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Past articles by Tim:

Randallstown man gets 12 years in federal prison for failed plot to kill an indebted restaurant owner

A federal judge sentenced Stepfen Gaither, 30, of Randallstown to 12 years in prison for his role as the hit man in a failed plot to murder a Baltimore County restaurant owner over a $1 million debt. → Read More

Baltimore tried new ways to stop the violence in 2021, but homicides and shootings remain frustratingly high and consistent

Baltimore's crime fight changed a lot in the past year, the level of violence did not. → Read More

Jury trials suspended in Maryland into March as COVID cases continue to spread throughout the state

Citing the spike of new coronavirus cases across Maryland, the state judiciary has postponed jury trials and reduced other court operations until at least March 6. → Read More

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby fires back at Hogan, claims 90% conviction rate and accuses governor of ‘dog-whistling attacks’

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby shot back at Gov. Larry Hogan Tuesday with a letter accusing the governor of “incessant dog-whistling attacks about Baltimore crime” and rebutting his criticisms that she’s lenient on violent criminals in the city. → Read More

‘I am officially on the run’: Daughter testifies against Keith Smith in case of hoax panhandler killers

Valeria Smith took the witness stand Tuesday in Baltimore and accused her father of murdering his wife and blaming a panhandler. “Today is the craziest day of my life. I am officially on the run,” Valeria Smith wrote in her diary the day that father and daughter became fugitives. → Read More

Public defender’s office closed in Baltimore Monday after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

A case of the coronavirus led officials to close the public defender’s office in Baltimore over the weekend. → Read More

Former Baltimore assistant state’s attorney charged criminally with subpoenaing phone calls, stalking ex-girlfriends

Maryland State Prosecutors have filed 88 criminal charges against former city prosecutor Adam Chaundry, alleging he subpoenaed phone records to stalk two former romantic partners. → Read More

Manhunt underway for former, current Maryland cops in alleged kidnapping of daughters in Pennsylvania

The manhunt is continuing for an ex-Baltimore County cop who allegedly kidnapped his two daughters from his estranged wife in Pennsylvania and went on the run, robbing a woman at gunpoint in York County, kidnapping someone in Cockeysville, and staying one step ahead of state and federal authorities for four days. → Read More

Baltimore Police officer opens fire Tuesday afternoon near Upton Metro; no indication anyone hit

A Baltimore Police officer opened fire Tuesday afternoon in the Upton neighborhood of West Baltimore, the department spokeswoman said. → Read More

Annapolis-Edgewater tornado had wind speeds up to 125 mph, traveled 11-plus miles, National Weather Service says

The tornado that tore through Annapolis and Edgewater on Wednesday afternoon reached winds of up to 125 mph and traveled more than 11 miles, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office wins convictions in four murder, shooting cases in recent weeks

City prosecutors announced convictions in the past week of three men for murder and one for felony assault for a shooting outside an East Baltimore grocery two years ago. → Read More

Marilyn Mosby, attorney speak out on criminal tax investigation, present their theory on origins and scope of federal case

In a wide ranging question-and-answer published by The Baltimore Sun, Marilyn Mosby and her personal attorney address the scope of the federal tax investigation and offer their explanation of what led prosecutors to turn attention to her taxes in the first place. → Read More

Activist DeRay Mckesson’s nonprofit takes up defense of Keith Davis Jr., unveils website faulting state’s case

Activist DeRay Mckesson says his team has uncovered nearly 200 inconsistencies from the five trials of Keith Davis Jr. and they published the instances in a website. It's part of a new campaign to pressure Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to drop the case. → Read More

Federal appeals court rebukes Baltimore spy plane program, likely blocks access to cache of remaining footage

Federal judges had sharp words Thursday for Baltimore’s defunct aerial surveillance program, warning that the spy planes when used unchecked afforded police almost limitless surveillance powers and threatened everyone’s personal privacy. → Read More

Former Howard County school board vice chair indicted in California and accused of million-dollar kickback scheme

Howard County entrepreneur and former school board vice-chairman Brian Meshkin has been indicted in Southern California on federal conspiracy charges and accused of a kickback scheme that reaped millions of dollars. → Read More

Parents of men arrested by Ocean City police on viral video say officers escalated a simple interaction

The family of a man arrested on Ocean City’s boardwalk earlier this month went on national television Tuesday to speak out against the officers’ actions. → Read More

Maryland’s longtime medical examiner wouldn’t call George Floyd’s death a homicide. It has triggered a reckoning.

Dr. David R. Fowler, Maryland's retired chief medical examiner, was highly regarded in the small world of forensic pathologists. That reputation has been called into question since his testimony last month in the trial of a police officer charged with murdering George Floyd. → Read More

Marilyn Mosby files latest ethics disclosure, notes new home in Florida and reports receiving fewer gifts

With much attention to the finances of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in recent months, the financial disclosures she filed late Friday night were predictable. → Read More

Facing a mountain of court cases, judges and juries across Maryland are returning to full operations

Baltimore Circuit Court faces a backlog of 1,500 felony cases that piled up during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Confused over Marilyn Mosby’s new policy on Baltimore drug prosecutions? Here’s what her office says it means.

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced she would stop prosecuting people for crimes of drug possession, prostitution, trespassing, rogue-and-vagabond and other misdemeanors. What does that mean for residents, people who use drugs and police? → Read More