| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Lost amid our gloom and doom over the tea partiers' nonsensical, reactionary effort to bring down effective government in Washington is this happy local counterweight: 2013 has been an incredibly fruitful year for the forces of forward-thinking government...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The Benson Post Office was robbed Saturday morning by a man who fired at a Good Samaritan as he followed the robber getting away, according to Maryland State Police.
At about 9:41 a.m., troopers from the Bel Air Barrack of the Maryland State Police...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has recently made the case for beefing up law enforcement to battle this year's rise in crime, including in an op-ed in The Sun. "So long as levels of enforcement continue to decline," he argued, "shootings and homicides will continue...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:46 PM
A Maryland state trooper was listed in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being struck by a car early Sunday morning in Pasadena.
The trooper, Jacqueline A. Kline, has a serious head injury that could keep her in the hospital...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Charles Neal Mauck, 26, of the 100 block of Poplar Hill Road, was charged Sunday with drug possession other than marijuana.
Aberdeen police report:
Joy Shontel Perry, 24, of the 5500 block of Cadillac Avenue in Gwynn Oak, was charged Monday...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A federal judge rejected requests Tuesday to block Maryland's new ban on the sale of assault rifles and to prevent enforcement of a new handgun licensing program.
In denying a temporary restraining order, U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake said the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:45 AM
When the Maryland Firearm Safety Act goes into effect tomorrow, it will close a gaping hole in our gun violence prevention efforts by requiring firearm purchasers to provide their fingerprints to law enforcement. In the five other states where this policy...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Perhaps the ultimate tribute to the strong and well considered gun control measures that go into effect in Maryland tomorrow is the tepid challenge gun rights advocates have made to them. Months after announcing that they would not seek to petition the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Attorneys for the state argued Monday that Maryland's sweeping new gun law should take effect Tuesday as planned, telling a federal court that the gun-rights advocates seeking to halt it should have lodged their objections months ago.
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Ryan Supplee recalled being extremely nervous the first time he met his girlfriend's father, a former Maryland State Police trooper who also served as a civilian police officer in Iraq.
Supplee recalled thinking to himself: "She's [his girlfriend]...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Gun rights advocates filed a second lawsuit Friday against Maryland's strict new gun law, arguing that the state will not be able to implement new handgun requirements quickly enough to honor citizens's right to bear arms.
The suit points to the current...