Montgomery County residents complain of excessive racing and exhaust noise

Street racing and excessive exhaust noise in the D.C. area continues to increase. The Montgomery County Police Department and Maryland State Police have not been successful in finding ways to combat it.  Neighbors are demanding action.

Police investigate attack on Russian restaurant as a possible hate crime

Washington – A Russian restaurant in Washington may be feeling the backlash from Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Police are investigating vandalism to the restaurant as a possible hate crime.

Coaches and gymnasts demand change after sexual assault victims testify

College Park, MD – Coaches and gymnasts express their concerns and demand change in the gymnastics world after Simone Biles and other victims of gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee.

Proposed Maryland legislation would expand hate crime law

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Judges will be allowed to require people charged with hate crimes to complete anti-bias education programs if a bill to expand the current Maryland hate crime law is passed.   Sen. Shelly Hettleman, D-Baltimore, is sponsoring…

‘Wrong’ Md. crime data highlights inconsistent statistics

A reporting inaccuracy from a Maryland county police department has revealed broader examples of inconsistent crime data, from the FBI to the Maryland State Police to local jurisdictions.

Hogan directs wrongfully convicted to be paid; post office renovations approved

Gov. Larry Hogan, R, said payments to five men wrongfully imprisoned in Maryland would be awarded in two weeks, at the next meeting of the Maryland Board of Public Works. On Wednesday, the board also approved a $9.7 million payment to continue converting a onetime post office in downtown Annapolis into offices for the governor’s staff.

Judge denies defense motion to limit crime-scene video in Capital Gazette case

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura Ripken denied a defense motion to exclude most of the crime-scene video from the June 2018 Capital Gazette mass shooting site during a hearing Wednesday.

Ex-offenders seek second chance in the workforce

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Those who have committed crimes often have a tough transition back into the workforce. On the national Day of Empathy, a group hit the halls in Annapolis to lobby lawmakers for the removal of questions regarding criminal…

Bill eliminates subjectivity surrounding threats of mass violence

Emergency legislation that would streamline penalties for those convicted of threats of mass violence — brought about by an increase in threats of mass shootings made in recent years — has passed the Maryland Senate and is advancing in the state House.

Baltimore neighborhood recovery continues three years after the death of Freddie Gray

Dwayne Weaver has owned Keystone pharmacy in West Baltimore for 32 years. He says the aftermath of the destruction that followed the death of Freddie Gray three years ago left his store 95 percent empty. While Weaver and his pharmacy are back in business again serving the community, he says he’s not sure whether the city is safer, despite crime being reported down 33 percent from this time last year.