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Judge Order Md. Woman To Psychiatric Hospital After Foreclosure Arson

A Washington County judge has ordered a western Maryland woman committed to the state’s maximum-security psychiatric hospital after she set fire to her home the day she and her family were to be evicted in foreclosure proceedings.


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Man Accused Of Stabbing Nurse With Metal Spike Incompetent For Trial

A state psychiatric hospital patient in Cumberland is moving to more secure surroundings after he was ruled incompetent to stand trial for allegedly stabbing a nurse in the head with a metal spike.


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Laurel High School Student Admitted To Psych Hospital After Threats

Police say a student with access to weapons threatened to shoot and kill others at Laurel High School.


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Accused Ga. Gunman Charged In 2001 Baltimore Mosque Shooting

A man accused of killing a Georgia megachurch volunteer leading a prayer service in a chapel was charged more than a decade ago with a shooting at a mosque in Maryland, police documents show.


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2 Men Arrested For Attempted Copper Theft At Condemned Mental Hospital Building

Barricaded inside a dangerous building for hours. Police say a man trying to steal copper holed up inside an abandoned structure at a psychiatric hospital.


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Mistrial Declared In Hospital Slaying Case

A Howard County judge has declared a mistrial in the case a man charged with strangling a fellow patient at a maximum-security state mental hospital.


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Jurors Hear Account Of Fellow Patient’s Strangling

Howard County jurors heard a recording of a man telling investigators his version of the strangling of a fellow patient at a state maximum-security mental hospital.


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Hospital Staffer Found Not Guilty In Assault Case

A former staff member at the state’s maximum-security psychiatric hospital has been acquitted of charges she assaulted a patient.