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Anne Arundel County Mother and Grandmother Charged After 9-Month-Old Infant Ingests Heroin/Fentanyl and Dies

Anne Arundel County Mother and Grandmother Charged After 9-Month-Old Infant Ingests Heroin/Fentanyl and Dies

On Saturday, July 27, 2019 at approximately 9:28 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Departments responded to the 7900 block of Chesapeake Drive, Orchard Beach, Maryland for a nine month old male infant in medical distress. The infant was transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for further medical treatment. Life saving...
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Man Arrested After Impersonating Police Officer in Anne Arundel

Man Arrested After Impersonating Police Officer in Anne Arundel

On December 2, 2019, detectives received information regarding a male who had entered a business in the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle just after 4:00 p.m. on November 30, 2019. While inside the establishment, the male removed his jacket, revealing a holstered handgun. The male was wearing a tactical vest displaying a police-style...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols For Thanksgiving Holiday

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols For Thanksgiving Holiday

Maryland State Police will have extra troopers on patrol all across the state as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. A variety of initiatives will be employed to keep traffic moving safely, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations occur, to keep travelers safe on Maryland roads. Beginning Wednesday,...
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Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results

Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 21,073 deer during the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons. The harvest was a 12% increase from last year’s official harvest of 18,839 deer for the same period. More favorable hunting conditions this year contributed to the increased harvest. The two-month...
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Laurel Man Sentenced to More Than 22 Years In Federal Prison for Committing Five Armed Robberies of Pharmacies in Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s Counties

Laurel Man Sentenced to More Than 22 Years In Federal Prison for Committing Five Armed Robberies of Pharmacies in Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s Counties

Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Jawanza Kevin Carter, age 22, of Laurel, Maryland, to 272 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbery involving controlled substances, and for carrying and brandishing of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in connection with...
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Joint Statement from Department of Justice, DOD, DHS, DNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Ensuring Security of 2020 Elections

Joint Statement from Department of Justice, DOD, DHS, DNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Ensuring Security of 2020 Elections

Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, FBI Director Christopher Wray, U.S. Cyber Command Commander and NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, and CISA Director Christopher Krebs released the following joint statement: “Today, dozens of states and local jurisdictions...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Locate Hit and Run Vehicle Involved in Crash That Killed 63-Year-Old Man in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Locate Hit and Run Vehicle Involved in Crash That Killed 63-Year-Old Man in Prince George’s County

UPDATE 11/11/19: Maryland State Police have located the vehicle involved in the fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a tow truck driver last week in Prince George’s County. Police believe the vehicle involved is a 2004 white Cadillac Escalade, which was located at Maryland Route 3 and Route 175 in Gambrills in...
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Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 3, 2019, Reminder to Check Alarms and Smoke Detectors

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 3, 2019, Reminder to Check Alarms and Smoke Detectors

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00 a.m., residents are reminded to turn clocks backward by one hour to 1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Department of Emergency Services reminds everyone that the annual time change is the perfect opportunity to change batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The...
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Friendship Man Steals Fire Truck From Calvert County and Takes it on a Joyride

Friendship Man Steals Fire Truck From Calvert County and Takes it on a Joyride

On October 19, 2019,  a deputy from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Park and Ride located at Lower Pindell Road and Southern Maryland Boulevard for a vehicle theft from Calvert that had not been reported yet and was found in Anne Arundel. The vehicle was a 2005 Pierce Fire Truck, belonging...
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Maryland Auto FineFix Program Enrollment Open Until December 31, 2019

Maryland Auto FineFix Program Enrollment Open Until December 31, 2019

A new state program launched in September has helped over 9,000 eligible Marylanders reduce their outstanding uninsured auto fines, eliminating a significant hurdle to registering and insuring their vehicles. FineFix is a partnership between the Uninsured Division of Maryland Auto Insurance and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). This program...
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Tree Trimmer Falls to Death in Anne Arundel County, Currently Under Investigation

Tree Trimmer Falls to Death in Anne Arundel County, Currently Under Investigation

On Monday, October 14, 2019, at approximately 10:45 a.m., firefighters responded to 303 Aston Forest Lane in Crownsville, for the reported injuries after a fall. Firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting an injured person following a fall. They located a male patient in cardiac arrest following a fall of approximately 60-feet from a...
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Maryland Health Department Confirms First Flu Cases; Urges All Marylanders to Get Flu Shots

Maryland Health Department Confirms First Flu Cases; Urges All Marylanders to Get Flu Shots

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) urges Marylanders to get vaccinated against influenza, as the flu season has already begun, with 11 laboratory confirmed cases identified since September 1. The majority of the cases so far have been subtyped as influenza A (H3N2), with a few classified as influenza B. The vaccine protects against...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Vehicle Fire After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lothian

