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  • U.S. Marshals search for convicted fugitive

    U.S. Marshals search for convicted fugitive
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - U.S. Marshals say Paul McElwain knows how to avoid being caught. He does it by using fake documents. In one case, he used the identity of a family friend's dead baby to buy guns at a Springfield, Missouri Walmart Supercenter. McElwain'...
  • Obama's new choice for ATF

    Obama's new choice for ATF
    President Barack Obama's recent announcement of a broad gun violence agenda included an interesting nugget of news: He has given up on his nomination of Andrew Traver to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Traver, who...
  • Maryland's gun control paradox

    Maryland's gun control paradox
    For critics of gun control, Maryland, and particularly Baltimore, are proof of the pointlessness and even dangerousness of seeking to make legal access to firearms more difficult. Maryland has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation,...
  • Balto. police recover 29 stolen firearms early Tuesday

    Baltimore police have two men in custody after seizing 29 stolen handguns Tuesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, two men allegedly broke into an outdoor supply store in Saxton, Pa. by crashing into it with a vehicle, then stole multiple handguns. They...
  • Ruling on Perry Hall High suspect to come next week

    Ruling on Perry Hall High suspect to come next week
    Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. said Thursday that he will rule next week on whether Robert W. Gladden Jr., the teenager accused in the Perry Hall High School shooting, will be tried as an adult or a juvenile. In a separate court...
  • ATF gun-tracking data a mystery

    ATF gun-tracking data a mystery
    When reporters asked Baltimore police and state agencies where the guns used in city crimes came from, no one could provide specific information. "I can tell you that the vast majority, 95 percent plus, are committed with illegal guns," Baltimore police...
  • Cummings to push bipartisan gun control bill

    Cummings to push bipartisan gun control bill
    Responding to gun control loopholes that have proved vexing for police in Maryland and elsewhere, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday to impose tougher penalties for people who traffic guns across state borders or buy...
  • Keeping guns out of the wrong hands

    Keeping guns out of the wrong hands
    A common refrain of those who object to new gun control laws is that authorities could do much to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and reduce violence by simply enforcing the laws that are already on the books. In the case of gun trafficking, this...
  • Four-alarm fire damages Northeast Baltimore church

    Four-alarm fire damages Northeast Baltimore church
    His parishioners call him a visionary leader and a strong man, but nothing could have fully prepared the Rev. Cecil Gray for what he first saw late Friday afternoon. The house of worship he directs, Northwood-Appold United Methodist Church in Northeast...
  • Congressman calls for federal inquiry into McCook blasts

    Congressman calls for federal inquiry into McCook blasts
    A blast at a quarry in suburban McCook was well within safety limits, according to state officials who said Wednesday they cannot explain a subsequent tremor seconds later that rattled windows and frazzled nerves throughout the Chicago area. The...
  • Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects

    Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects
    Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives. The breadth...