Anne Arundel News

Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Governor Larry Hogan today announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped below 300 and ICU levels have dropped below 70, down to their lowest levels...
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Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Recalled Westinghouse WGen5300DFv Dual Fuel Portable Generator – Dual Fuel Portable Generators Hazard: The recalled portable generators can leak fuel, posing a fire and burn hazard. Remedy: Repair Recall date: September 16, 2020 Units: About 7,500 Consumer Contact: MWE Investments toll-free at 855-944-4796 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@wpowereq.com,...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC,...
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Anne Arundel County Police Seeking Wanted Murder Suspect After Shooting in Glen Burnie

Anne Arundel County Police Seeking Wanted Murder Suspect After Shooting in Glen Burnie

UPDATE: On Saturday, September 12, 2020, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police responded to the 500 block of Delaware Avenue in Glen Burnie for the report of a fight. When officers arrived, they found a subject deceased lying in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s). The deceased subject was identified as...
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State of Maryland Provides Resources, Personnel to Assist Wildfire Response Efforts on the West Coast

State of Maryland Provides Resources, Personnel to Assist Wildfire Response Efforts on the West Coast

As the West Coast of the United States continues to battle historic wildfires, the State of Maryland is lending its support to response efforts in California and Oregon. “Our fellow states have never hesitated to support the State of Maryland in times of crisis, and we stand ready to support those who now face...
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Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has approved an average 11.9% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2021. This means that for the third consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will...
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Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

On September 16, 2020 officers responded to an Anne Arundel County residence for a social media trolling cellphone App that solicits child pornography. Officers learned a five-year-old child had several apps “Talking Angela”, “Talking Angela 2”, Talking Tom 2”, and “Talking Ben 2” on their cell phone. The apps told the child to take...
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Two Arrested After Police Observe Stolen Vehicle Driving Recklessly, Police Find Stolen Handgun and Large Quantity of Heroin and Fentanyl

Two Arrested After Police Observe Stolen Vehicle Driving Recklessly, Police Find Stolen Handgun and Large Quantity of Heroin and Fentanyl

On September 16, 2020 at approximately 1:35 a.m. a Northern District officer observed a vehicle violate multiple traffic violations. The officer stopped the vehicle, a silver Ford Crown Victoria, in the area of southbound Ritchie Highway and Mountain Road in Glen Burnie, and determined the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Howard County....
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Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today launched an eight-part diabetes education series for health care providers and residents with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The webinar series, developed by MDH’s Center for Population Health Initiatives, is part of Maryland’s Diabetes Action Plan and is another tool aimed at preventing and managing diabetes...
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Impaired Pasadena Man Receives Maximum Sentence After Killing Married Couple in Motor Vehicle Collision

Impaired Pasadena Man Receives Maximum Sentence After Killing Married Couple in Motor Vehicle Collision

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that the Honorable William C. Mulford, II sentenced Brandon Wyrobek to 20 years in prison for two counts of negligent manslaughter in the killing of Frances Manis, 73, and her husband Richard Manis, 80. The couple was on their way to an engagement party...
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Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-off players in the St. Mary’s County community of Clements, as well as in Landover Hills in Prince George’s County and Frederick County’s Woodsboro were the biggest Maryland Lottery winners of the past week. A red-hot scratch-off overflowing with $1 million in Lottery luck brought a St. Mary’s County man to Maryland Lottery headquarters...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces September 11 to October 10 as Day to Serve Month in Maryland

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces September 11 to October 10 as Day to Serve Month in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today issued a proclamation declaring September 11 through October 10 as Day to Serve month in Maryland, and encourages all Marylanders and state employees to choose at least one day to participate in or host a volunteer activity. The Day to Serve initiative unites Marylanders in their volunteer efforts and recognizes the exceptional community service that occurs...
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Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and D.C. File Suit Against EPA for Failing to Hold Pennsylvania and New York Accountable for Chesapeake Bay Pollution

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joined by the Attorneys General of Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, today filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop and implement plans to achieve 2025 Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. The suit asserts that...
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Governor Hogan Renews Administration’s Commitment to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During Suicide Prevention Month

Governor Hogan Renews Administration’s Commitment to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During Suicide Prevention Month

Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month and highlighting the administration’s participation in the nationwide Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Maryland joins 41 other states and one U.S. territory in issuing similar proclamations today. Read the proclamation. “Each and every life...
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State Fire Marshal Introduce Four New Officers, Including the First Female Latino Fire Marshal in the 56-Years of The Agency

State Fire Marshal Introduce Four New Officers, Including the First Female Latino Fire Marshal in the 56-Years of The Agency

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added experienced police officers to their ranks after being appointed as Deputy State Fire Marshals. In a physically distanced ceremony in Pikesville, four new deputies, including the first Latino female, were welcomed by State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci. The four newest Deputy State Fire Marshals are...
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Police Seeking Identity of Male Suspect who Stole Vehicle with Two Young Children Inside

Police Seeking Identity of Male Suspect who Stole Vehicle with Two Young Children Inside

  UPDATE 9/08/2020: On September 4, 2020 at approximately 9 p.m. officers responded to the Exxon located at 8101 Ritchie Highway for an abduction. A adult female stepped out of her vehicle leaving it running with a 2 year old and a 6 month old child inside. A white male wearing a plaid long sleeve...
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Attorney General Frosh, COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force Request Governor Hogan Dedicate Portion of CARES Act Funding to Rental/Debt Assistance and Legal Aid

Attorney General Frosh, COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force Request Governor Hogan Dedicate Portion of CARES Act Funding to Rental/Debt Assistance and Legal Aid

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force sent letters to Governor Hogan requesting a portion of CARES Act funding be dedicated to stem the anticipated tide of mass evictions and debt collections. The moratoria on evictions for failure to pay rent and consumer debt cases...
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State Fire Marshal Offers Outdoors Safety Tips as Summer Comes to an End

State Fire Marshal Offers Outdoors Safety Tips as Summer Comes to an End

With Labor Day weekend, and Maryland moving into Phase 3, families across Maryland will venture outside – either to the beach or the mountains – or like many, just to their backyard. Increased outdoor activities also increase outdoor fire risks; therefore, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci provides a few common-sense tips that will...
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Governor Hogan Announces $30 Million in Funding For Eviction Prevention Assistance

Governor Hogan Announces $30 Million in Funding For Eviction Prevention Assistance

Governor Larry Hogan announced the commitment of $30 million in new funding to prevent evictions and help Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the inability to pay their rent,” said Governor Hogan. “While our eviction moratorium has helped families remain in...
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September 3, 2020 – Prince George, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties Under Tornado Watch

September 3, 2020 – Prince George, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties Under Tornado Watch

National Weather Service says there is an extraordinary threat to life or property in District of Columbia, Anne Arundel County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Calvert County, Charles County, Carroll County, Arlington County, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Fredericksburg, City of Manassas, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Prince William County,...
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Labor Day Weekend Means Extra Safety Efforts Across Maryland

Labor Day Weekend Means Extra Safety Efforts Across Maryland

As the unofficial end to summer approaches, state troopers will be on extra alert in search of impaired, distracted and/or aggressive drivers this Labor Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. Beginning Thursday through Labor Day, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving,...
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Governor Hogan Announces Beginning of Stage Three of Maryland’s COVID-19 Recovery, Additional Safe and Gradual Reopenings

Governor Hogan Announces Beginning of Stage Three of Maryland’s COVID-19 Recovery, Additional Safe and Gradual Reopenings

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, based on the state’s improving health metrics, Maryland will begin to move into Stage Three of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ with additional safe and gradual reopenings. As with Stages One and Two, Stage Three will be implemented in multiple phases with a flexible, community-based approach that...
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Anne Arundel County Police Investigating Homicide, Multiple Shootings and Reports of Shots Fired

Anne Arundel County Police Investigating Homicide, Multiple Shootings and Reports of Shots Fired

8/29/2020: At approximately 2:35 p.m., officers responded for reports of multiple gunshots fired in the unit block of Johnson Road in Pasadena. Upon arrival, officers met with several witnesses who reported hearing shots in the area and indicated a residence where they believed the sounds were coming from. The investigation revealed that an individual...
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Maryland Fraudsters Facing Federal Indictment for Fraudulent $28 Million Investment Ponzi Scheme

Maryland Fraudsters Facing Federal Indictment for Fraudulent $28 Million Investment Ponzi Scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted Dennis Mbongeni Jali, age 35, formerly of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; John Erasmus Frimpong, age 40, of Upper Marlboro; and Arley Ray Johnson, age 61, of Bowie, Maryland on federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering.  The indictment was returned on July 27, 2020, and...
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Coast Guard Notes Increase in Illegal Charters Across the Mid-Atlantic, Halts Voyages

Coast Guard Notes Increase in Illegal Charters Across the Mid-Atlantic, Halts Voyages

The Coast Guard has discovered and halted the voyages of at least five illegal charters discovered across the Mid-Atlantic since July. An illegal charter is a pay-for-hire operation where boat owners or someone they hire take passengers on the water without the proper credentials, and in some cases without proper safety gear or inspections....
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