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Police Searching for Suspect After Possible Assault with Syringe in Anne Arundel County

Police Searching for Suspect After Possible Assault with Syringe in Anne Arundel County

On February 18, 2020 we were notified of an assault that occurred in the parking lot of 5570 Shady Side Road in Churchton. An adult female advised she was assaulted and poked with what is believed to be a syringe while walking through the parking lot. Video surveillance was pulled and showed a white...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Garage Fire in Dunkirk

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Garage Fire in Dunkirk

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at approximately 3:50 p.m., firefighters in Calvert, Anne Arundel and Prince Georges County responded to 1810 Inverness Way in Dunkirk, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from a 2-story detached garage The units quickly knocked down the fire and checked...
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Millersville Man Receives 15 Years in Overdose Death of 16-Year-Old

Millersville Man Receives 15 Years in Overdose Death of 16-Year-Old

The Honorable Donna Schaeffer sentenced Jason Patton Baker, 46, of Millersville to 15 years in prison in the death of 16-year-old Josiah Klaes announced Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. The teenager died from the lethal drugs Baker knowingly sold to the minor. Baker was found guilty by a jury of one...
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Hogan Administration Announces 22% Decline in Opioid Prescriptions Since 2017

Hogan Administration Announces 22% Decline in Opioid Prescriptions Since 2017

The number of opioid prescriptions in Maryland has dropped by more than 22% since 2017, with nearly 20% fewer patients receiving opiates during the same period, the Hogan administration announced today. This decrease is attributed in part to an electronic prescription tracking system known as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The PDMP—operated by...
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Striped Bass Conservation Regulations Set for Spring 2020

Striped Bass Conservation Regulations Set for Spring 2020

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced new striped bass conservation measures for the Spring 2020 fishing season to meet a coast-wide conservation target. The 2018 benchmark stock assessment for striped bass indicated declines, so the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has determined that conservation measures are needed for the 2020 fishing season. ASMFC is a management...
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Maryland State Police To Raise Awareness On Safer Internet Day, Urges Digital Safety For All Ages

Maryland State Police To Raise Awareness On Safer Internet Day, Urges Digital Safety For All Ages

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit raise are working to raise awareness of how parents and children can do more to protect themselves from potential dangers on the Internet. The warnings come in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, which takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Safer Internet Day is a...
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Old Line Bank to Become WesBanco

Old Line Bank to Become WesBanco

On February 22, 2020 Old Line will fully integrate their services under WesBanco. Former branches of Old Line will continue to operate under the Old Line Bank name until the data conversion, when they will be transitioned to WesBanco Bank in conjunction with the data processing and signage conversion.  Prior to the merger with...
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UPDATE: Police Make 3 More Arrests Related to Homicide / Shooting of Anne Arundel County Police Detectives

UPDATE: Police Make 3 More Arrests Related to Homicide / Shooting of Anne Arundel County Police Detectives

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at approximately 4:50 p.m., officers responded to a residence located in the 600 block of Newfield Road in Glen Burnie for a death investigation. Upon arrival officers discovered 44 year old Christopher Lawrence Jones deceased in the residence. Mr. Jones suffered significant trauma to the upper body. Anne Arundel...
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UPDATE: Pasadena Man Receives Life Sentence for First Degree Murder and Second Degree Rape of Girlfriend

UPDATE: Pasadena Man Receives Life Sentence for First Degree Murder and Second Degree Rape of Girlfriend

The Honorable Cathleen M. Vitale sentenced Edgar Franklin Manning IV, 27, of Pasadena to life in prison plus 10 years for the first degree murder and second degree rape of Megan Burdeaux announced Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. Manning entered a guilty plea to the charges on September 16, 2019. “Manning...
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Severn Man Receives 60 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor, First Time Comfort Dog Used During Trial in State of Maryland

Severn Man Receives 60 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor, First Time Comfort Dog Used During Trial in State of Maryland

James Robert IV, 38, of Severn was sentenced to 60 years for sex abuse of a minor and four counts of rape announced Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. This is the first case in the State of Maryland where a comfort dog accompanied a victim when testifying during a trial. Robert...
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Bill Allows Support Dogs for Children in Md. Courts

Bill Allows Support Dogs for Children in Md. Courts

Legislation that passed in the Maryland Senate would establish statewide an initiative to provide therapy dogs to child witnesses in circuit court hearings and proceedings. Children who have to appear in court can feel anxious and overwhelmed, especially when recounting tragic events or similar instances, proponents said. A handler would accompany each dog, under...
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Maryland Emergency Management Association Announces 2020 Donald Lumpkins Memorial Scholarship Program

Maryland Emergency Management Association Announces 2020 Donald Lumpkins Memorial Scholarship Program

The Maryland Emergency Management Association (MDEMA) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2020 Donald “Doc” Lumpkins Memorial Scholarship Program. MDEMA is offering five (5) $1,000.00 scholarships for 2020. One scholarship will be awarded to a student in each of the following geographic areas: Area I – Western Maryland (Allegany,...
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AUDIO: Two Anne Arundel Police Officers Shot After Vehicle Pursuit, Suspect Still at Large

