3, 2012
Four-year-old Hylah Haynes had an hourlong car ride each day this past school year to get to her Head Start program in Ellicott City. Franora Gray said the ride was worth it.
5:20 PM PDT, June 19, 2012
The family of Christopher Brown, the Randallstown teenager who died after a confrontation with an off-duty Baltimore County police officer last week, has met with Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger, who asked for patience and updated them on the investigation, their lawyer said Tuesday.
4:14 PM PDT, June 30, 2012
A group of Roman Catholic nuns traveling across nine states to protest a national budget proposal that cuts social service programs briefly stopped at Loyola University Maryland on Saturday.
6:22 PM PDT, June 5, 2012
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld a Baltimore County man's conviction in the death of his wife who went missing the night she was supposed to go to a Motley Crue concert in Washington and whose body was never found.
8:39 PM PDT, May 28, 2012
At least four people were shot, including a 10-year-old boy, in East Baltimore Monday night, according to a police spokesman.
7:00 PM PDT, March 29, 2012
All Howard County residents will pay the same rate for fire services, the council decided Thursday night in a move that brings Howard in line with the rest of the state.
3:58 PM PDT, June 8, 2012
A teacup poodle was euthanized after she was attacked in Owings Mills by a dog identified as a pit bull, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.
5:41 PM PDT, May 8, 2012
They remembered Mary-Marguerite Kohn's enthusiasm and service, even her style — one mourner recalled "a large, bright yellow brimmed hat, terrific dangling earrings."
11:30 AM PDT, May 2, 2012
Erica Carter's move from Pasadena to Baltimore was difficult, she said, not because of the lack of housing options, but because many places would not allow her pit bull Bailey.
5:49 PM PDT, June 11, 2012
A Baltimore County man suffered a "diabetic attack," causing him to act abnormally when police tried to restrain him and then pepper sprayed and Tasered him, resulting in his death, according to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought by his wife against county and state police.
11:46 AM PDT, June 4, 2012
An Essex woman was sentenced to life imprisonment Monday for supplying the handgun that was used to kill her brother-in-law, a Towson gas station owner, according to the state's attorney's office.
3:21 PM PDT, April 23, 2012
The narrow footbridge that crosses U.S. 29 in Columbia opened three decades ago with the promise of connecting the town's commercial center with the residential communities to the east.
2:46 PM PDT, June 26, 2012
A 19-year-old man charged with assaulting a Baltimore County police officer remains in critical condition after the officer struck him in the head with a flashlight when the man fought with officers as they tried to arrest him early Tuesday, the department said.
2:23 PM PDT, June 13, 2012
A 22-year-old Baltimore County woman was locked for nearly nine months inside a Reisterstown apartment bathroom, where she was beaten and starved. On Tuesday, she sat quietly in the corner of a courtroom and listened as her captors were sentenced.
7:23 PM PDT, May 28, 2012
The national lacrosse championship title returned to the state Monday, but it wasn't powerhouse Johns Hopkins or the much larger University of Maryland that took top honors.
12:18 PM PDT, April 29, 2012
Although Howard County remains one of the most affluent counties in the nation and has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, the number of homeless people has increased over the past year, prompting a push to increase assistance through the county's plan to end homelessness.
6:57 PM PDT, April 20, 2012
Howard County residents would see no property tax increase this year, but they could pay a higher fire tax under an $899 million budget proposal unveiled Friday by County Executive Ken Ulman.
5:48 PM PDT, April 27, 2012
Pit bulls are inherently dangerous animals, the state's highest court has ruled, a decision that could lead to stiff penalties for people found responsible in attacks — even if the dogs have never been violent before.
7:01 PM PDT, June 14, 2012
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer chased down a 17-year-old Randallstown High School student and killed him during an altercation Wednesday night, police said, after a group of youths threw a rock at the front door of the officer's home.
9:52 PM PDT, March 11, 2012
Christopher Michael Lyles, an engineer who was the second person in the world to receive a synthetic trachea, died March 5 at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore. The cause of death is unclear.
1:22 PM PDT, April 8, 2012
As Howard County works to keep its housing stock affordable for people across the economic spectrum, local officials hope the annual housing fair scheduled for next week will help give people a better understanding of what the wealthy county has to offer.
7:12 PM PDT, May 10, 2012
When units from Ellicott City's fire Station 8 roll out on a cardiac arrest call, each crew member already knows who will start chest compressions, who will operate the defibrillator and who will provide artificial respiration to get oxygen flowing to the brain and heart.
5:10 PM PDT, March 15, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced Thursday that he would not sign off on a County Council bill redrawing district boundaries, instead endorsing a map supported by an appointed bipartisan commission.
