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Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

With sustained vaccine progress and significant improvements in all of the state’s key data metrics, Governor Larry Hogan today announced new actions to further ease the COVID-19 mitigation measures currently in place. “With the pace of vaccinations rapidly rising and our health metrics steadily improving, the lifting of these restrictions is a prudent, positive...
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Reminder! Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m.

Reminder! Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m.

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services reminds citizens to mark their calendars; Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. this weekend on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Time will spring forward one hour. You lose an hour of sleep, but make sure to turn the clock ahead — spring forward — before heading...
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March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March is National Craft month. Share the Fire Truck Fold Up Activity Sheet with your community. Parents and caregivers can help children learn about fire safety and create a home fire escape plan. Once they complete the plan, the activity sheet folds into a fire truck with important safety messages on the ladder rungs....
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Maryland to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Cases, March 5 Proclaimed as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Maryland to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Cases, March 5 Proclaimed as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Governor Larry Hogan announced today, Friday, March 5, Maryland will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the state’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The governor will declare Friday a day of remembrance in honor of the more than 7,700 Marylanders who have lost their lives during the pandemic. A twilight ceremony will be held at...
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Baltimore Man Arrested, Found with Two Firearms After Murder in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Police Investigating

Baltimore Man Arrested, Found with Two Firearms After Murder in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Police Investigating

On Monday, March 1, 2021, at approximately 7:59 p.m. officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the 7500 block of Baleen Court, Glen Burnie, Maryland for a shooting. Upon arrival officers located an adult male shooting victim lying inside a doorway. Officers immediately began to render first aid until relieved by...
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Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state will open three additional mass vaccination sites in March, giving Maryland at least one in each region of the state. The state’s vaccination rate hit a record high 35,730 shots per day. “The pace of daily vaccination is hitting a new high every day, a third safe and...
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Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Larry Hogan announced that more than 40% of Marylanders ages 65 and older have now received COVID-19 vaccines. “We continue to follow the science and make vaccinating older Marylanders one of our highest priorities as we work to ensure equitable access to vaccines,” said Governor Hogan. “This will continue to be a long...
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State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

Governor Larry Hogan announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the J&J vaccine, 100% of...
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Eleven Heritage Organizations Named as Grant Recipients of the Newly Renamed “Miller History Fund”

Eleven Heritage Organizations Named as Grant Recipients of the Newly Renamed “Miller History Fund”

The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) is pleased to announce the renaming of its popular Pathways Grant Program, as well as the 2021 new class of 11 award winners. The program will be named the “Thomas V. ‘Mike’ Miller, Jr. History Fund,” in honor of the late Senate President Emeritus who sponsored...
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Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative through the DEA Washington Division, aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths. “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas. The initiative...
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Maryland Residents with a Social Security Number Already on File with the State are One Step Closer to REAL ID

Maryland Residents with a Social Security Number Already on File with the State are One Step Closer to REAL ID

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has modified critical requirements for obtaining a REAL ID as a result of the REAL ID Modernization Act passed by Congress last year. The Act provides updates to the original REAL ID requirements set more than 15 years ago, and will make it easier for some Marylanders...
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Police in Anne Arundel County Police Recover Drugs and Stolen Gun After Traffic Stop

Police in Anne Arundel County Police Recover Drugs and Stolen Gun After Traffic Stop

On February 19, 2021 at approximately 4:05 p.m. an officer from the Anne Arundel County Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Green 2001 Lexus in the area of southbound Baltimore Washington Parkway and Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover. Upon approaching the vehicle the officer observed the vehicle was occupied by a driver...
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Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For First Time Since November 16

Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For First Time Since November 16

Governor Larry Hogan announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the State of Maryland have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since November 16. COVID hospitalizations are down by more than half from their peak in January. In addition: The seven-day positivity rate (4.08%) is at the lowest level since November 2, and has dropped...
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Maryland Comptroller Franchot Announces Processing of RELIEF Act Payments Has Begun

Maryland Comptroller Franchot Announces Processing of RELIEF Act Payments Has Begun

Comptroller Peter Franchot today joined with key agency personnel to outline how the Comptroller’s Office will process stimulus payments included in the RELIEF Act of 2021. Comptroller Franchot’s office will issue more than $200 million in payments over the next several weeks to help struggling Maryland taxpayers, unemployment insurance claimants, small businesses and nonprofit...
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MDOT SHA Gears up for Another Round of Winter Weather

