Anne Arundel News

Two Teenagers Injured After Golf Cart Overturns in Anne Arundel County

Two Teenagers Injured After Golf Cart Overturns in Anne Arundel County

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Southern Senior High School at 4400 Solomons Island Road in Harwood, for the reported an injured person in the parking lot of the school. While crews were responding, dispatch advised they gathered more information from the 9-1-1...
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Police Arrest Man for Urinating on a Vehicle and Destruction of Property

Police Arrest Man for Urinating on a Vehicle and Destruction of Property

On June 17, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Deputy Holt of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 26th Street, Chesapeake Beach for the report of a disorderly subject. The complainant advised the subject urinated on a Chevy Camaro then began striking the vehicle with plastic furniture that was nearby. Deputy Holt found the...
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IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT...
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Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is launching a two-year pilot program to test new digital license plate technology. The state is one of the first on the East Coast to test the new digital plates, which are similar in size to traditional metal plates but have an electronic display....
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Substitute Teacher in Glen Burnie Arrested for Having Sex with a Student and Supplying Him with Alcohol

Substitute Teacher in Glen Burnie Arrested for Having Sex with a Student and Supplying Him with Alcohol

On June 4, 2019, at approximately 9:22 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police responded to North County High School located at 10 1st Avenue East, Glen Burnie Maryland in reference to a sex offense that had occurred earlier. Responding officers made contact with the teenage victim who is a student at North County High School as well...
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‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 58 Arrests In Maryland

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 58 Arrests In Maryland

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 58 arrests in Maryland, 16 of the cases were handled by Maryland State Police investigators, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, two-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces...
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Governor Hogan Urges Federal Treasury to Release Tubman $20 Bill in 2020

Governor Hogan Urges Federal Treasury to Release Tubman $20 Bill in 2020

Governor Larry Hogan today sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, urging the federal administration to reconsider its decision to delay the release of the Harriet Tubman twenty-dollar bill. The governor cited concerns that, while the release was originally slated for 2020, “citizens across Maryland and the country will instead have to wait nearly...
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AUDIO: Prince George’s Volunteer Firefighter Shot by Police Officer Dies

AUDIO: Prince George’s Volunteer Firefighter Shot by Police Officer Dies

UPDATE 6/5/2019: Martin Allen Goodier, 56, of Bowie, died early Tuesday at a hospital following a police-involved shooting on Friday. A medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on the former Prince George’s County volunteer firefighter. 6/3/2019: On May 31, 2019, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of U.S...
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Three Injured After Vehicle Strikes Bay Bridge Toll Booth

Three Injured After Vehicle Strikes Bay Bridge Toll Booth

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, at approximately 7:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza on the U.S. Route 50 in Annapolis, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with multiple subjects trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find one vehicle on its side and confirmed two occupants...
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Citizen Preparedness Urged for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Citizen Preparedness Urged for Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and the Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, urges citizen awareness and preparedness. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, but most hurricane-like weather occurs between mid-August and late October. Calvert County is at risk for strong winds, heavy rain, inland...
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Department of Agriculture to Begin Routine Mosquito Control Activities

Department of Agriculture to Begin Routine Mosquito Control Activities

As mosquito season gets underway, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program will be active in communities throughout the state conducting surveillance and control measures to manage mosquito populations. Seasonal mosquito control activities will begin on May 29 in participating counties and communities. “Mosquito-borne disease is a major public health concern, and we...
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Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Units Conduct 49 Search and Rescue Cases over Memorial Day Weekend

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Units Conduct 49 Search and Rescue Cases over Memorial Day Weekend

Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Memorial Day weekend, and as the summer boating season kicked into gear, Coast Guard units from New Jersey to North Carolina responded to many maritime emergencies. On May 25, 26 and 27, units across the Mid-Atlantic conducted 49 search and rescue cases, saved 64 lives and...
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Released Sex Offenders Were Three Times as Likely as Other Released Prisoners to be Re-Arrested for a Sex Offense

Released Sex Offenders Were Three Times as Likely as Other Released Prisoners to be Re-Arrested for a Sex Offense

