| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and gun-control advocates launched an offensive Thursday to protect his proposed ban on assault-type weapons from a House committee's efforts to scale it back.
"Military-style assault weapons belong on the battlefield, NOT on the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:23 PM
State police are investigating the possible killing of an inmate Tuesday night at a prison in Hagerstown, the fifth such incident at a state prison in six months.
State police said the victim was a 22-year-old inmate at the Maryland Correctional...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s bill to end the death penalty moved one step closer to becoming law Friday when a House committee passed the measure in a 14-8 vote.
The bill, already passed by the Senate, now moves to the House floor, where it is also...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:34 PM
A vacant Somerset Township building will soon be home to a new bank.
Stacey Bingaman, president and CEO of First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union, said the credit union will open a new location in the former Verizon Wireless store in front of...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law by burning so-called "black liquor" has come unglued. The state's only paper plant in Allegany County has...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Robert William Mulkern Jr., who went missing for more than two years and was featured on “America’s Most Wanted” before being apprehended last year in Vermont, pleaded guilty to child pornography and child sex abuse charges Monday in...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Hundreds of pro-gun activists again swarmed Annapolis on Tuesday in hopes of turning the tide against gun control.
Polls show that banning assault weapons and requiring a license to buy a handgun have broad support among Marylanders, but gun rights...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:06 PM
As much as a quarter inch of ice could coat surfaces in Western Maryland on Tuesday, making for "extremely hazardous" travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation is expected liquid in Central Maryland, though, raising...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:59 PM
“We will be back!!” — underlined twice — is the message in red on the white board in Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co.’s main bay area.
Despite the Washington County Commissioners’ 4-1 vote Jan. 29 to no longer recognize the...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A proposal backed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that would raise the state gas tax in July by 3.8 cents per gallon remains unpopular with many Washington County legislators.
Under the proposal, the gas tax would increase to 27.3 cents per...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Some Annapolis lawmakers have gotten in the Easter spirit a little early. A bill that would curtail millions in renewable-energy subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills comes to the Senate floor Monday, after being killed last week and then revived...