Anne Arundel News

Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Governor Larry Hogan today announced regulatory reforms that will save Maryland taxpayers time and money, as well as protect the health of our environment, through common sense changes to the Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP). The changes include extending initial VEIP inspections for new vehicles by one year. This announcement...
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MVA Marks One Year Anniversary of Secure Maryland Proud ID Cards

MVA Marks One Year Anniversary of Secure Maryland Proud ID Cards

One year after the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) introduced the new secure Maryland Proud driver’s license and ID card, 1,621,982 cards have been issued to new and renewing Maryland residents.  In addition to providing a state-of-the-art security features, veterans are now recognized for their service to our country with...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Staff Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Staff Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that former Communications Director Matthew Clark is returning to the administration as Chief of Staff, replacing Sam Malhotra effective August 15, 2017. Malhotra will return to the private sector, while continuing to serve the administration as a senior advisor to the governor on technology and innovation issues. Malhotra served...
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Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June

Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 13,300 total jobs over-the-month. The private sector added 9,400 jobs. Since January 2015, Maryland has gained 106,700 jobs. Maryland’s June unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent from the...
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Take the Pledge to Eat Fresh Every Day During Buy Local Week

Take the Pledge to Eat Fresh Every Day During Buy Local Week

The annual statewide Buy Local Challenge (BLC) encourages everyone to eat something from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week, July 22 – 30, 2017. Individuals, businesses and organizations can take the Challenge, which is voluntary pledge to eat Maryland farm products (produce, dairy, seafood, meats and fruit) for one week. Locally...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/19/17 is TOY Featured Pet: Toy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Toy is a scruffy, talking, bundle of energy.  He loves to talk and play ball. ...
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Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

The National Weather Service warned that this week’s excessive heat could lead to isolated storms that could cause flash flooding in the Baltimore-Washington region this afternoon and into the evening. These storms, which many areas experienced Monday afternoon, develop rapidly and can produce, locally, significant rain fall.  Additionally, severe weather could cause fallen trees/limbs,...
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Maryland Awarded $2 Million in Grants to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

Maryland Awarded $2 Million in Grants to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has been awarded $2,098,575 in order to prepare the State and local communities for terrorist attacks. The award, announced earlier today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is part of the Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Program, which will provide $35.94 million to selected recipients to improve their...
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Governor Larry Hogan Joins Multi-State Cyber Compact, K-12 Computer Science Partnership at National Governors Association Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Joins Multi-State Cyber Compact, K-12 Computer Science Partnership at National Governors Association Summer Conference

While attending the 2017 National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting in Providence, RI, Governor Larry Hogan joined a multi-state cybersecurity compact, as well as a partnership to expand K-12 computer science education. The Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity is part of the NGA’s “Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge” Initiative. The compact,...
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Keep Pets Safe During Sweltering Temperatures

Keep Pets Safe During Sweltering Temperatures

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for today with temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and a heat index value of around 105 degrees. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Animal Control reminds citizens to take steps to keep their pets safe when temperatures are soaring. “Our...
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Maryland Integrates New Technology into School Bus Inspections

Maryland Integrates New Technology into School Bus Inspections

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) has introduced an innovative approach to school bus inspections – a process that allows inspectors to complete the inspection electronically.  The Maryland School Bus Safety Inspection System, implemented with a handheld tablet, replaces a manual paper-based inspection process and lets inspectors use mobile devices...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Requests Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspects

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Requests Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspects

The following individuals are suspects in multiple theft to commercial businesses in Prince George, Anne Arundel and Calvert County. Anyone with information in reference to the identity of the suspects or the owner of the vehicle is asked to contact Det. Wells with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-1600 ext. 2595 or by...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Scooby

Wednesday’s Pet is Scooby

Wednesday’s Pet for 7-12-2017 Featured Pet: Scooby Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pomeranian Sex: Male Size: Small (9 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 Scooby is a beautiful 8 or 9 year old Pomeranian. He may be a mix but...
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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces Over $22 Million to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces Over $22 Million to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center, Department of Health, and the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention today announced more than $22 million to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic. Eighty percent will go to Maryland’s 24 local jurisdictions and service providers to fund prevention, enforcement, and treatment efforts throughout the state. “Finding real...
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Easy Steps You Can Take To Prevent Vehicle Theft

Easy Steps You Can Take To Prevent Vehicle Theft

Maryland state troopers are teaming up with the Maryland Vehicle Prevention Theft Council to remind citizens that a vehicle is stolen in our state every 40 minutes, but there are simple steps every vehicle owner can take to reduce their chances of becoming a victim. July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month and, according to...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Spring Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Spring Semester

The College of Southern Maryland has released its dean’s list for the spring semester. 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 six credits...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Respond to 15 Boating Accidents this Holiday Weekend

Maryland Natural Resources Police Respond to 15 Boating Accidents this Holiday Weekend

For the second consecutive year, the Fourth of July holiday ended without a boating fatality, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported. Statewide there were 15 boating accidents, an increase of three over 2016, and officers arrested 12 boaters for operating under the influence of alcohol, the same number as last year. The most serious boating accident...
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Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Graduation Today

Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Graduation Today

As state officials and proud family members looked on, trooper candidates raised their right hands today and took an oath to serve and protect the people of Maryland as they officially became state troopers during the graduation ceremony for the Maryland State Police 146th Trooper Candidate Class. The 36 members of Trooper Candidate Class 146...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During June

Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During June

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced June 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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Maryland State Troopers Yielded Positive Results This Independence Day Weekend

Maryland State Troopers Yielded Positive Results This Independence Day Weekend

This year’s Independence Day weekend efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe. Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Independence Day holiday period resulted in more than 9,300 traffic stops that led to 129 arrests and more than 110 arrests of...
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All Maryland Welcome Centers to Expand Operations to Seven Days a Week

All Maryland Welcome Centers to Expand Operations to Seven Days a Week

The Maryland Office of Tourism announced today that beginning July 1, 2017, all eight state-operated welcome centers will expand service to operate seven days a week. Located in every region of Maryland, the welcome centers are staffed with certified travel counselors who offer statewide tourism and travel information, hotel reservation assistance, greeting of motor...
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Fourth of July Plans? First, Plan Your Sober Ride!

Fourth of July Plans? First, Plan Your Sober Ride!

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) joined law enforcement officials today at the Maryland State Police (MSP) Barrack in Howard County to warn motorists traveling this long holiday weekend – “make a plan” for a safe and sober ride, or the consequences could be severe. “Drunk or drugged drivers are involved in more than...
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Know Before You Go This July 4th Weekend

Know Before You Go This July 4th Weekend

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is urging motorists to plan ahead and make smart travel decisions this Fourth of July weekend.  MDOT SHA is suspending all non-emergency lane closures beginning Friday afternoon, June 30 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. “Steady gas prices and a climbing economy means Marylanders...
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Maryland State Police SPIDRE Team To Be Out In Force This July 4th Holiday

Maryland State Police SPIDRE Team To Be Out In Force This July 4th Holiday

With the July 4th holiday quickly approaching, the Maryland State Police and other police agencies across Maryland will be out in force removing impaired drivers from the highways.  For the fourth straight year, the State Police Impaired DRiving Effort (SPIDRE) team will continue its goal to make Maryland’s roads safer during the July 4th...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Keynote Address at Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Keynote Address at Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan today delivered the keynote address at the 2017 Maryland Municipal League (MML) summer conference in Ocean City, Md. In his remarks, the governor highlighted the administration’s efforts to spur economic development and job creation, improve infrastructure, and tackle the state’s evolving heroin and opioid crisis. In addition, the governor announced two new Executive...
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