MDOT SHA Gears up for Another Round of Winter Weather

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is gearing up for another bout of winter weather that is expected to impact most of the state today. The National Weather Service expects snow this afternoon, followed by periods of snow and freezing rain in southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore Thursday night...
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Maryland State Police Urge Digital Safety For All On Safer Internet Day

Maryland State Police Urge Digital Safety For All On Safer Internet Day

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit raise are working to raise awareness of how parents and children can do more to protect themselves from potential dangers on the Internet. The warnings come in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, which takes place on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Safer Internet Day is a...
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Southern Maryland Under Winter Storm Watch Until Sunday, February 7, 2021

Southern Maryland Under Winter Storm Watch Until Sunday, February 7, 2021

The National Weather Service has placed Washington D.C., Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel, Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert, under a Winter Storm Watch until Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. First Responders throughout our area responded to over 30 motor vehicle collisions with injuries, one fatal, and three serious crashed during last weeks...
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United States Attorney Robert K. Hur to Leave Department of Justice After Serving as Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer in Maryland Since 2018

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur to Leave Department of Justice After Serving as Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer in Maryland Since 2018

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur announced today that he will resign his position as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District of Maryland. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland is one of the country’s largest and busiest, serving a population of more than six million. Mr. Hur will...
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Maryland Fishing Report – February 3, 2021

Maryland Fishing Report – February 3, 2021

Despite cold mid-winter weather, anglers across Maryland are enjoying fun fishing experiences ranging from the pre-season stockings of trout, to chain pickerel and blue catfish, to tautog in the offshore waters off our coast. Forecast Summary: February: With Bay temperatures in the upper 30s, Chesapeake Bay fish are in winter holding areas. With plenty...
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Governor Hogan to Deliver Virtual State of the State Address on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Governor Hogan to Deliver Virtual State of the State Address on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Governor Larry Hogan will deliver his seventh State of the State address on Wednesday, February 3. In accordance with federal and state health guidelines, the address will take place virtually. “While we honor the historic and constitutional significance of this annual tradition, it is important we follow the proper health protocols,” said Governor Hogan....
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Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Monday, February 1, 2021

Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Monday, February 1, 2021

As of Monday, February 1, 2021., Maryland providers have administered 544,369 COVID-19 vaccines, and 78% of all first doses have been given. The average daily rate for shots administered is 24,490—a 70% increase over the last two weeks. Vaccine Eligibility In accordance with federal guidelines, Maryland is currently in Phase 1C of the vaccine...
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Department of Justice Launches Global Action Against NetWalker Ransomware, NetWalker Defendant Charged, Nearly $500,000 Seized

Department of Justice Launches Global Action Against NetWalker Ransomware, NetWalker Defendant Charged, Nearly $500,000 Seized

The Department of Justice announced a coordinated international law enforcement action to disrupt a sophisticated form of ransomware known as NetWalker. NetWalker ransomware has impacted numerous victims, including companies, municipalities, hospitals, law enforcement, emergency services, school districts, colleges, and universities. Attacks have specifically targeted the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking advantage of...
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MDOT SHA Extends Road Closure of Route 261 in Calvert County, Due to Utility Relocation

MDOT SHA Extends Road Closure of Route 261 in Calvert County, Due to Utility Relocation

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is extending the closure of MD 261 (Bayside Avenue) in Calvert County between 9th Street and the Anne Arundel County line as work continues on a $6.3 million bridge and roadway improvement project. After the most recent review of the project’s schedule, it has...
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Governor Hogan Announces South African COVID-19 Variant Identified in Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces South African COVID-19 Variant Identified in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that state health officials have confirmed a case of COVID-19 caused by the new B.1.351 variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a Maryland resident. The new variant’s presence in Maryland was confirmed by the Maryland Department of Health in consultation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Governor Hogan Announces Restaurants May Resume Service After 10 PM Beginning Monday

Governor Hogan Announces Restaurants May Resume Service After 10 PM Beginning Monday

Governor Larry Hogan today issued an emergency order stating that, as of Monday, February 1, bars and restaurants will no longer be required to close at 10 p.m. In recent weeks, the state has distributed an additional $80 million in economic assistance to Maryland hotels and hospitality businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Today’s actions...
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