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  • Police security operation targets cargo leaving port of Baltimore

    Police security operation targets cargo leaving port of Baltimore
    Authorities removed 30 drivers and trucks from the road and arrested one fugitive during a three-day operation meant to showcase their joint federal, state and local commitment to port security. The operation — known as TACTICSS, for Threat...
  • Murder defendant served as jury foreman four days before homicide

    Murder defendant served as jury foreman four days before homicide
    SANFORD — The week before Jackie Ortiz was found dead in her Oviedo home, her 20-year-old son Joshua — who Seminole County deputies say murdered her — served on a jury hearing a DUI case, according to the chief of operations for the...
  • Suspect in Oviedo mom's death silent during court hearing

    An Oviedo man accused of killing his mother before fleeing to Maryland on Thursday briefly appeared in court in that state as authorities moved forward with plans to return him to Florida. Joshua Galin Ortiz, 20, is accused of second-degree homicide...
  • Person reported looking in houses in Forest Hill; golf balls stolen from range at Bel Air club

    Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police reports: Aberdeen Dwayne Cecil Webb, 46, of the 500 block of Pleasantwind Drive, was arrested Friday on a bench warrant in a case in which he is charged with eluding police by failing to stop,...
  • Five things for Wednesday, Oct. 22

    Five things for Wednesday, Oct. 22
    Five things for today in Orlando: man found after mother's homicide; Scott and Crist held final debate; new poll finds governor's race is divided along gender lines; lots of traffic around elementary schools; splitting Florida into two states; and more....
  • Missing son in Oviedo homicide case found in Maryland

    Missing son in Oviedo homicide case found in Maryland
    As the search ended Tuesday for the 20-year-old Oviedo man who went missing after his mother was found dead in their home, court records emerged detailing his struggle with mental illness, drugs and crime. Family and friends on Facebook had been pleading...
  • Serious crash involving motorcycles on I-95 in Harford County

    Serious crash involving motorcycles on I-95 in Harford County
    Two motorcycle riders are expected to survive after being seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 95 on Harford County Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The crash blocked all the southbound lanes of I-95 past Exit 74 after the 1 p.m. crash, and...
  • Police say 12-year-old shined laser light at medevac helicopter near Mount Airy

    Police say 12-year-old shined laser light at medevac helicopter near Mount Airy
    Maryland State Police say they and federal authorities are investigating a 12-year-old boy who allegedly shined a laser light at a state police helicopter on Sunday night near the Carroll and Howard county line. Police said the helicopter, based in...
  • O'Malley, Brown are kidding themselves with the 2013 Firearms Safety Act [Letter]

    O'Malley, Brown are kidding themselves with the 2013 Firearms Safety Act [Letter]
    In 2013, I retired as the Commander of the Maryland State Police Licensing Division. Before that, I ran the Maryland State Police Firearms Enforcement Section and the Gang Enforcement Unit. I was also a homicide investigator, drug investigator and...
  • Teen steals 2 cars near Lansdale, is caught in Maryland, police say

    A 19-year-old man stole a car left running in front of the Wawa in Towamecin Township early Saturday and, before police arrived, he returned that car and drove off in another he had stolen earlier in Virginia, police said. The car swiping didn't end...
  • Brown: I will enforce gun safety law [Commentary]

    Brown: I will enforce gun safety law [Commentary]
    Editor's note: The Sun also plans to run an op-ed by Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan in the coming weeks.  This week, we marked the one-year anniversary of a lifesaving law taking effect, the Firearm Safety Act. But, Marylanders still...