Anne Arundel News

Consumer Alert: 2019-2022 Subaru Ascent Recall for Fire Risk – Over 270, 000 Vehicles Affected

Consumer Alert: 2019-2022 Subaru Ascent Recall for Fire Risk – Over 270, 000 Vehicles Affected

Subaru of America has issued a recall on select Model Year 2019-2022 Subaru Ascent vehicles due to increased fire risk. Owners are urged to park their vehicles outside away from structures and avoid leaving the vehicle unattended while the engine is running. The recall affects 271,694 vehicles. According to the manufacturer, the positive temperature coefficient heater’s...
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Maryland Fifth Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters for 2023

Maryland Fifth Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters for 2023

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invite all Maryland fifth graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme for 2023 is: “Trees Are Terrific…and Cool our Communities!” All entries must be delivered to a local Maryland Forest Service office by...
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Project Restore: Governor Hogan Announces Awards for 376 Businesses in 23 Counties to Revitalize Downtowns and Main Streets

Project Restore: Governor Hogan Announces Awards for 376 Businesses in 23 Counties to Revitalize Downtowns and Main Streets

Governor Larry Hogan announced awards for 376 businesses through Project Restore, an economic recovery initiative that provides financial incentives for small businesses to revitalize vacant retail and commercial spaces. A total of 376 businesses in all 23 counties and Baltimore City will receive $24.5 million through the initiative—including $8.8 million in property assistance grants and $15.7 million in business operations grants. View the full list...
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Calvert County Public Schools Students Selected for the Maryland General Assembly Page Program

Calvert County Public Schools Students Selected for the Maryland General Assembly Page Program

For a consecutive year in a row, Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students were selected to serve as pages for the 2023 Maryland General Assembly (MGA) in Annapolis. Hayden Kelly, Huntingtown High School senior, and Aidan Herche, Calvert High School senior, will represent Calvert County during the legislative session from January 11,...
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Maryland Humanities Awards $10,000 in General Operating Grants to Ten Non-Profit Organizations Across Southern Maryland

Maryland Humanities Awards $10,000 in General Operating Grants to Ten Non-Profit Organizations Across Southern Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD – December 5, 2022 – Maryland Humanities announces a total of $500,000 in general operating funding for 50 Maryland nonprofit organizations ($10,000 per organization). Recipients of a grant from the organization’s SHINE (Strengthening the Humanities Investment in Nonprofits for Equity) Program include museums, historic sites, preservation & historical societies, and community &...
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Baltimore County Man and Anne Arundel County Man Arrested After Leading Calvert Police on High Speed Chase in Stolen Vehicle

Baltimore County Man and Anne Arundel County Man Arrested After Leading Calvert Police on High Speed Chase in Stolen Vehicle

On Sunday, December 4, 2022, Deputy Contic initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with lights and sirens activated for an equipment violation at 3150 N. Solomons Island Road (Tractor Supply) in Huntingtown. The vehicle came to a complete stop on the shoulder of the roadway and then continued northbound on Solomons Island Road...
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Flags Ordered to Half-Staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Flags Ordered to Half-Staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

President Joseph R. Biden has ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7, 2022 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (flown at half-staff for the entire 24-hour period of Wednesday, December 7, 2022). This action commemorates those Americans who died as a result...
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ATF, Anne Arundel County and Montgomery County Police Departments Investigating Multiple Gun Store Burglaries

ATF, Anne Arundel County and Montgomery County Police Departments Investigating Multiple Gun Store Burglaries

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division is working with Anne Arundel County Police Department and Montgomery County Police Department investigating recent incidents of burglaries and attempted burglaries of federal firearms licensees (FFLs) in these counties. On November 19, 2022 at approximately 3:55 a.m., Montgomery County...
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Maryland Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Resumes Sat. December 17 to Sat. December 31, 2022

Maryland Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Resumes Sat. December 17 to Sat. December 31, 2022

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the muzzleloader deer hunting season will reopen Dec. 17, and will run through Dec. 31, 2022. This is the second half of Maryland’s split deer muzzleloader season; the first half was held in October. Hunters may use muzzleloading firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this...
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Governor Hogan Announces Emergency Directive to Prohibit Use of TikTok, China and Russia-Based Products and Platforms in State Government

Governor Hogan Announces Emergency Directive to Prohibit Use of TikTok, China and Russia-Based Products and Platforms in State Government

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has issued an emergency cybersecurity directive to prohibit the use of certain Chinese and Russian-influenced products and platforms for the executive branch of state government, including TikTok. These entities present an unacceptable level of cybersecurity risk to the state, and may be involved in activities such as cyber-espionage,...
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Eleven Defendants Facing Federal Charges Relating to Unemployment Insurance Fraud Scheme with More Than $1.6 Million in Losses

Eleven Defendants Facing Federal Charges Relating to Unemployment Insurance Fraud Scheme with More Than $1.6 Million in Losses

A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment adding two new defendants to the nine defendants previously charged in relation to a Maryland and California unemployment insurance scheme. The superseding indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and stealing a post office key. The superseding...
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Maryland Department of Health Launches Program to Reduce Suicides Among Maryland Service Members and Veterans

Maryland Department of Health Launches Program to Reduce Suicides Among Maryland Service Members and Veterans

