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Youths detained at the Baltimore City Detention Center were moved over the weekend into a building that has air conditioning, state officials confirmed. The move comes amid increasing concerns over conditions for juveniles charged as adults at the city...
Tags: Government, Judges, Trials, Safety of Citizens, Renovation
Inmates at the Harford County Detention Center will have access to increased health care services, mainly aimed at those suffering from mental illness or drug addiction. The Harford County Board of Estimates approved a contract Thursday morning not to...
In the past six years, 60 percent of all overdose deaths of Harford County residents were due to prescription drugs, and in 2010, 80 percent of total drug or alcohol related overdose deaths for Harford residents were related to prescription drugs. "It'...
WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Thursday to be mostly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 102 and northwest winds of 7 to 10 miles per hour. A heat advisory is in effect between noon and 8 p.m. Thursday with heat index...
A dramatic change in how Maryland pays for substance abuse treatment programs is leaving some providers short on cash and displacing more than 200 drug and alcohol addicts, even as the state's four-year transition to a new funding system has significantly...
When he was in prison, Harold Bailey said, he would often think about the homicide that resulted in his 20-year incarceration and about how his criminal record might cost him opportunities for employment or education. To continue the undergraduate...
Generally, there are two major schools of thought when it comes to dealing with the social ills associated with drug abuse. One theory says the abuse of illicit and illegal intoxicants is damaging to individuals, families and society, making it a...
When state officials sent out a recent news release to detail their success providing 20,600 more Marylanders with drug and alcohol treatment, the description appeared vastly different than what some providers on the ground were saying. The Baltimore...
Growing up in East Baltimore, Maurice Harried bore witness to the effect that poverty, drug abuse and broken families had on his life and on the lives of other youths in his neighborhood. "My grandmas raised me," says the 17-year-old, a recent graduate...
As Harford County holds its annual symposium this week focusing on drug and alcohol abuse awareness and prevention, police and social services officials are dealing with a possible uptick in drug overdose incidents this month. The Harford County Sheriff'...
Tags: Heroin, Drug Trafficking, Laws, Theft, Prescription Drugs
The Western Howard County Relay for Life is almost upon us. The committee and teams have been working hard to make this a great event that will celebrate cancer survivorship and raise money for the to continue its good work. The American Cancer Society...
George Stevenson grew up in a family that cared for numerous foster children, and after mentoring and coaching boys in youth baseball for years, he decided to adopt a child of his own. He became the father of an 8-year-old boy and named him Galen,...
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