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  • Girl, 17, dies after one of 3 Balto. shootings Tuesday morning

    A violent start to the year continued with three people shot on Baltimore's west side Tuesday morning, including a 17-year-old girl who died after she and a man were shot in an alley. Though the city started the year with almost 11 days without a gun...
  • Hopkins gun panel calls for universal background checks

    Hopkins gun panel calls for universal background checks
    Anyone seeking to purchase a gun — even those buying weapons at a show or through a private dealer — should be required to pass a background check through a national database, according to recommendations drafted by a panel of violence...
  • Enough talk. Time to act.

    Enough talk. Time to act.
    President Barack Obama and the National Rifle Association do agree on something: No amount of legislation can prevent every evil act. In his remarks on gun violence Wednesday, Obama acknowledged what gun enthusiasts have been saying for decades:...
  • In gun control debate, no easy fixes to Baltimore street violence

    In gun control debate, no easy fixes to Baltimore street violence
    Maryland has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — and Baltimore's are even stricter — yet the city continues to struggle with rampant gun violence as thousands of criminals gain access to firearms. And for supporters and opponents...
  • After Divorce, Lanzas Had Joint Custody Of Adam

    After Divorce, Lanzas Had Joint Custody Of Adam
    — Divorce records on file in Stamford Superior Court show the parents of suspected Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza had joint custody of their son and that Lanza's father paid alimony that kept him and his mother financially comfortable. Nancy...
  • What Maryland can do to reduce gun violence

    What Maryland can do to reduce gun violence
    When President Barack Obama talked about the violence in Newtown, Conn., in his weekly radio address on Saturday, he urged the nation to act not only to stop mass killings like that one but also those that occur on "countless street corners in places like...
  • Sources: East Windsor Gun Shop Sold Guns Used At HDI And In Newtown

    Sources: East Windsor Gun Shop Sold Guns Used At HDI And In Newtown
    — The guns used in the last two mass murders in Connecticut were purchased at same East Windsor gun shop. Records show that Omar Thornton, who killed eight people and himself at Hartford Distributors Inc. in 2010, purchased both the Glock and...
  • Bomb squad reports possible 'explosive device' in College Park

    A bomb squad responded to a possible "explosive device" in College Park early Friday morning, a Prince George's County fire spokesman said. Authorities were called to the 5000 block of Edgewood Road where they removed a suspicious package forcing the...
  • U.S. Marshals search for convicted fugitive

    U.S. Marshals search for convicted fugitive
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - U.S. Marshals say Paul McElwain knows how to avoid being caught. He does it by using fake documents. In one case, he used the identity of a family friend's dead baby to buy guns at a Springfield, Missouri Walmart Supercenter. McElwain'...
  • Feds: Multimillion-dollar pot shop chain in 2 counties busted

    A dozen people who authorities say are linked to an intricate, multimillion-dollar operation involving illegal pot shops in Los Angeles and Orange counties were arrested Thursday. Authorities believe John Melvin Walker, also known as “Pops,”...
  • Indianapolis house explosion kills two, destroys neighborhood

    Indianapolis house explosion kills two, destroys neighborhood
    Officials are trying to learn why a Saturday night house explosion and fire in a south Indianapolis neighborhood killed two people, flattened two homes, destroyed more than two dozen others and forced a whole neighborhood to evacuate. The explosion...