Doctor accused of late-term abortions stripped of last license
(AP) New Jersey’s Board of Medical Examiners has stripped an abortion doctor accused of violating state laws of his final medical license. The board voted unanimously to revoke Steven Brigham’s license at its meeting Wednesday. The revocation means that he will lose his eight abortion clinics in New Jersey. Brigham was cited for starting late-term […]
Editorial: ‘Live-fire’ requirement on target
The claim by conservative state lawmakers that a requirement for would-be gun purchasers to fire a weapon at a test range to get a license is a violation of the Second Amendment is little more than political hyperbole.
Applicants exempt from qualification license
Residents who have submitted handgun purchase applications before new requirements go into effect Oct. 1 will not have to obtain a handgun qualification license, Maryland State Police said Tuesday. The new law has prompted a huge increase in applications for firearm purchases, and a backlog has resulted. In the last two weeks, troopers said applications […]
Supreme Court: Lawyers can’t use license info to get clients
The litigation exception to a federal privacy law did not allow four trial attorneys to obtain the personal information of drivers for the “predominant purpose” of soliciting new clients for consumer lawsuits, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Judge upholds certification of gambling expansion ballot question
An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge has decided that the appropriate number of voters did indeed approve the expansion of casino gambling in Maryland on Election Day.
Frederick wine bar cited for manager’s alleged tasting
FREDERICK — A Frederick wine bar faces a possible $300 fine for letting a manager drink on duty. The boss says the manager was just testing the wine after a customer complained. The Frederick News-Post reports that the Frederick County liquor board cited The Wine Kitchen after a manager was seen taking two drinks of […]
2 groups file Baltimore casino license appeals
With the slots tax at a future Baltimore casino set to be cut and legalization of table games soon to be decided by Maryland voters, two groups want a crack at the already-awarded city casino license.
Md. suspends Boonsboro elder care center after 1-story fall
HAGERSTOWN — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says it has suspended the license of an assisted-living facility near Boonsboro after a patient with Alzheimer’s disease suffered severe injuries from allegedly falling through an unfinished floor. The agency said Tuesday that the Soma Manor House could face permanent revocation of its license and […]
Panel approves Baltimore casino license
ANNAPOLIS — A state commission on Tuesday approved a slot machine license for Caesars Entertainment to build a casino in Baltimore, and the panel signed off on a scaled-back proposal for a casino in Western Maryland where developers could not find financing for their initial plan. The unanimous vote for the Baltimore casino grants the […]
Casino owners press their case for injunction
ANNAPOLIS — With a temporary restraining order ready to expire Thursday, lawyers for the owners of a Chesapeake Beach mini casino alleged discrimination Monday against the establishment, which could be shut down through an act of the General Assembly. Lawyers attributed much of that discrimination against Crooked I Sports Bar & Grill to the actions […]
Maryland offers online driver’s license renewals
Maryland residents in their 20s or 30s may now be eligible to renew driver’s licenses online or at self-service kiosks. The Motor Vehicle Administration said Monday it is implementing the first of two phases for a new process to streamline driver’s license renewals. The new service uses the most recent photograph of the driver and […]
Slots buying could move to casinos
By now, most interested spectators know that Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gambling work group is seeking an answer to whether it is wise to build a casino at National Harbor and legalize table games at every state casino. But also at issue when the group meets for the second time Tuesday morning is whether to shift […]