Anne Arundel News

Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Reopens Dec. 16

The second portion of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer hunting season is set to open Dec. 16. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license and a muzzleloader stamp from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources may use muzzleloading firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during the season, which concludes Dec. 30. “Muzzleloader hunting is a great opportunity for hunters to enjoy more...
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Charles County from midnight tonight, Friday, Dec. 8 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.  The Department of Emergency Services encourages residents to take steps to prepare. Your home: • Winterize your home by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows.  This includes structures...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Southern Maryland

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from midnight tonight (12/8/2107) to 4:00 p.m., Saturday December 9, 2017. WHAT: Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts are possible. WHERE: The I-95 corridor from northeastern Maryland to near Fredericksburg Virginia, including the Washington DC...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Violent Crime Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Violent Crime Initiatives

On December 5, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan joined with federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and officials to announce a series of initiatives to combat criminal gang enterprises and repeat violent offenders responsible for terrorizing Baltimore City and participating in violent crime throughout the state. The governor’s announcements include state and federal law...
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Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Maryland’s two NFL stadiums could be the sites of FIFA World Cup matches come 2026, and executives in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are working to make that happen. Washington and Baltimore are two of 32 cities vying to be named official host cities for a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ZEUS

Wednesday’s Pet is ZEUS

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/6/2017 ZEUS Featured Pet: Zeus Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed:  Shepard/Clumber Spaniel Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Zeus is a 4-year-old loveable boy. He is friendly and loves everyone! Zeus is strong but is great on leash and loves to hang out. He...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced November 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s...
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Maryland Emergency Management Agency Monitoring After Earthquake Near Delaware Coast

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Monitoring After Earthquake Near Delaware Coast

In the wake of the earthquake that hit off the coast of Delaware 0n Thursday, November 30, 2017 , the Maryland Emergency Management Agency is monitoring for any reports of damage. The quake, which the United States Geological Survey currently lists as a 4.1 magnitude, hit just before 4:50 p.m. off the Delaware coast, about 6...
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Governor Larry Hogan Holds Memorial for Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes

Governor Larry Hogan Holds Memorial for Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes

Governor Larry Hogan today joined with Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administrator (MDOT MVA) Christine Nizer, along with Maryland highway safety advocates and families for the 14th Annual Maryland Remembers event, which honors the lives of those...
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UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: 12/1/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg, who was arrested on Nov. 22, 2017, and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Since his arrest, two other victims have come forward and reported Rohls had sexually assaulted them when they were young girls. Detectives...
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Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

The Maryland State Police will be participating in the Kinder Time Toy Drive at every barrack across the State. Members of the community that wish to provide toy donations may bring new, unwrapped toys to their local Maryland State Police facility from now until December 20th. Cash donations will not be accepted. Toys donated will...
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Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

The IRS reminds taxpayers to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that can compromise personal information and affect a taxpayer’s refund. This week is National Tax Security Awareness Week and the IRS is partnering with state tax agencies, including the Maryland Comptroller’s Office and other industry stakeholders to remind people...
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Attorney General Sessions Announces Over $12 Million to Support Law Enforcement Agencies to Combat Illegal Manufacturing and Distribution of Methamphetamine and Opioids

Attorney General Sessions Announces Over $12 Million to Support Law Enforcement Agencies to Combat Illegal Manufacturing and Distribution of Methamphetamine and Opioids

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced over $12 million in grant funding through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to support law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids. Since 1999, overdose threats from opioids, including prescription opioids and heroin, have more than...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MILTON

Wednesday’s Pet is MILTON

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/29/2017 MILTON Featured Pet: Milton Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00  (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Milton is an 8-year-old Poodle Mix.  Milton is super social and enjoys hanging out...
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Governor Larry Hogan Introduces Paid Leave Compromise Proposal

Governor Larry Hogan Introduces Paid Leave Compromise Proposal

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a compromise proposal to provide paid leave benefits to Marylanders while fixing the most problematic elements of the deeply flawed bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly, and subsequently vetoed by the governor, during the past legislative session. Again inviting legislators to work with the administration to reach a...
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Hoyer Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Opioid Crisis with U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams

Hoyer Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Opioid Crisis with U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams in Calvert County to discuss the opioid epidemic in Maryland’s Fifth District. Congressman Hoyer and Surgeon General Adams were joined by representatives from Opioid Intervention Teams in Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Calvert County, and St. Mary’s County....
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Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invites all Maryland fifth-graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme for 2018 is “Trees Are Terrific…and Make Communities Healthy!” All entries need to be delivered to a Maryland Forest Service office by noon Feb. 2, 2018. Students are encouraged to share...
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Lottery’s Holiday Season Wish: Please Give Responsibly

Lottery’s Holiday Season Wish: Please Give Responsibly

Giving the gift of Lottery excitement is an enjoyable way to celebrate the holiday season, but the Maryland Lottery offers an important reminder that Lottery tickets are not an appropriate gift for anyone under the age of 18. This year, the Maryland Lottery is once again part of an international holiday season effort to...
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Arson Fighting Canine Passes Away

Arson Fighting Canine Passes Away

It is with deep regret that State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci announces the death of “Charlie”, he was previously one of four Accelerant Detection Canine (ADC) teams the Office of the State Fire Marshal operates. He passed away the morning of Saturday, November 25, 2017 after a sudden illness. Charlie passed away peacefully...
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A Leftover Thanksgiving Feast

A Leftover Thanksgiving Feast

What is the best part of Thanksgiving?  Is it being with family?  Is it the fun?  Or, is it what happens after the feast?  Leftovers! Many people cannot wait for a day-after Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.  It is always fun to find a new way to enjoy leftover stuffing, cranberry sauce, and all of the...
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How Do Drug Overdoses Happen?

How Do Drug Overdoses Happen?

When a person dies due to a drug overdose the medical examiner or coroner records on the death certificate if the overdose was intentional – purposely self-inflicted (as in cases of suicide) – or unintentional (accidental). Unintentional drug poisoning deaths can happen when a drug or drugs are taken on purpose (or mixed together). They can also...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013.  It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland...
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MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates

MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates

As motorists prepare to hit the roadways this holiday season, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) urges drivers and passengers to buckle up—every seat—every time as they travel to their destinations. MDOT MVA’s 2017 Roadside Observational Survey, which was just completed, evaluated 50,000 roadside seat belt observations in 13 jurisdictions...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PENEE

Wednesday’s Pet is PENEE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/22/17 PENEE Featured Pet: Penee Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Terrier/Pointer Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium 45 lbs Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 includes spay, UTD vaccines, deworming and flea and tick prevention applied and pup is microchipped Penee #7724 is a loving 2-year-old...
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Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

The kitchen is the heart of every home and safety must be the first recipe to follow when preparing the family feast.  On Thanksgiving Day a lot of activities are occurring with friends and family in the home.  “Holidays are a time of celebration. Please follow these simple guidelines to ensure a fire safe...
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