File photo of a jail cell (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Nonviolent Criminals In Maryland May Get Second Chance

A Maryland measure that would close some nonviolent criminal misdemeanor records from public access after a three- to five-year waiting period is scheduled for hearings.


File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Woman Charged With Latest of 70 Arsons on Va. Eastern Shore

A former volunteer firefighter and his girlfriend were arrested Tuesday and are suspected of setting a majority of the 70 arsons on Virginia’s Eastern Shore over the past five months.


File photo of a jail cell. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Many DC Residents With Criminal Past Jobless

The D.C. Council plans to hold a hearing Friday on programs and services available to residents who are returning to the community from prison.