| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:24 AM
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...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:46 AM
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,...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 10:54 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
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,...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:21 PM
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...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 7:57 AM
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. ...
| Feb 27, 2013
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...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:49 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:30 AM
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...