• Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen…

  • Homicides, gun crimes up nearly 20 percent in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Homicides and gun crimes in Washington, D.C. are significantly higher than at this time last year, despite the city’s overall crime rate remaining flat. There have been 78 murders in the city as…

  • Man, 21, found dead on path in Lothian, Md., on Friday

    WASHINGTON — Police in Anne Arundel County, Md.  are investigating an apparent homicide after a man’s body was found in a wooded area by the intersection of Margarita Street and Tequila Straight Drive in Lothian. According to…

  • Police: Dozens shot, 8 killed in separate shootings

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore city police said dozens of people have been shot and at least eight killed in a series of separate weekend shootings. WBAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1BmU9W4) reports that a man and woman were shot…

  • Arlington: No murders in 2011, more chickens in 2012

    The past year was a good one for Arlington County, with the jurisdiction boasting no homicides in all of 2011 and the lowest unemployment rate in the state.

  • Homicides down in D.C., but thefts, sexual assaults up

    The number of murders is down significantly in the District, but other types of crime are still a problem in the city.