Anne Arundel News

‘Beetle Bug’ Flies Into Lottery Winner’s Circle with $50,000 Prize

‘Beetle Bug’ Flies Into Lottery Winner’s Circle with $50,000 Prize

A loyal Anne Arundel County scratch-off player who dubbed himself “Beetle Bug” is flying high after winning the $50,000 top prize on the Power 5s game. Persistence paid off for the retiree, who achieved his goal of winning big on the $5 instant ticket game. “When I first bought the Power 5s ticket, I won $5,000,” said the...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $137.5 Million in Revenue During August

Maryland Casinos Generate $137.5 Million in Revenue During August

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced August 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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Anne Arundel County Announces Planned Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors and Local “Pill Mill” Doctors

Anne Arundel County Announces Planned Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors and Local “Pill Mill” Doctors

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, along with other county officials, announced today the County has hired the law firm Motley Rice to pursue legal action against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and local “pill mill” doctors. Anne Arundel County is the first jurisdiction in Maryland to file such action. “We need to send a message...
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Deer Archery Season Opens Statewide Sept. 8

Deer Archery Season Opens Statewide Sept. 8

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 8, and continues through Jan. 31, 2018.  “Archery hunting continues to be an effective part of our comprehensive deer management plan and is often the most effective control method available in densely-populated suburban areas of Maryland,” Wildlife and Heritage...
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September is National and Maryland Preparedness Month

September is National and Maryland Preparedness Month

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are reminding Marylanders that September is both National and Maryland Preparedness Month. Throughout the month, state officials are urging all residents to review preparedness information for severe weather and other emergencies. In an effort to promote preparedness, Maryland’s...
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International Overdose Awareness Day – Bryant’s Story

International Overdose Awareness Day – Bryant’s Story

“I never believed this would happen to us!” A familiar quotation heard in everyday life, but what happens when everyday life turns into your worst nightmare? For Bryant’s family that is exactly what happened the day they realized Bryant was suffering with opioid addiction; an addiction that would eventually claim his life. Bryant’s life...
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Everything Your Kids Wanted to Know about Heroin

Everything Your Kids Wanted to Know about Heroin

What exactly is heroin? And how is it different from legal drugs? Students asked, and doctors answered these questions and more during NIDA’s “Chat Day.” Check out more questions and answers below.image of heroin Question: Knguyen, Sugar Land Middle, asked: What does heroin do to your brain? Dr. Wilson Compton answered: Heroin is an...
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Elks Disaster Relief Program Helping Texas Victims

Elks Disaster Relief Program Helping Texas Victims

National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. recently announced Local Elks Lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be raising donations to assist the thousands impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. also authorized a donation of $25,000 be made from the...
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MDOT MVA Announces Labor Day Closings

MDOT MVA Announces Labor Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all offices and VEIP stations on Monday, September 4, 2017, in observance of Labor Day. MDOT MVA’s self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open. Customers are encouraged to complete transactions online at MVAonline.md.gov. Transactions include: Driver’s License Renewals Duplicate/Additional Registration Cards Vehicle Registration...
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‘Light of Day’ event kicks off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

‘Light of Day’ event kicks off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Staring down at her weapon while on her fourth deployment to Afghanistan, Tracy Hurtt was delirious. “Pick me up,” she heard the weapon say. Hurtt, a retired Army sergeant first class and now a NAVAIR civilian, was battling bronchitis from the poor air quality and then made the unfortunate discovery, via social media, her...
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Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Visitors to Maryland spent $17.3 billion on travel expenses in 2016, up 2.7 percent from the previous year, according to a report released today by the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce. In addition, Maryland welcomed more than 42 million visitors in 2016, a four percent increase...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BABU

Wednesday’s Pet is BABU

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/30/17 is BABU Featured Pet: Babu Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Sex: Male Size: Small (7 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 Babu is a handsome 7-year-old male Chihuahua. He is very affectionate, sociable and sweet....
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Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of New Phishing Scheme Impersonating IRS and FBI

Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of New Phishing Scheme Impersonating IRS and FBI

Comptroller Peter Franchot is warning taxpayers to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage. The IRS says the scam email uses emblems of both and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It tries to entice users to...
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Look Up! Look OUT! It’s Back-To-School Time!