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) fully launched the Trained Military Assistance Provider (TMAP) Program, a new initiative to reduce suicides and increase lethal-means safety for service members and veterans. Developed by the Maryland Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families, this training is free to all Maryland-based primary...
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Prince George’s County Police Warn About Blue Pills Containing Fentanyl Which is Suspected in the Deaths of Three Students

Prince George’s County Police Warn About Blue Pills Containing Fentanyl Which is Suspected in the Deaths of Three Students

The Prince George’s County Police Department is issuing a warning to residents about fentanyl-laced pills, in particular these blue-toned pills with a distinct “M” emblem. Police have recently begun recovering these pills, several of which have now been tested and contain fentanyl. Many users believe these pills are prescription painkillers. These pills are linked...
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Some Southern Maryland Hospitals Operating with Near Full Capacity, CalvertHealth Reporting Long Wait Times

Some Southern Maryland Hospitals Operating with Near Full Capacity, CalvertHealth Reporting Long Wait Times

On Monday, December 5, 2022, CalvertHealth released the following. “CalvertHealth is experiencing longer than normal wait times at our Emergency Room. At this time, we are seeing wait times of more than six hours. We are encouraging patients with non-emergent issues to utilize Urgent Care or their primary care physician whenever possible. Of course,...
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Maryland Delegation Members Urge State to Apply for Grant to Expand Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Care

Maryland Delegation Members Urge State to Apply for Grant to Expand Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Care

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Jamie Raskin, David Trone, Anthony G. Brown, Kweisi Mfume, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md) wrote Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader urging the Maryland Department of Health to apply for a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) planning grant...
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Naval Air Station Patuxent River Holding Job Fair for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Dispatchers and Public Safety Officers on Thursday, December 15, 2022

Naval Air Station Patuxent River Holding Job Fair for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Dispatchers and Public Safety Officers on Thursday, December 15, 2022

PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland – Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NASPR) will host a job fair for job seekers 18-and-over interested in the field of law enforcement and public safety. NASPR is recruiting police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the recruitment team and members of the NASPR security and...
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Maryland Awarded $20,000 Grant to Give Rideshare Credits During Holiday Season

Maryland Awarded $20,000 Grant to Give Rideshare Credits During Holiday Season

GLEN BURNIE, MD (December 1, 2022) – For the second year, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office has received a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to provide rideshare credits to Marylanders to help them Be the Make A Plan Driver and choose an alternative to...
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Strong Opening Weekend for Maryland Deer Firearm Season

Strong Opening Weekend for Maryland Deer Firearm Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters reported 10,116 deer taken on the opening weekend of the 2022 Maryland firearm season, Nov. 26-27. Despite bad weather on Sunday, the overall harvest was just 3% lower than last year’s official opening weekend harvest of 10,446 deer. The harvest total included 5,090 antlered and...
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Holiday Christmas Tree, Lighting, and Decoration Safety Tips

Holiday Christmas Tree, Lighting, and Decoration Safety Tips

By Ridge VFD Lieutenant Scot Best. December 1, 2022 – Nothing spreads cheer quite like holiday decorations, but care must be used to ensure your festive winter décor is fire-safe. Candles are widely used in homes throughout the holidays, which means December is the peak month for home candle fires. One-third (33%) of home...
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16-Year-Old ATV Operator Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries After Being Struck by Vehicle

16-Year-Old ATV Operator Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries After Being Struck by Vehicle

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., Southern District officers were dispatched to a traffic crash in the 800 block of Mount Zion Marlboro Road in Lothian. The investigation revealed two dark colored four wheeled ATV’s were crossing Mount Zion Marlboro Road in an eastbound direction from a private driveway when a 2017...
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote to pass the Respect for Marriage Act: “No American should face discrimination – no matter who they love or where they live. The Respect for Marriage Act promises every legally married couple that their union will be given equal recognition...
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Governor Hogan, First Lady to Host Final Holiday Open House Saturday, December 3, 2022

Governor Hogan, First Lady to Host Final Holiday Open House Saturday, December 3, 2022

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan invite all Marylanders and their families to join them for their final Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Government House in Annapolis. The event is free of charge, open to the public, and no reservations are required. “For the...
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Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols As Motorists Take To The Road Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols As Motorists Take To The Road Ahead Of Thanksgiving

With more than 1 million Marylanders expected to travel 50 or more miles over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Maryland State Police will be increasing patrols to ensure motorists arrive safely at their destination. Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks with a focus on impaired, aggressive and...
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Maryland’s Deer Firearms Hunting Season Opens Saturday, November 26, 2022

Maryland’s Deer Firearms Hunting Season Opens Saturday, November 26, 2022

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the two-week firearms hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Saturday, Nov. 26 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. The two-week season includes Sunday hunting in all but three counties, affording hunters more weekend opportunities to hunt and contribute to managing Maryland’s deer population. “The two-week firearms season...
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Police Advising Against Sending Checks through the Mail

Police Advising Against Sending Checks through the Mail

Due to the excessive number of intercepted checks in the US Mail in recent months in Southern Maryland, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at this time advises residents to refrain from sending checks through the US Postal Service, if possible. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office continues to forward numerous reports of local...
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