An influential General Assembly panel is recommending a dramatic reduction in jail sentences for drug offenses — part of a plan to imprison thousands fewer people and use the savings to help others stay out of jail.
Maryland could save about $247 million over 10 years and cut its prison population by almost 4,000 if it adopts a series of reforms under consideration by a high-profile commission, researchers told the panel Wednesday.
Adrienne Miranda, a Lutherville woman whose son was killed in a construction site incident in 2006, has written a self-published book and is doing signings at local bookstores. Miranda contends her son was murdered. The case is classified as a homicide by the state medical examiner's office, and was the subject of a Sun story in 2011. No one was ever charged, but Miranda is still fighting for "justice."
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson will unveil plans Thursday to equip county police officers with body cameras, according to officials who were briefed on the plans.
Now that former Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck has been sentenced in Delaware for the sexual assault of a teenage boy, Baltimore County State Attorney Scott Shellenberger says he will re-examine allegations involving her in Baltimore County.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday defended the Baltimore Police Department's widespread use of a secret cellphone surveillance device that allows officers to track criminals by sweeping up neighborhood phone signals, echoing police claims the program is limited in the type of data it collects.
Lawmakers raised new questions Thursday following revelations that Baltimore Police made widespread use of a controversial cell phone surveillance device that for years they have been bound by the FBI from discussing.
Several years ago when opponents of the death penalty were making their case for repeal, we constantly heard the refrain that "life without parole" is a sufficiently tough sentence. This year the assault on eliminating life without parole has begun.
Two University of Maryland-Baltimore County students have been expelled for violating the student code of conduct, following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault of another student in August, school officials confirmed.
A Baltimore anesthesiologist who made national news as "The New Doctor Death" held the hands of six elderly Marylanders as they asphyxiated themselves with helium and then covered up their suicides, officials said in a state order they filed this month to strip him of his medical license.
So-called sexting among teens — a practice considered by some experts to be a normal part of adolescence — is a vexing issue for law enforcement officials. Even after new laws outlawing "revenge porn" and "cyberbullying," sexting is difficult to prosecute not only because youth are involved but also because it's not necessarily illegal.
With two months left in office, Gov. Martin O'Malley has asked to meet with at least two families whose loved ones were killed by men on Maryland's death row — a move that may signal the governor is poised to take action on death penalty cases.
Political professionals say most people know whom they choose between Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan – if they actually bother to go to the polls. It's getting the may-not-bother people to show up that's the key to victory for either campaign for governor, experts say.
Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger is featured in a new radio ad supporting Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial run, as Democrats try to win over county voters in the final stretch before Election Day.
Despite contradictions and unanswered questions plaguing Maryland's marijuana decriminalization law, scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, police plan to do what they can to enforce the new regulations and prosecutors hope the coming legislative session will offer the opportunity for clarification.