Anne Arundel News

Tropical Storm Hermine Could Impact Southern Maryland this Weekend.

Tropical Storm Hermine Could Impact Southern Maryland this Weekend.

It appears Tropical Storm Hermine could impact Southern Maryland this Labor Day weekend. Below are some tips on Emergency Preparedness. Gather Emergency Supplies If a disaster strikes in your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for several days. You may think that you will have enough time to run...
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Governor Hogan Announces Study for New Chesapeake Bay Crossing, Unveils Maryland’s New License Plate

Governor Hogan Announces Study for New Chesapeake Bay Crossing, Unveils Maryland’s New License Plate

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the start of a study that will identify the location and explore potential funding options for a new Chesapeake Bay crossing. The $5 million “Tier 1 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)” Study, which was voted on and approved by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board last week, will begin this fall and...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Stitch

Wednesday’s Pet is Stitch

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/31/16 Stitch Featured Pet: Stitch Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Spitz Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Stitch’s first owners purchased him from a pet store without researching the breed. When he was turned over to rescue he was...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order to Start School After Labor Day

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order to Start School After Labor Day

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an Executive Order that will require Maryland’s public schools to start classes after Labor Day, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Citing the benefits of a post-Labor Day school start for families, students, teachers, and the economy, the governor made the announcement on the Ocean City Boardwalk, where he...
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Mechanicsville Man Charged in Second Murder

Mechanicsville Man Charged in Second Murder

Christopher Scheibe, 29, of Mechanicsville, had been charged in the death of 24-year old Holly Smith whose body was found in Annapolis in late May of 2016. Anne Arundel County police say on Monday, August 29, 2016, Scheibe was charged with first-degree murder in a separate murder from several years ago. Police say Scheibe confessed to killing...
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Lottery seeking winners of $1 million and $100,000

Lottery seeking winners of $1 million and $100,000

The Maryland Lottery is ready to welcome two big winners of $1 million and $100,000 from Mega Millions and Five Card Cash drawings last weekend. No one hit the Mega Millions jackpot in the Friday, Aug. 26 drawing, but a subscription holder from Bowie won $1 million. The subscriber’s ticket matched the first five...
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Brothers Charged with Assault Following Boating Brawl

Two Anne Arundel County men were charged on Aug. 19 with multiple violations in connection with a fist fight that occurred last month aboard a boat on the Choptank River, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported. Asia Cooper Jr., 21, and Joel Thomas Cooper, 19, both of Crownsville, were charged with second-degree assault, malicious...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers of Common Back-to-School Traffic Violations and Provides Safety Tips

St. Mary’s County’s 2016-2017 school year officially begins Wednesday, August 24. Right now, parents and students are meandering through store aisles checking off school supplies, navigating through endless racks of school clothes, and picking out new backpacks. While parents and students prepare to head back to school – the community should, too. The St....
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Wednesday’s Pet is Tony the Tiger

Wednesday’s Pet is Tony the Tiger

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/24/2016 Tony the Tiger Featured Pet: Tony the Tiger Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Retriever mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Tony is a 2-year-old Retriever mix. He is a smart boy that loves to give gentle hugs. Tony is sweet, cuddly and...
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Federal and State Officials Invite Public to Attend Anti-Heroin Event

Federal and State Officials Invite Public to Attend Anti-Heroin Event

A premier screening of a new documentary titled “Chasing the Dragon, The Life of an Opiate Addict,” on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community College of Baltimore County, Center for the Arts Building, 800 Rolling Road in Catonsville, Maryland. The screening is sponsored by The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...
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Disturbance at Super 8 Motel Leads to Drug Arrest for Churchton Woman

Disturbance at Super 8 Motel Leads to Drug Arrest for Churchton Woman

On Monday, August 22, 2016, Deputy M. Beyer from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a disturbance in progress at the Super 8 Motel in California. A witness reported observing a male suspect throwing a female suspect to the ground. The female’s purse was located in the hotel where she...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Closing Address at Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Closing Address at Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference

On August 20, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan delivered the closing address of the 2016 Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) summer conference in Ocean City. After spending the past 19 months traveling across the state and meeting with local governments, constituents, and business owners, the governor highlighted the significant progress already made and discussed new initiatives...
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Gov. Larry Hogan to end Predecessor’s Septic Tank Mandate

Gov. Larry Hogan to end Predecessor’s Septic Tank Mandate

“Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Saturday, August 20, 2016 he will end a statewide mandate for homeowners and businesses to use what’s called ‘best available technology’ in septic systems when they construct or enlarge buildings, a policy put in place by his predecessor to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Hogan, a Republican, made...
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Hogan and Franchot to Encourage Shopping During Tax-Free Week, August 14-20

Hogan and Franchot to Encourage Shopping During Tax-Free Week, August 14-20

Governor Larry Hogan will join Comptroller Peter Franchot in Frederick on Wednesday, August 10, to promote and maybe do a little shopping in advance of the annual Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which takes place August 14-20. During that week, any single, qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less – regardless of...
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Maryland Ranked 46th for Overall Freedom in America

Maryland Ranked 46th for Overall Freedom in America

Maryland was ranked 46th for “Overall Freedom” by “Freedom in the 50 States 2016 | Cato Institute”. Maryland is always one of the least free states in the country, although it encounters nowhere near the difficulty facing New York, California, or Illinois, and it enjoys locational rents from its proximity to Washington, D.C. Moreover, we...
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DEA Says Marijuana Will Remain a Schedule l Controlled Substance

DEA Says Marijuana Will Remain a Schedule l Controlled Substance

Marijuana will remain a Schedule l controlled substance, which declares it has “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” the Drug Enforcement Administration said Thursday. This keeps the drug in the same category as heroin, LSD and Ecstasy. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced several marijuana- related actions, including actions...
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Wednesday’s Pet is CHILI WEST

Wednesday’s Pet is CHILI WEST

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/17/2016 CHILI WEST Featured Pet: CHILI Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Chili found herself in a rural shelter not really understanding why. She has not been with the group long but...
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WARNING: Phone Scammer Says He is a State Trooper & Demands Money

WARNING: Phone Scammer Says He is a State Trooper & Demands Money

Maryland State Police are warning the public about a telephone scam in which the caller represents himself as a barrack commander and threatens the victim with arrest if money owed is not immediately forwarded. A victim in her 70’s from Allegany County called the Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack last evening and reported she...
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State Warns First Responders About Deadly Opioid Drug

State Warns First Responders About Deadly Opioid Drug

Government officials are warning local first responders and law enforcement about the dangers of a drug not yet seen in the area but having tragic consequences elsewhere in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania. Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, along with the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and Pennsylvania Department of Health, issued the warning...
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Heat Advisory Remains in Effect Until 8:00 p.m. this Evening

Heat Advisory Remains in Effect Until 8:00 p.m. this Evening

Heat index values between 105 and 109 expected, due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90’s, and dewpoints in the mid 70’s A heat advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. the combination of high temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Take...
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Growing & Processing of Medical Marijuana Coming to Southern Maryland

Growing & Processing of Medical Marijuana Coming to Southern Maryland

The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”) today announced the names of the 15 Growers and 15 Processors who have been awarded Stage One license pre-approvals. The Commission’s actions mark a giant step forward for the medical cannabis program in Maryland. Dr. Paul W. Davies, Chairman of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission...
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Troopers Respond To Multiple DUI Related Crashes Over Weekend

Troopers Respond To Multiple DUI Related Crashes Over Weekend

Maryland State Police troopers conducted multiple traffic enforcement operations over the weekend, but despite their efforts, were still called to more than one dozen crashes involving suspected impaired drivers, including one that involved the team leader of the DUI enforcement unit. During the weekend, troopers statewide made more than 4,700 traffic stops and issued...
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Inmate Charged with Murder of Cellmate Earlier this Year

Inmate Charged with Murder of Cellmate Earlier this Year

Maryland State Police have charged a state prison inmate with the murder of his cellmate earlier this year. The accused inmate is identified as Johnnie L. Sellers, Jr., 37, who is a state prison inmate in the Maryland Division of Correction. He is charged with second degree murder, manslaughter, first degree assault and second...
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State Prison Murder Under Investigation

State Prison Murder Under Investigation

Maryland State Police are investigating the murder of an inmate late this morning at a state prison in Anne Arundel County. The victim is identified as John A. O’Sullivan, 43, formerly of Calvert County. O’Sullivan was an inmate at the Jessup Correctional Institution, in Jessup.  His body has been taken to the Office of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of IRS Tax Scams

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of IRS Tax Scams

Recently, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving an influx of calls from residents warning of scammers claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The scammers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card, money order, or a wire...
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