‘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.

MDOT and SHA remind motorists safety is first during holiday travel

More than 1 million Marylanders are expected to hit the road during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. And the Maryland Department of Transportation, together with the State Highway Administration, is reminding motorists to be extra careful for the sake of the drivers and the workers out on the road.

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…

Community-police relations a legislative priority, ACLU says

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland–After Maryland’s 2016 legislative session gave way to notable criminal justice reform, the ACLU of Maryland is looking to revive some prolonged efforts in improving the community-police relationship that may have fallen to the wayside. The majority of the…

State Highway Administration urges MD drivers to ‘Move Over’

All 50 states have adopted a “Move Over” law, but an overwhelming percentage of motorists say they know nothing about it. Maryland State Police and highway officials staged a mock crash to raise awareness on the dangers first responders face.

Baltimore State’s Attorney seeks changes for investigations into police misconduct

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced sweeping reforms for the way police are prosecuted for misconduct, but she didn’t fill in some organizations who are supposed to be collaborating.

The Process of Purchasing a Handgun in Maryland

Three months after turning 21 I decided it was time to purchase my first handgun. The process includes four forms, a background check, and ballistic fingerprinting done by the Maryland State Police.

Sniper Attack Players Reflect 10 Years Later

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the “Beltway sniper” shootings that left every citizen worried they could be a potential victim, and was what one reporter said was “in some ways, the scariest thing this country has seen outside of an organized terror attack.”