3:51 PM PDT, March 16, 2012
About 8:30 Friday morning, Brian Dorr emerged, with a large smile and his arms raised, from the Apple Store at The Mall in Columbia, as blue-shirted employees cheered and slapped him high-fives.
3:57 PM PDT, June 8, 2012
A teacup poodle was euthanized after she was attacked in Owings Mills by dog identified as a pit bull, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.
2:57 PM PDT, June 4, 2012
A 16-year-old student was cut by an unknown suspect outside Milford Mill Academy on Monday, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.
4:51 PM PDT, May 27, 2012
The crimes appear ordinary on Howard County's November police log — two break-ins on U.S. 1, another at a Columbia home where a television and video games were taken, and a man held up at gunpoint in the village of Kings Contrivance.
8:54 AM PDT, March 12, 2012
A student from Howard County threatened to go on a "shooting rampage" Sunday at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park, campus police said.
6:02 PM PDT, May 7, 2012
A group of animal activists is asking Gov. Martin O'Malley to quickly introduce legislation that would override a Maryland Court of Appeals decision deeming all pit bulls dangerous.
6:01 PM PST, February 8, 2012
Legislation allowing restaurants to sell refillable containers used for draft beer, known as growlers, won broad support from local Howard County lawmakers who agreed Wednesday to move the local bill before the General Assembly.
12:49 PM PDT, June 4, 2012
Baltimore County residents can now sign up to receive emergency alerts from the county on their cell phones and through email, officials announced Monday.
7:45 AM PDT, April 15, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is expected to unveil his budget proposal April 20, despite the uncertainty of state funding.
8:44 AM PDT, May 5, 2012
Howard County's 19th-century courthouse has seen a 40 percent increase in jury trials in the past year, causing court officials to clamor for a new facility.
4:26 PM PDT, March 31, 2012
Baltimore beer drinkers, rejoice. Soon you will likely be able to hoist freshly poured growlers of your favorite brew at locations throughout the city.
3:11 PM PDT, March 15, 2012
Howard County housing director Tom Carbo can tick off plenty of reasons to live in Howard County — good schools, safe neighborhoods, relatively easy commutes to Baltimore and Washington. But when the time came for him to purchase a home for his family, even he felt priced out.
5:41 PM PDT, March 11, 2012
Some 700 miles away from home, Center Stage intern Meghan O'Rourke still got to celebrate her Irish heritage in Baltimore.
11:40 AM PDT, April 9, 2012
Customers of a local propane supplier were unknowing charged a fee once they suspended service with the company, according to the Howard County office of consumer affairs.
7:12 AM PST, February 25, 2012
Several Howard County restaurant owners are lobbying for the right to sell refillable containers of beer and wine to dine-in customers, but the plan has raised concerns from the owners of a liquor store that the sales would result in irresponsible drinking.
4:15 PM PDT, March 13, 2012
A light-rail train and a vehicle collided at the intersection of Howard and Lexington streets in Baltimore on Tuesday, a Maryland Transit Administration spokesman said.
1:58 PM PDT, March 15, 2012
A bill proposed by the Howard County executive would eliminate a two-tiered fire tax system and could garner about $1.8 million in revenue, county officials said.
5:25 PM PDT, March 22, 2012
More Howard County residents are renting out their homes amid the slump in the housing market, local officials say, sometimes leaving a burden of unpaid fees for condo and homeowners associations.
6:53 AM PST, March 5, 2012
A man has been showing explicit photos on his cellphone to minors outside of a Crofton Goodwill store, Anne Arundel County police said Monday.
4:34 PM PDT, April 4, 2012
Howard County doesn't have the sailing tradition of Annapolis, the boardwalk of Ocean City or the storied battlefields of Gettysburg. But it does have a prime spot between two big cities, a historic downtown, miles of mountain biking trails and plenty of money to lure tourists.
1:33 PM PST, March 8, 2012
Residents of Columbia, Ellicott City and Elkridge neighborhoods are waiting for County Executive Ken Ulman to weigh in on a plan that has the potential to shift several areas among County Council districts.
6:53 AM PDT, March 11, 2012
After several months of debate, the Howard County Council agreed on a tax-relief measure for nonprofit swim clubs.
7:19 AM PDT, March 11, 2012
As Baltimore's Public Works Department issues more than $4.2 million in water bill refunds, Howard County officials say they will likely avoid similar issues because of recent upgrades to the county billing system.
3:05 PM PST, March 5, 2012
City police are investing a third weekend homicide that occurred late Sunday in the Upton neighborhood near the State Center office complex.
