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Gubernatorial Candidates Run The Gamut On Views About Marijuana

Gubernatorial Candidates Run The Gamut On Views About Marijuana

The seven major candidates vying to replace Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2015 expressed a broad range of views on marijuana decriminalization and legalization.

Maryland Drivers Charged with Cellphone Usage Triples

Maryland Drivers Charged with Cellphone Usage Triples

In the six months since the Maryland law banning cellphone usage while driving became more strict, the number of drivers ticketed has more than tripled. Monday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a law allowing stricter penalties for drivers who cause a serious or fatal crash while using a phone or texting.

Baltimore Group Home Helps Troubled Teen Boys Prepare For Brighter Futures

Baltimore Group Home Helps Troubled Teen Boys Prepare For Brighter Futures

One Love Group Home provides structure and and access to resources to help teen boys plan for life after juvenile detention.

Legislation Nullifies Court’s Ruling On Dangerous Dogs

Legislation Nullifies Court’s Ruling On Dangerous Dogs

Since 2012, dog bites by pit bulls could bring harsher penalties on landlords, owners and the dogs themselves than bites from other breeds. But with the governor's signature, that will change.

Transgender Rights Bill Awaits Final Vote in House

Transgender Rights Bill Awaits Final Vote in House

A transgender rights bill passed through the Senate. But will it pass through the House? The House will issue a final vote on the proposed measure in just a few days.

Legalization Bill Would Wipe Slate Clean For Some Past Offenders

Legalization Bill Would Wipe Slate Clean For Some Past Offenders

The legalization bill before Maryland lawmakers delves into an area left untouched by the laws in Colorado and Washington, where legalization has created a paradoxical scenario for people dealing with the consequences of having once been convicted of an offense that is no longer against the law.

Law Enforcement Argues Against Marijuana Decriminalization, Legalization

Law Enforcement Argues Against Marijuana Decriminalization, Legalization

Dozens of uniformed law enforcement officials showed up at the state capital to push back against advancing efforts to loosen Maryland’s marijuana laws.

Police Reveal More About the Columbia Mall Shooter

Police Reveal More About the Columbia Mall Shooter

New information has been uncovered about the shooting at the Mall in Columbia in January that took the lives of two young adults - including how the Columbine shooting in Colorado played a role.

Medical Officials Call For Birth Injury Fund To Combat High-Cost Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical Officials Call For Birth Injury Fund To Combat High-Cost Malpractice Lawsuits

The measure would allow families of babies who suffer neurological injuries during birth to sidestep the lawsuit process and seek compensation directly from a statewide fund.

‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Passes Through House, Moves on to Senate

‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Passes Through House, Moves on to Senate

"Revenge porn" bill would make it a crime to maliciously post explicit photos online of someone without their consent.