Anne Arundel News

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan signed into law several important measures to improve public safety. These are among 195 bills the governor signed today alongside Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones. “We are very proud to enact these critical public safety measures to continue to make our state safer,” said...
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Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Spring is here and the planting season is underway throughout much of Maryland. That means motorists traveling Maryland highways and rural roads may find themselves sharing the road with the large, slow-moving farm equipment from one of Maryland’s 12,300 farms. Planting season usually extends from early April through May. “Farmers are legally allowed to...
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Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the state’s trophy striped bass season will begin April 20 and last through May 15. Anglers may catch one striped bass per day, with a minimum size of 35 inches, in the Chesapeake Bay from Brewerton Channel to the Virginia state line.   Maryland is part of a...
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State Police Aviation Crew out of Saint Mary’s County Rescues Patient From Cargo Ship In The Chesapeake Bay

State Police Aviation Crew out of Saint Mary’s County Rescues Patient From Cargo Ship In The Chesapeake Bay

On Friday, April 12, 2019, at approximately 12:45 p.m., personnel from the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) received a request from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department requesting a helicopter to assist them with the extraction of a medical patient from a cargo ship. Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the United States...
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UPDATE: Victims of Fatal Fire in Chesapeake Beach Identified

UPDATE: Victims of Fatal Fire in Chesapeake Beach Identified

UPDATE 4/8/2019 @ 11:15 a.m.: The two victims killed in the townhouse fire on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Chesapeake Beach have been identified by friends and family members as Wendy Welch, 52, and Stephanie Link, 13. Welch and Link were grandmother and granddaughter. No official ruling has been given for the fire, but...
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PARK THE PHONE – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

PARK THE PHONE – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Each year, distracted driving results in more than 28,000 injuries on Maryland roads. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office is working with State and local law enforcement to encourage motorists to Park the Phone before they drive. “Distracted driving is...
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2-Alarm Early Morning House Fire Under Investigation in Dunkirk

2-Alarm Early Morning House Fire Under Investigation in Dunkirk

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at approximately 12:30 a.m., firefighters from Calvert, Prince Georges County, and Annapolis responded to Bob White Court in Dunkirk, for the reported house fire. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke and fire showing throughout the residence and sounded a second alarm. Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported 66...
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Pres Release: “Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition” Statement on Override of Hogan’s Veto: Maryland Minimum Wage Bill

Pres Release: “Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition” Statement on Override of Hogan’s Veto: Maryland Minimum Wage Bill

Ricarra Jones of Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition released the following statement on behalf of the Coalition after the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the minimum wage bill: “We are thrilled the Maryland General Assembly did what was needed in Maryland and overrode Governor Hogan’s veto today to...
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PRESS RELEASE: Governor Larry Hogan Uses Veto to Protect Maryland Jobs and Economy

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Larry Hogan Uses Veto to Protect Maryland Jobs and Economy

Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed Senate Bill 280 and House Bill 166 – Labor and Employment – Payment of Wages – Minimum Wage, saying it “could cost us jobs, negatively impact our economic competitiveness, and devastate our state’s economy.” Read the governor’s veto letter, which emphasizes three key points: This measure would cost Maryland more...
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UPDATE: Former Student Accused of Recording Videos of Men Defecating in Bathrooms at St. Mary’s College & Posting Them Online Gets Community Service

UPDATE: Former Student Accused of Recording Videos of Men Defecating in Bathrooms at St. Mary’s College & Posting Them Online Gets Community Service

UPDATE: Timothy Alexander Bingley, 20, of West River, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County, who was charged with videotaping other males using toilets in various bathroom stalls at St. Mary’s College, in St. Mary’s City and then posting the videos on a pornographic web site appeared in Circuit Court on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Bingley...
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Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Candidate Class 148 Graduation

Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Candidate Class 148 Graduation

As state officials and proud family members looked on, trooper candidates raised their right hands today and took an oath to serve and protect the people of Maryland as they officially became state troopers during the graduation ceremony for the Maryland State Police 148th Trooper Candidate Class. The 36 members of Trooper Candidate Class...
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Maryland State Police Arrest 89 For DUI Over St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

Maryland State Police Arrest 89 For DUI Over St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

UPDATE: Maryland State Police arrested close to 100 people for driving while impaired and issued close to 1,000 speeding citations over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. From March 16 to 18, 2019, troopers arrested 89 people for driving under the influence, issued 999 speeding citations, 3,039 additional citations and 3,933 warnings and conducted 5,843...
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Letter to the Editor – Maryland’s Move Over Law

