Melissa Blessing a Public Safety Dispatcher III and Training Specialist with the Harford County Department of Emergency Services has received the first-ever "Above and Beyond the Call" award for the department. Ms. Blessing, a fourteen year veteran of the Department was nominated by Robert B. Thomas, Jr., Coordinator of Community Outreach.
Last week, Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III introduced his capital and operating budgets for fiscal year 2015, which total $3.41 billion and include increased funds for education while reducing operational costs in other departments.
Despite the winter weather that left about four to six-inches of snow in Westminster, Carroll County commissioners joined public safety personnel Tuesday for the groundbreaking of a new $4 million public safety training center.
Havre de Grace's annual Mardi Gras parade fell victim to the snowstorm that came through Harford Monday morning. The parade will tentatively still be held on Friday, but the crowds will not be celebrating in downtown Havre de Grace on the actual day of "Fat Tuesday."
Morgan Lane Arnold's bedroom at her mother's house was painted pink and lilac, with white unicorns prancing in a border that ran along the walls. Even at 14, she still believed in unicorns, her mother said.
January 25, nine shotgun blasts rang through crowded passageways inside The Mall in Columbia. In seconds, three lives were claimed, and Howard County joined Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo. and too many others on a grim list of places where a sense of security has been ripped away by gun violence.
Advocates for immigrants who are being deported under a federal program called Secure Communities are pressing to change a patchwork of local law enforcement policies across the country that treat immigrants in some places differently than others.
Gov. Martin O'Malley raised questions Tuesday about a controversial immigration program called Secure Communities and demanded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security explain why officials are deporting a higher share of non-criminals from Maryland than most other states.
More than 40 percent of immigrants deported from Maryland under a federal program called Secure Communities have no prior criminal record — a share that puts the state among the top five in the nation for such deportations, an analysis by The Baltimore Sun shows. By contrast, just 12 percent of immigrants deported from Texas under the program have no record.
Shortly after Darion Marcus Aguilar shot and killed two Zumiez employees, before killing himself, at the Mall in Columbia on Jan. 25, Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn was quick to act, taking to social media to keep residents and media outlets informed. Llewellyn and the rest of the police department's public information office continued to rely heavily on social media, Twitter and Facebook, throughout the investigation.
In his final State of the County speech, Harford County Executive David Craig reminded residents of his 8 1/2-year legacy of building schools, improving public safety and saving taxpayer dollars by making government leaner.
The room was packed in the basement of the Bloomsbury Community Center in Catonsville as Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz discussed public education, public safety and reinvesting in public infrastructure with a crowd of about 50 over coffee and doughnuts.
The family of a Marine veteran killed outside a Baltimore nightclub by an off-duty police officer in June of 2010 will receive a $200,000 settlement from the city in a lawsuit claiming that the officer should have been removed previously from the force.
Some suspects will go free within the day, while others will likely sit in jail until their day in court. But that distinction often has less to do with the size of their bail than their ability to pay it.
Bishop Lee Robinson, the city's first African-American police commissioner who began his 50-year career in law enforcement with the Baltimore Park Police, died Monday of dementia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 86 and lived in Homeland.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
In downtown Towson, an increasingly vibrant area where criminal activity seems to take on greater meaning than elsewhere in the county, a dedicated Citizens on Patrol group now hopes to contribute to that successful collaboration.
Baltimore County's homicide rate hits historic low with 19, the lowest since 1976, Police Chief Jim Johnson announced Friday. In addition the county's homicide clearance rate, which was featured in a September 2013 Department of Justice study as a model for other departments to follow.
The 17-year-old who fought with tactical officer Jason Schneider when he was fatally shot by another man during a Catonsville raid in August will be tried as an adult for illegal handgun possession charges.
Baltimore plans to pay its speed camera vendor $600,000 to end a troubled relationship that has left the city's once lucrative automated enforcement program offline since April and some members of the City Council questioning whether it's time to pull the plug altogether.
A bill before the Baltimore County Council would increase fines for animal cruelty and make changes to the way the county handles animal complaints, but a lawyer said Tuesday that it could be unconstitutional.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wants to stop sending officers out on low-priority 911 calls, expand foot patrols and create a unit focused on investigating incidents in which police use force.
By By Justin George, Justin Fenton and Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun
Harford County 911 dispatchers with the Department of Emergency Services, recently assisted with an Abingdon family's childbirth. Aubree Mae Kulaga was born at 7:59 a.m. on November 7 following a call to the 911 Center at 7:52 a.m.