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  • Who should be deported?

     Who should be deported?
    President Obama recently directed Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to examine U.S. immigration enforcement policies to see how the department can "conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law." The answer to the president's...
  • Melissa Blessing receives 'Above and Beyond the Call' award

    Melissa Blessing, a public safety dispatcher III and training specialist with the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, has received the first "Above and Beyond the Call" award for the department. Blessing, a 14-year veteran of the...
  • TSA calls for more police at checkpoints in airports

    TSA calls for more police at checkpoints in airports
    The Transportation Security Administration has called for an increased police presence at its checkpoints at airports nationwide, one of several steps the agency plans to take to improve security after November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles...
  • Isolated confinement [Editorial]

    Isolated confinement  [Editorial]
    In January, Rick Raemisch was brought shackled and handcuffed to a state penitentiary in Colorado and deposited in a 13-by-17-foot cell with nothing in it except a bed, toilet and sink screwed to the floor. His restraints were removed, the door slammed...
  • Police catch inmate who scaled razor wire at Dorsey Run facility

    Police catch inmate who scaled razor wire at Dorsey Run facility
    A minimum security inmate escaped from Dorsey Run Correctional Facility in Jessup early Monday and was captured hours later in the home of an acquaintance. According to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Larence Godfrey escaped at...
  • Up in smoke [Commentary]

    Up in smoke [Commentary]
    Last week, the Maryland Senate approved Senate Bill 364, which would "decriminalize" possession of marijuana. The Senate bill, which passed 36 to 8, would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and impose small civil...
  • Enfield Budget Hearing Meeting Scheduled For Saturday

    The town council will hold a budget hearing Saturday at Town Hall. The meeting's agenda allocates varying times for eight involved parties: public safety, development services, the town manager, town council, information technology, social services,...
  • District: Students approached by suspicious stranger

    Laguna Beach Unified School District officials are warning parents and students to be on the lookout after Laguna Beach police said three Thurston Middle School students were approached in a suspicious manner on nearby streets at two different times...
  • Gun Law Should Serve As Model For Nation

    Gun Law Should Serve As Model For Nation
    On Monday, with little fanfare, a law went into effect requiring anyone buying a rifle or shotgun to have a gun permit or eligibility certificate. Thus ended the phase-in of the multifaceted gun safety law passed in 2013 by the General Assembly and signed...
  • After 48 years in public service, it's 'Sine Die' for James Robey

    After 48 years in public service, it's 'Sine Die' for James Robey
    State Sen. James N. Robey says there was no grand ambition, no plan to ascend to where he now sits as majority leader of the Maryland Senate, or to have made the unusual leaps from Howard County police chief to county executive to legislator. Things...
  • Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly

    Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly
    The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature. The compromise measure —...