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  • New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving

    New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving
    It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you. The new law tightening the state's curb...
  • State lawyers urge court not to suspend gun law

    State lawyers urge court not to suspend gun law
    Attorneys for the state argued Monday that Maryland's sweeping new gun law should take effect Tuesday as planned, telling a federal court that the gun-rights advocates seeking to halt it should have lodged their objections months ago. Instead, the...
  • Why Marylanders support our new gun control laws

    Why Marylanders support our new gun control laws
    When the Maryland Firearm Safety Act goes into effect tomorrow, it will close a gaping hole in our gun violence prevention efforts by requiring firearm purchasers to provide their fingerprints to law enforcement. In the five other states where this policy...
  • Md. gun rights lawsuits are firing blanks

    Md. gun rights lawsuits are firing blanks
    Perhaps the ultimate tribute to the strong and well considered gun control measures that go into effect in Maryland tomorrow is the tepid challenge gun rights advocates have made to them. Months after announcing that they would not seek to petition the...
  • U.S. judge rejects requests to halt Maryland gun law

    U.S. judge rejects requests to halt Maryland gun law
    A federal judge rejected requests Tuesday to block Maryland's new ban on the sale of assault rifles and to prevent enforcement of a new handgun licensing program. In denying a temporary restraining order, U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake said the...
  • Probation officer let felon handle his service revolver, deputies said

    Probation officer let felon handle his service revolver, deputies said
    A Lakeland probation officer is accused of having a personal relationship with a woman whose probation he supervised, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Now Jorge Martir, 38, a Lakeland probation officer, is accused of having a personal...
  • Long Reach Pizza robbed by gunman [Columbia Crime Log]

    The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Cloudleap Court, 8700 block, 9:10 p.m. Sept. 24. Two masked men entered Long Reach Pizza....
  • 'Breaking Bad' finale: Vince Gilligan shares alternative endings

    'Breaking Bad' finale: Vince Gilligan shares alternative endings
    The series finale of "Breaking Bad" brought Walter White's story to a conclusive end Sunday night, but how the last eight episodes would actually unfold was not always a foregone conclusion. As series creator Vince Gilligan explained in this week's...
  • Record gun sales soar even higher in Maryland

    Record gun sales soar even higher in Maryland
    Maryland gun dealers have sold more firearms in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011 and 2012 combined, the state police said Wednesday. Buyers have applied to purchase 117,009 guns this year as lawmakers debated and enacted some of...
  • Chicago's secret West Side gun stash: Where firearms go to die

    Chicago's secret West Side gun stash: Where firearms go to die
    For the firearms behind some of Chicago's most violent crimes, death row is a West Side warehouse that smells of weed and gunmetal. About 80,000 of the illegal weapons that the Chicago Police Department has seized sit there packed into row after row of...
  • Man convicted in Ellicott City double shooting

    Man convicted in Ellicott City double shooting
    A North Laurel man was convicted Thursday of two attempted murder charges in connection with the 2012 shooting of his estranged girlfriend and her friend at at Ellicott City salon, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Tuan Minh Pham,...