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Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today submitted 160 appointments to the Maryland State Senate. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. “Marylanders deserves nothing less than the most capable and well-qualified representatives for these critically important positions and the names submitted today uphold...
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Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

  Maryland’s top judges told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday that increasing the pay of all 313 Maryland judges in the state was necessary to retain the quality and diversity of Maryland’s judiciary. The Judicial Compensation Commission has recommended that all the judges get a $35,000 pay hike phased in over the next four...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 86,542 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 8, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018. The harvest exceeded the 2016-2017 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,204 deer taken on Sundays. “Sunday hunting continues to be...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two Men for Dash In Robbery

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two Men for Dash In Robbery

On February 12, 2018 at approximately 8:50 A.M.,  deputies with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dash In, located at 875 North Solomons Island Road, in Prince Frederick, for a report of a Strong Armed Robbery. Contact was made with employees from the Dash In who stated; “Two men came into the...
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Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery at Dollar General in Waldorf

Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery at Dollar General in Waldorf

On Sunday, February 11 at approximately 9:3o p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dollar General on Crain Highway, in Waldorf, for the report of an armed robbery. Cpl. S. Stanley was in the area and quickly responded. He stopped a car near the store and located three males inside. Police...
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Career Criminal Arrested in Mechanicsville After Customers Stop Robbery in Progress

Career Criminal Arrested in Mechanicsville After Customers Stop Robbery in Progress

On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 6:05 p.m., Deputy R. Roszell, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mechanicsville Burchmart/Subway, on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the report of a robbery in progress. Before arriving to the scene police received information that an employee and three customers had a...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Oxon Hill. The victim is identified as 27-year-old Kenard Hawkins of no fixed address. Investigators are still working to locate the striking vehicle. It’s described as a white pickup truck that had a ladder on the top or side. On February...
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Maryland Records First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death

Maryland Records First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death

On February 6, 2018, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric death in the state for this flu season. Influenza-associated pediatric deaths are required to be reported to the Department, but the Department cannot discuss the specifics of individual cases. Maryland public health officials have detected a marked increase in influenza...
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Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.06, which confirms and requires that the governor weigh certain factors when considering a decision regarding parole for a juvenile offender serving a life sentence to ensure that these offenders have a meaningful opportunity for release. “Since taking office, our administration has sought to bring balance to...
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Two Teenagers Arrested for Shooting at Oxon Hill High School

Two Teenagers Arrested for Shooting at Oxon Hill High School

Prince George’s County Police detectives identified and charged two teenagers in connection with a non-fatal shooting outside of Oxon Hill High School on Monday. The teenage victim, who is a student at the school, was treated and released from the hospital several hours later. The suspects are 17-year-old Zanaya Bryant of the 7700 block...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LOKI

Wednesday’s Pet is LOKI

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/7/18 LOKI Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Doberman Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Loki is a large, young, and loving Doberman pinscher mix.  Sadly, he was bounced around from home to home ending up at...
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Clinton Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm, Resisting Arrest and Destruction of Property

Clinton Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm, Resisting Arrest and Destruction of Property

On Sunday, February 4, 2018, at approximately 10:35 a.m., Trooper M. Zentkovich from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, conducted a traffic stop on a black Honda Accord for exceeding the posted speed limit on northbound U.S. Route 301 and Sub Station Road, in Waldorf. The driver was identified as Daniel Abebe Elias,...
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Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Allocation of Gaming Proceeds

Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Allocation of Gaming Proceeds

State House democratic leaders and the Maryland State Education Association say more money is needed to meet the needs of the state’s public school system. They’re asking the General Assembly to support a constitutional amendment that would require all of the state’s proceeds from gambling to go to funding public education. By: STEVEN DILSIZIAN
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Maryland Casinos Generate $127.8 Million in Revenue During January

Maryland Casinos Generate $127.8 Million in Revenue During January

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced January 2018 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County....
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Maryland State Police Super Bowl Enforcement Efforts

