| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Among the thousands of "perversion files" kept by the Boy Scouts of America is a Maryland-based illustration of the system's failure.
Five years after an Allegany County teacher pleaded guilty to 10 sex offenses involving 12- and 13-year-old boys in...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Charged as an adult in the Perry Hall High School shooting, 15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr., was held without bond Tuesday as a portrait of a withdrawn and occasionally bullied student with a troubled home life emerged through interviews with...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:19 PM
A visiting Circuit Court judge from Baltimore County dismissed a motion Wednesday to suppress evidence in a case against a Jarrettsville woman who is accused of bestiality, ensuring the case will likely go to trial.
Judge Robert Dugan also reluctantly...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:56 AM
An Aberdeen man has been charged with sexually abusing two teenage girls, according to a statement of charges on file in court.
Brian Craig Smith, 46, of the 1200 block of Perryman Road, has been charged with multiple counts of second-degree sex offense,...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:51 AM
A second person has been arrested for allegedly abusing children at the same Aberdeen home where they were being cared for while their parents were at work.
Christopher Brown, 21, of the 700 block of Custis Street in Aberdeen, was charged March 22 with...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Federal agents and local law enforcement agencies in Maryland and across the country have arrested more than 250 men and a handful of women in a month-long operation targeting "child predators" who are part of a "disturbing trend" of adults connecting...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Shannon Lee McMillan, 34, of the 800 block of West Bel Air Avenue, was charged Friday with taking a motor vehicle, unauthorized removal of property and theft between $10,000 and $100,000.
Joseph Leo Severn, 30, of the 100 block of West Inca...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:57 PM
We adopted two Russian children, a 7-month-old girl in 1998 and three years later a 10-month-old boy. In addition, we have an older biological daughter. We chose Russia because we wanted to adopt an infant who shared our European heritage. The adoption...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:39 PM
An Abingdon man is charged with assaulting and trying to rob a woman in a wheelchair on his street Tuesday.
Gregory Kulis, 46, of the 300 block of Forsythia Court, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trespassing at the home of a 52-year-old woman also...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:41 AM
We have a great capacity for placing people into categories and minimizing their humanity. One such category is "felons" and another is "drug addicts." We can easily forget that men and women who have been convicted of crimes or are suffering from...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote.
Back in the '90s, when she was just Kemba Smith, she became a poster child for the excesses and inanities of the so-called War on Drugs. Ms. Pradia, then a college...