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Former Anne Arundel County Police Department Civilian Employee Charged

Former Anne Arundel County Police Department Civilian Employee Charged

On September 26, 2023, the Anne Arundel County Police Department became aware of a possible theft scheme involving a former civilian Police Department employee. The investigation revealed the former employee, Kenneth Moore, displayed an Anne Arundel County E-Z Pass transponder issued to his county vehicle more than 70 times in his personal vehicle during...
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Grant Awarded to Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Partners to Restore Freshwater Mussels

Grant Awarded to Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Partners to Restore Freshwater Mussels

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and partners have been awarded a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s  Chesapeake Watershed Investment for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD) program to restore freshwater mussels in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The grant funds will support a comprehensive conservation strategy that includes restoration of mussel communities, scientific...
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College of Southern Maryland Announces 2023 Fall Semester Dean’s List

College of Southern Maryland Announces 2023 Fall Semester Dean’s List

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2023 fall sessions. 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...
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Maryland’s Climate Pollution Reduction Plan Sets Path to a Zero Emissions Future

Maryland’s Climate Pollution Reduction Plan Sets Path to a Zero Emissions Future

By Jason Aul, Strategic Communications Director – The Moore Administration released Maryland’s Climate Pollution Reduction Plan, as required by the 2022 Climate Solutions Now Act, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 60% by 2031. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) applauds the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) for their timely and comprehensive report,...
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Veteran Finds $100,000 Fortune While Running an Errand

Veteran Finds $100,000 Fortune While Running an Errand

Claims 50 Years! anniversary scratch-off game’s $100,000 prize An Anne Arundel County man, sent on an errand by his wife, made an extra stop and happened upon the biggest Lottery win of his life. The retired U.S. Army veteran has bought instant tickets every week for years, always hoping for but not really expecting...
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Top Stories for 2023 on Southern Maryland News Net; Year in Review

Top Stories for 2023 on Southern Maryland News Net; Year in Review

Our top 15 most read stories for 2023. Great Mills Woman Arrested for Murdering Boyfriend and Disposing His Body Parts in Charles and St. Mary’s Counties On December 21, 2022, a report was made to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack that James Volodimir Nalborczyk, 50 was missing. The family stated that sometime after...
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Maryland Property Values Rise 23.4% According to Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation’s 2024 Reassessment

Maryland Property Values Rise 23.4% According to Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation’s 2024 Reassessment

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation today announced its 2024 reassessment of 767,226 “Group 3” residential and commercial properties. In Maryland, there are more than two million property accounts that are split into three groups, each appraised once every three years. The overall statewide value increase for “Group 3” properties was 23.4% since...
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Firearm Hunting for Deer Resumes in Maryland January 5, 2024

Firearm Hunting for Deer Resumes in Maryland January 5, 2024

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will open the January firearm deer hunting season on Jan. 5, 2024 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is open Jan. 5-6...
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Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols As New Year’s Eve Approaches

Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols As New Year’s Eve Approaches

With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching on Sunday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate to be safe and smart and avoid impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving. State troopers from all 23 barracks, including the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team, will focus on impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving...
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Maryland Minimum Wage Increases to $15 on Jan. 1, 2024

Maryland Minimum Wage Increases to $15 on Jan. 1, 2024

All Maryland employers will have to pay their hourly employees a minimum wage of $15 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2024. This requirement stems from the enactment of Maryland Senate Bill 555 (SB555), also known as the Fair Wage Act of 2023, which was signed into law by Maryland Governor Wes Moore on April...
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Be The Driver – Who Saves Lives

Be The Driver – Who Saves Lives

For the first time ever, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office is launching an all-encompassing highway safety campaign focused on safe driving behaviors, aptly named Be the Driver. The animated campaign depicts common situations that drivers, riders, and pedestrians often face and illustrates each road users’ personal...
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Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust Ends 2023 with Protecting 94 Acres of St. Mary’s County Land

Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust Ends 2023 with Protecting 94 Acres of St. Mary’s County Land

As 2023 comes to a close, we thank you for your invaluable support and the many good things you have made possible. We wish you and your loved ones a Very Happy and Healthy New Year! To cap off this year, On Dec. 21st, 2023, the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust (PTLT) completed the acquisition...
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Youth and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt Event Scheduled for February 3, 2024

Youth and Veteran Waterfowl Hunt Event Scheduled for February 3, 2024

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in partnership with the Maryland Sportsmen’s Foundation, is offering a special hunting opportunity for all military veterans and youth hunters aged 11-16. Participants will be able to hunt select properties in three regions of the state under the guidance of an experienced waterfowl hunter. This special event coincides with...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci Retires After 50 Year Career

Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci Retires After 50 Year Career

