| May 6, 2013
| 4:24 PM
The Baltimore Police Department tapped one of its lawyers as the new head of internal affairs, saying Rodney Hill's experience as an officer and his recent turn as a prosecutor of police misconduct cases give him the credibility to lead a group charged...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the most frequently heard forecast was: "This changes everything."
Americans would live in constant fear of the next attack, many pundits predicted. The desire for safety would spawn a security state that...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday unanimously approved $285,000 for city police to hire a Massachusetts-based consultant — the highest of five bidders — to recommend how the department should be run.
Despite the protests of competing...
| Jun 23, 2013
The Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies are at it again: waging their friendly summer battle to see which can raise the most food for the annual Feds Feed Families charitable drive.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Pimlico officials still are consulting with federal and local law enforcement agencies on revised security measures for the Preakness.
Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said he initiated a series of meetings with those groups April 16, the...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
| May 17, 2012
| 6:33 PM
In a standoff that might require delicate diplomacy to resolve, officials in Western Maryland are pressing the federal government to reconsider its refusal to help pay for local security costs for this week's G-8 summit at Camp David.
Local police say...
| May 22, 2012
| 5:02 PM
A company that manufactures airplanes in Hagerstown that are used to monitor the nation's borders would receive $43 million to continue production under legislation approved by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.
Sierra Nevada Corp., a...
| May 23, 2012
| 11:03 AM
The prospect of spending years behind bars in a tiny cell is sufficiently chilling to deter most people from ever committing a crime. Those who willfully break the law anyway and get caught have no one to blame but themselves when a judge sentences them...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:33 AM
Don't forget that this weekend is the annual Christmas Bazaar sponsored by St. Francis Catholic Church in Fulton. It begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, and continues on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The Folly Quarter Middle School PTA...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:19 PM
The recent crash of a $176 million Navy drone in a Chesapeake Bay marsh highlights a number of brewing issues over the domestic use of this new technology. Over the past decade, since the United States' invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and framed by the...
| Jun 23, 2012
GPS technology is integrated into the operation of nearly every piece of farming equipment Finch Services Inc. sells in Maryland and Pennsylvania, helping farmers ensure they don't cover the same ground twice when scattering seeds or spraying fields....