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  • Supreme Court declines to review Md. handgun carry permits

    Supreme Court declines to review Md. handgun carry permits
    The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will not examine Maryland's handgun permit law, leaving to stand a lower court ruling that the state's restrictive rules for carry permits do not unconstitutionally infringe upon gun-owners' rights. The...
  • Maryland's concealed carry law stands

    Those who promote the right to carry around a handgun in public were no doubt disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week not to take up Maryland's handgun permit law. Certainly quite a few could be found sharing their rather disparaging...
  • Havre de Grace man charged with trying to attack Vi Ripken in Aberdeen

    Havre de Grace man charged with trying to attack Vi Ripken in Aberdeen
    Violet Ripken, mother of Cal Ripken Jr., was able to fend off an attacker near an Aberdeen bank on Tuesday, and police arrested and charged a Havre de Grace man a short time later in connection with the incident. Jesse Bowen, 33, of the 800 block of...
  • New debate rises over Maryland gun law

    New debate rises over Maryland gun law
    More than 200 guns were sold to people legally barred from owning them as a surge in firearms sales last year overwhelmed Maryland's background check system, according to state police. One gun was sold to a man later accused of using it in a...
  • Man killed by police during Havre de Grace barricade incident Saturday

    Man killed by police during Havre de Grace barricade incident Saturday
    A man was shot to death by police after barricading himself and a hostage inside a house in Havre de Grace Saturday afternoon, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. The hostage was released unharmed prior to the fatal shooting. The victim has been...
  • Helga L. Pennewell, educator and activist

    Helga L. Pennewell, educator and activist
    Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84. Ms. Pennewell was born to...
  • Panicking over Md.'s gun law [Editorial]

    Panicking over Md.'s gun law  [Editorial]
    It's unfortunate that hundreds of guns purchased in the weeks before Maryland's stricter firearms regulations went into effect last year ended up in the hands of people who should never have been allowed to own them. Most of the weapons have since been...
  • Maryland gun law improves safety

    Maryland gun law improves safety
    The recent article about the gun background check backlog points out that Maryland's new Firearms Safety Act which took effect on Oct. 1 will be one of the most effective laws in the nation to reduce gun violence ("New debate rises over Maryland gun law,"...
  • Annapolis man sentenced on drug distribution charges

    Annapolis man sentenced on drug distribution charges
    An Annapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison following a plea agreement on drug distribution charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Shawn Anthony Pollard,...
  • Md. government overreaches on guns [Letter]

    Md. government overreaches on guns [Letter]
    I'm sorry, but what caused firearms to fall into the wrong hands was certainly not "gun lobby hysteria," as your editorial recently claimed ("Panicking over Md.'s gun law," Jan. 13). Instead, it was a result of Maryland's oppressive new "sweeping...
  • A soldier's view of Md. gun laws [Letter]

    A soldier's view of Md. gun laws [Letter]
    In the near future I am moving to Maryland. I wish I could say I was happy about this prospect and the adventure of living in a new place, but I'm not. What concerns me is that I am assumed to be a criminal by the state of Maryland. You see, I am one of...
  • In Maryland jails, release often comes down to who can pay

    In Maryland jails, release often comes down to who can pay
    In a shoebox of a courtroom at Baltimore's central booking facility on a recent day, Judge Nicole Pastore Klein worked swiftly to determine the price of freedom for men and women accused of crimes. Attempting to disarm a police officer: $150,000....