Recent stories by Jessica Anderson

Experts look back at Hopkins shooting to improve safety

6:52 PM PDT, April 11, 2014

Experts look back at Hopkins shooting to improve safety

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.

FBI agents shoot, kill man in Owings Mills

5:54 PM PDT, April 11, 2014

FBI agents shoot, kill man in Owings Mills

FBI agents fatally shot a man Friday afternoon in a busy commercial area of Owings Mills, the bureau and Baltimore County police confirmed.

Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved

3:00 AM PDT, April 8, 2014

Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved

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."

State audit finds felons wrongly voted in 2010 election

1:08 PM PDT, April 5, 2014

State audit finds felons wrongly voted in 2010 election

Though felons are prohibited from voting in Maryland, 15 of them cast ballots in the 2010 gubernatorial election, according to a recently released audit.

Firefighters called to small fire at county detention center

1:29 PM PDT, April 4, 2014

Firefighters called to small fire at county detention center

A dryer caught fire at the laundry room of the Baltimore County Detention Center Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

School, police vigilant in face of reports of gunmen

6:19 PM PDT, April 3, 2014

School, police vigilant in face of reports of gunmen

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.

Age bias ruling on Balto. Co. pensions upheld

4:27 PM PDT, April 1, 2014

Age bias ruling on Balto. Co. pensions upheld

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.

Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case

11:00 AM PDT, April 3, 2014

Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case

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.

Baltimore Co. permits inspector hit with child porn charges

12:45 PM PDT, March 21, 2014

Baltimore Co. permits inspector hit with child porn charges

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.

Lockdown lifted, no crime suspected at Stevenson

5:24 PM PDT, March 31, 2014

Lockdown lifted, no crime suspected at Stevenson

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.

Three officers identified in Parkville shooting

7:46 AM PDT, March 27, 2014

Three officers identified in Parkville shooting

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.

Man, woman shot inside Southwest Baltimore home

12:05 PM PDT, March 28, 2014

Man, woman shot inside Southwest Baltimore home

A man and woman were shot inside a Southwest Baltimore home Friday morning, city police said.

Man accused of ordering girlfriend's death for insurance payout

6:03 PM PDT, March 21, 2014

Man accused of ordering girlfriend's death for insurance payout

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

Grandson pleads guilty in grandparent's death

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.

MTA officer allegedly raped accident victim after bus crash

6:02 PM PDT, March 20, 2014

MTA officer allegedly raped accident victim after bus crash

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.

Man shot by police in Parkville allegedly confronted officers before

6:13 PM PDT, March 19, 2014

Man shot by police in Parkville allegedly confronted officers before

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.

Timothy Virts to remain at detention center pending murder trial

6:18 PM PDT, March 18, 2014

Timothy Virts to remain at detention center pending murder trial

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.

Aguilar images released this week show proliferation of 'Little Brother' surveillance

4:00 AM PDT, March 16, 2014

Aguilar images released this week show proliferation of 'Little Brother' surveillance

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.

Timothy Virts returns to Maryland to face homicide charge

2:03 PM PDT, March 14, 2014

Timothy Virts returns to Maryland to face homicide charge

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.

Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine

6:28 PM PDT, March 12, 2014

Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine

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.

Police officer seriously wounded in East Baltimore shooting

4:45 PM PDT, March 15, 2014

Police officer seriously wounded in East Baltimore shooting

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.

Police say Columbia mall shooter may have had fixation with Columbine

10:49 AM PDT, March 12, 2014

Police say Columbia mall shooter may have had fixation with Columbine

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.

Man shot on Belair Road early Wednesday

7:35 AM PDT, March 12, 2014

Man shot on Belair Road early Wednesday

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.

Amber Alerts, social media 'keyboard crime fighters' aided search for abducted girl

4:23 PM PST, March 8, 2014

Amber Alerts, social media 'keyboard crime fighters' aided search for abducted girl

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.

Timothy Virts waives extradition to Maryland

6:36 PM PDT, March 10, 2014

Timothy Virts waives extradition to Maryland

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.

Nationwide manhunt ends as missing Maryland girl is found safe in S.C.

8:42 AM PST, March 8, 2014

Nationwide manhunt ends as missing Maryland girl is found safe in S.C.

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.

Multi-state manhunt ends as missing Maryland girl is found safe in S.C

6:57 PM PST, March 8, 2014

Multi-state manhunt ends as missing Maryland girl is found safe in S.C

— 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.

Trial begins for men accused of gunning down 12-year-old

5:28 PM PST, March 6, 2014

Trial begins for men accused of gunning down 12-year-old

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.

Baltimore police officer charged with killing girlfriend's puppy

10:49 AM PST, March 5, 2014

Baltimore police officer charged with killing girlfriend's puppy

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.

Ex-Black Panther leader plans community service after release in officer's killing

5:57 PM PST, March 5, 2014

Ex-Black Panther leader plans community service after release in officer's killing

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.

Child injured after shots fired into a van in Baltimore County

11:36 AM PST, March 5, 2014

Child injured after shots fired into a van in Baltimore County

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.

Aaron A. Johnson, basketball coach

6:57 PM PST, March 2, 2014

Aaron A. Johnson, basketball coach

Aaron Acquilla Johnson Sr., a longtime educator and basketball coach, died Feb. 14 of lung cancer. Mr. Johnson, of Baltimore, was 79.

Man found near Shot Tower dies, police say

6:16 PM PST, March 2, 2014

Man found near Shot Tower dies, police say

A man found not breathing Sunday at the intersection of Baltimore and President streets has died, city police said.

Woman found dead in water near South Clinton Street identified

10:31 AM PST, March 5, 2014

Woman found dead in water near South Clinton Street identified

Baltimore police have identified a woman who was found dead, floating in an industrial area near South Clinton Street Thursday.

Police investigating fatal Dundalk shooting

12:15 PM PST, February 27, 2014

Police investigating fatal Dundalk shooting

Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide that occurred in a Dundalk apartment Thursday afternoon.

2:56 PM PST, February 26, 2014

Shots fired outside county motel

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.

Robbers ask for water, force way into Pikesville home, tie up man and his daughter

1:13 PM PDT, March 26, 2014

Robbers ask for water, force way into Pikesville home, tie up man and his daughter

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.

Man rescued from Randallstown stream Friday

12:12 PM PST, February 21, 2014

Man rescued from Randallstown stream Friday

A man pulled from a stream in Randallstown Friday afternoon is listed in critical condition, Baltimore County officials said.

Funeral held for boy, 8, who died during house fire

4:53 PM PST, February 26, 2014

Funeral held for boy, 8, who died during house fire

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-year-old boy killed walking past E. Baltimore home that caught fire

8:59 AM PST, February 20, 2014

8-year-old boy killed walking past E. Baltimore home that caught fire

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.

Rosedale man convicted in 2012 homicide

2:15 PM PST, February 21, 2014

Rosedale man convicted in 2012 homicide

A Baltimore County jury on Thursday convicted a Rosedale man of stabbing another man, and leaving his body in a burning car.

Boy killed as house collapsed was planning to attend birthday party

5:55 PM PST, February 20, 2014

Boy killed as house collapsed was planning to attend birthday party

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.

Couple allegedly posed as customers, stole jewelry from Timonium store

7:05 AM PST, February 19, 2014

Couple allegedly posed as customers, stole jewelry from Timonium store

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.

Balt. County police make arrest in auto thefts

5:37 PM PST, February 15, 2014

Balt. County police make arrest in auto thefts

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.

Police called to Torrent Lounge in Towson early Saturday

5:45 PM PST, February 15, 2014

Police called to Torrent Lounge in Towson early Saturday

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

Firefighters called to 6 fires amid storm, ask residents to clear hydrants

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.

16-year-old charged in stabbing outside Woodlawn roller rink

1:20 PM PST, February 10, 2014

16-year-old charged in stabbing outside Woodlawn roller rink

Baltimore County police charged a 16-year-old in a stabbing Saturday night that left two teens injured outside a Woodlawn roller skating rink.

Firefighters called to 2 fires amid storm, ask residents to clear hydrants

6:05 AM PST, February 14, 2014

Firefighters called to 2 fires amid storm, ask residents to clear hydrants

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

2 Baltimore officers convicted on charges related to assault of suspect

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.

2 Baltimore officers convicted on charges related to assault of suspect

3:18 PM PST, February 10, 2014

2 Baltimore officers convicted on charges related to assault of suspect

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.

Jury begins deliberations in trial of officer assault case

6:25 PM PST, February 7, 2014

Jury begins deliberations in trial of officer assault case

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.

Man in custody after security guard robbed at bank

10:18 AM PST, February 10, 2014

Man in custody after security guard robbed at bank

A Dunbar security guard leaving a Parkville bank Monday morning was robbed by a man armed with a chemical irritant, Baltimore County police said.

Man charged with setting fire to neighbor's home in Essex

1:31 PM PST, February 5, 2014

Man charged with setting fire to neighbor's home in Essex

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.

Veteran officer identified in Cockeysville shooting

3:31 PM PST, February 4, 2014

Veteran officer identified in Cockeysville shooting

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.

Man shot multiple times in Turner Station Tuesday night

4:20 PM PST, January 29, 2014

Man shot multiple times in Turner Station Tuesday night

A man was shot multiple times Tuesday night in Turner Station, Baltimore County police said.

Police investigating whether incendiary device caused Essex house fire

3:25 PM PST, February 4, 2014

Police investigating whether incendiary device caused Essex house fire

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.

Turner Station woman forced inside her home by gunman to perform sex act

2:52 PM PST, January 29, 2014

Turner Station woman forced inside her home by gunman to perform sex act

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.

'Exorcism' attempt alleged in death of two children

8:14 AM PST, January 19, 2014

'Exorcism' attempt alleged in death of two children

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.

Critics say wrong number is latest failure of Md. health exchange

4:36 PM PST, January 18, 2014

Critics say wrong number is latest failure of Md. health exchange

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.

Man in 'Haters Gonna Hate' cap wanted in bank robbery

2:38 PM PST, February 3, 2014

Man in 'Haters Gonna Hate' cap wanted in bank robbery

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."

Police involved in shooting at Cockeysville apartment complex

10:58 AM PST, January 31, 2014

Police involved in shooting at Cockeysville apartment complex

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.

