| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:35 PM
On the anniversary of the Newtown schoolhouse massacre, dozens of people stood in a Baltimore church Saturday and solemnly shook bells, an audible symbol of their enduring concern about gun violence in America.
A year ago, 20 children and six adults...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one.
The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:15 AM
As students and teachers returned to classrooms across Harford County this week, law enforcement and public school officials say they have worked to ensure they came back to a secure environment.
For the most part, however, they are being tight-lipped...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Calling "campus violence a reality" to prepare for, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced plans Thursday to spend $60,000 on the Clark Kent of teacher supplies: an innocuous-looking white board that can stop bullets.
The high-tech tablet...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Our hearts go out to the families of the 20 victims killed or injured in the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard Monday. This is a tragedy nearly beyond the power of words to express, not less so for the fact that we have confronted its like so many...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Gun rights advocates filed a second lawsuit Friday against Maryland's strict new gun law, arguing that the state will not be able to implement new handgun requirements quickly enough to honor citizens's right to bear arms.
The suit points to the current...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Attorneys for the state argued Monday that Maryland's sweeping new gun law should take effect Tuesday as planned, telling a federal court that the gun-rights advocates seeking to halt it should have lodged their objections months ago.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Maryland gun dealers have sold more firearms in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011 and 2012 combined, the state police said Wednesday.
Buyers have applied to purchase 117,009 guns this year as lawmakers debated and enacted some of...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:01 AM
One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping.
Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Teenager Kendall Reitz set out to become an advocate for improved mental illness awareness in the aftermath of last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., when a disturbed 20-year-old named Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Sitting around a broad table in a nondescript office in Reisterstown last week, more than a dozen mental health advocates, medical professionals and law enforcement officials stared tensely at one another.
Nearly a month after the state-created task...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education voted this week not to support Superintendent Kevin Maxwell's opposition to a state bill that would use video lottery proceeds for security and health services at schools.
Board members then adopted a separate...