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  • LGBTQ community members tell Anne Arundel library board programs could save lives
    by Selene San Felice on April 19, 2019 at 12:20 am

    The LGBTQ community wants to be normal, not controversial. That’s what community members and library staff told the Anne Arundel County Library board of trustees in Thursday’s meeting. Although this year’s 16 mainly LGBTQ centered programs are already being planned, the board heard a second round... […]

  • Annapolis mayor says police 'acted appropriately' in Harbour House incident
    by Staff Reports on April 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Annapolis police determined after an investigation that officers acted appropriately in an incident at Harbour House on Sunday, according to Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley. In the incident which circulated in a video posted to social media, police deployed pepper spray, displayed tasers and knocked... […]

  • Anne Arundel County schools to close on Rosh Hashana, extend year by one day
    by Lauren Lumpkin on April 18, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Dana Schallheim wept with joy when her colleagues on the Board of Education voted to make Rosh Hashana a non-instructional day for Anne Arundel County Schools. The issue is what “spurred the spark” of her school board run, said Schallheim, who represents District 5. The district stopped closing... […]

  • Family of woman killed in Glen Burnie crash awarded $2 million
    by Lauren Lumpkin on April 18, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    The family of Janet Stomps, who was killed in June 2016 when a trash truck driver struck her Honda Accord, has been awarded $1.9 million. It’s one of the largest verdicts in Anne Arundel County, said Allen Cohen, the family’s attorney. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the family of 44-year-old Stomps... […]

  • Gambrills woman charged with prostitution
    by Staff Reports on April 18, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    A Gambrills woman was arrested and charged with prostitution related offenses Wednesday, according to Anne Arundel County police. Officers charged Brianna Hubbard, 21, after receiving complaints during the month of April about possible prostitution activity on Mt. Tabor Road, police said. Detectives... […]

  • Anne Arundel County executive turns down Chesapeake Park in letter to Bayhawks
    by Chase Cook on April 18, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks, but no thanks. That’s essentially what Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman said in a March 22 letter to the sports group proposing a large sports complex at the former Crownsville Hospital site. Chesapeake Sports and Entertainment Group put together a concept proposal for ball... […]

  • Riviera Beach Post Office closed indefinitely after fire
    by Alex Mann on April 18, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    The U.S. Post Office in Riviera Beach has been closed indefinitely after a smoldering fire was discovered and put out early Thursday morning. Firefighters early Thursday morning quelled a smoldering fire in one room, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said in a release. A passerby called 911... […]

  • Bitty & Beau's coffee location to open in downtown Annapolis
    by Danielle Ohl on April 18, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Coffee with a mission is coming to Annapolis. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, a Wilmington, North Carolina business, is opening up a new location in the previous location of Starbucks on Dock Street. Bitty & Beau’s is a business dedicated to hiring people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.... […]

  • Anne Arundel sees rising number of student mental health problems. Students blame schools.
    by Lauren Lumpkin on April 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Alana Czarnecki debated skipping a school assembly. Not because she’s lazy or didn’t want to go, but because a student made a threat on Snapchat to “shoot black kids” the night before the last one. The Chesapeake High senior said she’s experienced school-related struggles since moving from Kentucky... […]

  • Pasadena resident inducted into American Police Hall of Fame
    by Atalie Day Brown on April 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    After Mike Dunn was shot serving on the Baltimore Police Department 40 years ago, he vowed to use the near-death experience to help others. Aside from mentoring police officers and civilians struggling with stressful events as part of the Crisis Intervention Stress Management Team, he speaks to... […]

  • Anne Arundel school board sets attendance zones for new Crofton high school
    by Lauren Lumpkin on April 18, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Anne Arundel County school board members adopted on Wednesday a redistricting plan for Crofton, the final step in a months-long process to determine which students will attend the new high school when it opens in 2020. Members approved Superintendent George Arlotto’s recommendation after weeks... […]

  • Anne Arundel Public Library board to discuss LGBTQ programs
    by Selene San Felice on April 17, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    If you have feelings about public library programming, now is the time to voice them. Though the Anne Arundel County Public Library staff has already started planning 16 mostly LGBTQ related programs with board approval last month, the library Board of Trustees will hear more public comment regarding... […]

  • Bay Bridge reopens after police rescue
    by Rachael Pacella on April 17, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Traffic was backed up for miles in the westbound lanes of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Wednesday afternoon, as responders rescued a person who was threatening to jump off the bridge, fire officials said. All three westbound lanes were closed during the incident, which began at 2:56 p.m. according... […]

  • Glen Burnie homicide victim Tyrique Hudson was beloved son, driven software engineer
    by Alex Mann on April 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Tyrique “TJ” Hudson was so driven he completed a five-year early college program in four. He graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in 2½ years in December 2017, with a computer science degree to boot. Hudson interviewed with Northrop Grumman after a job fair at A&T, his mother Tonya... […]

  • Doug Lamartin: City reviews Truxtun Park tennis project
    on April 17, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    The City of Annapolis reviewed the status of the Truxtun Park tennis project during the Recreation Advisory Board meeting on April 10. Chris Kamenoff who leads the “Friends of Truxtun Park” reported that former mayor Ellen Moyer was there. Moyer remembered when the courts were in tip-top shape... […]

