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Southern Maryland Under Severe Weather Warnings for Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Southern Maryland Under Severe Weather Warnings for Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Updates will be provided throughout the day on this article. The risk of severe thunderstorms over much of our region today is ENHANCED (level 3 of 5). Damaging winds appear to be the primary threat, but hail, a few tornadoes, & flooding are also possible. Remain alert for rapidly changing weather conditions late this...
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Sykesville Man Charged with Manslaughter and Impaired Driving After Killing Woman in Glen Burnie Crash

Sykesville Man Charged with Manslaughter and Impaired Driving After Killing Woman in Glen Burnie Crash

On Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1:09 p.m., Northern District officers responded to MD Route 10 southbound between I-695 and Ordnance Rd for a multi-vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that a gray Hyundai Elantra was stopped completely on the right shoulder of Route 10 with a reported flat tire. In front of the Hyundai...
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Maryland Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources Find H5N1 Avian Influenza in Black Vultures Found Dead in Harford County

Maryland Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources Find H5N1 Avian Influenza in Black Vultures Found Dead in Harford County

Federal laboratory testing confirmed cases of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (HPAI) in samples taken from black vultures initially found sick and dead on April 22, and May 2 in Harford County, Maryland. Following an investigation by the Maryland Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MDA, DNR) and the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
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Anne Arundel County Police Arrest 15-Year-Old for Stealing Vehicle and Attempting to Steal Second Vehicle

Anne Arundel County Police Arrest 15-Year-Old for Stealing Vehicle and Attempting to Steal Second Vehicle

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers responded to the 8200 block of Brushyridge Road in Laurel for a report of two males tampering with a motor vehicle. Two suspects fled from officers who pursued the suspects on foot. One of the suspects was apprehended on Laurel Fort Meade Road near...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims May 11-17 as National Police Week in Maryland

Governor Hogan Proclaims May 11-17 as National Police Week in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today proclaimed May 11-17 as National Police Week in Maryland to recognize the critical work that police officers do to keep our communities safe and honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. “Serving in law enforcement is one of the most dangerous jobs in our...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Donation of Medical Supplies and Body Armor to Ukraine

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Donation of Medical Supplies and Body Armor to Ukraine

Governor Larry Hogan announced the shipment of a multimillion dollar aid package, including medical supplies and body armor, to support the people of Odesa, Ukraine—a sister city of Baltimore. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is donating more than 485,000 bandages and wound care supplies, 95 Eternity mechanical ventilators for hospital intensive care units,...
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MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Multiple Murders

MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Multiple Murders

Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Oscar Armando Sorto Romero, a/k/a “Lobo,” age 23, to life in federal prison for a racketeering conspiracy and for racketeering, as well as related violent crimes in aid of racketeering, including two murders, connected to his participation in La Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal enterprise also...
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Maryland State Police, NHTSA Spread Awareness: ‘Move Over’ To Protect First Responders, Road Workers

Maryland State Police, NHTSA Spread Awareness: ‘Move Over’ To Protect First Responders, Road Workers

The Maryland State Police will be joining law enforcement agencies across the country by participating in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Slow down – Move Over” campaign Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. Every day, thousands of first responders and road workers take to the streets to help...
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The Maryland Department of Health and the Opioid Operational Command Center Thank Marylanders for Participating in National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland Department of Health and the Opioid Operational Command Center Thank Marylanders for Participating in National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) are thanking Marylanders across the state for taking part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30. Participants dropped off their unused prescription medications at dozens of sites located throughout the state. Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford also...
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63-Year-Old Glen Burnie Man Dies After Dump Truck Overturns off of Bridge in Annapolis

63-Year-Old Glen Burnie Man Dies After Dump Truck Overturns off of Bridge in Annapolis

On Monday, May 2, 2022, at 12:56 p.m., officers from Southern District responded to Maryland Route 665 (Aris T. Allen Boulevard) just after Route 2 (Solomons Island Road) for a single-vehicle crash involving a commercial dump truck. Preliminary investigation suggests the 2013 Peterbilt dump truck was traveling eastbound on Route 665 when for unknown...
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Governor Hogan Announces $200 Million Affordable Housing Package to Address Rising Costs

Governor Hogan Announces $200 Million Affordable Housing Package to Address Rising Costs

Governor Larry Hogan announced that more than $200 million in financing tools and new programs will be made available to create new affordable housing opportunities in the state. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will administer the funds to produce more than 6,000 additional units statewide amid rising construction costs and...
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The Maryland State Police Aviation Command to Host Trooper/Flight Paramedic Virtual Open House On May 23, 2022 May 2, 2022

The Maryland State Police Aviation Command to Host Trooper/Flight Paramedic Virtual Open House On May 23, 2022 May 2, 2022

The Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) is excited to announce the changes to the Department’s tattoo policy, as well as recent raises, service credit for time at other State agencies and the roll out of our new whole blood program. These changes will be discussed as the MSPAC hosts a virtual open house...
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Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Associations’ Annual Convention and Parade in Lexington Park

Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Associations’ Annual Convention and Parade in Lexington Park

