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Cheryl W. Thompson
In an age of decreasing crime, homicide convictions can still be tough to come by.
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Spencer S. Hsu
Advocates argue city law regulating the ability to carry concealed weapons in public is unconstitutional
Deon Warren, 19, is accused of killing Mitchell White, 39, a dad trying to break up a fight.
T. Rees Shapiro
Jesse L. Matthew Jr., accused of abduction, reckless driving, expected to have first hearings in two months.
Mary Pat Flaherty and T. Rees Shapiro
Jesse “LJ” Matthew Jr., who was not charged in those cases, left the schools shortly after each allegation.
Friends, family of 15-year-old to hold prayer vigil outside of Six Flags, where the teen was attacked
Ann E. Marimow
Urging clemency, he wants to undo the “unjust” term he was required to put on a low-level drug player.
Mitchell White, 39, was fatally shot not far from Bowie High School and a swim club.
Dan Morse, Katherine Shaver and Julie Zauzmer
Montgomery police believe that an assailant killed woman, sped off in Mercedes and killed himself.
Authorities have no one in custody and are investigating the shooting as an undetermined death.
Charles Vanness was sentenced to life in prison, but he intends to seek clemency and rebuild his life.
The boy rode his scooter from his driveway into the street.
Sloan Wilson Rappoport picked up a woman at Va. clothing store and assaulted her, police said.
Clarence Williams and Julie Zauzmer
Shooting happened in the 200 block of Adams Street NE; stabbing occurred nearby not long after.
In the past two weeks, police have apprehended two suspected killers of Ronald Deacon Smith.
Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, is accused of jumping the White House fence and making it into the executive mansion.
Victoria St. Martin
Authorities filed armed robbery, other charges against 36-year-old Justin Jamal Lewis.
Prince George’s fire department launches breast cancer awareness month with another pink pumper
The man was shot and killed Tuesday after an altercation in Bowie, Md., near a school and swim club.
Youth shot, fatally wounded in Brentwood Village area of Northeast; a suspect is in custody, police say.
A body found in a garage might be linked to a fatal car crash reported moments later just 2 miles away.
T. Rees Shapiro, Matt Zapotosky and Paul Duggan
Jesse L. Matthew Jr.’s past includes a playful persona in high school and an abrupt departure from college.
Doctors removed part of the boy’s skull because of increased swelling after the attack at Six Flags.
Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, jumped a White House fence and ran into the executive mansion, authorities said.
Erica Lynne Mesa, 27, allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 16- to 17-year-old from February to September.
Police announced a break in the Morgan Harrington case Monday, pushing it back into the spotlight.
Authorities said the robber fled toward Metzerott Road in College Park.
Woman is stabbed in Silver Spring in robbery attempt.
Catherine Hoggle will have further evaluation; family asks Md. governor for Amber Alert in 3-week-old case.
Authorities said they moved the murder defendant to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
No one was injured, the Secret Service said.
Lynh Bui and Hamil R. Harris
Fifteen-year-old critically injured during incident; witnesses describe ‘panic, mayhem, chaos’ at park.
Terrence Robert Proctor was charged in the death of Nicole C. Burgess, his alleged partner in a illicit-drug business.
A woman died in the Monday morning accident on Route 108,police said.
Hamil R. Harris
Davidsonville woman and her dog were found dead in her home.
The trial for the cab driver accused of shooting Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy begins Monday.
“The injustice is incredible,” said the attorney for John McKenna, the student who was assaulted in 2010.
Injuries in Saturday night crash on busy Rockville Pike in North Bethesda area; lanes blocked
Martin Weil and Victoria St. Martin
Students were victims in at least two of the incidents; all three robberies occurred within a few blocks.
Muneeb Akhter, 22, created code to add money to major retailers’ gift cards without spending a dime.
Family members of Alexandria police officer who died on duty break ground on a memorial in their honor.
Suspect is accused of putting a cell phone under a bathroom stall in an Anne Arundel store.
Jesse L. “LJ” Matthew was returned to Virginia to face abduction charges in disappearance of Hannah Graham
The ex-governor’s trial delayed the hunt to fill the high-profile Virginia post permanently, officials say.
The officer was responding to an unrelated disorderly conduct call when he was shot, police say.
Keith L. Alexander
Darren Vaughn was acquitted of murder, but prosecutors want a retrial on manslaughter charges.
John Warhurst, 43, worked for the Prince George’s County police. Authorities say he committed suicide.
Community offers $500 reward to help identify those responsible for the disparaging graffiti seen in Ashburn.
The fire is delaying Chicago-bound flights in the Washington area and affecting the rest of the nation.
Authorities, who did not identify the woman, said she was struck in the station’s parking lot.
T. Rees Shapiro, Mary Pat Flaherty and Justin Jouvenal
The owner of the restaurant where she was last seen gave a different account of her actions than police.
Raheem Jones of Northeast is accused of killing Deandria Conyers.
Lasana K. Mack, 51, had been reported missing. Police believe he committed suicide.
Loudoun County commonwealth’s attorney finds that Purcellville officer was threatened by suicidal teenager.
A car seen speeding from the Lodato shooting is similar to Charles Severance’s, a search warrant says.
Mike DeBonis and Victoria St. Martin
Dozens of officers will wear the cameras as part of a six-month, $1 million pilot program.
Melvin Kenneth George, 28, was charged with killing Jeffrey Coleman, 46.
Prince George’s police said “The Yard” in Upper Marlboro attracted drug buyers and sellers in the region.
Prince George’s police found no foul play in the death of a man thought to be a former District official.
Mary Pat Flaherty and Matt Zapotosky
Timothy J. Longo draws attention as he puts pressure on the person last seen with Hannah Graham, 18.
Gilbert L. Payne allegedly lied under oath to receive worker’s compensation that he was not owed.
Maryland’s chief public defender says that one of his staff attorneys failed to provide a “vigorous defense.”
Child struck by vehicle, seriously injured in Kensington area of Montgomery County
A Target employee had said he was fired for reporting the deputy’s thefts.
The judge who presided at a D.C. sniper’s trial will handle proceedings in Charles Severance’s case.
Maria Herrmann pleaded guilty to wire fraud in taking $193,000 from Points of Light Foundation.
Patrick Brightwell pleaded guilty to dumping storm drain waste into the river instead of a treatment plant.
Hyattsville man charged with DUI after incident in Greenbelt. Trooper was released from hospital.
Authorities say they found 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in Omar Gonzalez’s car.
Business owners are asked to review exterior surveillance video for specific images of SUV and minivan
He is charged with sending sexual messages to a teen while he was a volunteer at a Haymarket church.
Dwayne Williams, 29, faces first-degree murder charges in killing of Ronald Deacon Smith, 27.
The Chengs tried to make illegal payments to two public officials to start a taxi and tow-truck business.
Authorities said a 35-year-old Capitol Heights man was arrested on Sunday.
Authorities said the officer has been suspended with pay after Baltimore police charged him on Saturday.
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