| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:51 AM
"Disappointing" is how District 21 state Sen. James Rosapepe, who represents Laurel, described the Public Service Commission's assessment of regional utility companies' response to the derecho storm that hit the area at the end of June.
In an order...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Baltimore City said Tuesday that it will throw out more than 6,000 speed and red-light camera tickets because its former contractor has stopped showing up in court to defend them — the latest sign of the dysfunction dogging Baltimore's speed...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Renovations on the site at 5648 Southwestern Blvd. that had once housed Southwest Video and Adult Boutique have been brought to a halt as of April 8 after the county fined the owners for not having the required permits.
"They failed to obtain permits...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 11:48 AM
New laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly late last week would put stricter penalties and an element of public shaming behind the state's open-meetings laws.
State lawmakers said public officials have been able to flout the rules without...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:43 PM
A Harford County judge increased bail this week for a man that the judge pointed out couldn't pay a court fine of $82.50, but had enough money to buy alcohol and cigarettes.
Isaac B. Bodden, 21, of the 800 block of Hayden Way in Bel Air, was charged...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:42 AM
I spent my first morning of spring break sitting in traffic court fighting a speed camera ticket. Good times all around, especially when you consider the great problems the city has had with its speed camera system.
More than 25 drivers gathered in...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:26 PM
State auditors found widespread problems at Baltimore's liquor agency in a review made public Wednesday, accusing regulators of failing to follow state law in awarding licenses, prematurely closing 311 complaints and handling inspections inconsistently....
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Baltimore-bashing is nothing new in Annapolis, whether from representatives of rural counties or the Washington suburbs who believe the city gets more than its fair share of state resources. But when it comes to the city’s well-publicized speed...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:15 AM
The owner of the trash incinerator in South Baltimore has paid a $77,500 penalty to the state for failure to control emissions of toxic mercury into the air.
Wheelabrator Baltimore L.P. agreed to pay to settle allegations by the Maryland Department of...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Early spring 1879 bore witness to a curious number of low crimes and misdemeanors in Carroll County.
Historian Jay Graybeal brought a number of the stories to life a few years ago in research he conducted for the Historical Society of Carroll County....
| Mar 26, 2012
| 5:16 PM
The man insisted he didn't illegally dump the toilet by the side of the road. No, he just left it there as a favor for "Moe," a homeless guy who planned to put it to use in a vacant house somewhere.
"That was his story," said city housing official Thomas...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Recently, comedic duo The Fine Brothers created an 8-bit "Saved by the Bell" choose-your-own adventure. Now, it's Don Draper's turn.
In anticipation of the show's season premiere Sunday, Ben and Rafi Fine, working with Doctor Octoroc, who created the...