| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Legislation that would have phased out millions in ratepayer-financed subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills died in a House committee Friday, just a day after the Senate passed a companion measure.
The House version of the so-called "black...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:12 PM
In a move to open thousands of middle-class jobs to former offenders, the General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that would allow Maryland casinos to hire some people currently banned because of criminal records.
The Senate voted...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control bill is expected to undergo a long and heated debate in the House late Tuesday afternoon as delegates begin considering Maryland's first major piece of gun control legislation in two decades.
The state Senate in...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and gun-control advocates launched an offensive Thursday to protect his proposed ban on assault-type weapons from a House committee's efforts to scale it back.
"Military-style assault weapons belong on the battlefield, NOT on the...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The Baltimore City Detention Center had the nation's second-highest rate of sexual contact between jail staff and inmates, according to a U.S. Department of Justice study released less than a month after federal prosecutors accused corrections officers at...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Track conditions on a CSX Transportation railroad line appear to be the focus of a federal investigation into the train derailment that killed two women in Ellicott City last month.
A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Robert F. Fanto, a retired longtime Baltimore County public schools guidance counselor, died of cancer Wednesday at his Timonium home.
He was 80.
The son of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad machinist and a homemaker, Mr. Fanto was born in Cumberland and...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:43 PM
With 369,000 square feet under roof, it would seem McCormick & Co.'s sprawling distribution center in Belcamp would have an eye-popping power bill, with some 3,300 light fixtures and a refrigerated storage area big enough to drive forklifts in and out....
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:51 AM
A 36-year-old man from a tiny, unincorporated town in Western Maryland with two prior convictions for sexually abusing children has been sentenced to more than three decades in prison for advertising child pornography on the Internet.
Matthew Sluss, of...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 5:14 AM
A dispute over whose property three trees were on prompted one neighbor to fatally shoot another neighbor with a rifle in Western Maryland on Wednesday, and police said this morning they have a suspect in custody.
Maryland State Police said the victim,...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:26 PM
A number of hunting regulation changes are being considered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service as a result of receiving more than 1,000 comments at stakeholder meetings, public hearings and online forums.
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:28 PM
The Maryland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded $2.2 million to 26 local health departments, hospitals and other programs to provide free mammograms, breast exams and diagnostic tests.
The money will also be used for support...