Anne Arundel News

Justice Department Announces COVID-19 Fraud Strike Force Teams

Justice Department Announces COVID-19 Fraud Strike Force Teams

The Justice Department announced the establishment of three Strike Force teams created to enhance the Department’s existing efforts to combat and prevent COVID-19 related fraud. “These Strike Force teams will build on the Department’s historic enforcement efforts to deter, detect, and disrupt pandemic fraud wherever it occurs,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “Since...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Accepting Proposals for 2023 Animal Waste Technology Fund

Maryland Department of Agriculture Accepting Proposals for 2023 Animal Waste Technology Fund

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting Fiscal Year 2023 grant proposals for its Animal Waste Technology Fund. Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Intent to the Department by October 21, 2022. Submissions will be reviewed and ranked by MDA in consultation with the Animal Waste Technology Evaluation Committee. High-ranking projects...
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Town of Upper Marlboro Invites Public to Re-Create Historic 1922 Crain Highway Monument Photo on Saturday, October 1, 2022

Town of Upper Marlboro Invites Public to Re-Create Historic 1922 Crain Highway Monument Photo on Saturday, October 1, 2022

You’re Invited! Crain Monument Centennial Celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. “We are excited and proud to bring people together to re-create the photo that was taken 100 years ago,” said Upper Marlboro Town Clerk John Hoatson, who is organizing the Oct. 1 festivities. “We hope everyone who attends will feel...
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Governor Hogan Announces More Than $13 Million in Highway Safety Grants to More Than 90 Agencies, Organizations

Governor Hogan Announces More Than $13 Million in Highway Safety Grants to More Than 90 Agencies, Organizations

Governor Larry Hogan announced more than $13 million in federal and state highway safety grants as part of a statewide focus to prevent motor vehicle crashes and eliminate roadway fatalities. The state funds were disbursed at the start of the fiscal year, and the federal funds will be distributed October 1 by the Maryland...
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Effective October 1, 2022, Move Over Law in Maryland Expanded to All Stopped Vehicles Displaying Hazard/Warning Signals

Effective October 1, 2022, Move Over Law in Maryland Expanded to All Stopped Vehicles Displaying Hazard/Warning Signals

Beginning October 1, 2022, the Move Over Law in Maryland will expand to require motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying warning signals – including hazard warning lights, road flares, or other caution signals including traffic cones, caution signs, or non-vehicular warning signs....
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Maryland State Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Route 295 in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Route 295 in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police are actively investigating a pedestrian fatal hit and run crash on Route 295 in Anne Arundel County. The deceased victim is identified as Marian Narain, 21, of Gambrills. Narain was pronounced deceased on the scene by emergency medical service personnel. On Sunday, September 11, 2022, shortly before 6:00 a.m., troopers from...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims September 11 As Day of Service and Remembrance

Governor Hogan Proclaims September 11 As Day of Service and Remembrance

Governor Larry Hogan today proclaimed a day of service and remembrance across the state of Maryland in memory of those lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The proclamation is part of an initiative that Governor Hogan, the Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism, and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives observe to...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education – September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education – September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month

One of the most popular pieces of equipment used by deer hunters is a tree stand. Tree stands can be dangerous if they are used incorrectly or carelessly. Nationally, one in three hunting injuries involves a tree stand. Falls from tree stands can be caused by a variety of factors, including a weakness in...
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Annapolis Man Facing Federal Charge for Threatening a Member of Congress

Annapolis Man Facing Federal Charge for Threatening a Member of Congress

A criminal complaint has been filed charging Justin Kuchta, age 39, of Annapolis, Maryland, with a federal charge for sending messages over the Internet that threatened to injure a United States Member of Congress.  The complaint was filed on September 6, 2022. The criminal complaint was announced by United States Attorney for the District...
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Virginia Man Sentenced to 36 Years for Sexually Abusing a Minor Over 2-Year Period in Anne Arundel County

Virginia Man Sentenced to 36 Years for Sexually Abusing a Minor Over 2-Year Period in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Hector Rojo, 27, of Alexandria, Virginia was sentenced to 36 years of active incarceration for one count of sex abuse of a minor, two counts of second degree rape and other lesser charges. A jury found the defendant guilty of the charges on...
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Maryland Archery Hunting for Deer Starts September 9, 2022 and Continues Through January 31, 2023

Maryland Archery Hunting for Deer Starts September 9, 2022 and Continues Through January 31, 2023

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 9, and continues through Jan. 31, 2023. Archers may also use vertical longbows and vertical recurve bows Feb. 1-3, 2023 during the annual Primitive Deer Hunt Days. “A crispness in the air throughout much of...
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Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting 2022-2023 Begins

Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting 2022-2023 Begins

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the state’s 2022-2023 migratory game bird hunting seasons. Bag limits, season dates, and shooting hours can be found in the Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping. “Maryland hunters wait for September with anticipation as this month marks the beginning of the fall hunting season,” Wildlife and...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims September as 4th Annual International Underground Railroad Month

Governor Hogan Proclaims September as 4th Annual International Underground Railroad Month

