| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Maryland's lottery and casino industries generated $929.74 million for the state during the last fiscal year, the regulatory body that monitors both announced Wednesday.
Traditional lottery sales decreased 2.2 percent, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:28 AM
The blistering cold that descended on the region in the second week of January contributed to one death, state health officials reported.
The Allegany County man was 65 or older, according to officials who did not release any more information. That...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Gun advocates have been crying for close to two years about how long it takes the Maryland State Police to conduct background checks for prospective gun buyers. The delays have lengthened with the passage earlier this year of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:59 AM
A state lawyer determined there was nothing illegal about Maryland State Police deploying dozens of state workers from other agencies to help claw through a backlog of more than 35,000 background checks for gun buyers.
In a Monday "letter of advice"...
| Oct 8, 2013
Maryland's four casinos pulled in $65.3 million in revenue for September, a drop from $71 million the month before, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported Monday.
Two of Maryland casinos — Casino at Ocean Downs and Rocky Gap Casino...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:20 PM
A Baltimore County English teacher who the state superintendent said "personifies the cutting edge Maryland educator" was named Maryland's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, state education officials announced Friday.
Sean McComb, of Patapsco High School &...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:45 PM
With the 10th year of the modern Maryland bear hunt approaching, state bear biologist Harry Spiker, who has managed the hunt since its return after a 51-year absence, reflected in an interview with The Baltimore Sun on what happened when the hunt...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Maryland's annual black bear hunt went into overtime Saturday, and some might look at the outcome as a moral victory for the hairy, soon-to-be hibernating creatures.
For the first time since the hunt was revived in 2004 after a 51-year hiatus, hunters...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Among the thousands of "perversion files" kept by the Boy Scouts of America is a Maryland-based illustration of the system's failure.
Five years after an Allegany County teacher pleaded guilty to 10 sex offenses involving 12- and 13-year-old boys in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Two corrections officers at the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center have resigned after being charged with crimes, authorities said Friday.
A Baltimore grand jury indicted corrections officer Sean Graves, inmate Michael Gordon, and a third man,...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Track conditions on a CSX Transportation railroad line appear to be the focus of a federal investigation into the train derailment that killed two women in Ellicott City last month.
A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety...