| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Six weeks after the mother of one of Baltimore's most famous baseball players was kidnapped and left bound on the side of the road in her Lincoln Town Car, the case remains a mystery to police.
Aberdeen police say the abduction of Violet R. Ripken in the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Piled on Sheriff L. Jesse Bane's desk are stacks of unopened mail, and among the envelopes stuffed with condolences, is a black leather-bound Bible inscribed with gold lettering.
Harford County's top lawman has been wrestling with leading an agency of...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:27 PM
Bound and abducted in her own vehicle, Violet Ripken was gone for 12 hours before her disappearance was reported to authorities. And amid an intensive search, she was quietly dropped off by her kidnapper on her secluded Harford County street.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:09 PM
A manhunt continued Thursday for the man who kidnapped baseball matriarch Violet R. Ripken, as Aberdeen police released a surveillance video image of a suspect and several law-enforcement agencies joined the small-town force in the search.
But even as...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:15 PM
As the investigation into Violet R. Ripken's abduction stretched into an eighth day, police remained silent Wednesday about their leads — a strategy Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly said could ensure the potential suspect doesn't...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:34 AM
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| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:59 AM
The Iron Man will head to his old stomping grounds Friday to comment on his mother's recent abduction and return.
Cal Ripken Jr., a Hall of Fame former Oriole, will meet with reporters at 10 a.m. at the B&O Warehouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards to...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Thanks for your continuing coverage of the abduction of former Orioles Cal Ripken's mother, Vi. ("As Vi Ripken abduction case continues, police silent on details," Aug. 2).
It's been 10 days since this unfortunate incident and still very few facts have...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:58 PM
As soon as Cal Ripken Jr. found out his mother was missing, he jumped in his car and set out to find her himself.
The Orioles' "Iron Man" got a call from his sister, Elly, about 9 p.m. July 24 saying that someone spotted a car bearing Violet Ripken's...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:25 PM
The suspect in the abduction of Violet R. Ripken from her Aberdeen home stopped at a Middle River Walmart the day after the July incident and may have had a brief encounter with the driver of a dark green minivan, Aberdeen Police Lt. Fred Budnick said...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:41 AM
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| Sep 3, 1995
The runner, all 240 pounds of him, barreled toward second base with one thought in mind: break up the double play. Slide, schmide. He lowered his shoulder and struck the second baseman, a scrawny ninth-grader who flew up like a rag doll.
The kid fell...