| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The big shootings still find their own awful way of hitting him.
When he heard about the massacre of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, Tom Mauser fled to his office and cried.
Two Saturdays ago, Mauser was at home when his wife,...
| Sep 28, 2014
A large armored vehicle that in recent years patrolled the battlefields of the Middle East now stands at the ready in York County.
Once used to help American troops avoid getting killed or maimed by roadside bombs, the imposing vehicle was turned over...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:06 PM
For an artist, inspiration can strike anywhere. For David Scanavino, it was a trip back to his alma mater, Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. He graduated two years before the 1999 massacre and visited the campus after the tragedy to reconnect with...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:38 PM
A 19-year-old Bucks County man is one of the latest Yik Yak social media users to be arrested for allegedly posting a message threatening school violence on a mobile app that has risen in popularity because of its ability to post anonymous messages....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In 2013, I retired as the Commander of the Maryland State Police Licensing Division. Before that, I ran the Maryland State Police Firearms Enforcement Section and the Gang Enforcement Unit. I was also a homicide investigator, drug investigator and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Mass shootings have occurred in the United States with increasing frequency over the past 14 years, with 486 people killed in 160 incidents, according to an FBI analysis released on Wednesday.
There were an average of 16.4 active-shooter incidents...
| May 18, 2014
| 5:21 PM
It was a riveting simulation of tragic events that in recent years have become all too real.
That was the aim of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, which on Sunday morning sponsored the training exercise, "Westfield Annapolis Mall Active Shooter,...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Nearly four months after two employees were shot and killed, the skate apparel and accessory shop Zumiez reopened on Monday in The Mall in Columbia.
The store has been closed since Jan. 25, the day Darion Aguilar, 19, gunned down two store employees...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will hold auditions for the Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli play, "columbinus", on May 17-18, 2014.
Audition Dates and Times:
Saturday, May 17, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Given that some sort of horrific, headline-grabbing school shooting now occurs in the United States at a rate of once a week, it's hard to argue against the idea that gun violence is as much a national pastime as baseball. Unlike baseball, however, the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Two 12-year-old girls have been charged with repeatedly stabbing their middle school classmate in a wooded park near Milwaukee, a shocking attack allegedly influenced by a fascination with a fictional pop culture character.
It’s happened before....