Anne Arundel News

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Number of Wildfires, Acreage Burned Increased in 2023

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Number of Wildfires, Acreage Burned Increased in 2023

The number of wildfires and the acreage of land burned by wildfires in Maryland last year significantly outpaced the 10-year average, according to the Maryland Forest Service’s Annual Wildland Fire Report. The report, which is being released this month, covers data related to wildfires on 3.2 million acres of land overseen by the Maryland Forest...
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A Special Adoption Story – Rescue Dogs Can Rescue Too!

A Special Adoption Story – Rescue Dogs Can Rescue Too!

The Humane Society of Calvert County visits several local shelters often to rescue dogs at risk and we take into consideration many things about the dog before bringing them into our rescue. Last week, their staff visited Prince George’s County Animal Shelter to assess and rescue dogs in need. While there, the shelter staff...
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SMB Music Group Presents: The Ultimate Music Experience at The State Theater of Havre de Grace February 23 & 24, 2024

SMB Music Group Presents: The Ultimate Music Experience at The State Theater of Havre de Grace February 23 & 24, 2024

SMB Music Group is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated SMB Music Conference Concert, set to take place at The State Theater of Havre de Grace on February 23 and 24, 2024. This two-day extravaganza promises to be a celebration of Maryland’s rich music culture, featuring top-tier artists and industry experts. Attendees will have...
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Maryland Department of Commerce Launches Applications for Cannabis and Telework Assistance Programs

Maryland Department of Commerce Launches Applications for Cannabis and Telework Assistance Programs

The Maryland Department of Commerce has opened applications for two programs aimed at providing financial assistance to small businesses. As part of the Cannabis Business Assistance Fund, the state has launched the Social Equity License Application Assistance Reimbursement Grant on February 19, 2024. The grant is available to qualified applicants seeking assistance with the...
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Three Injured After House Fire in Huntingtown, Investigation Ongoing

Three Injured After House Fire in Huntingtown, Investigation Ongoing

On Saturday, January 16, 2024, at approximately 12:35 p.m., firefighters from Calvert and Anne Arundel County Responded to the 800 block of Pat Lane in Huntingtown, for the reported house on fire with possible entrapment. Dispatchers advised to all responding units the 911 caller reported their special needs child set a fire in the...
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Maryland Park Service Graduates 21 New State Park Rangers

Maryland Park Service Graduates 21 New State Park Rangers

The Maryland Park Service today graduated 21 new State Park Rangers following four weeks of training. The rangers were honored in a ceremony at Elk Neck State Park and NorthBay Adventure Camp. “As I have visited our public lands across the state, I have been impressed by the preparedness and dedication of Maryland State...
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Popular Calvert County Culinary Event Returns for 11th Year on March 22, 2024

Popular Calvert County Culinary Event Returns for 11th Year on March 22, 2024

Hospice of the Chesapeake, is pleased to announce that its 11th annual Culinary Event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 22, at The Hall at Huntingtown, 4030 Old Town Road in Huntingtown, Maryland. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by delicious dishes created by Maryland Country Caterers,...
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Maryland State Police Remind Citizens To Verify Credentials When Using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler Services

Maryland State Police Remind Citizens To Verify Credentials When Using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler Services

The Maryland State Police remind citizens to use caution and verify credentials when using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services in Maryland. More commonly, Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services post signs and advertisements, meant to entice citizens to purchase and/or sell automotive goods, ranging from used cars,...
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New Hospice of the Chesapeake Golf Tournament This Spring at the Cannon Club

New Hospice of the Chesapeake Golf Tournament This Spring at the Cannon Club

Become a member for the day at an exclusive golf resort while helping a not-for-profit with a 45-year history of caring for your neighbors. Hospice of the Chesapeake is excited to introduce a new golf tournament to be held Thursday, April 18, at The Cannon Club in Lothian, Maryland. Registration will begin at 9...
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Up To $14,000 Offered For Information Relating To Infant Sex Abuse Case

Up To $14,000 Offered For Information Relating To Infant Sex Abuse Case

Reward money of up to $14,000 is being offered to anyone who can provide the identity of a woman with critical knowledge in a sexual child exploitation investigation. Police are asking for assistance in identifying the woman captured in video screenshots from 2020. The photos show an adult woman with distinctive tattoos including a...
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Two Studies by DNR Scientists Highlight Spawning Challenges for Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay

Two Studies by DNR Scientists Highlight Spawning Challenges for Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay

Two recent studies by Maryland Department of Natural Resources scientists highlight spawning challenges that striped bass, also known locally as rockfish, face in the Chesapeake Bay. The research was published in “Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science” in late 2023 for the journal’s striped bass themed issue. Jim Uphoff, a DNR fisheries...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Input for Upcoming Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Input for Upcoming Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on proposed changes to the 2024-2026 hunting and trapping seasons as well as the proposed 2024-2025 Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Bag Limits. “We have been working diligently to develop these proposals with our staff and our stakeholders, who represent a diverse group of citizens,” said Wildlife and Heritage...
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Governor Moore Announces Federal Award to Assist At-Risk Seniors and People with Disabilities Secure Housing Support Services

Governor Moore Announces Federal Award to Assist At-Risk Seniors and People with Disabilities Secure Housing Support Services

