Anne Arundel News

Maryland Drivers Facing Longer Lines, Frustration on License Renewal to Comply with Federal Law

Maryland Drivers Facing Longer Lines, Frustration on License Renewal to Comply with Federal Law

Maryland drivers are facing longer lines and frustrating revisits to state offices over the next year when they renew their licenses due to tougher requirements for licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID law, legislators heard last week. Sixty percent of Maryland’s almost 3 million licensed drivers must submit new documentation to prove...
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CDC Reports Teenage Tobacco Use Has Soared

CDC Reports Teenage Tobacco Use Has Soared

The CDC, NCI, and FDA released findings from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey. The findings include current use of seven tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, and bidi, as well as findings on use of multiple products and frequency of use. The results show that there were...
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UPDATE: Alleged Arundel Mills Mall Shooter Turns Himself Into Police

UPDATE: Alleged Arundel Mills Mall Shooter Turns Himself Into Police

UPDATE 2/19/2019: On February 19, 2019, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Jamari Marquese Hammond, of Severn turned himself in at the Western District station accompanied by his mother. He was taken into custody without incident. 2/18/2019: On February 16, 2019, at approximately 7:45 PM Anne Arundel County Police Officers were dispatched to the entrance 3 portion...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that deer hunters harvested 77,382 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019. The statewide harvest included 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; and 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 11 percent lower than...
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Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Striped bass or rockfish, one of the most prized species in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast, are being overfished according to a new assessment of the stock’s health — a finding that will likely trigger catch reductions for a species long touted as a fisheries management success. The bleak preliminary findings...
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Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is closely monitoring a winter storm associated with a cold front that will affect mostly southern and eastern Maryland. The storm is forecast to make its way through late-Friday into Saturday morning. Elsewhere in Maryland forecasts call for rain, and MDOT SHA will carefully...
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One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 12:17 p.m., Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Squad 5 responded to Route 4, and Talbot Road, in Anne Arundel, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one trapped. Squad 5 arrived on location to find a single vehicle off the roadway, down an embankment and pinned against...
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Winter Turkey Season Results Announced

Winter Turkey Season Results Announced

Hunters reported taking 73 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2019 winter turkey season, which was open Jan. 17-19 statewide. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, turkeys were harvested in 22 of the 23 counties, with Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties reporting the highest numbers. Adult males, or gobblers, comprised 56 percent of the...
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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Citizens are Asked to Check on the Elderly, Vulnerable Friend or Neighbors

Citizens are Asked to Check on the Elderly, Vulnerable Friend or Neighbors

It’s important to keep warm to stay as healthy as possible during the cold winter months. If you have an elderly or vulnerable friend or neighbor, look out for them to make sure they are safe, warm and well. Winter is an especially important time to keep an eye on seniors to make sure...
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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips During Cold Weather

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips During Cold Weather

The coldest air of the season will arrive this week with bitter cold and wind chills which could plunge to below zero. The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services reminds citizens of the importance of having a Carbon Monoxide Detector. Fuel-powered devices can provide wonderful benefits to families when used properly. But they...
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Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Snow is likely during the Tuesday evening commute for the greater Baltimore and Washington area. Rain will develop and change to snow late Tuesday afternoon and early evening. The snow may be briefly heavy before ending later Tuesday evening. While accumulations are forecast to be on the order of 1 to 3 inches, the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

Governor Larry Hogan today announced Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as the Secretary of Natural Resources. Haddaway-Riccio currently serves as a Deputy Chief of Staff in the governor’s office, where she advises on environmental-related issues. “Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio has been a strong member of my executive team since day one and has a proven track record of working to...
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2-Alarm Fire in Prince Georges County

2-Alarm Fire in Prince Georges County

On Saturday, January 26, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters from Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County and surround companies responded to 5664 Columbia Park Drive in Cheverly, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing from a approximate 120 x 100 building. Units shortly evacuated from interior operations set...
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Perdue Recalls Chicken Nuggets After People Find Wood in Them

Perdue Recalls Chicken Nuggets After People Find Wood in Them

Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018. The following product is...
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Winter Storm Expected to Impact Evening Rush Hour Tonight With More Snow/Ice Over the Weekend

Winter Storm Expected to Impact Evening Rush Hour Tonight With More Snow/Ice Over the Weekend

