Anne Arundel News

Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

On July 24, 2021 at approximately 22:34 p.m., Northern and Eastern District Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on westbound Route 100 near the Route 10 interchange. This crash was witnessed by an off-duty officer who observed the vehicle travelling westbound Rt. 100 west prior to the Rt. 10 interchange at excessive speeds...
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Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Troopers will join communities and other law enforcement agencies across the state on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in support of National Night Out. Every year since 1984 National Night Out is observed on the first Tuesday in August in local communities to promote positive police-community partnerships and neighborhood comradery to make all...
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Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Story courtesy of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department / PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best At some point during the school year and summer, you may begin to consider the possibility of having your children care for themselves throughout the day. Self-care can be a rewarding experience for children who are ready for...
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New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning Category to Trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning Category to Trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. Hazardous conditions range from tornadoes, large hail storms, and widespread straight-line winds called derechoes, to cloud-to-ground lightning and flash flooding. Starting August 2, the National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and hail by...
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Maryland Emergency Management Agency Awards $4 Million to Fire, EMS, and Rescue Departments

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Awards $4 Million to Fire, EMS, and Rescue Departments

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced awards of $4 million in federal funding made available through the Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families Act (RELIEF) of 2021. MEMA will distribute these funds to 181 volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue departments throughout the State of Maryland to assist with hardship relief...
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Traffic on Maryland Roads and Highways Begins to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

Traffic on Maryland Roads and Highways Begins to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

According to new data from state transportation officials, traffic on Maryland roads and highways has begun to approach and exceed pre-pandemic levels. “Holiday travel during the Fourth of July Weekend exceeding 2019 levels is an important milestone signaling our state’s strong recovery from the pandemic,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Traffic volumes are exceeding pre-pandemic...
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Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $30 Million in Awards for Broadband Infrastructure

Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $30 Million in Awards for Broadband Infrastructure

Governor Larry Hogan today announced awards to expand broadband internet access to more than 12,000 households in 18 counties. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband (OSB), $29,472,131 in grant funding will support network infrastructure projects by local internet service providers that will provide connectivity to unserved...
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A Reminder to Marylanders: Keep Wildlife in the Wild

A Reminder to Marylanders: Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Each year during the spring and summer months, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) receive reports of captive wildlife situations in which residents attempt to care for or possess wild animals. These attempts are often made with good intentions but pose serious risks to both the...
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Heat Advisory in Effect for Saturday, July 17, 2021

Heat Advisory in Effect for Saturday, July 17, 2021

A Heat Advisory Alert in effect from noon to 8pm on Saturday July 17th. Heat index values up to 107 expected, in Calvert, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young...
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U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov

U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov

As part of the ongoing response, agencies across the U.S. government announced new resources and initiatives to protect American businesses and communities from ransomware attacks. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with federal partners, have launched a new website to combat the threat of ransomware....
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30 Days Left to Renew Driver’s Licenses, Permits & ID Cards that Expired During the State of Emergency

30 Days Left to Renew Driver’s Licenses, Permits & ID Cards that Expired During the State of Emergency

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is reminding Marylanders that under Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order issued on May 12, 2021, driver’s licenses – both non-commercial and commercial (CDLs) – learner’s permits and identification cards that expired during the COVID-19 State of Emergency must be renewed by August 15, 2021....
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Baltimore Police Officer Charged with First and Second Degree Murder After Anne Arundel County Police Find His 15-Year-Olds Step-sons Body in Wall

Baltimore Police Officer Charged with First and Second Degree Murder After Anne Arundel County Police Find His 15-Year-Olds Step-sons Body in Wall

UPDATE 7/15/2021: On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at approximately 4:42 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police responded to the 1400 block of Stoney Point Way, Curtis Bay, Maryland for a child custody dispute. A mother was in the area to pick up her teenage son who had been with the stepfather. Initially officers were told...
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Bird Illness Investigation Continues in Maryland and Eight Other States

Bird Illness Investigation Continues in Maryland and Eight Other States

In late May, wildlife managers in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky began receiving reports of sick and dying birds with eye swelling and crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs. More recently, additional reports have been received from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. While the majority of affected birds...
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Maryland State Police Warn Citizens of Fraud Scheme Using State Police Barrack Phone Number

Maryland State Police Warn Citizens of Fraud Scheme Using State Police Barrack Phone Number

