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Governor Hogan Presses Local Leaders to Enforce Public Health Requirements In Bars and Restaurants

Governor Hogan Presses Local Leaders to Enforce Public Health Requirements In Bars and Restaurants

Governor Larry Hogan today directed local leaders to step up enforcement of public health requirements in bars and restaurants across the state. State health officials have connected an increasing number of COVID-19 cases to non-compliance with face covering and physical distancing rules. “The vast majority of bars and restaurants in our state are in...
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Maryland Reports 74,260 COVID-19 Cases and 3,202 Deaths, an Increase of 733 Cases and 8 Deaths

Maryland Reports 74,260 COVID-19 Cases and 3,202 Deaths, an Increase of 733 Cases and 8 Deaths

As of Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Maryland reports 74,260 COVID-19 cases and 3,202 deaths. An increase of 733 cases and 8 deaths overnight. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 74,260 Number of persons tested negative : 591,809 Total testing volume : 834,408 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,202 Number of probable deaths : 132 Currently hospitalized...
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Maryland Reports 73,527 COVID-19 Cases and 3,194 Deaths, An Increase of 418 Cases and 6 Deaths

Maryland Reports 73,527 COVID-19 Cases and 3,194 Deaths, An Increase of 418 Cases and 6 Deaths

As of Monday, July 13, 2020, Maryland reports 73,527 COVID-19 cases and 3,194 deaths. An increase of 418 cases and 6 deaths overnight Number of confirmed cases : 73,527 Number of persons tested negative : 578,430 Total testing volume : 818,993 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,194 Number of probable deaths : 131 Currently hospitalized : 386 Acute care : 278...
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Maryland Reports 73,109 COVID-19 Cases and 3,188 Deaths, An Increase of 642 Cases and 9 Deaths

Maryland Reports 73,109 COVID-19 Cases and 3,188 Deaths, An Increase of 642 Cases and 9 Deaths

Number of confirmed cases : 73,109 Number of persons tested negative : 570,282 Total testing volume : 807,926 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,188 Number of probable deaths : 131 Currently hospitalized : 392 Acute care : 278 Intensive care : 114 Ever hospitalized : 11,420 Released from isolation : 5,230 Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown: Parenthesis = Confirmed death, laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 test...
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Prince George’s County Man Arrested at BWI Airport After Attempting to Bring Loaded Handgun Past Security

Prince George’s County Man Arrested at BWI Airport After Attempting to Bring Loaded Handgun Past Security

A Prince George’s County, Md., man was arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) caught him with a 9 mm handgun loaded with 11 bullets, including one in the chamber, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. A TSA officer spotted the gun in the man’s carry-on bag while it...
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Five Prince George’s County Officers Suspended After High Speed Chase Results in Double Fatal Collision

Five Prince George’s County Officers Suspended After High Speed Chase Results in Double Fatal Collision

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division and Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit are both conducting investigations into a fatal crash that occurred on Thursday in Clinton. The driver and passenger of an SUV were killed. PGPD officers pursued that SUV prior to it crashing. The deceased driver is 62-year-old Lynda Ann...
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Prince George’s County Detectives Investigating Multiple Homicides Over July 4th Weekend

Prince George’s County Detectives Investigating Multiple Homicides Over July 4th Weekend

Homicide Unit detectives are actively working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who killed a woman in College Park. The victim is 26-year-old Tyesha Henry of Greenbelt. On July 5th, at approximately 11:30 am, patrol officers responded to a hotel located in the 9100 block of Baltimore Avenue for the report of an unresponsive...
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Firefighters Across Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s Counties Respond to Multiple Water Rescues Overnight

Firefighters Across Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s Counties Respond to Multiple Water Rescues Overnight

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 1:22 a.m., a worker for the State Highway Administration called 911 to report a vehicle attempted to drive through rushing water on Brandywine Road at Swanson Creek. Fire/EMS units including “Swift Water Technicians” and assets from Charles, Prince George’s, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties responded to the...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Multiple Vehicles and Pedestrians in Temple Hills

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Multiple Vehicles and Pedestrians in Temple Hills

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred Thursday afternoon in Temple Hills. The deceased pedestrian is 34-year-old Rosio Sanchez of Hyattsville. On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at approximately 2:20 p.m., patrol officers were called to the intersection of Old Branch Avenue and Allentown Road for a collision...
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Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commision Introduces Farmer Mini Grant Program

Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commision Introduces Farmer Mini Grant Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic virus affecting all aspects of life, and certain agriculture/farm businesses severely, the SMADC board has committed a round of the Southern Maryland Farmer Mini-Grants specifically for pandemic relief. SMADC will begin accepting Mini-Grant applications on July 1, 2020. The Pandemic Relief Mini-Grant cycle will close on July 22, 2020, with awards announced...
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MDOT MVA Offices Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

MDOT MVA Offices Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all branch offices on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. All MDOT MVA offices except two – Oakland and Prince Frederick – will reopen Monday, July 6, by appointment only. Vehicle Emissions Inspection...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Bicyclist in Prince George’s County, Charges Pending

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Bicyclist in Prince George’s County, Charges Pending