4:55 PM PST, February 28, 2012
Michael W. Hester told police that he saw water rushing from his neighbor's back door in Dundalk June 22, 2010 and ran over to check on the 89-year-old woman, only to find her in a pool of her own blood, fatally stabbed.
9:49 AM PDT, March 15, 2012
Something smells funny in Clarksville.
8:43 AM PDT, March 13, 2012
A week ago, authorities were called to the campus dorm room of 19-year-old Alexander G. Song 2nd, who, according to the University of Maryland, College Park police chief, was shouting and acting out.
6:44 AM PST, March 4, 2012
County Executive Ken Ulman stood this week for a news conference, threatening to reduce library hours, cut police positions and cancel local Fourth of July fireworks if the state decides to shift the cost of teacher pensions to local governments.
8:36 PM PST, February 23, 2012
The Howard County Council is being asked to take a fresh look at an old — and much-debated — tax issue.
4:33 PM PST, February 27, 2012
Plans to relocate court proceedings in Howard County so the courthouse can undergo an $8.58 million renovation were scuttled Monday when the Circuit Court's administrative judge decided that security in the temporary location wouldn't be adequate.
2:58 PM PST, February 4, 2012
Once, Baltimoreans could stop by the corner tavern and take away a container of their favorite brew, straight from the tap. The sound those pails made as they slid empty down the bar for refills is said to be how they got their name.
6:05 AM PST, December 31, 2011
A man has been charged with first-degree arson in a Elkridge motel fire, which Howard County police said resulted from a domestic dispute.
4:10 PM PST, December 22, 2011
Some property owners in the 21042 zip code in Ellicott City did not receive their tax bills mailed out earlier this month, prompting county officials to request a post office investigation
8:57 AM PST, February 19, 2012
Long workdays and extended commutes to Baltimore and Washington have left many Howard County residents with less time to exercise and fewer chances to cook at home, the county's top health official says, often causing them to choose restaurants with their larger food portions.
7:00 AM PST, February 12, 2012
Elkridge residents are turning to lawmakers from Howard County for help fighting the potential placement of a CSX rail transfer facility in their community, arguing that lower costs should not be the only factor considered.
6:58 PM PST, February 10, 2012
The cleanup is supposed to be done in 2014, nearly eight years after 26,000 gallons of gasoline contaminated the groundwater in a northern Baltimore County neighborhood, but there's no end in sight for the legal wrangling.
6:25 PM PST, February 24, 2012
A $60 million program intended to provide people with disabilities door-to-door public transportation gave rides to people who did not meet requirements, according to a state audit released Friday.
6:46 PM PST, January 17, 2012
Howard County police are searching for a Columbia woman who may be associated with an animal rescue group after officers discovered 40 dead animals inside her home.
4:49 PM PST, February 1, 2012
Elkridge will get a new elementary school for the 2013-2014 academic year now that the sellers of a 10.1-acre site on Ducketts Lane have settled a dispute in court.
5:56 AM PST, January 28, 2012
Members of the Howard County Council are divided over what changes they would like to see in a proposed map of council districts.
8:24 AM PST, December 31, 2011
A 59-year-old man was found dead, pinned underneath a tractor in Harford County Friday, state police said.
5:27 PM PST, February 13, 2012
Howard County restaurateurs want to let patrons take home beer in growlers. Now, one hopes to offer the same option to the wine-sipping set.
6:43 PM PST, January 18, 2012
A woman being sought by police for questioning in the deaths of 40 animals found at a Columbia townhouse Monday was a former employee of the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
2:21 PM PST, January 5, 2012
Uncertainty over the future of a 10.1-acre site for a new elementary school in Elkridge has forced the County Council to delay its decision on how many new homes can be built in Howard.
8:28 PM PST, January 31, 2012
For nearly half a century, Columbia residents have looked to the "People Tree" sculpture as a symbol of founder James Rouse's vision of an inclusive, connected community.
9:03 AM PST, January 22, 2012
For a few hours after school, Ryan Johnson is just like most 16-year-olds. He lounges on the couch with his favorite Xbox game or checks his Facebook page.
5:58 AM PST, December 24, 2011
Both Democrats and Republicans in Howard County believe they have a chance to win a new seat in the House of Delegates proposed for the area around Ellicott City.
7:06 PM PST, January 30, 2012
The Columbia Association plans to unveil a new logo in late April, replacing the "People Tree" symbol that resembles the iconic downtown statue.
1:54 PM PST, December 15, 2011
Nearly 5,000 Howard County residents benefited from energy assistance funds last year, but because federal funding is expected to drop, a nonprofit group says it will struggle to provide help.
