Therapy puppies help teens in Maryland juvenile centers

Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services has implemented a pilot puppy therapy program at two of their secure facilities to help resident teens cope with stress and anxiety.

Local effort aims at tackling the problem of juvenile fire starters

Kids have long had a fascination with fire. Most learn to respect it and the damage it can cause. But, there are some who don’t and, at times, it comes with tragic results. Local experts say while it’s difficult to track the numbers, their anecdotal evidence indicates there’s an increasing number of girls involved in an activity that was once primarily associated with males.

Hagerstown crossing guard wins national honors

Hagerstown’s Sara Mason has been guiding school children across the street for a half-a-century. And it’s not gone unnoticed. Mason found herself in the spotlight after becoming a finalist for the annual America’s Best Crossing Guard Award.

As ‘House of Cards’ filming nears end, Maryland pushes to be entertainment contender

ANNAPOLIS— Eduardo Sanchez is sleeping in his own bed for once. He’s taking a short break from work, but the majority of his time over the course of the next few months will be spent in Dallas, where the filmmaker…

Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis reaches an all-time high

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Barbara Allen signs her emails with the names of her family members she has lost to addiction. Jim’s mom, Bill’s sister, Amanda’s aunt. Her son, Jim, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in 2003 after battling…

Rural detention center tests new drug to combat addiction

A western Maryland detention center is the first in the country to use a new drug…to combat drug addiction.

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