| Mar 29, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Legislation to name things in Maryland — including renaming two mountains — has come to a halt.
A state Senate committee decided Tuesday to turn down a series of bills requesting days and months honoring groups and individual people.
| Jan 22, 2011
| 5:10 PM
After years of complaints from correctional officers, Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. thought he'd help clear the air with the state's public safety secretary.
Gary D. Maynard, Maryland's secretary of public safety and correctional services, and J. Michael...
| Apr 25, 2010
For more than two decades, Rico Marzano called prison cells in Jessup and Cumberland his home.
But this year, the convicted murderer serving four consecutive life sentences will be recorded as a Baltimore resident, even though he won't step foot in his...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 6:24 PM
A state senator who wants new names for Negro Mountain and Polish Mountain in Western Maryland said it was former House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr.'s idea.
Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, D-Baltimore City, said she and Taylor have talked about Negro Mountain...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Western Maryland lawmakers Tuesday defended the names of Negro and Polish mountains, trying to torpedo a Baltimore City state senator's attempt to "fix" history.
The name battle has been a lively side issue in a legislative session dominated by budget...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 2:03 PM
Light moments amid the renaming battle
The movement to rename Negro and Polish mountains in Western Maryland is mainly from lawmakers in Baltimore City and metropolitan D.C. counties.
The four legislators representing Allegany and Garrett counties...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 10:51 AM
Washington County? Really? Darn!
FirstEnergy’s acquisition of Allegheny Energy means a return to the past.
The old name of Potomac Edison is back in Western Maryland.
There again will be a regional headquarters in Washington County — at the...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Lawmakers on Wednesday easily approved a $626 million package of incentives designed to create jobs, revive the economy and undo the state's image as hostile to business.
The votes in the House of Representatives and the Senate were nearly unanimous....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:13 PM
A parochial dispute over whether Allegany County students may attend school in Hancock played out in a state legislative committee on Thursday.
It was the latest in a divisive battle in Allegany County, creating an unusual situation in which one member...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 6:40 PM
A pilot program for using GPS to monitor certain criminal defendants in Washington County might end this year because a bill proposing an extension was defeated in a House committee last week.
However, state Sen.Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, is...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:42 PM
The tractor-trailer blew a back tire, apparently dragging the wheel’s metal rim on Interstate 70 and throwing up sparks for miles as the unsuspecting driver drove past Hancock and further into Washington County.
By the time he realized the...