| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When it was announced recently that Maryland public schools were rated top in the nation for the fourth straight year by Education Week magazine, the state's interim schools superintendent was quick to give credit where it's due — to the taxpayer...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:39 PM
The veil was lifted Thursday on decades of confidential sexual-abuse allegations in the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America with the court-ordered release of more than 1,200 of the organization's "perversion files."
The files offer the public an...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Maryland’s early-voting period for the Nov. 6 general election starts Saturday.
Early-voting centers will be open from Oct. 27 through Nov. 1.
In Washington County, early voting will be done at the American Red Cross of Washington County...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Federal wildlife officials are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who killed a pair of bald eagles in Talbot County last Monday.
The carcasses were found by a resident near the intersection of Kitty's...
| May 27, 2012
Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
| May 25, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Maryland’s highest court ruled this week that Merle W. Unger Jr., convicted of the 1975 murder of Hagerstown police Officer Donald Kline, should get a new trial.
Unger, 62, is serving a life sentence for the Dec. 13, 1975, shooting of Kline, who...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Having been spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy, ambulance and state highway crews from Washington County have been deployed to harder hit areas, including the New Jersey shore and snowbound Garrett County in Maryland.
Two ambulance strike teams...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 2:44 PM
U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from Maryland and a medical doctor by profession, helped save a two-year-old boy who had stopped breathing in his family's vehicle as they drove along Route 50 in Talbot County, the legislator and the boy's parents...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:48 PM
The daughter of Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland disclosed Wednesday that she is a lesbian, an announcement gay advocates hope will boost their effort to keep the state's new same-sex marriage law on the books.
Stefany Hoyer Hemmer said her decision to...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 2:26 PM
A Maryland organization says it has found hundreds of dead people listed on voter registration rolls in Baltimore and Prince George's counties, as well as residents who have registered in multiple places and some who have addresses that turn out to be...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 5:03 PM
A Hagerstown man has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor in an incident that allegedly occurred in Talbot County, Md., 15 years ago, according to Washington County District Court records.
William Wellington Long, 47, of 132 N. Locust St. is...