Anne Arundel News

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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Routine Fun Leads to $1 Million Powerball Win for Prince George’s County Resident

Prince George’s County resident claims second-tier prize in November 13, 2019, drawing “Never thought it would happen to me,” is what a Prince George’s County resident said after claiming a $1 million second-tier Powerball prize. The lucky player never envisioned winning so much money with one quick-pick ticket. “It’s just something to do,” the...
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Anne Arundel Police Investigating Carjacking in Odenton

On January 5, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m. officers responded to the Royal Farms located in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road in Odenton, for a reported carjacking. The adult female victim advised she was pumping gas when the suspect approached her asking to use her cell phone. When she refused the suspect entered...
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FDA Ban Sale of E-Cigarette and Cartridge-Based Flavored Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

Amid the epidemic levels of youth use of e-cigarettes and the popularity of certain products among children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a policy prioritizing enforcement against certain unauthorized flavored e-cigarette products that appeal to kids, including fruit and mint flavors. Under this policy, companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale...
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Firearms Hunting for Deer Reopens Jan. 10

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 10, 2020, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The...
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Hogan Administration Announces Agreements with State Employee Labor Unions

Hogan Administration Announces Agreements with State Employee Labor Unions

The Hogan administration today announced that the state has completed negotiations and reached agreements with state employee unions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The Maryland Professional Employees Council, the American Federation of Teachers, the Baltimore Washington International Professional Firefighters Local 1742, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have all reached...
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FBI Agent and Officer Involved Shooting in Anne Arundel After Hours-Long Standoff Currently Under Investigation

FBI Agent and Officer Involved Shooting in Anne Arundel After Hours-Long Standoff Currently Under Investigation

On December 27, 2019 at approximately 2:06 p.m. officers responded to the 1200 block of Gloria Avenue for a family dispute call with a report of a shot being fired. When officers arrived on scene they were confronted by an extremely agitated adult male on the screened-in porch with a gun. The suspect refused...
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Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman Calls on State and Local Government Leaders to Recommit to Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Effort

Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman Calls on State and Local Government Leaders to Recommit to Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Effort

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman released the following statement today, after learning through media reports of the Environmental Protection Agency Chesapeake Bay Program Director’s remarks walking back the federal commitment to the Bay cleanup effort: On Friday, I spoke to the Chesapeake Bay Commission about Anne Arundel County’s efforts to help achieve a...
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Someone in Laurel Lured in Seagulls with Popcorn and Ran Them Over, Police Say

Someone in Laurel Lured in Seagulls with Popcorn and Ran Them Over, Police Say

On Saturday, January 4, 2020 at approximately 10:45 a.m., Laurel Police officers responded to the Laurel Plaza Shopping Center, near the Dollar Tree at 9620 Fort Meade Road, in Laurel, for the report of animal cruelty in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers observed a group of deceased seagulls all in extremely close proximity...
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State Releases the Opioid Operational Command Center’s Report for Third Quarter of 2019

State Releases the Opioid Operational Command Center’s Report for Third Quarter of 2019

Steven R. Schuh Executive Director Opioid Operational Command Center Office of the Governor released the following message: I am pleased to share the Opioid Operational Command Center’s (OOCC) 2019 Third Quarter (Q3) Report. This report outlines Maryland’s most recent intoxication fatalities data, and it provides updates on key elements of our response to the...
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Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Not To Drive Impaired Or Distracted This Holiday Season

Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Not To Drive Impaired Or Distracted This Holiday Season

Troopers from each of the 23 Maryland State Police barracks who patrol every county will continue to focus enforcement efforts on impaired driving, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted driving and other violations that often contribute to highway tragedies, especially during the holiday season. Additional troopers will be working overtime assignments funded by highway safety grants...
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Track Santa Claus Now – LIVE

Track Santa Claus Now – LIVE

Track Santa Claus as he travels around the world delivering presents to all the boys and girls everywhere! Where is Santa now? Is he in Southern Maryland? Check back to find out! TRACK SANTA For 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began...
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Governor Hogan Applauds Successful Effort to Boost Federal Funding for Chesapeake Bay

Governor Hogan Applauds Successful Effort to Boost Federal Funding for Chesapeake Bay

For the second year in a row, Governor Hogan has led a successful bipartisan effort to protect federal funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration. The U.S. Senate today gave final approval to a government funding bill that includes $85 million for Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, a 16% increase over last year. In Maryland, the Hogan...
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Wawa Announces Massive Data Breach, Potentially all Locations Affected, CEO Says

