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Lawyers for both sides rested their cases Monday in post-conviction proceedings to determine whether Adnan Syed should get a new trial; but not before some punchy and combative testimony from expert witnesses.

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An expert criminal defense lawyer testified Friday that the testimony of a potential alibi witness for Adnan Syed could have been “a game changer” in his murder trial.

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Prosecutors in Baltimore are asking an appeals court to compel a police officer to testify against three fellow officers in the Freddie Gray case.

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Asia Chapman, an alibi witness who could be key to Adnan Syed’s defense, broke down on the witness stand Thursday under tough cross-examination from Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah.

P. Kenneth Burns

A potential alibi witness for Adnan Syed, convicted in the 1999 death of his former girlfriend, testified Wednesday she had offered to provide that alibi shortly after Syed was arrested, but her offer was ignored.

Asia Chapman said she remembers talking to Syed at the Woodlawn Library the day his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, disappeared and that she wrote to Syed and his family to tell them she would be willing to testify on his behalf.

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings confirmed Tuesday long swirling rumors that he will seek re-election rather than run for the seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

Colleen Paris Jordon

  Some residents in East Baltimore did not heed the pleas from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to be patient as city crews work to clear streets after the biggest snow storm in city history. 

Individually or, in some cases, as a block, people shoveled their streets out.

Impending Doom

Jan 22, 2016
John Lee


Governor Larry Hogan’s state of emergency went into effect Friday morning as Maryland prepared for a blizzard that forecasters say could dump two feet of snow, and possibly more, in the region.

"Our state is taking every precaution, coordinating all available resources, to prepare to clear roads, manage incidents, and recover from this storm," Hogan said Thursday. "We urge all Marylanders to take action now to prepare, before this severe weather strikes, with the knowledge that our state will do everything it can to respond quickly, effectively and efficiently to this major storm event." 

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A judge has rejected prosecutors' request to force a Baltimore police officer to testify against three of his colleagues facing charges in connection with Freddie Gray's death.