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Daily News Brief | February 16, 2023


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Today…

Student arrested for a loaded handgun (ghost gun) on campus. Laurel woman attacked with a hatchet. We were able to watch a mass shootin g drill at Naval Support Activity Annapolis yesterday. Tuesday Morning is closing most Maryland stores including Annapolis and Severna Park. We now know 11 new businesses that will move into Beacon Square across from the Town Center and a good guess on the grocery. And we have a gift card to give away for Annapolis Restaurant Week! Pod news and more!

It’s Thursday and that means that Trevor from  Annapolis Makerspace is here with your Maker Minute!

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TRANSCRIPT:

Good morning; it is Thursday, February 16th, 2023, and THIS is your Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief presented by Annapolis Subaru and the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.

Just recorded a fun pod last night with Matt Blashaw the host of several HGTV shows…he’ll be at the Homeowner’s Expo next weekend, so look for a bonus pod with him to drop a bit later today–fun guy. OK, we do have some news, so let’s get into it, shall we?

County Police arrested a 17-year-old Meade High School student after he was found with a loaded ghost gun, it was a handgun, and about three quarters of a pound of marijuana. Somehow, DC Metro Police advised the County police of an armed subject on the campus. From video surveillance, the SRO who was not at the school, identified the student and advised officers on site where he hung out after school. He was located and did passively resist arrest. And it is not clear how DC police got word of this.

This is not in the County, but we are seeing a lot of these recently. A City of Laurel resident was attacked with a hatchet yesterday. The 83-year-old woman escaped her attacker and drove herself to the police station to report the assault. Laurel police did arrest a 54-year-old woman and charged her accordingly. There have been five axe or hatchet incidents over the past two years in the City and County–that seems really high.

Yesterday, I witnessed an impressive training drill at the Naval Support Activity Annapolis. It was an active shooter drill with 30 to 40 casualties. It was part of a nationwide security drill and involved Anne Arundel County Police, Annapolis Police, BWMC, AAMC, and the resources from the Navy. Really pretty interesting and I will have a story up a bit later today on EyeOnAnnapolis.net with photos and videos!

Tuesday Morning filed for bankruptcy yesterday and announced that except for Stevensville and Easton, they will be closing all Maryland stores. The ones in our general area are in Bowie, Severna Park, Annapolis, and Ellicott City! No dates were given, but I imagine there will be some steep sales shortly!

We can look forward to some new stores in late 2024. SJC properties that are building Beacon Square..also known as that behemoth across Riva Road from the Town Center said that they are nearly 100% leased. Arhaus, now located at the Town Center, Circa Lighting, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Mighty Quinns BBQ, Meg Fox Aesthetics, GNC, Aspen Dental, Inspire Nails, Cold Stone Creamery, Eggspectation, and Jersey Mikes will all be opening in late 24. They also said a “not yet announced” grocery will also be coming in. And we have heard that is the tech-heavy Amazon Fresh! And that other behemoth on Riva down at Admiral Cochrane is expected to start leasing in the late spring or early summer.

Annapolis Restaurant Week is coming! The dates are February 25th through March 5th! Do check out AnnapolisRestaurantWeek.com for participating restaurants. And a bonus for you, the Downtown Annapolis Partnership gave me a bunch of gift cards to give away. So, send me an email or a DM on Twitter and take a guess where I ended up for Valentine’s Day for dinner –hint…it was not on this side of the bridge. First one with a correct guess wins a $50 gift card to the fabulous Tuscan Prime Italian Chophouse and Dolce Bar! Good luck, and make sure you keep an eye out–we’re giving them away in all sorts of places!

OK, that’s all I got news-wise!  Podcast stuff–  Up this weekend on the Local Business Spotlight, Patti Slaughter, and The Bernie House. Next week… ahhh…let’s try Fairway Mortgage again!

And that IS a wrap.  As always, thank you all for being you. And a thank you to the sponsors for today’s Daily News Brief- Annapolis Subaru, the SPCA of Anne Arundel CountySolar Energy Services, Hospice of the Chesapeake, and Alpha Engineering!

OK, so now you need to hang tight because we have George from DCMDVA Weather with the only locally forecast weather report you will find, and of course, Trevor is here with your Annapolis Makerspace Maker Minute.  All that coming up in just a bit.

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