"It hurts, it hurts,” Michael Marion said. “Sometimes I just want to close my eyes when I go by. That way maybe it's not there, but it's there and every day we go by it, my boys see it every day, their bus goes by it every day."
--Be wary of high pressure sales tactics and work offered without a contract with statements like "I have a load of asphalt in my truck; I can give a good deal" or "I am in the neighborhood paving and have enough material left to do another home's driveway"
--Be wary of offers that claim the work must be done the same day (This violates the MD door-to-door Sales Act)
--Think twice before doing business without a contractor with out-of-state plates. Fly-by-night contractors often come from out of state
--Always ask if a contractor is licensed. Their Maryland Home Improvement Commission license number should be posted on their vehicles and contracts. Confirm with MHIC that their license is real and valid
--Ask MHIC if complaints have been filed against a contractor
--Ask for references in your area. Call those references and ask about the quality and cost of the work they had performed
--Never pay more than 1/3 of cost as a deposit and do not pay ANY money until you have a signed contract
--Take your time! Home improvement work should not be an impulse purchase
--If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
Court records detail not only Timothy Virts potential for violence but also the custody agreements for parenting the children he had with murder victim Bobbie Joe Cortez.
Maryland hit-and-run reports by the numbers
Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has weighed in on a bill that asks Maryland hospitals with an ER to provide forensic exams for victims of sexual assault.
Lawmakers Friday introduced a bill in Annapolis that would place the responsibility on Maryland hospitals to provided certified forensic nurses for rape victims.
When a person is sexually assaulted, a clock starts ticking for evidence collection.
When a victim is raped, convincing them to go to the hospital can be tough. That’s just the first hard step after a horrific trauma.
This searchable database breaks down the number and dollar amount associated with rape kit reimbursements at certified Maryland hospitals.
Stats on hospital rape kit reimbursement claims 2011-2013.
An investigation has revealed serious safety concerns about one of the most popular children's toys on the market that is still being sold in stores despite consumer calls for a recall.