AUDIO: Two Anne Arundel Police Officers Shot After Vehicle Pursuit, Suspect Still at Large

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jacklyn Davis reported detectives responded to the 600 block of Newfield Road in Glen Burnie around 5:00 p.m., and found an adult male deceased with upper body trauma, police noticed the victims vehicle was missing and police searched for it throughout the day. Davis reported that around 11:00 p.m., detectives spotted...
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Bill Allows Motorists to Keep Driving Past Real ID Deadline

Bill Allows Motorists to Keep Driving Past Real ID Deadline

Maryland drivers who have their licenses confiscated due to Real ID non-compliance would be protected under legislation heard this week in the General Assembly. In 2005, the federal Real ID Act mandated that all U.S. residents obtain an updated identification card in order to travel on commercial aircraft and access federal facilities. The rule,...
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Md. Bill Would Make Helmets Optional for Most Motorcyclists

Md. Bill Would Make Helmets Optional for Most Motorcyclists

Helmets would no longer be mandatory for most motorcycle riders in Maryland under a bill expected to be heard in a state Senate committee Tuesday. Senate bill 237 would make motorcyclists and their passengers exempt from wearing a helmet if the motorcycle operator is 21 or older, has at least two years of riding...
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Maryland State Police Reminds Motorists Not To Drive Impaired This Super Bowl Weekend

Maryland State Police Reminds Motorists Not To Drive Impaired This Super Bowl Weekend

The Baltimore Ravens may have come up short in their pursuit of a championship, but the Maryland State Police know there will still be plenty of people hosting and attending Super Bowl parties this Sunday. Troopers are reminding motorists to enjoy the game, but avoid driving impaired when going to or leaving from their...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program

The purpose of the Maryland Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program is to register industrial hemp growing sites and facilitate the research of industrial hemp in any aspect of growing, cultivating, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, transporting, marketing, or selling industrial hemp for agricultural, industrial, or commercial purposes. This program requires farmers partner with institutes of higher...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Honors 35 Law Enforcement Officers For Their Work On Federal Violent Crime Cases

The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office today honored 35 police officers and federal agents for outstanding work in support of significant federal violent crime prosecutions. Recipients included police officers from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, City of Hyattsville, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Prince William County, Virginia, and the University Park Police Department; and federal...
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State Fire Marshal Issues Warning About New Social Media “Challenge”

State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci would like to warn parents of a new viral teen video, which may result in fire incidents and cause serious injury. While the Office of the State Fire Marshal has received no reported incidents within Maryland thus far, the agency has been notified by authorities of two incidents...
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Governor Hogan Again Proposes Major Investments for Maryland Environment Chesapeake Bay Budget Includes Record Investment in Bay Restoration

Governor Hogan Again Proposes Major Investments for Maryland Environment Chesapeake Bay Budget Includes Record Investment in Bay Restoration

For the sixth year in a row, Governor Larry Hogan has proposed major funding to restore the Chesapeake Bay and continue his strong record of skilled environmental stewardship. This includes a record $57.2 million for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund, more than $280 million for environmental infrastructure projects statewide, full...
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Governor Hogan Reports on 2019 Success of Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network

The day after officially introducing his crime bills in the General Assembly, Governor Larry Hogan today announced a successful year for the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). MCIN, a criminal justice strategy announced by Governor Hogan in 2017 and funded through the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, encourages local, state,...
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Governor Hogan’s Violent Crime Bills Officially Introduced In General Assembly

Governor Larry Hogan’s legislative initiatives to address violent crime were introduced in the General Assembly this evening. His crime package, which he first announced last month at a press conference in Baltimore City, includes tougher sentences for violent offenders who commit crimes with guns, stronger penalties for those who intimidate witnesses, and more transparency...
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Anne Arundel Man Arrested After Discharging Handgun Multiple Times

On January 15, 2020 at approximately 9:20 p.m., officers responded for a report of shots fired in the area of the 100 block of Mountain Road in Glen Burnie. A 42-year-old male victim was speaking with a suspect who was known to him. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and then fired...
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Governor Hogan Announces More Than $1 Billion in Tax Relief for Maryland Retirees

Governor Hogan Announces More Than $1 Billion in Tax Relief for Maryland Retirees

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a more than $1 billion tax relief proposal to make it more affordable for retirees to stay in Maryland. This legislation, which would lower taxes for more than 230,000 Marylanders, is the biggest tax reduction in Maryland in more than two decades. “People who have been lifelong Marylanders and...
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Governor Hogan Announces 2019 Award of $9 Million in Tax Credits for Student Loan Debt

Governor Hogan Announces 2019 Award of $9 Million in Tax Credits for Student Loan Debt

Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary Dr. James D. Fielder announced the awarding of nearly $9 million in tax credits for 9,600 Maryland residents with student loan debt. “It is critical that we look for ways to help those in our state crippled by student loan debt,” Governor Hogan said....
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