State lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are considering legislation that would regulate police surveillance programs — and require public disclosure — after the Baltimore Police Department ran a secret aerial surveillance program over the city for months.
A high-ranking official in the Baltimore police union with a history of making controversial statements — and getting disciplined for it — has once again landed in hot water, after suggesting protesters of a Maryland Fraternal Order of Police conference at the Inner Harber on Sunday were "thugs" involved in violence.
A four-day conference of Maryland's Fraternal Order of Police officially opens with a reception Sunday night. But those convening at the Hyatt in Baltimore were greeted first by protesters Sunday afternoon.
Korryn Gaines lived and died on social media. The many photos and videos that the Randallstown woman posted on Instagram and Facebook show a confident, happy young woman bursting with pride in her young children, her family and her sense of fashion.
Maryland's top health official told a Baltimore judge Tuesday that he erred in not seeking more money in this year's state budget to relieve a bed shortage that has prompted his department to turn away patients from his department's mental hospitals.
A 21-year-old Aberdeen man accused in Friday's early-morning fatal stabbing of a Baltimore woman has been ordered to have a psychological competency test. Andrew Sun Lee is being held without bail, charged with the death of Ericka Satterfield, 27, of Aberdeen.
The Harford County legislative delegation ended the 2016 General Assembly session Monday with the passage of a flurry of bills that will show the county and state's continued support for two slain Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies, allow alcohol to be served in local movie theaters and allow Harford Community College to obtain a license for alcohol sales during community events on campus.
The General Assembly agreed Monday to sweeping changes in Maryland's criminal justice policies, but failed to reach a deal that would have given residents their first major income tax break in nearly two decades.
Northrop Grumman Corp would receive millions over the next five years in an incentive pushed by the Hogan administration, on top of $20 million lawmakers already intend to award the defense contractor for staying in Maryland.
The Carroll County State's Attorney's Office held its second annual Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil at the church on Thursday at 7 p.m. to honor those who lost their lives to their battles with addiction and to spread a message about prevention in hopes there would be less people to remember next year.
Six lawyers who make regular appearances before the Harford County Liquor Control Board say changes are needed in the board's resident licensee rules, paperwork and personal appearance requirements and in the current setback laws regarding licensed alcoholic beverage establishments and schools.
Three years after Howard County's Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board denied a liquor license application for a proposed business on the second story of the Wegmans store in Columbia, a new entrepreneur is hoping to win the board's approval for a venture in the same spot.
The American Civil Liberties Union announced a lawsuit against the National Security Agency on Tuesday, alleging what it calls "mass Internet spying" on Americans international emails, communications and other online activity.
It was a typical winter morning on the Twitter feed of Eastern Shore television station WBOC: a stream of messages about snowfall and a reminder to download the station's weather app for the latest updates.
Harford County and the State of Maryland have agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Jarrettsville man who was injured during a 2013 high speed chase involving Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies.
A second patient at a Western Maryland urgent care center is accusing Dr. William Dando, a former Catonsville family practitioner, of sexually assaulting her, according to a lawsuit filed in Allegany County.
A Westminster woman who sold fake controlled dangerous substances to an undercover police officer entered a plea agreement Tuesday and was sentenced to serve five years in prison with all but 18 months suspended.
As long as judges continue to maintain that they must accept the accusations against defendants as true at pretrial release hearings, defendants who might have been released after a fair hearing will instead be detained for weeks, months or years awaiting trial.
Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a popular prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose 18 month struggle with acute myeloid leukemia whose blog posts served as an inspiration to others, died Friday of the disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 31.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
A veteran defense attorney running an independent campaign for Baltimore state's attorney was dealt a significant setback Friday when city elections officials determined he did not collect enough signatures to appear on the November ballot.
Relatives of a 10-year-old disabled foster child who died at an Anne Arundel County group home last month and the guardian of another resident whose inadequate care there led to a serious illness have filed notice that they will sue the state for failing to supervise the facility's management company.
A federal court ordered the Carroll County Board of Commissioners Wednesday to produce documents requested by the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the commissioners' public meeting prayer practices.
By By Christian Alexandersen and Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the Inner Harbor Thursday evening to protest police misconduct and brutality and stand in solidarity with residents of Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old has sparked days of civil unrest.
In Baltimore, the vast majority of charges either are dismissed, result in the state's attorney declining to prosecute, or are indefinitely postponed by the courts. In 2013, only 17 percent of criminal cases in city district court resulted in convictions. And yet, the public record continues to reflect the original charges for the overwhelming majority who, in the eyes of the legal system, are innocent.
By By David L. Warnock and William H. Murphy and Jr.
Construction is proceeding on a $180 million expansion of Columbia Gas Transmission's natural gas pipeline network in Harford County as legal representatives for the company and Fallston-area landowners determine procedures to compensate the owners of property obtained to build the pipeline.
A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge ordered an absentee Baltimore landlord to clean up about 50 blighted properties within 90 days, the first ruling since the law was amended two years ago to make it easier for community groups to sue the owners of problem properties.