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  • Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court

    Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court
    Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings. Spectators crammed into a federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore to watch the...
  • Harford SWAT team seizes drugs, guns from Aberdeen home of convicted felon

    Harford SWAT team seizes drugs, guns from Aberdeen home of convicted felon
    An Aberdeen man arrested by Harford County's SWAT team last week is accused of running "a violent and ongoing drug operation" and was ordered held on $500,000 bail Friday. Jeremy Dorsey, 26, of the first block of Cree Avenue, who is a convicted felon,...
  • Teenage killer, now 51, gets another day in court

    Teenage killer, now 51, gets another day in court
    Levi Watkins, the pioneering cardiac surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, remembers the date — January 15 — because it was the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., and because what happened that night still makes him ache. It...
  • Featherstone freed after 35 years for Trimakas killing

    Featherstone freed after 35 years for Trimakas killing
    James Featherstone, accused at 16 in the killing of Alan Trimakas, a Johns Hopkins medical student, won his freedom Tuesday afternoon — his life sentence suspended at 35 years because of a court ruling that found a serious flaw in the handling of...
  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...
  • As deadline approaches, Howard referendum case embroiled in new controversy

    As deadline approaches, Howard referendum case embroiled in new controversy
    Amid the latest fray in a case to bring about a dozen Howard County zoning changes to referendum this fall, there is a final deadline in sight. August 18 – less than a month away – is the drop-dead date for a referendum question to be...
  • Ex-cop accused of violating pre-trial terms in Bel Air domestic assault case

    Ex-cop accused of violating pre-trial terms in Bel Air domestic assault case
    A retired Baltimore police officer accused of assaulting his wife at his Bel Air home allegedly violated court orders to stop contacting the victim, who also got a court protective order issued Tuesday. Dan Lioi, formerly a lieutenant colonel with the...
  • An appeal to women voters [Editorial]

    An appeal to women voters  [Editorial]
    It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
  • Bulmer sentenced to 30 years in murder of blogger Dennis Lane

    Bulmer sentenced to 30 years in murder of blogger Dennis Lane
    A Howard County man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for the murder of his teenage girlfriend's father, well-known businessman and blogger Dennis Lane — a slaying prosecutors and defense lawyers say was the result of a toxic teenage...
  • Man guilty of attempted murder in shootout with Howard Co. police officers

    Man guilty of attempted murder in shootout with Howard Co. police officers
    After just four hours of deliberation Monday, a Howard County jury convicted a homeless man on multiple counts of attempted murder, assault and gun crimes for his role in a Route 1, daytime shootout with police last year that wounded one county police...
  • Court of Special Appeals hears Howard referendum case

    Court of Special Appeals hears Howard referendum case
    With just two weeks left to submit questions for the November general election ballot, attorneys on both sides of a Howard County referendum case made their arguments before three Court of Special Appeals judges in Annapolis Monday morning.  The case...
  • Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]

    Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]
    The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...