A Baltimore Fire Department division developed to boost recruitment among black city residents and combat racial tensions within its ranks is set to be eliminated in a planned round of budget cutbacks.
NAACP employees were going through the mail Thursday at their national headquarters in Baltimore when they found a strange-looking letter. It bore no return address and a Memphis postmark like the ones on two letters to government officials this week that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin.
By By Justin George and Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun
Workers were ordered out of the Baltimore building that hosts the national headquarters of the NAACP , after authorities received reports of a "suspicious letter," but the letter was later determined to be harmless.
By By Justin George and Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun
The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and among the winners was "Devil in the Grove," a non-fiction account of the work of Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native, for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. As we all know, Marshall went on to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice. the winners:
Maryland legislators will begin the session's final day Monday having already passed an array of landmark legislation — repealing the state's death penalty, adopting one of the nation's toughest gun laws, raising the gas tax for the first time in two decades and signing off on a $1 billion plan to rebuild Baltimore's crumbling schools. In the process, the General Assembly gave Gov. Martin O'Malley virtually everything he sought.
As the Maryland Senate voted Tuesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, advocates for legalizing the drug saw an opening move in a multi-year effort to make it completely legal.
The House of Delegates moved closer to abolishing Maryland's death penalty Wednesday night as it rejected changes that attempted to turn Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill into something less than full repeal.
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.
Charles Nelson Wells, a retired owner of a printing firm and a World War II veteran later honored for his service with a Congressional Gold Medal, died of a blood disorder Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital. He was 87 and lived in Lochearn.
Sun Newsmaker Forum features a debate on the effort to repeal Maryland's death penalty. The interactive discussion will feature national NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous and Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger.
Nova A. Scott, a retired city public schools educator who later served as the first African-American commissioner of the Howard County Commission on Aging, died Wednesday from complications of an infection at Howard County General Hospital. She was 86.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled recently that state police personnel files are not completely off-limits under the Maryland Public Information Act, a finding that could broaden access to a whole range of information, experts say.
The protracted effort to add elected representation to Baltimore County's school board continued Thursday at a meeting of the county's senate delegation, and despite some opposition, proponents for the bill remain optimistic change can come this year.