| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:00 PM
A Columbia man pleaded guilty this week in Howard County Circuit Court in connection with an April 5 incident where he burned his apartment, located in the 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road, and assault his wife, according to State's Attorney spokesman...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As a Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, I am appalled at the article, "O'Malley taking effort national" (July 31) which describes Gov. Martin O'Malley's raising $500,000 for his potential campaign for president.
He clearly is shortchanging the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:04 PM
The recent FBI raid that arrested three men in Maryland as part of Operation Cross Country that netted 150 alleged pimps in 76 cities illustrates significant governmental efforts in detecting and arresting sex offenders, including pimps and buyers.
| Jul 30, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Two Harford County men and a Howard County man have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged pharmacy fraud scheme federal prosecutors say bilked the government out of at least $2.6 million in Medicaid and Medicare...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The NCAA is grappling with how to treat college athletes' use of marijuana — a popular drug that presents a puzzle because it is considered unsafe by the U.S. government but is not a performance enhancer and has been decriminalized by a number of...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:29 PM
If the state of Maryland is serious about reducing crime, we need to be more proactive about preventive programs and seriously consider diversion programs for our youth. The recent ACLU report on arrests for marijuana possession and The Sun's June 8...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems and Baltimore Mental Health Systems will merge this fall as the field moves to integrating substance abuse and mental health treatment.
The new organization will be named Behavioral Health System Baltimore, employ 70...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:51 PM
Members of Maryland's District 21 delegation presented a report of highlights from this year's legislative session and listened to community members' concerns during a town hall meeting in Laurel on Monday, July 8.
State Sen. Jim Rosapepe, and Dels....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Heroin overdose deaths soared last year in Baltimore, a city that has struggled with one of the highest rates of heroin addiction in the nation and with the violence that comes with illegal drug dealing.
In 2012, 126 people died in the city from...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and state lawmakers for the first time dipped into a $100 million fund set aside to deal with the impact of the federal sequester, lessening the blow of automatic federal spending cuts on the state's poor and elderly.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Addressing a Harford County crowd interested in learning the latest social threats posed by chemical abuse, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chip Cooke pointed out that synthetic drugs with names like "spice" and "bath salts," which...