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  • Baltimore: No drone zone?

    Any American who believes putting drones into the hands of the police is a good idea must be out of their minds ("Drones tested for increased domestic use," Aug. 6). Before a municipality buys its first drone, citizens need to take a long, hard look at...
  • Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company secures federal loan

    The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company will use a $3.6 million loan from theU.S. Department of AgricultureRural Development program to expand and renovate its facility in northern Baltimore County. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced the...
  • Not so Secret Service

    Not so Secret Service
    In the 1962 Howard Lindsay-Russel Crouse-Irving Berlin Broadway musical, "Mr. President," one of the songs in the production is titled "The Secret Service," which begins, "The Secret Service makes me nervous ..." If allegations are true that at least...
  • Maryland police seek federal help to take ill-gotten gains

    Maryland police seek federal help to take ill-gotten gains
    Gay Lynn Diffenderffer had no idea that her husband was growing marijuana at their Baltimore County home, her attorney says, until state police investigating his mysterious disappearance discovered about 100 plants in a locked basement. Two weeks later,...
  • Frederick County officials shouldn't be enforcing immigration law

    Frederick County officials shouldn't be enforcing immigration law
    A Hispanic woman was eating her lunch near a pond outside her workplace when deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office arbitrarily accosted her. They questioned her about her immigration status, arrested her and placed her in detention, where...
  • U.S. security, Maryland's economy at risk

    For Maryland businesses, the seemingly never-ending political season and the cloud of economic uncertainty that accompanied it were supposed to have subsided at election's end. However, just as we thought we had put the campaign season behind us,...
  • Federal government cuts travel costs; scientists warn of collaboration lost

    Federal government cuts travel costs; scientists warn of collaboration lost
    Florence P. Haseltine knows the power of scientists meeting face to face. The former researcher at the National Institutes of Health notes a list of milestones achieved through networking and collaboration at conferences, such as the deliberations that...
  • Maryland, other states face problems with new driver's licenses

    Maryland, other states face problems with new driver's licenses
    It was a popular idea five years ago: make sure every state had high-security driver's licenses to thwart terrorism at airports.  But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Real ID system faces opposition from states still reeling from recession. ...
  • Harford County anticipates impacts from sequester

    Harford County anticipates impacts from sequester
    Harford County, home to Aberdeen Proving Ground and the massive federal military and civilian workforce that comes with it, is bracing for automatic federal spending cuts – known as sequestration – which could have a ripple effect far beyond...
  • Morgan State professor indicted in fraud scheme

    A full-time engineering professor at Morgan State University was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday in an alleged scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding. Manoj Kumar Jha, 45, who...
  • Md. schools concerned cuts will affect next school year

    Md. schools concerned cuts will affect next school year
    Federal education officials warned Wednesday of deep cuts to school systems such as Baltimore's if lawmakers fail to avert across-the-board spending reductions — leaving local schools uncertain how many teachers and programs they can retain next...
  • Terrorist attacks diminish our freedoms

    Terrorist attacks diminish our freedoms
    I've been at the finish line of several marathons and know the crowding and congestion there. The bomb blast at the Boston Marathon was gruesome ("Marylanders caught up in chaotic scene," April 16). What concerns me now, however, is that the...