| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:49 PM
As the tension rises in Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of a teenager by a police officer, a Baltimore sergeant charged with investigating police here went on Twitter to express her opinion.
"After hearing the facts...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Baltimore prosecutors withdrew key evidence in a robbery case Monday rather than reveal details of the cellphone tracking technology police used to gather it.
The surprise turn in Baltimore Circuit Court came after a defense attorney pressed a city...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 11:19 AM
John I. "Mac" McAndrew Sr., a retired city police officer whose career in the Western District spanned 50 years, died of heart failure Wednesday at Lorien Nursing Center in Columbia. He was 75.
"I got to Western in 1985, and Mac had already been there...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Baltimore had the fifth-highest murder rate last year among major U.S. cities — 37.4 per 100,000 people, according to statistics released last week by the FBI.
Cities with higher rates last year were Detroit, New Orleans, Newark, and St. Louis....
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Baltimore detectives are looking for suspects in two overnight shootings and another that occurred weeks ago but that the victim initially thought involved only a BB gun.
Police also said a man shot Thursday afternoon died while being treated, and...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:35 PM
While hospitalized with a fractured ankle and broken jaw, John Bonkowski reached for his smartphone to find details about the man who beat him outside a parking garage near the Inner Harbor.
He typed "Officer Michael McSpadden" into Google.
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Glorifying dirt bikes? ("In popular – but illegal – Baltimore dirt bike scene, female rider makes waves," Nov. 7.) And on the front page? Horrible editorial call! I was apoplectic when I retrieved my morning paper and saw the lionization of...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Baltimore had the fifth-highest murder rate in the country last year among cities with 100,000 or more people and saw an increase in property crime, statistics released by the FBI on Monday show. The city also had the nation's seventh-highest violent...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:22 AM
In the darkness of a December night, Stanley Gibson pulled his 1991 Cadillac Brougham into an apartment complex far from the Strip's glitzy casinos and phoned his wife. The Gulf War veteran, who was battling a worsening mental condition, said he was lost....
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Inside an empty brick home in East Baltimore, city police found a man who had been reported kidnapped. He was zip-tied, bleeding and suffering from numerous injuries from being beaten with a bat, police say.
There were more zip ties, the clothing of...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Baltimore police officers will not face charges for using a Taser five times on a 19-year-old hospital patient who died in May, city prosecutors said Tuesday.
After interviewing witnesses, reviewing the use of the Taser and studying autopsy results, the...