| May 22, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's press secretary is leaving the mayor's office to become the spokesman for the city's fire department.
Ian Brennan, who also served as a spokesman for former Mayor Sheila Dixon, will replace Kevin Cartwright, who...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:15 AM
The breakdown that led to the shooting of a University of Maryland police officer during a training exercise last week does not appear to be a matter of insufficient policies and procedures. The Baltimore City Police Department, whose officer has been...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Northwestern High alumni have gone to court to try to stop the Baltimore school from closing, as civil rights activists say the plan is discriminatory because shuttering the institution would disproportionately affect low-income, minority students.
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Let me get this straight. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hires an out-of-state firm and pays them $460,000 to tell her that the city is facing a $750 million shortfall ("Report says city is facing nearly $750 deficit," Feb. 7)? And pensions...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney denied Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's request for acquittal on all charges in his misconduct trial, clearing the way for closing arguments Tuesday.
The defense rested today after calling a total of...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Many English words derive from Latin. Others from Spanish, American Indian, Norwegian. You name a country, an English word probably came from there. But in the grand history of William Shakespeare, some words are invented by brilliant minds. Derrick E....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Despite a warning from the county attorney that the move was premature, the Anne Arundel County Council pressed ahead Wednesday with a plan to remove County Executive John R. Leopold from office for criminal misconduct.
Some voters, meanwhile, said it...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold stands alone among Maryland's recent crop of disgraced politicians in that he actually appears to feel disgraced by the recent airing of his misdeeds at trial. In one case after another — Sheila...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has waived his right to a jury in his criminal misconduct trial, clearing the way for attorneys to make opening statements Friday in a case that now will be heard by a single judge.
The surprise move came...
| Dec 27, 2012
Baltimore police have enlisted state troopers to help with patrols as the city confronts a spike in crime, a move that puts to an end years of disagreement between the two agencies over the state force's role in local law enforcement.
With the Maryland...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:14 PM
It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1.
But if the state's newly...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:04 PM
The empty lot in West Baltimore is usually a desolate spot, the sort of place people visit to leave an old mattress in the bushes or sneak a drink at night.
But this week, chain saws buzzed, trucks rumbled and residents shoveled compost at North...