A number of new laws kicked in on Oct. 1 in Maryland, ranging from the significant (firearms, highway safety and veterans) to the silly (allowing snowmobiles on highways).

An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous cor…

Each year in Maryland, millions of parents and caregivers travel with children in their vehicles. Most believe that their children are buckled properly in the correct car seat or booster seat, yet the harsh reality is that most are not — and shockingly some children are not buckled at all. T…

With severe weather on the horizon, it’s the right time to have a disaster plan ready. As September is National Preparedness Month, take a moment to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared in case of emergency. Creating a family disaster plan is simple to do: Identify disasters most l…