Behind Closed Doors: Sex trafficking in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK–There’s an entire psychology behind trafficking that forms the foundation for a business model of selling sex. Undercover detectives explain how it works and why traffickers choose Maryland over other areas.

Gang-related deaths on the rise; kids primary recruitment target

COLLEGE PARK — As gang-related deaths are on the rise in Maryland, community members are finding that gang activity can start on school grounds as some of the youngest students are targeted as potential gang recruits.

National quilting project gives voice to sexual assault victims

BALTIMORE–Survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence from all over the country are sending quilt squares to Baltimore to send a powerful message.

Crisis hotline faces crisis on election night, lacks resources for future

HYATTSVILLE–On a normal night the Community Crisis Services, Inc. in Prince George’s County handles about 50 calls. On election night in November, that number exploded to 450 calls.

Maryland shelter assists with aftermath resulting from Hurricane Matthew

Anne Arundel County’s SCPA is working to make more room for Hurricane Matthew rescue dogs. The shelter had already taken in seven hurricane rescues from South Carolina, but now regions of the state with unexpected flooding are turning to Maryland for help.

Howard County Sheriff Refuses to Step Down Over Racism Allegations

County Executive Allan Kittleman says he’s looking at all avenues to get the sheriff impeached.

D.C. Metro Considers Nighttime Service Cutbacks that Could Disproportionately Affect Poor

Metro is set to hold hearings next month on a plan to cut its hours of operation that, as a CNS analysis finds that closing Metro early would have a greater impact on poorer communities.