Anne Arundel News

Wednesday’s Pet is RED

Wednesday’s Pet is RED

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/22/2016 RED Featured Pet: Red Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (39 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Red is a 9-year-old friendly boy that came into rescue as a stray. He had obviously had a run in...
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Department of Natural Resources Recruits Young Adults for Maryland Conservation Corps

Department of Natural Resources Recruits Young Adults for Maryland Conservation Corps

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting 17-25 year olds for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults in extensive natural resource management and park conservation projects across the state. The program seeks to hire 35 full-time crew members for an 11-month period, beginning in October 2016. “The Maryland Conservation...
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DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

On June 21, 2016, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific...
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“OPERATION BROKEN HEART” YIELDS 46 ARRESTS IN MARYLAND Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Participates in Nationwide Initiative to Target Child Sex Offenders

“OPERATION BROKEN HEART” YIELDS 46 ARRESTS IN MARYLAND Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Participates in Nationwide Initiative to Target Child Sex Offenders

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 46 arrests in Maryland, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, two-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces included in “Operation Broken Heart III”, a two-month initiative. Members from...
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North Beach Woman Charged in Double-Fatal Car Crash

North Beach Woman Charged in Double-Fatal Car Crash

On the afternoon of February 14th 2016, officers responded to a head-on crash on Solomons Island Road near Swallow Lane in Edgewater. A Toyota Camry, driven by Lauren Scott, crossed the centerline and struck a Honda Civic killing the occupants Daniel & Kayla Amos, newlyweds celebrating their six month wedding anniversary. Traffic Safety subsequently...
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Maryland Begins Issuing New Secure Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards on Monday

Maryland Begins Issuing New Secure Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards on Monday

New Cards Incorporate Cutting-Edge Security Features to Protect Against Identity Theft and Fraud GLEN BURNIE, MD (June 16, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)  will start issuing  the new secure driver’s license and identification (ID) card on Monday, June 20, 2016, for all learner’s permits and new ID cards,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MAGGIE

Wednesday’s Pet is MAGGIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/15/16 is MAGGIE Featured Pet: Maggie Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site, HERE  Maggie is a cute 2-year-old mix- ChiWeenie. She is a loving, sweet, gentle,...
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Hogan Turns 60, a Man of Many Hats

Hogan Turns 60, a Man of Many Hats

Hats off to Gov. Larry Hogan who celebrates his 60th birthday Wednesday, May 25. Or maybe it should be a tip of the hat for this man of many hats. It’s an old maxim for politicians not to put on funny hats, with the exception of baseball caps sometime worn for outdoor activities with...
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Maryland Casinos Set New Revenue Record of $104.4 Million in May

Maryland Casinos Set New Revenue Record of $104.4 Million in May

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that monthly combined revenues for the state’s casinos reached a new high of $104,351,219 in May 2016. The total surpassed the previous best month, April 2016, which saw casinos generate $103.9 million. Maryland’s first casino opened in September 2010, and there are now five casinos operating in the...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Orlando Terror Attack

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Orlando Terror Attack

On June 12, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan released the following statement in response to the terror attack at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday morning: “The First Lady and I are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence this morning at a nightclub in Orlando. We offer our most sincere condolences to the family...
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Tick Season is Here

This morning I moved the recycle bin towards the road and went back inside my house to do some dishes. I felt a sharp pain and there he was, a small tick biting my arm. One minute of being outside, not in the woods or rolling in the grass, on my driveway near a...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BLOSSOM

Wednesday’s Pet is BLOSSOM

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/08/16 BLOSSOM Featured Pet: Blossom Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Border Collie Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Blossom is a 1 ½ year old Border Collie mix. She is goofy with puppy like quirks. Blossom is intelligent...
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Two New Deputy State Fire Marshals Graduate From the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy

Two New Deputy State Fire Marshals Graduate From the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy

