| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control bill is expected to undergo a long and heated debate in the House late Tuesday afternoon as delegates begin considering Maryland's first major piece of gun control legislation in two decades.
The state Senate in...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The Baltimore City Detention Center had the nation's second-highest rate of sexual contact between jail staff and inmates, according to a U.S. Department of Justice study released less than a month after federal prosecutors accused corrections officers at...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Del. LeRoy Myers said that having a charter home-rule form of government would enable Washington County to take care of business day to day instead of relying on a 90-day annual session of the Maryland General Assembly.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:38 PM
The 2013 Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant preliminaries began Wednesday night at The Maryland Theatre.
The Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Preliminary Talent award went to both Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 7:33 PM
A mother and her infant daughter were taken to the hospital Friday morning following a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 68, just east of the Washington-Allegany County line.
Police said Michele Haslacker, 22, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., was driving west...
| 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...