| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region.
Though the suspicious objects turned out to be...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week was a fairly ho-hum affair, with the usual laundry list of programs and goals (most so familiar that it could have been a recycled campaign speech from 2012, or maybe 2008) and the...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson added a much-needed voice of reason to the national debate over gun control last week when he appeared before Congress to testify in favor of universal background checks for gun purchases and a ban on assault...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Havre de Grace City Council members sent their sympathies to the people of Newtown, Conn., during Monday's meeting, and several said they want to see mental health and gun safety better addressed as a result of the shooting at an elementary school that...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Linda Kellar seemed too young for dementia, the slow-forming disease that erodes the memories of people usually much older than the then-54-year-old housewife.
But in 2009 that's what doctors found to be the cause of Kellar's severe agitation, memory...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
After 31 years in local law enforcement, I'd often tell myself that I had seen and experienced every act of cruelty man can inflict.
In light of the despicable act of violence this month in Newtown, Conn., I was clearly wrong. We are learning more,...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Donald Cormack hasn't driven a car since his stroke last spring. He walks with a crutch. Most frustrating, he can hardly speak, because the words seem stuck in his head and it takes all of his energy to get them out.
"I talk so much, I have a headache,"...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:19 AM
The rifle Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School is a descendant of the military's M-16 rifle. The bullets it fires are not as large as those used in some other rifles, but the gun's high muzzle velocity makes...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
"We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone." — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in testimony before the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:27 PM
From Washington to Annapolis to Hartford, Conn., wherever new gun restrictions are being debated, it's important to remember Sandy Hook. That's not a plea to the emotions. That's a plea to human decency and common sense — a reminder of the...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I am writing to you to voice my opposition to Gov. Martin O'Malley's extremist gun bill ("O'Malley battling for gun controls," March 22). I oppose it in any and all forms. I was in Annapolis on Feb 6, March 1 and March 5, along with thousands of other...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 5:08 PM
For the better part of a decade, Jill Crowther-Peters has portrayed the widowed seamstress who stitched the Star-Spangled Banner, but on Thursday she had the chance to really feel what it was like to be her.
Crowther-Peters, dressed as 19th-century...