ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokesman for Attorney General Doug Gansler's campaign for governor says Gansler will hold a news conference to discuss his brief appearance at a teenage party at a Delaware beach house.
The Baltimore Sun obtained a photo it published Thursday that shows Gansler at the party. In an interview with the Sun, Gansler said he doesn't remember whether he saw drinking but that if he had, it wasn't his responsibility to intervene.
A Gansler campaign spokesman says the candidate will talk this afternoon in Silver Spring about what happened.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney Doug Gansler has paid a speeding ticket, amid highly publicized reports about how Maryland State Police say he directed them to drive him and his own use of a state vehicle.
Gansler, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, released a statement from his office Tuesday announcing he paid the ticket.
The attorney general says apparently his office received a photo-camera ticket from the District of Columbia.
PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP)- Maryland State Police are cracking down on drivers who fail to move over or slow down for emergency vehicles.
After one trooper was struck and critically injured and a second trooper's patrol car was destroyed in a crash earlier this month, police are launching an initiative Monday to remind drivers to give emergency workers space.
Police warn that special enforcement operations will be active across the state. A violation is a primary offense and could mean a fine of $110 and one point.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland State Police says officers from several law enforcement agencies will help troopers conduct background checks for people applying to buy guns.
State police said Thursday that officers from other agencies will conduct firearm purchase application background investigations. State law requires that the investigations be conducted by police officers.
As many as 20 officers will work out of a Maryland State Police office in Columbia beginning Monday.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland delegate is asking the attorney general whether it's legal for state police to allow up to 200 employees from five agencies to view prospective gun buyers' information as the state churns through an application backlog.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gun purchase applications in Maryland are up ahead of the start of a gun control measure that gives Maryland some of the nation's tightest gun laws.
The Washington Times reports state police received 85,141 gun-purchase applications this year through Aug. 31. That's compared with 70,099 applications in all of 2012 and 46,339 applications in 2011. Gun dealers say they have been overwhelmed ahead of the law's Oct. 1 effective date.
DENTON, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a trooper is in critical condition after he was dragged by a car while off duty in Caroline County.
Police say the trooper apparently confronted three juveniles in a car in Denton on Wednesday evening when they appeared to be involved in some kind of vandalism. The trooper approached group on foot and while he was speaking to them, police say the driver of the car accelerated and the trooper was somehow dragged. After a time, police say the trooper was dislodged and fell to the roadway and the driver fled.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's highest court has ruled police must release files relating to how authorities investigate racial profiling.
The Maryland Court of Appeals released the decision on Thursday.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP have contended the Maryland State Police must turn over the record. Police have argued the documents are personnel records that are exempt from disclosure under Maryland's public information law.
Pikesville, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Police say troopers stopped more than 8,900 vehicles during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Police announced Monday that 96 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence. Fifty-six people also were arrested for drug violations. Police say there were 133 people arrested for various other criminal violations. Troopers also recovered three guns during traffic stops.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration says homicides, violent crime and property crime have dropped to the lowest levels since 1975 in Maryland.
O'Malley released year-end crime data on Wednesday for 2011. The Maryland State Police compile the data, which is submitted each year to the FBI.
O'Malley, a Democrat, says the total number of crimes has dropped 4.6 percent, compared to 2010. The governor says it's the lowest total crime rate reported in Maryland since the Uniform Crime Reporting program was adopted in 1975.