Public Safety

Mothers take on State House to push for additional gun control

They call themselves “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” and members of the Maryland chapter came to Annapolis on Thursday to push for new gun control provisions. The moms and their supporters say they want the legislature to ban “ghost guns” and 3D printed guns as well as require background checks for anyone wanting to buy a shotgun or long guns.

Commission asks lawmakers for upgrades in antiquated emergency system

A statewide commission is urging state lawmakers to approve a package of bills upgrading the state’s 9-1-1 system which is now over 50 years old.

With new plan on pause, Ellicott City business owner feels stuck

ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland — After a 2016 flood destroyed Great Panes Art Glass Studio on this city’s Main Street, the owners resolved to rebuild. Sherry Fackler-Berkowitz, 65, has run the business in the historic mill town with her husband Len…

After Jacksonville shootings, gamers think about danger in the real world

WASHINGTON — The August shooting at a Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville that left two people dead and nine wounded continued to linger in gamers’ minds as they traveled to Washington to compete in the Red Bull Conquest Finals this…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 8

WASHINGTON – On Episode 8, host Jarod Golub discusses the tragic shooting that occurred at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, President Trump’s plan to end birthright citizenship with an executive order and brings the latest on the University of…

Local elementary school students get hands-on lifesaving lessons for Fire Prevention Week

October is National Fire Prevention month. It officially kicked off with Fire Prevention Week October 7-13. To mark the occasion, a Baltimore elementary school got a special visit from some firefighters who brought with them a few important fire safety lessons.

Local sheriffs join in effort to get Congress to approve immigration reform

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler was among several sheriffs from Maryland who joined with dozens of other sheriffs from around the country on Capitol Hill Wednesday urging lawmakers to approve legislation they say will increase border security and reform the country’s immigration system.

Students talk school safety, gun control with Senator Ben Cardin

Students at the Seed School, a public boarding school in Baltimore, come from around the state. But despite the safe environment at their school, they are more than aware of the dangers around them. On Thursday, they had the opportunity to take their concerns and suggestions directly to Maryland’s senior U.S. Senator Ben Cardin.

Thousands of DMV students stage walkout for stricter gun regulation and greater school security

Students from Montgomery County’s Winston Churchill High School joined with thousands of other students from around the area on Wednesday in a walk-out, 17-minute silent protest and open call to the White House and Congress for better protections for students in school and additional gun control legislation.

Prince George’s Police Chief takes part in U.S. Senate democratic hearing on gun violence and school safety

WASHINGTON– Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski joined with others directly impacted by gun violence in urging Congress to put politics aside and take action to do more to prevent attacks on schools.