Anne Arundel News

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Integrity in Government Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Integrity in Government Initiative

Standing on the steps of the historic Maryland State House, Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a series of sweeping ethics reform proposals to target conflicts of interest and corruption among state officials, increase transparency and public access to state government, and reform the county liquor board nominating process following a string of fraud and bribery...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December 2016

Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December 2016

Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,706 million in statewide gaming revenue. December surpassed the previous revenue record set in May 2016, when five casinos totaled $104,351,219 million. MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, which held its grand opening...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Dexter

Wednesday’s Pet is Dexter

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/18/2017 Dexter Featured Pet: Dexter Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Dexter is a cute little Beagle. He has had obedience training from Think Like A Dog and graduated with excellence! Dexter is...
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PGPD Seeks Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

PGPD Seeks Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

Homicide Unit detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department today released a composite sketch of the victim shot and killed Sunday night in Hillcrest Heights. Detectives are asking for the community’s help in identifying her so her family can be notified. On January 15, 2017, at about 10:10 pm, the victim was found...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative

Thursday January 12, 2017 Governor Larry Hogan announced the 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative. The initiative introduced a series of proposals to help prevent future victims of crime and to stop repeat offenders. This legislation is initiated to deter sex offenders, prosecute human traffickers, support victims of crime, and toughen penalties for repeat DUI...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013.  It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland...
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Maryland State Highway Administration Issues Statement on Tragic Death of Worker in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Highway Administration Issues Statement on Tragic Death of Worker in Anne Arundel County

Following the tragic incident yesterday afternoon in which a driver struck and killed a flag person in an active work zone, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) expresses its condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Rodney Chase, employed by PDI Sheets, Inc. “We mourn the loss of a...
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Security Awareness for Taxpayers: The Tax Community Needs Your Help

Security Awareness for Taxpayers: The Tax Community Needs Your Help

The Maryland Comptroller’s Office and the federal Internal Revenue Service are doing everything they can to protect Marylanders from identity theft. But officials at both agencies urge Marylanders to take steps necessary to protect their personal and financial data. Cybercriminals continue to steal enormous amounts of personal data from outside the tax system and...
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Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers

Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers

With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are fair and that winners pay appropriate Maryland taxes. “Daily online fantasy sports games have a significant presence in Maryland,” Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said. “It is entirely appropriate that we...
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Winter Turkey Hunting Season to Open January 19th

Winter Turkey Hunting Season to Open January 19th

Maryland’s winter turkey hunting season will be open Jan. 19-21 statewide, allowing hunters that didn’t bag a turkey in the fall another opportunity. The season was established in 2015 to provide hunters an opportunity to harvest turkeys outside the traditional spring season. “Our state’s turkey population is healthy and continues to grow in nontraditional...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ROMEO

Wednesday’s Pet is ROMEO

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/11/17 ROMEO Featured Pet: Romeo Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Missing right eye Breed: Hound Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Romeo was a stray, that no one ever claimed. He is a 1-year-old incredibly sweet, fun dog. Romeo came into rescue...
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Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made a huge difference in the lives of Marylanders, including here in the Fifth District. The law took a three-pronged approach to address the problems that plagued our health care system by working to bring down the cost of health coverage; increase access to...
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Governor Larry Hogan Declares January 9 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Governor Larry Hogan Declares January 9 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Governor Larry Hogan today issued a statewide proclamation declaring Monday, January 9, 2017 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Maryland. National Law Enforcement Day is acknowledged annually on January 9, when states and organizations across the country show their support for our nation’s law enforcement officers. Government House will also be lit blue on...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December

Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,706 million in statewide gaming revenue. December surpassed the previous revenue record set in May 2016, when five casinos totaled $104,351,219 million. MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, which held its grand opening...
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Maryland Hikers Trek Over 4,000 Miles on New Year’s Day

Maryland Hikers Trek Over 4,000 Miles on New Year’s Day

With mild temperatures and sunny skies throughout much of the state, the Maryland Park Service welcomed over 2,000 hikers for First Day Hikes 2017. Staff and volunteers hosted 33 guided hikes at 21 state parks on New Year’s Day. From beachside marshes to rocky cliffs, each park offered its own unique adventure and walk. A...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan today unveiled the 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative, a comprehensive legislative package that will provide incentives for the creation of thousands of jobs and $5 million in strategic investments in education and workforce training to put even more Marylanders back to work. As the centerpiece of this initiative, the governor announced the...
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Winter Storm Warning in Effect for St. Mary’s County

Winter Storm Warning in Effect for St. Mary’s County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect from 1:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday. * precipitation type snow. * accumulation potential for 5 or more inches of snow (3 to 6 inches expected). * timing late Friday night through Saturday afternoon. * impacts snow may result in significant travel...
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20 kinds of Cat Food Recalled Including 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty

20 kinds of Cat Food Recalled Including 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty

The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this...
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Chronicles of the Freedom War: A look at Civil War sites within state parks

Chronicles of the Freedom War: A look at Civil War sites within state parks

As a border slave state that remained loyal to the Union, the State of Maryland played a key role in the American Civil War, one of our nation’s most important and bloody conflicts. The Old Line State saw many of the same political and social conflicts over slavery, secession and states’ rights that played...
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Maryland State Police Holiday Traffic Enforcement Results

Maryland State Police Holiday Traffic Enforcement Results

Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the six-week holiday period resulted in more than 47,000 traffic stops that led to more than 1,300 criminal arrests and almost 700 arrests of impaired drivers. Maryland State Police patrol troopers began increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts on November 23, 2016 that continued through January 2,...
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Tax Preparedness Series: What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on Dec. 31

Tax Preparedness Series: What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on Dec. 31

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season. For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will impact their 2016 tax returns. For example, charitable contributions are deductible in the year made....
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Record-Breaking Year for Maryland Natural Resources

Record-Breaking Year for Maryland Natural Resources

From record participation in First Day Hikes to record water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay, 2016 was a banner year for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Here is a chronological rundown of some our “new” records: January Maryland Hosted Record 2,100 First Day Hikers April Winners Named in Color Maryland Green Contest 53,000 Acres...
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Former Maryland City Youth Soccer Coach Charged with Child Abuse

Former Maryland City Youth Soccer Coach Charged with Child Abuse

In October 2016, the Department of Social Services received a report of a sexual child abuse. The Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit was made aware of the allegation and worked with the Department of Social Services in regards to the sexual abuse complaint. The juvenile victim reported they were sexually abused on two...
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Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens

Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens

The winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 6 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all but the westernmost Maryland counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during that period. Additionally, hunters in Caroline County may use a rifle or handgun...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Buster Brown

Wednesday’s Pet is Buster Brown

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/28/16 is Buster Brown Featured Pet: Buster Brown Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Min Pin Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Buster Brown is a handsome 1-year-old Chihuahua mixed with maybe...
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