The suspect who allegedly shot and critically injured an Anne Arundel County Police Officer Friday morning has been taken into custody, according to Anne Arundel County Police.
Carozza amendment outlaws smoking pot in public
April 2, 2015
Maryland may have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, but the state hasn't yet outlawed smoking in public. A Lower Eastern Shore legislator wants that to change.
Miller lectures committee on hard work, finding solution on bail
April 2, 2015
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller delivered a stinging lecture to the Judicial Proceedings Committee Friday, telling its members to "work your ass off" and find a solution to the thorny issue of bail reform.
Court upholds cap on damages in police brutality case
March 30, 2015
Maryland's Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a cap on monetary awards in lawsuits against local governments, turning back an effort to collect $11.5 million awarded to the family of a Prince George's County man fatally shot by police.
Hogan to seek $8.2 million for State Police expansion
March 26, 2015
Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will ask the General Assembly to put an additional $8.2 million in next year's budget to let the Maryland State Police hire 100 additional troopers and reopen the long-closed barrack in Annapolis.
Appeals court will hear challenge to Md. assault weapons ban
March 25, 2015
Attorneys for the state of Maryland squared off with gun rights advocates in federal appeals court Wednesday over the constitutionality of Maryland's 2013 ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
House votes to drop mandatory terms for 2nd-time drug dealers
March 23, 2015
The House of Delegates voted Monday night to drop the state's 10-year mandatory term for a second conviction for dealing drugs, deciding to give trial judges the discretion to set the sentence.
House bill excludes pot as a parole violation
March 23, 2015
People on parole or probation in Maryland who use or possess small amounts of marijuana would no longer be in violation of their sentences under a bill that was narrowly approved by the House of Delegates on Monday.
Voting rights for ex-felons takes step forward in MD Senate
March 13, 2015
A bill is moving forward in Maryland's General Assembly that would restore an ex-felon's voting rights while he is on parole or probation.
'Second chance' bill moves ahead in Senate
March 11, 2015
The Senate moved Wednesday to give Marylanders convicted of some minor offenses an opportunity to have their criminal record shielded from public view.
House passes bill limiting police seizures of property
March 11, 2015
The House of Delegates ultimately passed a bill to change requirements for police property seizures, with fierce debate about whether the bill was helping "the small people" of Maryland, or handing drug dealers another tool in their belt.
Prince George's police officer dies after crashing cruiser
March 7, 2015
Police say 26-year-old Officer Brennan Rabain lost control of his car while he was trying to make a traffic stop around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The car ran off the road and crashed into a wooden fence.
Restrictions proposed to limit police ability to seize property
February 23, 2015
The chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee is sponsoring a bill that will prevent police officers from confiscating property without having proof that the owner was involved in drug law violations.
Bill would remove tax on seniors, disbaled
February 20, 2015
Gov. Larry Hogan has sent legislation to curb income taxes on the pensions of retired military, police, firefighters and first responders to the General Assembly. But some Carroll County legislators have supported legislation that would provide blanket tax relief to those 65 years and older, and the totally disabled.
Hogan appoints Pallozzi as head of MSP
February 17, 2015
The Maryland State Retirement System suffers from chronic underfundingâ€”facing an actuarial shortfall for existing participants of $19.6 billion as of July 1, 2014. Fixing the shortfall will require decades of contributions' discipline even while major demographic impediments and a clear risk of economic downturns (during the next 25 years) loom.
State pension obligations threaten Hogan's fiscal plans
February 16, 2015
Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday nominated William M. Pallozzi as the next superintendent of the Maryland State Police, tapping a 25-year veteran of the force who has risen through the ranks.
GA bill would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol
February 13, 2015
Del. Curt Anderson (D-Baltimore City) and Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery County) introduced companion bills in the House and Senate aimed at taxing and regulating marijuana similarly to alcohol.
Hogan agrees state employees deserve a pay hike, but...
February 11, 2015
State employees and legislators protesting the lack of cost-of-living raises in next year's budget found an unusual supporter Tuesday â€” Gov. Larry Hogan, who provided no pay raises in his fiscal 2016 budget.
Officer Craig Chandler's funeral arrangements announced
January 14, 2015
Funeral arrangements for Baltimore Police officer Craig Chandler have been finalized, according to a release provided by a department spokesman.
Baltimore officer dies of injuries from November crash
January 11, 2015
Baltimore police officer Craig Chandler has died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash during a pursuit Nov. 23, the Police Department said Saturday evening.