Anne Arundel News

​​State Releases 2018 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

​​State Releases 2018 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

The Maryland Department of Health today released data for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the second quarter of 2018. During this six-month period, which encompasses January through June of 2018, there were 1,325 total unintentional intoxication deaths, a 12 percent increase over the same period in 2017. Of these, 1,185 were opioid-related...
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​Maryland Department of Health Reports First Seasonal Flu Cases

​Maryland Department of Health Reports First Seasonal Flu Cases

The Maryland Department of Health announced today the first confirmed cases of the seasonal flu for the 2018-2019 influenza season. Two laboratory-confirmed cases of seasonal influenza have been identified in one adult and one child in the   Central and Eastern Shore regions of Maryland. The confirmed flu strains are type A (H1) and Type B (Victoria)....
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Important Election Information for the 2018 General Election

Important Election Information for the 2018 General Election

For the 2018 General Election, voters may vote in person or by absentee ballot. To vote in person, voters who reside in St. Mary’s County may vote before Election Day at a designated early voting center in St. Mary’s County or on Election Day at the polling place for their residence in St. Mary’s County. Early...
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National Training Programs Graduate Two Natural Resources Police Officers

National Training Programs Graduate Two Natural Resources Police Officers

Two Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police lieutenants recently graduated from law enforcement training academies that specialize in advanced leadership skills. Lt. Catherine Medellin, who commands the southern Maryland patrol area, was one of 36 conservation officers to receive diplomas from National Conservation Law Enforcement Leadership Academy, which provides practical skills and knowledge for executive-level conservation...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide October 18. This is one of many deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from October 18-20 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A...
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Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state...
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Fall Brings Heightened Risk of Wildfire

Fall Brings Heightened Risk of Wildfire

Fire Prevention Week begins October 7, coinciding with the beginning of the fall wildfire season in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents throughout the state to take precautions as the changing foliage increases the risks of wildland fires spreading through brush and forests. Wildfires occur every month in Maryland, but peak in the spring and...
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Maryland Awarded Grant to Track Wildlife with Nanotags

Maryland Awarded Grant to Track Wildlife with Nanotags

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Willistown Conservation Trust, Pennsylvania Game Commission and neighboring states, received funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to dramatically expand a revolutionary new migration tracking system across a five-state area. The competitive grant, totaling about $500,000, has been awarded to a consortium of conservation...
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Voluntary Recall on Harris Teeter Low Fat Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt Due to Undeclared Peanut Product

Voluntary Recall on Harris Teeter Low Fat Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt Due to Undeclared Peanut Product

Harris Teeter is notifying shoppers of a voluntarily recall of Harris Teeter Low Fat Frozen Yogurt Cookies & Cream 1.5 qt laminated cartons, UPC 0 72036 98182 0, with all SELL BY DATES up to 07/30/19 due to undeclared peanut product. Product was distributed to Harris Teeter stores located in DC, DE, FL, GA,...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students school facilities. The governor made the announcement at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) with student leaders, education officials, law enforcement leaders and others in attendance. “Incidents of targeted...
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Outdoor Enthusiasts Have Yet Another Way to Give Back

Outdoor Enthusiasts Have Yet Another Way to Give Back

Anglers, boaters and hunters who purchase their licenses or registrations from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have a new way to give back to natural resources they enjoy and love. In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the department announced today a new voluntary option in the online checkout for the Maryland Outdoor Recreation and Clean Water Fund....
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No Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival for 2019

No Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival for 2019

Chesapeake Bay Events announced that the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will be not be held in 2019, but will return in 2020. Don Hooker, promoter, said “A variety of factors were involved in this decision.  Primarily, we felt that we need to take a year off to evaluate the changing conditions in the outdoor...
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Applications Open for Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

Applications Open for Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

The Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is now accepting applications for the Keep Maryland Beautiful grants program. The five grants being offered help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and solve natural resource issues in urban and rural areas. The deadline...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $143.8 Million in Revenue During September 2018

Maryland Casinos Generate $143.8 Million in Revenue During September 2018

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that September 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $143,780,258, an increase of $9,244,525 (6.9%) compared to the September 2017 total of $134,535,733. Contributions to the State of Maryland from September 2018 casino gaming revenue totaled $59,532,953, including $44,633,988 for the Education Trust Fund. Casino gaming...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Anti-Human Trafficking Director

