Anne Arundel News

IRS Reminds Extension Filers of Oct. 17 Deadline

IRS Reminds Extension Filers of Oct. 17 Deadline

Millions of taxpayers ask for an extra six months to file their taxes every year. The Internal Revenue Service says if you are one of them, then you should know that Monday, October 17, is the extension deadline in 2016. This is because October 15 falls on a Saturday. If you have not yet...
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Taking a Bite Out of Crime: Maryland Natural Resources Police K-9 unit

Taking a Bite Out of Crime: Maryland Natural Resources Police K-9 unit

Maybe they’re asked to find a hiker, lost and cold, in the woods. Perhaps, it’s to look for a weapon used in a crime and tossed into an overgrown field. Or it could be to zero-in on wildlife illegally shot by a poacher and hidden away from prying eyes. Whatever the assignment, the five...
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Maryland Focused on Saving Teen Driver Lives

Maryland Focused on Saving Teen Driver Lives

Following an increase in Maryland teen driver roadway fatalities in 2015, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is working to save lives by promoting ‘5 To Drive’ during National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 16 through 22).  Customer service agents from the MVA will hand out safety information to new teen...
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Anne Arundel County Woman’s Scratch-off Luck Continues

Anne Arundel County Woman’s Scratch-off Luck Continues

While winning Maryland Lottery games involves luck, not skill, some players claim big prizes repeatedly and appear to have a knack for winning with scratch-offs. Bertie Raemsch of Lothian is one of those lucky people whose visit to Lottery headquarters on Tuesday was far from her first trip. Bertie claimed a $50,000 top prize...
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Advocates Seek Immunity for Young Victims of Sex Trafficking, but Police Object

Advocates Seek Immunity for Young Victims of Sex Trafficking, but Police Object

A state workgroup is recommending that juvenile victims of human trafficking will not be prosecuted for sex crimes in Maryland, despite objections from law enforcement. From 2012 to October of this year, 82 girls in Maryland were confirmed as victims of human trafficking, said Audra Harrison, communications director for the Department of Juvenile Services....
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Governor Larry Hogan Names Sam Malhotra as Chief of Staff

Governor Larry Hogan Names Sam Malhotra as Chief of Staff

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Maryland Department of Human Resources Secretary, Sam Malhotra as Chief of Staff to the Governor, effective October 26. Malhotra will replace current Chief of Staff, Craig A. Williams, Ph.D., who has accepted a senior level position at Johns Hopkins. “Secretary Malhotra has been a valued member...
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Statewide Spay & Neuter Program Reaches Milestone

Statewide Spay & Neuter Program Reaches Milestone

The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Statewide Spay and Neuter Program has funded  projects that have so far completed 12,088 procedures since the program began in 2014. “Our goal is to reduce intake and euthanasia of cats and dogs in Maryland animal shelters,” said Program Coordinator Jane Mallory.  “Every spay and neuter procedure reduces the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/12/2016 SAM Featured Pet: Sam Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Pug/Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Sam is a 10-year-old Pug Mix. Sam may be 10 but he still acts like a puppy. He will do great in a home with other...
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How to Check If You’re Registered to Vote

How to Check If You’re Registered to Vote

The deadline to register to vote, update an address, and request an alternate polling place for this election is Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9 p.m. While there are tons of web sites that’ll check if you’re registered, many of them also snatch up your email address and send you obnoxious emails. To skip...
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State Police & MDOT Collect More Than 33,000 Pounds Of Food During Hunger Action Month

State Police & MDOT Collect More Than 33,000 Pounds Of Food During Hunger Action Month

The fourth annual Hunger Action Month food drive came to a close this week with the announcement that 33,379 pounds of food, which is the equivalent of 27,816 meals, were collected at 15 community events hosted by the Maryland State Police (MSP) as well as several Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) locations throughout September....
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Maryland Motorists: Stay Alert for Deer!

Maryland Motorists: Stay Alert for Deer!

