Anne Arundel News

Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invites all Maryland fifth-graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme for 2018 is “Trees Are Terrific…and Make Communities Healthy!” All entries need to be delivered to a Maryland Forest Service office by noon Feb. 2, 2018. Students are encouraged to share...
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Lottery’s Holiday Season Wish: Please Give Responsibly

Lottery’s Holiday Season Wish: Please Give Responsibly

Giving the gift of Lottery excitement is an enjoyable way to celebrate the holiday season, but the Maryland Lottery offers an important reminder that Lottery tickets are not an appropriate gift for anyone under the age of 18. This year, the Maryland Lottery is once again part of an international holiday season effort to...
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Arson Fighting Canine Passes Away

Arson Fighting Canine Passes Away

It is with deep regret that State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci announces the death of “Charlie”, he was previously one of four Accelerant Detection Canine (ADC) teams the Office of the State Fire Marshal operates. He passed away the morning of Saturday, November 25, 2017 after a sudden illness. Charlie passed away peacefully...
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A Leftover Thanksgiving Feast

A Leftover Thanksgiving Feast

What is the best part of Thanksgiving?  Is it being with family?  Is it the fun?  Or, is it what happens after the feast?  Leftovers! Many people cannot wait for a day-after Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.  It is always fun to find a new way to enjoy leftover stuffing, cranberry sauce, and all of the...
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How Do Drug Overdoses Happen?

How Do Drug Overdoses Happen?

When a person dies due to a drug overdose the medical examiner or coroner records on the death certificate if the overdose was intentional – purposely self-inflicted (as in cases of suicide) – or unintentional (accidental). Unintentional drug poisoning deaths can happen when a drug or drugs are taken on purpose (or mixed together). They can also...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013.  It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland...
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MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates

MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates

As motorists prepare to hit the roadways this holiday season, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) urges drivers and passengers to buckle up—every seat—every time as they travel to their destinations. MDOT MVA’s 2017 Roadside Observational Survey, which was just completed, evaluated 50,000 roadside seat belt observations in 13 jurisdictions...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PENEE

Wednesday’s Pet is PENEE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/22/17 PENEE Featured Pet: Penee Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Terrier/Pointer Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium 45 lbs 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 Penee #7724 is a loving 2-year-old...
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Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

The kitchen is the heart of every home and safety must be the first recipe to follow when preparing the family feast.  On Thanksgiving Day a lot of activities are occurring with friends and family in the home.  “Holidays are a time of celebration. Please follow these simple guidelines to ensure a fire safe...
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Firearms Deer Season Opens in Maryland

Firearms Deer Season Opens in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the two-week firearm deer season opens Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 9. Hunters may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this hunting season. “The two-week firearms season is our most popular hunting opportunity in the state,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Not only is...
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Troopers Statewide Prepare For This Thanksgiving Holiday

Troopers Statewide Prepare For This Thanksgiving Holiday

With extra traffic expected this Thanksgiving holiday, Maryland State Police will have additional troopers on patrol who will be using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning  next Thursday, troopers from each...
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Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is sharing this information in an effort to provide the public with a life threatening concern about a recent recall of portable fire extinguishers manufactured by the Kidde Corporation. The extinguishers listed in the recall are revealed in the link within this article. Please take a moment to...
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Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to welcome a new group of Maryland Park Service rangers. The 19 graduated Nov. 10, 2017, from Maryland Park Service Ranger School, which took place at New Germany State Park in Garrett County. During the four-week training, the students learned educational techniques, interpretive skills, management procedures and public safety tactics while mastering...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/15/17 is PIXIE Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Pixie is a one-year-old beautiful hound mix.  She found herself in a rescue to no...
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MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) today held its annual “Snow Show” events today at the Statewide Operations Center in Anne Arundel County and its Fairland Maintenance Facility in Silver Spring, Montgomery County. MDOT SHA is fully stocked with material and equipment is ready to keep Maryland’s roads and bridges...
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Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

For a gift that will give back for years to come, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers the Gift of Trees, a program that allows individual and organizations to purchase native trees for planting in honor of a celebration, commemoration or observation. Trees provide ecological, economic and quality of life benefits, including enhancing air and water...
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Scheduled Maintenance for SMNEWSNET.COM

Scheduled Maintenance for SMNEWSNET.COM

We want to make our readers aware that tonight at approximately 8:00 p.m., there will be scheduled down time for SMNEWSNET.COM, it will last for approximately 4 hours. We will be using this time to speed up our site and add more security to our infrastructure. During this maintenance window, SMNEWSNET.COM will be inaccessible....
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Hoyer Releases Statement on Veterans Day

Hoyer Releases Statement on Veterans Day

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement on November 9, 2017, in recognition of Veterans Day, which is observed tomorrow, Friday, November 10: “On Veterans Day, families and communities gather to honor the service and sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform of our nation. For those who bear the physical...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Military Veterans to Receive Free Admission to Maryland State Parks

In honor of Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan today announced that all military veterans, including residents and non-residents, will be granted free admission and entrance to the network of 72 state parks managed by the Maryland Park Service. The governor’s announcement directly impacts over 414,000 veterans living in Maryland with the highest concentrations residing...
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22,000 Deer Harvested during Early Season

22,000 Deer Harvested during Early Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced on November 7, 2017, that hunters harvested more deer during the early hunting season compared with last year. Maryland hunters wrapped up the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons by harvesting an estimated 22,199 deer in September and October, an 11 percent increase from last year’s official...
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Maryland One of Three States Most Targeted by Russian Ads in 2016

Maryland One of Three States Most Targeted by Russian Ads in 2016

Heavily Democratic Maryland was one of the three states most targeted by Russian ads during the 2016 presidential election, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, used the example in an apparent effort to diminish the perception that Russian ads may have had an impact on the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JILLIAN

Wednesday’s Pet is JILLIAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/8/17 JILLIAN Featured Pet: Jillian Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Talk about divine intervention, Jillian was found lying on the roadside right next a church on a hot Sunday morning.  It was over...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Comprehensive Initiative to Boost Computer Science Workforce Development Statewide

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Comprehensive Initiative to Boost Computer Science Workforce Development Statewide

On November 2, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan announced a comprehensive computer science education and workforce development plan, including a new executive order, proposed legislation, and $5 million in new education funding. The governor’s plan, known as the ACCESS Initiative (Achieving Computer Science Collaborations for Employing Students Statewide), fulfills the commitment he made in joining...
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Junior Deer Hunting Days Set for November

Junior Deer Hunting Days Set for November

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources encourages experienced deer hunters to introduce youth to the time-honored cultural and sporting tradition this month during two Junior Deer Hunting Days. The hunt will be held Nov. 11 on private and public land in all counties, and Nov. 12 on private land in all counties except Baltimore, Howard and Prince...
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The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. are Excited to Announce the Newest Addition to Their Team

The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. is excited to announce the newest addition to their team, Associate Attorney Seun Williams. Seun Williams is a former Assistant State’s Attorney with the Office of the State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County, who litigated over thirty-one (31) jury trials ranging from misdemeanor offenses to serious...
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