| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:48 PM
A Calvert County elementary school student was suspended last week for bringing a toy gun onto a school bus to show a friend, according to a lawyer representing his family.
At a two-hour meeting Friday between officials, the boy, his parents and the...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Maryland's new gun control law will not head to voters now that organizers of a petition drive to halt the law failed to turn in any signatures before Friday night's deadline.
"This means there were no successful petitions this year," Stephen Ackerman...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:55 AM
As the world watched the tragedy unfold late last year in Newtown, Conn., Bob and Michele Gay, Maryland natives, lived through what Michele would later refer to as called a "long, difficult, numb sort of day."
Their 7-year-old daughter, Josephine "Joey"...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The world recently learned of the astounding story of the three women who were found alive in a house in Cleveland after being kidnapped on the streets about 10 years ago. Two of the women were teenagers when they disappeared. I’ve never been...
| May 10, 2013
| 7:58 AM
When Jill Smokler — more widely known as Scary Mommy — starts talking about motherhood, you'll hear a lot about sleepless nights, green snot and having kids walk into the master bedroom at the most inopportune times.
Does she think her...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Responding to gun control loopholes that have proved vexing for police in Maryland and elsewhere, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday to impose tougher penalties for people who traffic guns across state borders or buy...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Regarding the seven-point plan to reduce gun violence proposed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others ("Scholars drafting new gun policy," Jan. 15), this is an issue in which I have vested interest.
Aggravated by such events as the Sandy...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 2:34 PM
When the Joint Task Force on School Safety was established in Howard County days after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., members of the school system, government and police were charged with reviewing school safety and to find ways to improve it
| Jan 18, 2013
The first general reaction to President Barack Obama's package of gun control ideas seems to be criticism that it's too ambitious. Predictions are being heard that he will fall far short of his aspirations and even fail to restore the ban on assault...