The 38-year-old Laurel man accused of gunning down five employees of The Capital on Thursday swore a “legal oath” in court documents to kill a writer for the Annapolis newspaper. Yet he legally purchased the pump-action shotgun he allegedly used in the rampage, authorities said Friday.
Hours after his campaign launched its first general election campaign attack ad Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan said he thinks his race against Democrat Ben Jealous will “come down to whether people are happy with the direction the state is heading.”
With thousands of provisional ballots uncounted across Maryland, key races — including the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive and hotly contested state legislative races — are undecided.
Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous won Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, promising to deliver a progressive agenda that makes college free, legalizes marijuana and raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Baltimore’s City Council on Monday cast unanimous voters in favor of three charter amendments that would go before voters in the November general election, including the public financing of campaigns, the creation of a racial equity fund, and making the inspector general independent of the mayor.
Maryland gubernatorial candidate Krish Vignarajah on Thursday inspected the wreckage of the deadly flash flood that destroyed Ellicott City last month and laid out an ambitious plan to try to prevent another disaster.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh spent the weekend in Boston at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, where she has been named chairwoman of a task force on the U.S. Census that is fighting against a Trump administration plan to ask whether respondents are in the country illegally.
Democrats in deep blue Maryland like Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, even though they don't believe he has changed the state for the better, a new poll for the Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore shows.
A new Baltimore Sun-University of Baltimore poll has found that with less than three weeks until the Democratic primary election for governor, two candidates have broken away from the crowded pack, though a huge swath of voters are undecided and haven't been paying attention to the race.
With early voting starting next week, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby on Thursday is scheduled to face challengers Ivan Bates and Thiru Vignarajah in the first debate of their race to be the city’s top prosecutor.
State Sen. Jill P. Carter, 53, the daughter of renowned civil rights leader Walter P. Carter, has been the subject of negative online ads from her challenger, J.D. Merrill, 27, the son-in-law of former Gov. Martin O’Malley.
The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Catherine Pugh, is slated on Wednesday to approve using $4 million in speed camera fines — which came in on top of the $8 million that was budgeted — to help pay for unfunded overtime expenses in the fire department.
An ongoing review by the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s office has whittled down the number of cases affected by the police department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force from nearly 3,000 to about 1,700, Marilyn J. Mosby told the City Council on Monday night.
The Maryland State Board of Elections says Maryland gubernatorial candidate Krish Vignarajah and Baltimore State’s Attorney candidate Thiru Vignarajah have resolved issues concerning personal loans they made to boost their fundraising efforts.
After Ellicott City suffered the deadly and devastating flash flood of 2016, the Howard County government commissioned an engineering study to determine how much it would cost to make the historic mill town safer. The answer: A lot.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is in Puerto Rico through an Open Society Foundations program that pairs mainland mayors with their counterparts on the island to support rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria caused severe damage there.
Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen on Wednesday kicked off a second year of the “This is Working” summer jobs program in which businesses in his Southeast Baltimore district provide employment for students.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford will report Tuesday that they raised more than $1 million in about a month this spring, bringing their campaign cash more than $9 million — far more than their Democratic challengers.
In the first televised debate of election season, eight Democrats running for Maryland governor swiped at popular Republican incumbent Larry Hogan, but highlighted their differences on whether they would raise taxes if elected.
“These debates should come with a viewer warning message; ‘Be advised prolonged exposure will result in extreme boredom and likely deep sleep,’” Maryland Republican Party Chairman Dirk Haire said in a news release.
Maryland Sen. Richard S. Madaleno is many things in addition to being a budget expert: Stalwart liberal. Political insider. Fierce Hogan critic. Maryland’s first openly gay state senator. But there’s one thing he is not: Widely known outside his home county of Montgomery.
Advocates who want increased funding for Maryland’s historically black colleges and universties took the fight to Attorney General Brian Frosh's office Friday, urging Democratic primary voters to write in “HBCU” rather than vote for Frosh next month.
Some lawmakers in Baltimore have begun voicing concerns about the federal tax charges against Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, breaking with the mayor and joining the police union in saying De Sousa’s apology for his failings was not enough.
Lawyer Jim Shea, the former chairman of the state’s largest law firm, on Friday became the second candidate for Maryland governor to release his tax returns — reporting that he has both earned millions in income and paid millions in taxes in recent years.
Baltimore’s spending panel on Wednesday approved a $9 million settlement with a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 20 years in prison before DNA evidence cleared his name a decade ago.
Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen plans to introduce legislation Monday that would tighten restrictions on lobbyists in Baltimore and require the ethics board post lobbying disclosure forms online for the public to view.
For years, capable opponents have tried to unseat North Baltimore’s powerful state Sen. Joan Carter Conway, who has held office for more than two decades. None — including City Councilman Bill Henry — have come close. But Del. Mary Washington thinks this year will be different.
With less than 10 weeks to go until the June 26 primary election, leading candidates for Maryland governor are hitting the forum circuit hard. Last night, seven Democrats and one Green Party member were in front of a packed crowd at the Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore.
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are planning to introduce legislation Wednesday that would require $10 billion a year in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis.