Anne Arundel News

Look Up! Look Out! It’s Back-to-School Time!

Look Up! Look Out! It’s Back-to-School Time!

As families across Maryland prepare for the start of the school year, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) joined AAA Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) and Baltimore County Police at Timber Grove Elementary School to remind drivers and pedestrians that everyone has a role in keeping Maryland’s youngest commuters...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspects Whereabouts

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspects Whereabouts

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has Identified Toney Martin Thomas in three theft cases. Mr. Thomas’s  method of operation is to target female senior citizens in a commercial establishment, steal their wallet and to go to a nearby store and use the victim’s credit cards before the victim knows they have been stolen. In all...
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Safety Tips for Today’s Solar Eclipse

Safety Tips for Today’s Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere –...
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Three Lucky Winners Take Home $10,000 Prizes

Three Lucky Winners Take Home $10,000 Prizes

Three lucky players visited the Maryland Lottery’s Baltimore headquarters office in the past week to claim $10,000 scratch-off prizes: A Suitland man was a $10,000 winner on the $10 Super Crossword ticket, claiming his prize on Aug. 14. The Prince George’s County resident bought the lucky ticket at Best One Convenience, located at 4523 Silver Hill...
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Help Win $25,000 to Expand Anti-Bullying Program for Teen Girls

Help Win $25,000 to Expand Anti-Bullying Program for Teen Girls

The Dream Queen Foundation’s signature teen girl program Gals Lead is helping Southern Maryland combat bullying by providing female middle and high school students a safe place to share, get to know themselves, celebrate successes, overcome obstacles, learn from role models, pursue their dreams and ultimately, embrace their value and worth.  State Farm has...
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Join the Maryland Lottery at the Maryland State Fair

Join the Maryland Lottery at the Maryland State Fair

Lottery Booth located in the lobby of the Exhibition Hall Friday, Aug. 25 – Monday, Sept. 4 Monday – Friday                    Noon – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday               10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Labor Day          ...
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Residents Urged to Protect Eyes During Solar Eclipse

Residents Urged to Protect Eyes During Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, there will be a partial solar eclipse in Charles County, beginning around 1:18 p.m. The maximum effect will occur around 2:43 p.m. and the eclipse will end around 4:02 p.m. The Department of Emergency Services urges residents to avoid looking directly at the sun at any point during the eclipse....
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Stay Safe Observing Solar Eclipse

Stay Safe Observing Solar Eclipse

Next week any person within Southern Maryland should be able to witness a partial solar eclipse, weather permitting. NASA’s website stated; “A solar eclipse is one of nature’s grandest spectacles.” There are parts of the country that will be able to witness a total eclipse of the sun; however, within the National Capital Region...
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Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity to Experience Sport

Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity to Experience Sport

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a new hunting license for first-time hunters. The Apprentice Hunting License is available to residents and nonresidents of any age who never held a Maryland hunting license. The apprentice license is $10 for residents and $20 for nonresidents, and provides the same privileges as other Maryland hunting licenses. It allows anyone interested...
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Rachel Yasser To Lead The District Of Maryland’s Opioid-Related Healthcare Fraud Unit

Rachel Yasser To Lead The District Of Maryland’s Opioid-Related Healthcare Fraud Unit

Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning announces the appointment of Rachel Yasser to lead the District’s project targeting opioid-related health care fraud. Yasser, 38, graduated from Columbia University in 2001 and Northwestern School of Law in 2004. She has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Maryland since 2008....
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Mechanicsville Man Guilty of Two Anne Arundel County Murders, Faces Life in Prison

Mechanicsville Man Guilty of Two Anne Arundel County Murders, Faces Life in Prison

Christopher Scheibe, 29, of Mechanicsville, pleaded guilty to First Degree Murder for the 2016 killing of a young woman whose body was found in a wooded area behind 2006 Industrial Drive in Annapolis on May 31, 2016 and to Second Degree Murder for the 2012 killing of a young woman whose body was found...
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La Plata Man Discover More Than $157,000 in Unclaimed Property

La Plata Man Discover More Than $157,000 in Unclaimed Property

Four Maryland residents – two from Baltimore and one each from Hyattsville and La Plata – have joined the list of this year’s Unclaimed Property recipients who have been identified with accounts as part of Comptroller Peter Franchot’s annual publication. The four separate claims total more than $564,000 from a list published this spring...
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Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