Man injured in attempted robbery in Baltimore

5:17 PM PST, January 18, 2014

Man injured in attempted robbery in Baltimore

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

Man dies from stab wounds in Baltimore

Baltimore police said a man was fatally stabbed early Saturday morning in Northwest Baltimore.

Two men arrested in 7-Eleven robberies

7:56 AM PST, February 3, 2014

Two men arrested in 7-Eleven robberies

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.

Family member criticizes raid that killed Balto. Co. officer, relative

5:38 PM PST, January 29, 2014

Family member criticizes raid that killed Balto. Co. officer, relative

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.

Halethorpe man on trial for murder found dead in jail cell

3:12 PM PST, December 20, 2013

Halethorpe man on trial for murder found dead in jail cell

A Halethorpe man charged in his girlfriend's death was found dead in his jail cell last month, closing the case, court records show.

Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society

5:24 PM PST, December 31, 2013

Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection.

Hawthorne woman sentenced to life in Essex bus stop shooting

3:10 PM PST, January 17, 2014

Hawthorne woman sentenced to life in Essex bus stop shooting

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.

Man robbed by men with BB gun in Severn

5:19 PM PST, January 18, 2014

Man robbed by men with BB gun in Severn

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

No sentence reduction for Browning, who killed family in '08

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.

Police charge man who barricaded himself in Towson home

3:08 PM PST, December 20, 2013

Police charge man who barricaded himself in Towson home

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.

As Towson grows, so do concerns over violent crime

6:25 PM PST, January 16, 2014

As Towson grows, so do concerns over violent crime

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

After Ethan Saylor death, panel calls for better training on disabilities

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.

More police now sporting cameras on their bodies

1:02 PM PST, January 4, 2014

More police now sporting cameras on their bodies

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."

Teen to be tried as adult on charges related to death of county officer

4:59 PM PST, December 19, 2013

Teen to be tried as adult on charges related to death of county officer

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.

Police seek 7-Eleven shooting suspect

2:08 PM PST, December 20, 2013

Police seek 7-Eleven shooting suspect

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.

Police identify man shot by officers Sunday

7:17 PM PST, December 16, 2013

Police identify man shot by officers Sunday

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

Possible shots fired at Towson barricade

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.

Officer to serve 60 days in Baltimore police training shooting

5:59 PM PST, December 17, 2013

Officer to serve 60 days in Baltimore police training shooting

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

Man in custody after Towson barricade

A man is in custody after he barricaded himself inside a Hampton home for nearly seven hours Wednesday, Baltimore County police said.

Catonsville woman's death ruled a homicide

2:10 PM PST, December 10, 2013

Catonsville woman's death ruled a homicide

Baltimore County police said Tuesday they are investigating a Catonsville woman's death from earlier this month as a homicide.

Study rates Maryland's top court second in financial disclosure

12:04 PM PST, December 7, 2013

Study rates Maryland's top court second in financial disclosure

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."

Couple accused of robbing bank of more than $133,000

9:42 PM PST, December 5, 2013

Couple accused of robbing bank of more than $133,000

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.

Security guard fatally shot at Baltimore County crab house

5:18 PM PST, December 13, 2013

Security guard fatally shot at Baltimore County crab house

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.

Naked man's body was found outside Essex gas station

4:31 PM PST, November 25, 2013

Naked man's body was found outside Essex gas station

A naked man was found dead outside a gas station on Eastern Boulevard in Essex Monday, Baltimore County police said.

11 accused in cigarette, drug scheme with links to Eastern Europe

7:27 PM PST, December 11, 2013

11 accused in cigarette, drug scheme with links to Eastern Europe

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.

Reisterstown woman dies in house fire

11:44 AM PST, December 9, 2013

Reisterstown woman dies in house fire

A 35-year-old woman died after her Reisterstown home caught fire Sunday, Baltimore County officials said.

In federal lawsuit, Baltimore County officer says he was discriminated against

2:06 PM PST, November 28, 2013

In federal lawsuit, Baltimore County officer says he was discriminated against

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.

Balto. Co. officer cleared in man's death after using Taser 10 times

2:20 PM PST, November 26, 2013

Balto. Co. officer cleared in man's death after using Taser 10 times

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.

One person shot in Essex Tuesday

1:11 PM PST, November 26, 2013

One person shot in Essex Tuesday

A man was shot outside an Essex business Tuesday before running to a nearby McDonald's restaurant, Baltimore County police said.

7-Eleven employee shot at Loch Raven store Sunday

1:28 PM PST, December 9, 2013

7-Eleven employee shot at Loch Raven store Sunday

Baltimore County robbery detectives are investigating the non-fatal shooting of a Loch Raven 7-Eleven employee Sunday night.

Two officers hurt attempting to arrest hit-and-run suspect

2:18 PM PST, November 26, 2013

Two officers hurt attempting to arrest hit-and-run suspect

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.

Police seek man in attempted dirt bike robbery

1:35 PM PST, November 22, 2013

Police seek man in attempted dirt bike robbery

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.

School bus driver not charged in Pikesville roll-over crash

10:07 AM PST, November 22, 2013

School bus driver not charged in Pikesville roll-over crash

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.

Dundalk cocaine dealer sentenced

6:20 PM PST, November 19, 2013

Dundalk cocaine dealer sentenced

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.

Ohio man sentenced in Balto. Co. human trafficking case

3:11 PM PST, November 18, 2013

Ohio man sentenced in Balto. Co. human trafficking case

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.

Baltimore County police getting new Ford Interceptor cruisers

3:53 PM PST, November 14, 2013

Baltimore County police getting new Ford Interceptor cruisers

Baltimore County police officers will soon be getting behind the wheels of new cruisers.

Bullet struck wife, young son in Frederick County murder-suicide, police say

4:57 PM PST, November 25, 2013

Bullet struck wife, young son in Frederick County murder-suicide, police say

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.

Police personnel section merging with Baltimore County office

10:36 AM PST, November 22, 2013

Police personnel section merging with Baltimore County office

The Baltimore County police department's personnel section was consolidated into a single county-wide office this week, a spokeswoman said.

Two people stabbed in Essex Thursday

9:27 AM PST, November 22, 2013

Two people stabbed in Essex Thursday

Two people were stabbed in Essex Thursday night as the result of an ongoing neighborhood dispute, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.

Police helicopter assists 2 stuck on ATV in Back River

5:12 PM PST, November 19, 2013

Police helicopter assists 2 stuck on ATV in Back River

Two people were rescued from an amphibious vehicle stuck in a muddy section of the Back River Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

One man dies after boat capsizes in Essex

5:26 PM PST, November 13, 2013

One man dies after boat capsizes in Essex

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

I-95 crash reported in White Marsh

A three-vehicle crash clogged traffic on Interstate 95 north in past exit 67 to White Marsh Boulevard in Baltimore County Wednesday afternoon.

Additional county employee information recovered on suspect's computer

4:44 PM PST, November 8, 2013

Additional county employee information recovered on suspect's computer

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.

Juror says Midei panel split over damages

5:10 PM PST, November 7, 2013

Juror says Midei panel split over damages

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.

Speed, alcohol contributed to Sparks fatal crash, county police say

5:21 PM PST, November 8, 2013

Speed, alcohol contributed to Sparks fatal crash, county police say

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.

Traffic: Disabled vehicle slowing beltway traffic

6:23 AM PDT, November 1, 2013

Traffic: Disabled vehicle slowing beltway traffic

A disabled vehicle was slowing traffic in Baltimore City Friday morning, the Maryland Department of Transportation reported.

Reminder: Reset your clocks back an hour

3:39 AM PDT, November 1, 2013

Reminder: Reset your clocks back an hour

Daylight savings time ends Sunday, which means it's time to reset the clocks back an hour, and an added hour of sleep.

Hawthorne woman convicted in her child's father's death

3:32 AM PDT, November 1, 2013

Hawthorne woman convicted in her child's father's death

A Baltimore County jury on Wednesday found a Hawthorne woman guilty of having her boyfriend fatally shoot the father of her child.

City detective sentenced in perjury case

3:24 PM PST, November 12, 2013

City detective sentenced in perjury case

A Baltimore City homicide detective who lied about being shot at a downtown parking garage two years ago will not serve any jail time.

Viewing, funeral scheduled for city firefighter

3:38 AM PDT, November 1, 2013

Viewing, funeral scheduled for city firefighter

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.

Fixture in city softball leagues dies after early-morning fire

5:02 AM PDT, October 31, 2013

Fixture in city softball leagues dies after early-morning fire

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.

Former contract worker identified in theft of employee data

4:49 PM PST, November 13, 2013

Former contract worker identified in theft of employee data

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.

Local agencies prepare response efforts in Philippines

4:19 PM PST, November 9, 2013

Local agencies prepare response efforts in Philippines

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.

Man charged in multiple sexual assault cases acquitted a fourth time

6:53 AM PDT, October 27, 2013

Man charged in multiple sexual assault cases acquitted a fourth time

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.

Democratic club names Ofc. Jason Schneider 'officer of the year'

4:44 PM PST, November 9, 2013

Democratic club names Ofc. Jason Schneider 'officer of the year'

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.

Mistrial in Midei stent case as jury deadlocks on damages

7:14 PM PST, November 6, 2013

Mistrial in Midei stent case as jury deadlocks on damages

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.

Jury to determine damages in stent malpractice case

3:37 PM PDT, October 28, 2013

Jury to determine damages in stent malpractice case

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

Suspect wanted for shooting Howard Co. officer taken into custody

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.

Midei breached medical care standards with stents, jury finds

7:19 PM PDT, October 23, 2013

Midei breached medical care standards with stents, jury finds

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.

Kern's fellow instructor says guns not allowed in training

6:42 PM PDT, October 16, 2013

Kern's fellow instructor says guns not allowed in training

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.

Karla Porter sentenced to life without parole in husband's death

3:47 PM PST, November 4, 2013

Karla Porter sentenced to life without parole in husband's death

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.

Jury weighing damages in $150 million stent suit

5:46 PM PDT, November 1, 2013

Jury weighing damages in $150 million stent suit

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.

Truck fire reported at Coppin campus

6:54 AM PDT, October 31, 2013

Truck fire reported at Coppin campus

A fuel truck caught fire near the campus of Coppin State University Thursday morning, a city fire spokesman said.