The Maryland State Police at the JFK Highway Barrack are issuing a warning about a fraud scheme being run today in which the caller is using the barrack phone number and telling people they are wanted on a warrant, but could avoid arrest if the provided money or gift cards. Troopers at the JFK...
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Using a Generator Safely During a Power Outage

Using a Generator Safely During a Power Outage

Using alternative sources of power, such as a generator, can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. Never use a generator inside an enclosed space, inside your home, basement or an attached garage, as carbon monoxide fumes can build up. Every year, at least...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Anne Arundel County Police Searching for Missing James Anthony Bellosi in Leonardtown Area

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Anne Arundel County Police Searching for Missing James Anthony Bellosi in Leonardtown Area

Police Activity in the area of Leonardtown Wharf and Breton Bay regarding a missing person; James Anthony Bellosi The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is assisting Anne Arundel County in locating a critically missing individual named James Anthony Bellosi, age 31. Bellosi is believed to be on foot in the Leonardtown area. His vehicle...
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New Federal Safety Standard for Upholstered Furniture Fires in Effect As of June 25, 2021

New Federal Safety Standard for Upholstered Furniture Fires in Effect As of June 25, 2021

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) new mandatory federal flammability standard for upholstered furniture went into effect on June 25, 2021. Upholstered furniture manufactured, imported or reupholstered on or after that date must comply with the standard. House Fires Are Deadly – In a house fire, a consumer has just minutes to escape...
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MDOT MVA Reminds Marylanders of Expired Product Deadlines

MDOT MVA Reminds Marylanders of Expired Product Deadlines

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is reminding Marylanders of deadlines for products that expired during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as operational changes impacting branch offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations in observance of Independence Day. All branch offices and VEIP stations closed Saturday, July 3, and...
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Six Alleged Ms-13 Members Facing Federal Indictment for Extortion of Maryland Businesses

Six Alleged Ms-13 Members Facing Federal Indictment for Extortion of Maryland Businesses

Six federal criminal complaints charging six defendants with conspiracy to interfere with commerce by violence or threats of violence including extortion were unsealed in the U.S. District Court in Maryland on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  The affidavit in support of the criminal complaints was partially unsealed.  The defendants are: Brayan Alexander Torres a/k/a “Spooky”;...
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Activated for Southern Maryland Until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 1, 2021

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Activated for Southern Maryland Until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 1, 2021

The National Weather Service has posted a Severe Thunderstorm watch as of 12:40 p.m., on Thursday, July 1, 2021, until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021., for St. Mary’s, Calvert, Charles, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s County, Montgomery, Talbot, Somerset, Kent, Howard, Dorchester, Carroll, Cecil, Caroline, and Harford Counties.
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Safe Boating Tips from the U.S. Coast Guard Ahead of July 4!

Safe Boating Tips from the U.S. Coast Guard Ahead of July 4!

With the July 4th holiday quickly approaching, the U.S. Coast Guard wants to provide a few tips for staying safe out on the water. Always wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket while underway: People don’t typically have time to locate and don a life jacket during an actual emergency. For two years in a...
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Governor Hogan Announces $13.5 Million in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards

Governor Hogan Announces $13.5 Million in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards

Governor Larry Hogan announced $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants for Fiscal Year 2022 to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities, and navigation throughout the state. The announcement—coming during the fourth day of the governor’s tour of the Eastern Shore—was made at the Ocean City Fire Department, which received $50,000 for a...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Becomes First Healthcare Facility in Southern Maryland to be Recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Becomes First Healthcare Facility in Southern Maryland to be Recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is the first healthcare facility in the Southern Maryland area to be recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons. “We are extremely proud of our team for achieving this accreditation,” said Stephen Michaels, MD, chief operating officer,...
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Maryland State Fire Marshals Office Encourages Citizens to Attend Public Firework Displays

Maryland State Fire Marshals Office Encourages Citizens to Attend Public Firework Displays

With the arrival of summer and the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci suggests that Marylanders attend public fireworks displays. “I would highly suggest the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend one of the many public fireworks displays throughout the state,” stated Geraci. To help Marylanders enjoy a...
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Maryland State Police Announces 2021 Youth Leadership Law Enforcement Seminar

Maryland State Police Announces 2021 Youth Leadership Law Enforcement Seminar

The Maryland State Police announces the second annual 2021 Youth Leadership and Law Enforcement Seminar, a free event held to train, develop and teach future generations of young men and women about the benefits of a law enforcement career will take place in August. The two-day, action packed, conference is free and will be held...
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