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Officer with Anne Arundel County Police arrested on child solicitation and abuse charges, second officer arrest in a week

Officer with Anne Arundel County Police arrested on child solicitation and abuse charges, second officer arrest in a week

| April 03, 2020, 03:32 PM

NOTE: Anne Arundel County Police have issued a correction, the suspect is an officer with the police department, not a Sergeant. This article has been updated to reflect the change. Less than a week after an Anne Arundel County Police Sergeant was arrested on domestic violence charges, a second officer has been arrested and charged […]

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Severna Park’s Osprey Cam is back along with the Ospreys

Severna Park’s Osprey Cam is back along with the Ospreys

| April 03, 2020, 01:20 PM

The ospreys are back in town! And, Comcast Business is providing the connectivity that’s giving wildlife enthusiasts an up-close and personal look at these amazing birds in their nest via a live video feed that is available for viewing at severnaparkospreys.com. The ospreys’ nest is atop a Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE)-constructed platform outside Severna […]

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s daughter and grandson identified as missing kayakers

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s daughter and grandson identified as missing kayakers

| April 03, 2020, 12:50 PM

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her 8-year old son Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean have been identified by The Washington Post as the missing kayakers off the coast of Shady Side last night. McKean is the daughter of former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and the granddaughter of former US Senator and US Attorney General […]

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MIDN Wiedemann named Barry Goldwater Scholar

MIDN Wiedemann named Barry Goldwater Scholar

| April 03, 2020, 10:14 AM

Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) Joseph Wiedemann, 22, of Bethesda, Maryland was recently selected as a 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholar. This year, over 5,000 candidates competed for one of the 396 scholarships awarded. Wiedemann is a Walt Whitman High School graduate and a Western Reserve Academy alumnus. At the Naval Academy, he is a pure physics […]

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2 kayakers missing in Chesapeake Bay near Shady Side

2 kayakers missing in Chesapeake Bay near Shady Side

| April 03, 2020, 09:39 AM

Two kayakers were reported to be in trouble in the waters off Shady Side, Maryland. The kayak was recovered and search ensued for the missing kayakers. The search was called off last night due to darkness. At 4:30pm, the Anne Arundel County 911 center received a call from a concerned citizen about two kayakers in […]

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April 3, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (COVID UPDATE FOR AACO, MALL FOOD, OSPREY CAM)

April 3, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (COVID UPDATE FOR AACO, MALL FOOD, OSPREY CAM)

| April 03, 2020, 07:00 AM

Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. SPONSOR: Many thanks to Solar Energy Services for sponsoring this podcast. If you think solar is in your future, please give Rick Peters and his team a call at 410-923-6090. […]

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While the mall may be closed, many restaurants remain open for carryout or delivery

While the mall may be closed, many restaurants remain open for carryout or delivery

| April 02, 2020, 04:17 PM

Westfield Annapolis has closed its center to shoppers to combat the COVID-19 pandemic; however, some retailers that provide essential services and restaurants offering take-out and delivery are still open for the community. Applebee’s | Take Out & Delivery Only Daily, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. California Pizza Kitchen | Take Out & Delivery Only Daily, […]

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Special enrollment opens for Maryland Health Connection

Special enrollment opens for Maryland Health Connection

| April 02, 2020, 01:58 PM

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has announced a new special enrollment period open to all Marylanders in need of health insurance during the State of Emergency for Coronavirus (COVID-19) declared by Gov. Larry Hogan this week. Uninsured Marylanders may enroll through MarylandHealthConnection.gov, the state’s health insurance marketplace. To ensure residents of the state receive access […]

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A COVID-19 update from Anne Arundel County (April 2, 2020)

A COVID-19 update from Anne Arundel County (April 2, 2020)

| April 02, 2020, 11:47 AM

This morning, County Executive Steuart Pittman led a conference call with an update on the County’s efforts in battling the COVID-19 pandemic in the County.  Below are bullet points from that conference call. One Anne Arundel County Police officer has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus and is currently hospitalized. The Anne Arundel County Transportation Department […]

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Some more COVID-19 relief for businesses

Some more COVID-19 relief for businesses

| April 02, 2020, 10:49 AM

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) today announced that the 2020 deadline to submit Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns will be automatically extended to July 15 as part of the Hogan administration’s response to COVID-19. Expiration dates for trade names and name reservations, as well as entity forfeiture dates, will also […]

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April 2, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (BAY BRIDGE OPEN, HEALTH EXCHANGE EXTENSION, PEE POOP PAPER )

April 2, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (BAY BRIDGE OPEN, HEALTH EXCHANGE EXTENSION, PEE POOP PAPER )

| April 02, 2020, 07:00 AM

Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. SPONSOR: Many thanks to Solar Energy Services for sponsoring this podcast. If you think solar is in your future, please give Rick Peters and his team a call at 410-923-6090. […]

