| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:36 AM
On his two deployments to Iraq with the 18th Airborne Corps, Spc. Jon Michael Cripps spent more time keeping the Army's computers running than he did in combat, but he can't forget what he heard.
The constant roar of generators, along with the hum of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:14 PM
All the world's a stage, especially Anne Arundel County. It has produced, far and away, the best shows of the season: a County Council member sent to prison, followed by a long squabble over his replacement; a congenial county executive charged with being...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Wounded soldiers returning from war can find plenty of programs through nonprofits and the government that offer to help them re-enter the workforce.
The problem, according to a new report, is that there are so many employment programs, often...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 8:46 AM
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office.
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:06 PM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday a plan to immediately evaluate and pay the oldest disability claims, a move that advocates expect will bring relief to Maryland servicemen and women who face one of the largest backlogs in the...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control bill faces a crucial test this week, when it is expected to receive committee votes in the House of Delegates. Although the legislation passed the Senate with strong support — and despite polling showing the vast...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:58 AM
The independent watchdog agency that oversees Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services recently released a report showing the state made important progress last year toward improving conditions for youths held in its three largest juvenile detention...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Carl Edgell doesn't enjoy going to the hospital. But he doesn't want to hurt anyone, either.
The 44-year-old homeless man has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. At times when he has felt that he has...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:38 PM
For 21/2 years, Iraq combat veteran Robert Fearing battled overwhelming anxiety and paranoia, a remnant of the mortar attacks he endured in the desert, all the while swallowing his frustration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to...
| May 17, 2013
The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training's Baltimore complex is full of neatly made beds and shining-clean floors, a military-like environment for homeless former service members working to get their lives back on track.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
No one was injured Sunday night when a man barricaded himself inside his Edgewood home, resulting in a police SWAT team being dispatched at the height of the Super Bowl.
David McCracken, 44, of the 900 block of Cedar Crest Court in Edgewood, was being...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 PM
After two days of heavy sedation, Erika Brannock awoke Wednesday morning in her hospital bed to dramatic and gruesome news: Her left leg had been amputated below the knee, the only medical option for a team of surgeons handling traumatic injuries from the...