| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:11 PM
During its three-year run, Baltimore's Grand Prix IndyCar race cost the city about $1.4 million in increased staffing, overtime and related expenses.
City officials disclosed the staffing costs in response to a Maryland Public Information Act request...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Marylanders who signed up for coverage through the state's new health insurance exchange did so under the condition that their information could be shared with law enforcement.
The policy sparked debate in the conservative blogosphere after the Weekly...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's announcement of his selection of a running mate in next year's gubernatorial election — the well-qualified Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince George's County — is being overshadowed by a report over the weekend...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:34 AM
In Baltimore schools, the cost of doing business can often be found on a plate — eggs Benedict or a French-toast buffet for breakfast, crab cakes or beef Wellington for lunch, and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert.
The school district...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
When it comes to accessing public information, the Free State isn't all that free. The law requires state and local government agencies to make records of all kinds available to the public, and although it is allowed certain exceptions, the government...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Authorities from Baltimore and Howard counties entered a Reisterstown home using a "no-knock" warrant before a resident attacked an officer with a sword last year, according to newly released police records. An officer fought back, fatally shooting the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Two officers have been given awards for valor by the Baltimore County Police Foundation for their role in an incident in which one shot and killed a Texas man allegedly involved in a Dundalk burglary.
North Point Precinct officers Jacob T. Heins, a 12-...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:48 AM
The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O'Malley's BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around the corner.
He and top advisers traded messages that touched on three referendum questions, all approved by...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:21 PM
"In the name of my savior, I pray," is how one Carroll County commissioner concluded his prayer to open a recent meeting of the county's governing board.
Now two county residents are asking a federal judge to end what they say is the board's regular...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Crying as she testified, a former scheduler for Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold told a judge Friday that she emptied her boss' urinary catheter bag several times during the workday and went along with planting signs for his 2010 re-...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Maryland's highest court has ruled that the state police must give the NAACP access to internal affairs files on racial profiling complaints.
The civil rights group had requested the documents under the Maryland Public Information Act but the police...