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Anne Arundel Police Investigating Two 19-Year-Olds Killed in Separate Shootings, and Four Separate Shots Fired Calls

Anne Arundel Police Investigating Two 19-Year-Olds Killed in Separate Shootings, and Four Separate Shots Fired Calls

On July 2, 2020 at approximately 12:45 a.m. officers responded for a shooting in a parking lot in the 700 block of Hammond Branch Drive in Odenton. Upon arrival officers located a 19 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. Officers rendered medical assistance until paramedics arrived. The victim...
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Twenty One People Injured After Large Tree Falls Onto Detached Garage During Child’s Birthday Party in Pasadena

Twenty One People Injured After Large Tree Falls Onto Detached Garage During Child’s Birthday Party in Pasadena

On Sunday, July 5, 2020, at 5:22 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to 8376 Dunn Road in Pasadena, for the reported structure collapse with subjects trapped. 74 firefighters responded to the scene for a 911 call reporting a large tree had fallen onto a 30 foot by 30 foot detached garage that...
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Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commision Introduces Farmer Mini Grant Program

Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commision Introduces Farmer Mini Grant Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic virus affecting all aspects of life, and certain agriculture/farm businesses severely, the SMADC board has committed a round of the Southern Maryland Farmer Mini-Grants specifically for pandemic relief. SMADC will begin accepting Mini-Grant applications on July 1, 2020. The Pandemic Relief Mini-Grant cycle will close on July 22, 2020, with awards announced...
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MDOT MVA Offices Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

MDOT MVA Offices Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all branch offices on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. All MDOT MVA offices except two – Oakland and Prince Frederick – will reopen Monday, July 6, by appointment only. Vehicle Emissions Inspection...
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Troopers To Continue Increased Enforcement Through The Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

Troopers To Continue Increased Enforcement Through The Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be...
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Marylanders Urged to Keep COVID-19 Precautions in Mind During Fourth of July Weekend Travel

Marylanders Urged to Keep COVID-19 Precautions in Mind During Fourth of July Weekend Travel

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time of summer travel and family gatherings. As Marylanders plan for a long holiday weekend that may stretch from Friday, July 3, to Monday, July 6, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is urging everyone to travel with safety in mind, remembering not only rules of the...
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CalvertHealth Foundation 31st Annual Golf Classic Rescheduled and Planned for Monday, October 19, 2020

CalvertHealth Foundation 31st Annual Golf Classic Rescheduled and Planned for Monday, October 19, 2020

The CalvertHealth Foundation is excited to announce the rescheduled date for the 31st Annual CalvertHealth Foundation Golf Classic to Monday, October 19 at the Cannon Club in Lothian, MD. Proceeds from the annual tournament will be used to support our community’s increasing need for mental health. “Now more than ever with the ever-present concerns...
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Maryland State Police Announces All Pending Firearm Purchase Background Investigations Complete

Maryland State Police Announces All Pending Firearm Purchase Background Investigations Complete

Four days of around-the-clock work resulted in the completion of all pending background investigations for regulated firearm purchase applicants that had been delayed due to a state data system failure. Since the data system was restored at about 8:30 p.m. on June 24th, employees at the Maryland State Police Licensing Division worked 24-hours-a-day through...
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State to Expand Testing in Anne Arundel County, Positivity Rate Drops to New Low of 4.84%, Daily Positivity Rate at 4.74%

State to Expand Testing in Anne Arundel County, Positivity Rate Drops to New Low of 4.84%, Daily Positivity Rate at 4.74%

Maryland’s key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the statewide positivity rate dropping to a new low of 4.84%, and total current hospitalizations remaining stable at 447. The state reported 12,586 tests completed during the past 24 hours, its fifth-highest total during the pandemic. “I want to continue to...
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Governor Hogan and Superintendent Salmon Announce $210 Million in COVID-19 Relief For Remote Learning and Targeted Tutoring

Governor Hogan and Superintendent Salmon Announce $210 Million in COVID-19 Relief For Remote Learning and Targeted Tutoring

Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon today announced $210 million in additional funding to help Maryland schools and students most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, allocated through the federal CARES Act, will be used to ensure that more students have access to remote learning, and expand targeted tutoring initiatives for...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims Freedom of the Press Day

Governor Hogan Proclaims Freedom of the Press Day

Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed June 28 “Freedom of the Press Day” in honor of the five Capital Gazette employees who were murdered in the newsroom on June 28, 2018: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters. “Two years ago today, five Marylanders lost their lives to a heinous and...
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Governor Hogan Announces Safe and Phased Reopening Plan for Assisted Living Facilities

Governor Hogan Announces Safe and Phased Reopening Plan for Assisted Living Facilities

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a safe and phased reopening plan for Maryland’s assisted living facilities as part of the state’s commitment to protect vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan requires universal screenings and face coverings for staff and visitors, mandates widespread testing, and allows for limited visitation. “As our state continues...
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Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 4.92%, Hospitalizations Under 500 for First Time in 12 Weeks

Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 4.92%, Hospitalizations Under 500 for First Time in 12 Weeks

Maryland’s key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the statewide positivity rate dropping to a new low of 4.92%, and hospitalizations falling below 500 for the first time in 12 weeks. “While we are unfortunately seeing rising case numbers in states across the country, here in Maryland, all of the key...
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Update from Governor Hogan on COVID-19: “We Must All Continue To Remain Vigilant”

Update from Governor Hogan on COVID-19: “We Must All Continue To Remain Vigilant”

