| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Americans are 20 times more likely to be killed by guns than people living in other developed countries. Nine out of 10 children who die of gunshot wounds in wealthy nations lived in the United States. People under 40 are more likely to be killed by a...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:28 PM
A violent start to the year continued with three people shot on Baltimore's west side Tuesday morning, including a 17-year-old girl who died after she and a man were shot in an alley.
Though the city started the year with almost 11 days without a gun...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Anyone seeking to purchase a gun — even those buying weapons at a show or through a private dealer — should be required to pass a background check through a national database, according to recommendations drafted by a panel of violence...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:38 AM
For critics of gun control, Maryland, and particularly Baltimore, are proof of the pointlessness and even dangerousness of seeking to make legal access to firearms more difficult. Maryland has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation,...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The shotgun that Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. allegedly used in last week's shooting at Perry Hall High School wasn't registered with the state. Under Maryland law, that wasn't required.
Police also say the 15-year-old Gladden should never have been able...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Aaliyah Boyer had hoped to watch the New Year's ball drop on TV, but when she learned she had missed the stroke of midnight by 32 seconds, she returned to the front yard with her friends to watch her neighbors light fireworks.
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:04 AM
When President Barack Obama talked about the violence in Newtown, Conn., in his weekly radio address on Saturday, he urged the nation to act not only to stop mass killings like that one but also those that occur on "countless street corners in places like...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:22 AM
The gun-running operation called Fast and Furious went bad when federal agents decided to let low-level traffickers go in hopes of catching bigger fish in the Mexican drug cartels. A similar mistake seems to have plagued the congressional investigation...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:58 PM
A bomb squad responded to a possible "explosive device" in College Park early Friday morning, a Prince George's County fire spokesman said.
Authorities were called to the 5000 block of Edgewood Road where they removed a suspicious package forcing the...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 8:02 PM
At a community meeting for paroled felons in the East Baltimore, the mother of Bloods gang leader Kevin Gary faced down federal prosecutor Jason Weinstein. She told him to stop harrassing her son, whom she described as "a champion for the downtrodden,"...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:30 PM
Steven "J.R." Blackwell, the leader of an East Baltimore drug conspiracy linked to a yearlong street warwith rivals, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Friday as part of a guilty plea he struck with prosecutors last fall.
Though he was not...