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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC,...
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Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has approved an average 11.9% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2021. This means that for the third consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will...
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Prince George’s County Detectives Arrest Suspect for Fatal Stabbing Inside of Laundromat

Prince George’s County Detectives Arrest Suspect for Fatal Stabbing Inside of Laundromat

Homicide Unit detectives identified and charged a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing Thursday evening inside of a Capitol Heights laundromat. The victim is 59-year-old Fu Tian Yan of Upper Marlboro. Yan is an employee of the business. The suspect is 17-year-old Mekhi Loving of the 6800 block of Walker Mill Road in...
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Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

On September 16, 2020 officers responded to an Anne Arundel County residence for a social media trolling cellphone App that solicits child pornography. Officers learned a five-year-old child had several apps “Talking Angela”, “Talking Angela 2”, Talking Tom 2”, and “Talking Ben 2” on their cell phone. The apps told the child to take...
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Prince George’s County Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison

Prince George’s County Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang today sentenced Marquis Von Clemons, age 38, of Langley Park, Maryland, to 92 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery. Judge Chuang also entered an order requiring Clemons to forfeit and to pay restitution in the amount of $5,080. The sentence...
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Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today launched an eight-part diabetes education series for health care providers and residents with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The webinar series, developed by MDH’s Center for Population Health Initiatives, is part of Maryland’s Diabetes Action Plan and is another tool aimed at preventing and managing diabetes...
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Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty and Admits to Committing Bank Robbery While on Supervised Release for Previous Federal Conviction

Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty and Admits to Committing Bank Robbery While on Supervised Release for Previous Federal Conviction

Donnell Duane Berry, 44, of Forestville, Maryland, plead guilty to a federal bank robbery charge this past week. Berry also admitted that he committed this crime while on supervised release for a previous federal conviction. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent...
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Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-Off Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in St. Mary’s County

Scratch-off players in the St. Mary’s County community of Clements, as well as in Landover Hills in Prince George’s County and Frederick County’s Woodsboro were the biggest Maryland Lottery winners of the past week. A red-hot scratch-off overflowing with $1 million in Lottery luck brought a St. Mary’s County man to Maryland Lottery headquarters...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces September 11 to October 10 as Day to Serve Month in Maryland

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces September 11 to October 10 as Day to Serve Month in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today issued a proclamation declaring September 11 through October 10 as Day to Serve month in Maryland, and encourages all Marylanders and state employees to choose at least one day to participate in or host a volunteer activity. The Day to Serve initiative unites Marylanders in their volunteer efforts and recognizes the exceptional community service that occurs...
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Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and D.C. File Suit Against EPA for Failing to Hold Pennsylvania and New York Accountable for Chesapeake Bay Pollution

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joined by the Attorneys General of Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, today filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop and implement plans to achieve 2025 Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. The suit asserts that...
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Governor Hogan Renews Administration’s Commitment to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During Suicide Prevention Month

Governor Hogan Renews Administration’s Commitment to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families During Suicide Prevention Month

Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month and highlighting the administration’s participation in the nationwide Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Maryland joins 41 other states and one U.S. territory in issuing similar proclamations today. Read the proclamation. “Each and every life...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Crash That Killed Tow Truck Operator in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Crash That Killed Tow Truck Operator in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that killed a tow truck operator working on the side of the road Wednesday evening in Prince George’s County. The victim is identified as Jose Maria Zuniga, 76, or Silver Spring, Maryland. Zuniga was transported by ambulance to University of Maryland Prince George’s Medical Center, where he...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Dirt Bike Collision in Suitland, D.C. Man Identified as Deceased

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Dirt Bike Collision in Suitland, D.C. Man Identified as Deceased

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Monday in Suitland. The rider of a dirt bike, 36-year-old Lindsey Robinson of Washington, DC, was killed. On September 7th, at approximately 7:40 pm, officers responded to Silver Hill Road at Brooks Drive for a collision involving a car and a...
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Grand Jury Indicts Two Prince George’s County Officers in Two Separate 2019 Incidents

Grand Jury Indicts Two Prince George’s County Officers in Two Separate 2019 Incidents

