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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in National Drug...
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Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 21-23 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 25-30 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and...
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Police Recover BB Gun from 14-Year-Old Student at Old Mill High School

Police Recover BB Gun from 14-Year-Old Student at Old Mill High School

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 1:50 p.m., a student at Old Mill High School notified the administration and the SRO (School Resource Officer) that they may have seen a student armed with a gun a few hours prior. Officers and administration immediately began an investigation and identified the person of interest. A...
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Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland is making $4 million in funding available to assist residents and businesses affected by Tropical Depression Ida. In addition, the governor has requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to make low-interest loans available. The governor’s announcement follows FEMA’s...
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Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

“We Cannot Defund The Police, We Need To Re-Fund The Police” $120 Million to Dramatically Increase Local Police Aid, Fund Salary Increases and Hiring Bonuses $20 Million for Safer Neighborhoods, Witness Incentives $10 Million for Victim Protection, Reversing Dangerous Cuts By Congress and General Assembly to Support Vulnerable Marylanders Governor Larry Hogan today announced...
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Anne Arundel County Board of Education Approves $7.4 Million in Funds for Public School Transportation Contractors

Anne Arundel County Board of Education Approves $7.4 Million in Funds for Public School Transportation Contractors

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County tonight approved a plan put forth by Superintendent George Arlotto requesting more than $7.4 million in a recurring supplemental operating budget request from the Anne Arundel County Government for funds sufficient for Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ school transportation contractors to provide every one of their...
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Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

An indictment was unsealed on Thursday, October 7, 2021, charging four men with taking part in a drug trafficking conspiracy, including two who were charged with conspiring to rob pharmacies and unlawful possession of a machine gun. The indictment was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in...
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Natural Resources Police Awards Officers for Exceptional Service

Natural Resources Police Awards Officers for Exceptional Service

The Maryland Natural Resources Police held its annual award ceremony at Sandy Point State Park Oct. 2 to recognize contributions to conservation law enforcement made by officers in the year 2020. During a year that presented many challenges and difficulties, NRP officers remained steadfast and more committed than ever to protect their community, wildlife, and natural resources.  The ceremony began...
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Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges After Attempting to Sell Secret Military Data to Foreign Power

Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges After Attempting to Sell Secret Military Data to Foreign Power

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, both of Annapolis, Maryland, were arrested in Jefferson County, West Virginia, by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) on Saturday, Oct. 9. They will have their initial appearances on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia. For almost a year, Jonathan Toebbe, 42, aided...
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Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Devote Record Surplus To Major Tax Relief, Rainy Day Fund

Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Devote Record Surplus To Major Tax Relief, Rainy Day Fund

Governor Larry Hogan announced a five-point framework for how the State of Maryland will utilize the $2.5 billion surplus—the largest in state history—reported last week by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates. The framework builds on the governor’s record of fiscal discipline while prioritizing relief that advances the state’s recovery. “The entire mission of my...
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Erek L. Barron Sworn-In as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

Erek L. Barron Sworn-In as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

Chief United States District Judge James K. Bredar today swore in Erek L. Barron as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. As the United States Attorney, Mr. Barron is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the District of Maryland. Mr. Barron will oversee the investigation and litigation of all...
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Former Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Service Facing Federal and State Charges for Allegedly Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $276,731 From His Employer, and State Felony Violations of the Maryland Wiretap Statute

Former Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Service Facing Federal and State Charges for Allegedly Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $276,731 From His Employer, and State Felony Violations of the Maryland Wiretap Statute

As a result of a collaborative investigation, today a federal grand jury returned an indictment, and a state criminal information has been filed, charging Roy C. McGrath, age 52, of Naples, Florida, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining funds from Maryland Environmental Service corporation. The criminal information also alleges that McGrath illegally recorded private conversations with...
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MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office Partners with NHTSA for Operation Crash Reduction

MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office Partners with NHTSA for Operation Crash Reduction

Many Marylanders will take to the roads during the upcoming long weekend in search of fall adventures. Nationwide from 2015 to 2019, October was the most dangerous month on America’s roads, accounting for more fatal crashes than any other month. To help drivers and passengers remember the importance following the rules of the road,...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Anne Arundel County Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

Maryland State Police Arrest Anne Arundel County Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

Maryland State Police arrested a man on Friday, October 1, 2021, on charges he solicited sex from an undercover trooper who was posing as a child over the Internet in Anne Arundel County. Juwell Rae-Kwon Jackson, 25, of Randallstown, is charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor. He was transported to...
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Intentional Balloon Releases Banned in Maryland