Look Up! Look OUT! It’s Back-To-School Time!

As families across Maryland prepare for the start of the school year, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) joined AAA, Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and Prince George’s County Police at Ridgecrest Elementary School to remind drivers and pedestrians that...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HENRY

Wednesday’s Pet is HENRY

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-16-17 HENRY Featured Pet: Henry Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Golden Retriever Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Henry is a 7-year-old Golden Retriever that still acts like a puppy. He loves the water, even mud puddles. Henry walks great on a...
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MDOT MVA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Mobile Bus with “New Way to MVA” Design

MDOT MVA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Mobile Bus with “New Way to MVA” Design

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn today joined MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Administrator Christine E. Nizer at Leisure World to celebrate the 20th anniversary and new design of the MDOT MVA Mobile Bus. “The MDOT MVA Mobile Bus truly delivers on Governor Hogan’s promise to provide premier customer service to...
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Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $650 Million, Four Win $50,000 Prizes

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $650 Million, Four Win $50,000 Prizes

Happy days are here for four Maryland Powerball players! Check your tickets closely because even though no one in Maryland hit the jackpot in the Saturday, Aug. 19 drawing, we had four $50,000 winners and 101,950 winners statewide of prizes of $4 and up. Meanwhile, players are already lining up at Lottery retailers in hopes of...
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Dangers of Not Replacing Your Oil Tank

Dangers of Not Replacing Your Oil Tank

Heating oil storage tanks are home equipment that often get forgotten about, and can cause serious damage to the environment and to a homeowner’s wallet if not properly maintained. If you are a homeowner that uses heating oil to warm your home, there is something you can do to protect yourself. The Maryland Department...
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Look Up! Look Out! It’s Back-to-School Time!

Look Up! Look Out! It’s Back-to-School Time!

As families across Maryland prepare for the start of the school year, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) joined AAA Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) and Baltimore County Police at Timber Grove Elementary School to remind drivers and pedestrians that everyone has a role in keeping Maryland’s youngest commuters...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspects Whereabouts

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspects Whereabouts

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has Identified Toney Martin Thomas in three theft cases. Mr. Thomas’s  method of operation is to target female senior citizens in a commercial establishment, steal their wallet and to go to a nearby store and use the victim’s credit cards before the victim knows they have been stolen. In all...
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Safety Tips for Today’s Solar Eclipse

Safety Tips for Today’s Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere –...
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Three Lucky Winners Take Home $10,000 Prizes

Three Lucky Winners Take Home $10,000 Prizes

Three lucky players visited the Maryland Lottery’s Baltimore headquarters office in the past week to claim $10,000 scratch-off prizes: A Suitland man was a $10,000 winner on the $10 Super Crossword ticket, claiming his prize on Aug. 14. The Prince George’s County resident bought the lucky ticket at Best One Convenience, located at 4523 Silver Hill...
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Help Win $25,000 to Expand Anti-Bullying Program for Teen Girls

Help Win $25,000 to Expand Anti-Bullying Program for Teen Girls

The Dream Queen Foundation’s signature teen girl program Gals Lead is helping Southern Maryland combat bullying by providing female middle and high school students a safe place to share, get to know themselves, celebrate successes, overcome obstacles, learn from role models, pursue their dreams and ultimately, embrace their value and worth.  State Farm has...
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Join the Maryland Lottery at the Maryland State Fair

Join the Maryland Lottery at the Maryland State Fair

Lottery Booth located in the lobby of the Exhibition Hall Friday, Aug. 25 – Monday, Sept. 4 Monday – Friday                    Noon – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday               10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Labor Day          ...
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Residents Urged to Protect Eyes During Solar Eclipse

Residents Urged to Protect Eyes During Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, there will be a partial solar eclipse in Charles County, beginning around 1:18 p.m. The maximum effect will occur around 2:43 p.m. and the eclipse will end around 4:02 p.m. The Department of Emergency Services urges residents to avoid looking directly at the sun at any point during the eclipse....
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