Anne Arundel News

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Season

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow lasting several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet, and freezing rain. Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, it is important to be...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DAISY MAE

Wednesday’s Pet is DAISY MAE

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/14/2016 DAISY MAE Featured Pet: Daisy Mae Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Possible Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium (23 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Daisy Mae is a 10-year-old sweet older girl, who was surrendered to the shelter because her...
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Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season to Reopen

Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season to Reopen

The second portion of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer hunting season is set to reopen Dec.17 through Dec. 31. Hunters who possess a valid hunting license and a Muzzleloader Stamp may use muzzleloading firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer during the season. Hunters are reminded that the sika deer season is now open in all counties...
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Grasonville Woman Arrested in Connection with Glen Burnie Murder

Grasonville Woman Arrested in Connection with Glen Burnie Murder

UPDATE 12/12/16: As the investigation continued several pieces of evidence related to the crime have been recovered and submitted for forensic analysis. Detectives continued to conduct numerous interviews with witnesses that had information related to the murder of Ikea Jackson. Through these investigative steps detectives were able to positively identify Tashaya Raeshon Turner, a...
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IRS Warns Taxpayers of Numerous Tax Scams Nationwide; Provides Summary of Most Recent Schemes

IRS Warns Taxpayers of Numerous Tax Scams Nationwide; Provides Summary of Most Recent Schemes

As tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service, many states, including Maryland, and the tax industry remind taxpayers to be on the lookout for emerging tax scams related to identity theft and refund fraud. Every tax season, there is an increase in schemes that target innocent taxpayers by email, by phone and online. The...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly to provide common sense, balanced paid sick leave benefits that have the potential to cover nearly all working Marylanders without placing an unmanageable burden on job creators. During his remarks at a State House press conference,...
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Regulated Firearm Purchase Application Process Goes On-Line January 1st

Regulated Firearm Purchase Application Process Goes On-Line January 1st

As part of Maryland State Police efforts to improve customer service, the process of applying to purchase a regulated firearm is moving from paper forms filled out by hand, to an on-line automated system expected to increase efficiency and improve the process for both customers and firearms dealers. Beginning January 1, 2017, persons applying...
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Colder Weather Moving In – Stay Warm Safely

Colder Weather Moving In – Stay Warm Safely

Mild temperatures are on the way out and colder temperatures are in our forecast this weekend. The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) is reminding everyone that home fires are more prevalent in cold weather than in any other time of the year. This is due in part to an increase in cooking...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ELVIS

Wednesday’s Pet is ELVIS

Wednesday’s Pet for 1 2-7-16 is ELVIS Featured Pet: ELVIS Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chinese Crested/Terrier 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 Elvis is a sweet 3-year-old mix of Chinese Crested and maybe some...
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DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Rising at an Alarming Rate

DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Rising at an Alarming Rate

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced results from the 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), which details the extent to which illicit drugs are affecting the United States. Most notably, the 2016 NDTA continues to illuminate the nationwide opioid epidemic, which is fueling a growing heroin user population and resulting in a greater...
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Annapolis Woman Arrested for Possession of Fake ID

Annapolis Woman Arrested for Possession of Fake ID

On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at approximately 1:28 am, Trooper First Class Lewis from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 and Drury Lane in Dunkirk for traffic violations. A passenger, Kirstyn M. Nelson, 19 of Annapolis, possessed a false Pennsylvania driver’s license. Nelson was placed under arrest...
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Deer Hunters Have Successful Opening Weekend

Deer Hunters Have Successful Opening Weekend

Hunters reported harvesting 13,488 deer on the opening weekend of the 2016 Maryland firearm season, the state’s most popular hunting season. The harvest represents a 24 percent increase over last year’s estimate of 10,859 for the same period. The total includes 6,159 antlered and 7,329 antlerless deer with sika deer comprising 224 of the...
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67-Year-Old Woman Shot by Stray Bullet at Police Barricade in Glen Burnie

67-Year-Old Woman Shot by Stray Bullet at Police Barricade in Glen Burnie

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at approximately 8:45 pm, officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded for an armed subject at 8093 Phirne Road E in Glen Burnie. This call for service ultimately ended in a barricade and a police involved shooting. The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Bradley James McMillian, of Glen Burnie,...
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St. Mary’s County Couple Arrested for Armed Robbery in Edgewater

