Anne Arundel News

Lion Choi’s Taekwondo Studio Instructor Arrested and Charged for Sex Offense Involving a Minor

Lion Choi’s Taekwondo Studio Instructor Arrested and Charged for Sex Offense Involving a Minor

On September 8, 2021, the Anne Arundel County Police were notified by the Department of Social Services in reference to a sex offense involving a minor and an instructor of Lion Choi’s Taekwondo studio, which is located in the 2000 block of Annapolis Road in Hanover Maryland. The victim, who was 17 years old...
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Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of Landmark SmartBuy Initiative To Help More Homebuyers

Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of Landmark SmartBuy Initiative To Help More Homebuyers

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has expanded the state’s landmark SmartBuy initiative to address rising housing market prices. To help manage purchase costs, homebuyers can now eliminate up to $50,000 in student loan debt—up from $30,000. The program has also added an additional down...
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Maryland Lottery, Casinos and Sports Wagering Contribute Record-Breaking $1.511 Billion to the State in FY2022

Maryland Lottery, Casinos and Sports Wagering Contribute Record-Breaking $1.511 Billion to the State in FY2022

Maryland Lottery and Gaming shattered records on all fronts in Fiscal Year 2022, generating an all-time high of $1.511 billion in contributions to support the state’s good causes. The new record for contributions to the state, which includes funds from the Lottery, casino gaming, sports wagering and fantasy competitions (daily fantasy sports), beat the...
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Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosive Investigation Unit Seeking Information on Suspects Who Used Explosive Device to Burglarize ATM

Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosive Investigation Unit Seeking Information on Suspects Who Used Explosive Device to Burglarize ATM

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department Fire & Explosives Investigation Unit is seeking information after suspects driving a black Jaguar XJ attempted to burglarize a drive-up ATM at the Shore United Bank in Crofton, MD. On Friday, August 12, 2022, around midnight, the suspects used an explosive device to compromise the ATM. If you...
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Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office Announces Passing of Deputy Sheriff Scott C. McArdle #7284

Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office Announces Passing of Deputy Sheriff Scott C. McArdle #7284

It is with profound sadness and tremendous regret we announce the passing of Deputy Sheriff Scott C. McArdle #7284. Deputy Sheriff McArdle reported for work this morning and began feeling ill around 7 a.m. He drove himself to the emergency room at Anne Arundel Medical Center and later passed during treatment. Deputy Sheriff McArdle...
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Annapolis Man Receives 15 Years for Fleeing Scene of Accident and Assaulting Anne Arundel County Police Officers, Additional Charges

Annapolis Man Receives 15 Years for Fleeing Scene of Accident and Assaulting Anne Arundel County Police Officers, Additional Charges

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Brandon Hardy, 26, of Annapolis was sentenced to 15 years of active incarceration and is subject to an additional five years which were suspended for 13 charges including two counts of second degree assault against Anne Arundel County Police Officers Saifedlin Hussain and James...
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Maryland Lottery Announces List of Big Winners Throughout Southern Maryland, with One Unclaimed Millionaire Ticket in Charlotte Hall!

Maryland Lottery Announces List of Big Winners Throughout Southern Maryland, with One Unclaimed Millionaire Ticket in Charlotte Hall!

Maryland has a new millionaire thanks to a FAST PLAY ticket sold Aug. 9 in Charlotte Hall. Meanwhile, three scratch-off players — one each in Brandywine, Lexington Park and Odenton — claimed $100,000 prizes last week. In all, 58 winning tickets worth $10,000 or more were sold or redeemed in the seven days ending...
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21-Year-Old Anne Arundel County Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

21-Year-Old Anne Arundel County Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Raymond Martin Shamer, III, age 21, of Pasadena, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession of child pornography.  Shamer admitted that he also distributed child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron and Special Agent in Charge James C. Harris of Homeland Security Investigations...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Announce Cruisin’ SOMD to be held Saturday, October 1, 2022

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Announce Cruisin’ SOMD to be held Saturday, October 1, 2022

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is excited for this year’s Cruisin SOMD car show which will be held on the grounds of the home! The event welcomes all vehicles, from classics to imports, trucks, motorcycles and more! The 100 mile Cruise through three Southern Maryland Counties begins at 9:00 a.m., at the Golden Beach Park...
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Anne Arundel County Fire Department Announces Passing of Ret. Accelerant Detection K-9 Kinder

Anne Arundel County Fire Department Announces Passing of Ret. Accelerant Detection K-9 Kinder

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our retired Accelerant Detection K-9, Kinder. Kinder was the K-9 partner of Retired Lt. Joe Clawson #372. Lt. Clawson and K-9 Kinder both retired in 2014. Prior to retirement, K-9 Kinder assisted numerous fire/arson Investigators and police detectives all over the state of...
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Maryland Horse Industry Board Accepting 2023 Grant Applications

Maryland Horse Industry Board Accepting 2023 Grant Applications

The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) will begin accepting grant applications for the 2023 grant year. The goals of the grant program are to promote the Maryland equine industry by increasing public awareness and participation, advancing education and training, supporting and promoting equestrian events, programs, and activities, and preserving access and use of public...
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Anne Arundel Police Arrest 66-Year-Old Man in Connection of Racial Graffiti Inscribed at Church

Anne Arundel Police Arrest 66-Year-Old Man in Connection of Racial Graffiti Inscribed at Church

