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Forensics team gather and collect evidence at the scene of a shooting on Conway St. at the intersection of Light Street on July 7, 2022, in Baltimore. A man was shot and killed after he swung a baseball bat at a person who cleans windshields at intersections for cash, Baltimore's police commissioner said Thursday. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Jul 18, 2023

Squeegee worker acted in self-defense in fatal shooting, lawyer says

Attorneys argued a Baltimore teen acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a baseball bat-wielding driver who approached youths washing windshields at a busy downtown intersection.

Demonte Ward-Blake
Mar 30, 2023

PG County will pay $7.5M to settle claim of alleged police brutality

Prince George’s County will pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the mother of a man who sustained paralyzing injuries allegedly during a police encounter.

Archbishop William Lori, of Baltimore, attends a press briefing at the archdiocese's headquarters in Baltimore, Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019. Catholic leaders in Baltimore say they've delivered thousands of files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into child sex abuse. At the Tuesday event for reporters, Lori said Baltimore's archdiocese is cooperating fully with Attorney General Brian Frosh's ongoing probe. (AP Photo/David McFadden)
Mar 14, 2023

Redacted report on archdiocese sexual abuse to be released soon

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office received permission to release its redacted report into the history of child sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

New York City Police Department Public Affairs officers set up signs reading "Gun Free Zone" around Times Square on Aug. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura, File)
Jan 13, 2023

Gun rights group says gun control advocates, Montgomery County colluded

Gun rights group says gun control organization colluded with Montgomery County to unfairly weaken the group’s ability to challenge a law restricting gun possession.

Dec 13, 2022

Gun group seeks restraining order against Montgomery County ban

A gun rights group urged a judge to block enforcement of a law banning gun possession within 100 yards of a “place of public assembly” pending a ruling on constitutionality.

Dec 5, 2022

Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in California fraud case

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti was sentenced in Southern California on Monday to 14 years in prison and ordered to pay $7 million in restitution after admitting he cheated four of his clients out of millions of dollars. The sentence should run consecutively to the five-year prison term he is currently serving […]

Nov 9, 2022

‘Great danger’: Md. couple sentenced in submarine secrets case

Citing the “great danger” that an Annapolis couple posed to U.S. security, a federal judge gave both of them lengthy prison terms for a plot to sell secrets about nuclear submarines.

Nov 9, 2022

Md. voters approve constitutional amendment to raise jury trial threshold

Maryland voters approved raising the amount in controversy that entitles litigants to a jury trial.

Nov 4, 2022

Court rules family’s appeal can advance in ‘Serial’ case

An appeal of the proceedings that freed Adnan Syed from prison filed by the family of the murder victim can move forward, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court ruled Friday.

Oct 18, 2022

Former Hogan aide McGrath seeks delay in federal fraud trial

An attorney for Roy McGrath, a former top aide to Gov. Larry Hogan who has been indicted on federal fraud charges, is asking for a postponement of his criminal trial.

A sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Oct 17, 2022

Judge strikes down Md.’s digital advertising tax as unconstitutional

An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge struck down Maryland’s tax on digital advertising.

Oct 7, 2022

Hogan names judges in Anne Arundel, Charles, Caroline counties

Gov. Larry Hogan appointed an ex-Baltimore prosecutor, a former judge and a state’s attorney to trial court judgeships in Anne Arundel, Charles and Caroline counties.

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