| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:15 AM
"Roulette," a psycho-thriller by Maryland native Erik Kristopher Myers, will be sure to leave you feeling tense and on-edge.
Myers' film is no fantasy world. He takes real life situations and throws them at his audience – raw and uncensored...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:15 PM
A former Howard County fire officer is suing in federal court to get his job back, alleging that the county violated his rights by firing him for personal Facebook discussions about gun control, free speech and "liberal" politics.
Former Battalion Chief...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Those who promote the right to carry around a handgun in public were no doubt disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week not to take up Maryland's handgun permit law. Certainly quite a few could be found sharing their rather disparaging...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:04 AM
Visitors to Laurel Woods Elementary School have noticed something different as they prepared to enter the front door — they needed permission.
The North Laurel school was one of many Howard County elementary schools to have a new buzzer system...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Gun advocates have been crying for close to two years about how long it takes the Maryland State Police to conduct background checks for prospective gun buyers. The delays have lengthened with the passage earlier this year of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:26 PM
For Jim Johnson, the police chief of Baltimore County, the month of August started in Pittsburgh, with an award from a national law enforcement organization for his "steadfast leadership and commitment to working to keep this nation free of gun violence."...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Carroll County Public Schools joined with local law enforcement agencies Friday to announce the Adopt-A-School Program, which aims to increase school security and enhance health and safety instruction with the participation of police officers....
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Now that Chris Davis is assured the starting spot at first base on the American League All-Star team, another obvious question is lingering.
Will he represent the AL in the Home Run Derby?
Official word is supposed to come Monday, when New York...
| Dec 21, 2012
In the Newtown massacre, as in all such tragic events in a free and open society, both the news and social media went all-out to provide the fullest coverage of what happened and why. The latter is not yet fully known. In too many instances, though, the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Speaking at an emotional hearing on federal gun control proposals, Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson urged lawmakers Wednesday to close loopholes and ban assault weapon sales or risk more tragedies like the recent elementary school shooting...