Anne Arundel News

Wednesday’s Pet is Mr. Tee

Wednesday’s Pet is Mr. Tee

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/3/16 is Mr. Tee Featured Pet: Mr. Tee Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: His disability is minor. A healed fracture of the distal ulna, his bone is completely healed, but turned a bit outward in its healing. No amputation is needed. Breed: Walker Hound/Coonhound Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (50...
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First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool in 2016 Confirmed

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool in 2016 Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced the first detection of a West Nile virus mosquito pool in Maryland in 2016. On July 27, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected by department personnel in Capitol Heights (Prince George’s County) on July 19....
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Maryland Awarded $350,000 for Pumpout Boats and Stations

Maryland Awarded $350,000 for Pumpout Boats and Stations

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has been awarded more than $350,000 for the installation and maintenance of marine sewage pumpout stations across the state. The funding will go toward existing pumpouts as well as support pumpout boats operated by the City of Annapolis, the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy and the West and Rhode Riverkeeper. “This...
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Public Service Announcement from the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

Public Service Announcement from the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

It is no secret our department along with every department in the County has seen a major increase in responses due to drug overdoses. Specifically overdoses involving opiates. We have always and will continue to provide the highest level of service to our citizens regardless for the reason that we have been called upon....
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Wednesday’s Pet is SCRAPPY

Wednesday’s Pet is SCRAPPY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/27/16 SCRAPPY Featured Pet: Scrappy Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Scrappy is a 7-year-old beautiful mature boy. He is looking for his forever home. Scrappy is a real snuggle bug. He...
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Understanding Heat Waves

Understanding Heat Waves

With temperatures projected to exceed 100 degrees this weekend, citizens are urged understand the meaning of an advisory, watch or warning and to exercise caution during the heat wave. In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is defined as a prolonged period...
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Anne Arundel County Police Investigating CrashThat Killed Chesapeake Beach Man

Anne Arundel County Police Investigating CrashThat Killed Chesapeake Beach Man

On Thursday, July 21, 2016 at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the report of a crash on Crain Highway at Carver Road in Crofton involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer. Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2008 Chevy Malibu operated by Andrew Bryan Smith, 28 of...
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North Beach Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl

North Beach Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Edward Dewy Viens, 30, of North Beach, Maryland, to 108 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Judge Grimm also ordered Viens to forfeit $1,302, seized...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/20/16 is Coconut Featured Pet: Coconut Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Sex: Male Size: Small (15 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Coconut is a gorgeous 10-year-old Poodle. Sweet as pie, quiet as a mouse. This...
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It’s A Space Thing – Give Bicyclists at Least Three Feet When Passing

It’s A Space Thing – Give Bicyclists at Least Three Feet When Passing

With Artscape’s theme as “Explore the Space Around You,” the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds visitors that bicycle safety relies upon space – at least three feet when passing, to be exact. If you are planning to visit Artscape in Baltimore this weekend, be sure to stop by the “We’re...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Governor Larry Hogan today joined 46 governors in signing the Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction, which was developed by and released today through the National Governors Association (NGA). “Far too many families and communities have experienced the devastation caused by heroin and opioid abuse,” said Governor Hogan. “Our administration has been a leader in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is FUZZY

Wednesday’s Pet is FUZZY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/13/2016 FUZZY Featured Pet: Fuzzy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Fuzzy is a 6-year-old Chihuahua Mix. He loves being with people and hanging out on the couch. Fuzzy can be a little bossy and likes to...
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Huntingtown Man Murdered in Severn

Huntingtown Man Murdered in Severn

UPDATE 7/12/16 @ 4:00 p.m.: On Monday, July 11, 2016, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed autopsies on the deceased males. They ruled the cause of death as gunshot wounds with the manner being homicide for both males. The male discovered in the residence has been positively identified as Duwayne Thomas Mason, a...
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Get Ready for Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge!

Get Ready for Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge!

