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Speed kills. Between 2001 and 2010, excessive speeding caused one-third of all traffic fatalities in Maryland. Maryland suffered 154 speed-related traffic fatalities in 2010. In comparison, the Maryland State Fire Marshall announced 71 fire fatalities...
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday that state law bars speed camera contractors from being paid based on the number of citations issued or paid — a so-called bounty system approach used by Baltimore City, Baltimore County and elsewhere in Maryland....
Look at what has become national ritual: A horrific shooting in some otherwise ordinary corner of the country — this time a town in Connecticut — with many dead and wounded, shock and grief, wall-to-wall television coverage. The president...
It's time for Baltimore to shut its speed cameras down. On Friday, the vendor that runs the city's program reported that several cameras have error rates as high as 5 percent, and it doesn't know exactly why. Those cameras are no longer issuing tickets....
A new study on the effect of police on crime suggests that Baltimore is one of the most under-policed cities in the country. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, looked at data comparing crime, police staffing, the cost per officer and...
Tags: FBI, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Government
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday broad details of a plan that would give Maryland among the nation's strictest gun laws. No one could buy a handgun without first passing a training course and providing fingerprints to a police database. That...
In a heated, narrowly divided closed-door meeting, Morgan State University's board of regents voted last week not to renew President David Wilson's contract, sources close to the board said Monday. The ouster comes amid a string of recent incidents...
The next nine weeks or so could see a watershed moment in Harford County history with regard to fire and emergency medical services provided to homes and businesses. Harford County Executive David Craig is asking the Harford County Council to...
Tags: Government, Tony Bennett
For the first time in decades, Census Bureau data suggest that the population of Washington, D.C., has surpassed that of Baltimore. The District gained more than 13,000 new residents between July 2011 and July 2012, for a total of 632,323. Baltimore's...
Baltimore police have charged a man in the Christmas Day beating of Kenni Shaw, though it was not announced for several days as the city's gay community remained on edge amid fears of violence. Shaw says he was attacked because he is gay, though police...
The public and the Harford County Council will get their first detailed explanation Tuesday of the county's plan to establish a new department to oversee some aspects of the county's private fire and emergency medical services system. A briefing on...
When it comes to crime in Harford County, "we're in the best shape we've ever been," Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane said Wednesday. Bane spoke at Aberdeen's HEAT Center before the county's Economic Development Advisory Board to explain the status of...
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