Fighting a deadly problem. Governor Martin O’Malley recently signed an executive order in a push to prevent the growing number of drug overdoses in Maryland. It’s a problem getting out of control.
Maryland saw a 33 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of this year compared to the same time last year, state officials said Thursday as they announced a renewed focus on fighting the rise of fentanyl-laced heroin.
For the second time this summer, another transgender woman has been found brutally murdered in Baltimore city.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has announced the first heat-related deaths of the 2014 season.
Brazen violence. Police say he rammed his car into a family’s minivan, killing a little girl. They’ve also linked him to the murder of a teenager. Now they say 20-year-old Kevin Simpson could be connected to yet another killing.
Traffic fatalities in Maryland have dropped to a 52-year low.
The lawyer for a woman charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of two children during an exorcism says he will mount a defense that she is not criminally responsible.
Officials have released the names of two men who died after going into cardiac arrest while shoveling snow and a third man who also died of cardiac arrest the same day.
A reminder from the state fire marshal–always check the batteries in your smoke detector!
The state health department confirms four more cold related deaths in the last few weeks, bringing the total number this winter to 11.
The Navy says a fourth Navy diver has chosen to accept non-judicial punishment in connection with the training deaths of two sailors in Maryland.
Drugs and deaths. The Maryland Health Department is addressing a 15 percent hike in fatal drug overdoses in Maryland.