The Johns Hopkins University wants its own police department to address rising concerns about crime around its campuses. It would become the first private school in the state to have such a force and the idea is meeting with opposition.
Del. Talmadge Branch, whose grandson was killed in a shooting last year, has proposed Maryland invest $3.6 million in Baltimore's Safe Streets program. The program has shown to be effective at reducing shootings and homicides in McElderry Park and other neighborhoods.
Workers in state hospitals and their union say a Thanksgiving riot at Springfield Hospital Center is only the most recent illustration of the dangers state employees face in Maryland health facilities.
Across from the Sykesville-Freedom District Volunteer Fire Department, tucked behind a row of trees, is a building called the Patterson House. Built in the early 1910s, it's a brick building with white detailing. Behind the building lies the campus of Springfield Hospital Center. The hospital once spanned 1,300 acres in Sykesville with about 4,000 patients.
As he looks ahead to a possible run for president, former Gov. Martin O'Malley is drawing heavily on the past — suggesting to voters that his record in Maryland and Baltimore would influence his approach to the White House. Here's a deeper look at some of the claims O'Malley is making on the trail, and the context behind them.