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) encourages motorists to keep a sharp eye on the weather conditions and plan accordingly for the afternoon commute. Crews will be treating roads alongside hundreds of thousands of motorists during the afternoon commute, which makes treating roads during the storm challenging. The wet pattern...
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Heroin and Prescription Opioid-Related Deaths Show Decline While Fentanyl and Cocaine-Related Deaths Continue to Rise in Maryland

Heroin and Prescription Opioid-Related Deaths Show Decline While Fentanyl and Cocaine-Related Deaths Continue to Rise in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health today released preliminary data today for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the third quarter of 2018. During this nine-month period, which encompasses January through September 2018, there were 1,848 total unintentional intoxication deaths, an eight percent increase over the same period in 2017. Of the total, 1,648...
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Player Alert: Five $50,000 Powerball Tickets Expiring

Player Alert: Five $50,000 Powerball Tickets Expiring

The Maryland Lottery wants to help five lucky players claim their $50,000 Powerball prizes before the winning tickets from 2018 expire.To win $50,000, players must match four numbers and the Powerball. Winners of Maryland Lottery draw games must claim prizes within 182 days of the drawing date. The first two of the five $50,000 tickets must be...
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Maryland Ensures Vulnerable Residents Receive SNAP Benefits In February During Ongoing Federal Government Shutdown

Maryland Ensures Vulnerable Residents Receive SNAP Benefits In February During Ongoing Federal Government Shutdown

As the partial federal government shutdown continues, the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is working to assist vulnerable Marylanders through this uncertain time. The Department announced it will be able to provide February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to recipients in Maryland. Referred to as the Food Supplement Program (FSP) in Maryland,...
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CSM Announces Keynote Speaker for 20th Winter Commencement January 17

CSM Announces Keynote Speaker for 20th Winter Commencement January 17

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will recognize 541 candidates for 547 degrees and 250 certificates during its 20th Winter Commencement January 17 at the La Plata Campus. The graduates range in age from 18 to 64, with 37 percent from Charles County, 33 percent from St. Mary’s County, 23 percent from Calvert County...
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Former Student Accused of Recording Videos of Men Defecating in Bathrooms at St. Mary’s College & Posting Them Online

Former Student Accused of Recording Videos of Men Defecating in Bathrooms at St. Mary’s College & Posting Them Online

Timothy Alexander Bingley, 20, of West River, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County, is accused of recording multiple men while they defecated in various bathroom stalls at St. Mary’s College, in St. Mary’s City. The recording were said to have taken place between December 2017 and May 2018. Bingley, a former student at St. Mary’s...
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Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for Tonight (and leave him some positive comments)

Check Out Frankie’s Weather Forecast for Tonight (and leave him some positive comments)

Frankie MacDonald is a young man from Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Canada who loves to make his own videos of weather reports for the USA and Canada. Frankie Joined YouTube on  Jun 13, 2011. Frankie also loves to get positive comments on his videos. See his “Be Prepared – the Weatherman Song” video HERE so you can leave him...
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Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration Responds to Winter Storm; Current Forecast Calls for Increased Accumulating Snow

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration Responds to Winter Storm; Current Forecast Calls for Increased Accumulating Snow

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has activated its Emergency Operations Center and positioned crews across Maryland to monitor and respond to winter precipitation forecasted today through tomorrow. A winter storm warning is now in effect throughout the State with higher snow accumulations than previously forecasted. Crews pretreated roads with...
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Winter Fire Safety Tips From the Office of the State Fire Marshal

Winter Fire Safety Tips From the Office of the State Fire Marshal

As of January 11, 2019 there have been six fire fatalities across the state. The MAJORITY of those fatalities DID NOT HAVE WORKING SMOKE ALARMS in their homes. If you cannot afford a smoke alarm PLEASE contact your local fire department to inquire as to what assistance is available in your area. State Fire...
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Winter Turkey Season Opens January 17, 2019

Winter Turkey Season Opens January 17, 2019

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers hunters who did not bag a turkey in the fall another chance, as the winter turkey season runs statewide Jan. 17-19. The department established the winter season in 2015 to increase opportunities while minimizing conflicts with other hunting seasons. “Wild turkeys are abundant in most of the state,” Wildlife and...
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