About 20 police officers from across the state have been enlisted to help the Maryland State Police complete tens of thousands of background checks for gun buyers that have been languishing for several months.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that the state is mustering all necessary resources to complete the tens of thousands of background checks for gun buyers by Oct. 1, when Maryland's new gun law takes effect.
A 43-year-old man was found dead in his home in Parkton on Monday night after allegedly assaulting three family members — including both of his parents with a metal pipe — and then barricading himself inside with a rifle, Baltimore County Police said.
The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains "our great unfinished business."
Gov. Martin O'Malley used a brief speech as part of Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to tie the civil rights movement to a wide range of domestic policy issues, from gun control and immigration to education, gay marriage and the economy.
Maryland gun dealers released more than two dozen firearms to people barred from owning guns because of their criminal records — a consequence of the state's inability to keep up with background checks, officials said Thursday.
State Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a veteran Montgomery County Democrat known for his work on gun laws and the environment, announced his candidacy for attorney general Tuesday, saying he wants to be "the people's lawyer."
A Laurel man was sentenced to 16 years in prison in Howard County Circuit Court this week in the attempted armed carjacking of a clergyman last summer, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Monday at a West Baltimore bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue, picking a spot of significance to African-American history as she offered support for Brown's bid to become Maryland's first black governor.
Hospitals and other health care interests spent more than $3.6 million on lobbying in Maryland the first half of the year, more than any other industry, according to an analysis by Common Cause Maryland.