Changes to Work Zone Safety Laws in Maryland; Increased Fines for Violations to Take Effect June 1st

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People driving through work zones in Maryland will face stricter enforcement due to changes in state law governing the use of automated speed enforcement in those work areas. The changes take effect on June 1st, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration. Additional changes will become effective January 1, 2025. The changes…

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MD & VA $1-million Winners Monday in Powerball

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There was no grand prize winner to Monday night’s Powerball drawing, however there were six Match 5 winners – including two from Maryland and one from Virginia. Match 5 winners are $1-million winners who chose the five Powerball numbers, but not the Powerball or Power Play. The Powerball numbers Monday night were 19 – 24…

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UPDATE: Victim Identified; DE State Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Near Houston, DE

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UPDATED 3-29-24: The Delaware State Police have identified 85-year-old Mae Marvel of Magnolia, Delaware as the woman who died in the two-vehicle crash that occurred on March 26th near Houston. The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Sergeant A. Mitchell…

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Two $1-m Winners in MD & VA in Monday’s Powerball

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There was no grand prize winner in Monday night’s Powerball drawing, however there were 5 winners who matched the 5 numbers but not the power ball or power play – including one in Maryland and one in Virginia. They are each winners of $1-million. The winning numbers drawn Monday night are 10 – 17 –…

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Officials Discuss Need for Transparency and Collaboration to Implement Blueprint for Education in Worcester County

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Improving the quality of education in Maryland is the goal of Maryland’s Blueprint for Education. Regarding the implementation of the Blueprint in Worcester County Public Schools, State Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) members outlined local responsibilities during a virtual meeting with the commissioners and Board of Education leaders. Worcester County Commissioner President Chip Bertino said…

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Governor Moore Announces Moore-Miller Administration’s 2024 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Agenda

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Priorities to make Maryland safer, more affordable, and more competitive, as well as make Maryland the state that serves are what comprises the Moore-Miller Administration’s 2024 Maryland General Assembly’s legislative agenda. The governor’s package of 16 bills advanced the administration’s priorities, as it completed cross-filing in the House yesterday afternoon. Governor Moore says, once passed,…

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MD Congressman Harris to Hold Hearing on Offshore Wind Saturday

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1st District Congressman Andy Harris will hold a hearing this afternoon at 2pm on Offshore Wind and the effects industrialization is having on our environment, marine life and economy. Congressman Harris wants to hear public testimony from experts in industries affected by offshore wind followed by questions from three members of Congress whose districts are…

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Maryland Department of Transportation Moves Forward with Plan to Expand State’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

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Soon, you’ll see more electric vehicle infrastructure throughout the state of Maryland as the Maryland Department of Transportation charges forward with those plans. The department today issued a Request for Proposals that could provide up to 40 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as part of Maryland’s plan for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program.…

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Maryland Highway Crews Preparing for Winter Storm

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The Maryland State Highway Administration is pre-treating state-maintained highways in advance of the approaching winter storm. Drivers are encouraged to curtail travel during the storm to allow crews the space to effectively and efficiently treat the roads. This winter storm is expected to begin impacting travel this evening into tomorrow morning.  State Highway Administration crews are carefully monitoring the track of the storm.  Additional Information from the Maryland…

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2024 Maryland Legislative Session Underway

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In Maryland, today is the start of the 2024 legislative session, which lasts for 90 days until April 8th. The delegates–Delegate Szeliga and Nawrocki — look forward to introducing a package of bills during the session. These bills include legislation combating crime as well as protecting and supporting women. The delegates will also introduce legislative…

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Firearm Hunting for Deer Resumes in Maryland January 5th

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Hunters can look forward to restocking the freezer after the holidays. January firearm deer hunting season in Maryland will open on Jan. 5, 2024 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during…

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Town of Ocean City Named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

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As 2023 ends, the Town of Ocean City, Maryland has been named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Ocean City joins 506 communities nationwide in the movement for safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. The award recognizes the Town of Ocean City’s commitment to creating transportation and recreational resources…

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Queen Anne, Maryland Man Arrested for Two Separate Assaults

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A 33-year-old Queen Anne, Maryland man has been arrested for an assault with a firearm that occurred on Cannery Road in Queen Anne, Talbot County. According to the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, investigators interviewed someone who reported being a victim of two separate assaults that occurred in September and October. Investigators learned the first incident…

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Maryland Revitalization Program Awards to Bring $5.7 Million to Community Development Projects on Eastern Shore

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Eight Eastern Shore counties have received a combined $5.7 million through Maryland’s seven State Revitalization Programs for 31 projects and activities that promote community development and economic growth. The announcement comes from The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The seven programs will support revitalization and redevelopment projects and activities including: business expansion…

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Maryland’s Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Resumes December 16th

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The second half of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer hunting season will reopen next week–on December 16th and run through December 30th. The first half of the split season was held in October. Hunters may use muzzeloading firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this time. New for the 2023-24 hunting season, if hunters intend to pursue…

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Annual “Boatload of Toys” Drive Underway at Several Locations in Maryland; New Additions to the Program This Year

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police officers are collecting donations of new, unopened toys for children in need in the annual “Boatload of Toys” drive in the state. The program is part of the national United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots initiative. Members of NRP’s volunteer Reserve Officer program and staff will collect the toys at…

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Senator Ben Cardin Releases Statement on Senate Passage of Three Spending Bills: A “Key Step” In Avoiding a Government Shutdown

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The Senate passed three bipartisan appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2024, including: 1. Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies; 2. Agriculture and the Food & Drug Administration; 3. Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved all 12 appropriations bills with bipartisan votes. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin in…

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