Anne Arundel News

Maryland State Police Prepare For Increased Patrols For Cinco De Mayo

Maryland State Police Prepare For Increased Patrols For Cinco De Mayo

As Cinco de Mayo approaches on Saturday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired and distracted driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this weekend, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Mr. Freckles

Wednesday’s Pet is Mr. Freckles

Wednesday’s Pet for 5-2-2018 Mr. Freckles Featured Pet: Mr. Freckles Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Mr. Freckles came to BRSM when his owner passed away and family members could no longer care from him. He...
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Maryland State Police Stresses Safety During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Maryland State Police Stresses Safety During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With springtime comes warmer weather and more motorcycle riders out on the road, along with a reminder from Maryland State Police to be safe during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. According to the National Safety Council, 4,976 motorcycle riders and passengers died and 88,000 other were injured in 2015. Although motorcycles make up just three...
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An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

This year, the Maryland Natural Resources Police is celebrating its 150th anniversary, a milestone that makes it the fourth-oldest state conservation law enforcement agency in the nation. Then as now, the mission is to protect the state’s most precious resources, its citizens and visitors. Back in 1868, the General Assembly created the “State Oyster Police Force”...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Comprehensive Bipartisan Crime Legislation, Tougher Sentences For Repeat Violent Offenders

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Comprehensive Bipartisan Crime Legislation, Tougher Sentences For Repeat Violent Offenders

Governor Larry Hogan was joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 207 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. “This morning, we are signing a number of important initiatives, including tougher sentences for repeat violent offenders and...
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Wednesday’s Pet is NEWMAN

Wednesday’s Pet is NEWMAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/25/18 is NEWMAN Featured Pet: Newman Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: FIV Positive Breed: Siamese and Domestic Short Hair Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $100.00 Newman is a 4 year old Siamese and Domestic Short Haired Mix. He is litter box trained...
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All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

The Maryland Transportation Authority is exploring phasing out all cash toll booths across the state. Today, tolls are collected three ways: by cash, or electronically, by either an E-ZPass transponder or by video tolling — when the state uses a license-plate photo and mails drivers their bill. Transportation officials say that the transition to...
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Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Maryland Lottery players will have two new claiming locations with substantially expanded hours beginning Monday, April 30. The Lottery’s Lanham Claims Center will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27. But starting on the following Monday, April 30, Lottery players with winning tickets valued up to $25,000 can claim prizes by visiting...
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Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. Clinical signs include bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding of the gums, bleeding out of proportion to...
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Banquet Salisbury Steak Meals Recalled for Possible Bone Fragments

Banquet Salisbury Steak Meals Recalled for Possible Bone Fragments

Conagra Brands, Inc., a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 135,159 pounds of Salisbury steak products (poultry, pork, and beef) that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The family-style, heat treated, not shelf stable Salisbury steak and brown gravy...
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Wawa Giving Away Free Coffee for ‘Wawa Day’

Wawa Giving Away Free Coffee for ‘Wawa Day’

Wawa is celebrating its customers by giving away free coffee. On Thursday — Wawa Day — the convenience store chain will give away more than 2 million cups of coffee to its customers. Any size coffee will be given away free throughout the entire day at all stores. The company says “Wawa Day” is...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DANNY

Wednesday’s Pet is DANNY

Wednesdays Pet for 04/11/2018 DANNY Featured Pet: Danny Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Basenji/Chihuahua and maybe Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (12 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Danny is a beautiful 10-month old Basenji/Chihuahua/maybe Beagle Mix. He has...
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Southern Maryland Doctor Indicted For Health Care Fraud And Identity Theft

Southern Maryland Doctor Indicted For Health Care Fraud And Identity Theft

UPDATE: Sampson Sarpong is not a member of the Washington Adventist Hospital Medical Staff and has not been for 20 years. 4/10/2018: A federal grand jury has indicted Sampson Sarpong, age 61, of Bowie, on Monday, April 9, 2018, on charges related to a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs and aggravated identity theft....
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Bill Would Provide Internet Users in Md. With Privacy Protection and Net Neutrality

