Anne Arundel News

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, which provides fourth-grade children and their families free admission to Maryland state parks along with national parks and other federal lands across the country. The purpose of the Every Kid in a Park effort...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/18/2017 is Friska Featured Pet: Friska Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Tree Walker Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Friska is a big goofball. She will do best in a home as the only dog and without cats. Friska is looking for...
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State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

Responding to pleas from Maryland crab processors suffering from a depressed harvest this year, a state advisory group is proposing to relax a regulation that could allow importing nearly twice as many egg-bearing female crabs for crabmeat. But some Maryland crabbers object, warning that the move would undercut their income and endanger the future...
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Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

The following laws approved by the Maryland General Assembly this year went into effect on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. The list contains bill numbers and links to the legislation and legislative history. PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT: Ban on fracking: After a two-year moratorium, the state will prohibit the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the production of...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the weekend of Oct. 14 and 15, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Office of Tourism. Garrett County’s biggest event of the year, the Autumn Glory Festival, is underway in Oakland and other locations throughout the county. Highlights of the festival include the...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide Oct. 19. This is one of several deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from Oct. 19-21 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and western...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/10/2017 is SNICKERS Featured Pet: Snickers Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pomeranian Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 CLICK HERE to see Procedures on Rescue’s site. Snickers is a beautiful 8-year-old Pomeranian Mix.  He is sociable, fun...
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Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Receives Grant to Combat Gun Crime

Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Receives Grant to Combat Gun Crime

Thursday, October 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America. Foremost of those actions is the reinvigoration of “Project Safe Neighborhoods,” a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and...
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Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Celebrates 50 Years And Maintains Number One Ranking Nationwide for Safety Inspections

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Celebrates 50 Years And Maintains Number One Ranking Nationwide for Safety Inspections

The Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) celebrates a fifty year anniversary of providing safety and service to citizens throughout Maryland, while being recognized as number one in the nation for having the most commercial vehicle safety inspections per lane mile for the fourth consecutive year. Due to the dedication and commitment...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/4/17 is DIAMOND Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Whippet/Pit Bull Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Diamond is a sweet and friendly 6-year-old Whippet/Pit bull mix who found herself abandoned by her owner at the local...
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FDA Warning: Risk of Suffocation – Infant Sleep Positioners

FDA Warning: Risk of Suffocation – Infant Sleep Positioners

The FDA is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products—sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products—can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. In the last 13 years, the federal government has received 12 reports of babies known to have died from suffocation associated...
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SMADC & TCCSMD Issue Request for Proposals for Meat Processing Plant  

SMADC & TCCSMD Issue Request for Proposals for Meat Processing Plant  

A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division, of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD), to select an entity to develop, manage and operate a meat processing facility to service the Southern Maryland region farming community. The facility will be...
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IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

With school now in session, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students about tax benefits that can help with the expense of higher education. Two college tax credits apply to students enrolled in an eligible college, university or vocational school. Eligible students include the taxpayer, their spouse and dependents. American Opportunity Tax Credit...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/27/2017 GREGORY   Featured Pet: Gregory Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Shepard/Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Gregory is a 4-year-old Shepard Mix.  He has thrived since coming into rescue.  He has completed obedience training from Think like...
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$8 Million Improvement Plan for Fort Smallwood Park Announced

$8 Million Improvement Plan for Fort Smallwood Park Announced

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh today announced the County plans to invest more than $8 million to improve Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena. “This investment will continue to improve the experience for our citizens who enjoy the majesty of Fort Smallwood Park,” said Schuh. “These improvements to Fort Smallwood will ensure it remains...
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Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard officials in the Mid-Atlantic are urging the maritime community, boating public and beachgoers Monday to use caution and protect themselves and their vessels as Hurricane Maria moves north. The Coast Guard stresses the importance of securing vessels and updating Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registrations as these devices often float free from...
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Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators learned last week that Maryland’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections. The State Board of Elections told lawmakers Sept. 6 that they are powerless to make those changes, and that any security changes must directly...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNOOPY

Wednesday’s Pet is SNOOPY

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/20/2017 SNOOPY     Featured Pet: Snoopy Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Snoopy is an adorable 6-month-old Beagle.  He is lovable, happy and smart.  Puppies are so adorable, but please give careful consideration to...
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ALERT – Check Fraud Scam

ALERT – Check Fraud Scam

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has recently received multiple complaints involving a check fraud scam. In this scam, a potential victim will receive, what appears to be, a legitimate bank check in the MAIL; typically by 2 day or 3 day US Priority Mail service. Instructions will accompany the check directing victims to...
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There’s A New Dog In Town: State Police K-9 Unit Welcomes Skye To The Team

There’s A New Dog In Town: State Police K-9 Unit Welcomes Skye To The Team

The Maryland State Police K-9 Unit welcomes Skye to the team to help keep Maryland safe. Skye is a three year old Springer Spaniel who is a certified cadaver dog. Skye is currently one of only three law enforcement human remains detection dogs in Maryland and is the first cadaver dog to work for...
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Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2017 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Nikunj Patel of Laurel for his stunning photo of an American Wigeon spreading its wings in wintry blue waters. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a 2018 Maryland State Park and Trail Passport, a...
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What if Your Car Accident Injuries Don’t Appear Immediately?

Any accident involving cars or other motor vehicles can be a traumatic experience and can leave lasting injury, both psychological and physical. In addition, some injuries may not become noticeable until the time following the accident. As such, it’s important that your injuries following the accident are closely observed, as will be explained in...
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Donors Warned of Charity Scams in the Wake of Irma

Donors Warned of Charity Scams in the Wake of Irma

Appeals for charitable donations will surge as the East Coast reels from the effects of Category 4 Hurricane Irma. To add insult to injury, Hurricanes Jose and Katia are on the heels of Irma. Generous Marylanders will donate to provide relief for those impacted by these horrific disasters. “Donors need to be vigilant and...
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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16

Hundreds of Southern Maryland residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, September 16 at Asbury Solomons. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for...
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