In a graduation ceremony held at the La Plata High School on Friday, June 3rd at 6 p.m., two new deputies began their careers as Deputy State Fire Marshals. Deputy State Fire Marshals Brad Childress and John Grothe were presented with their diplomas by State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci and have been assigned...
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Hoyer Honors Educators at Annual Luncheon

Hoyer Honors Educators at Annual Luncheon

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer hosted a luncheon in Upper Marlboro today to recognize 15 outstanding teachers and principals in the Fifth District. The honorees included the Washington Post’s Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year finalists and County Teacher of the Year Award recipients for Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s, and...
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Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season is Most Likely this Year

Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season is Most Likely this Year

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, will most likely be near-normal, but forecast uncertainty in the climate signals that influence the formation of Atlantic storms make predicting this season particularly difficult. NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named...
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Safe Memorial Day Weekend Seen in Maryland

Safe Memorial Day Weekend Seen in Maryland

A safety-conscious public and a concerted effort by Maryland Natural Resources Police kept the Memorial Day weekend free of fatalities and with just four reported boat accidents. “We did everything in our power to be visible, to interact, to educate,” Natural Resources Police Superintendent Colonel Robert K. “Ken” Ziegler Jr. said. “Our officers spoke...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BINGO

Wednesday’s Pet is BINGO

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/01/16 BINGO Featured Pet: BINGO Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Bingo is a darling 8-pound 4 year old Chihuahua Mix. His favorite activity is...
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State Police Enforcement Statistics For Memorial Day Weekend

State Police Enforcement Statistics For Memorial Day Weekend

Maryland State Police troopers were involved in extra patrols and focused enforcement initiatives throughout the Memorial Day Weekend, making more than 8,400 traffic stops and arresting more than 90 impaired drivers. From May 27th through May 30th, troopers stopped 8,443 vehicles and issued 5,793 traffic citations, 4,831 warnings and 798 safety equipment repair orders. ...
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Governor Larry Hogan Rescinds 72 Executive Orders

Governor Larry Hogan Rescinds 72 Executive Orders

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2016.06, rescinding 72 obsolete executive orders issued by previous administrations over the last 46 years. The removal of almost five decades of gubernatorial directives that are either outdated or superseded by legislation reflects the ongoing effort of the Hogan administration to modernize and streamline state government, including...
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In Case You Missed it – News from the Past Few Days

In Case You Missed it – News from the Past Few Days

Here are a few of our top news stories from the past few days that you may have missed while enjoying your Memorial Day weekend with friends and family. In Case You Missed it                  
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Today, May 30, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins, and...
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Ride-hailing Services Raise Questions About Safety

Ride-hailing Services Raise Questions About Safety

In many parts of the country – and indeed, around the world – a ride-booking service is as close and easy to use as launching an app on a smartphone. But after nearly unimpeded growth in an industry that didn’t exist a decade ago, around 30 U.S. jurisdictions have passed new ride-hailing regulatory legislation,...
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Origins of Memorial Day

Origins of Memorial Day

On May 5, 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, the head of an organization of Union veterans – the Grand Army of the Republic – established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Army Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that...
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Office of the State Fire Marshal K-9 Teams Train for Proficiency

Office of the State Fire Marshal K-9 Teams Train for Proficiency

The Office of the State Fire Marshal currently operates three accelerant detection K-9 teams throughout the State of Maryland. The teams train bi-weekly and have recently taken advantage of the warm weather and trained using the facilities at the Upper Eastern Regional Shore MFRI Training Center in Centreville.  The OSFM uses ATF trained Accelerant...
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Before Your Trip to Weekend Fun in the Sun, Don’t Forget to Check 511!

Before Your Trip to Weekend Fun in the Sun, Don’t Forget to Check 511!

The unofficial start of summer is upon us, and that means sojourns to Maryland’s trove of Eastern Shore beaches, Western Maryland lakes and the treasures between.  Tens of thousands of motorists will hit the road and travel for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) offers travel...
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