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SMECO Seeking Applications for 2020 Contribution for Local Organizations Working to End Opioid Crisis

SMECO Seeking Applications for 2020 Contribution for Local Organizations Working to End Opioid Crisis

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), through its charitable foundation, is inviting local organizations that are working to end the opioid crisis in Southern Maryland to apply for the charitable funds that will be raised in 2020. As part of its commitment to the community, each year SMECO raises money for a different local charity....
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Maryland One of Leading States in Organ Donation Rates As United States “Opt In” Systems More Effective Than “Opt Out” Systems in Other Countries

Maryland One of Leading States in Organ Donation Rates As United States “Opt In” Systems More Effective Than “Opt Out” Systems in Other Countries

A recent analysis of organ donation rates around the world reports that U.S. states, including Maryland, lead the world in organ donation with 43 of the top 50 performing international jurisdictions being U.S. states. Maryland donation rates rank an impressive 14th out of the study’s 90 national and international donation regions. In addition, Maryland’s...
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U.S Department of Justice and The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reports Record Low of Juvenile Arrests

U.S Department of Justice and The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reports Record Low of Juvenile Arrests

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Institute of Justice today released Juvenile Arrests, 2017, which documents recent trends by analyzing arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Overall, juvenile arrests have been declining for more than a decade, but patterns vary by...
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Three from Waldorf Federally Charged for Dealing Fentanyl, Heroin, and Cocaine

Three from Waldorf Federally Charged for Dealing Fentanyl, Heroin, and Cocaine

Five individuals have been charged by a federal criminal complaint with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possession with intent to distribute and distribution of controlled substances, in connection with an alleged drug distribution organization operating in Prince George’s and Charles Counties, that sold heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine. The criminal complaint was filed on...
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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is Currently Seeking Applicants

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is Currently Seeking Applicants

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence....
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Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders To Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

Maryland State Police Reminding Motorcycle Riders To Take Safety Precautions Following Recent Fatal Crashes

Recent motorcycle crashes are prompting Maryland State Police to issue a reminder for both motorcyclists and other drivers to take precautions, especially during the remaining warm weather months. Since July 28, troopers have responded to six fatal crashes across the state that have involved motorcycle riders. The crashes represent reminders to take extra precautions...
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Previously Convicted Lexington Park Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison After Distributing Drugs that Resulted in Victims Death

Previously Convicted Lexington Park Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison After Distributing Drugs that Resulted in Victims Death

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Keino Ferrez Dorsey, a/k/a B, 46, of Lexington Park, to 186 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil, resulting in the death of a victim, and possession with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, para-fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl, and...
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Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins, The USM Doubles Top Scholarship Prize

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins, The USM Doubles Top Scholarship Prize

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week is underway, meaning big savings for shoppers and a chance for students attending a Maryland college or trade school to win a huge scholarship, simply by posting their shopping experience on social media through August 17. The University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation has announced that it will generously match...
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Over 5 Million Gallons of Wastewater Overflow into Broad Creek in Southern Prince George’s County

Over 5 Million Gallons of Wastewater Overflow into Broad Creek in Southern Prince George’s County

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews worked around the clock on August 9, 2019 ,to stop a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) at its Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station in the Fort Washington area of southern Prince George’s County. The SSO began at approximately 11:12 a.m. on Friday and was stopped about 12 hours later...
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FEMA and FCC Conducting Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

FEMA and FCC Conducting Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The nationwide test will be sent to radio and television stations beginning at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will not include a message on cell...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash in which one person died this evening in Prince George’s County. At approximately 6:10 p.m., troopers for the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to the ramp from Harry S Truman Drive to Central Avenue in Upper Marlboro, for the report of a crash involving three...
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Hogan Administration Unveils New Financial Transparency Web Application

Hogan Administration Unveils New Financial Transparency Web Application

Governor Larry Hogan and the heads of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) announced the launch of the “Maryland Transparency Portal,” a new web-based application that will empower citizens to become better informed about the details of the state budget with a user-friendly and easy-to-navigate interface....
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CDC, FDA Tell Dog Owners to Throw Out All Pig Ear Treats

CDC, FDA Tell Dog Owners to Throw Out All Pig Ear Treats

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats. CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already...
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Drunk 24-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Man Arrested After Crashing ATV on Roadway and Seriously Injuring Another in St. Leonard

Drunk 24-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Man Arrested After Crashing ATV on Roadway and Seriously Injuring Another in St. Leonard

