| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:10 PM
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.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:01 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:15 AM
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,"...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:57 PM
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,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:01 PM
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....