The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Inc. is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Associations’ Annual Convention and Parade on May 1, 2022, our Fire Chief Joe Gould will be the incoming President of the Association. Due to the COVID19 pandemic the annual convention and parade has...
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Governor Hogan and Department of Natural Resources Approve Funds to Acquire and Preserve Historic Annapolis Waterfront Park

Governor Hogan and Department of Natural Resources Approve Funds to Acquire and Preserve Historic Annapolis Waterfront Park

Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the State of Maryland will provide more than $4.8 million toward the purchase of a historically significant waterfront property for the development of a new Annapolis public park. The land has been identified as part of the property once owned by...
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Governor Hogan Signs More Than 100 Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including More Jobs for Marylanders Act and Judicial Transparency Act

Governor Hogan Signs More Than 100 Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including More Jobs for Marylanders Act and Judicial Transparency Act

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an additional 103 bipartisan bills into law, including measures to advance key administration initiatives, such as the More Jobs for Marylanders Act and the Judicial Transparency Act. “Today, we signed another 103 bipartisan bills into law, including measures to promote job creation, address violent crime, advance our Chesapeake Bay...
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Four Injured and One Killed After Large Tree Falls on Residence in Annapolis

Four Injured and One Killed After Large Tree Falls on Residence in Annapolis

On Monday, April 18, 2022, at 9:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel from Anne Arundel, Annapolis, and Fort Meade responded to 891 Holly Drive W, in Annapolis for the reported structure collapse with multiple subjects trapped. Firefighters responded to a report of a tree that had fallen into a home with occupants trapped....
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Intoxicated and Distracted Driver Receives 20 Years in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Intoxicated and Distracted Driver Receives 20 Years in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Guarav “Sonny” Rawal, 38, the owner of Champs Pizza in Glen Burnie, was sentenced to 20 years of active incarceration for negligent manslaughter and failing to remain at the scene of a collision involving in the death of Anthony Jean-Louis, 37. Rawal was sentenced...
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Daughter Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder of Her Mother

Daughter Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder of Her Mother

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Kimberly Windsor, 47, of Linthicum Heights entered a guilty plea to second degree murder in the death of her mother, Carol Windsor. The defendant will be sentenced on July 12, 2022. “This is truly heartbreaking,” said State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. “The defendant...
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Maryland Wildfires – Safety, Tips, and Tools for Our Citizens as Calls for Brush Fires Increase

Maryland Wildfires – Safety, Tips, and Tools for Our Citizens as Calls for Brush Fires Increase

By Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Lieutenant Scot Best, April 20, 2022. “Every year, wildfires burn across the United States, and a growing number of people are living where wildfires are a real risk. In 2018, more than 58,000 fires burned nearly nine million acres across the U.S. More than 25,000 structures were destroyed, including...
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Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $10 Million For Community Safety Works Awards

Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $10 Million For Community Safety Works Awards

Governor Larry Hogan today announced nearly $10 million in grant awards through the new Community Safety Works program to more than 300 business districts and nonprofit organizations across Maryland, advancing a key plank of the governor’s Re-Fund The Police Initiative. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Community Safety Works awards...
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20-Year-Old Owings Mills Man Arrested After Road Rage Incident and Following Victim to Police Station

20-Year-Old Owings Mills Man Arrested After Road Rage Incident and Following Victim to Police Station

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at approximately 11:00 a.m. there was a walk-in report of an assault with a motor vehicle/road-rage incident at the Northern District Station in Brooklyn. The victim stated they were driving on Dorsey Road near Aviation Boulevard when a Fire Engine with their emergency lights and siren drove passed them....
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AUDIO: Police Arrest Three Teens, Recover Loaded Handgun and Stolen Vehicle After Burglary at Gun Store

AUDIO: Police Arrest Three Teens, Recover Loaded Handgun and Stolen Vehicle After Burglary at Gun Store

On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers responded to Worth A Shot (a firearm retailer) on Veterans Highway for a side glass burglary alarm. The first officer arrived on the scene in under 2 minutes from dispatch and reported he had one suspect at gunpoint with two other suspects inside the business....
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Anne Arundel County Woman Wins $124,630 on $10 Game

Anne Arundel County Woman Wins $124,630 on $10 Game

April Fools’ Day is the perfect occasion for some light-hearted pranks or jokes, but maybe not such a good day to share the news that you just won a large Lottery prize. Convincing others that she truly won $124,630 on April 1 became an issue for a Pasadena player who purchased a winning FAST...
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MS-13 Gang Member Receives 30 Years for Second Degree Murder

MS-13 Gang Member Receives 30 Years for Second Degree Murder

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Cristian Pleitez-Tejada, 23, of Edgewater was sentenced to 30 years of active incarceration for the second degree murder of Jose Salvador Mancia Aguilar. The defendant entered a guilty plea on October 14, 2021. “The defendant had an ongoing disagreement with the victim and...
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Maryland State Police Investigating One Shot on I-295 Following Possible Road Rage Incident In Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Investigating One Shot on I-295 Following Possible Road Rage Incident In Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police are investigating a possible road rage incident that allegedly resulted in shots fired, sending one man to the hospital with injuries in Anne Arundel County, on Sunday, April 10, 2022. The injured victim’s identification is being withheld due to the ongoing investigation. He was transported from the scene by the Maryland...
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