| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In response to the recent commentary by Drs. John J. Boronow and Steven S. Sharfstein on mental patients who do not realize they are ill, I would also like to point out that this same scenario is evident in substance use disorders ("Close the mental...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Olivia Griffin gets to her job at Johns Hopkins Hospital an hour early each work day just to make sure she isn't late.
It's not an easy feat for the 25-year-old mother of two who relies on the bus and subway for transportation from her West Baltimore...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:08 PM
A man who barricaded himself inside his Towson home Wednesday and fired off several rounds — causing police to shut down streets and placing schools on lockdown — has been charged.
Ian M. Goldstein, 35, was charged with two counts of...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Nine St. John's Episcopal Youth Group teenagers spent several hours hearing testimonies and serving lunch to poor and homeless people at the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore on the last Sunday in October.
It's one of many good deeds done recently by...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As Dan Rodricks' recent column makes clear, we have a wonderful opportunity to help transform the city with the new $1.1 billion construction and renovation funding for Baltimore City's schools ("Using the schools as leverage," Oct. 31).
To do that,...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:48 PM
— Brent Ashley may have aged into the enforcer role at a certain point, but he still remembers when he was the miscreant.
"I was halfway up the stairs and felt the hand on my shoulder," Ashley said of the night about 40 years ago when he got kicked...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:16 PM
A new report has found that about 19 percent of underage and 22 percent of college students ages 21 to 24 in Maryland show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency.
The report was done by a collaborative of Maryland's higher education institutions that have...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Del. Don Dwyer Jr., the state lawmaker who was sentenced to jail last week for boating and driving while impaired, was involved in a car crash Tuesday morning in Pasadena, according to Anne Arundel County police.
Police said the Pasadena Republican was...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Local, state and federal law enforcement officials took slightly more than 1,700 pounds of unused prescription medications in Harford County Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Joseph Ryan, manager of Harford County's Office of Drug...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Anne Arundel County Police say they took in about 351 pounds of unused medicine during the department’s Prescription Drug Take Back initiative, held Oct. 26.
The event was sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Anne Arundel...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:51 PM
When Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler arrived at a house party of teenagers in June, he pushed through the crowd, past youngsters dancing on a table and a smattering of red plastic cups. One of the revelers snapped a photo.
As the night wore...