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  • Rash of crimes in Southeast Baltimore sparks new debate over public safety

    Rash of crimes in Southeast Baltimore sparks new debate over public safety
    A recent spate of high-profile crimes in the area around Patterson Park has sparked new and warring commentary over the perennial issues of public safety and inequality in Baltimore. It started this week with a blog post titled "Baltimore City, You're...
  • Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly

    Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly
    The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature. The compromise measure —...
  • After 48 years in public service, it's 'Sine Die' for James Robey

    After 48 years in public service, it's 'Sine Die' for James Robey
    State Sen. James N. Robey says there was no grand ambition, no plan to ascend to where he now sits as majority leader of the Maryland Senate, or to have made the unusual leaps from Howard County police chief to county executive to legislator. Things...
  • Annapolis hosts Neighborhood Watch session Tuesday

    The Annapolis Police department will host a Neighborhood Watch meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Annapolis Police Headquarters, 199 Taylor Avenue.  The meeting will include an overview of the Safe Streets program, and a...
  • County Executive's FY15 budget includes increases for education

    County Executive's FY15 budget includes increases for education
    Last week, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III introduced his capital and operating budgets for fiscal year 2015, which total $3.41 billion and include increased funds for education while reducing operational costs in other departments....
  • Owner of dogs that chased deer into Arundel school cited

    Owner of dogs that chased deer into Arundel school cited
    The owner of two dogs that chased deer into an Anne Arundel County school and caused thousands of dollars in damage has been cited by Animal Control. Alice McCormick of Lothian was issued 11 citations for the two dogs, including allowing dogs to run free...
  • Melissa Blessing receives 'Above and Beyond the Call' award

    Melissa Blessing receives 'Above and Beyond the Call' award
    Melissa Blessing, a public safety dispatcher III and training specialist with the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, has received the first "Above and Beyond the Call" award for the department. Blessing, a 14-year veteran of the...
  • Prison investigators continue to find out cause of fight that led to stabbings

    Prison investigators continue to find out cause of fight that led to stabbings
    A tier of the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup remained on lockdown Friday, a day after three inmates were stabbed in an argument among several prisoners. Two men suffered wounds that were not life-threatening. Another man, who was stabbed...
  • State's largest tire dump to be cleaned up in Crownsville

    State's largest tire dump to be cleaned up in Crownsville
    State officials have reached an agreement with an Anne Arundel County family to clean up Maryland's largest known tire dump, a decades-old stockpile of hundreds of thousands of tires rotting in ravines in Crownsville and threatening a waterway leading...
  • Harford implements 'closest unit' policy for ambulance dispatching

    Harford implements 'closest unit' policy for ambulance dispatching
    Harford County public safety officials, working with the county's volunteer fire and ambulance companies, implemented a "closest unit" strategy for ambulance dispatching earlier this week. The move could result in people seeing ambulances from...
  • Up in smoke [Commentary]

    Up in smoke [Commentary]
    Last week, the Maryland Senate approved Senate Bill 364, which would "decriminalize" possession of marijuana. The Senate bill, which passed 36 to 8, would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and impose small civil...
  • Police catch inmate who scaled razor wire at Dorsey Run facility

    Police catch inmate who scaled razor wire at Dorsey Run facility
    A minimum security inmate escaped from Dorsey Run Correctional Facility in Jessup early Monday and was captured hours later in the home of an acquaintance. According to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Larence Godfrey escaped at...