The best way to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases is to get rid of mosquito breeding habitats. Because it is the height of mosquito season and the area just endured a significant 24-hour rain event, the Calvert County Department of General Services Mosquito Control Program urges residents to assist with mosquito control by...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ETHEL

Wednesday’s Pet is ETHEL

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/9/2017 ETHEL Featured Pet: Ethel Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Ethel is between 6 and 9 years old. She is a gentle dog that has thrived since her rescue from the shelter...
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Maryland Lottery and Casinos Break Multiple All-Time Records in Fiscal Year 2017

Maryland Lottery and Casinos Break Multiple All-Time Records in Fiscal Year 2017

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced numerous record-breaking figures for Fiscal Year 2017. The Maryland Lottery set new all-time marks for total sales, prizes to players, retailer commissions and instant ticket (scratch-off) sales. Meanwhile, the opening of the state’s sixth casino predictably spurred record casino gaming revenues. For the second consecutive year, combined Lottery and casino gaming contributions...
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UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED – Anne Arundel County Police Officer Suspended After Violating Citizens First Amendment to Record Him

UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED – Anne Arundel County Police Officer Suspended After Violating Citizens First Amendment to Record Him

On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at approximately 4:15 p.m., Corporal Wolford, ID #1740, of the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a customer dispute call in the 8200 block of Sebring Court in Severn. While the officer was discussing the matter with one of the involved parties, his interactions were being video recorded...
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MDOT SHA Issues Statement on Tragic Death and Severe Injury of Workers in Anne Arundel County

MDOT SHA Issues Statement on Tragic Death and Severe Injury of Workers in Anne Arundel County

Late last week a driver entered a work zone on MD 175, seriously injuring two contractors, one of which subsequently succumbed to his injuries this past weekend.  The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) expresses its condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Walter Gonzalez-Lopez, employed by Peak, Incorporated.  Another...
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Cancer Charity Ordered to Stop Soliciting in Maryland

Cancer Charity Ordered to Stop Soliciting in Maryland

Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today a Cease and Desist Order has been issued against We Can Cer-Vive! and its president and founder, Mia Wright. The order follows an investigation that revealed multiple violations of the Maryland Solicitations Act, including using false and misleading advertising...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ACE

Wednesday’s Pet is ACE

Wednesday’s Pet for 08/02/17 ACE        Featured Pet: Ace Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Yorkie Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Ace is a mature, purebred Yorkie.  He is good with kids but will do best in a home where he is the...
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Maryland State Police Continues Focus On Distracted Drivers

Maryland State Police Continues Focus On Distracted Drivers

Maryland State Police are continuing to make enforcement of distracted driving laws a top priority as troopers issued significantly more citations and warnings over the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time last year. Between Jan. 1 and July 1 2017, Maryland State troopers issued a combined 20,762 warnings and citations,...
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First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool of 2017 Confirmed

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool of 2017 Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced the first detection of a West Nile virus mosquito pool in Maryland in 2017.  On July 28, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected by department personnel in the New Carrollton area (Prince George’s County) on July 18.  Ultra-Low...
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Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers

Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers

With the National Weather Service issuing a flash flood watch from 2 p.m. today through Saturday afternoon, Maryland State Police are warning motorists to be cautious while driving. Maryland State Police will be working in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to address any...
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Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Governor Larry Hogan today announced regulatory reforms that will save Maryland taxpayers time and money, as well as protect the health of our environment, through common sense changes to the Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP). The changes include extending initial VEIP inspections for new vehicles by one year. This announcement...
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MVA Marks One Year Anniversary of Secure Maryland Proud ID Cards

MVA Marks One Year Anniversary of Secure Maryland Proud ID Cards

One year after the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) introduced the new secure Maryland Proud driver’s license and ID card, 1,621,982 cards have been issued to new and renewing Maryland residents.  In addition to providing a state-of-the-art security features, veterans are now recognized for their service to our country with...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Staff Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Staff Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that former Communications Director Matthew Clark is returning to the administration as Chief of Staff, replacing Sam Malhotra effective August 15, 2017. Malhotra will return to the private sector, while continuing to serve the administration as a senior advisor to the governor on technology and innovation issues. Malhotra served...
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