Anne Arundel News

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is Currently Seeking Applicants

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is Currently Seeking Applicants

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence....
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Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders To Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders To Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

Recent motorcycle crashes are prompting Maryland State Police to issue a reminder for both motorcyclists and other drivers to take precautions, especially during the remaining warm weather months. Since July 28, troopers have responded to six fatal crashes across the state that have involved motorcycle riders. The crashes represent reminders to take extra precautions...
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Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins, The USM Doubles Top Scholarship Prize

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins, The USM Doubles Top Scholarship Prize

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week is underway, meaning big savings for shoppers and a chance for students attending a Maryland college or trade school to win a huge scholarship, simply by posting their shopping experience on social media through August 17. The University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation has announced that it will generously match...
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FEMA and FCC Conducting Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

FEMA and FCC Conducting Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The nationwide test will be sent to radio and television stations beginning at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will not include a message on cell...
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Hogan Administration Unveils New Financial Transparency Web Application

Hogan Administration Unveils New Financial Transparency Web Application

Governor Larry Hogan and the heads of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) announced the launch of the “Maryland Transparency Portal,” a new web-based application that will empower citizens to become better informed about the details of the state budget with a user-friendly and easy-to-navigate interface....
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CDC, FDA Tell Dog Owners to Throw Out All Pig Ear Treats

CDC, FDA Tell Dog Owners to Throw Out All Pig Ear Treats

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats. CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already...
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Maryland State Police Helicopter Crew Rescues Injured Boater In Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Helicopter Crew Rescues Injured Boater In Anne Arundel County

A Maryland State Police helicopter crew rescued an injured boater from the waters off Flat Island in Anne Arundel County. On Sunday, July 28, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Emergency Operations Center received a call requesting assistance for an individual who was injured in a tubing accident in the waters east...
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33-Year-Old Broomes Island Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Lothian

33-Year-Old Broomes Island Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Lothian

On July 29, 2019, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Southern District responded to Southern Maryland Boulevard (MD 4) N/B and Talbot Road in Lothian for a crash involving a motorcycle. A Dodge truck pulling a box trailer was traveling northbound on Southern Maryland Boulevard approaching Talbot Road....
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2-Alarm Fire in Lothian Injures Five Firefighters and Destroys Home, Cause of Fire Currently Under Investigation

2-Alarm Fire in Lothian Injures Five Firefighters and Destroys Home, Cause of Fire Currently Under Investigation

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, at approximately 8:35 p.m., 80 firefighters from Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George, and the City of Annapolis responded to 5512 Greenock Road in Lothian, for the reported structure fire. Dispatch advised they received multiple 911 calls from passersby and neighbors stating smoke and fire was showing from the residence....
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Maryland State Police Warns Public About Telephone Scams

Maryland State Police Warns Public About Telephone Scams

The Maryland State Police are warning the public about telephone scams in which the caller has cloned, or, “spoofed” a Maryland State Police telephone number and requested personal information from people as part of a so-called “criminal investigation” or asked for money in the form of gift cards to avoid being arrested. A complainant...
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More Than 3 Million State Tax Returns Processed and Nearly $2.2 Billion in Refunds Issued to Maryland Taxpayers

More Than 3 Million State Tax Returns Processed and Nearly $2.2 Billion in Refunds Issued to Maryland Taxpayers

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that his agency has processed more than 3 million state tax returns for the 2018 tax year, with more than 2.6 million, or 87 percent of returns filed electronically. So far, the total amount of refunds issued to Maryland taxpayers is nearly $2.2 billion. “I’m happy to return this money...
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Elevation Foods Recalls Packaged Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Thai Lobster Salad, and Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwiches Due to Possible Health Risk

Elevation Foods Recalls Packaged Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Thai Lobster Salad, and Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwiches Due to Possible Health Risk

The Elevation Foods company is voluntarily recalling containers of Archer Farms-brand egg salad; Freskëtbrand egg salad, tuna salad, and Thai lobster salad; and Archer Farms-brand deviled egg sandwiches produced on June 18, 2019, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,...
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Governor Hogan Announces New Deputy Chief of Staff Diane Croghan

Governor Hogan Announces New Deputy Chief of Staff Diane Croghan

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Diane Croghan to serve as deputy chief of staff in the Office of the Governor for labor, housing, education, human services, and health matters. Croghan succeeds Tiffany Robinson, whom the governor recently appointed to be Maryland’s next secretary of Labor. “Diane is an invaluable asset to...
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Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crab Meat Falsely Labeled as Blue Crab from USA

Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crab Meat Falsely Labeled as Blue Crab from USA

Michael P. Casey of Poquoson, Virginia, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Newport News, Virginia, on charges stemming from his participation in a lucrative conspiracy to falsely label millions of dollars-worth of foreign crab meat as “Product of USA.” “By illegally mislabeling hundreds of thousands of pounds of crab meat, the defendant intentionally...
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UPDATE: NSA Contractor From Glen Burnie Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for Stealing Classified Information

UPDATE: NSA Contractor From Glen Burnie Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for Stealing Classified Information

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Harold Thomas Martin, III, age 54, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, to nine years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for willful retention of national defense information. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Assistant...
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RAGÚ Recalls Three Flavored Pasta Sauces Due to Possible Plastic Fragment Contamination

RAGÚ Recalls Three Flavored Pasta Sauces Due to Possible Plastic Fragment Contamination

Mizkan America, Inc., announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of certain RAGÚ® pasta sauces in the U.S. because the sauce may contain fragments of plastic. There have not been any reports of consumer injuries or complaints. Mizkan America is taking this action out of an abundance of caution. This recall is at the retail level and...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces an Additional $28 Million of Toll Relief for Marylanders

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces an Additional $28 Million of Toll Relief for Marylanders

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board will consider new tolling options to save Marylanders more than $28 million over the next five years. This would be the third round of historic toll relief during the Hogan administration, resulting in a total of up to $344 million in savings....
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State Alerts Residents to follow Safety Tips and Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness Amid Excessive Heat

State Alerts Residents to follow Safety Tips and Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness Amid Excessive Heat

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is alerting residents of an excessive heat watch forecast through Sunday evening, July 21 for central Maryland and parts of eastern Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to reach the high 90s and may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit in some places, with heat index...
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Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019, for the following counties: Anne Arundel Calvert Charles Prince Georges St. Mary’s The national weather service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday. Heat index...
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Serious Crash in Lothian Sends One to Hospital

Serious Crash in Lothian Sends One to Hospital

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, at approximately 10:40 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Route 4 and Lower Pindell Road in Lothian, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved in a T-bone style collision with one occupant trapped. Dunkirk...
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Fourth of July Weekend Sees Boating Incidents Decrease

Fourth of July Weekend Sees Boating Incidents Decrease

Maryland Natural Resources Police stayed busy with heightened vigilance during the holiday weekend July 4-7, and are pleased to report a significant reduction of serious boating incidents. During one of Maryland’s busiest times on the waterways, officers were out to prevent unsafe boating, conducting 1,860 boat safety inspections. Officers made nine arrests for boating under...
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Maryland State Police Independence Day Enforcement Efforts

Maryland State Police Independence Day Enforcement Efforts

Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Independence Day holiday period resulted in more than 9,500 traffic stops that led to 240 arrests, more than 100 of which included impaired drivers. Maryland State Police patrol troopers began increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts on July 3, 2019, that continued through July 7, 2019....
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One Dead After Shooting at “County Vs. City Pool Party” at Glen Burnie Park Swim Club

One Dead After Shooting at “County Vs. City Pool Party” at Glen Burnie Park Swim Club

Police say, Friday, July 5, 2019, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police, Eastern District Patrol Officers responded to the Glen Burnie Park Swim Club Everett Road, in Glen Burnie, for a shots fired call. Upon arrival officers located one individual who had been shot. The adult male was transported by the fire...
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Operation DryWater Underway to Keep Boaters Sober

Operation DryWater Underway to Keep Boaters Sober

Aiming to keep our waterways safe this holiday weekend, Maryland Natural Resources Police will again join the nationwide effort by local, state, and federal agencies in the tenth annual Operation DryWater. Officers will be on the water providing heightened enforcement and awareness about the dangers of drinking while boating. Boating under the influence continues to be...
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Independence Day Holiday Means Extra Safety Efforts Across The State Of Maryland

Independence Day Holiday Means Extra Safety Efforts Across The State Of Maryland

With extra traffic expected in the days before and after the Fourth of July which falls on a Thursday this year making a four-day weekend for some, additional Maryland state troopers will be on patrol, using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action...
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