Anne Arundel News

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Effect for Southern Maryland

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Effect for Southern Maryland

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Anne Arundel County, St. Mary’s County, Calvert County, Southeastern Prince George’s, and Eastern Charles County until 8:00 p.m. Severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Waldorf to near Colonial Beach, moving east at 45 mph. HAZARD…60 mph...
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Police Investigating Murder of 21-Year-Old Male in Glen Burnie

Police Investigating Murder of 21-Year-Old Male in Glen Burnie

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, at approximately 4:39 a.m., Anne Arundel County Police responded to the 300 block of Gatewater Court, Glen Burnie, Maryland for a sick/injured person. Upon arrival an adult male was found unresponsive lying in the parking lot suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to the...
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Justice Department Takes Action Against COVID-19 Fraud

Justice Department Takes Action Against COVID-19 Fraud

The Department of Justice announced an update today on criminal and civil enforcement efforts to combat COVID-19 related fraud, including schemes targeting the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs. As of today, the Department of Justice has publicly charged 474 defendants with criminal offenses based...
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Cherry Hill Park Celebrates 100 Years of Camping

Cherry Hill Park Celebrates 100 Years of Camping

This year, Cherry Hill Park, a top-rated campground serving the Washington, DC, region, is celebrating 100 years of camping and 5 generations of family ownership with special offers, activities, events, gifts, and more. In 1921, Jacob & Rose Gurevich founded Cherry Hill Poultry Farm, where the family’s first campers set up tents behind the...
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Maryland Enters Phase 2A of Vaccine Distribution Plan, Hogan Announces Six More Mass Vaccination Sites In Maryland

Maryland Enters Phase 2A of Vaccine Distribution Plan, Hogan Announces Six More Mass Vaccination Sites In Maryland

UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland will open six more mass vaccination sites beginning in early April, doubling the number to 12 as the state prepares for a significant increase in vaccine supply from the federal government. “We have over 2,500 points of distribution and will grow by hundreds more...
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2021 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Total $312,500

2021 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Total $312,500

The State of Maryland and the Forever Maryland Foundation are proud to announce that 91 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants totaling $312,500 have been awarded toward environmental education, community cleanup, and beautification projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program. These annual grants are funded by Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR); the Forever Maryland Foundation; the Maryland Department of Housing...
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Federal Law Requiring Boats to Have Engine Cut-Off Switches Go in Effect Starting Thursday, April 1, 2021

Federal Law Requiring Boats to Have Engine Cut-Off Switches Go in Effect Starting Thursday, April 1, 2021

On April 1, 2021 a new federal law goes into effect that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link. The link is usually a coiled bungee cord lanyard clipped onto the operator’s person, Personal Floatation Device (PFD) or clothing and the other end...
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Maryland State Police: Reinstatement of Legal Time Authorizations for Licenses, Permits, Registrations and Authorizations

Maryland State Police: Reinstatement of Legal Time Authorizations for Licenses, Permits, Registrations and Authorizations

On March 12, 2020, Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. issued an Executive Order suspending the legal time authorizations of certain State issued licenses, permits, registrations and authorizations due to the proclaimed state-of-emergency and catastrophic health emergency pandemic related to COVID-19. This Executive Order applied to all licenses, permits and registrations issued or required by...
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Senator Reilly Introduces Bill to Allow Virtual Public School in Maryland

Senator Reilly Introduces Bill to Allow Virtual Public School in Maryland

Senator Edward R. Reilly (R-Anne Arundel) has introduced Primary and Secondary Education – Virtual Schools – Alterations (S.B. 941), a bill that would provide Maryland families with the opportunity to choose a tuition-free, full-time online public school option for their children. “COVID-19 has disrupted all of our lives in innumerable ways over the past...
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Anne Arundel County Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man Reported to be Suicidal in Pasadena

Anne Arundel County Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man Reported to be Suicidal in Pasadena

On Thursday, March 18, 2021, at approximately 11:03 a.m. a 911 call was received from a member of a medical rehabilitation facility who stated they were on the phone with an individual who had made suicidal statements. Dispatchers obtained the address of the suicidal person and immediately dispatched officers to the residence located in...
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Governor Hogan Announces Vaccine Eligibility Timeline for All Marylanders, and Primary Care, Hospital Equity, and Mobile Clinic Initiatives

Governor Hogan Announces Vaccine Eligibility Timeline for All Marylanders, and Primary Care, Hospital Equity, and Mobile Clinic Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, based on the state’s accelerating vaccination rate and an anticipated increase in supply from the federal government, the State of Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan early next week. The governor also announced a series of unique initiatives to ensure vaccine equity and expand...
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Registration Now Open for Future Caps Learn to Play Program