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REAL-ID deadline extended

REAL-ID deadline extended

| April 01, 2020, 04:33 PM

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the REAL ID deadline to October 1, 2021, giving states more time to meet federal REAL ID requirements. The one-year extension will allow nearly 300,000 Marylanders to become REAL ID compliant through their standard driver’s license renewal process. Governor Larry […]

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RESCHEDULED:  Chow 4 a Cause food truck and music festival on July 11th

RESCHEDULED: Chow 4 a Cause food truck and music festival on July 11th

| April 01, 2020, 01:10 PM

When charity meets food trucks, you get the best of it all and Seeds 4 Success is bringing it to the Navy Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium on July 11th with Chow 4 a Cause!! What a great way to contribute to a charity, by chowing down on delicious super-sized samples from 10 food trucks, drinking craft […]

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MD Department of Human Services secures SNAP waivers to insure continuity

MD Department of Human Services secures SNAP waivers to insure continuity

| April 01, 2020, 10:33 AM

To further support Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) has taken a number of steps to expedite services for their customers to lessen the burden of this unprecedented public health emergency. Most recently, the Department’s request to extend certification periods and adjust reporting requirements for Maryland’s SNAP benefit recipients […]

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All lanes open! Bay Bridge re-decking complete a full year ahead of schedule

All lanes open! Bay Bridge re-decking complete a full year ahead of schedule

| April 01, 2020, 09:26 AM

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the Bay Bridge westbound right lane deck rehabilitation is 100% complete and open to all motorists. The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) delivered on the governor’s directive to expedite the project—once slated to last up to two years—and reopen the right lane of the westbound Bay Bridge as soon as possible. […]

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Admiral Heights fire displaces two, sends two firefighters to hospital

Admiral Heights fire displaces two, sends two firefighters to hospital

| April 01, 2020, 07:17 AM

The Annapolis Fire Department is investigating a house fire in the Admiral Heights neighborhood that sent two firefighters to a local hospital. On March 31, 2020 at 9:45pm, the Annapolis Fire Department was dispatched to the 500 block of Ludlow Road in the City’s Admiral Heights neighborhood for a house fire. Upon arrival, fire crews […]

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April 1, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (2 FATAL ACCIDENTS, ANNAPOLIS FIRE, CLARIFICATION ON BOATING)

April 1, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (2 FATAL ACCIDENTS, ANNAPOLIS FIRE, CLARIFICATION ON BOATING)

| April 01, 2020, 07:00 AM

Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. SPONSOR: Many thanks to Solar Energy Services for sponsoring this podcast. If you think solar is in your future, please give Rick Peters and his team a call at 410-923-6090. […]

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County Executive Pittman closes all public and private playgrounds

County Executive Pittman closes all public and private playgrounds

| March 31, 2020, 04:45 PM

Responding to community concerns, County Executive Steuart Pittman signed an executive order today closing all private or community playgrounds to reduce the risks associated with COVID-19 coronavirus. “To slow the spread of this dangerous virus, we must take Governor Hogan’s stay at home order seriously,” said County Executive Pittman. “People should not be congregating during […]

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Franchot warns against scams associated with stimulus checks

Franchot warns against scams associated with stimulus checks

| March 31, 2020, 04:25 PM

Comptroller Peter Franchot today warns Marylanders not to fall victim to scammers trying to steal your stimulus check. There have been reports of scammers making phone calls, sending text messages and phishing emails to individuals and tax preparers to obtain personal information to take money needed for survival during these unprecedented times. They are using […]

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Woman killed, toddler injured in Severn crash

Woman killed, toddler injured in Severn crash

| March 31, 2020, 02:39 PM

The Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a single vehicle crash in Severn that killed a Severn woman and sent a 4-year old to the hospital with serious injuries. On March 30, 2020 at approximately 4:00pm, Anne Arundel County Police officers responded to Town Center Boulevard and Charter Oaks Boulevard in Severn for a single […]

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NEW guidance on personal, non-motorized watercraft under Maryland Stay at Home Order

NEW guidance on personal, non-motorized watercraft under Maryland Stay at Home Order

| March 31, 2020, 02:06 PM

Additional guidance has been issued by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources regarding the Stay at Home Executive Order issued by Governor Hogan yesterday. Generally, hunting and fishing is allowed if it is for sustenance. Recreational power boating and sailboating is prohibited unless you are a live-a-board. Kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, etc. ARE considered […]

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Hospice cancels Fashion for a Cause event

Hospice cancels Fashion for a Cause event

| March 31, 2020, 01:20 PM

Given the recent COVID-19 concerns, and with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Maryland, Hospice of the Chesapeake has decided to cancel the 12th annual Fashion for a Cause event scheduled for Thursday, June 4, at Porsche Annapolis. The organization is incredibly grateful for the support of the event’s sponsors, […]

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