| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:54 PM
When it comes to responding to public information acts quickly, the state's larger jurisdictions could learn a lot from tiny Havre de Grace.
Back in May, about 40 members from the state and seven local governments attended the Global Retail Real Estate...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Baltimore County school board Tuesday night voted to approve numerous retirements and resignations, including those of two employees who signed contracts with the former superintendent that a union official and others have questioned.
But the board...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:18 PM
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled recently that state police personnel files are not completely off-limits under the Maryland Public Information Act, a finding that could broaden access to a whole range of information, experts say.
The decision came...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Crying as she testified, a former scheduler for Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold told a judge Friday that she emptied her boss' urinary catheter bag several times during the workday and went along with planting signs for his 2010 re-...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Maryland's highest court has ruled that the state police must give the NAACP access to internal affairs files on racial profiling complaints.
The civil rights group had requested the documents under the Maryland Public Information Act but the police...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:21 PM
"In the name of my savior, I pray," is how one Carroll County commissioner concluded his prayer to open a recent meeting of the county's governing board.
Now two county residents are asking a federal judge to end what they say is the board's regular...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Authorities from Baltimore and Howard counties entered a Reisterstown home using a "no-knock" warrant before a resident attacked an officer with a sword last year, according to newly released police records. An officer fought back, fatally shooting the...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:06 AM
This past winter, Baltimore school officials fervently defended two of the system’s most liberal expenses for employee compensation — overtime and leave pay, saying the costs documented their hard work and underscored their commitment to...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 6:54 PM
Howard County residents have tried four times in the past nine years to challenge local government decisions on taxes and land use by referendum and failed each time to get the questions on the ballot. They've been rebuffed by opinions of the county's law...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Two officers have been given awards for valor by the Baltimore County Police Foundation for their role in an incident in which one shot and killed a Texas man allegedly involved in a Dundalk burglary.
North Point Precinct officers Jacob T. Heins, a 12-...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:48 AM
The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O'Malley's BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around the corner.
He and top advisers traded messages that touched on three referendum questions, all approved by...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:19 AM
In the last year, as Baltimore city schools' budgetary decisions -- $14 million in overtime, generous leave payouts, a renovated IT Department -- have faced heightened scrutiny, officials have defended much of their spending as "the cost of doing...