Bill Would Provide Internet Users in Md. With Privacy Protection and Net Neutrality

Maryland may soon join other states that are putting consumer protections in place to allow residents to determine which personal data Internet service providers may use, while ensuring they’re treated equally regardless of how they use the Internet. A bill sponsored by Del. Bill Frick, D-Montgomery, scheduled for a final House vote this week...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Comprehensive School Safety Bill Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Comprehensive School Safety Bill Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan was joined today by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 114 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The signing followed the conclusion of the 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly on Monday, April...
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Social Media Threat Against School Had Nothing to do With Maryland, Police Say

Social Media Threat Against School Had Nothing to do With Maryland, Police Say

A message was originally posted to Snapchat and featured a young man apparently holding a rifle, with the caption “F— CHS I’m going out with a bang” and “don’t go to school tmrw.” Some people interpreted it “CHS” to mean Chesapeake High School in Essex. Others feared it might reference Chesapeake High School in...
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REMINDER: Wireless Emergency Alert Test to be Sent Out

REMINDER: Wireless Emergency Alert Test to be Sent Out

This morning, April 5, 2018, between 10 and 11 a.m., there will be a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) TEST that will be sent out in and near the Washington, D.C. and National Capital Region. This is ONLY A TEST and there is no action required for those that receive it.
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Natural Resources Police Arrest Glen Burnie Man on Gun Possession and Trespassing Charges

Natural Resources Police Arrest Glen Burnie Man on Gun Possession and Trespassing Charges

An investigation into illegal shooting on private property has resulted in the arrest of a Glen Burnie man on 13 criminal charges and the seizure of four guns from his property. Kevin Patrick Chetelat, 55, will appear in Anne Arundel County District Court in Annapolis March 24 for a preliminary hearing on the charges,...
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Anne Arundel County Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Anne Arundel County Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

An Anne Arundel County man was arrested and charged this morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Edward William Weekley, 25, of Arnold, Md.  He is charged with two counts of distribution...
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Recreational Crabbing Season Opened April 1st

Recreational Crabbing Season Opened April 1st

It’s crabbing season in Maryland! Recreational fishing for the state’s most iconic aquatic species begins April 1 in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries as well as in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries, reports the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “We are pleased to offer multiple opportunities for anglers of all...
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Governor Hogan’s Statement on the Maryland Natural Resources Police Anniversary

Governor Hogan’s Statement on the Maryland Natural Resources Police Anniversary

I’m proud to help commemorate an important milestone in Maryland history—150 years since the founding of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. The department is our first state law enforcement agency, predating the Maryland State Police by almost a half-century, and is also one of the oldest conservation law enforcement organizations in the nation. On...
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Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to rise; Increase Fueled by Synthetic Opioids

Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to rise; Increase Fueled by Synthetic Opioids

An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups. The report, from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), appears in today’s issue of MMWR. Drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans in 2016. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths (66%)...
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Possible Relief for Motorists with Huge E-Z Pass Fines Passes Senate

Possible Relief for Motorists with Huge E-Z Pass Fines Passes Senate

A bill bringing possible relief to Maryland motorists who face thousands of dollars in fines from unpaid E-ZPass tolls passed the Senate unanimously last Thursday and gets a hearing in a House committee next week. Bill sponsor, Sen. Roger Manno, D-Montgomery, made fixes to his bill that died last year in committee, conforming it...
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An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

This year, the Maryland Natural Resources Police is celebrating its 150th anniversary, a milestone that makes it the fourth-oldest state conservation law enforcement agency in the nation. Then as now, the mission is to protect the state’s most precious resources, its citizens and visitors. Back in 1868, the General Assembly created the “State Oyster Police Force”...
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New telephone scam has surfaced, Maryland Judiciary warns

New telephone scam has surfaced, Maryland Judiciary warns

The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a new telephone scam that uses the threat of wage garnishment in order extort money from potential victims. The new scam has been reported in Prince George’s County. The scam involves a caller threatening to garnish wages for “evading service.” In at least one case the...
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