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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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The plane was 75 to 100 feet in the air when it crashed moments after takeoff, fire officials say.
Shooting is second time in four days officers in Howard County killed a man with a knife
Martin Weil and Peter Hermann
Two of the shootings have led to deaths.
Police have now rounded up all six men wanted for the gang-related killing of Cesar B. Contreras.
Police say gunmen opened fire from a high school running track and hit people on a basketball court.
Medric ‘Cecil’ Mills died after he collapsed outside a fire station and his pleas for help were ignored.
Lloyd Welch, imprisoned in Delaware for sex crimes, had been at the same mall as the sisters back in 1975.
Howard County police officials also release new details about encounter at Ellicott City home
Five conspirators stole money from three elderly people after luring them into relationships, prosecutors allege.
Antowan Thorne was convicted of conspiracy to distribute, found not responsible for girl’s overdose.
New enforcement cameras have been installed on 20 buses as county students start school next week
The 42-year-old Unionville resident had more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants, authorities say.
Police charge landlord with hiring someone to scare two tenants.
No new details have been released in the 2012 case of teen shot in her bed, but police say case is moving in ‘right direction.’
Victoria St. Martin
Authorities say a man shot another man Wednesday night, then turned the gun on himself.
The teen, who authorities say was mistaken for an intruder by her father, is hospitalized in stable condition.
An 18-year-old from Ashburn faces an involuntary manslaughter charge in Mohammad U. Khalid’s death.
Authorities said one person was taken to the hospital after the Wednesday night gunfire.
Keith L. Alexander
Student says the bus trip to Ferguson will be reminiscent of the Freedom Rides of the 1960s.
Police say 30-year-old man is being held on unrelated charges in Prince George’s County.
Manassas police say that the homicide, the city’s first in 2014, appears to be gang-related.
Police said Darren Friedman, 45, confronted them with a knife after stabbing himself. Two officers fired.
Police say a Landover woman donned all pink while robbing two banks in December.
On the day of Knijah Bibb’s funeral, police are still looking for the man they say fatally shot her.
Naked man on motorcycle hits cars in Arlington; suspect facing DUI, hit and run and exposure charges
Shauntelle Marie Lewis was found “suffering from trauma” in her home Monday morning, police say
Attack occurred Sunday night in the 3900 block of Georgia Avenue NW.
After surge in domestic-related homicides in August, county officials urge residents to use 2-1-1.
Three D.C. lawyers have been recommended to become the newest D.C. Superior Court magistrate judge.
Lynh Bui, Arelis R. Hernández and Wesley Robinson
Police released details about the death of 3-year-old Laila Miller, who they say was shot and stabbed.
The attorney general’s office asks for a 180-day stay; a federal judge had granted the city 90 days.
Authorities said a woman was found dead, with trauma to her body, in her home on West Forest Road.
Mike DeBonis and Julie Zauzmer
Police identified the father, who was slain in a shootout with officers, as Frederick Roy Miller, 38.
Police have not identified him or determined how long he had been dead before he was found Sunday.
A 45-year-old Maryland man is facing several charges after the incident.
Employee decides to fight infraction in Northwest Washington, and case is moved to federal court
Timothy Oliver allegedly assaulted his roommate after his dog got loose in Maryland and was killed by a car.
Nadia Sophie Seiler, 36, was a rare materials cataloguer who was set to be married later this month.
Pr. George’s police say a man shot two people before leading them on a chase before being fatally shot.
One suspect was arrested for the shooting that left six adults injured. A second suspect is being sought
Authorities say the pricey equipment has become as attractive to thieves as stereos and GPS devices.
Officials say Michael Adams, 34, took nearly $9,000 for car repairs he never made for the Leisure World resident.
Authorities said they are focusing on escorts who post ads online.
Authorities say a teen took money from the 12 year-old victims.
Accident occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. and shut part of Connecticut Avenue for hours.
Peter Hermann and Victoria St. Martin
A man shot in the Friday drive-by suffered minor injuries. Another man has died after a Wednesday shooting.
Police say 21 people have been shot in D.C. since Friday, including an off-duty police detective. One victim died.
Firefighters confront heavy flames and smoke at house in the Gaithersburg area house
Charge started as aggravated sexual battery. Chisolm was eventually found guilty only of drunkeness.
Peter Hermann and Wesley Robinson
An arrest affidavit sheds more light on early Wednesday’s violence along the Suitland Parkway.
Montgomery County judge sentences Nathaniel Morales to 40 years for years-ago sex abuse.
James G. Kincheloe Jr. was placed in charge of woman’s affairs, then drained her bank account.
Brian R. Campbell, 24, has been charged with helping the man wanted in the slaying of Knijah Bibb.
The fire department said the damaged equipment would cost more than $100,000 to replace.
The lawsuit claims an off-duty county police officer pursued Amir Brooks into D.C., resulting in a fatal crash.
Authorities said Francis Allan Hall, 46, of Laurel died Wednesday night on Annapolis Road in Lanham.
Aman Singh Lail, 24, pleaded guilty in a January crash that killed an Alexandria man the same age.
Nathaniel Morales, 56, worked with a youth group at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg area
Officers responded about 9:30 p.m. to the scene of the shootings in the Lincoln Heights area.
Prosecutors say Kelley Jo Hunt embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Miller, Miller & Canby.
Peter Hermann and Mike DeBonis
The officer was wounded in what police said was an attempted carjacking.
Amir Bajoghli, 44, owner of the Skin & Laser Surgery Center, is charged in federal court in Alexandria.
Judge says assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are rarely used in self-defense.
Detectives have been questioning friends, family of man suspected in slaying of Knijah Bibb, police say.
Police say several people were inside the house on Pickford Place NE, but no one was injured
Police say two other carjacking occurred since this weekend; authorities unsure if they’re related.
Peter Hermann and Keith L. Alexander
Press secretary was shot in head during assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
The incidents occurred between 11 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday. Windows were broken, tires slashed.
Morgan Lane Arnold was 14 when her then-boyfriend stabbed her father to death in Ellicott City, Md.
Gunman fires at fleeing victim in Glen Burnie, Md., and a bullet ends up in a wall above a sleeping 5-year-old.
Niccolo Manzanero, earlier convicted of second-degree attempted murder, repeatedly stomped on a man’s head.
At a D.C. Superior Court hearing, a dectective said Kieva Hooks, 31, stabbed her mother 37 times.
Devin Wooten, 43, told authorities that he shot Tamu Bynum, 43, on Sunday, Prince George’s police say.
Ross was walking to Central High School in Capitol Heights when Bennett tried to rob him, police said.
A 25-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered.
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