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a bicyclist this morning in Prince George’s County. The deceased is identified as Karen Lee Towle Ackermann, 62, of Bowie. Ackermann was riding a bicycle at the time of the incident. EMS personnel pronounced her deceased...
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Troopers To Continue Increased Enforcement Through The Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

Troopers To Continue Increased Enforcement Through The Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be...
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Marylanders Urged to Keep COVID-19 Precautions in Mind During Fourth of July Weekend Travel

Marylanders Urged to Keep COVID-19 Precautions in Mind During Fourth of July Weekend Travel

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time of summer travel and family gatherings. As Marylanders plan for a long holiday weekend that may stretch from Friday, July 3, to Monday, July 6, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is urging everyone to travel with safety in mind, remembering not only rules of the...
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Drug Dealing Gun Carrying Corrections Officer from Prince George’s County Arrested in Mechanicsville

Drug Dealing Gun Carrying Corrections Officer from Prince George’s County Arrested in Mechanicsville

On Friday, June 26, 2020, Deputy Forinash, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop on a black Chrysler 300 near the intersection of Three Notch Road and Mechanicsville Road, in Mechanicsville. The vehicle was stopped pursuant to a search and seizure warrant for the vehicle along with the owner and...
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26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision Involving ATV in Prince George’s County

26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision Involving ATV in Prince George’s County

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision involving an ATV that occurred in Landover on Monday. The operator of the ATV, 26-year-old Larnell Sinclair of Waldorf, was killed. On June 29th, at approximately 11:40 am, officers responded to the intersection of Landover Road and Matthew Henson Avenue for a collision...
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Grand Jury Indicts Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer

Grand Jury Indicts Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer

A Prince George’s County grand jury today indicted a suspended Prince George’s County Police officer. Corporal Ivan Mendez faces one count of misconduct in office. Mendez is accused of providing confidential information to a commercial sex worker who he was paying in exchange for sexual acts. The information he provided focused on an on-going...
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Maryland State Police Announces All Pending Firearm Purchase Background Investigations Complete

Maryland State Police Announces All Pending Firearm Purchase Background Investigations Complete

Four days of around-the-clock work resulted in the completion of all pending background investigations for regulated firearm purchase applicants that had been delayed due to a state data system failure. Since the data system was restored at about 8:30 p.m. on June 24th, employees at the Maryland State Police Licensing Division worked 24-hours-a-day through...
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Governor Hogan and Superintendent Salmon Announce $210 Million in COVID-19 Relief For Remote Learning and Targeted Tutoring

Governor Hogan and Superintendent Salmon Announce $210 Million in COVID-19 Relief For Remote Learning and Targeted Tutoring

Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon today announced $210 million in additional funding to help Maryland schools and students most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, allocated through the federal CARES Act, will be used to ensure that more students have access to remote learning, and expand targeted tutoring initiatives for...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims Freedom of the Press Day

Governor Hogan Proclaims Freedom of the Press Day

Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed June 28 “Freedom of the Press Day” in honor of the five Capital Gazette employees who were murdered in the newsroom on June 28, 2018: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters. “Two years ago today, five Marylanders lost their lives to a heinous and...
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Governor Hogan Announces Safe and Phased Reopening Plan for Assisted Living Facilities

Governor Hogan Announces Safe and Phased Reopening Plan for Assisted Living Facilities

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a safe and phased reopening plan for Maryland’s assisted living facilities as part of the state’s commitment to protect vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan requires universal screenings and face coverings for staff and visitors, mandates widespread testing, and allows for limited visitation. “As our state continues...
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PG County Man Sentenced to 70 Months Imprisonment for Narcotics Trafficking Conviction in ATF Firearms and Narcotics Investigation

PG County Man Sentenced to 70 Months Imprisonment for Narcotics Trafficking Conviction in ATF Firearms and Narcotics Investigation

Marcus Stackhouse, 37, of Maryland was sentenced today to 70 months’ imprisonment on a federal narcotics trafficking charge stemming from his narcotics trafficking in the summer and fall of 2019, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin, Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of...
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Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 4.92%, Hospitalizations Under 500 for First Time in 12 Weeks

Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 4.92%, Hospitalizations Under 500 for First Time in 12 Weeks

Maryland’s key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the statewide positivity rate dropping to a new low of 4.92%, and hospitalizations falling below 500 for the first time in 12 weeks. “While we are unfortunately seeing rising case numbers in states across the country, here in Maryland, all of the key...
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Update from Governor Hogan on COVID-19: “We Must All Continue To Remain Vigilant”

Update from Governor Hogan on COVID-19: “We Must All Continue To Remain Vigilant”

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following update to Marylanders regarding the state’s ongoing response to COVID-19: “While yesterday the United States saw a record number of COVID-19 cases, in Maryland, our key health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction. Our daily positivity rate reached a new low of 4.38%, and our seven-day...
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Washington, D.C. Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery of Capitol Heights Barbershop

Washington, D.C. Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery of Capitol Heights Barbershop

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Ambrose Augustus Doye, age 25, of Washington, D.C., yesterday to 9 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for an armed commercial robbery and for brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. The sentence was announced by United...
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