Maryland State Police Super Bowl Enforcement Efforts

This year’s Super Bowl enforcement efforts of the Maryland State Police were on the defense keeping the public safe. Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Super Bowl weekend resulted in more than 3,900 traffic stops that led to 131 arrests, of which more than 60 were arrested for driving while impaired....
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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State Fire Marshal Reminds Marylanders that Flamethrowers are Illegal

State Fire Marshal Reminds Marylanders that Flamethrowers are Illegal

Due to the recent marketing of the internet sales of this item, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci would like to remind Marylanders that possessing and using FLAMETHROWERS is illegal. Under Maryland Criminal Law Section 4-501 (b) (2) “Destructive device” includes a bomb, grenade, mine, shell, missile, FLAMETHROWER, poison gas, Molotov cocktail, pipe bomb...
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Maryland State Police Reminds Motorists To Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over This Super Bowl Weekend

Maryland State Police Reminds Motorists To Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over This Super Bowl Weekend

With the Super Bowl just a few days away, the Maryland State Police will be focusing on statewide impaired driving enforcement efforts during the weekend and would like to remind motorists to drive sober or get pulled over. Enforcement this weekend will be bolstered by impaired driving saturation patrol funds from the Maryland Department...
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50-Year-Old Huntingtown Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident After Deer Runs into Road

50-Year-Old Huntingtown Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident After Deer Runs into Road

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Upper Marlboro Tuesday morning. The victim is 50-year-old David Diamond of Carroll Road in Huntingtown. On January 30th, at approximately 5:40 am, patrol officers were called to the 2900 block of Ritchie Marlboro Road for the report...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MILLIE

Wednesday’s Pet is MILLIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/31/18 is MILLIE Featured Pet: Millie Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: No physical disabilities Breed: Pit Bull Sex: Female Size: Medium (50 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Millie is a 6-year-old loving Pit Bull. Her owners were probably using her for breeding purposes and...
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Anti-Opioid Initiatives Focus of Annapolis Attention

Anti-Opioid Initiatives Focus of Annapolis Attention

Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford Tuesday unveiled their “2018 Anti-Opioid Initiatives” in Maryland’s campaign against a staggering opioid crisis that shows no signs of slowing. The announcement from the Republican governor immediately produced another tiff with Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh. But there was broad bipartisan cooperation in evidence in Annapolis...
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$40,000 Mega Millions Win Sparks Celebration for Upper Marlboro Resident

$40,000 Mega Millions Win Sparks Celebration for Upper Marlboro Resident

A loyal fan of Mega Millions and Powerball who enjoys playing his games at two Maryland Lottery retailers in Upper Marlboro got quite a jolt when he checked his Mega Millions quick-pick ticket from the Jan. 26 drawing. Instead of telling the military retiree how much his ticket was worth, the ticket scanner directed him to see a store employee....
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Hoyer Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Hoyer Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement tonight on President Trump’s first State of the Union Address: “Tonight, the President spoke of building a ‘safe, strong, and proud America’ but neither his words tonight nor his actions over the past year are accomplishing any of those goals. Instead, he has made Americans...
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Naval District Washington to Participate in Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018

Naval District Washington to Participate in Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018

Naval installations in the National Capital Region are participating in the scheduled Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018 (CS/SC18), which is set to take place Jan. 29 – Feb. 9. All Navy installations within the continental United States are set to participate in the two-week exercise, with Citadel Shield being led by Commander, Navy Installations...
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Fort Washington Man Charged with Arson and Malicious Burning in Charles County

Fort Washington Man Charged with Arson and Malicious Burning in Charles County

On January 1, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Deputy State Fire Marshal Brandon Shepperd of the Office of the State Fire Marshal Southern Agency was requested to respond to 4554 Ryan Place Waldorf for a reported house fire. Prior to his arrival, Shepperd was alerted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office that there was a...
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