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.

Maryland redistricting case to be heard in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on congressional district gerrymandering on March 26, including one from Maryland, which could have far-reaching implications on how future electoral maps are drawn. The justices could, for…

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.

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Washington County, what were you thinking?

Campaign events for Hogan and Jealous show different strategies

In the months leading up to the election, Jealous has made several stops at the University of Maryland, while Hogan has appeared at a number of parades.

Battle for Maryland’s only open House seat puts focus on Trump policies

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland – President Donald Trump wasn’t in attendance during a Tuesday debate in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, but his controversial comments and policies came up several times during the night.   That was not much of a surprise in…

Maryland gerrymandering case gets Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON – Attorneys presented oral arguments Wednesday before the Supreme Court in a landmark case that challenges the constitutional limits of political redistricting in Maryland. Benisek v. Lamone, the second gerrymandering case the high court has heard this term, focuses…

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…

Growing Number of Maryland High School Students Earning College Course Credit

More high school students in Maryland are earning college credit through Dual Enrollment courses within their high schools and local community colleges.

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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