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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
Maryland State Police reiterated their call Wednesday for witnesses to come forward in the unsolved slaying of a University of Maryland, Eastern Shore student a year ago. Edmond St. Clair, a 21-year-old junior biology major from Severn, was fatally stabbed on the UMES campus Feb. 16 last year. St. Clair, his brother and a friend were driving through campus to get food when they encountered several people, one of whom stabbed St. Clair when he stepped out of the car, police and his brother have said.
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By Carrie Wells and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
A manhunt continued Thursday for a suspect who rammed and drove over a Maryland State Police trooper's vehicle in Salisbury, an incident that prompted a lockdown at nearby Salisbury University. Police shot at the suspect but it is believed that he was not struck by gunfire. Salisbury University officials lifted the lockdown at the Eastern Shore campus at 12:15 a.m. Thursday and said that students sheltering in academic buildings were escorted to their dorms or cars by police. The suspect wanted in connection with the incident was identified by police as Edwin Lamont Fletcher, 31, of Salisbury.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
George B. Brosan, a former Maryland State Police superintendent from Annapolis, died Thursday, according to the state police. Brosan served as state police superintendent from Nov. 1, 1985 until April 22, 1987. Before leading the state police, Brosan had worked in law enforcement for 26 years, including with the New York Police Department, the U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, incuding as deputy assistant administrator of the DEA. Brosan was appointed Maryland State Police superintendent by Gov. Harry R. Hughes following the retirement of Wilbert T. Travers Jr. The current Maryland State Police superintendent, Col. Marcus L. Brown, said in a statement that Brosan served "with a diligent commitment to excellence.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
Maryland's gun laws are widely considered tougher than those of neighboring Virginia, but they would not have stopped the Navy Yard shooter from buying a shotgun and walking out of a store with it the same day. Authorities said Aaron Alexis' Monday shooting spree that killed 12 in Washington began with a 12-gauge, 870 Remington pump-action shotgun. He had purchased it two days before from a Virginia gun shop. If Alexis - who police said had brushes with the law and showed signs of mental illness - had visited a Maryland gun store instead, he would have been able to walk out with the same gun. Most of Maryland's strict laws about background checks, waiting periods and purchase limits apply only to regulated firearms, which in most cases means handguns and assault rifles, Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said.
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By Michael Dresser | February 21, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Friday edged a small step further toward acceptance of eventual legalization of marijuana in Maryland, telling lawmakers he applauds the steps Colorado and Washington have taken to allow regulated use of the drug. Brown, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, said he remains opposed to legalization now, saying Maryland should observe the results in those two states before taking that step. But he told the all-Democratic Baltimore House delegation that eventually "that may be the way to go. " "I applaud Colorado and Washington for moving ahead on this issue," Brown said.
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May 19, 1994
POLICE* Sykesville: A resident of the first block of Obrecht Road reported to Maryland State Police that someone broke into his house and stole a diamond ring valued at $700 between noon and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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June 23, 1994
A headline in yesterday's Sun incorrectly described personnel movesat the Maryland State Police.Maj. John Cook and Capt. Steven Geppi were transferred within the agency, but each retained his rank.The Sun regrets the errors.
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July 1, 2001
After 14 daytime burglaries in Finksburg and Eldersburg neighborhoods in the past two months, Maryland State Police are asking residents to report any suspicious or unfamiliar people or vehicles. In nine cases, burglars entered homes through the front or rear doors, and in five burglaries, windows were broken for entry. Anyone with information is asked to call Maryland State Police at 410-386-3000.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
A state lawyer determined there was nothing illegal about Maryland State Police deploying dozens of state workers from other agencies to help claw through a backlog of more than 35,000 background checks for gun buyers. In a Monday "letter of advice" to Allegany County Del. Kevin Kelly, who questioned the legality of the move, a lawyer from the Maryland attorney general's office, wrote that no law prevents state workers from doing clerical work for another agency and state police did not violate a law requiring Maryland State Police to review and investigate applications to buy guns.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1999
Maryland State Police arrested a Cecil County man yesterday and charged him with the fatal stabbing of a female neighbor in May.Christopher L. Thomas, 28, of the 700 block of Bethel Church Road in North East, was arrested in Pennsylvania, where he was doing construction work, said 1st Sgt. Laura Lu Herman of the Maryland State Police. She said Thomas was taken to the North East barracks yesterday afternoon.State police at the barracks said Thomas waived his right to an extradition hearing shortly after his arrest.
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