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Vehicle Fire After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lothian

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 2:05 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 4 and Upper Pindell Road in Lothian, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into the woods...
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State Fire Marshal Haunted House Safety Guidelines To Look Out For This Halloween

State Fire Marshal Haunted House Safety Guidelines To Look Out For This Halloween

Many Marylanders will enjoy a variety special amusement buildings to celebrate Halloween this October. It is important to keep in mind that these structures have unique fire safety requirements in order to create an enjoyable and safe environment for everyone. “Smoke machines, dim lighting, cramped corridors, and loud noises can create true terror for...
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See Some of the New Maryland Laws That Go Into Effect Today

See Some of the New Maryland Laws That Go Into Effect Today

Hundreds of Maryland laws are going into effect today, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, spanning subjects from criminal justice reform to election law to medical cannabis. A generous number of the bills fall under the subjects of criminal justice and health. Senate Bill 707, which passed in the 2018 legislative session but is going into...
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On October 1st, the Statewide Sales Age Increases to 21 for all Tobacco Products in Maryland

On October 1st, the Statewide Sales Age Increases to 21 for all Tobacco Products in Maryland

Effective October 1, 2019, the statewide sales age increases to 21 for all tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes, vapes, pod-based devices such as JUUL and their e-liquids, and component parts and accessories). Important changes impacting tobacco sales: There is no “grandfather,” phase-in, or grace period​ for individuals who are 18 years of age prior to...
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Anne Arundel Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Department Assists Owl Moon Raptor Center and Citizens in Saving Injured Adult Osprey Stuck in Tree

Anne Arundel Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Department Assists Owl Moon Raptor Center and Citizens in Saving Injured Adult Osprey Stuck in Tree

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Owl Moon Raptor Center received a call from Mark Decarli, who was boating and saw an osprey upside down in a tree in Pasadena. Donna Cole, employees from the Owl Moon Center, and Bob Baltz, who volunteers for the Maryland Park Service with the...
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Veteran Lake Shore Firefighter Suffers Medical Emergency Preparing to Respond to Call in Anne Arundel County Firehouse

Veteran Lake Shore Firefighter Suffers Medical Emergency Preparing to Respond to Call in Anne Arundel County Firehouse

On Sunday, September 22, 2019. at approximately 12:50 p.m., the engine company at the Lake Shore Fire Station in Pasadena was alerted to respond to a dwelling fire in the Jacobsville area, when a firefighter getting dressed collapsed. A career member of the crew became unconscious while dressing to respond and another member of...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal Issues Open Burn Safety Notice

Maryland State Fire Marshal Issues Open Burn Safety Notice

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has seen numerous burn injuries as a result of open air burning this month. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci would like to remind residents about the necessary steps to reduce their risk of injury while conducting an open air burn. “Burning a large pile of brush...
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State Says Number of Fatal Overdoses in Past 6 Months Down by 11%

State Says Number of Fatal Overdoses in Past 6 Months Down by 11%

The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness...
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Maryland State Police Remind Motorists of The Importance of Proper Child Safety Seats Usage

Maryland State Police Remind Motorists of The Importance of Proper Child Safety Seats Usage

With this week being national Child Passenger Safety Week, Maryland State Police are reminding the public the importance of ensuring that motorists are utilizing the correct car seat and that it is being properly installed and utilized. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 723 children ages 12 and younger died and...
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Annual Cocaine Overdose Deaths on Rise in Maryland

Annual Cocaine Overdose Deaths on Rise in Maryland

Cocaine hasn’t received as much attention in recent years, but it is increasingly playing a role in the opioid epidemic, state data show. Despite some good news from the first quarter of this year, cocaine-related deaths have skyrocketed annually in Maryland since 2015, with nearly half of those occurring in Baltimore. The vast majority...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2019 Photo Contest

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2019 Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2019 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to David Illig of Gambrills for his stunning close-up shot of an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a Maryland State Parks Passport, a five-year subscription to Maryland Natural Resource...
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Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $12 Million Highway Safety Grant Funds Allocated for Nearly 100 Agencies

Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $12 Million Highway Safety Grant Funds Allocated for Nearly 100 Agencies

As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent vehicle crashes and save lives on Maryland roads, the Hogan Administration has announced the statewide distribution of nearly $12 million in federal highway safety funds. The funds will be dispersed by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office to nearly...
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The Maryland Department of Commerce Awards Nine Maryland Companies with ExportMD Grants

The Maryland Department of Commerce Awards Nine Maryland Companies with ExportMD Grants

The Maryland Department of Commerce has awarded nine small and mid-sized Maryland companies with ExportMD grants to help promote their products and services in the global marketplace. The ExportMD grant program helps businesses finance the costs of marketing internationally, including trade show fees and travel expenses. Applications are accepted on a monthly basis and...
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