Flash Mob Thefts Organize Without Social Media as Lawmakers Look to Crack Down

As Maryland lawmakers look to make the penalty for flash mob thefts more severe, police have found social media was not used to organize any of the thefts in the Washington, DC, area.

Montgomery County Lawmakers Look to Restrict Panhandling

Three state legislators are planning to introduce bills that would either regulate or ban panhandling in Montgomery County.

Maryland Graduates in More Debt Than Ever Before

The average college graduate in Maryland had $21,750 in student loan debt in 2010, according to the report by the Institute for College Access & Success’ Project on Student Debt, a nine percent increase from the year before.

Raw Milk Advocates Protest Outside FDA

A group of protesters known as the “Raw Milk Freedom Riders” purchased raw milk from Pennsylvania and drove to the Food and Drug Administration in Maryland to protest the prohibition of selling raw milk across state lines.

After Three Years, Horse Racing Returns to Rosecroft

The Prince George’s County racetrack will play host to horse racing for the first time since 2008, but its owner is unsure how long races will last without slot machines.

Maryland Counselors See Rise in Callers Dealing with Suicide, Economy

As state residents continue to deal with a struggling economy, multiple counties in Maryland saw an increase in the number of calls to crisis hotlines from people at risk of suicide in the last few years.

Maryland Student Loan Defaults Increase

The percentage of borrowers in the state that defaulted on their federal student loans within the first two years of repayment rose from 6.7 percent in 2008 to 7.8 percent in 2009.