Letter to the Editor – Maryland’s Move Over Law

Every day more than 16,000 Maryland law enforcement officers say goodbye to their families and head out to protect and serve their communities. As a police officer, both you and your family know the risks of the job when you’re sworn in to wear the badge – impaired drivers, weapons, domestic incidents gone wrong,...
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MVA Adds Hours, Appointments and Staff to Handle REAL ID Volume

MVA Adds Hours, Appointments and Staff to Handle REAL ID Volume

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has added hours, staff and appointments at its offices to cope with the increased volume of drivers who must present four or more different documents to obtain a Real ID drivers license that complies with federal law. Drivers must get the compliant licenses by October 2020 in order to...
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Can’t Text? Verizon Outage Affecting Customers on East Coast

Can’t Text? Verizon Outage Affecting Customers on East Coast

Unable to text this morning? Turns out Verizon is experiencing an outage, concentrated along the east coast. As of 8:15 a.m., the company says it is working diligently to resolve the issue but says “the estimated resolution time is unknown at this time.” @verizon So….anyone else having problems with text messages this morning? —...
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Somber House Narrowly Pass Suicide Option for Terminally ill

Somber House Narrowly Pass Suicide Option for Terminally ill

Shuffling papers. Murmured conversations. The tap-tap-tap of people using laptops. There’s a certain amount of ambient sound on the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates when the legislature is in session. But on Thursday, a somber silence descended on the chamber as delegates listened to one after another of their colleagues stand and...
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Boating Safety Education Classes Offered in March

Boating Safety Education Classes Offered in March

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host two free Boating Safety Education classes on March 16 and March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover. Attendees need only attend one class to get their certification. Courses will be taught by Natural Resources Police and U.S. Coast...
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86 Tons of Boston Market Frozen Meals Recalled Because They may be Contaminated with Glass or Plastic

86 Tons of Boston Market Frozen Meals Recalled Because They may be Contaminated with Glass or Plastic

Bellisio Foods, a Jackson, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 173,376 pounds of frozen pork entrée products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass or hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) boneless pork rib patties were produced on...
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New Driver’s License Requirements Producing Anger, Frustration

New Driver’s License Requirements Producing Anger, Frustration

The new driver’s license requirements demanded by federal law are not only producing long lines at Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration offices, but anger and frustration for many who are having their documents rejected to get a compliant REAL ID. The process seems to be worse for older citizens who are having their original birth...
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UPDATE: Navy Federal Credit Union Releases Statement About ‘Delay with Posting of Transactions’

UPDATE: Navy Federal Credit Union Releases Statement About ‘Delay with Posting of Transactions’

UPDATE: The following statement was released by a Navy Federal Credit Union spokesman: “This morning, members were unable to see deposits in their accounts. The issue has been resolved, and members can now use our mobile app or go online to access their accounts and services. We know this was a frustrating experience, and we apologize...
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Poll Finds Support for $15 Minimum Wage, Legalizing Marijuana, Banning Styrofoam and Aiding the Terminally ill in Dying

Poll Finds Support for $15 Minimum Wage, Legalizing Marijuana, Banning Styrofoam and Aiding the Terminally ill in Dying

Maryland voters in November re-elected a Republican governor for only a second time in history, but they also elected a Democratic legislature that has moved further to the left. A new Goucher College poll taken earlier this month found broad support among Maryland adults for some of the top policy initiatives by Democrats that...
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Maryland Drivers Facing Longer Lines, Frustration on License Renewal to Comply with Federal Law

Maryland Drivers Facing Longer Lines, Frustration on License Renewal to Comply with Federal Law

Maryland drivers are facing longer lines and frustrating revisits to state offices over the next year when they renew their licenses due to tougher requirements for licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID law, legislators heard last week. Sixty percent of Maryland’s almost 3 million licensed drivers must submit new documentation to prove...
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CDC Reports Teenage Tobacco Use Has Soared

CDC Reports Teenage Tobacco Use Has Soared

The CDC, NCI, and FDA released findings from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey. The findings include current use of seven tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, and bidi, as well as findings on use of multiple products and frequency of use. The results show that there were...
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UPDATE: Alleged Arundel Mills Mall Shooter Turns Himself Into Police

UPDATE: Alleged Arundel Mills Mall Shooter Turns Himself Into Police

UPDATE 2/19/2019: On February 19, 2019, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Jamari Marquese Hammond, of Severn turned himself in at the Western District station accompanied by his mother. He was taken into custody without incident. 2/18/2019: On February 16, 2019, at approximately 7:45 PM Anne Arundel County Police Officers were dispatched to the entrance 3 portion...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that deer hunters harvested 77,382 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019. The statewide harvest included 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; and 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 11 percent lower than...
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