State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci announced his retirement on December 21st, 2023, from the Office of the State Fire Marshal after a 50-year career, including ten years with the agency. Geraci’s announcement coincided with the agency’s holiday luncheon in Pikesville. He was surrounded by his family, current and retired employees, including former and...
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Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $13 Million for Coastal Restoration and Resilience Projects

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $13 Million for Coastal Restoration and Resilience Projects

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $12,901,800 in National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) funding for restoration and resiliency projects to improve coastal communities and their fish and wildlife habitats. The funding...
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Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols Over Christmas Weekend

Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols Over Christmas Weekend

Maryland State Police beginning Friday are increasing patrols through Christmas weekend as millions of Marylanders are expected to hit the highways. State troopers from all 23 barracks will focus on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving while conducting saturation patrols on roads with high DUI incidents. Enforcement is bolstered by funds from the Maryland Department...
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Chesapeake Life Center Grief Support Groups Available This Winter

Chesapeake Life Center Grief Support Groups Available This Winter

Chesapeake Life Center will offer a variety of grief support groups for adults that will be meeting this fall. Groups will meet in person at locations in Anne Arundel, Calvert and Prince George’s counties as well as virtually. The following grief support groups will meet in person: Drop-In Grief Support Groups are open to...
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Chesapeake Life Center Offering Creative Programs for Adult Grief Featuring Yoga and Nature

Chesapeake Life Center Offering Creative Programs for Adult Grief Featuring Yoga and Nature

From spending time with nature to learning mindful movement techniques, Chesapeake Life Center offers creative programs for adults to find a path to healing from grief. Grief and Movement — Movement has long been used to help those who are grieving cope with the impact of the loss. This workshop will use aspects of...
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Maryland Deer Hunters Conclude Successful Fall Firearm Season

Maryland Deer Hunters Conclude Successful Fall Firearm Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters harvested 28,236 deer during the two-week firearm season from Nov. 25 through Dec. 9. The firearms season harvest was 3% lower than last year’s official count of 29,160 deer. “Firearm hunting for deer continues to be our most popular season,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Karina Stonesifer said. “The season enables...
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Fire Marshal and Police Investigating Suspected Hate Crime and Arson at Cemetary

Fire Marshal and Police Investigating Suspected Hate Crime and Arson at Cemetary

On Saturday, December 16, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers, along with an investigator from the Fire Marshal’s office, responded for an arson at the Saints Rest Cemetery located at 7310 Ridge Road in Hanover. The investigation revealed an unknown person or persons set fire to a sign on the cemetery property, causing damage...
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Preseason Trout Stocking Begins Early in Maryland Waters

Preseason Trout Stocking Begins Early in Maryland Waters

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun “preseason” stocking with the first of about 290,000 trout in Maryland waters statewide. This stocking will help coldwater hatcheries reduce overcrowded fish densities caused by record drought conditions this year. The first preseason stockings will be allocated to impoundments, special management, and delayed harvest streams...
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UPDATE: Annapolis “First Amendment Auditor” Sentenced to 90 Days for Criminal Trespassing at Calvert Health Department

UPDATE: Annapolis “First Amendment Auditor” Sentenced to 90 Days for Criminal Trespassing at Calvert Health Department

UPDATE 12/18/2023: On December 15, 2023, Terance Albert Tracy, received a sentence of 90 days incarceration from Judge Mark S. Chandlee of the Calvert County Circuit Court. Tracy was convicted in November of criminal trespass at the Calvert County Health Department. As a condition of supervised probation, Judge Chandlee ordered Tracy not to return...
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Former Maryland Correctional Officer Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Civil Rights Violations

Former Maryland Correctional Officer Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Civil Rights Violations

U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced former Correctional Officer Owen Nesmith, age 54, of Baltimore, Maryland, to eight years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for three counts of deprivation of rights under color of law and to making a false statement, all related to his sexual contact with three...
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One Killed, Two Others Seriously Injured After Head-on Collision in Anne Arundel County

One Killed, Two Others Seriously Injured After Head-on Collision in Anne Arundel County

On December 13, 2023, at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers responded to a traffic crash in the area of Solomons Island Road near Owensville Sudley Road in Harwood. The investigation would reveal that a 2019 Ford Escape was traveling southbound on Solomons Island Road when it crossed the centerline and struck a 2013 Ford Fiesta...
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Children and Teen Grief Program Returns to Maryland Therapeutic Riding

Children and Teen Grief Program Returns to Maryland Therapeutic Riding

When Chesapeake Life Center’s Phoenix Rising Group gathers this winter, they’ll be joined by equine friends, too. That’s because the group for grieving children and teens will spending a Saturday afternoon at Maryland Therapeutic Riding, 1141 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, Maryland. Horses are incredibly sensitive to human emotions and their emotional intelligence can be...
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