| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:13 PM
When state lawmakers go home for the weekend during the General Assembly session that begins in January, Del. Don Dwyer Jr. won't.
He'll go to jail.
The Anne Arundel County Republican was sentenced Friday to 60 days in jail, to be served on weekends,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:53 PM
An attempt by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler to pivot from character concerns to issues in the increasingly nasty gubernatorial contest yielded more vitriol Tuesday as Gansler accused a rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, of putting politics ahead of...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Authorities are warning that a ruling by Maryland's highest court could take away a powerful weapon in the fight against crime: the state's mandatory five-year, no-parole sentence for gun possession by certain convicted felons.
The Court of Appeals...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:34 PM
A House committee approved a much narrower version of a bill on injuries caused by dogs than the Senate passed last week, imposing a tighter liability standard for bites only in cases where the animals are running loose.
The House Judiciary Committee...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Members of the House of Delegates weren't called to the floor for a debate on the controversial gambling expansion bill until 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, although legislators had been asked to be back by 2 p.m.
Welcome to what for many Harford County...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:27 PM
The General Assembly deadlocked Tuesday night over legislation that would have overruled a widely criticized court decision labeling pit bulls as inherently dangerous, apparently killing the bill in this summer's special session.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Two-thirds of American voters support Roe v. Wade. Women overwhelmingly favored Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, the Republican who wanted to de-fund Planned Parenthood and overturn Roe. Public approval of Congress is at or near its lowest level ever...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:28 PM
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police in Maryland and elsewhere can continue the warrantless collection of DNA from people arrested — but not convicted — of serious crimes.
The 5-4 decision upheld a state law that allows...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:09 PM
A growing revolt in rural counties against the state's new gun control law has spread to far Western Maryland, where the Garrett County sheriff declared the measure unconstitutional this week and said he would enforce only the provisions he believes are...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 2:16 PM
The 19-year-old felt sick to her stomach when she stepped into the Baltimore prison once nicknamed "Supermax" for her first day of work as a corrections officer. The place was dark and dingy, and she had never been around so many men before.
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is pushing legislation to close what it describes as loopholes in state law that allow police to keep DNA samples from people never convicted of crimes.
Del. Jill P. Carter, a Baltimore Democrat, said Friday she...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Hundreds of pro-gun activists again swarmed Annapolis on Tuesday in hopes of turning the tide against gun control.
Polls show that banning assault weapons and requiring a license to buy a handgun have broad support among Marylanders, but gun rights...