Traffic: Crash closes one lane of I-95 in Harford Co.

4:47 AM PDT, October 31, 2013

Traffic: Crash closes one lane of I-95 in Harford Co.

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.

Traffic: Accident shutters southbound lanes of Harbor Tunnel

5:13 AM PDT, October 30, 2013

Traffic: Accident shutters southbound lanes of Harbor Tunnel

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.

Baltimore police instructor guilty of reckless endangerment in training shooting

6:30 PM PDT, October 17, 2013

Baltimore police instructor guilty of reckless endangerment in training shooting

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.

County officer charged after son discharges service weapon

3:32 PM PDT, October 25, 2013

County officer charged after son discharges service weapon

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.

Man charged in multiple sex offense cases acquitted fourth time

4:34 PM PDT, October 25, 2013

Man charged in multiple sex offense cases acquitted fourth time

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.

Midei, St. Joseph trial wraps up

3:54 PM PDT, October 21, 2013

Midei, St. Joseph trial wraps up

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

Man dies in burning car in Owings Mills

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.

Man shot by county police wanted in armed robbery at Timonium gold store

6:27 PM PDT, October 12, 2013

Man shot by county police wanted in armed robbery at Timonium gold store

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.

Warrant issued for missing Baltimore City man

4:38 PM PDT, October 25, 2013

Warrant issued for missing Baltimore City man

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.

Training instructor had 'unhealthy attachment' to gun, state says

6:16 PM PDT, October 15, 2013

Training instructor had 'unhealthy attachment' to gun, state says

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.

Midei says stents may have saved the life of patient suing him

5:36 PM PDT, October 9, 2013

Midei says stents may have saved the life of patient suing him

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.

Prather charged in shooting of Howard County officer

6:20 PM PDT, October 25, 2013

Prather charged in shooting of Howard County officer

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.

Man wounded during police-involved shooting in Middle River

5:02 PM PDT, October 11, 2013

Man wounded during police-involved shooting in Middle River

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.

Hospital distances itself from Midei, stent procedures

3:53 PM PDT, October 7, 2013

Hospital distances itself from Midei, stent procedures

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.

Baltimore Co. state's attorney files for re-election in 2014

4:12 PM PDT, October 10, 2013

Baltimore Co. state's attorney files for re-election in 2014

Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger filed this week to run for reelection as the county's top prosecutor in 2014.

Officer in training shooting says he was expected to carry gun

2:00 AM PDT, October 7, 2013

Officer in training shooting says he was expected to carry gun

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.

Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center

7:01 PM PDT, October 7, 2013

Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center

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.

Cockeysville suspicious package turns out to be piece of wood

11:40 AM PDT, October 3, 2013

Cockeysville suspicious package turns out to be piece of wood

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.

Two shot inside home in Middle River

8:21 PM PDT, October 2, 2013

Two shot inside home in Middle River

Two men were shot inside of a Middle River home on Wednesday afternoon, and police say both are expected to survive their injuries.

Midei briefly takes stand in civil suit

5:13 PM PDT, October 9, 2013

Midei briefly takes stand in civil suit

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.

Fire displaces 27 people from Lansdowne apartment building

4:42 PM PDT, September 26, 2013

Fire displaces 27 people from Lansdowne apartment building

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.

Teen pedestrian struck in Catonsville dies

9:14 AM PDT, September 30, 2013

Teen pedestrian struck in Catonsville dies

A 17-year-old girl died after she was struck by a car on Route 40 in Catonsville Sunday night, Baltimore County police said.

Towson-based attorney indicted on drug-related charges

7:33 AM PDT, October 4, 2013

Towson-based attorney indicted on drug-related charges

A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a defense attorney based in Towson and 12 other people on drug-related charges, court records show.

New circuit administrative judges appointed

3:36 PM PDT, September 13, 2013

New circuit administrative judges appointed

Two new circuit administrative judges were appointed to oversee the day-to-day court functions in the city, Baltimore and Harford counties.

County police move to keep their old guns off the street – but at a cost

2:00 AM PDT, September 25, 2013

County police move to keep their old guns off the street – but at a cost

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.

Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal

2:53 PM PDT, September 23, 2013

Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal

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.

Baltimore man charged in non-fatal Woodlawn stabbing

4:04 PM PDT, September 27, 2013

Baltimore man charged in non-fatal Woodlawn stabbing

A 29-year-old Baltimore man was arrested in connection with a stabbing in Woodlawn Thursday night, Baltimore County police said.

Essex man wanted on child sexual abuse charges flees from police

3:36 PM PDT, September 13, 2013

Essex man wanted on child sexual abuse charges flees from police

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.

Balto. Co. police union wants Kamenetz held in contempt

4:16 PM PDT, September 20, 2013

Balto. Co. police union wants Kamenetz held in contempt

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.

Manchester motorcyclist dies in crash

2:03 PM PDT, September 7, 2013

Manchester motorcyclist dies in crash

A Manchester motorcyclist died Saturday morning when his bike veered off the road into a wire fence, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said.

County police searching for suspect in Randallstown shooting

5:54 PM PDT, September 24, 2013

County police searching for suspect in Randallstown shooting

Baltimore County police are looking for a 25-year-old man in connection with a July non-fatal shooting on Liberty Road in Randallstown.

Odenton man identified as drowning victim in Potomac River

1:24 PM PDT, September 7, 2013

Odenton man identified as drowning victim in Potomac River

An Odenton man who drowned in the Potomac River on Labor Day has been identified, Montgomery County police said.

Teen sought in raid that led to officer's death held without bail

6:38 PM PDT, August 30, 2013

Teen sought in raid that led to officer's death held without bail

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.

Man dead after barricade was at center of Md. handgun challenge

11:53 AM PDT, September 11, 2013

Man dead after barricade was at center of Md. handgun challenge

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.

No device located after explosion reported near courthouse

6:31 PM PDT, September 12, 2013

No device located after explosion reported near courthouse

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.

Montgomery Co. teacher from Dundalk charged with child sexual abuse

8:19 AM PDT, August 13, 2013

Montgomery Co. teacher from Dundalk charged with child sexual abuse

A Montgomery County elementary school teacher from Dundalk who was charged with possession of child pornography has now been charged with child sexual abuse, police said.

3:28 PM PDT, September 17, 2013

Four men plead guilty in kidnapping scheme seeking money, drugs

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

Man arrested in Pikesville double shooting

Baltimore County police have charged a 20-year-old man with two counts of attempted murder in a double shooting in Pikesville this month.

One dead, three injured in three shootings

5:52 AM PDT, September 8, 2013

One dead, three injured in three shootings

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.

Three women sought in Glen Burnie High School fire

3:06 PM PDT, September 7, 2013

Three women sought in Glen Burnie High School fire

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.

Another man killed in troubled corner of West Baltimore

6:36 PM PDT, September 6, 2013

Another man killed in troubled corner of West Baltimore

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.

Officer Schneider known for his dedication, leadership

7:32 PM PDT, August 28, 2013

Officer Schneider known for his dedication, leadership

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.

Woman sought for credit card fraud in Baltimore County

9:39 AM PDT, September 26, 2013

Woman sought for credit card fraud in Baltimore County

Baltimore County police are searching for a woman wanted for fraudulent credit card purchases at county Walmart stores.

Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City

3:35 PM PDT, September 7, 2013

Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City

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.

2 killed, student hurt in shooting near Salisbury University

4:00 PM PDT, September 4, 2013

2 killed, student hurt in shooting near Salisbury University

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.

Police make arrest in connection with officer's killing in raid

7:39 AM PDT, August 30, 2013

Police make arrest in connection with officer's killing in raid

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.

Karla Porter found guilty of first-degree murder in husband's death

5:17 PM PDT, August 13, 2013

Karla Porter found guilty of first-degree murder in husband's death

A Baltimore County jury on Tuesday rejected a White Marsh woman's claim that the only way to end years of spousal abuse was to hire a hit man to kill her husband.

Slain Baltimore Co. police officer laid to rest Saturday

3:50 PM PDT, August 31, 2013

Slain Baltimore Co. police officer laid to rest Saturday

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.

Fatal police-involved shooting reported in Woodlawn

7:07 PM PDT, August 13, 2013

Fatal police-involved shooting reported in Woodlawn

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.

Son of fallen officer throws out first pitch at Orioles game

5:42 PM PDT, September 5, 2013

Son of fallen officer throws out first pitch at Orioles game

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.

Porter says she feared for life when she ordered husband killed

6:43 PM PDT, August 8, 2013

Porter says she feared for life when she ordered husband killed

Karla Porter matter-of-factly confessed on Thursday to hiring a hit man to kill her husband, testifying that she had him shot because she feared he would kill her first.

County police identify man fatally shot by officers in Woodlawn

4:52 PM PDT, August 14, 2013

County police identify man fatally shot by officers in Woodlawn

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.

Court affirms police decision to fire officer married to gang member

5:54 PM PDT, September 4, 2013

Court affirms police decision to fire officer married to gang member

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.

Man injured in Seagram's plant fire identified

4:07 PM PDT, July 31, 2013

Man injured in Seagram's plant fire identified

A man left critically injured in a fire at the former Seagram's plant in Dundalk was identified Wednesday by Baltimore County officials.

Officer killed while serving warrant in Catonsville

7:09 PM PDT, August 28, 2013

Officer killed while serving warrant in Catonsville

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.

Baltimore County murder-for-hire case now in the hands of the jury

4:36 PM PDT, August 12, 2013

Baltimore County murder-for-hire case now in the hands of the jury

Prosecutors and defense attorneys for Karla Porter sparred Monday over whether a woman who admits hiring a man to kill her husband should be convicted of murder or manslaughter.

White Marsh woman on trial in husband's 2010 killing

5:56 PM PDT, August 6, 2013

White Marsh woman on trial in husband's 2010 killing

Accused of ordering a man to kill her husband at a Towson gas station, Karla Porter claims that she felt she had no other choice as she sought to escape an abusive relationship in which she believed her life was in danger.

Jury deliberations likely to begin Monday in Karla Porter trial

6:03 PM PDT, August 9, 2013

Jury deliberations likely to begin Monday in Karla Porter trial

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.

