A 14-year-old girl was being held without bail after being arrested over the weekend and charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder in connection with a serious stabbing in Southwest Baltimore.
It was a decade ago that Michael Phelps visited several local high schools to warn students against underage drinking in the wake of his first drunk-driving guilty plea. Now the most decorated Olympian ever faces drunk-driving charges again, is entering a treatment program and won't participate in the next world championship.
As long as the investment in communities and those neighborhood non-profits devoting their resources to youth development remains a low budget priority, we're unlikely to make any significant inroads in tackling juvenile crime and a host of other social problems.
Carol Elizabeth Hackney, who worked in agriculture management who had a Carroll County farm, died of stroke complications Aug. 29 at the Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville. The Eldersburg resident was 86.
On Sunday, Sept. 7, Chumbow, along with Oaklands Presbyterian Church in Laurel, hosted a panel discussion on human trafficking called "A Call to Action to End Human Slavery." The panel consisted of a mix of human trafficking survivors and human trafficking experts from across the nation. The goal of the event, which was held inside the church's chapel, was to raise awareness about the crime of human trafficking.
Four teens have been charged with arson and other charged in connection with a classroom fire at Deerfield Elementary School earlier this summer, Prince Georges' County fire officials announced this week.
Side by Side of Laurel, a faith-based nonprofit organization, which works to strengthen Prince George's County elementary schools in Laurel, is sponsoring a series of Great Start Program workshops this year in several schools in our community, including Montpelier, Deerfield Run and James Harrison elementary schools. The Maryland State Police and the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council sponsor the Watch Your Car program. This service is designed to help prevent car thefts and is free for
Baltimore law enforcement officials and child advocates have long questioned the efficacy and ethics of locking up juveniles accused of breaking the law, arguing it can doom them to a life of crime. Behind the scenes they have made a determined policy shift to release more juveniles, requiring some to check in daily and tracking others with GPS.
A coalition of youth advocates in Maryland is calling on state officials to improve services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender kids and young adults in schools, foster homes and detention centers across the state, saying those youth are being marginalized and bullied in spaces that should be safe for them.
Two juveniles were arrested Friday for allegedly intentionally setting an outside brush and trash fire in Westminster, according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
An attorney for a Howard County teenager accused of conspiring to kill her father said in court Wednesday that the girl was manipulated by her older boyfriend and that it would be unjust to try her as an adult.
A 21-year-old Baltimore man, convicted less than five years ago of murdering a 56-year-old man, has been arrested and charged with killing one man and wounding another last week in West Baltimore, police said.
The Maryland state school board voted this week to distribute a set of discipline guidelines intended to be a model for school systems as they move away from zero tolerance policies of the past two decades.