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Light House investigating unexpected death of resident

Light House investigating unexpected death of resident

| March 16, 2019, 03:56 PM

The Light House, A Homeless Prevention and Support Center in Annapolis, is investigating the unexpected death of a resident of the shelter. In a statement the shelter said “We are deeply saddened by a tragedy that occurred this morning. One of our clients has died unexpectedly while in residence. At this time, we are primarily […]

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Baysox have a wild promotional lineup this season!

Baysox have a wild promotional lineup this season!

| March 16, 2019, 01:39 PM

The Bowie Baysox announced their promotional schedule revealing an entertainment-filled 70-game home calendar. The 2019 season, presented by Money One Federal Credit Union, is filled with a mix of familiar promotions from past seasons, as well as a few new additions. Opening Night’s first pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 against […]

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Pittman names Greg Africa as Director of Inspections and Permits

Pittman names Greg Africa as Director of Inspections and Permits

| March 16, 2019, 10:43 AM

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Gregorio (Greg) Africa as the next director of the Department of Inspections and Permits. Mr. Africa is currently a deputy director in the county Department of Public Works, where he heads the Bureau of Highways. “We interviewed candidates from across the country for this position, but we found […]

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Black Bears playoff hopes dashed in 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Titans

Black Bears playoff hopes dashed in 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Titans

| March 15, 2019, 11:44 PM

The Maryland Black Bears’ playoff hopes were dashed Friday night, as the New Jersey Titans came to town and squeaked out a 4-3 win. The loss for Maryland was its eleventh in its last twelve games, while New Jersey snapped a three game losing streak. Titans’ defender Brody Medeiros got things started with New Jersey’s […]

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Rabid raccoon found in Eastport

Rabid raccoon found in Eastport

| March 15, 2019, 05:09 PM

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is seeking anyone who may have come in contact with a raccoon near the intersection of Madison Street and President Street in the Eastport Community of Annapolis, Maryland. The raccoon, which was found on March 13, has tested positive for rabies. If you or your pet had contact […]

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Annapolis Book Festival slated for April 6th at the Key School

Annapolis Book Festival slated for April 6th at the Key School

| March 15, 2019, 04:55 PM

Former independent counsel Ken Starr ; award-winning writers James and Deborah Fallows ; Maria Hiaasen , journalist and wife of slain Capital Gazette journalist Rob Hiaasen ; National Book Critics Award finalist Nell Painter ; radio host and mixologist Sother Teague ; award-winning journalists Michael Dobbs , Jo Giese , Michael Isikoff, Evan Thomas, and […]

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Hunter Hardesty of Davidsonville arrested in Ocean City on Florida animal abuse charges

Hunter Hardesty of Davidsonville arrested in Ocean City on Florida animal abuse charges

| March 15, 2019, 02:29 PM

Thanks to tips from concerned citizens, state troopers arrested a Maryland man in Worcester County this morning who is wanted by Florida officials on a charge of animal cruelty. The suspect is identified as William Hunter Hardesty, 31, of Davidsonville, Md.  He was arrested on a warrant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission […]

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Maryland’s Board of Revenue Estimates writes down projections by $238M

Maryland’s Board of Revenue Estimates writes down projections by $238M

| March 15, 2019, 01:33 PM

The Board of Revenue Estimates voted to decrease the revenue projection for the State of Maryland for Fiscal Year 2019 by $138 million and to decrease the projection for Fiscal Year 2020 by $130.5 million. The writedowns are largely the result of taxpayer uncertainty and changed spending habits in the wake of the Tax Cuts and […]

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Jessup man to be charged with manslaughter and other charges after fatal crash

Jessup man to be charged with manslaughter and other charges after fatal crash

| March 15, 2019, 11:41 AM

Maryland State Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured at least two others early this morning in Anne Arundel County. Shortly before 1:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barrack responded to westbound Maryland Route 195 Metropolitan Boulevard on the Patapsco River Bridge in Anne Arundel County […]

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Time is running out to get passes for Annapolis Film Festival. Check out the slate of films here!

