| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:53 PM
A Frederick County woman pleaded guilty to voter fraud after she was charged with signing her dead mother's name on an absentee ballot in the 2012 presidential election, the state prosecutor's office announced Thursday.
Elsie Virginia Schildt, 46, was...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:00 AM
I just returned from a pleasant trip to the mountains and rivers of Garrett County to the dismaying news that a group of conservative Republicans want Garrett and four other Maryland counties to break away and form the 51st state so they can live...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Boordy Vineyards, Maryland's oldest and one of its largest wineries, has started over.
Transforming the northern Baltimore County winery meant ripping up its grape-growing and winemaking operations literally root and branch, and rebuilding them at a cost...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Anne Arundel County public schools' agreement last year to allow school properties to be evaluated as possible sites for cellphone towers has drawn a mix of support and opposition from some residents.
This week, some elected officials representing an...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The director of the Maryland Republican Party resigned without notice. One of its state delegates was arrested for the second time on a serious alcohol-related charge. And a virtual civil war broke out over who should replace a leading senator who's...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Two Maryland women attempted to use their dead mothers' identities to cast illegal votes in last year's presidential election, the state prosecutor's office said Tuesday.
Officials said a Frederick County woman was indicted for attempting to cast an...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:07 AM
A Frederick woman declared missing last week has contacted her family and is unharmed, bringing an intense investigation into her disappearance by police and community members to an end.
Teresa Lentz had gone to Virginia "willingly," and has been...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The Rotary Club of Long Meadows announced that Sharon Ruppenthal entered into the ranks of those who have donated enough to the Rotary International Fund to earn a Paul Harris Fellowship. In her acceptance speech, Ruppenthal made a reference to the...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller testified Wednesday that Maryland's shortage of funds for transportation projects is a crisis that needs to be addressed now.
Appearing before the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, Miller said his proposed...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Attempting to break a years-long stalemate over transportation revenue, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller intends to introduce legislation that would allow local governments and regional authorities to raise money for roads and mass transit....
| Sep 29, 2012
| 12:05 PM
When the Washington-area snipers launched their shooting rampage a decade ago, Prince George's County restaurateur Paul LaRuffa suffered the same effects as everyone else: anxiety about leaving the house, fear of pumping gas, worry for loved ones —...