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  • Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market

    Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market
    The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over. "Bukes and...
  • Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says

    Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says
    State officials say they have blocked service at the Baltimore City Detention Center for the contraband cellphones that have long fueled gang activity there. Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to announce Friday the recent activation of a "managed...
  • Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest

    Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption. The rare public...
  • 'America's Most Wanted' fugitive from H.B. arrested in Colorado

     'America's Most Wanted' fugitive from H.B. arrested in Colorado
    Authorities in Colorado caught a Huntington Beach man who had been on the run from local police for about four years, according to authorities. Grand Junction, Colo., police arrested Luke Austin Artinger, 23, in October on suspicion of drug trafficking,...
  • Jury awards Brown's Chicken killer $451K in civil rights case

    Jury awards Brown's Chicken killer $451K in civil rights case
    A federal jury awarded a man serving a life-sentence for the 1993 massacre of seven workers at a Brown’s Chicken restaurant in suburban Palatine nearly a half-million dollars in his civil rights lawsuit against a former Cook County Jail guard...
  • Immigration detainees on hunger strike in Washington state

    About 330 detainees were on a hunger strike for better conditions at an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash., as of Sunday afternoon, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center...
  • System would change how L.A. County inmates get early release

    System would change how L.A. County inmates get early release
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is considering a new system for deciding which jail inmates get released early by making predictions about who is most likely to commit new crimes. The proposal calls for a significant shift for the nation's...
  • Carlos Molina's promoter posts bond for boxer; hopeful fight is on

    The promoter and attorney for world light-middleweight champion Carlos Molina said he’s hopeful the fighter can keep his Saturday night title defense on the "Canelo" Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo undercard at MGM Grand after the boxer's arrest earlier this...
  • Mother of boys found wandering South L.A. charged with child abuse

    Mother of boys found wandering South L.A. charged with child abuse
    The mother of two toddlers found wandering malnourished and soiled in South L.A. earlier this week was charged Friday with child abuse, prosecutors said. Sidnicka Wilson was charged with two felony counts of child abuse, one felony count of possession...
  • Wrong-way driver in deadly 60 Freeway crash charged with murder

    Wrong-way driver in deadly 60 Freeway crash charged with murder
    A 21-year-old Fontana woman was charged Thursday with multiple counts of murder in connection with a wrong-way driving crash on the 60 Freeway that killed six people. Olivia Carolee Culbreath was charged with six counts of murder for allegedly driving a...
  • Inmates stabbed at Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup

    Inmates stabbed at Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup
    As many as three inmates were stabbed in a general population housing unit at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup Thursday night, according to the state Department of Corrections. Two inmates were taken to an area hospital with non-life-...