| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:38 PM
As of 9:15 a.m. the Maryland Department of Transportation was reporting that an accident on southbound I-795 at the Beltway had been cleared.
Two more incidents remained toward the end of rush hour — in Howard County, there was a report of a...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:55 AM
When Scott Schulte stopped at Pasadena Pawn and Gun last week to pick up his fifth firearm of the year, the Maryland State Police still hadn't finished his background check. The store let him take the pistol anyway.
"I figure I can use my discretion,"...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:59 AM
One lane and one shoulder of westbound Route 100 in Anne Arundel County are closed at WB&A Road due to a crash that happened at 8:46 a.m., according to the State Highway Administration.
A four-car crash on the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway at...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:15 AM
With a looming deficit crisis amid questions about taxes, education, unemployment and infrastructure decay, the last thing lawmakers and Gov. Martin O'Malley need is a protracted fight over the death penalty, which most Marylanders still support though by...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:00 AM
While increased tax rates may not be sending Maryland citizens elsewhere, as letter writer Neil L. Bergsman recently noted ("Tax rates don't send people out of state," Dec. 30), mainly because of natural inertia not to change location, the tax schedule...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:35 PM
For better or worse, Marylanders may be more affected by the fiscal cliff tax deal than residents in other parts of the country.
Maryland is one of the wealthiest states, and its residents have the nation's highest median income. That means they likely...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:21 PM
John C. "Jake" Smedley, a retired social worker and former Ruxton resident, died Dec. 9 of cancer at his Silver Spring home. He was 91.
John Calvin Smedley was born in Letchworth, England. After the death of his parents, he moved to Beverly Hills, Calif....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Two people died in a three-vehicle Christmas Eve crash on I-495 in Montgomery County, Maryland State Police said.
Killed were a 30-year-old woman and a 17-year-old man, both from Silver Spring, Sgt. L. Broadwater of the Rockville Barrack said Tuesday...
| May 15, 2013
| 9:49 AM
100 Years Ago
Sheep vs. dogs
"It is reported that Mr. Harold Hopkins had a large number of sheep killed by dogs last Sunday morning.
"Wanted: A woman to cook, wash and clean, and remain at night, good wages. Mrs. James Steward. Hill St. Ellicott...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In your April 17 editorial, "The 'Rain Tax' Sham," you take rain tax critics to task for failing to get their facts straight. You write: "That critics can't even accurately describe when the tax was passed should tell you all you need to know about how...