Cooling temperatures, colorful foliage and unpredictable wildlife ─ all signs that the fall season is upon us. As such, the MarylandDepartment of Natural Resources urges motorists to stay alert for deer and other wildlife this time of year as these animals seek out food supplies and mates. “Deer activity will peak during their breeding season,...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $97.1 Million in Revenue During September

Maryland Casinos Generate $97.1 Million in Revenue During September

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced September 2016 revenue numbers for the state’s five casinos – Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County. September 2016’s combined statewide...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ZEKE

Wednesday’s Pet is ZEKE

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/5/16 is ZEKE Featured Pet: Zeke Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Zeke is a 4-5 year old mix. He looks to be min-pin, Chihuahua...
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Look Up! Look Out! Use Caution on Walk to School Day

Look Up! Look Out! Use Caution on Walk to School Day

National Walk to School Day is here, and the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds everyone to Look Up, Look Out and Stay Alert when walking to school and driving through school zones – especially when there will be so many more children walking. Schools across the State are participating in...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Indicted for Murder of Twenty-Four Year Old Woman

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Indicted for Murder of Twenty-Four Year Old Woman

UPDATE 10/4/2016: On Friday, September 30, 2016, an Anne Arundel county grand jury indicted Christopher Allen Scheibe, 28 of Mechanicsville, on first-degree murder for the 2012 homicide of Jessica Lynn Lee, of Brooklyn Park. Scheibe was being held without bond at the time following his arrest and indictment for first-degree murder in the killing of a Dundalk woman whose body...
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Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims October as Maryland Manufacturing, Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims October as Maryland Manufacturing, Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Larry Hogan has issued two statewide proclamations announcing the month of October as Manufacturing and Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Maryland. Maryland is home to more than 3,600 manufacturing companies and 1,200 private-sector cybersecurity companies, in addition to world-class facilities including the U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, and the National Cybersecurity Center...
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House Republicans Issued More than 70 Subpoenas and Letters Investigating Hillary Clinton Just Since the FBI’s Decision on Emails in July

House Republicans Issued More than 70 Subpoenas and Letters Investigating Hillary Clinton Just Since the FBI’s Decision on Emails in July

Republicans in the House of Representatives have rapidly escalated their investigations of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to unprecedented levels by issuing more than 70 subpoenas and letters just since July 5, when FBI Director James Comey announced publicly that his team of career investigators unanimously concluded that no criminal charges were warranted in...
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Governor Larry Hogan Declares Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Declares Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today issued a statewide proclamation declaring October Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Maryland. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, following skin cancer. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Maryland health officials are recommending that women...
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In Case You Missed it, New Maryland Laws Went Into Effect October 1, 2016

In Case You Missed it, New Maryland Laws Went Into Effect October 1, 2016

Many of the laws passed during this year’s General Assembly session went into effect on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Some key new laws Oct. 1 include measures to: require ignition interlocks for drunk driving and increase penalties for killing people while driving drunk; make drivers carry cards showing current insurance coverage; reform asset forfeiture...
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Maryland’s DNA Database Records 5,000th Hit

Maryland’s DNA Database Records 5,000th Hit

Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, today announced another milestone for Maryland’s DNA database, supporting its role as an invaluable tool to law enforcement in the ongoing effort to reduce crime, apprehend criminals, and exonerate the innocent. Maryland’s DNA database, housed at the State Police Forensic Sciences Division laboratory, has...
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Maryland to Participate in a National Test of the Emergency Alert System Today

Maryland to Participate in a National Test of the Emergency Alert System Today

Maryland will be participating in a national test of the Emergency Alert System today at 2:20 P.M. (Eastern). The messaging and style of the test will be similar to the regular monthly test message of the EAS, but, is being conducted in order to test and assess the readiness for distribution of a national-level...
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Wednesday’s Pet is AUGGIE

Wednesday’s Pet is AUGGIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 09/28/16 is AUGGIE Featured Pet: Auggie Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Boxer Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Auggie is a 3-year-old-male, Boxer mix. He is very affectionate and smart with a happy go lucky personality. He is kennel trained,...
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A Flash Flood Watch Has Been Issued for Southern Maryland

A Flash Flood Watch Has Been Issued for Southern Maryland

Flash flood watch from 2 a.m., edt thu until 8am edt Fri …flash flood watch in effect from late Wednesday night through Friday morning. The national weather service in sterling Virginia has issued a flash flood watch for all of Southern Maryland. Anne Arundel Calvert Charles St. Mary’s Prince Georges From late Wednesday night...
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New Laws Impacting Maryland Drivers to Take Effect October 1

New Laws Impacting Maryland Drivers to Take Effect October 1

A number of motor vehicle laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly during their 2016 session will take effect on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  The list of new laws impacting Maryland drivers includes the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, also known as Noah’s Law, which was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan...
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Department of Justice Releases Strategy Memo to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

Department of Justice Releases Strategy Memo to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to address the rising public health challenges caused by the national prescription opioids and heroin epidemic, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch issued a memo this week announcing the department’s three-part prevention, enforcement and treatment strategy.  The memo lays out action items, institutionalizes best practices, and builds on existing efforts by U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other Department of Justice components. Additionally, Attorney General Lynch sent...
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