| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:02 PM
One of two prisoners facing capital murder charges in the fatal stabbing of a correctional officer lost a pretrial appeal Friday at the state's highest court.
Lawyers for Lamar Cornelius Harris had argued that Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul...
| Sep 5, 2011
When an earthquake hit the Baltimore area recently, a familiar anxiety crept over Kimberly Anthony — not unlike her feelings after the terrorist attacks a decade ago.
Anthony, a Washington resident, still carries psychic scars from Sept. 11, 2001....
| Aug 25, 2011
| 11:39 AM
A state delegate from Virginia recently wrote on this page that "Sexual orientation is not limited to same- or complementary-sex attractions but includes attractions to children, prostitutes, multiple wives (polygamy), dead persons (necrophilia), animals,...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 10:35 AM
Opposition to extending civil marriage to same-sex couples isn't theocracy as Sen. Allan Kittleman has suggested. It's not bigotry, narrow-mindedness, hatred or "homophobia." It's common sense!
And it's a matter of children's rights. Each of us has a...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:56 PM
Julie McKinney almost didn’t talk to us for this story.
Not because she was worried about what she’d reveal or that she was nervous to see herself in print. But because of what she might see: a picture of a snake.
McKinney is scared of...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 2:26 PM
It may be some time before we know the exact circumstances surrounding the killing last week of a patient at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup. What we do know is that this was the second such tragedy to occur there in little over a year, and...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 2:24 PM
After two patients were killed in the span of a week by fellow patients at the state's maximum-security mental hospital, mental health advocates say safety must be improved — but one warned against a clampdown.
"It sounds counterintuitive, but...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 5:36 PM
State officials tapped a veteran psychiatric hospital administrator Wednesday to take over leadership of Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, where two recent killings have sparked questions about the safety and therapy provided at Maryland's maximum-...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 3:01 PM
As a new chief executive at Clifton T. Perkins investigates what led to two recent slayings at the state's maximum security mental hospital, he will confront a facility full of patients who have become increasingly hardened and troubled.
The system of...
| May 12, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Robert Schumann heard so much music in his head, he felt compelled to compose.
"I cannot help it," he wrote to his wife, Clara, "and should like to sing myself to death, like a nightingale."
When he died at the age of 46 in an asylum, the only sounds he...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:15 PM
A Crofton father who admitted Thursday that he slashed the throats of his wife and daughters before cutting himself will be treated at a state psychiatric hospital, after a judge accepted a psychiatrist's findings that the man snapped because of extreme...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Dr. Herbert Leonard Warres, a World War II combat surgeon who later became a radiologist and headed the outpatient radiology department at what is now the University of Maryland Medical Center, died Wednesday at North Oaks retirement community in...