| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
— In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region.
Though the suspicious objects turned out to be...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Baltimore police officer James Smith hanged himself while in his cell awaiting trial in the murder of his fiancee, an autopsy concluded on Tuesday.
The office of the chief medical examiner said the cause and manner of death was suicide by hanging, said...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:20 PM
A Baltimore police officer awaiting trial for murder in the death of his fiancee died early Monday in an apparent suicide in jail, state prison officials said.
James Walton Smith, 49, was being held in protective custody in the state's high-rise jail...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In the past month, I anxiously awaited the outcomes of several important civil rights and criminal justice court decisions. But the case that triggered the strongest and most varied emotions was the criminal trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman, who...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:52 PM
As T. Rowe Price weighs whether to remain at its Pratt Street headquarters in the heart of Baltimore, the safety of its employees is a key concern, the company's CEO said Wednesday.
Employees of the Baltimore-based money manager have been harassed by...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A Maryland Transit Administration police officer shot a man in the foot at the Mondawmin Mall subway stop Tuesday afternoon as he ran toward her while fleeing officers who had pulled over his vehicle, police said.
The shooting was reported at about 3:...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:01 AM
After a drawn-out argument with her adult son early on the morning of June 17, Robin Blackmon called Baltimore County police from her Catonsville home and told a dispatcher that her son was out of control, according to police and court records....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:27 PM
The Baltimore Police Department promoted 15 commanders Tuesday and put new faces at the helms of four patrol districts and key investigative units — moves that drew concerns from some City Council members, who called for continuity following a...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Baltimore law enforcement leaders Thursday to pledge "renewed energy" in cracking down on crime, highlighting an initiative to boost cooperation between state and federal prosecutors.
The move doubles the number...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Baltimore police will work in the coming months with the manufacturer of kiosks that pay cash for broken or used electronics to avoid a possible citywide ban, driven by concerns that the devices entice thieves.
The new regulations are expected to be...