Are you ready for Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge? Pledge to eat or drink one locally grown, made or harvested product every day during Buy Local Week (July 23 – 31) and make a commitment that will have a lasting impact on your lifestyle, the environment and your local community. When you buy locally grown...
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Hours Remain to Claim 1st of Two $1 Million Winning Lottery Tickets

Hours Remain to Claim 1st of Two $1 Million Winning Lottery Tickets

Where are our two missing Maryland Lottery millionaires? Time is running out for the players holding $1 million winning Mega Millions and Powerball prizes to claim their prizes at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore! The Royal Farms located at 7701 German Hill Road in Dundalk sold the winning $1 million Mega Millions ticket from the...
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Learn The Facts About Vehicle Theft Prevention – July Is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

Learn The Facts About Vehicle Theft Prevention – July Is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

Auto Theft Facts Common misconceptions about car theft: Maryland has one of the worst car theft rates in the country. They don’t want to steal this old piece of junk. They won’t steal my car from in front of my house. Most car thefts occur at the mall, the park & ride or other...
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REMINDER: MVA Begins Issuing All Licenses and ID Cards Through the Mail Starting Monday

REMINDER: MVA Begins Issuing All Licenses and ID Cards Through the Mail Starting Monday

Starting Monday, July 11, 2016, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will issue all driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and identification (ID) cards through the U.S. mail in 7 to 10 business days.  Maryland’s new cards feature multiple layers of security to help prevent identity theft and fraud.  If a customer’s current...
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Noodles & Company Provides Notice of Data Security Incident

Noodles & Company Provides Notice of Data Security Incident

On June 28, 2016, Noodles & Company announced that a recent data security incident may have compromised the security of payment information of some guests who used debit or credit cards at certain Noodles & Company locations between January 31, 2016 and June 2, 2016. Credit and debit cards used at the affected locations...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JIMMY CARTER

Wednesday’s Pet is JIMMY CARTER

Featured Pet: Jimmy Carter Rescue Group: Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Golden Retriever Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $400.00 Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland (GRRSM) rescued 6 pups from Istanbul, Turkey. Jimmy Carter was one of them, through the whole process he has...
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Dubious Veterans Charity Loses Appeal to Overturn Cease and Desist Order

Dubious Veterans Charity Loses Appeal to Overturn Cease and Desist Order

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith announced on Friday, July 1, 2016, a final decision was issued in the case against the Southern Maryland Veterans Association and its director, Daniel T. Brashear. The final decision upholds multiple violations of the Maryland Solicitations Act, including misleading potential donors to a...
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Maryland Prepares for Increase in Drunk Driving This Holiday Weekend

Maryland Prepares for Increase in Drunk Driving This Holiday Weekend

This Fourth of July holiday weekend may be one of the deadliest on our nation’s roadways according to a recent forecast from the National Safety Council. Because this year’s holiday arrives at the end of a long weekend, Maryland officials are preparing for a possible increase in impaired driving compared to previous years.  To...
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Media Advisory: State Officials Prepare For Increase in Drunk Drivers This Holiday Weekend

Media Advisory: State Officials Prepare For Increase in Drunk Drivers This Holiday Weekend

With the Fourth of July arriving at the end of a long weekend, state officials are preparing for an increase in drunk drivers this Independence Day. To combat this increase and save lives on Maryland roadways, officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland State Police will detail their efforts to target impaired...
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Wednesday’s Pet is WATSON

Wednesday’s Pet is WATSON

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/29/2016 WATSON Featured Pet: WATSON Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Corgi Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Watson is a 2-year-old Corgi Mix. Watson is a small dog with a big personality. In his foster home, he has learned...
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New Laws Taking Effect in Maryland on July 1, 2016

New Laws Taking Effect in Maryland on July 1, 2016

Many new laws are scheduled to take effect on Friday, July 1 in Maryland. Minimum wage Maryland’s minimum wage will rise from $8.25 to $8.75. It’s the latest bump scheduled to take effect since lawmakers in 2014 approved increases over several years from $7.25. It is scheduled to go up to $9.25 next year...
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Anne Arundel County Man Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

Anne Arundel County Man Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Sergei William Noack, age 23, of West River, to 97 months in prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for possession of child pornography. Judge Russell also ordered that upon his release from prison Noack must register as a sex offender...
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