Governor Larry Hogan today proclaimed September 2022 as the 4th annual International Underground Railroad Month in Maryland. The month acknowledges the significance of the Underground Railroad, and all those involved, for its contribution to the eradication of slavery in the United States and as a cornerstone for the more comprehensive civil rights movement that followed. Maryland...
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Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in Owings, One Adult and Two Children Seriously Injured

Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in Owings, One Adult and Two Children Seriously Injured

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Southern District officers were dispatched to a traffic crash in the 600 block of West Chesapeake Road in Owings. The investigation revealed that a 2016 Toyota was either stopped or slowing while preparing to make a left turn from westbound West Chesapeake Road into a...
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UPDATE: Chesapeake Beach Man Succumbs to Injuries After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lothian

UPDATE: Chesapeake Beach Man Succumbs to Injuries After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lothian

UPDATE: On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, the Traffic Safety Section was advised that the motorcycle driver succumbed from his injuries at an area trauma center. The investigation is still ongoing. 8/31/2022: On Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 9:45 p.m., officers responded to southbound Southern Maryland Boulevard (Route 4) and Talbot Road for a crash...
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Maryland Senators Announce Over $10 Million in Direct Investments for Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland Included in Key Committee Legislation

Maryland Senators Announce Over $10 Million in Direct Investments for Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland Included in Key Committee Legislation

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of $10,170,000 in direct federal funding for local projects in Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland within the Senate Appropriations Committee’s proposed annual funding legislation for fiscal year 2023. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities,...
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Governor Hogan Honors International Overdose Awareness Day and Recognizes September as Substance Use Disorder Recovery Month

Governor Hogan Honors International Overdose Awareness Day and Recognizes September as Substance Use Disorder Recovery Month

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that all flags in Maryland will be flown at half-staff today in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. The occasion is observed annually on August 31st in remembrance of people around the world who have lost their lives to drug overdose and to help raise awareness regarding the substance use...
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Melwood Participants Hone Construction Skills, Build a More Inclusive Workforce Thanks to CSM Partnership

Melwood Participants Hone Construction Skills, Build a More Inclusive Workforce Thanks to CSM Partnership

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is partnering with Melwood to leverage the untapped potential and talent of people with differing abilities – creating opportunities for them to have meaningful employment, and helping to build a more inclusive workforce in the trade industry where demand for workers is high. Melwood’s Building Paths is a...
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University of Maryland Medical System Announces $2.3 Million In Community Grants Across State

University of Maryland Medical System Announces $2.3 Million In Community Grants Across State

The University of Maryland Medical System announced it is providing more than $2.3 million in grants across the state with a strategic focus on addressing issues of food insecurity and employment. The UMMS Community Impact Grant Program is awarding funding to nine individual organizations and one collaborative serving individuals across the System’s footprint in...
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U.S. News & World Report Names Maryland as No. 1 State For Gender Equality

U.S. News & World Report Names Maryland as No. 1 State For Gender Equality

Governor Larry Hogan announced that U.S. News and World Report has named Maryland as the number one state for gender equality. The first-ever analysis of its kind cites K-12 education as a leading factor in achieving the nation’s top ranking. “Every child in Maryland deserves access to a world-class education, regardless of what neighborhood...
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Anne Arundel County Police Charge 19-Year-Old with Negligent Manslaughter After Killing Pedestrian and Fleeing Scene

Anne Arundel County Police Charge 19-Year-Old with Negligent Manslaughter After Killing Pedestrian and Fleeing Scene

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Northern District officers were dispatched to a traffic crash on Aquahart Road near Oakwood Road. The investigation revealed that two pedestrians were walking along a sidewalk on Aquahart Road when a 2003 Toyota that was traveling eastbound near this intersection lost control, rotated, and left...
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Hyundai and Kia Recalls Over 280,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

Hyundai and Kia Recalls Over 280,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

August 23, 2022 release – Hyundai Motor America and Kia America recommend that owners of select Model Year 2020-2022 Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride vehicles park their cars outside and away from homes and other structures until their vehicles have been repaired, due to new recalls for the risk of fire. Additionally, a “stop...
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Anne Arundel County Police Investigating Fatal Collision Involving Trash Truck

Anne Arundel County Police Investigating Fatal Collision Involving Trash Truck

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Southern District officers were dispatched to a traffic crash on Broadwater Road near Blaine Lane. The investigation would reveal that a 2022 trash truck was making its scheduled refuse pickups along eastbound Broadwater Road when it encountered a wide-bodied dually pickup truck heading westbound. This...
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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s State Small Business Credit Initiative Programs Now Open

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s State Small Business Credit Initiative Programs Now Open

Governor Larry Hogan announced Maryland programs funded by the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) are open. Up to $198 million in federal small business relief is being administered by three state agencies: the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Maryland Department of Commerce, and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)....
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Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $43 Million for Eco-Friendly Upgrades to Regional Bus Systems in Prince George’s, Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $43 Million for Eco-Friendly Upgrades to Regional Bus Systems in Prince George’s, Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $41,765,975 in federal funds to improve and rehabilitate bus systems in Maryland to support the adoption of fuel-efficient technologies, such as low- and zero-emission vehicles. These awards...
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