Crime, Police/Fire

Parkvile men facing federal indictment for charges related to illegal trafficking of ‘ghost guns’

BALTIMORE, MD—Four Baltimore County residents are facing federal charges for illegally trafficking guns. A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging four men with conspiracy and with engaging in the business of dealing firearms without a license, including privately-made firearms. Charged in the superseding indictment are: Tyjae Bladen, 21, of Parkville; Brian Brownell, a/k/a “Cole,” 31, of Dundalk; …


Education, Health, Police/Fire, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces supplemental budget for new public safety facilities, expanded cyber readiness, infrastructure and public health investments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that he has submitted a $2.8 billion supplemental budget to the General Assembly that makes key investments in some of his administration’s core priorities, including support for police and public safety, an expanded cyber readiness and workforce initiative, and critical infrastructure and public health investments. This supplemental budget also funds top priorities for …


Governor Hogan announces $291.7M supplemental budget with health care services provider rate increases, support for child care providers and facilities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has submitted a $291.7 million supplemental budget to the Maryland General Assembly with substantial provider rate increases for health care and disability services providers, and additional resources to support child care providers and facilities. “Every day, we are inspired by the commitment of our health care and child care providers, and these investments will help further …

71-year-old bank robber sentenced to 70 months in prison for robbing same bank branch twice in one week

BALTIMORE, MD—A 71-year-old man has been sentenced to prison after robbing the same bank branch twice in one week. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake has sentenced Lloyd Phillip Simon, 71, of Baltimore, to 70 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for two 2019 bank robberies. Judge Blake also ordered Simon to pay restitution in …

Governor Hogan announces $45 million for violent crime measures, expanded state law enforcement initiatives; presses For passage of emergency crime bills [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced $45 million for violent crime measures, additional resources to expand warrant initiatives in Baltimore, and additional funding to protect victim services providers from federal cuts. The governor also announced expanded initiatives and coordination to address violent crime in Baltimore City, and again called on the Maryland General Assembly to pass his emergency crime …

Baltimore drug dealer sentenced to over 8 years in prison following fatal overdose of Harford County victim

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore drug dealer has been sentenced following the fatal overdose of a Harford County victim. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Khalil Shaheed, 28, of Baltimore, on Friday to 106 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for intent to distribute controlled substances, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession …

Second teen arrested in connection with fatal shooting of Nottingham DoorDash driver

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A second teen has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a DoorDash driver from Nottingham. On March 8, a second 16-year-old suspect was apprehended in Rosedale. At just before 2:30 a.m. on January 24, McCormack, 51, was shot and killed in the 3900-block of White Avenue following a botched robbery. The first 16-year-old suspect turned himself …

Shooting reported near Hillendale

BALTIMORE, MD—Police are on the scene of a Thursday afternoon shooting near McClean Boulevard. At just after 2 p.m., officers responded to the 6800-block of Sturbridge Drive (21234) for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found an adult male suffering from an apparent life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where his condition is …