'Drywall burglar' set to appear in court

5:32 PM PDT, July 28, 2013

'Drywall burglar' set to appear in court

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.

Double shooting reported in McElderry Park neighborhood

7:59 PM PDT, July 26, 2013

Double shooting reported in McElderry Park neighborhood

Two men were shot – one fatally -- in the East Baltimore neighborhood of McElderry Park early Friday morning, city police reported.

Fish Head Cantina owners ordered to pay $2,000 fine

6:31 PM PDT, August 5, 2013

Fish Head Cantina owners ordered to pay $2,000 fine

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.

Jury selection to begin for wife accused in 2010 Towson murder

3:15 PM PDT, August 4, 2013

Jury selection to begin for wife accused in 2010 Towson murder

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.

Two Md. women accused of using dead moms' names on ballots

7:28 AM PDT, July 31, 2013

Two Md. women accused of using dead moms' names on ballots

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.

Five pedestrians injured during two-car crash in Lochearn

8:44 AM PDT, July 26, 2013

Five pedestrians injured during two-car crash in Lochearn

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 Co. chief recognized by national law enforcement association

Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was recognized this month by a national law enforcement association for advocating for stricter gun control laws.

Teen killed in weekend city shooting was an aspiring rapper

6:07 PM PDT, August 26, 2013

Teen killed in weekend city shooting was an aspiring rapper

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.

Former security guard at GBMC sentenced in attempted rape

3:02 PM PDT, July 24, 2013

Former security guard at GBMC sentenced in attempted rape

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.

Former Baltimore Co. officer sentenced in misconduct case

4:07 PM PDT, July 17, 2013

Former Baltimore Co. officer sentenced in misconduct case

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

County officer filed for overtime pay for night of teen's death

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.

Police identify suspect killed in Essex home invasion

6:56 AM PDT, July 30, 2013

Police identify suspect killed in Essex home invasion

Baltimore County police on Monday identified the man killed by a resident in an Essex home invasion .

Local rapper, wife charged in stabbing after show

6:01 PM PDT, July 9, 2013

Local rapper, wife charged in stabbing after show

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.

Truck driver dies in crash with MTA bus in Woodlawn

12:54 PM PDT, July 18, 2013

Truck driver dies in crash with MTA bus in Woodlawn

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.

Graffiti of swastikas, pentagrams found in Pikesville

4:57 PM PDT, July 23, 2013

Graffiti of swastikas, pentagrams found in Pikesville

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.

Lack of information about shooting frustrates Rodgers Forge residents

9:09 AM PDT, July 24, 2013

Lack of information about shooting frustrates Rodgers Forge residents

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.

Judge awards $21.4 million to Randallstown High shooting victim

3:52 PM PDT, July 15, 2013

Judge awards $21.4 million to Randallstown High shooting victim

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.

Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration

2:56 PM PDT, July 10, 2013

Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration

A Baltimore County man was convicted Wednesday in the nonfatal shooting of an employee outside the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in 2011.

Death of infant left inside a truck in Lansdowne ruled accidental

3:17 PM PDT, July 8, 2013

Death of infant left inside a truck in Lansdowne ruled accidental

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.

Fish Head Cantina owners to appear before liquor board

2:07 PM PDT, August 3, 2013

Fish Head Cantina owners to appear before liquor board

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.

Man found dead near Royal Farms parking lot in Catonsville

12:34 PM PDT, July 18, 2013

Man found dead near Royal Farms parking lot in Catonsville

A man was found dead near a Royal Farms parking lot in Catonsville Wednesday, Baltimore County police said.

Property manager killed at Reisterstown townhomes

1:24 PM PDT, June 15, 2013

Property manager killed at Reisterstown townhomes

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.

Man found dead in overturned vehicle in Rodgers Forge

4:33 PM PDT, July 17, 2013

Man found dead in overturned vehicle in Rodgers Forge

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.

Man killed in Rosedale fire identified by family

2:57 PM PDT, July 10, 2013

Man killed in Rosedale fire identified by family

Keith Ziegler's 12-year-old son awoke to smoke detectors sounding in their Rosedale home and was the first to call 911.

Baltimore police promise 'dramatic increase' in presence through July 4

6:37 PM PDT, June 28, 2013

Baltimore police promise 'dramatic increase' in presence through July 4

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.

Officer's lawyers call Randallstown teen's death accidental

7:01 PM PDT, June 18, 2013

Officer's lawyers call Randallstown teen's death accidental

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.

Police identify man arrested in Rodgers Forge killing

4:42 PM PDT, July 25, 2013

Police identify man arrested in Rodgers Forge killing

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.

Police make arrest in Rodgers Forge crash, homicide

12:57 PM PDT, July 24, 2013

Police make arrest in Rodgers Forge crash, homicide

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.

An officer remembered: Officers continue to contribute to Sgt. Bruce Prothero's family

2:28 PM PDT, July 8, 2013

An officer remembered: Officers continue to contribute to Sgt. Bruce Prothero's family

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

Baltimore police promise 'dramatic increase' in presence through July 4

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.

No new trial for man convicted in killing of Balto. Co. officer

5:59 PM PDT, June 18, 2013

No new trial for man convicted in killing of Balto. Co. officer

Wesley Moore, one of four men convicted in the 2000 death of Baltimore County police Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, was denied new trial Tuesday.

Police search for suspects in Catonsville home invasion

1:43 PM PDT, June 13, 2013

Police search for suspects in Catonsville home invasion

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.

Officer identified in fatal Cockeysville shooting

2:27 PM PDT, July 23, 2013

Officer identified in fatal Cockeysville shooting

Baltimore County police on Tuesday identified the officer who shot and killed a Cockeysville man after police said he refused to drop a knife.

Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations

7:04 PM PDT, June 27, 2013

Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations

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.

16-year-old charged with murder in Middle River stabbing

2:56 PM PDT, June 21, 2013

16-year-old charged with murder in Middle River stabbing

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.

Lansdowne firefighter sentenced in child sex abuse charges

5:39 PM PDT, June 24, 2013

Lansdowne firefighter sentenced in child sex abuse charges

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.

Trial to begin for officer charged in Randallstown teen's death

5:49 PM PDT, June 16, 2013

Trial to begin for officer charged in Randallstown teen's death

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.

Trial starts for officer charged in Randallstown teen's death

5:19 PM PDT, June 17, 2013

Trial starts for officer charged in Randallstown teen's death

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

City man convicted in kidnapping, rape, robbery

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.

Balto. Co. officer not guilty in death of Randallstown teen

5:21 PM PDT, June 20, 2013

Balto. Co. officer not guilty in death of Randallstown teen

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.

Man killed in police-involved shooting in White Marsh

8:06 PM PDT, June 5, 2013

Man killed in police-involved shooting in White Marsh

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.

Stabbing reported at 7-Eleven in Idlewylde

8:22 AM PDT, June 14, 2013

Stabbing reported at 7-Eleven in Idlewylde

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.

St. Michael's teen is charged with second-degree murder

1:52 PM PDT, June 26, 2013

St. Michael's teen is charged with second-degree murder

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.

Reisterstown gold buyers get probation in stolen-goods case

5:13 PM PDT, June 11, 2013

Reisterstown gold buyers get probation in stolen-goods case

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.

City police announce arrest in Mount Vernon rape

4:00 PM PDT, June 7, 2013

City police announce arrest in Mount Vernon rape

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.

Pressure on neck killed Randallstown teen, witness says

6:08 PM PDT, June 19, 2013

Pressure on neck killed Randallstown teen, witness says

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.

White Marsh police shooting victim resisted arrest before

4:12 PM PDT, June 6, 2013

White Marsh police shooting victim resisted arrest before

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."

Basta Pasta restaurant owner accused of sexual harassment

1:03 PM PDT, June 5, 2013

Basta Pasta restaurant owner accused of sexual harassment

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.

DUI/DWI charges dropped against ex-Balto. Co. precinct commander

7:46 PM PDT, June 17, 2013

DUI/DWI charges dropped against ex-Balto. Co. precinct commander

Charges were dropped Monday against a Baltimore County police officer who was stopped during a St. Patrick's weekend sobriety checkpoint in Carroll County.

Pikesville attorney sued following murder-for-hire-plot

6:19 PM PDT, May 9, 2013

Pikesville attorney sued following murder-for-hire-plot

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.

Baltimore County officer identified in fatal shooting

3:45 PM PDT, June 7, 2013

Baltimore County officer identified in fatal shooting

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.

Balto. Co. police captain being investigated by internal affairs

6:57 PM PDT, May 22, 2013

Balto. Co. police captain being investigated by internal affairs

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.

Human locks, valued for realistic hairstyles, targeted by thieves

6:04 PM PDT, June 13, 2013

Human locks, valued for realistic hairstyles, targeted by thieves

It's dyeable. It's bleachable. And it's highly sought after by thieves targeting shops in the Baltimore area and around the country.

Conviction upheld in 'relax' robocall from 2010 election night

2:37 PM PDT, June 3, 2013

Conviction upheld in 'relax' robocall from 2010 election night

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.

Teen charged in non-fatal Dundalk shooting

12:16 PM PDT, June 13, 2013

Teen charged in non-fatal Dundalk shooting

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.

Crofton woman dies from injuries sustained in house fire

7:58 AM PDT, May 23, 2013

Crofton woman dies from injuries sustained in house fire

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.

Baltimore Co. announces 13 new speed camera locations

3:23 PM PDT, May 29, 2013

Baltimore Co. announces 13 new speed camera locations

Thirteen additional speed camera locations were announced by Baltimore County Police Wednesday.

1:45 PM PDT, May 25, 2013

Police union, Dundalk residents criticize proposed precinct move

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.

Baltimore Co. officer pleads guilty to misconduct, resigns

12:04 PM PDT, May 13, 2013

Baltimore Co. officer pleads guilty to misconduct, resigns

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.

Former firefighter pleads guilty to U.S. child porn charges

4:48 PM PDT, May 8, 2013

Former firefighter pleads guilty to U.S. child porn charges

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.

Man runs out of gas, sets up drum kit on Interstate 695

12:30 PM PDT, May 21, 2013

Man runs out of gas, sets up drum kit on Interstate 695

It wasn't the average traffic stop on the Baltimore Beltway Tuesday morning.

