State Police: Panhandling Scam Causing Backups, Crashes In MarylandMaryland State Police are warning motorists to avoid stopping on exit ramps for individuals allegedly flagging down vehicles for help in order to beg for money.
Baltimore's Proposed Panhandling Law Causes BacklashThere's a fight in Baltimore over panhandling. The city council is considering a ban on begging in certain areas. Some say it's an uncomfortable nuisance but others say the panhandlers desperately need the money.
Baltimore Officials Debate Cracking Down On PanhandlingCracking down on panhandling. Baltimore City leaders can ban begging for money close to city restaurants and shops.
Montgomery Co. Aims To Stop Panhandling, AccidentsMontgomery County is launching a new initiative to stop panhandling and prevent accidents.
Panhandling Bill Becomes Law, Takes Effect June 1A bill that should help Allegany County law enforcement impose tighter controls on panhandlers was signed into law by Gov. Martin O'Malley last week. The law becomes effective June 1.
Allegany Co. Sheriff Seeks To Tackle PanhandlingSheriff Craig Robertson hopes an amendment to state law will help police tackle the panhandling problem in the area. Robertson is asking Allegany County commissioners to get behind a request to the local delegation to take action.