Fort Detrick says it will run criminal background checks on visitors under new security measures the U.S. military is implementing at all its bases.
Regulators allowed a doctor to practice in Maryland despite a past rape conviction. His case is now putting a spotlight on the lack of required background checks for all of Maryland’s physicians.
Maryland State Police says officers from several law enforcement agencies will help troopers conduct background checks for people applying to buy guns.
State police are dealing with a massive backlog as they try to process thousands of background checks on people waiting to buy handguns in Maryland. And in some cases, that delay has helped guns fall into the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.
Maryland officials are moving to suspend new placements by the state’s second-largest foster care provider after finding that it put children at risk by failing to track background checks, training and other requirements for foster parents.