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By Yvonne Wenger and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
Timothy Virts, the man who allegedly killed the mother of his children and then fled to South Carolina with one daughter, has waived his right to extradition proceedings, authorities said Monday. Virts, 38, is waiting to be transported by Maryland authorities, South Carolina officials said Monday. Baltimore County police said they are working with police in South Carolina on his return but have not determined when he will handed over. "He'll be flown back," and the department is working with Maryland State Police's aviation unit, county police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said in an email.
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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 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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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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February 4, 2014
On Saturday, Jan. 25, Special Olympics Maryland, in consultation with the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Park Service and Natural Resources Police, canceled the MSP Polar Bear Plunge due to a combination of extreme conditions at Sandy Point State Park that were unprecedented in the 17-year history of the event. I want to thank the thousands of plungers for the overwhelming support in the face of disappointment. I understand the implications of canceling an event of this magnitude that people have planned months in advance to attend.
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By Ian Duncan and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
Law enforcement agencies across Maryland have launched a joint investigation to find the source of a deadly variant of heroin that has claimed dozens of lives in recent months and sent outreach workers scrambling to warn addicts. Authorities say the powerful mixture of heroin and the synthetic opiate fentanyl has also turned up in New England, New York and Pennsylvania. In Maryland, they say, they have been caught off guard by the scale of the problem. For months, health workers, drug users and police have caught glimpses of the cocktail and the damage it has caused.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
A 31-year-old Rockville man was arrested Tuesday night and taken to a hospital for evaluation after threatening to kill employees at the Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, police said. According to Maryland State Police, employees at a luggage store at the mall said George Hong Sik Chin was complaining about prices and became aggressive, saying he was going to kill them. State troopers found Chin, who they said was wearing camouflage and "babbling incoherently," in another area of the mall, and he told officers he had not taken his prescribed medications.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
The Polar Bear Plunge, which was canceled this past weekend because of safety concerns amid extreme conditions, has been rescheduled for March 8, organizers announced Tuesday. Winds as high as 35 mph and 3- to 4-foot waves that left snow and ice on the beach at Sandy Point State Park - where thousands romp into the freezing cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay each year - caused the event to be put on hold Saturday. "Keeping people safe is our first concern," said Jason Schriml, spokesman for Special Olympics Maryland, for which this year's event has already raised $1.6 million.
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By Jordan Bartel and Assistant editor, b | January 21, 2014
Curious to know exactly how it feels to jump into near-freezing water? Ask Josh Bronson - he's done it as a Polar Bear Plunge participant for the past two years and he's prepping for a third plunge this weekend. "It can feel like anything from taking ice and rubbing it all over your body [to] being stabbed repeatedly all over your body," said Bronson, 34, who lives in Westminster. The event benefits Special Olympics Maryland and features the majority of its plunges on Saturday at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis (for more information, go to plungemd.com)
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Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
A road rage chase that ended in Pennsylvania with a fatal shooting this month began in Maryland, authorities said. Witnesses on Jan. 4 reported seeing a suspect pursue the victim, 28-year-old Timothy Davison of Poland, Maine, along Interstate 81 between the Interstate 70 exit in Maryland and Pennsylvania Route 19, Pennsylvania State police said. During the chase, Davison called police twice and informed them that he was being shot at. The victim's vehicle crossed a median and got stuck in snow and soft ground in Antrim Township in Franklin County at around 2 a.m. Police said the shooter pulled up next to Davison, walked to the driver's side of his vehicle and began firing multiple gunshots.
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