Joel Johnson-Liphart was ruled not competent to stand trial for manslaughter in the death of his grandmother six years ago. Now he’s back in court after assaulting his caregiver at a group home. It’s not clear if Maryland is equipped to deal with this.

Schools in Howard and Montgomery counties are not doing enough to ensure that Palestinian and Muslim students are not intimidated or silenced as tensions heighten during the Middle East crisis, parents of those students say.

Maybe your family has this tale, too. Somewhere along the way, one of my ancestors whose family came from Europe married a Cherokee woman. Sometimes it’s a princess in the telling, sometimes it’s not. Whatever the details or how it was told, it was just not true.

Travel & Leisure just put Annapolis 15th on its annual list of the top 25 towns to visit for Christmas for the second year in a row. The website, frankly, is late to the party. Annapolis has been a Christmas town for more than a century. Here, then, is an essential guide to the holidays in Annapolis.