Time is running out to get passes for Annapolis Film Festival. Check out the slate of films here!

| March 15, 2019, 10:31 AM

The 7th Annual Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) reveals its full slate of more than 70 films from over 25 countries. The festival will be held March 21-24, 2019, with screenings at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis Elementary School, St John’s College and Asbury United Methodist Church. This year’s festival theme: Truth in Storytelling, […]

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Buckley names panel to begin search for new police chief

Buckley names panel to begin search for new police chief

| March 15, 2019, 10:20 AM

City of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley announced the names of the panelists who will interview and make recommendations to the Mayor and Annapolis City Manager Teresa Sutherland on qualified candidates to become the Annapolis City Police Chief.  The chief is appointed by the City Manager with the approval of the Mayor and confirmation of the […]

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Police raid Maryland Avenue apartment, Annapolis man hit with drug charges

Police raid Maryland Avenue apartment, Annapolis man hit with drug charges

| March 15, 2019, 10:06 AM

On March 14, 2019 the Major Offenders Unit (MOU) concluded a three month investigation into CDS distribution occurring in the Edgewater/Annapolis area of Anne Arundel County. At 7:00 a.m., the MOU, with assistance from the Annapolis City Police Department, Anne Arundel County Police Opioid Task Force and DEA, executed a search warrant in the unit block […]

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The Summit School’s Spring Symposium scheduled for Saturday

The Summit School’s Spring Symposium scheduled for Saturday

| March 15, 2019, 08:42 AM

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, The Summit School will host its spring symposium, Smart but Scattered: Executive Dysfunction at Home and School. Dr. Peg Dawson, co-author of the best-selling books Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, 2nd Ed. (2010), Smart but Scattered (Guilford, 2009) and Smart but Scattered Teens (2013, Guilford), will examine how executive […]

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Daily News Brief | March 15, 2019

Daily News Brief | March 15, 2019

| March 15, 2019, 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. Many thanks to today’s sponsor…. Mac Medics, located conveniently in Severna Park and Lanham. Check them out–you’ll never go back to the mall! And make sure you know all […]

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Do you have a MHEC GA Grant? Make sure you attend a drop-off event to submit your documentation

Do you have a MHEC GA Grant? Make sure you attend a drop-off event to submit your documentation

| March 14, 2019, 06:07 PM

Many students lose the opportunity to receive State financial aid each year because they fail to submit all of the required documentation.  During the Document Drop-Off events, counselors and college access professionals will be on hand to assist students already notified by MHEC as potentially eligible for the GA grant.  The team will help the […]

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BIG book sale this weekend

BIG book sale this weekend

| March 14, 2019, 04:11 PM

Books for International Goodwill will hold another book sale on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 8 am to 2 pm at 451 Defense Highway in Annapolis. Over 70,000 books covering all categories will be on the shelves. Books will be priced at $3 for hardbacks, $2 for trade soft bound, and $1 for pocket paperbacks. […]

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Hogan hires Michael Ricci as Communications Director

Hogan hires Michael Ricci as Communications Director

| March 14, 2019, 01:41 PM

Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Michael Ricci as Communications Director. Ricci brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to the governor’s communications office. He most recently served as Director of Communications for U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) from 2015-2019, where he led a ten-member communications […]

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Archaeologists discover 200-year old DNA on pipe discovered in Belvoir off Generals Highway

Archaeologists discover 200-year old DNA on pipe discovered in Belvoir off Generals Highway

| March 14, 2019, 12:51 PM

DNA found on tobacco pipe stems uncovered by archaeologists from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Anne Arundel County from a 200-year-old stone slave quarter at Belvoir along MD 178 (Generals Highway) is most closely related to Mende in Sierra Leone. “When Africans stepped on those slave ships, they lost not only […]

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Get your tickets now to APD’s Spring Fling!

Get your tickets now to APD’s Spring Fling!

| March 14, 2019, 10:22 AM

Spring Fling 2019 will be held Wednesday, March 20th at Market House on City Dock. Some of Annapolis’ finest eateries including Caliente Grill, Mission BBQ, Lemongrass, Iron Rooster, Vin 909,  and Market House will provide complimentary bites. A Silent Auction will feature fun and uniquely “Annapolis experiences” including the much sought after Tailgate Package for […]

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Baysox celebrating Pi Day today

Baysox celebrating Pi Day today

| March 14, 2019, 08:56 AM

The Bowie Baysox will continue their annual tradition of celebrating “Pi Day” this Thursday, March 14, by offering tickets for just $3.14 to eight April home games. Fans can attend home games at Prince George’s Stadium from April 12-17 or April 25-26 for the bargain price of just $3.14 per ticket.  The one-day online ticket […]

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Daily News Brief | March 14, 2019

Daily News Brief | March 14, 2019

| March 14, 2019, 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. Many thanks to today’s sponsor…. Mac Medics, located conveniently in Severna Park and Lanham. Check them out–you’ll never go back to the mall! And make sure you know all […]

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Former Governor Harry Hughes passes away at 92

Former Governor Harry Hughes passes away at 92

| March 13, 2019, 06:46 PM

Maryland’s 57th Governor, Harry Hughes has passed away. He was 92. Hughes, a Democrat served two terms from 1979 to 1987. Governor Larry Hogan has ordered all State flags to be flown at half-staff and said in a statement: The First Lady and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Governor Harry […]

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