9:48 AM PST, December 24, 2011
Howard County officials say they will likely spend up to $50,000 on emissions testing for a new generator that will produce energy from methane gas given off by Alpha Ridge Landfill, after neighbors raised concerns over how the project might affect air quality.
7:25 AM PST, February 12, 2012
Maryland's second-highest court has thrown out an attempt by residents to revive a failed petition drive challenging Howard County's plan for redevelopment of downtown Columbia.
5:51 AM PST, January 28, 2012
Columbia Association board members heard requests from residents and village board members, ranging from security improvements to upgrades to aging infrastructure, at a public hearing on how to spend the homeowner group's nearly $60 million annual budget for the next two years.
5:22 PM PST, December 16, 2011
Because of a disagreement between the Harford County executive and teachers union, teachers and others who work for the school system will not receive a $1,250 bonus like every other county employee this year.
6:20 PM PST, January 18, 2012
A Reisterstown man was charged in the hit-and-run incident involving a state trooper who was struck during a traffic stop on Interstate 83 early Sunday morning, state police said.
3:03 PM PST, November 20, 2011
After suffering a defeat in the state legislature, advocates pushing to bar discrimination against transgender people are looking to build protection into local laws — spurred on by a high-profile attack on a woman at a Baltimore County McDonald's last spring.
2:11 PM PST, December 15, 2011
Howard County's school board agreed to a salary range of about $275,000 for a new superintendent, in addition to approving other recommendations made by a consulting agency.
7:21 PM PST, December 5, 2011
Howard County has joined Montgomery County and Baltimore City as the third jurisdiction in the state to adopt a law prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and expression.
5:27 PM PST, December 2, 2011
Maxine and Robert Walker have worked to restore their historic Woodbine farm since they bought it in 1994. Their latest project is to replace the rotting wood on the side of their old yellow barn after rebuilding the stone foundation and replacing the tin roof.
1:13 PM PST, December 10, 2011
Turnout was lighter than in past years as County Executive Ken Ulman kicked off a budget-making process for next year that has officials cautiously optimistic that they can avoid painful cuts.
6:57 PM PST, November 14, 2011
Howard County officials are launching a system to send urgent messages directly from police and fire departments, as well as select information about other county services via text messages or email.
12:12 PM PST, November 16, 2011
When Shehlla Khan's husband became ill, it fell on her to take their three children to the pool. But for Khan, who is Muslim, the task was difficult.
7:37 PM PST, January 17, 2012
A wintry mix is expected this weekend with snow flurries beginning early Saturday, turning into rain, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said.
4:56 PM PST, December 31, 2011
At half past noon on New Year's Eve, slivers of yellow confetti littered the main lobby of the Maryland Science Center, where employees worked to sweep them up.
12:17 PM PST, December 14, 2011
As Columbia moves toward a more urban-style, walkable downtown center, local officials want to introduce a bike-sharing program similar to those that have become popular in cities across the country.
12:21 PM PST, November 25, 2011
A man who police said was wielding two long kitchen knives when he was shot by an officer in Southwest Baltimore was identified Friday.
3:54 PM PST, February 3, 2012
North Baltimore is losing the grocery store that replaced a Superfresh only seven months ago.
10:31 AM PST, November 25, 2011
A Baltimore County man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was stabbed Thanksgiving evening by an apparently intoxicated man in Pikesville, Baltimore County Police said.
3:18 PM PST, November 17, 2011
Howard County offices, courts, recreation centers and the animal shelter will be closed on Thanksgiving, and the day after.
10:25 AM PST, December 3, 2011
Howard County income tax collections — the second-largest source of county revenue — continue to increase, which will likely help the county avoid a serious budget shortfall this coming year.
9:22 AM PST, November 19, 2011
The number of residents receiving food stamps in Howard County has increased by nearly 30 percent in the past year, one of several indications that people are struggling in one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, according to a report commissioned by two local organizations.
5:46 AM PST, November 6, 2011
The selection of two new school sites in Elkridge at Oxford Square and Ducketts Lane — chosen to alleviate overcrowding in northeast Howard County — could clear the way for developers to build new homes in the area.
12:24 PM PST, January 7, 2012
Swim club property taxes and rural zoning matters are among the pieces of legislation being discussed by the Howard County Council this month.
7:36 PM PST, December 29, 2011
The Howard County school system may have to search for a new location for a much-needed elementary school because the owner of the property it is trying to buy is embroiled in a legal dispute that has held up the sale.
7:54 PM PST, November 21, 2011
About two dozen transgender citizens, their relatives and supporters on Monday night urged the Howard County Council to adopt a bill that would bar discrimination against transgender people.
