| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Thanks to new restrictions passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year, Maryland is now in the top tier of states when it comes to the strength of its gun laws. It had been close to the top before, but now it ranks fourth,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The Baltimore Health Department suspended its Safe Streets anti-violence program in West Baltimore after a second outreach worker was arrested in less than two weeks.
The heralded program, modeled after those in other cities and run by community...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Dwane A. Mabe Jr., 25, of the 100 block of Osborne Road, was charged Monday with possessing a drug other than marijuana and paraphernalia.
Angel Michelle Simms, 39, of the 700 block of Battle Avenue, was charged Monday with first-degree...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:58 AM
After days of furious searching for Marcus "Chip" Lesane, missing and presumed dead, Baltimore homicide detectives brought his childhood friend -- the last person to see him alive -- into an interrogation room. They spent eight hours questioning him,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:59 AM
A Westminster man who allegedly shot his brother Thursday said he was concerned for his mother's safety during an argument between his brother and mother, according to court documents.
Reno Louis Valianti, 38, is facing charges of first- and second-...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:27 AM
As The Sun's Michael Dresser reported Monday Morning, Maryland ranks 4th in the latest scorecard released by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Maryland was one of several states that enacted more restrictive gun laws in the wake of the Newtown...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:55 PM
A man put what turned out to be a pellet gun to his head Thursday outside the U.S. courthouse in downtown Baltimore, triggering a response that closed streets and emptied offices before he surrendered without incident.
At 10:15 a.m., the U.S. marshals...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:56 AM
A 16-year-old was arrested with a handgun on a Maryland Transit Administration bus in North Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, an incident that prompted several area schools to go on lockdown.
Principals of the Roland Country School, the Gilman School,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Among the most politically charged subjects in the American discussion is the status of guns in our society.
Those on the fringes of the discussion tend to attract the most attention, even as those with more middling views are ignored or lumped in...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:37 PM
A Harford County man let out a sigh of relief in the circuit courthouse Thursday afternoon after being cleared of all charges in a 2013 Edgewood murder.
Garfield Smith III, 22, faced charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, attempted first-...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Marylanders who recall the moving vans that absconded with the beloved Colts are all too familiar with economic blackmail from businesses whose owners threaten to leave town unless their legislative demands are met. But Ugo Beretta's tantrum against...