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Wind Advisory in Effect for all of Southern Maryland

Wind Advisory in Effect for all of Southern Maryland

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 8:00 am this morning to 6:00 p.m., this evening (3/15/2017). TIMING: After daybreak through this afternoon. Highest gusts expected late this morning into this afternoon. WINDS: Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 to 50...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Maryland in Anticipation of Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Maryland in Anticipation of Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland, beginning Monday, March 13 at 9:00 PM, in response to the winter storm which could bring significant amounts of snow to areas across the state. “Our state is taking every precaution and coordinating all available resources to respond to...
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Maryland State Police Troopers Being Reassigned to Storm Duty

Maryland State Police Troopers Being Reassigned to Storm Duty

State troopers not normally assigned to road patrol are being reassigned today to storm duty as the Maryland State Police joins other state agencies in preparation for the pending storm. Troopers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Automotive Safety Enforcement Division and Special Operations Division are being assigned to State Police barracks across Maryland...
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Urgent Winter Weather Advisory Issued

Urgent Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and sleet, which is in effect until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. PRECIPITATION TYPE: Snow mixed with sleet. ACCUMULATIONS: Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. TIMING: Snow will overspread the area this evening and persist through Tuesday morning....
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Glen Burnie Man Wins $50,000 After Buying the Wrong Scratch-off

Glen Burnie Man Wins $50,000 After Buying the Wrong Scratch-off

The wrong scratch-off brought the right outcome for Orval Barber Junior of Glen Burnie, who discovered a $50,000 winning 50x The Cash instant ticket at Valley Exxon in Lutherville. Good luck came his way when the 57-year-old decided to play a few games of Keno and unwind after work. He stopped at the business...
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Wednesday’s Pet is NICK

Wednesday’s Pet is NICK

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/8/17 NICK Featured Pet: Nick Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: 3 legged Breed: Lab/Rottweiler Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (40 pounds) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Nick is a 4-year-old Lab/Rottweiler Mix. Three years ago, he was hit by a car and suffered severe trauma...
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Hogan Remains Popular, but Marylanders Disagree With him on Some Issues, Poll Finds

Hogan Remains Popular, but Marylanders Disagree With him on Some Issues, Poll Finds

Gov. Larry Hogan remains very popular in the latest Goucher College poll, and a majority lean toward re-electing him, but Marylanders go further than he is willing to do on significant issues such as paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage and school funding. A strong majority does favor Hogan’s positions supporting an independent...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $128.7 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Casinos Generate $128.7 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced February 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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Pax Sailors volunteer with D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Pax Sailors volunteer with D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Sixteen Sailors from across NAS Patuxent River volunteered their services at the 2017 District of Columbia Special Olympics Bowling Championship, which took place Feb. 22 and 23, in Hyattsville, Maryland. For two days, from start to finish, the Sailors helped out wherever they were needed, kept score, and interacted with and provided encouragement to...
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Accokeek Bingo Player Thanks Crew That Saved Her Life

Accokeek Bingo Player Thanks Crew That Saved Her Life

Prince George’s County Firefighters, EMT’s and Medics were recognized for saving a life during a presentation at the Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, February 28. The ceremony included Prince George’s County Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale, Deputy Fire Chief (Volunteer Services) Jim McClelland, Assistant Fire Chief (EMS Commander) Brian Frankel and the career and...
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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2017.02 declaring a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country. This declaration activates the governor’s emergency management authority and enables increased and more rapid coordination between the state and local jurisdictions. The governor, along...
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Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Have Immediate Consequences for all Marylanders

Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Have Immediate Consequences for all Marylanders

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and John Sarbanes (MD-03) at a media availability this afternoon following a Maryland delegation meeting to discuss how Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act will severely impact Marylanders. Below is a transcript...
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Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest now through Aug. 31, 2017. Photographers – from novice to professional – can  enter online or by mail for the chance to win cash and other prizes. Winning entries will be posted online and featured in an issue of the quarterly Maryland Natural Resource magazine and adorn the...
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Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Problem Gambling Awareness Month

As Maryland Lottery and Gaming continues its deepening commitment to responsible gambling programs, the agency is proud to support a national effort to raise awareness of problem gambling. Maryland Lottery and Gaming is again participating in the National Council on Problem Gambling’s annual effort to promote March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. “Reinforcing the...
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Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland has been recognized as one of the best states in the nation to live in by U.S. News & World Report in their inaugural “Best States” ranking, which analyzed data in seven key areas – education, health care, infrastructure, economy, government, opportunity, and crime and corrections – to determine the state’s composite score....
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State Fire Marshal Reminds all Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

State Fire Marshal Reminds all Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

Severe storms are threatening Maryland. These storms may cause disruption in electrical service to our homes. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci is cautioning citizens when using alternative light and electrical sources during power outages. “These easy to follow tips will help all Marylanders avoid injury or death during power outages,” said the State...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Zoey

Wednesday’s Pet is Zoey

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/01/2017 Zoey Featured Pet: Zoey Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Boxer/Rottweiler Mix Sex: Female Size: Large Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Zoey is a 1-year-old Boxer mix. She is a smart girl that loves people. Zoey is a giant love bug. She is great with other dogs....
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NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

It took a few minutes for Ryan Daniels to realize what had happened. The former Marine Corps Staff Sergeant was traveling with a convoy in May 2011 in a restive part of southwestern Afghanistan that had seen plenty of combat action. His mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, had just hit a large, improvised...
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Upper Marlboro Woman Arrested Breaking Car Window with Baseball Bat at Burger King

Upper Marlboro Woman Arrested Breaking Car Window with Baseball Bat at Burger King

On Friday, February 17, 2017, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Deputy K. Williamson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the Dunkirk area and witnessed a subject wearing a black jacket and ski mask, swinging an object and striking a vehicle parked in the Burger King parking lot. He then observed the...
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The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

A need to acquire beer and wine for a small family gathering later that night put Jordan, a concierge from Bowie, and his mom, at the right Lottery retailer at the right time to scoop up a $100,000 top-prize scratch-off win. They stopped at Woodmore Wine & Spirits in Lanham for the party supplies...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/22/2017 is Nigel Featured Pet: Nigel Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Nigel is a handsome 2-year-old Chihuahua Mix. He is an adorable, sweet, loveable boy looking for his forever home. He gets...
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Upper Marlboro Man Arrested in Charlotte Hall on Drug Charges

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested in Charlotte Hall on Drug Charges

On Monday, February 20, 2017, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives were notified of a possible fraudulent prescription being passed at a Charlotte Hall pharmacy. Detectives arrived and detained suspect Daniel Ligolo Ongele, 27 of Upper Marlboro, who attempted to obtain “Promethazine/Codeine syrup.” He was found to be in possession of a USB thumb...
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85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Maryland hunters harvested 85,193 deer during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons (Sept. 9, 2016-Jan. 31, 2017), according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The harvest exceeded the 2015-2016 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,684 deer taken on Sundays open for deer hunting, representing an increase...
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Two Suspended Prince George’s County Police Indicted by Grand Jury

Two Suspended Prince George’s County Police Indicted by Grand Jury

Two Prince George’s County Police officers were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The officers are charged in separate incidents. Corporal George Merkel faces charges of misconduct in office and second degree assault. The allegation involves conduct in September of 2016 while the officer was on duty. The Internal Affairs...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Derrick Rondell Battle, age 43, of Bladensburg, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, to 198 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for armed commercial robbery, using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm,...
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