5:53 PM PST, December 5, 2011
The fate of a $2.64 million deal for a new elementary school site in Elkridge remains unclear, with the property owners embroiled in a dispute over a lien that has delayed the project.
3:38 PM PST, December 1, 2011
Howard County lawmakers are looking to adopt more stringent requirements that would make applicants for massage establishments and taxicab driver's licenses undergo nationwide criminal background checks.
10:10 AM PST, December 9, 2011
About 125 residents were evacuated from a 14-story senior living facility in Parole that caught fire Friday morning, an Anne Arundel County fire department spokesman said.
4:52 AM PST, November 24, 2011
Many elected officials in Howard County are set to accept pay raises this year, after rejecting or donating their automatic increases over several years in which other county employees saw their pay reduced by furloughs.
5:43 PM PDT, October 30, 2011
Howard County Council Chairman Calvin Ball has proposed a bill that would allow the police department to tow a vehicle after only one citation, a move designed to help the county collect $376,000 in outstanding fines.
7:16 PM PST, November 18, 2011
The Howard County fire department has reinstituted a training program that sends firefighters into burning structures as realistic preparation for emergencies — bringing back a practice that it had stopped amid a spate of injuries nationwide and the 2007 death of a Baltimore fire recruit.
8:13 AM PST, December 9, 2011
A 57-year-old prison inmate was found dead Thursday night inside a maximum-security prison cell in Allegany County, state police said.
3:03 PM PST, November 13, 2011
It will be three years before ballots are cast in Maryland's next election for governor, but half a dozen potential candidates for the office are already asking donors for cash.
8:15 AM PDT, August 19, 2011
The future of a Clarksville post office location remains unclear, despite an offer from Howard County of rent-free property at the Gateway school site on Route 108.
3:28 PM PST, December 13, 2011
A Howard County couple won zoning approval this week to hold events on their Woodbine horse farm, despite neighbors' concerns over traffic, noise and creeping commercialization.
8:27 PM PST, December 14, 2011
Ellicott City blogger Frank Hecker has spent countless hours researching and writing about the history of council redistricting in Howard County — a topic he acknowledges is somewhat eye-glazing.
6:39 PM PST, November 27, 2011
The Baltimore Convention Center buzzed with the sounds of table tennis balls hitting rubber paddles as nearly 200 teams competed this weekend in a competition drawing players from around the world.
9:29 AM PST, November 14, 2011
It will be three years before ballots are cast in Maryland's next election for governor, but half a dozen potential candidates for the office are already asking donors for cash.
3:43 PM PST, November 10, 2011
State lawmakers from Howard County say they're pushing the state to shift spending from senior institutionalized care to programs that allow residents to remain in their homes as long as possible.
10:42 AM PST, December 3, 2011
Gender identity will likely fall under discrimination protections in Howard County, joining race, religion and sexual orientation, after a vote by the County Council on Monday.
1:55 PM PST, November 13, 2011
Blaine Young, president of Frederick County's board of commissioners, has plans to make Frederick "the most unfriendly county in the state of Maryland to illegal aliens." And while he said some localities might cringe at such a title, "we wear that with a badge of honor."
11:23 AM PDT, September 29, 2011
Robert and Maxine Walker are hoping for county approval allowing them to hold social events at their Woodbine farm, despite neighbors' opposition at two hearings this month that further delayed a ruling by the county's Board of Appeals.
6:22 AM PDT, September 8, 2011
Torrential rainfall brought on by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee flooded dozens of Baltimore-area roads, and sent the water rising out of rivers and creeks — and rescue crews have responded to more than a dozen calls of stranded drivers since midnight Thursday.
8:07 PM PST, November 10, 2011
A proposal to redraw Howard County Council districts — supported by the County's Democratic Central Committee but opposed by the council's lone Republican — will undergo some changes, council members said.
4:58 PM PST, November 8, 2011
Councilman Warren Branch and write-in candidate Shannon Sneed, vying for the City Council seat representing District 13, shared a small patch of sidewalk turf outside Fort Worthington Elementary on Oliver Street in east Baltimore.
5:11 PM PDT, July 14, 2011
Howard has become the first county in Maryland to completely ban smoking at its parks, but it will likely not be the last.
5:06 PM PST, November 23, 2011
The Howard County Council will conduct a public hearing next month to discuss council district boundaries proposed by an independent panel.
5:30 PM PDT, July 28, 2011
A group of North Laurel residents said they'd like to hear more about plans to develop the old Laurel Dodge site into a Royal Farms, even if it means changing the zoning laws created to revitalize U.S. 1.