Intentional Balloon Releases Banned in Maryland

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) remind Marylanders that a new state law that prohibits intentional balloon releases is now in effect. The new Maryland law bans the releasing of balloons that, upon landing, create litter and threaten the health and safety of animals on the...
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VIDEO: Anne Arundel Police Make Seven Arrests After Assault and Stabbing at Annapolis High School

VIDEO: Anne Arundel Police Make Seven Arrests After Assault and Stabbing at Annapolis High School

On September 29, 2021, at approximately 8:45 a.m., two (2) School Resource Officers (SROs) were walking the hallways of Annapolis High School (2700 Riva Road) when they observed a fight. As the officers quickly approached the fight, a teacher yelled that one party had a knife. The armed suspect was safely disarmed and taken...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Suspends Off-Duty Officer Following Arrest in Annapolis

Prince George’s County Police Department Suspends Off-Duty Officer Following Arrest in Annapolis

The Prince George’s County Police Department suspended the police powers of an officer following his arrest by the Annapolis City Police Department. Corporal James Thornley faces several charges to include assault and the use of a firearm. He is suspended without pay. The officer is accused of pointing his duty-weapon at another driver in...
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61-Year-Old Convicted Felon Receives 15 Years After Pleading Guilty to Sexual Abuse of Family Member

61-Year-Old Convicted Felon Receives 15 Years After Pleading Guilty to Sexual Abuse of Family Member

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Ronald Phelps, 61, of Glen Burnie was sentenced to 25 years suspend all but 15 years for sex abuse of a minor. The defendant entered an Alford plea on June 29, 2021. “This is truly a heartbreaking case,” said State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess....
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CDL Testing Appointments Still Available for Bus Drivers’ Day at the MVA

CDL Testing Appointments Still Available for Bus Drivers’ Day at the MVA

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is reminding bus driver trainees of the many CDL testing appointments that are still available for Bus Drivers’ Day at the MVA on September 25, 2021. Last week, Governor Larry Hogan directed MDOT MVA to take steps to make sure school bus drivers are...
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Governor Hogan Announces Steps to Increase Nursing Workforce Statewide

Governor Hogan Announces Steps to Increase Nursing Workforce Statewide

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state is taking additional steps to increase nursing personnel, providing hospitals with maximum flexibility to mitigate staffing shortages. “This week, Maryland reported the nation’s lowest COVID-19 case rate, and we continue to withstand the Delta variant surge better than just about any other state,” said Governor Hogan....
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UPDATE: Charges Against Driver Dropped in Incident Involving Crossing Guard in Anne Arundel County – Still No Comment From Police

UPDATE: Charges Against Driver Dropped in Incident Involving Crossing Guard in Anne Arundel County – Still No Comment From Police

The following statement is from Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney,  Anne Colt Leitess on Incident Involving Crossing Guard in Glen Burnie: After a thorough review of the video and multiple body worn camera footage from tile scene, there is evidence that there may have been contact between the vehicle and crossing guard. Not only...
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Southern Maryland Holiday Farm Guide 2021 Edition – Now Accepting Listings!

Southern Maryland Holiday Farm Guide 2021 Edition – Now Accepting Listings!

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, is now accepting listings for the 2021 edition of the ‘Holiday Farm Guide’. SMADC’s Holiday Farm Guide connects consumers with regional farms and producers, as well as stores and restaurants that offer Southern Maryland grown and produced farm products and services during...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2021 Photo Contest

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2021 Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2021 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Nathaniel Peck of Flintstone for his dramatically captured photo of nature in action, “A Raven Having Breakfast.” This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a Maryland State Parks Passport, a subscription to Maryland Natural...
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Wanted Man Who Attempted to Hit Anne Arundel County Police Officer and Fatally Injured Passenger Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter and Assault

Wanted Man Who Attempted to Hit Anne Arundel County Police Officer and Fatally Injured Passenger Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter and Assault

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that David Bogdanowicz, 53, of Annapolis pled guilty to one count of first degree assault on Anne Arundel County Detective Kenneth Edmonds, one count of manslaughter in the death of his passenger, Jennifer Patterson, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The state is seeking...
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UPDATE: Churchton Man Who Stabbed Woman with Semen-Filled Syringe Sentenced to 10 Years

UPDATE: Churchton Man Who Stabbed Woman with Semen-Filled Syringe Sentenced to 10 Years

UPDATE: 9/11/2021: Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Thomas Stemen, 52, of Churchton was sentenced to 10 years of active incarceration and five years of supervised probation in the stabbing of a woman with a semen-filled syringe outside of a local grocery store. The defendant entered an Alford plea to...
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