  • Police respond to report of a shooting, man with gunshot wounds reported at medical center
    by Alex Mann on April 17, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Anne Arundel County police got a call about shots fired in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road in Odenton at about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Officers responded to find no victim on scene. Police got another call around 3:20 from a medical center in the area that reported a victim with a gunshot wound was... […]

  • Driver strikes, kills 12-year-old girl in Hanover
    by Staff Reports on April 17, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    A 12-year-old girl died from her injuries after being struck in a crash Tuesday night in Hanover, according to Anne Arundel County police. Officers responded to Clark Road near Linda Place around 8:06 p.m. Preliminary investigation showed a Toyota was traveling westbound on Clark Road when Julianna... […]

  • Sorority serves Severn with free food, haircuts and more
    by Sharon P. Schultz on April 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    The North Arundel County Alumnae Chapter (NACAC) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., (DST) recently hosted its inaugural Regional Day of Service at Van Bokkelen Elementary School on Reece Road in Severn. Lifting Up Our Neighbors was a collaboration of more than 30 nonprofits to provide a diverse... […]

  • Three things to know about Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley's budget priorities
    by Danielle Ohl on April 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Mayor Gavin Buckley unveiled his 2020 budget about a week ago, laying out in the $145 million spending plan some of his policy goals for the next year and beyond. The budget includes money for four new positions, a new cloud computing system in the police department and increased health protections... […]

  • Acting city attorney Linda Schuett to depart City Hall next week
    by Staff Reports on April 16, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    The acting Annapolis city attorney announced Tuesday she will leave her job next week, the latest in a string of recent leadership changes within Mayor Gavin Buckley’s administration. Linda Schuett informed Buckley and staff in the Office of Law that she will leave April 26. She has been the acting... […]

  • Naval Academy will enforce Pentagon’s transgender ban
    by Danielle Ohl on April 16, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Transgender people will be effectively banned from attending the Naval Academy beginning in the 2020 school year, the Defense Department confirmed Monday. Policy barring transgender people from serving in the United States military will also affect the Naval Academy, which has under previous policy... […]

  • 'He was us': Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch remembered at funeral as compassionate, dedicated
    by Pamela Wood on April 16, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    When the elementary school in the historically African-American community of Parole in Annapolis was at risk of being closed, Rhonda Pindell Charles knew just who to push to save the school: Michael Erin Busch. Pindell Charles wrote Busch, her state delegate, nearly daily in a quest to keep open... […]

  • Glen Burnie man shot dead Monday had been denied a protective order in February against man now charged with killing him
    by Alex Mann on April 16, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    A District Court judge on temporary assignment to Anne Arundel County while facing a possible suspension denied a request by a Glen Burnie man for a protective order because he feared his neighbor wanted to kill him. Two months later Tyrique Hudson, 22, was shot to death in the stairwell of his... […]

  • Recent Maryland fish kills likely caused by fish stranded in tidal pond
    by Rachael Pacella on April 16, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    The Maryland Department of Environment has identified the possible cause of two fish kills that occurred in the mid-bay this month, and the cause of two more is still under investigation, a spokesman said Tuesday. The 50 dead fish found at Terrapin Park on Kent Island and the 30 found at Quiet... […]

  • Judge who denied protective order for Glen Burnie homicide victim recommended for suspension months ago
    by Alex Mann on April 16, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    The judge who denied the protective order sought by a Glen Burnie homicide victim against the man charged with killing him was recommended for suspension in late 2018. The Commission on Judicial Disabilities recommended in November of 2018 that then Baltimore District Court Judge Devy Patterson... […]

  • New Fort Meade center funded by $45,000 grant to promote STEM education
    by Lisa Rhodes on April 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    For Kerrion Smith, the newly renovated computer lab at Fort Meade’s Middle School/Teen Center is a second home. “It’s really important to me,” said Smith, 17, a senior at Meade High School. Smith said he uses the computer lab to do homework and composed the essays that garnered him the title of... […]

  • Millersville man dies from burn injuries after burn pit fire erupted
    by Alex Mann on April 16, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    A Millersville man who suffered critical burn injuries 10 days ago after pouring gasoline on a burn-pit fire has died, fire officials say. Joseph Willinger, 78, of the 500 block of Ski Lane, died from his injuries, according to a release from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Willinger’s... […]

  • Millersville teams head for global STEM competition
    by Amy Laque on April 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Two Destination Imagination teams from Millersville earned trips to the global finals competition next month in Kansas City. The Brainiacs, of Millersville Elementary, and Old Mill High School’s 6 iDIots and a Coach will take part in challenges that include innovation, leadership, creative problem... […]

  • Anne Arundel County Council amends farm brew bill, honors legislative counsel
    by Chase Cook on April 16, 2019 at 12:55 am

    The Anne Arundel County Council voted Monday to amend farm brewery legislation and honored the council’s long-time lawyer. The council voted to amend Bill 14-19, which would allow farms in lower density zones. This means the council did not make a final decision on the bill and will take it up... […]

  • Suspect arrested in Glen Burnie shooting after nearly daylong standoff; one man dead
    by Baltimore Sun Media Group on April 15, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Police arrested a suspect Monday afternoon in a Glen Burnie shooting after the armed man barricaded himself in his apartment most of the day. Anne Arundel County Police had negotiators try to get the man to surrender, said Lt. Ryan Frashure, police spokesman. Police have not yet identified the... […]