Richard E. 'Dick' Hug, Republican fundraiser and civic leader, dies at 78

7:16 PM PDT, May 6, 2013

Richard E. 'Dick' Hug, Republican fundraiser and civic leader, dies at 78

Richard E. "Dick" Hug, a prominent businessman and prolific fundraiser for Republican candidates, died Saturday. He was 78.

White House drug czar emphasizes drug treatment, education

4:53 PM PDT, April 24, 2013

White House drug czar emphasizes drug treatment, education

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.

Shooting victim drove himself to Rosedale gas station before he died

10:44 AM PDT, May 6, 2013

Shooting victim drove himself to Rosedale gas station before he died

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.

Woman shot by Baltimore County police officer identified

3:54 PM PDT, May 13, 2013

Woman shot by Baltimore County police officer identified

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.

 Victim's family still seeks finality a year after killing at church

5:48 PM PDT, May 6, 2013

Victim's family still seeks finality a year after killing at church

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.

Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society

7:52 PM PDT, May 27, 2013

Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society

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.

One victim in Lansdowne double shooting dies

1:03 PM PDT, May 4, 2013

One victim in Lansdowne double shooting dies

Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide after a victim in a Lansdowne double shooting died days later.

YouTube video of assault at Woodlawn High being investigated by police

9:32 AM PDT, May 8, 2013

YouTube video of assault at Woodlawn High being investigated by police

Baltimore County police are investigating an assault outside of Woodlawn High School Friday after a video was posted on YouTube.

Victims of fatal Route 40 crash identified

11:24 AM PDT, April 22, 2013

Victims of fatal Route 40 crash identified

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.

City police officer, county firefighter suffer minor injuries in separate fires

6:18 PM PDT, May 4, 2013

City police officer, county firefighter suffer minor injuries in separate fires

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.

Patients settle stent claims against Midei, St. Joseph

7:03 PM PDT, May 2, 2013

Patients settle stent claims against Midei, St. Joseph

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.

Police kill man in running gun battle in Canton

6:02 AM PDT, April 20, 2013

Police kill man in running gun battle in Canton

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.

Corrections officer allegedly used gun to threaten man

4:16 PM PDT, May 1, 2013

Corrections officer allegedly used gun to threaten man

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.

After fatal shooting, county officers receive awards for valor

5:38 PM PDT, April 17, 2013

After fatal shooting, county officers receive awards for valor

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.

Two-alarm fire in Remington hits art gallery, auto body shops

7:02 PM PDT, May 1, 2013

Two-alarm fire in Remington hits art gallery, auto body shops

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.

Mother pleads guilty to helping boys conceal shooting

2:46 PM PDT, April 29, 2013

Mother pleads guilty to helping boys conceal shooting

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

Frederick sheriff's deputies will not face charges in movie theater incident

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.

Baltimore Co. officer charged after allegedly engaging in sex acts on the job

5:03 PM PDT, April 26, 2013

Baltimore Co. officer charged after allegedly engaging in sex acts on the job

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.

Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards

8:01 AM PDT, April 24, 2013

Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards

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

County police commander to head Franklin Precinct in Reisterstown

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.

Woman federally charged in bathroom purse-snatching scheme

5:08 PM PDT, April 1, 2013

Woman federally charged in bathroom purse-snatching scheme

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?

Arrest made in Rosedale shooting of father, 4-year-old daughter

4:18 PM PDT, April 12, 2013

Arrest made in Rosedale shooting of father, 4-year-old daughter

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.

Lutherville doctor known for running habits critically injured in Towson accident

6:04 AM PDT, March 29, 2013

Lutherville doctor known for running habits critically injured in Towson accident

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.

In civil suit, Midei patients allege health problems from unnecessary stents

4:43 PM PDT, April 9, 2013

In civil suit, Midei patients allege health problems from unnecessary stents

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.

Lansdowne man sentenced to life in hatchet killing

3:02 PM PDT, April 29, 2013

Lansdowne man sentenced to life in hatchet killing

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.

Police union says Baltimore County ignoring court's reimbursement ruling

3:51 PM PDT, April 8, 2013

Police union says Baltimore County ignoring court's reimbursement ruling

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.

Body found in parked SUV in White Marsh

4:48 PM PDT, May 4, 2013

Body found in parked SUV in White Marsh

Baltimore County police said a man was found dead in Chevy Blazer in White Marsh Saturday morning.

Lawyer's statement ruled out of trial in death of teenager

4:31 PM PDT, April 12, 2013

Lawyer's statement ruled out of trial in death of teenager

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.

Dundalk man charged in standoff with police

10:46 AM PDT, March 14, 2013

Dundalk man charged in standoff with police

After barricading himself in a beer distribution plant Wednesday, a 32-year-old Dundalk man was charged by Baltimore County police.

Text messages show Gladden warned of bringing gun to school

9:45 AM PDT, March 15, 2013

Text messages show Gladden warned of bringing gun to school

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.

Authorities used a 'no-knock' before fatal Balto. Co. shooting

8:25 AM PDT, April 23, 2013

Authorities used a 'no-knock' before fatal Balto. Co. shooting

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.

Baltimore officer indicted in police academy training shooting

3:44 PM PDT, March 27, 2013

Baltimore officer indicted in police academy training shooting

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.

Former county firefighter pleads guilty to child sexual abuse

4:52 PM PDT, April 8, 2013

Former county firefighter pleads guilty to child sexual abuse

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.

Alleged Towson Town Center shooter's case now before jury

2:53 PM PDT, March 12, 2013

Alleged Towson Town Center shooter's case now before jury

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.

Parkville man charged with stabbing victim, fleeing with drugs

3:20 PM PDT, March 18, 2013

Parkville man charged with stabbing victim, fleeing with drugs

A Parkville man has been charged with stabbing a victim and fleeing with drugs Saturday, Baltimore County police said.

Two brothers and Essex woman charged in triple shooting

4:31 PM PDT, March 15, 2013

Two brothers and Essex woman charged in triple shooting

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.

Parkville man indicted on charges of exporting to Iran

5:57 PM PST, March 7, 2013

Parkville man indicted on charges of exporting to Iran

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.

Silver Spring music teacher charged with possession of child pornography

7:31 AM PST, March 1, 2013

Silver Spring music teacher charged with possession of child pornography

A Montgomery County elementary school teacher was charged Thursday in Baltimore County for possession of child pornography, police said.

County, federal agents close in on alleged Towson brothel

6:30 PM PDT, March 21, 2013

County, federal agents close in on alleged Towson brothel

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.

Officials say court reminders for juveniles save time, detention

5:25 PM PST, February 24, 2013

Officials say court reminders for juveniles save time, detention

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.

Deacon in child porn charge was former schools worker

3:13 PM PST, March 4, 2013

Deacon in child porn charge was former schools worker

A longtime deacon at a Fullerton church was charged Friday with possessing "numerous files of child pornography," Baltimore County police said.

Balto. Co. police captain cited at St. Patrick's sobriety checkpoint

1:50 PM PDT, March 18, 2013

Balto. Co. police captain cited at St. Patrick's sobriety checkpoint

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.

Dog rescue operator charged in Balto. Co. with animal cruelty

10:00 AM PST, February 22, 2013

Dog rescue operator charged in Balto. Co. with animal cruelty

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.

Alleged Towson Town Center shooter appears at trial

6:07 PM PST, March 5, 2013

Alleged Towson Town Center shooter appears at trial

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.

Essex man found suffering from gunshot wound in street

4:41 PM PST, March 1, 2013

Essex man found suffering from gunshot wound in street

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.

Accused Hopkins gynecologist suffocated himself with helium

5:58 PM PST, February 20, 2013

Accused Hopkins gynecologist suffocated himself with helium

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.

Morgan State student sues over baseball bat attack

5:38 PM PST, February 28, 2013

Morgan State student sues over baseball bat attack

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.

$1.5M of counterfeit goods seized from Dundalk flea market

6:34 PM PDT, March 13, 2013

$1.5M of counterfeit goods seized from Dundalk flea market

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.

Towson Town mall shooter convicted of first-degree murder

5:18 PM PDT, March 13, 2013

Towson Town mall shooter convicted of first-degree murder

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

Police respond to stabbing outside Rosedale Walmart

Baltimore County police responded to a stabbing at a Rosedale Walmart store Friday night.

Gladden pleads guilty in shooting at Perry Hall High

4:20 PM PST, February 19, 2013

Gladden pleads guilty in shooting at Perry Hall High

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

Woman attacked by own dog in Edgemere, police say

An Edgemere woman was attacked by at least one of her two pit bulls and seriously injured Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

Man shot in Lochearn, taken to Shock Trauma

8:35 PM PST, February 12, 2013

Man shot in Lochearn, taken to Shock Trauma

A man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was shot in Lochearn Tuesday night, Baltimore County police said.

Man committed suicide at Timonium gun range, police say

9:36 AM PST, February 1, 2013

Man committed suicide at Timonium gun range, police say

The man who shot himself at a Timonium gun range Thursday night committed suicide, Baltimore County police said Friday.

Suspicious colleague reported Levy, Hopkins dean says

7:19 PM PST, February 27, 2013

Suspicious colleague reported Levy, Hopkins dean says

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

Teen charged as adult in infant sister's death

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.

Four hospitalized after stabbing at city detention center

2:17 PM PST, March 1, 2013

Four hospitalized after stabbing at city detention center

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.

Baltimore County Circuit Court to get Wi-Fi

4:44 PM PST, February 11, 2013

Baltimore County Circuit Court to get Wi-Fi

Some courtrooms will soon be wireless in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

Accused school shooter had troubled childhood, witnesses say

6:30 PM PST, January 30, 2013

Accused school shooter had troubled childhood, witnesses say

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.

Motorcycle gang asked to leave Timonium fairgrounds

10:56 AM PST, February 12, 2013

Motorcycle gang asked to leave Timonium fairgrounds

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.

City police charge suspect in after hours club shooting

4:08 PM PST, February 9, 2013

City police charge suspect in after hours club shooting

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.

Trial of alleged Perry Hall shooter scheduled to begin Feb. 19

6:13 PM PST, February 8, 2013

Trial of alleged Perry Hall shooter scheduled to begin Feb. 19

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.

