| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Marylanders made history Tuesday as they voted to make same-sex marriage legal — a question that had been defeated each of the 32 times it had been on the ballot in other states.
"To Maryland's children – please know that you and your...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Polls opened in Laurel at 7 a.m. today, with parking lots full and voters greeting a cool morning, with temperatures below freezing.
At Laurel Woods Elementary, the lines were long and things were a "little tense" in the first hour after election...
| Nov 10, 2012
As a longtime Federal Hill business owner, Penny Troutner cheered the passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law.
Not only does the owner of Light Street Cycles believe it's a matter of fairness, she believes it's good for business. That goes for...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Maryland's highest court rejected a request to reconsider an April ruling that blocks state law enforcement from collecting DNA samples when a suspect is arrested, court officials said Friday.
The decision puts the case on track for an appeal to the U.S....
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Maryland is exaggerating the value of collecting DNA samples before suspects are convicted, the state's top public defender argued in a filing Friday before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The state asked the nation's highest court to decide whether collecting...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:16 PM
In announcing her congregation's decision this year to have a public menorah lighting celebration to mark the Hanukkah season, Rabbi Gila Ruskin made a key observation that is a painful reminder of the not-so-distant past.
"Some of the old-timers in the...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Journalist and gay activist Dan Savage often writes about the urban archipelago -- the American cities that are comfortable, safe islands for gays and lesbians set amid a vast sea of countryside where being openly homosexual remains a chancy, even...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:32 PM
A Baltimore man has been charged in a Woodlawn rape that occurred 15 years earlier, after county investigators matched DNA evidence to an earlier case.
The evidence collected in the 1997 Woodlawn case matched evidence from a 1993 city case, where...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 6:50 PM
Calling DNA collection from those arrested for certain felonies a "valuable tool for investigating unsolved crimes," Chief Justice John G. Roberts on Monday said there was a "fair prospect" that the nation's high court would overturn a Maryland ruling...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:49 AM
The Harford-Cecil Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 6, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MacGregor's Restaurant in Havre de Grace.
Featured at this special event are key...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Twenty years ago, Aaron Becker had just been named valedictorian of Baltimore's City College when he was also awarded the rank of Eagle Scout — the culmination of years of Scouting work, including a seven-month project to make a video about...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 2:54 PM
When she came home from working a shift at Subway and found Detective Caprice Smith's business card stuck in the front door with the words "Please call" scribbled on the back, the 10 life-changing minutes she had spent in the back seat of a Cherry Hill...