Boy, 16, pleads guilty in killing
A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to killing another teenager in Northeast Baltimore during a dispute in March of last year, according to the city state's attorney's office. The teen was charged as an adult and faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced July 22.
Leaking ammonia forces evacuation
An ammonia leak at an old icehouse in West Baltimore caused an evacuation near the building, which suffered an extensive fire in 2004. The 15 evacuees of the 500 block of N. Pulaski St., near the Baltimore American Ice Co. in the 2100 block of W. Franklin St., were put in MTA buses, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman.
8-year term in fatal shooting
An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of a man who was using a toy gun to rob a drug dealer. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, the Baltimore state's attorney's office said.
Rape of teen yields two life terms
An Anne Arundel County judge sentenced a Baltimore man yesterday to two consecutive life terms in prison for raping a Russian teenager, who was participating in a work exchange program, and leaving her for dead.
No appeal on sex-ed ruling
Ending a long legal battle over what teachers can tell students about sexual orientation, Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum, which opposes new sex education lessons for middle and high school students in Montgomery County, will not appeal a ruling in favor of the school system.
Corruption claims in murder case
More than 18 months after Corrections Officer David McGuinn was fatally stabbed, corrupt activities behind the walls of a Jessup prison that led veteran officers to call it the "House of Corruption" are complicating the state's efforts to send two inmates to the death chamber for the crime.
$300 million in cuts eyed
A state Senate committee approved more than $300 million in preliminary reductions to Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget yesterday, and some lawmakers said the weakening economy will force the General Assembly to cut hundreds of millions more.