St. Mary’s County Couple Arrested for Armed Robbery in Edgewater

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m. officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the Subway located at 11 Lee Airpark Drive for a robbery. Investigation revealed that a female entered the store, displayed a gun, and demanded money.  After employees complied, the female exited the store and entered a...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JORDY

Wednesday’s Pet is JORDY

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/30/16 is JORDY Featured Pet: JORDY Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Wheaten Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Jordy is a sweet 4-year-old male mix looking for his forever family. He is a loveable,...
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Governor Larry Hogan Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Lt. General James F. Fretterd

Governor Larry Hogan Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Lt. General James F. Fretterd

Governor Larry Hogan today ordered the Maryland flag to be lowered to half-staff across the state to mark the passing of Lt. General James F. Fretterd, one of the longest-serving adjutant generals in the history of the Maryland National Guard. “The First Lady and I send our sincerest condolences to General Fretterd’s family, friends,...
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Troopers Arrest More Than 90 Impaired Drivers During Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Enforcement

Troopers Arrest More Than 90 Impaired Drivers During Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Enforcement

Maryland state troopers stopped more than 7,400 vehicles for traffic violations, arrested more than 90 impaired drivers and made more than 130 criminal arrests during increased traffic enforcement efforts over the Thanksgiving holiday period. During the four day holiday period, Maryland State Police troopers conducted 7,470 traffic stops statewide. They arrested 93 people for...
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Police Seeking Public’s Help Locating Critically Missing and Endangered pregnant Woman.

Police Seeking Public’s Help Locating Critically Missing and Endangered pregnant Woman.

Police are asking for the public’s help as they continue to search for a critically missing and endangered pregnant woman. The woman is identified as Ashley Lynn Thomas, 30, and seven months pregnant. Thomas is described as a Caucasian female with a thin build. She is 5’6”, approximately 140 pounds and has brown eyes,...
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Nick’s of Calvert Recalls Meatball Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Nick’s of Calvert Recalls Meatball Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Nick’s of Calvert, a Prince Frederick, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 305 pounds of ready to eat (RTE) meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on November 23, 2016. More specifically, required information on where the product was produced or repackaged...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DAISY

Wednesday’s Pet is DAISY

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/23/16 is DAISY Featured Pet: DAISY Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: 3 Legged Breed: Lab/Boxer Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium (50 lbs.) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Daisy came into rescue after being hit by a car. Her family elected to put her to sleep,...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $46 Million in Federal Funding for Crime Victims

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $46 Million in Federal Funding for Crime Victims

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that over $46 million in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance federal grants will be awarded to state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide assistance, services, and treatment for Maryland citizens who have been victims of crime. The governor made the announcement at the Center for...
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Elevated Risk of Wildfires in Maryland

Elevated Risk of Wildfires in Maryland

With this fall’s high winds and dry foliage, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources advises citizens to use caution in outdoor fire activities and postpone unnecessary open-air burnings. Wildfires occur in every month in Maryland but generally peak in the spring and fall. Firefighters spent hours battling a 7-acre blaze Sunday just west of Thurmont in Frederick County....
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Upper Marlboro Man Charged with Bank Robbery in Hanover

Upper Marlboro Man Charged with Bank Robbery in Hanover

On Saturday, November 19, 2016 at approximately 9:36 am officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 7568 Ridge Road in Hanover for a robbery. Responding officers were advised that a male suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, implied he had a weapon, and handed...
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Additional Troopers And Enforcement Planned For Holiday Period

Additional Troopers And Enforcement Planned For Holiday Period

Extra Thanksgiving holiday traffic this week will include additional Maryland state troopers who will be using a variety of patrol initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning Wednesday, troopers from each of the 23 Maryland...
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State Highway Administration Gears up for Winter Weather in Maryland

State Highway Administration Gears up for Winter Weather in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is prepared for the upcoming winter season. No matter which forecast you read, the truth is the winter of 2016/2017 could leave Maryland covered in snow, pelted with sleet or encrusted in freezing rain any given day. With millions of people trying to get to...
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