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  • Former gang leader at center of jail scandal sentenced

    Former gang leader at center of jail scandal sentenced
    Tavon White, described by authorities as a calculating gang leader who essentially took over the Baltimore jail to smuggle drugs in cahoots with corrections officers, drew compliments from a federal judge and prosecutor at his sentencing Monday. U.S....
  • New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues

    New corrections secretary says corruption battle at Baltimore jail continues
    The courtroom drama from the Black Guerrilla Family's lust- and drug-fueled reign at the Baltimore jail is all but over, now that the last of 40 convictions was secured last week. But Maryland's new corrections secretary says the battle against crime and...
  • 5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial

    5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial
    A federal jury convicted five people and acquitted three others Thursday in a Baltimore jailhouse corruption case, ending a two-month trial that saw a parade of inmates, disgraced corrections officers and law enforcement officers describe an "upside-...
  • North Side $2.5 million drug operation foiled, 22 charged

    North Side $2.5 million drug operation foiled, 22 charged
    A joint investigation by law enforcement officials helped take down a North Side drug operation that crossed into Evanston and Skokie and netted about $2.5 million over the course of the investigation, police said. The investigation, dubbed Operation...
  • James Herard, Dunkin' Donuts killer, sentenced to die for 'body count' murder of Lauderhill man

    James Herard, Dunkin' Donuts killer, sentenced to die for 'body count' murder of Lauderhill man
    James Herard is more responsible for the November 2008 murder of Eric Jean-Pierre in Lauderhill than the person who actually pulled the trigger, and he deserves the harshest possible sentence for it, a Broward judge ruled Friday. A smirking Herard, 25, a...
  • Felony cases down in Kane County

    Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon reported a decrease in felonies charged by his office in 2014, continuing a trend that has seen nearly 1,000 fewer felony cases filed compared to four years ago. McMahon offered a preliminary glimpse at...
  • Teen's death a second tragedy for family trying to escape violence

    Teen's death a second tragedy for family trying to escape violence
    Terrell Campbell was just a toddler when his 13-year-old brother was killed by a bullet meant for someone else. By the time Terrell reached 13, he was fighting in the streets, his family said. And at 15, he was running with a gang, according to police...
  • Rio de Janeiro unnerved by wave of stray-bullet cases; 3 killed, including 2 children

    The bullet hit the 4-year-old girl as she waited to cross a street, holding hands with her stepfather and a cousin. The next day, a 9-year-old boy was shot dead at a swimming pool. Soon after, it was a 21-year-old mother of two who was killed by another...
  • LAPD statistics illustrate the 'nature of homicide in Los Angeles'

    LAPD statistics illustrate the 'nature of homicide in Los Angeles'
    Sunday and Monday were the deadliest days of the week in Los Angeles in 2014. April saw the most killings; January and February the least. More people were killed with a firearm than any other weapon. Those statistics and others compiled by the Los...
  • 2015: A look at the year ahead

    2015: A look at the year ahead
    With 2014 rapidly drawing to a conclusion, it's only appropriate to begin to take stock of the year ahead. An eventful year has passed on the Peninsula and throughout Virginia. What will 2015 bring? Here's what we expect. Shipbuilding Executives...
  • Death toll rises in Mexico's roiling Michoacan state

    Death toll rises in Mexico's roiling Michoacan state
    Five more members of a vigilante "self-defense" group were killed during the weekend in a spiral of violence sweeping parts of Mexico's troubled Michoacan state, showcased by the government in the last year as a security success story. At least 25...