| 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,...
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 11:39 PM
2-week firearm deer harvest up from 2012
Hunters reported killing 36,942 deer during the statewide, two-week firearm deer season, which ended Dec. 14, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said. This harvest represents a 2percent...
| 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 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,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:11 PM
A man shot a 9-year old boy after forcing his way into a Cherry Hill home and demanding money, police said Wednesday. The boy was the second juvenile hit by gunfire in Baltimore in less than a week.
The boy, who was shot in the stomach, was in "good"...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Maryland gun dealers have sold more firearms in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011 and 2012 combined, the state police said Wednesday.
Buyers have applied to purchase 117,009 guns this year as lawmakers debated and enacted some of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Anne Arundel County police arrested two men and seized a handgun after a traffic stop in Glen Burnie on Monday.
Police said at about 11:38 p.m., an officer stopped a Ford Taurus in the area of Bruton Drive and Southbridge Drive for a registration...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:46 PM
The small grassy hill and handful of hedges around the United States post office in Waverly aren't much to look at. But federal prosecutors allege that for branch manager Richard L. Wright III, the grounds were a cash cow.
Authorities filed criminal...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:27 PM
A Baltimore man who was shot by county police Friday on Pulaski Highway was wanted for robbing a Timonium gold business earlier this month of jewelry and other items after binding two employees' hands with zip ties, authorities said.
Police said that on...
| 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.