UPDATE 8/8/2022: On August 5, 2022 at 2018 hours, Western District officers responded to the area of Annapolis Road and Burns Crossing Road, Gambrills for citizens complaint of a check subject call. Officers canvassed the area and located Donald Eugene Hood, Jr and took him into custody without incident. Hood was transported to the Anne...
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12 Injured and Transported After Residential Deck Collapse in Glen Burnie

12 Injured and Transported After Residential Deck Collapse in Glen Burnie

On Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 11:51 p.m., police, emergency medical personnel and firefighters responded to 299 Roesler Avenue in Glen Burnie, for the reported structural collapse. 35 firefighters responded including our special operations, collapse rescue teams, responded to a report of 20×30 deck that had collapsed with several adults on the deck at...
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Governor Hogan Issues Update on State of Maryland’s Response to Human Monkeypox Outbreak

Governor Hogan Issues Update on State of Maryland’s Response to Human Monkeypox Outbreak

Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) issued an update on the state’s operational response to the human monkeypox outbreak, including efforts to make testing, vaccination, and public health resources widely available for high-risk populations. “Since before our first monkeypox case was identified, the state has been mounting an aggressive response...
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Governor Hogan Announces Release of Maryland’s American Rescue Plan, State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Report

Governor Hogan Announces Release of Maryland’s American Rescue Plan, State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Report

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has submitted its 2022 American Rescue Plan, State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) Annual Performance Report to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The report—which details expenditures from March 3, 2021 through June 30, 2022 and includes planned allocations for Fiscal Year 2023—describes...
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Dunkin’ of the DMV Awards Local Maryland Students with Academic Scholarships

Dunkin’ of the DMV Awards Local Maryland Students with Academic Scholarships

Dunkin’ and its DMV franchisees launched their inaugural Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship Program this past spring, which awarded $100,000 in academic scholarships to high school and college students throughout the DMV. In partnership with Scholarship America, Dunkin’ yesterday awarded 40 students throughout the DMV region with a $2,500 academic scholarship to an accredited two or...
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Police Arrest Two Teens After Armed Robbery and Recover Large Amount of Drugs, Five Firearms

Police Arrest Two Teens After Armed Robbery and Recover Large Amount of Drugs, Five Firearms

On July 28, 2022, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers responded for an armed robbery of a citizen in the area of Glen Mar Circle and Phirne Road in Glen Burnie. Two suspects, each armed with handguns, demanded property from two victims as they were walking outside. The victims complied, and the suspects fled toward...
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Maryland State Police to Celebrate National Night Out With Communities Across The State

Maryland State Police to Celebrate National Night Out With Communities Across The State

Maryland State Police will join communities and law enforcement agencies across the state to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Established in 1984, National Night Out is observed on the first Tuesday in August in local communities to promote positive police-community partnerships and neighborhood comradery to make all neighborhoods safer places...
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U.S. Senator Van Hollen Secures Two Climate Provisions in Newly Released Inflation Reduction Act; Applauds Progress on Combatting Climate Change and Risings Costs

U.S. Senator Van Hollen Secures Two Climate Provisions in Newly Released Inflation Reduction Act;  Applauds Progress on Combatting Climate Change and Risings Costs

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement applauding the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes key provisions from the Senator’s HOPE for HOMES Act and his and Senator Markey’s Clean Energy Accelerator (National Climate Bank) proposal: “We are facing the moment of truth in our battle to confront the climate crisis. We...
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BGE Awards $75,000 to Support Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation’s Inclusive Ventures Program

BGE Awards $75,000 to Support Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation’s Inclusive Ventures Program

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that BGE has awarded a $75,000 grant to the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) to support its Inclusive Ventures Program (IVP), a business education initiative that aims to help small and minority-owned, woman-owned, and Veteran-owned businesses in Anne Arundel County succeed and grow. “I’m thrilled to...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Award Climate Resilience Grants to 12 Communities

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Award Climate Resilience Grants to 12 Communities

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the award of more than $2 million to 12 climate resilience projects to help communities prepare for, and recover from, climate-related impacts. These competitive grants are designed to help communities plan and design solutions to withstand flooding and other weather-related events. The projects selected will identify and prioritize...
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Department of Justice and BJA Seeking Applicants for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Department of Justice and BJA Seeking Applicants for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance 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 law enforcement efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. The Edward Byrne Memorial...
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Maryland Higher Education Commission Announces $4.1 Million in Nursing Grant Awards

Maryland Higher Education Commission Announces $4.1 Million in Nursing Grant Awards

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fielder, announced that $4.1 million was awarded for thirteen Competitive Institutional Grant proposals at twelve Maryland nursing programs by MHEC’s Nurse Support Program II (NSP II). The FY 2023 Competitive Institutional Grant awards, totaling $4,101,847, include one year resource grants, multi-year implementation grants, and...
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Department of Emergency Services Provides Tips for Extreme Heat Preparedness

Department of Emergency Services Provides Tips for Extreme Heat Preparedness

With prolonged high temperatures in our area, the Department of Emergency Services urges citizens to take precautions: Young children and infants are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illness and death, as their bodies are less able to adapt to heat than are adults. Older adults, particularly those with preexisting diseases, who take certain medications, are...
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Former Private School Employee Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Former Private School Employee Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Jay Gordon, age 55, of Crofton, Maryland, pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of child pornography.  Gordon was identified as a suspect in the trafficking of child sexual abuse material (“CSAM”), also called child pornography, during a nationwide investigation involving the receipt and distribution of CSAM via Dark Web sites and forum. The guilty plea...
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