Wawa Announces Massive Data Breach, Potentially all Locations Affected, CEO Says

Chris Gheysens, the CEO of Wawa says they are investigating a data breach that has potentially affected all of their locations. Dear Wawa Customers, At Wawa, the people who come through our doors every day are not just customers, you are our friends and neighbors, and nothing is more important than honoring and protecting...
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40-Year-Old Pasadena Man Charged with Second Degree Murder After Shooting Unarmed Man

40-Year-Old Pasadena Man Charged with Second Degree Murder After Shooting Unarmed Man

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Officers responded to the 1400 block of Orr Court, Pasadena, Maryland for a threats complaint. The homeowner, Gregory Richard Korwek, a forty year old male, advised that an acquaintance, identified as Jeffrey Thomas Dickinson, a forty four year old male, called him, made threats to...
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Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

Marylanders now have another way to navigate traffic incidents and congestion thanks to a new partnership between the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Waze. Under this partnership with Waze’s Connected Citizens Program (CCP), MDOT SHA can now more effectively share road closure incidents immediately with users. “Sharing information in...
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Three Judicial Appointments Fills Vacancies in Court of Appeals, Anne Arundel, and St. Mary’s Counties

Three Judicial Appointments Fills Vacancies in Court of Appeals, Anne Arundel, and St. Mary’s Counties

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the following judicial appointments: Jonathan Biran for the Court of Appeals Richard Trunnell for Anne Arundel County Circuit Court James Lee Tanavage for St. Mary’s County District Court “The appointment of these qualified individuals to serve across our state’s justice system is paramount to upholding our responsibilities to the...
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Maryland Deer Firearms Opening Day Harvest Up 29%

Maryland Deer Firearms Opening Day Harvest Up 29%

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters reported 8,061 deer taken on opening day of the 2019 Maryland firearm season, Nov. 30. This represents a 29% increase over last year’s Saturday opener. The overall weekend harvest of 9,201 was down 9% from 2018 due to nearly non-stop rain and wind across the state on Sunday....
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Anne Arundel County Mother and Grandmother Charged After 9-Month-Old Infant Ingests Heroin/Fentanyl and Dies

Anne Arundel County Mother and Grandmother Charged After 9-Month-Old Infant Ingests Heroin/Fentanyl and Dies

On Saturday, July 27, 2019 at approximately 9:28 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Departments responded to the 7900 block of Chesapeake Drive, Orchard Beach, Maryland for a nine month old male infant in medical distress. The infant was transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for further medical treatment. Life saving...
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Man Arrested After Impersonating Police Officer in Anne Arundel

Man Arrested After Impersonating Police Officer in Anne Arundel

On December 2, 2019, detectives received information regarding a male who had entered a business in the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle just after 4:00 p.m. on November 30, 2019. While inside the establishment, the male removed his jacket, revealing a holstered handgun. The male was wearing a tactical vest displaying a police-style...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols For Thanksgiving Holiday

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols For Thanksgiving Holiday

Maryland State Police will have extra troopers on patrol all across the state as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. A variety of initiatives will be employed to keep traffic moving safely, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations occur, to keep travelers safe on Maryland roads. Beginning Wednesday,...
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Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results

Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 21,073 deer during the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons. The harvest was a 12% increase from last year’s official harvest of 18,839 deer for the same period. More favorable hunting conditions this year contributed to the increased harvest. The two-month...
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Laurel Man Sentenced to More Than 22 Years In Federal Prison for Committing Five Armed Robberies of Pharmacies in Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s Counties

Laurel Man Sentenced to More Than 22 Years In Federal Prison for Committing Five Armed Robberies of Pharmacies in Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s Counties

Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Jawanza Kevin Carter, age 22, of Laurel, Maryland, to 272 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbery involving controlled substances, and for carrying and brandishing of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in connection with...
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Joint Statement from Department of Justice, DOD, DHS, DNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Ensuring Security of 2020 Elections

Joint Statement from Department of Justice, DOD, DHS, DNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Ensuring Security of 2020 Elections

Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, FBI Director Christopher Wray, U.S. Cyber Command Commander and NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, and CISA Director Christopher Krebs released the following joint statement: “Today, dozens of states and local jurisdictions...
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