Cockeysville woman pleads guilty in 91-year-old mother's death

11:31 AM PST, January 29, 2013

Cockeysville woman pleads guilty in 91-year-old mother's death

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

Johnson to speak in Washington in favor of tougher gun laws

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.

Perry Hall High School shooter Gladden gets 35 years in prison

5:25 PM PST, February 25, 2013

Perry Hall High School shooter Gladden gets 35 years in prison

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.

Body recovered from Prettyboy Reservoir

12:13 PM PST, February 7, 2013

Body recovered from Prettyboy Reservoir

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 placed on lockdown briefly

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

Weapon of off-duty officer shot in Overlea fired twice, police say

An off-duty Baltimore County police officer's weapon fired twice outside an Overlea party earlier this month, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Middle River family has second chance in federal court in Taser case

5:27 PM PST, February 1, 2013

Middle River family has second chance in federal court in Taser case

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.

Man admits sexual contact with teen; HIV charge dropped

3:34 PM PST, February 13, 2013

Man admits sexual contact with teen; HIV charge dropped

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.

Hopkins doctor found dead amid investigation of claims he secretly taped patients

7:03 PM PST, February 18, 2013

Hopkins doctor found dead amid investigation of claims he secretly taped patients

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

Kitchen fire damages Edgewood home

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

Halethorpe man convicted in hatchet killing

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.

Ruling on Perry Hall High suspect to come next week

4:26 PM PST, January 31, 2013

Ruling on Perry Hall High suspect to come next week

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.

Warmer temperatures this week — high near 59 Wednesday

5:07 PM PST, January 28, 2013

Warmer temperatures this week — high near 59 Wednesday

After a sloppy start to the week, the sun will return to the Baltimore area briefly, as will higher temperatures peaking midweek.

Four taken to hospital after brief police chase in Towson

6:40 PM PST, February 14, 2013

Four taken to hospital after brief police chase in Towson

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

Police seek suspect in shooting of off-duty officer in Overlea

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

Middle River man receives 35 years imprisonment for 2011 murder

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

Victim of Light Rail shooting was work release inmate serving time for attempted murder

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.

Skeletal remains found near Overlea High School

6:51 PM PST, February 25, 2013

Skeletal remains found near Overlea High School

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

Homeless woman dies in fire behind Westminster thrift store

A homeless woman died in a fire outside a Westminster thrift store early Tuesday morning, according to the office of Maryland state fire marshal.

Baltimore Co. Police arrest roommate in nonfatal stabbing

2:07 PM PST, February 1, 2013

Baltimore Co. Police arrest roommate in nonfatal stabbing

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.

Balto. Co. had 23 homicides in 2012; all but 3 cases solved

4:51 PM PST, January 2, 2013

Balto. Co. had 23 homicides in 2012; all but 3 cases solved

Baltimore County police reported 23 homicides in 2012 with all but three cases solved.

Dearth of mental health treatment options leads to emergencies

4:12 PM PST, January 7, 2013

Dearth of mental health treatment options leads to emergencies

Bryan Johnson didn't know he had bipolar disorder until he ended up at the emergency room, where he assaulted a police officer.

Balto. Co. police search for suspects in gold business robbery

12:50 PM PST, December 10, 2012

Balto. Co. police search for suspects in gold business robbery

Baltimore County police are searching for suspects who robbed Sobo Gold Buyers on Reisterstown Road last month.

Bullet grazed officer's leg in St. Joseph shooting, police say

4:35 PM PST, December 6, 2012

Bullet grazed officer's leg in St. Joseph shooting, police say

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.

Balto. Co. police make arrests in 2009 Randallstown man's homicide

3:02 PM PST, January 11, 2013

Balto. Co. police make arrests in 2009 Randallstown man's homicide

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.

BWI officials discourage fans from greeting Ravens

8:04 AM PST, February 4, 2013

BWI officials discourage fans from greeting Ravens

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

Teen pedestrian fatally struck on Route 198 in Arundel

A 15-year-old was struck by a car at an intersection at Maryland Route 198 in Anne Arundel County Thursday morning, police said.

Two die in Northeast Baltimore house fire

6:25 PM PST, January 3, 2013

Two die in Northeast Baltimore house fire

Two people died in a two-alarm house fire in Northeast Baltimore late Wednesday, fire officials said.

2:31 PM PST, November 28, 2012

Police identify Harford County man in Cockeysville shooting

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

Man stabbed at Timonium hotel during New Year's Eve celebration

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

Police search for gunman in Lutherville light rail station shooting

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

Water main break reported in Salisbury

A water main break near northbound Route 13 in Salisbury has left about half a dozen homes without water Monday morning, city officials said.

Balto. Co. police chief joins White House gun control discussion

1:41 PM PST, December 20, 2012

Balto. Co. police chief joins White House gun control discussion

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

Vodka thieves caught on surveillance tape, police say

Baltimore County police are searching for two woman who allegedly stole two bottles of vodka from a Glyndon liquor store last month.

Inspectors to evaluate Eastern Shore homes, businesses for Sandy damage

4:28 PM PST, December 8, 2012

Inspectors to evaluate Eastern Shore homes, businesses for Sandy damage

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

Toxicology tests on driver in fatal crash show alcohol, painkillers

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

Baltimore County officer injured during traffic stop identified

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.

Winning Powerball numbers drawn; jackpot worth $588 million

5:48 AM PST, November 29, 2012

Winning Powerball numbers drawn; jackpot worth $588 million

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

10 homes evacuated due to gas main break

A gas main break near Overlea High School closed Kenwood Avenue Wednesday afternoon and forced 10 homes to be evacuated, Baltimore County police said.

Police target cash-for-gold business after string of burglaries

4:28 PM PST, November 23, 2012

Police target cash-for-gold business after string of burglaries

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

Boyfriend pleads guilty in woman's death, as well as her daughter's

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

State's high court sides with Balto. Co. police union

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.

Charles St. water main break could cause continued traffic snarls

8:34 AM PST, November 8, 2012

Charles St. water main break could cause continued traffic snarls

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

Baltimore man charged in 1997 Woodlawn rape

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

Bomb squad reports possible 'explosive device' in College Park

A bomb squad responded to a possible "explosive device" in College Park early Friday morning, a Prince George's County fire spokesman said.

Balto. Co. firefighters respond to two-alarm blaze at UPS facility

9:43 AM PST, November 30, 2012

Balto. Co. firefighters respond to two-alarm blaze at UPS facility

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

Woman, 92, identified as victim in Gambrills house fire

Anne Arundel County fire officials on Wednesday identified the victim of a Gambrills house fire earlier this month.

Bullet grazed officer's leg in St. Joseph shooting, police say

4:26 PM PST, December 6, 2012

Bullet grazed officer's leg in St. Joseph shooting, police say

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.

Balto. police investigating multiple weekend shootings

7:21 AM PST, November 5, 2012

Balto. police investigating multiple weekend shootings

Three men were killed in a spate of shootings in Baltimore this weekend.

Trial for Balto. Co. officer charged in teen's death postponed

9:47 AM PST, December 6, 2012

Trial for Balto. Co. officer charged in teen's death postponed

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

Owings Mills man convicted in 17-year-old girl's death

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 sentenced for 2011 killing outside Baltimore Highlands Light Rail stop

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.

Police search for Reisterstown teen missing for almost 2 months

4:11 PM PST, November 15, 2012

Police search for Reisterstown teen missing for almost 2 months

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

City intersections to lose crossing guards

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

Middle River woman sentenced in Dundalk man's death

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.

Alligator seized from an alleged Jessup gang member's home

8:22 AM PST, November 5, 2012

Alligator seized from an alleged Jessup gang member's home

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

Reisterstown woman dies after two-alarm fire

A Baltimore County woman died after a two-alarm fire engulfed a Reisterstown's home Wednesday, county officials said.

Ex-councilman D'Adamo takes new paid position with fire department

5:44 PM PDT, October 19, 2012

Ex-councilman D'Adamo takes new paid position with fire department

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

Essex haunted house employees fall ill from spilled formaldehyde

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

Balto. Co. officer's weapon fires in St. Joseph hospital in Towson

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.

Suspect in elderly Pikesville couple's death extradited from Oklahoma

7:44 AM PDT, October 18, 2012

Suspect in elderly Pikesville couple's death extradited from Oklahoma

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

Holabird Middle student charged as juvenile for 'starter pistol'

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.

Twitter, Facebook can be powerful law enforcement tools

6:08 PM PDT, September 27, 2012

Twitter, Facebook can be powerful law enforcement tools

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.

Sailor, Oliver native take different paths, both die in gunfire

5:52 PM PDT, October 25, 2012

Sailor, Oliver native take different paths, both die in gunfire

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.

Police release images to help identify man found in Back River

9:18 AM PDT, October 22, 2012

Police release images to help identify man found in Back River

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

Call for suicide in Severn later determined a homicide

Anne Arundel County police were called to a Severn residence Tuesday for reports of a suicide but later determined the death a homicide.

Two men accused in area abductions, rapes, robberies

6:40 PM PST, November 8, 2012

Two men accused in area abductions, rapes, robberies

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

Three men charged in weekend Woodlawn shooting

Baltimore County police have charged three men in a targeted, nonfatal shooting in Woodlawn early Sunday morning.

New York man wanted for murder stopped in Maryland

3:41 PM PDT, October 17, 2012

New York man wanted for murder stopped in Maryland

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

Death of man whose hand found separate from body ruled suicide

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

Columbia teen charged in armed robbery

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

Trick-or-treat killing leads to conviction of Baltimore teen

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.

Baltimore Co. police to meet with businesses after Towson melee

11:10 AM PDT, September 25, 2012

Baltimore Co. police to meet with businesses after Towson melee

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.

Gales family offers reward for leads in year-old homicide

6:01 AM PDT, October 20, 2012

Gales family offers reward for leads in year-old homicide

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

University of Phoenix Timonium campus is set to close

The University of Phoenix announced plans this week to close more than 100 locations nationwide, including the Timonium center in Baltimore County.

Essex man charged with fatally stabbing girlfriend

6:07 PM PST, November 6, 2012

Essex man charged with fatally stabbing girlfriend

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.

'River' subsides, Charles Street businesses re-open

5:50 PM PST, November 8, 2012

'River' subsides, Charles Street businesses re-open

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.

