| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Attorneys challenging a death sentence before the state's highest court last week dug deeply into online historical documents to divine the intention behind what they think is a never-before-interpreted part of the state's constitution.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:51 PM
The Maryland Court of Appeals heard a new argument against the death penalty Thursday, when attorneys for a man convicted of a 1997 murder argued that the state's constitution only allows capital punishment in cases of treason.
Public defender Brian...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:11 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Maryland to resume the collection of DNA samples after arrests for violent crimes, an indication that the justices might decide the issue that has divided lower courts and pitted tough-on-crime state officials against...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:16 PM
Suspects arrested for violent crimes or burglaries will again have to submit to DNA collections, officials with several Maryland law enforcement agencies said Thursday.
A day after U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. authorized the practice to resume,...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Maryland is exaggerating the value of collecting DNA samples before suspects are convicted, the state's top public defender argued in a filing Friday before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The state asked the nation's highest court to decide whether collecting...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Thirty-four immigrants who had been convicted of crimes and were wanted by law enforcement agencies were arrested this week in Annapolis and on Maryland's Eastern Shore in a two-day "targeted enforcement operation" involving federal immigration officials....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:08 PM
Ruling in a bitterly contested case with national ramifications, a federal judge found Thursday that the Waterkeeper Alliance failed to prove that an Eastern Shore farm's chicken houses were polluting a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.
| Nov 28, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Elevated levels of a toxic industrial solvent have been found in three more residential wells near Salisbury, the Maryland Department of the Environment reported Wednesday, as an investigation continues into ground-water contamination affecting dozens...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Lee Richardson is a pioneer of sorts in taking a new look at a very old energy source.
The Wicomico County poultry farmer just finished installing a commercial-sized wood pellet stove to heat one of his chicken houses in Willards, east of Salisbury. When...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:32 PM
A Baltimore man has been charged in a Woodlawn rape that occurred 15 years earlier, after county investigators matched DNA evidence to an earlier case.
The evidence collected in the 1997 Woodlawn case matched evidence from a 1993 city case, where...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:23 AM
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman was more than 100 miles away from home, but he still managed to host a fundraiser Thursday with more than 100 people in attendance.
A few of the attendees at the Ocean City event, held at Hooper’s Crab House,...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
In the 20 years she's lived on the outskirts of Salisbury, Arlene White said she'd never noticed anything unusual about her tap water.
Now, though, White and dozens of neighbors are drinking bottled water and limiting their bathing after tests found...