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following update to Marylanders regarding the state’s ongoing response to COVID-19: “While yesterday the United States saw a record number of COVID-19 cases, in Maryland, our key health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction. Our daily positivity rate reached a new low of 4.38%, and our seven-day...
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Maryland State Police Seek Women to Join Maryland’s Finest, and Announce 2020 Youth Leadership Seminar

Maryland State Police Seek Women to Join Maryland’s Finest, and Announce 2020 Youth Leadership Seminar

The Maryland State Police announce Year of the Woman: 2020 Youth Leadership and Law Enforcement Seminar, a free event held in August to enroll, train and develop future generations of young women about the benefits of a law enforcement career. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, Governor Larry...
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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland Has Distributed More Than 50 Million Units of Personal Protective Equipment

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland Has Distributed More Than 50 Million Units of Personal Protective Equipment

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland has now distributed more than 50 million units of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals, state agencies, local health departments, and front line workers. Ramping up supply of PPE is one of the state’s key building blocks for COVID-19 recovery. “One of the biggest challenges Maryland...
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Coast Guard Reports Distress Calls and Rescues Picked up Over the Holiday Weekend in Mid-Atlantic

Coast Guard Reports Distress Calls and Rescues Picked up Over the Holiday Weekend in Mid-Atlantic

Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Father’s Day weekend, and as the summer boating season ramps up, Coast Guard units and command center personnel responded to a high number of emergencies from New Jersey to North Carolina. Coast Guard crewmembers assisted in three medical evacuations, responded to six disabled vessels, five vessels...
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Governor Hogan Announces New Guidance to Allow Limited Outdoor Visitation to Nursing Home Facilities

Governor Hogan Announces New Guidance to Allow Limited Outdoor Visitation to Nursing Home Facilities

Ahead of Father’s Day weekend, Governor Larry Hogan today announced a plan to begin allowing limited outdoor visits to Maryland’s nursing home facilities. The plan also allows for limited communal dining and small group activities to resume with proper precautions in place. This is the first step in allowing nursing homes to begin a...
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On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Maryland reports 63,229 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,886 deaths. An increase of 260 Cases, and 20 Deaths

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Maryland reports 63,229 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,886 deaths. An increase of 260 Cases, and 20 Deaths

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Maryland reports 63,229 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,886 deaths. An increase of 260 cases, and 20 deaths overnight. Negative tests results now total 384,379, an increase of 6,005 tests. Number of confirmed cases : 63,229 Number of persons tested negative : 384,379 Total testing volume : 535,444 Number of confirmed deaths...
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Maryland Reports 62,969 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,861 Deaths. An Increase of 560 Cases, and 15 Deaths

Maryland Reports 62,969 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,861 Deaths. An Increase of 560 Cases, and 15 Deaths

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Maryland reports 62,969 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,866 deaths. An increase of 560 cases, and 15 deaths overnight. Negative tests results now total 378,274, an increase of 11,558 tests. Number of confirmed cases : 62,969 Number of persons tested negative : 378,374 Total testing volume : 526,882 Number of confirmed deaths...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal Warns of Fake Online Poster Referencing Independence Day Celebrations, Guidelines, and Social Distancing

Maryland State Fire Marshal Warns of Fake Online Poster Referencing Independence Day Celebrations, Guidelines, and Social Distancing

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has been made aware of a fictitious online poster circulating on various social media accounts, referencing Independence Day celebrations and Social Distancing. The author would have the reader believe Governor Hogan has issued a directive on a specific way to handle sparklers as well as a limited...
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Maryland Reports 62,409 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,851 Deaths. An Increase of 377 Cases, and 34 Deaths

Maryland Reports 62,409 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,851 Deaths. An Increase of 377 Cases, and 34 Deaths

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Maryland reports 62,409 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,851 deaths. An increase of 377 cases, and 34 deaths overnight. Negative tests results now total 366,816, an increase of 7,740 tests. Number of confirmed cases : 62,409 Number of persons tested negative : 366,816 Total testing volume : 511,288 Number of confirmed deaths...
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Maryland Reports 61,701 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,811 Deaths. An Increase of 1,088 Cases, and 38 Deaths Over the Weekend – New Tests Coming Back Positive Now at 6.72%

Maryland Reports 61,701 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,811 Deaths. An Increase of 1,088 Cases, and 38 Deaths Over the Weekend – New Tests Coming Back Positive Now at 6.72%

On Monday, June 15, 2020, Maryland reports 61,701 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,811 deaths. An increase of 1,088 cases, and 38 deaths over the weekend. Negative tests results now total 339,482, an increase of 14,126‬ tests. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 61,701 Number of persons tested negative : 353,608 Total testing...
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Maryland Reports 60,613 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,773 Deaths. An Increase of 732 Cases, and 31 Deaths – New Tests Coming Back Positive Now at 6.93%

Maryland Reports 60,613 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,773 Deaths. An Increase of 732 Cases, and 31 Deaths – New Tests Coming Back Positive Now at 6.93%

On Friday, June 12, 2020, Maryland reports 60,613 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,773 deaths. An increase of 732 cases, and 31 deaths. Negative tests results now total 339,482, an increase of 7,309 tests. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 60,613 Number of persons tested negative : 339,482 Total testing volume : 473,271 Number...
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Maryland Department of Health Announces CovidCONNECT, More than 1,600 COVID-19 Patients Share Recovery Stories

Maryland Department of Health Announces CovidCONNECT, More than 1,600 COVID-19 Patients Share Recovery Stories

The Maryland Department of Health today announced that more than 1,600 recovered COVID-19 patients have registered with CovidCONNECT, a new statewide online forum that offers resources and support. CovidCONNECT allows participants to share COVID recovery experiences and access mental health resources, information about new clinical trials, plasma donation opportunities and virtual supports specific to...
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