Maryland Senate passes legislation that would provide support dogs to child witnesses in court

Legislation that passed in the Maryland Senate would establish statewide an initiative to provide therapy dogs to child witnesses in circuit court hearings and proceedings.

Capital Gazette shooting trial postponed

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Michael Wachs postponed the Capital Gazette shooting trial Wednesday, after the defense asked for more time to review information provided by the prosecution’s mental health expert witnesses.

​Judge limits notes from psychiatric evaluation in Capital Gazette shooting case

Judge Laura Ripken ruled on the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney’s Office request in the Capital Gazette shooting trial to access materials that defense experts used to make conclusions concerning the defendant’s mental health, should the case reach the criminal responsibility phase of proceedings.

Judge orders mental evaluation remain private in criminal phase of Capital Gazette trial

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura Ripken ruled during a Friday motions hearing that attorneys in the Capital Gazette shooting trial are not to discuss the findings of the defendant’s mental health evaluation during the guilt or innocence phase of proceedings.

Attorneys argue over crime-scene video, other motions, at Capital Gazette hearing

Jarrod Ramos in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, during a motions hearing.

Anne Arundel Co. campaign finance bill awaits governor’s signature

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A campaign finance bill designed to allow Anne Arundel County officials to limit contributions developers make to local races is awaiting the governor’s signature. The measure could impact the ability of developers to donate to incumbents and…

Halting human trafficking requires public to “see the unseen”

WALDORF, Maryland – Bringing a halt to human trafficking needs help from the public, which must learn to “see the unseen,” an anti-trafficking advocate recently told church members here.   Civilian training is the first step, said Rebecca McDonald, founder…

Md. launches mobile wellness vehicle to combat addictions

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — To fight back against substance use disorders and the opioid epidemic, Maryland officials unveiled a new mobile wellness vehicle where individuals can seek education, treatment and recovery Tuesday morning. Fifty percent of individuals in need of treatment…

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, county executives, call for the end to partial federal government shutdown

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and four county executives urged President Trump, and Congress, to work together to end the longest shutdown in U.S. history that is affecting their constituents.

From leaves to fleurs-de-lis, these are our favorite Maryland county flags

Some Maryland counties feature flags that are as unique and creative as the state flag.

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