First Class Bryan Strong: A grand jury indicted a Prince George’s County Police Officer. Police Officer First Class Bryant Strong faces second-degree assault, misconduct in office, and reckless endangerment charges stemming from a 2019 traffic stop in Oxon Hill. On October 17, 2019, POFC Strong responded to the traffic stop in the 4700 block...
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State Fire Marshal Introduce Four New Officers, Including the First Female Latino Fire Marshal in the 56-Years of The Agency

State Fire Marshal Introduce Four New Officers, Including the First Female Latino Fire Marshal in the 56-Years of The Agency

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added experienced police officers to their ranks after being appointed as Deputy State Fire Marshals. In a physically distanced ceremony in Pikesville, four new deputies, including the first Latino female, were welcomed by State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci. The four newest Deputy State Fire Marshals are...
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Attorney General Frosh, COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force Request Governor Hogan Dedicate Portion of CARES Act Funding to Rental/Debt Assistance and Legal Aid

Attorney General Frosh, COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force Request Governor Hogan Dedicate Portion of CARES Act Funding to Rental/Debt Assistance and Legal Aid

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force sent letters to Governor Hogan requesting a portion of CARES Act funding be dedicated to stem the anticipated tide of mass evictions and debt collections. The moratoria on evictions for failure to pay rent and consumer debt cases...
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Seven Men Arrested and Charged in Conspiracy to Possess and Carry Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Seven Men Arrested and Charged in Conspiracy to Possess and Carry Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Seven men have been indicted on federal narcotics and firearms charges as part of an ongoing investigation into drug and firearms trafficking in Southeast Washington, D.C. The charges were announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin, Robert E. Bornstein, acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office Criminal Division, Ashan...
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State Fire Marshal Offers Outdoors Safety Tips as Summer Comes to an End

State Fire Marshal Offers Outdoors Safety Tips as Summer Comes to an End

With Labor Day weekend, and Maryland moving into Phase 3, families across Maryland will venture outside – either to the beach or the mountains – or like many, just to their backyard. Increased outdoor activities also increase outdoor fire risks; therefore, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci provides a few common-sense tips that will...
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Governor Hogan Announces $30 Million in Funding For Eviction Prevention Assistance

Governor Hogan Announces $30 Million in Funding For Eviction Prevention Assistance

Governor Larry Hogan announced the commitment of $30 million in new funding to prevent evictions and help Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the inability to pay their rent,” said Governor Hogan. “While our eviction moratorium has helped families remain in...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Body Found in Burning Vehicle in Clinton

Maryland State Police Investigating Body Found in Burning Vehicle in Clinton

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack are actively investigating an unattended death of a male found inside a burning Toyota Camry on Southbound Branch Ave and Surratts Road in Clinton just after midnight on Sunday, September 6, 2020. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal and Medical Examiner also responded to...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Troopers arrested and charged a Prince George’s County man early Friday morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Neri Celio Fernandez, 30, of Lanham. Fernandez is charged with three counts of distribution...
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September 3, 2020 – Prince George, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties Under Tornado Watch

September 3, 2020 – Prince George, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties Under Tornado Watch

National Weather Service says there is an extraordinary threat to life or property in District of Columbia, Anne Arundel County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Calvert County, Charles County, Carroll County, Arlington County, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Fredericksburg, City of Manassas, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Prince William County,...
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State is No Longer Considering Cuts to Maryland State Police Aviation Command

State is No Longer Considering Cuts to Maryland State Police Aviation Command

Good news!! Following the Board of Public Works Virtual Meeting that was held on September 2, 2020, the proposed cuts to the Maryland State Police Aviation Division are no longer being considered. After a meeting in July of 2020, the Maryland State Board of Public Works considered multiple significant and vital budget cuts to...
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Labor Day Weekend Means Extra Safety Efforts Across Maryland

Labor Day Weekend Means Extra Safety Efforts Across Maryland

As the unofficial end to summer approaches, state troopers will be on extra alert in search of impaired, distracted and/or aggressive drivers this Labor Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. Beginning Thursday through Labor Day, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving,...
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Prince George’s County Police Seeking Identity of Four Suspects Involved in Armed Robbery

Prince George’s County Police Seeking Identity of Four Suspects Involved in Armed Robbery

Detectives are hard at work attempting to identify the four suspects wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station. The business is in the 4400 block of Wheeler Road in Oxon Hill. The robbery took place on August 31st at approximately 5:30 am. The preliminary investigation revealed the suspects pulled a gun on...
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