Accused sexual predators who claim their victims consented to sex will now face the possibility that evidence of their past behavior can be presented against them at trial under legislation passed Wednesday by the Maryland General Assembly.
Baltimore County senators got an up-close view of the rift on their local school board Monday as its chairman and a member gave different views of system a week after former Superintendent Dallas Dance pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
Across the state, dozens of inmates convicted of violent crimes — carjackings, shootings and attempted murder — are using a state law intended to help addicted offenders get drug treatment to win early release.
Baltimore County school officials said Monday they don’t believe their contracting with outside businesses was compromised despite the conviction of a high ranking school system employee, who pleaded guilty to bribery-related charges.
Baltimore County residents interested in running for the first-ever school board election this year may have to file their paperwork sooner than the Feb. 27 deadline to satisfy financial disclosure requirements.
A group of lawmakers charged with hammering out a compromise on a bill to ban the carrying of guns on college campuses deadlocked Monday over whether to make a violation of the law a criminal offense or a civil one.
The off-track betting parlor at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, which caused an uproar in Timonium when plans were revealed this year, is now the fourth such all-year site in the state and a favorite of bettors who favor a "more laid-back" environment.
The Maryland Jockey Club plans to open a horse racing simulcasting and off-track betting facility at the state fairgrounds in Timonium next week, angering elected officials and community leaders who say they were caught off-guard by the plan.
Baltimore County land preservation advocates last week issued a call to action for 2016 on the county and state levels. The Baltimore County Land Trust Alliance, with an office in the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture, in Cockeysville, sponsored the Dec. 2 meeting at which state and county officials supported an agenda that focused on land acquisition and increased funding.
Gov. Larry Hogan's campaign pledge to repeal Maryland's so-called "rain tax" got a Senate hearing Tuesday, where a Republican county executive, a parade of business owners, and even one Democratic senator called the mandatory pollution cleanup fees unfair, burdensome and unnecessary.
Sen. James Brochin, a Baltimore County Democrat known for his independent stands, is sponsoring legislation loved and hated by environmentalists. One bill would repeal the storm-water management fees meant to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay, while the other bill would ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Maryland because of concerns about pollution and health and safety from the drilling techniques.
Convicted double murderer John Booth-El died in prison last weekend, but a thorny debate has outlived him: what should happen to the four other death row inmates in legal limbo after the repeal of the Maryland's capital punishment law?
The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature.
Transgender people and their advocates urged a panel of senators Tuesday to help make Maryland the 18th state to protect them from discrimination in housing, at work and in public places. Lawmakers have considered expanding anti-discrimination laws to include transgender people every year since 2007. But advocates say changing attitudes and a groundswell of high-profile support make 2014's debate different.
Baltimore officials announced Tuesday they have suspended the city's troubled speed camera program amid fresh reports of erroneous tickets, this time involving a new multimillion-dollar camera network. The Baltimore Sun found that one of those new cameras has been issuing invalid tickets to motorists on The Alameda, apparently because the camera was programmed with the wrong speed limit.
Police could pull you over for talking on a hand-held phone while driving. Some patients could legally use marijuana. And veterans would get a new assist in getting jobs under legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly on its final day.
The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee approved Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to end capital punishment.