Registration Now Open for Future Caps Learn to Play Program

Registration for the Washington Capitals Future Caps Learn to Play (LTP) program presented by World Wide Technology (WWT) is now open at WashCaps.com/LearnToPlay. Open to first-time participants, the LTP initiative provides free head-to-toe equipment to children ages five to nine, age appropriate on-ice instruction, and certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere. Equipment...
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Maryland State Police: What to Expect During a Traffic Stop

Maryland State Police: What to Expect During a Traffic Stop

Being stopped for a traffic violation can be a stressful time for both you and the police officer. Maryland State Troopers are trained to maintain professionalism and courtesy during every traffic stop. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US DURING A TRAFFIC STOP • A Greeting with the name of the Trooper and the reason why...
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Protecting Your Home From Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Protecting Your Home From Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), home fires are more deadly and costly than ever. While the number of total fires and fire injuries are decreasing, property damage and fire deaths are on the rise. An arc fault is a dangerous electrical problem caused by damaged, overheated, or stressed electrical wiring or...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police arrested a man Wednesday on charges he solicited sex from an undercover trooper who was posing as a child over the Internet in Anne Arundel County. Richard Lenham, 78, of Annapolis, Maryland, is charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor. He was transported to the Anne Arundel County...
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Florida Man, Anne Arundel County Man Arrested After Traffic Stop, Pair Charged with Possession with Intent To Distribute Heroin/Fentanyl

Florida Man, Anne Arundel County Man Arrested After Traffic Stop, Pair Charged with Possession with Intent To Distribute Heroin/Fentanyl

Maryland State Police arrested and charged two suspects with drug violations after a traffic stop this morning in Anne Arundel County. James P. Linkous, 31, of Lothian, Maryland, and Josephine B. Tippett, 25, of Florida, were both placed under arrest for various drug charges. Both suspects were transported to the Glen Burnie Barrack. They...
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March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

Join the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation for a family-friendly Virtual 5K Race for Every Breast Cancer Survivor on Saturday, March 20, 2021. You can participate at your own pace, as well as choose how you want to participate: either run, walk, or bike. Then all participants are invited to a fun live-streamed...
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Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions as Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring, Maryland Remains Under Fire Alerts from National Weather Services

Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions as Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring, Maryland Remains Under Fire Alerts from National Weather Services

Spring wildfire season has begun in Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents across the state to prepare and help prevent wildfires. Wildfire occurrence is highest in the spring and fall when forest fuels are the driest and weather conditions — warm, dry, and windy — are most conducive for the...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired, distracted and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state the next two...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner announced that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has established a Civil Rights Unit to enhance the Office’s focus on the enforcement and protection of the civil and constitutional rights of all Maryland residents, including the most vulnerable...
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Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Using statutory authority granted to him, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that he is extending the state income tax filing deadline by three months until July 15, 2021. No interest or penalties will be assessed if returns are filed and taxes owed are paid by the new deadline. The extension, which applies to individual, pass-through,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn it’s citizens that that if you receive a phone call in which someone claims to be a Detective/Deputy with our agency and asks for money, it is a scam. The scam goes like this: You get a phone call, and the caller claims to be...
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Maryland Department of Transportation and State Highway Administration Advises of Rt.261 Traffic Disruptions

Maryland Department of Transportation and State Highway Administration Advises of Rt.261 Traffic Disruptions

Friday, March 12, 2021, through next Wednesday, March 17, 2021, the MDOT SHA contractor will be milling and prepping the roadway for final asphalt on Rt. 261 from 8th Street heading north to Anne Arundel County. Temporary traffic interruptions are expected, so please be cautious in this area
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Most of Maryland Under Red Flag Warning Until Thursday, March 11, 2021

Most of Maryland Under Red Flag Warning Until Thursday, March 11, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for low humidity and gusty winds, which is in effect from until 6:00 p.m., this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. *WINDS…Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. *RELATIVE HUMIDITY…20 to 30 percent. *IMPACTS…Critical fire weather...
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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of 21-Year-Old Glen Burnie Man for Possession of Child Pornography

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of 21-Year-Old Glen Burnie Man for Possession of Child Pornography

On Thursday, July 7, 2020, the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation in reference to a report of a specific account that was directly associated in uploading child pornographic images to a particular internet site. The information was provided by the “National Center for Missing and Exploited Children” (NCMEC) which is...
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