In 4-inch gold heels, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake led a public safety walk Monday night through the McElderry Park neighborhood, trailed by residents, community leaders and activists chanting slogans of peace.
On the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, which secured the union and promised a new birth of freedom, have we given away in the name of security the promise of a government of the people, for the people and by the people?
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, making her most extensive comments on the wave of violence that has shaken the city, said Wednesday that she was "sad about the state of our community" and pleaded with residents to help detectives solve cases. Mayor, council members take on shootings
A man has succeeded in forcing the state to remove his name from its sex offender database after years of litigation, prompting advocates for more-forgiving sex offender laws to lobby for hundreds of others with similar circumstances to get off the registry, too.
Chief James S. Clack, who has led the Baltimore Fire Department through five years of budget cuts spanning two mayoral administrations and overseen a shift in the department to address expanding demands on its medical units, announced Friday that he is stepping down.
Since emerging as regional power players in 2006, BGF members have extended their reach and influence well beyond Baltimore's limits. Records show gang members have had access to marijuana and the ability to intimidate non-gang-affiliated inmates in corrections facilities outside the city, as well.
Col. Phil Kasten, Chief Deputy of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, announced his candidacy Wednesday for Sheriff, nearly two weeks after Sheriff Ken Tregoning said he would not run for reelection in 2014.
Harford County's fire and emergency medical companies and the county government are digging in and planning their own responses in the escalating battle between a union that won recognition rights for paid medics last year and about 20 employees who have refused to join the union.
A month after a federal indictment alleged widespread corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday announced a new task force charged with pushing the inquisition further.
Corrections officials are investigating whether an inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been using a contraband cellphone to post photos and updates on Facebook and Instagram online accounts.
An Aberdeen Fire Department EMS crew locked itself in its ambulance Tuesday night when it arrived on the scene of an emergency call in Perryman and encountered a large fight, prompting questions the about the safety of first responders in what two knowledgeable public safety officials concede is a changing county.
With the state corrections system already under scrutiny, the Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved a $40,000 settlement with a former inmate of the Baltimore jail who claimed he was assaulted by gang members for not assisting with a drug dealing operation.
Three Harford County fire and EMS companies are asking for more funding from the county government so they can potentially double the size of their ambulance crews, the county's public safety commission chairman Tony Bennett said Monday.
As critics of Gov. Martin O'Malley sensed a new political vulnerability, he insisted Tuesday that last week's indictment of 25 inmates and correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center was "a positive achievement" in Maryland's fight against violent gangs.
With the pension system for City Hall workers facing nearly $700 million in unfunded liabilities, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is introducing legislation Monday that would require employees to start contributing some of their salaries to the fund.
State corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard has moved his office to the Baltimore City Detention Center to directly oversee a sweeping review of the jail's leadership and staff, including polygraph tests of top administrators and integrity reviews of every employee, a department spokesman said Friday.
Members of Baltimore's fire and police pension board are questioning whether one of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's top aides should remain part of the more lucrative pension system that covers sworn public safety officers.
Allegations that a cabal of Black Guerrilla Family gang members effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center have prompted a rare out-of-session legislative hearing on the state's prison system.
Maryland lawmakers called Wednesday for a sweeping inquiry into the state's prison system, amid allegations that a gang effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center, orchestrating crimes from behind bars and impregnating female correctional officers who helped smuggle in contraband.
By By Ian Duncan and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday unanimously approved $285,000 for city police to hire a Massachusetts-based consultant — the highest of five bidders — to recommend how the department should be run.