Oct 29, 2015

Maryland Correctional Institution inmate injured in attack

HAGERSTOWN — An inmate at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown has sustained serious injuries after he was attacked at the facility. A Washington County 911 supervisor tells the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown that authorities received a call Wednesday reporting that an inmate was unconscious and covered in blood. Maryland Department of Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Gerard [&h[...]

WMAR-TV crash
May 14, 2014

Father: TV crash suspect prone to outbursts

Baltimore County police are charging a man who they say slammed a stolen landscaping truck into a Baltimore-area television station with second-degree attempted murder.

Jim Johnson, Peter Evans, Kevin Kamenetz
May 13, 2014

Man who crashed truck into WMAR-TV station arrested

A truck driven by a man claiming to be God rammed a Baltimore-area television station Tuesday, leaving a gaping hole in the front of the building as officers searched for the driver, who they said may be armed, according to police and witness accounts.

Oct 26, 2012

Pit bull task force talk

The General Assembly's pit bull task force met Thursday for the first time since this summer.

Jul 17, 2012

Big guns join the fight over fault

A case pending before Maryland’s top court has attracted national attention as groups representing U.S. businesses, doctors and insurers are pressing the Court of Appeals to preserve a 165-year-old ruling that defendants cannot be held liable for damages if the plaintiffs’ own negligence contributed at all to their injuries.

Jul 1, 2012

Jack L.B. Gohn: The drones and the virus – Time to talk, not prosecute

In two extraordinary recent feats of reportage, the New York Times made vital contributions to the national fund of knowledge concerning the national drone assassination program (May 29) and the cyberattacks on Iran’s nuclear program (June 1). What happened next was both peculiar and disturbing. Though our government continues to refrain from officially admitting it, […]

Jun 18, 2012

Law blog roundup

Welcome to the final Monday of spring.  Here are some end-of-season news items to get your week started.

May 15, 2012

4th Circuit hears terror-support appeal

RICHMOND, Va. — Attorneys for a North Carolina man convicted of aiding terrorists while the nation was still reeling from the 9/11 attacks told a federal appeals court Tuesday that his 30-year prison sentence is disproportionate to much lighter punishments handed down in scores of similar cases that followed. Mohamad Hammoud is seeking a new […]

May 8, 2012

Editorial Advisory Board: Legislature, not court, should decide pit-bull liability

If the Humane Society has its way, the battle over pit-bull liability is headed for the General Assembly. In our view, that’s where the issue should be decided, if not during the special session then in the ordinary course of business. Last month’s holding by the Maryland Court of Appeals that a particular type of […]

Apr 13, 2012

Attorney: Zimmerman bail hearing to be held next week

SANFORD, Fla. — Trayvon Martin’s supporters fought for weeks to win an arrest after the 17-year-old was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Now George Zimmerman’s attorney has begun what could be a lengthy legal battle to free his client from the second-degree murder charge filed in the case. The first step […]

Mar 11, 2012

Va. Tech president testifies: ‘I tried my best’

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech’s president on Friday defended his actions during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, saying in court: “I tried my best.” President Charles Steger testified for two hours at a wrongful death trial brought by the families of two students killed during the April 16, 2007, campus attack. The […]

Oct 10, 2011

Scientists question anthrax attack findings

HAGERSTOWN — Three scientists say they’re preparing a research paper questioning the government’s conclusion that an Army microbiologist at Fort Detrick in Frederick was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Louisiana State University epidemiologist Martin Hugh-Jones said Monday that the paper is scheduled for publication next month in the Journal of Bioterrorism & [&[...]

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