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  • O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills

    O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills
    Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland.
  • Baltimore County toughens approach on animal abuse

    A young mixed pug named Pup was shot once through the heart with a BB rifle in the backyard of his Dundalk home and died on the back porch as his owner's daughter held him in a towel. The incident in November 2012 led to the arrest of Lex L. Shifflett,...

    Singling out pit bulls is unfair [Commentary]

    Singling out pit bulls is unfair  [Commentary]
    Lawmakers arrive back in Annapolis this week to a major piece of unfinished business: passing a dog bite liability bill to address the unintended consequences of the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling in which pit bull-type dogs were deemed inherently...

    New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving

    New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving
    It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you. The new law tightening the state's curb...

    Fort McHenry enlists border collies on a wild goose chase

    Fort McHenry enlists border collies on a wild goose chase
    The human eye sees a black-and-white border collie, about 35 pounds, stepping slowly and silently across the lawn at Fort McHenry, its light-brown eyebrows lending its face a most personable expression. The Canada goose eye apparently sees something...