| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Baltimore police named a new training director Friday, a move that follows two years of resignations, temporary appointments and a nearly fatal 2013 training accident that led the department to improve its safety guidelines.
Paul Banach, a 29-year law...
| May 24, 2014
| 11:43 AM
There is ample justification for tort reform, the effort to put reasonable limits and controls on the rampant litigation that makes certain types of lawyers rich by filing blizzards of lawsuits, legitimate or not.
If you're shocked by the cost of...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:23 PM
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (May 9) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website,...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Raymond Davis grew up in the Montgomery County village of Palm, the son of a Mack Trucks worker. Now 89 and living in Emmaus, he remembers hitting Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, as a private in the Army's 90th Infantry Division, and some of his...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say.
Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Come July, Pennsylvania judges can no longer hire relatives under heralded new rules that bring the state in line with the rest of the nation.
Though nepotism is being barred from the courts, don't expect to see judges' family members taken off the...
| May 20, 2014
You can do more than just grill burgers and hot dogs this holiday.
Memorial Day is Monday, and while we honor those who served and gave their lives for our country and way of life, we also use the holiday as the unofficial start to the summer season....
| May 22, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Pascal Tessier, 17, of Maryland, became one of the first out Eagle Scouts in the history of the Boy Scouts of America earlier this year, after the organization lifted its ban on gay scouts.
On Wednesday, the Chevy Chase resident challenged the Boy...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Severe storms brought hail and damaging winds through Maryland and much of the mid-Atlantic Thursday afternoon.
A tornado warning was issued until 5:15 p.m. for central Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis, Parole and the waters of the Severn River....
| May 23, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Generally, things have not gone well for America's religious right since 1692. It has been one setback after another, culminating in this week's heterodox court ruling.
In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged in Salem, Mass., for bewitching others, including...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Marriotts Ridge High School senior Tianhao Gao approached taking the SAT with one primary objective: score well enough to prevent needing to take it a second time. To say she accomplished that goal is an understatement.
The Ellicott City resident, who...