Anne Arundel News

Former Police Drug Lab Director Sentenced For Stealing Over 15,000 Pills

Former Police Drug Lab Director Sentenced For Stealing Over 15,000 Pills

Circuit Court Judge Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch sentenced Annette Box, 49, of Pasadena, to six months of active incarceration for misconduct in office and other charges related to the theft of controlled dangerous substances from county facilities. “It is uniquely distressing when a person who is placed in a position of trust, who works...
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$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

A proposal to give all 313 Maryland judges a $35,000 raise over the next four years faces a hearing today in the House Appropriations Committee. The recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission will take effect automatically if the legislature does not reject or amend them by March 15 — and lawmakers have not been...
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Maryland Records First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death

Maryland Records First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death

On February 6, 2018, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric death in the state for this flu season. Influenza-associated pediatric deaths are required to be reported to the Department, but the Department cannot discuss the specifics of individual cases. Maryland public health officials have detected a marked increase in influenza...
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Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.06, which confirms and requires that the governor weigh certain factors when considering a decision regarding parole for a juvenile offender serving a life sentence to ensure that these offenders have a meaningful opportunity for release. “Since taking office, our administration has sought to bring balance to...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LOKI

Wednesday’s Pet is LOKI

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/7/18 LOKI Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Doberman Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Loki is a large, young, and loving Doberman pinscher mix.  Sadly, he was bounced around from home to home ending up at...
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Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Allocation of Gaming Proceeds

Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Allocation of Gaming Proceeds

State House democratic leaders and the Maryland State Education Association say more money is needed to meet the needs of the state’s public school system. They’re asking the General Assembly to support a constitutional amendment that would require all of the state’s proceeds from gambling to go to funding public education. By: STEVEN DILSIZIAN
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Maryland Casinos Generate $127.8 Million in Revenue During January

Maryland Casinos Generate $127.8 Million in Revenue During January

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced January 2018 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County....
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Maryland State Police Super Bowl Enforcement Efforts

Maryland State Police Super Bowl Enforcement Efforts

This year’s Super Bowl enforcement efforts of the Maryland State Police were on the defense keeping the public safe. Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Super Bowl weekend resulted in more than 3,900 traffic stops that led to 131 arrests, of which more than 60 were arrested for driving while impaired....
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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State Fire Marshal Reminds Marylanders that Flamethrowers are Illegal

State Fire Marshal Reminds Marylanders that Flamethrowers are Illegal

Due to the recent marketing of the internet sales of this item, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci would like to remind Marylanders that possessing and using FLAMETHROWERS is illegal. Under Maryland Criminal Law Section 4-501 (b) (2) “Destructive device” includes a bomb, grenade, mine, shell, missile, FLAMETHROWER, poison gas, Molotov cocktail, pipe bomb...
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Maryland State Police Reminds Motorists To Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over This Super Bowl Weekend

Maryland State Police Reminds Motorists To Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over This Super Bowl Weekend

With the Super Bowl just a few days away, the Maryland State Police will be focusing on statewide impaired driving enforcement efforts during the weekend and would like to remind motorists to drive sober or get pulled over. Enforcement this weekend will be bolstered by impaired driving saturation patrol funds from the Maryland Department...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MILLIE

Wednesday’s Pet is MILLIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/31/18 is MILLIE Featured Pet: Millie Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: No physical disabilities Breed: Pit Bull Sex: Female Size: Medium (50 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Millie is a 6-year-old loving Pit Bull. Her owners were probably using her for breeding purposes and...
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Anti-Opioid Initiatives Focus of Annapolis Attention

Anti-Opioid Initiatives Focus of Annapolis Attention

Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford Tuesday unveiled their “2018 Anti-Opioid Initiatives” in Maryland’s campaign against a staggering opioid crisis that shows no signs of slowing. The announcement from the Republican governor immediately produced another tiff with Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh. But there was broad bipartisan cooperation in evidence in Annapolis...
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Hoyer Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Hoyer Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement tonight on President Trump’s first State of the Union Address: “Tonight, the President spoke of building a ‘safe, strong, and proud America’ but neither his words tonight nor his actions over the past year are accomplishing any of those goals. Instead, he has made Americans...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LEXA

Wednesday’s Pet is LEXA

Wednesday’s Pet for 1-24-18 LEXA Featured Pet: Lexa Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Catahoula Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 includes spay, UTD vaccines, deworming and flea and tick prevention applied and pup is microchipped Lexa #8507 is a loving 2-year-old mix. She...
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St. Mary’s County Tops State in Winter Turkey Season Results

St. Mary’s County Tops State in Winter Turkey Season Results

Hunters reported taking 87 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2018 winter turkey season, which was open Jan. 18-20 statewide. Turkeys were harvested in 22 of the 23 counties, with St. Mary’s, Dorchester, Garrett and Washington counties reporting the highest numbers, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Adult males (toms/gobbler) comprised 37 percent of the...
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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces 2018 Anti-Opioid Initiatives

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces 2018 Anti-Opioid Initiatives

On January 23, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford unveiled a series of executive actions and proposed legislation to continue the administration’s aggressive fight against the heroin and opioid crisis. The governor also authorized the Attorney General to file suit against select opioid manufacturers and distributors on the grounds that they have...
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Maryland’s Criminal DNA Database Records 6,000th Hit

Maryland’s Criminal DNA Database Records 6,000th Hit

Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, today announced another milestone for Maryland’s DNA database, supporting its role as an invaluable tool to law enforcement in the ongoing effort to reduce crime, apprehend criminals, and exonerate the innocent. Maryland’s DNA database, housed at the State Police Forensic Sciences Division laboratory, has...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Legislation, Joins Amicus Brief

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Legislation, Joins Amicus Brief

Governor Larry Hogan once again called for nonpartisan redistricting reform in Maryland on January 18, 2018, and vowed to file legislation to achieve this important bipartisan goal. He also announced that he will join an amicus brief being filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of the plaintiffs in Benisek v. Lamone, a...
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United States Government Officially Shuts Down After Republicans, Democrats Fail to Strike Deal

United States Government Officially Shuts Down After Republicans, Democrats Fail to Strike Deal

After weeks of political posturing and debate, Congress failed to come to an agreement on a spending bill by the January 20, 2018 midnight deadline, resulting in non-essential government services shutting down effective immediately. A stopgap bill that passed the House would have avoided a government shutdown, but it failed to gain traction in...
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Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

From kindergarten to graduate school, education clearly is Gov. Larry Hogan’s priority in this election year. The proof is spelled out in his administration’s $44.4 billion operating budget for FY 2019 delivered to the Maryland General Assembly Wednesday. To the chagrin of health professionals and advocacy groups, new funding for Maryland’s opioid “state of...
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Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

On January 16, 2018, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of attorneys general urging Congress to advance legislation allowing states with legalized medical or recreational marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system. Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to marijuana businesses,...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the fall semester. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six...
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Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

A key Democratic narrative this election year is that Maryland used to have the best public schools in the country, but Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has short changed them so much that they have now slipped to 5th place. The problem with this partisan talking point is that the Education Week Quality County report...
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Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

On January 15, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan issued Executive Order 01.01.2018.04 creating the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance to assist small businesses in complying with House Bill 1 (HB1), the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, passed by the Maryland General Assembly over the governor’s veto. As stipulated in the Maryland Constitution under Article...
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