Governor Wes Moore announced Maryland’s participation in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Housing and Services’ Partnership Accelerator. The program promotes interagency efforts to expand support for Medicaid-eligible Marylanders with disabilities and older adults who are at risk of or who are already experiencing...
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Governor Moore Announces $15.6 Million Investment to Improve Abortion Care Access Statewide

Governor Moore Announces $15.6 Million Investment to Improve Abortion Care Access Statewide

Governor Wes Moore announced two major investments to improve access to abortion care statewide this week. In addition to the Moore-Miller Administration’s FY 2025 $5 million allocation to increase Medicaid provider reimbursement for abortion care and reproductive services, the Maryland Department of Health has awarded a $10.6 million grant to the University of Maryland, Baltimore,...
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Sports Wagering Contributes $8.2 Million to State During January 2024

Sports Wagering Contributes $8.2 Million to State During January 2024

Fueled by the NFL playoffs, Maryland’s sports wagering market generated $8,246,847 in contributions to the state from a handle of $544,971,369 during January 2024. Contributions to the state from sports wagering go to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports public education programs. The $8.2 million contribution to the state surpassed the previous...
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Maryland State Police in Southern Maryland Remind Motorists Not To Drive Impaired This Super Bowl Weekend

Maryland State Police  in Southern Maryland Remind Motorists Not To Drive Impaired This Super Bowl Weekend

Troopers are reminding motorists to enjoy the game, and avoid aggressive, distracted or impaired driving, when going to or leaving their destination. State troopers from all 23 Maryland State Police barracks, including the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team, will focus on aggressive, distracted or impaired driving while conducting saturation patrols on...
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Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan released the following statement on Friday, February 9, 2024. “It’s official – I’m running for the United States Senate to fight for Maryland and fix the broken politics in Washington! Like the vast majority of Marylanders, I’m completely fed up with politics-as-usual and the politicians in Washington who are...
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Police in Charles and Calvert Counties Make Safety the Core of Your Plan for The Big Game

Police in Charles and Calvert Counties Make Safety the Core of Your Plan for The Big Game

If your plans this weekend include watching the Big Game and your night involves consuming alcohol or recreational drugs outside your home, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Highway Safety Office is reminding fans not to fumble the celebration: make plans for a sober ride home. More than 25 state and...
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Maryland Enacts Striped Bass Emergency Regulations to Increase Protections for the Spawning Population

Maryland Enacts Striped Bass Emergency Regulations to Increase Protections for the Spawning Population

Striped bass emergency regulations submitted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to bolster the species’ spawning population were approved today by the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review, and are effective immediately. The emergency regulations extend periods of closure to recreational striped bass fishing in the Maryland portion of the...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Offers Grants for Invasive Fish Removal

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Offers Grants for Invasive Fish Removal

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting applications for invasive fish control grants of up to $5,000. This grant program seeks to support effective ways to remove invasive fish, particularly blue catfish and Northern snakeheads, from Maryland waters and identify sustained beneficial uses of caught fish. The application deadline is April...
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CSM Professors Welcome Graduates as Colleagues, Peers and Healers at Nurse Pinning Ceremony

CSM Professors Welcome Graduates as Colleagues, Peers and Healers at Nurse Pinning Ceremony

“Embracing the Journey: From Students to Healers” The College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 45 nursing candidates for Winter 2024 graduation celebrated their achievements at the La Plata Campus by attending their recognition and pinning ceremony – a time-honored event that has CSM faculty welcoming their students as peers and colleagues in the field of...
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Maryland Agriculture Land Preservation Foundation Now Accepting Applications

Maryland Agriculture Land Preservation Foundation Now Accepting Applications

The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) Program is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2025 Easement Cycle. Eligibility requirements include a minimum of 50 contiguous acres, land outside of the 10-year water and sewer plan for the county, and a minimum of 50% Class I, II or III soils. For more information...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $153.2 Million in Gaming Revenue During January 2024

Maryland Casinos Generate $153.2 Million in Gaming Revenue During January 2024

Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $153,243,316 in revenue from slot machines and table games during January 2024, a decrease of  $14,027,082 (-8.4%) compared to January 2023. Casino gaming contributions to the state in January 2024 totaled $63,154,392, a decrease of $7,573,776  (-10.6%) compared to January 2023. Contributions to the Education Trust Fund in...
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The Week in Winners: $1 Million Powerball Ticket Remains Unclaimed in Lexington Park

The Week in Winners: $1 Million Powerball Ticket Remains Unclaimed in Lexington Park

More than $29.9 million in prizes are claimed in the past week throughout Maryland Two Maryland Lottery players are millionaires, one each in Catonsville and Lexington Park, thanks to Powerball and a 100X the Cash scratch-off ticket. And, as the Mega Millions jackpot inched past a third of a billion dollars this week, a player in Woodlawn won a $30,000...
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Midwinter 2024 Waterfowl Survey Results Released

Midwinter 2024 Waterfowl Survey Results Released

In early January, aerial survey teams of pilots and biologists from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted their annual population estimates of ducks, geese and swans along the state’s Chesapeake Bay, tidal Potomac River and Atlantic coast shorelines. This year, the teams counted about 593,200 waterfowl which was lower than the...
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