State prisoners released after serving time for rape or sexual assault were more than three times as likely as other released prisoners to be re-arrested for rape or sexual assault during the 9 years following their release, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Released sex offenders represented 5% of prisoners released in...
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Troopers To Target Impaired, Aggressive, Distracted Drivers Over Memorial Day Weekend

Troopers To Target Impaired, Aggressive, Distracted Drivers Over Memorial Day Weekend

With extra traffic expected this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland state troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning Friday, troopers from each of the 23...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Monday, May 27, 2019, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
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MISSING PERSON – 26-Year-Old Female – Charles County

MISSING PERSON – 26-Year-Old Female – Charles County

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating Kimberly Nicole Horbacz, 26, of Indian Head. She was reported missing last month by a family member who was concerned they hadn’t heard from her. It is believed she may be in the company of a male acquaintance. She has been known to...
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Let’s Go Camping at a State Park in Maryland!

Let’s Go Camping at a State Park in Maryland!

So you’ve heard about our beautiful state parks and now you’re ready to camp. That’s great and we can’t wait to see you. If you’re new to camping or maybe just new to camping in Maryland, we’ve created a frequently asked questions page just for you. We want to eliminate the guesswork and make...
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Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

As temperatures continue to rise, so will the number of mosquitoes throughout the state. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program urges residents to take measures on their own property to help reduce mosquito populations. Aside from being a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry harmful diseases like West Nile virus. “The best way to...
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Annual Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins

Annual Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins

One of the world’s oldest wildlife migrations is set to begin on Maryland’s coastal bays and beaches. For 350 million years, the May and June full and new moons have fostered a giant migration of horseshoe crabs. Coming from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, millions of these prehistoric arthropods clumsily invade Maryland’s beaches...
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Maryland State Police To Join Multi-State Kick Off To ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Seat Belt Mobilization Enforcement Effort

Maryland State Police To Join Multi-State Kick Off To ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Seat Belt Mobilization Enforcement Effort

As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, Maryland State Police will join forces with law enforcement agencies locally, along with those in Delaware, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. to remind drivers and passengers of the importance of seat belt use, while also highlighting their “Move Over” laws. New to the region’s Click...
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Maryland’s Regular Striped Bass Season Opens

Maryland’s Regular Striped Bass Season Opens

Maryland’s regular striped bass season gets underway on May 16, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that conservation regulations put in place last year are in effect through the end of 2019. When fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, anglers must use non-offset circle hooks when live-lining or chumming, and must use circle hooks...
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Today Has Been Designated as “Move Over Day”

Today Has Been Designated as “Move Over Day”

Today, Thursday, May 16, 2019, has officially been designated as “Move Over Day”. Troopers from all over the State of Maryland will be aggressively enforcing Move Over Law violations. As of today, 13 Law Enforcement Officers have been killed across the nation this year due to traffic-related incidents, as well as an unknown number...
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Maryland’s Wild Turtles Are On the Move

Maryland’s Wild Turtles Are On the Move

Wild turtles are currently heading to their breeding and nesting sites. During this time of year, wild turtles can often be seen crossing roads and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges drivers to be cautious and give turtles a “brake.” Common turtles found on the road include eastern box turtles, snapping turtles, painted turtles and...
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Governor Hogan Signs Measures to Add Marylanders to Health Insurance Rolls, Raise Tobacco Age to 21

Governor Hogan Signs Measures to Add Marylanders to Health Insurance Rolls, Raise Tobacco Age to 21

Governor Larry Hogan signed a number of critical health care and crime prevention measures, including legislation that will add more Marylanders to the health insurance rolls, and raise the minimum age tobacco can be sold to 21 amid an epidemic of teen vaping. The governor also signed Laura and Reid’s Law, which introduces tougher...
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Maryland Stresses Practical Striped Bass Conservation Efforts

Maryland Stresses Practical Striped Bass Conservation Efforts

Following deliberations by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) on the status of the striped bass population along the Atlantic Coast, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources continued its ongoing leadership in striped bass conservation efforts. At the ASMFC meeting, Maryland again addressed the most pressing problem facing the Chesapeake Bay’s striper population — the significant volume...
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