| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Debbie Venetz heard the doorbell ring and saw those familiar Army boots as she peeked through the window onto her front steps.
Her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz, was back from Afghanistan, in time for their daughter's seventh birthday party the...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A spike in overdoses from heroin and prescription drug use in Virginia is prompting calls for action.
More than 800 Virginians died from drug overdoses in 2012, according to data from the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The data is...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:16 PM
DENVER (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force Academy's superintendent ordered an investigation into the school's athletic programs on Sunday amid reports of sexual assaults, drug use and academic cheating, primarily among football players at the elite...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: I respectfully disagree with your editorial. Rather than back up and fix a medical marijuana mess almost two decades late, California legislators need to move forward and fully legalize marijuana. ("In California, a way out of the medical...
| Nov 17, 2013
Kedrick Tooles watched as others in the auditorium were handcuffed.
Was he next?
Did he miss a phone call? Was there a traffic violation?
"The smallest thing will get you locked up," the Annapolis man said.
Tooles was at the mandatory probation meeting as...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As we reported Sunday, the five-year-old Violence Prevention Initiative, a state program that began in 2007, employs a formula devised by a University of Pennsylvania statistician. It's part of a new emphasis on using analysis of sophisticated data...
| Dec 20, 2013
As the owner of two sober homes in the county, Tim Weber often hears stories from young men who are addicted to heroin.
Many of them tell Weber, who has been in recovery from the drug for 10 years, stories of becoming addicted to prescription drugs,...
| May 21, 2014
In 2013, county law enforcement agencies and Carroll County Public Schools discontinued the use of the D.A.R.E. program to educate students on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
The school system instead began the Adopt-a-School Program, a...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson testified Wednesday that she had used cocaine a number of times, but "The Taste" judge insisted that labeling her a drug addict would be "absolutely ridiculous."
According to Court News UK, Lawson, testifying in the fraud...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Jordan Filler hardly fit the stereotype of a heroin addict.
Right up until he died of an overdose in January, the 23-year-old was an avid skier, an exercise fanatic, a health-food enthusiast — and plenty of other things that fly in the face of most...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Enjoy the All-Star Game.
Because when Tuesday's celebration of baseball's superstars is over, the process of suspending some of those same players for drug use will resume. It figures to be a slow, painful ordeal — one that could disrupt the...