On Saturday, July 27, 2019 at approximately 5:35 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to Ben Creek Road in the area of Williams Wharf Road in St. Leonard, for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV / four-wheeler). Preliminary investigation...
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ARREST VIDEO: Fort Washington Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving After Hitting Police Car on Three Notch Road

ARREST VIDEO: Fort Washington Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving After Hitting Police Car on Three Notch Road

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., A 2002 Honda Accord struck a marked St. Mary’s County Sheriffs Office police car and continued driving erratically. The driver of the Honda Accord was identified as Jeannette Evelyn Saenz Bonilla, 34 of Fort Washington. According to court documents, St. Mary’s County Sheriffs Deputy Wynnyk...
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2-Alarm Fire in Lothian Injures Five Firefighters and Destroys Home, Cause of Fire Currently Under Investigation

2-Alarm Fire in Lothian Injures Five Firefighters and Destroys Home, Cause of Fire Currently Under Investigation

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, at approximately 8:35 p.m., 80 firefighters from Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George, and the City of Annapolis responded to 5512 Greenock Road in Lothian, for the reported structure fire. Dispatch advised they received multiple 911 calls from passersby and neighbors stating smoke and fire was showing from the residence....
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Maryland State Police Warns Public About Telephone Scams

Maryland State Police Warns Public About Telephone Scams

The Maryland State Police are warning the public about telephone scams in which the caller has cloned, or, “spoofed” a Maryland State Police telephone number and requested personal information from people as part of a so-called “criminal investigation” or asked for money in the form of gift cards to avoid being arrested. A complainant...
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More Than 3 Million State Tax Returns Processed and Nearly $2.2 Billion in Refunds Issued to Maryland Taxpayers

More Than 3 Million State Tax Returns Processed and Nearly $2.2 Billion in Refunds Issued to Maryland Taxpayers

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that his agency has processed more than 3 million state tax returns for the 2018 tax year, with more than 2.6 million, or 87 percent of returns filed electronically. So far, the total amount of refunds issued to Maryland taxpayers is nearly $2.2 billion. “I’m happy to return this money...
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Elevation Foods Recalls Packaged Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Thai Lobster Salad, and Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwiches Due to Possible Health Risk

Elevation Foods Recalls Packaged Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Thai Lobster Salad, and Archer Farms Deviled Egg Sandwiches Due to Possible Health Risk

The Elevation Foods company is voluntarily recalling containers of Archer Farms-brand egg salad; Freskëtbrand egg salad, tuna salad, and Thai lobster salad; and Archer Farms-brand deviled egg sandwiches produced on June 18, 2019, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,...
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Governor Hogan Announces New Deputy Chief of Staff Diane Croghan

Governor Hogan Announces New Deputy Chief of Staff Diane Croghan

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Diane Croghan to serve as deputy chief of staff in the Office of the Governor for labor, housing, education, human services, and health matters. Croghan succeeds Tiffany Robinson, whom the governor recently appointed to be Maryland’s next secretary of Labor. “Diane is an invaluable asset to...
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Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crab Meat Falsely Labeled as Blue Crab from USA

Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crab Meat Falsely Labeled as Blue Crab from USA

Michael P. Casey of Poquoson, Virginia, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Newport News, Virginia, on charges stemming from his participation in a lucrative conspiracy to falsely label millions of dollars-worth of foreign crab meat as “Product of USA.” “By illegally mislabeling hundreds of thousands of pounds of crab meat, the defendant intentionally...
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RAGÚ Recalls Three Flavored Pasta Sauces Due to Possible Plastic Fragment Contamination

RAGÚ Recalls Three Flavored Pasta Sauces Due to Possible Plastic Fragment Contamination

Mizkan America, Inc., announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of certain RAGÚ® pasta sauces in the U.S. because the sauce may contain fragments of plastic. There have not been any reports of consumer injuries or complaints. Mizkan America is taking this action out of an abundance of caution. This recall is at the retail level and...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces an Additional $28 Million of Toll Relief for Marylanders

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces an Additional $28 Million of Toll Relief for Marylanders

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board will consider new tolling options to save Marylanders more than $28 million over the next five years. This would be the third round of historic toll relief during the Hogan administration, resulting in a total of up to $344 million in savings....
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State Alerts Residents to follow Safety Tips and Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness Amid Excessive Heat

State Alerts Residents to follow Safety Tips and Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness Amid Excessive Heat

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is alerting residents of an excessive heat watch forecast through Sunday evening, July 21 for central Maryland and parts of eastern Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to reach the high 90s and may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit in some places, with heat index...
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Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019, for the following counties: Anne Arundel Calvert Charles Prince Georges St. Mary’s The national weather service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday. Heat index...
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