Law enforcement in Maryland is "unwittingly" being turned into a tool of the federal immigration authorities by agreeing to hold people wanted by Department of Homeland Security, the ACLU said Tuesday.
In the wake of a series of street robberies in Towson, Baltimore County Police have adjusted patrols and shifted resources toward downtown and the area around Towson University for the evening hours, a county police spokeswoman said Friday.
Councilman David Marks announced Thursday that a task force will examine short-term security improvements in the Towson community where one college student was stabbed multiple times Sunday night and a second was robbed at knifepoint Monday.
Maryland has been putting inmates on public service projects that offer job skills. Tuesday, state and local officials held a ribbon cutting to celebrate one such project — the completion of more than 200 new or rebuilt handicapped-accessible curbs in Westminster.
While city and county police departments do not designate official hours for trick or treat in Laurel, city officials have suggested that kids go out from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween. Laurel Police will have extra officers on patrol during those hours, and homeowners should turn on their outdoor or porch lights to indicate they are welcoming trick-or-treaters.
According to a news release, officers will be visible to residents and citizens to make sure children stay safe. Police will also be alert for vandalism, theft and destruction of property, in addition to conducting speed enforcement activities and monitoring drunk driving.
When Maryland Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller Jr. took the opportunity to announce that state Sen. Jim Robey would be the next Senate Majority Leader during a speech at a fundraiser for Del. Guy Guzzone last week, everyone in the room was the first to know.
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By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
Less than a week after proposing a sweeping change to government employees' health care in retirement, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has withdrawn her plan. Instead, the County Council will consider a proposal from Councilman Jamie Benoit.
The Baltimore Police Department reversed course Monday on a policy shift away from using its popular Twitter page to notify the public about shooting incidents, after news that "criminal on criminal" violence wouldn't be disseminated brought an outcry on social media.
William Ranaldo Brown Jr., the man shot dead by police as he stabbed his ex-girlfriend in Annapolis this month, was one of 2,100 convicted criminals participating in a strict probation program aimed at keeping track of the state's most violent offenders. The Violence Prevention Initiative, or VPI, was created in 2007 to keep close tabs on offenders who are violent and likely to commit more crimes.
The Board of Carroll County Commissioners unanimously approved allocating an additional $1.7 million toward a new public safety training center after initial estimates fell nearly 40 percent short of the actual cost.
Four Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center supervisors are being investigated after two detainees facing drug charges were wrongly released on Thursday and Friday, Maryland's correctional agency said.
The inmate's handwritten letter, addressed to a tier captain in the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, was crystal clear: Remove two specific corrections officers from the housing unit, or they would be violently attacked.
Maryland gun dealers released more than two dozen firearms to people barred from owning guns because of their criminal records — a consequence of the state's inability to keep up with background checks, officials said Thursday.
Members of the Harford County Public Safety Commission discussed focusing on policy issues rather than operational issues at their monthly meeting at the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company Thursday afternoon. In doing so, the commission was also told the county director of emergency services has his own group working on operational systems and concerns.
Thirteen inmates convicted of murder have been released from prison — and dozens more could be freed — after Maryland's highest court ruled that jurors had been given improper instructions in the decades-old cases.
An attorney for a 62-year-old Virginia woman who died recently of chronic liver disease said he will sue the state corrections system for allegedly failing to appropriately tend to her medical needs after she was arrested on animal cruelty charges.
AAA Mid-Atlantic today released a list of safety tips to help parents and care givers remember to never leave a child unattended in a car. Their advice comes on the heels of the heartbreaking death on Friday of a 16-month-old Baltimore County girl.
About 25 representatives from Harford County's various fire and EMS companies discussed Thursday how they might reorganize those services in the future, including the financial and legal responsibilities of the services.