Kamenetz blames Recher for weekend Towson melee

6:42 PM PDT, September 25, 2012

Kamenetz blames Recher for weekend Towson melee

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

New York man convicted in Essex man's death

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

7 people injured after MTA bus strikes shelter

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.

Suspect arrested in Morgan State University campus shooting

4:52 PM PDT, September 18, 2012

Suspect arrested in Morgan State University campus shooting

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.

Recorded jail phone calls provide valuable tool to prosecutors

12:21 PM PST, November 4, 2012

Recorded jail phone calls provide valuable tool to prosecutors

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.

Grandson named as suspect in Pikesville couple's deaths

5:01 PM PDT, September 14, 2012

Grandson named as suspect in Pikesville couple's deaths

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.

Baltimore County police charge two men in flea market fight

12:29 PM PST, November 12, 2012

Baltimore County police charge two men in flea market fight

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.

Morgan State shooting victim was visiting football player cousin

6:22 PM PDT, September 13, 2012

Morgan State shooting victim was visiting football player cousin

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

Fells Point jogger reports sexual assault on Friday morning

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.

Police respond to shooting near Catonsville High School

1:51 PM PDT, September 12, 2012

Police respond to shooting near Catonsville High School

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.

Teens charged with taking weapons to Balto. Co, Arundel schools

4:14 PM PDT, October 16, 2012

Teens charged with taking weapons to Balto. Co, Arundel schools

Authorities charged two 17-year-old students Tuesday with bringing weapons to schools in unrelated incidents in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.

City re-emphasizes need to replace infrastructure after water main break

5:07 PM PST, November 7, 2012

City re-emphasizes need to replace infrastructure after water main break

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

Man charged in fatal shooting at Catonsville Ramada Inn

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.

Balto. Co. police continue to search for suspect in July killing

1:16 PM PDT, October 18, 2012

Balto. Co. police continue to search for suspect in July killing

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 girls, 13, sexually assaulted in woods near Catonsville High

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.

Accused Perry Hall shooter has bail hearing postponed

6:40 PM PDT, September 13, 2012

Accused Perry Hall shooter has bail hearing postponed

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.

Fatality raises concerns about police tactical raids

4:07 PM PDT, August 8, 2012

Fatality raises concerns about police tactical raids

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.

Parkville shooting, robbery reported by Baltimore Co. police

2:33 PM PST, November 13, 2012

Parkville shooting, robbery reported by Baltimore Co. police

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

Suspect in Pikesville couple's deaths found unresponsive in Oklahoma

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

Slain Randallstown teen's family continues to rally for murder charges

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

Mother of Texas man killed by officer wants answers

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

Texas man serving in Navy identified in fatal police shooting in Dundalk

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.

Woman charged with punching, pinning victim between cars in White Marsh

12:54 PM PDT, September 17, 2012

Woman charged with punching, pinning victim between cars in White Marsh

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

Police arrest roommate in Dundalk man's death

Baltimore County police charged a 20-year-old Dundalk man Tuesday with first-degree murder in his roommate's death.

Man shot on Morgan State campus

9:26 AM PDT, September 13, 2012

Man shot on Morgan State campus

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.

Edgemere man faces rarely used HIV transmission charges

1:34 PM PDT, September 9, 2012

Edgemere man faces rarely used HIV transmission charges

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

Voters to consider requirement for Balto. Co. Orphans' Court

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

Balto. Co. officials promise safety upgrades after second gun incident

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

Former Olympic ice dancer accused in sex abuse released on $50,000 bond

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.

Photo of arrest provides lasting image for teen's family

6:43 PM PDT, August 12, 2012

Photo of arrest provides lasting image for teen's family

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.

Towson mall murder trial describes gang retaliation killing

2:24 PM PDT, September 8, 2012

Towson mall murder trial describes gang retaliation killing

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.

General Assembly to discuss pit bull legislation

6:06 PM PDT, August 6, 2012

General Assembly to discuss pit bull legislation

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

Owings Mills man gets life sentence in 2009 killing

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.

City converts streetlights to energy-saving LEDs

5:23 PM PDT, August 16, 2012

City converts streetlights to energy-saving LEDs

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

80-year-old victim in Reisterstown fire identified

Baltimore County police identified on Monday the 80-year-old Reisterstown woman who was killed over the weekend after flames engulfed her bedroom.

Suspect charged in Catonsville police-involved shooting

6:14 PM PDT, September 14, 2012

Suspect charged in Catonsville police-involved shooting

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.

Cockeysville woman charged in mother's death after leaving her on toilet

5:24 PM PDT, August 22, 2012

Cockeysville woman charged in mother's death after leaving her on toilet

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

Police make arrest in Cockeysville home invasion

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.

Former UM student accused of campus threat pleads guilty

5:39 PM PDT, August 7, 2012

Former UM student accused of campus threat pleads guilty

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

Man pretends to point gun inside Annapolis movie theater

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.

Labor Day Weekend violence claims life of young mother

9:47 AM PDT, September 5, 2012

Labor Day Weekend violence claims life of young mother

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

N.C. authorities locate Pasadena homicide victim's car in Charlotte

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

Police shake up Southwest leadership after spate of shootings

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

Frederick man dies at Hanover construction site

A Frederick man fell to his death at a new condo construction site in Hanover Tuesday morning, Anne Arundel County police said.

Balto. Co. police search for elderly Pikesville victims' grandson

5:36 PM PDT, September 11, 2012

Balto. Co. police search for elderly Pikesville victims' grandson

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.

Suspicious package in Columbia turns out to be an accordion

6:07 PM PDT, August 3, 2012

Suspicious package in Columbia turns out to be an accordion

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

McDonogh School swimmer mourned in sport's close-knit Baltimore community

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.

5 new Baltimore County speed cameras to go into service Wednesday

2:31 PM PDT, August 7, 2012

5 new Baltimore County speed cameras to go into service Wednesday

Five new speed cameras in Baltimore County are scheduled to go into service Wednesday, according to a police department statement.

City public works crews continue to determine water main damage

7:22 PM PDT, July 27, 2012

City public works crews continue to determine water main damage

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.

Trial date set for Baltimore County officer charged in teen's death

2:42 PM PDT, August 14, 2012

Trial date set for Baltimore County officer charged in teen's death

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

Jury convicts Baltimore County man in 2008 killing

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.

Police hope surveillance images lead to Ripken abductor

3:49 PM PDT, July 30, 2012

Police hope surveillance images lead to Ripken abductor

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

Glen Burnie man pleads guilty to possessing child porn

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.

Man wanted for murder in Pa. charged in rape of 13-year-old Pikesville girl

1:31 PM PDT, August 24, 2012

Man wanted for murder in Pa. charged in rape of 13-year-old Pikesville girl

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.

Protesters rally for more serious charges against officer indicted in teen's death

7:25 PM PDT, July 2, 2012

Protesters rally for more serious charges against officer indicted in teen's death

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

Police investigate fatal Dundalk stabbing

Baltimore County police are investigating a fatal stabbing in Dundalk early Monday morning.

3:56 PM PDT, June 18, 2012

Baltimore County man sentenced to life in murder-for-hire scheme

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.

Christopher Brown's mother continues to seek murder charges in teen's death

6:55 PM PDT, August 7, 2012

Christopher Brown's mother continues to seek murder charges in teen's death

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

Man found shot in torso in alley on city's west side

Baltimore City police are investigating a homicide in the west side neighborhood of Yale Heights early Thursday morning.

Randallstown residents upset at lack of police presence at meeting about teen's death

7:17 PM PDT, June 26, 2012

Randallstown residents upset at lack of police presence at meeting about teen's death

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

Police identify Reisterstown woman killed in Falls Road crash

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

Baltimore County police arrest second suspect in Parkville homicide

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 make arrest in March Pigtown killing

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

Baltimore County identifies officer who shot man wielding sword

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.

Baltimore Co. officer fatally shoots man who attacked him with sword

6:51 PM PDT, July 13, 2012

Baltimore Co. officer fatally shoots man who attacked him with sword

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

Police: Ongoing dispute may have led to teen found shot in Howard Co.

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

Crofton man could be held for a week without charges, authorities say

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

Transportation department head, council discuss budget

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 killed in separate overnight city shootings, two others injured

Two separate overnight shootings left two dead and two other injured in West Baltimore, city police said.

6:51 PM PDT, July 17, 2012

Randallstown man found guilty in 2011 killing

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

Baltimore County man threatens prosecutors' families, to blow up police precincts

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

Fourth person sentenced in Towson gas station owner's death

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

More homes added on new Howard County flood maps

County officials are urging residents to purchase insurance policies if their homes have recently been added to newly redrawn flood insurance rate maps.

Laboard manslaughter charges appropriate, lawyers say

7:09 PM PDT, June 28, 2012

Laboard manslaughter charges appropriate, lawyers say

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.

Balto. Co. teen's mother wants officer arrested

5:16 PM PDT, June 25, 2012

Balto. Co. teen's mother wants officer arrested

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.

Teen killed in fight with officer didn't throw rock, friend says

7:14 PM PDT, June 15, 2012

Teen killed in fight with officer didn't throw rock, friend says

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

Teen charged, allegedly confesses in Essex woman's death

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

Balto. Co. police make arrest in Owings Mills man's death

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

Officer identified in Baltimore police-involved shooting

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

Woodlawn man shot in front of his home, dies later at Shock Trauma

A Baltimore County man who was shot outside his Woodlawn home early Friday morning died several hours later at the hospital, police said.

Elkridge residents flex muscles in advocating for local causes

11:21 PM PDT, June 21, 2012

Elkridge residents flex muscles in advocating for local causes

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.

Officer indicted in Christopher Brown's death after fight

6:45 PM PDT, June 27, 2012

Officer indicted in Christopher Brown's death after fight

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.

Black bear in Baltimore Co. spotted near elementary school

4:02 PM PDT, June 8, 2012

Black bear in Baltimore Co. spotted near elementary school

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

Howard Co. still seeking site for Long Reach Head Start program

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

Funeral planned for teen who died after fight with off-duty officer

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

'Nuns on the Bus' protest cuts to social services

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

Court of Special Appeals upholds Tetso second-degree murder conviction

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

10-year-old, 3 others wounded in east side shooting

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

Howard County eliminates two-tier fire tax

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

Poodle euthanized after dog attack in Owings Mills

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.

