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New legislation will help Md. curb gang activity

A Maryland Assistant State's Attorney with Montgomery County's Gang Prosecution Unit, Victor Del Pino says the law has previously been seldom used, even though gangs remain a very serious problem.

Tags: gangs , Montgomery County Gang Prosecution Unit , Victor Del Pino , anti-gang legislation , gang prevention , Md. General Assembly ,

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 07:44pm EDT

Judges to watch over truant students in new program

Montgomery County is experimenting with a new program where truant students will work with volunteer judges in order to change their behavior to keep them out of trouble.

Tags: student truancy , Montgomery County , Montgomery County schools , Montgomery County Judges , Valerie Ervin , Maryland State's Attorney Office , University of Baltimore's School of Law , federal grant , education

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 01:13am EDT

Md. college students win cyber defense competition

While the Washington area may be tops when it comes to cyber criminals, our region is also a home to a growing number of cyber defenders-in-training.

Tags: cyber crime , cyber defense , Towson University , Center for Applied Information Technology , Mike O'Leary , Maryland

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 05:49pm EDT

Push to toughen Md. vehicular manslaughter laws

Under Maryland law, unless a certain criteria is met, drivers may walk away with nothing more than a trip to traffic court.

Tags: vehicular manslaughter , Adiva Sotzky

Thursday - 03/11/2010, 07:40pm EST

Maryland continues work on domestic violence laws

Fifty-three people died as the direct result of domestic violence in Maryland in 2009. After a ceremony to honor them in Annapolis next week, lawmakers will begin working on the Safe Homes Act of 2010.

Tags: Maryland , Michaele Cohen , Md. Safe Homes Act of 2010 , domestic violence , Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence ,

Friday - 01/29/2010, 01:02am EST

2 area students become Intel talent finalists

Yifan Li and Temple Anne Douglas don't know each other, but the area seniors both have a love of science and are competing for one of the nation's top prizes.

Tags: Intel Science Talent Search , Yifan Li , Temple Anne Douglas , Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Techn , Montgomery Blair High School , science

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 06:47am EST

Metro service back to normal after double fatality

Metro is mourning the loss of two workers who were installing communications equipment when they were struck by a high rail truck.

Tags: Metro , Adam Tuss , Kristi King , Colleen Kelleher , fatal accident , Jeffrey Garrard , Red Line , Sung Oh , Jackie Jeter , Angela Gates , National Transportation Safety Board , Tri-State Oversight , Jeanice McMillan , Metro accident , Michelle Basch , NTSB

Tuesday - 01/26/2010, 07:13am EST

How do Fairfax and Montgomery Cos. stack up?

Fairfax County is just as interested as Montgomery County to see how the 'burbs stack up against each other.

Tags: Sharon Bulova , Nancy Floreen , jobs , Hank Silverberg , Colleen Kelleher , Greg Otto , Transportation

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 08:23am EST

National Anthem license plates proposed

If a state senator from Carroll County gets his way, you'll see license plates with the words "Home of Our National Anthem" on them.

Tags: Larry Haines , National Anthem , Maryland General Assembly , Fort McHenry , Francis Scott Key

Friday - 01/22/2010, 11:39am EST
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