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Anti-Human Trafficking Director

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Laurie E. Culkin, an attorney and advocate on behalf of human trafficking victims, has been named as Maryland’s first Anti-Human Trafficking Director. This position, which will be housed within the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, will be responsible for coordinating supportive services for victims, as well...
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See What New Laws Went Into Effect in Maryland this Week

See What New Laws Went Into Effect in Maryland this Week

Scores of laws passed during this year’s General Assembly session go into effect Monday. Some key new laws Oct. 1 include measures to: Ban spoofing phone calls Stop the distribution of electronic cigarettes to minors Create a new extreme risk protective order (red flag) that will take guns away from alleged abusers Shrink the period...
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New Law on Smoke Alarm Sales in Maryland Goes into Effect Oct 1

New Law on Smoke Alarm Sales in Maryland Goes into Effect Oct 1

The 2018 Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 728 to state that:  ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2018, A PERSON MAY NOT SELL A BATTERY OPERATED SMOKE ALARM IN THE STATE UNLESS THE SMOKE ALARM IS A SEALED, TAMPER RESISTANT UNIT INCORPORATING A SILENCE/HUSH BUTTON AND USING ONE OR MORE LONG–LIFE BATTERY.  A “LONG–LIFE BATTERY” MEANS...
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18-Year-Old Missing Calvert County Woman Found Dead in Baltimore City

18-Year-Old Missing Calvert County Woman Found Dead in Baltimore City

On Thursday, September 27, 2018 at approximately 9:20 a.m, the Anne Arundel County Police along with the Baltimore City Police responded to a call for a deceased female. The female was located in the area of the 100 block of Riverside Road, Baltimore City, Maryland which borders Anne Arundel County.  The unidentified adult female...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report for September 30

Fall Foliage and Festival Report for September 30

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the first full weekend of fall, Sept. 29 and 30, 2018, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. As September comes to a close, it appears the rain will diminish and we’ll have some partly cloudy to sunny days to look forward to...
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Thirteen Indicted in Large Drug Bust Investigation Across Multiple Counties

Thirteen Indicted in Large Drug Bust Investigation Across Multiple Counties

As a result of a joint investigation that began in early 2017, the Howard County and Anne Arundel County Police Departments are announcing 13 indictments in a drug ring that was operating in both counties. The two agencies, with additional assistance from the Laurel Police Department, conducted a lengthy investigation into a high-level cocaine...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointments of Pamela Knoop Alban, Elizabeth Sheree Morris, and Robert Jeffrey Thompson to fill three vacancies on the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. The seats became vacant following the recent retirements of Judge Paul F. Harris, Jr., Judge Paul Goetzke, and Judge Michele Jaklitsch. The governor made the...
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Missing Woman Found Deceased in Back of Boyfriends Van in Anne Arundel County

Missing Woman Found Deceased in Back of Boyfriends Van in Anne Arundel County

A Glen Burnie woman reported as a critically missing person, was found in the back of a van in Odenton, on Wednesday. 21 year-old Megan Burdeaux was reported missing on Tuesday, following a reported assault during an argument with her boyfriend Monday night in Pasadena. According to police, the suspect identified Edgar Manning IV,...
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Oyster Season Opens October 1

Oyster Season Opens October 1

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018-2019 public oyster harvest season will open Oct. 1 and run through March 31, 2019. Opening month is reserved for divers and watermen using patent and shaft tongs, as well as recreational oystering. During the season, recreational oyster harvesting is open to any Maryland resident and does not...
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One Dead, Four Hurt in Multi-Vehicle Motor Vehicle Accident in Anne Arundel County

One Dead, Four Hurt in Multi-Vehicle Motor Vehicle Accident in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in which one person died and four others were injured Friday morning in Anne Arundel County. At about 1:30 a.m., troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack responded on a report of a three-vehicle crash on southbound I-97 at Quarterfield Road. According to a preliminary investigation, a...
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Sixty-Six tons of Beef Recalled for E.coli, Sold at Target, Safeway, Sam’s Club Nationwide

Sixty-Six tons of Beef Recalled for E.coli, Sold at Target, Safeway, Sam’s Club Nationwide

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,606 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with Escherichia coliO26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground beef items were produced and packaged on June...
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