Under a voluntary program the state Motor Vehicle Association launched Monday, June 13, Maryland drivers will be able select up to three emergency contacts that police can access through their electronic driving records in case of a serious or fatal accident.
The snowball is having quite the star turn. The otherwise humble treat has spent the better part of the last century winning hometown hearts but steering clear of any sort of gourmet or hipster imprimatur.
Anne Arundel is the most tax-averse county in the state, but County Executive John Leopold and a majority of the County Council agreed to a small hike in the property tax as part of a balanced approach to solving their budget woes.
There's no question that Maryland is due for a hefty increase in tolls. For many years, tolls here have remained cheap by national standards as the Maryland Transportation Authority put off the day it would have to deal with the realities of increased borrowing and an aging system.
Once again, it's been an interesting offseason for Chad Ochocinco, who is making the most of the NFL lockout by doing his untelevised take on "Shaq Vs." He played soccer with Sporting Kansas City. He is doing the bull riding thing this weekend. And he claims he wants to get in the ring with Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski, who said that he would consider taking time out of his busy boxing schedule to slap around Ochocinco for charity.
Last month's horrific crash that threw a 70-year-old off the Bay Bridge and killed him underscores the fact that long bridges and tunnels are especially dangerous place for drivers to be on less than their best behavior.
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the past four decades of Maryland history, died yesterday after a "do-it-now" career that included four terms as Baltimore mayor, two as the state's governor and two as comptroller.
Federal authorities who searched the towing company offices linked to an alleged kickback scheme in which 17 city police have been charged with corruption were seeking insurance files. It indicates that the probe may be broadening in scope.
The federal investigation involving more than a dozen Baltimore police officers charged with taking kickbacks in exchange for steering car accident victims to a single repair shop in Rosedale has now expanded to another state law enforcement agency.
By By Peter Hermann and Julie Scharper and The Baltimore Sun
Police officials say the Northeast District will make up for the loss of officers who were arrested or suspended by shifting members from a community stabilization unit to fill patrol cars in the area. Northeast's gain, however, may be Southeast Baltimore's loss.
By By Justin Fenton and Scott Calvert and The Baltimore Sun