Family, friends, colleagues remember slain Ellicott City priest

5:41 PM PDT, May 8, 2012

Family, friends, colleagues remember slain Ellicott City priest

They remembered Mary-Marguerite Kohn's enthusiasm and service, even her style — one mourner recalled "a large, bright yellow brimmed hat, terrific dangling earrings."

Fallout from pit bull ruling; concerns rise among dog owners, property owners

11:30 AM PDT, May 2, 2012

Fallout from pit bull ruling; concerns rise among dog owners, property owners

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

Woman sues Baltimore County, state police over husband's death after he was pepper-sprayed, Tasered

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

Essex woman sentenced in gas station owner death

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.

Bridge to unite Columbia villages seen as crucial for town

3:21 PM PDT, April 23, 2012

Bridge to unite Columbia villages seen as crucial for town

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

Man charged with assaulting officer remains in critical condition

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.

Reisterstown couple sentenced for holding woman captive in apartment for months

2:23 PM PDT, June 13, 2012

Reisterstown couple sentenced for holding woman captive in apartment for months

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.

Loyola lacrosse wins it all

7:23 PM PDT, May 28, 2012

Loyola lacrosse wins it all

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

Howard Co. considers spending more to end homelessness

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

Fire Department, schools, homeless focus of Howard budget

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

All pit bulls to be considered dangerous under court ruling

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.

Death of teen in fight with officer ruled homicide by asphyxiation

7:01 PM PDT, June 14, 2012

Death of teen in fight with officer ruled homicide by asphyxiation

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.

Christopher Lyles, Defense engineer

9:52 PM PDT, March 11, 2012

Christopher Lyles, Defense engineer

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

Howard hosts housing fair for residents, prospective buyers

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.

Howard fire department moves toward EMS-based model

7:12 PM PDT, May 10, 2012

Howard fire department moves toward EMS-based model

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

Ulman goes against council's redistricting plan

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.

Shoppers head out early to get latest Apple iPad

3:51 PM PDT, March 16, 2012

Shoppers head out early to get latest Apple iPad

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

Poodle euthanized after dog attack in Owings Mills

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

Baltimore County student cut outside high school

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

Columbia man allegedly tied to Howard County gang indicted

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.

UM student charged with threatening a 'shooting rampage'

8:54 AM PDT, March 12, 2012

UM student charged with threatening a 'shooting rampage'

A student from Howard County threatened to go on a "shooting rampage" Sunday at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park, campus police said.

Animal advocates seek new pit bull legislation in special session

6:02 PM PDT, May 7, 2012

Animal advocates seek new pit bull legislation in special session

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

Howard legislators back growler bill

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 expands emergency notification system to cell phones, additional carriers

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

Amid uncertainty, county officials attempt to plan budget

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

Court officials ask council for new courthouse

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 bars will likely get permission to sell growlers

Baltimore beer drinkers, rejoice. Soon you will likely be able to hoist freshly poured growlers of your favorite brew at locations throughout the city.

Howard Co. housing director faces range of challenges in a tough economic climate

3:11 PM PDT, March 15, 2012

Howard Co. housing director faces range of challenges in a tough economic climate

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.

Baltimore St. Patrick's Day parade a festival of music, beads and green

5:41 PM PDT, March 11, 2012

Baltimore St. Patrick's Day parade a festival of music, beads and green

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

Howard Co. residents overcharged for propane service

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

Liquor store owner opposes growler bill in Howard County

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

Light-rail train, car collide at Howard and Lexington streets

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

Fire tax bill could raise $1.8 million, Howard officials say

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

Bill would help Howard homeowners groups collect fees

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

Police: Man showing explicit photos on cellphone to minors

A man has been showing explicit photos on his cellphone to minors outside of a Crofton Goodwill store, Anne Arundel County police said Monday.

Howard hopes to use suburban advantages to draw tourists

4:34 PM PDT, April 4, 2012

Howard hopes to use suburban advantages to draw tourists

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

Neighborhoods wait for Ulman's call on Howard redistricting

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

Council passes bill to aid swimming pools

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

Howard says new water billing system yields low error rate

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

Police investigate fatal shooting in West Baltimore

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

Second murder trial starts in Dundalk neighbor's death

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

Nauseating smell prompts calls to Howard health department

Something smells funny in Clarksville.

UM student charged with threatening 'a shooting rampage'

8:43 AM PDT, March 13, 2012

UM student charged with threatening 'a shooting rampage'

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

Howard, other counties hold 'Stop the Shift' campaign events

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

Consolidation of Howard fire tax districts proposed — again

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 scuttled for Howard courthouse temporary move

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.

City, Howard Co. weighing expansion of growler beer sales

2:58 PM PST, February 4, 2012

City, Howard Co. weighing expansion of growler beer sales

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

Man charged with arson after fire in Elkridge motel

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

Howard Co. questions missing tax bills in 21042 zip code

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

Howard wants residents' input on ways to improve health

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 want CSX rail transfer facility ruled out

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

Future of Exxon case uncertain as cleanup continues

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

Audit: MTA did not properly vet applicants for Mobility program

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.

Woman with 40 dead pets in home may be part of rescue group, police say

6:46 PM PST, January 17, 2012

Woman with 40 dead pets in home may be part of rescue group, police say

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

Howard school system closes on new school site in Elkridge

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

Howard council undecided over redistricting map

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

Man found dead, pinned underneath a tractor in Harford

A 59-year-old man was found dead, pinned underneath a tractor in Harford County Friday, state police said.

Wine-to-go containers added to bill allowing 'growler' sales in Howard Co.

5:27 PM PST, February 13, 2012

Wine-to-go containers added to bill allowing 'growler' sales in Howard Co.

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.

Ex-aquarium worker sought after dead pets found in home

6:43 PM PST, January 18, 2012

Ex-aquarium worker sought after dead pets found in home

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

Howard council delays approval of home building allocations

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.

Columbia Association to drop 'People Tree' from logo

8:28 PM PST, January 31, 2012

Columbia Association to drop 'People Tree' from logo

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.

State's student homeless population doubles

9:03 AM PST, January 22, 2012

State's student homeless population doubles

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

Dems, GOP say new House seat in Howard is up for grabs

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

Columbia Association to change 'People Tree' logo soon

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

State, federal budget woes concern human services organizations

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

Residents worried about safety of landfill gas energy project

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

Appeals court affirms dismissal of Columbia petition case

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 hears from residents, villages on budget

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

Harford teachers denied countywide bonuses

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

Driver charged in state trooper-involved hit and run

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

Howard weighs gender identity bill after statewide law fails

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

School board approves $275,000 salary range for superintendent

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.

Howard council passes gender identity law

7:21 PM PST, December 5, 2011

Howard council passes gender identity law

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.

Suburban farms meet opposition as they look to change business

5:27 PM PST, December 2, 2011

Suburban farms meet opposition as they look to change business

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

County executive hears budget requests for next year

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 to unveil communication system, 'NotifyMeHoward'

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.

Columbia Association to hold woman-only swim times

12:12 PM PST, November 16, 2011

Columbia Association to hold woman-only swim times

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

Wintry mix expected to start early Saturday morning

A wintry mix is expected this weekend with snow flurries beginning early Saturday, turning into rain, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said.

Watching the ball drop — at noon

4:56 PM PST, December 31, 2011

Watching the ball drop — at noon

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

Howard officials to consider bike sharing program

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

Police identify man killed by officer after refusing to drop knives

A man who police said was wielding two long kitchen knives when he was shot by an officer in Southwest Baltimore was identified Friday.

Giant to buy two Fresh & Green's supermarkets in Baltimore

3:54 PM PST, February 3, 2012

Giant to buy two Fresh & Green's supermarkets in Baltimore

North Baltimore is losing the grocery store that replaced a Superfresh only seven months ago.

10:31 AM PST, November 25, 2011

Milford Mill man charged in Thanksgiving stabbing

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

County offices, courts, rec centers closed for Thanksgiving

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 income tax receipts grow, but not as much as last year

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

Study shows more people need help to get by in Howard

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

New school sites will allow developments to move forward

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

Council to discuss swimming pool taxes, zoning measures

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

School site the center of multiple lawsuits

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

Transgender citizens, families testify for Howard Co. anti-discrimination bill

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

Elkridge elementary school site remains uncertain

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 lawmakers consider strengthening massage rules

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

3-alarm fire breaks out at senior living facility in Parole

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

Ulman, Howard council members to accept annual pay raises

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 bill would let police tow vehicle after 1 citation

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

Howard fire department brings back training in burning buildings

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

Prison inmate found dead in his cell

A 57-year-old prison inmate was found dead Thursday night inside a maximum-security prison cell in Allegany County, state police said.

Potential gubernatorial hopefuls start 2014 fundraising early

3:03 PM PST, November 13, 2011

Potential gubernatorial hopefuls start 2014 fundraising early

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

Offer of free Clarksville property may not bring back post office

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

Woodbine farm wins zoning approval to host events

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

Howard blogger looks at history of redistricting

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.

Table tennis draws players, fans from around the world

6:39 PM PST, November 27, 2011

Table tennis draws players, fans from around the world

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.

Potential gubernatorial hopefuls start 2014 fundraising early

9:29 AM PST, November 14, 2011

Potential gubernatorial hopefuls start 2014 fundraising early

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

Faith-based group lobbies for Howard politicians' support

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

Council to vote on gender identity bill, LEED tax credits

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.

Frederick Co. wants to create laws to deter illegal immigrants

1:55 PM PST, November 13, 2011

Frederick Co. wants to create laws to deter illegal immigrants

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

In Howard, fight continues over farm's plan for store, events

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.

Heavy rains cause flooding around Maryland

6:22 AM PDT, September 8, 2011

Heavy rains cause flooding around Maryland

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

County Council likely to make changes to redistricting plan

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.

Light turnout as Baltimore voters head to polls

4:58 PM PST, November 8, 2011

Light turnout as Baltimore voters head to polls

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's ban on smoking in parks is first, likely not last

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

2nd hearing set on Howard redistricting plan

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

Royal Farms proposes new site on U.S. 1 in North Laurel

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.

2:15 PM PDT, September 10, 2011