On the one year anniversary of the Newtown schoolhouse massacre, dozens of people stood in a Baltimore church and solemnly shook bells, an audible symbol of their desire to make noise about the issue of gun violence in America.
By By Carrie Wells and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
Nelson Mandela's death has prompted many to reflect on how his words and brave actions would inspire them in their own efforts to fight racial inequality and to repeal the death penalty, which Mandela himself once faced.
Del. Heather R. Mizeur said Wednesday that she has chosen the Rev. Delman Coates — the pastor of a large church in Prince George's County — as her running mate in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique and, at worst, insubordinate."
It was perfect weather, and 60,983 voters, 73.78 percent, cast a ballot in the presidential election that also included races for some local offices. Harford also voted narrowly voted to uphold the state's gun ban, helping the measure to win statewide.
A former Howard County fire officer is suing in federal court to get his job back, alleging that the county violated his constitutional rights by firing him for his personal Facebook posts and responses involving gun control, free speech, "liberal" politics and remarks the county considered racially insensitive.
Founded on $1.2 million in state funding provided under the gun-control legislation that took effect this month, new Maryland center aims to target psychosis in a fresh way: By identifying it in the earliest stages and providing support before symptoms can spiral out of control.
Maryland gun dealers have sold more firearms in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011 and 2012 combined, the state police said Wednesday. Buyers have applied to purchase 117,009 guns this year as state lawmakers debated and enacted some of the toughest new gun laws in the country.
Attorneys for the state argued Monday that Maryland's sweeping new gun law should take effect Tuesday as planned, telling a federal court that the gun-rights advocates seeking to halt it should have lodged their objections months ago.
It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you.
Gun rights advocates said Thursday that they had filed a federal lawsuit to block Maryland's new gun-control laws from going into effect next week, arguing restrictions on assault weapons and large magazines infringe on their constitutional rights.
By By Erin Cox and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun
Dale Bowman, 71, who has owned his Darlington gun shop for nearly two decades, said Maryland's latest wave of gun control laws, set to go into effect Oct. 1, will push his normally faithful clientele to out-of-state shops. He said Maryland's stricter gun control laws may impact his businesses' economic security.
As Baltimore County police replace nearly 2,000 service weapons, they won't allow the old ones to be sold in gun shops — a decision that will prevent firearms from entering the open market but could triple the agency's cost.