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Anne Arundel County Council passes polystyrene ban

Anne Arundel County Council passed legislation banning food service businesses from using polystyrene containers. The council voted along party lines — 4 to 3 — Tuesday to pass Bill 5-19. That bill requires food service businesses to stop using polystyrene containers. Those businesses have a year af


Maryland revokes license of allergy doctor in Columbia and Westminster for misconduct involving teen patients

Dr. Surender K. Vaswani, who treated patients for allergies and asthma in Columbia and Westminster, had his licensed revoked for what the Maryland Board of Physicians concluded was immoral and unprofessional conduct and sexual misconduct.


Week's best Annapolis events: Seamus Kennedy, National Margarita Day and more

Celebrate the national holiday with the special Tequila Cazadores Jalapeño Margarita featuring Cazadores Blanco tequila, triple sec, and agave nectar, topped with fresh lime and jalapeños. 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22 to 2:30 a.m. Feb. 23. McGarvey's Saloon and Oyster Bar, 8 Market Space, Annapolis. No cover.


One injured in five-car crash on Route 32 in Anne Arundel

One person was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries after five cars collided on Route 32 this morning. Firefighters were called to the scene of the crash in the area of Route 32 and Route 175 at 9:43 a.m., said Capt. Russ Davies, spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.


Bills in Annapolis aim to change farming in the state

47 ABC – There are a few bills in Annapolis that could change farming in Maryland. Senate Bill 542, also known as the Community Healthy Air Act, would establish a committee for air quality. And Senate Bill 546 is a bill that essentially puts three different aspects together.


New Maryland driver's license requirements creating frustration amongst residents

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (ABC7) — The state of Maryland's new driver's license requirements demanded by federal law are not only creating longer lines at Maryland Motor Vehicle offices but also frustration for many residents who are having their identification documents rejected to get aMaryland REAL ID.


Maryland Weather: Snow Totals Across Maryland

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Some areas of Maryland has already seen a significant amount of snow. As of 1:30 p.m., Allegany County already has more than 7.5 inches of snow. Here’s what other areas are seeing.


Central Avenue crash leaves Edgewater woman with life-threatening injuries

Last evening, (February 19, 2019) at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to Central Avenue East at Loch Haven Road in Edgewater for a single vehicle crash.


Maryland Man Arrested After Walking Around Hotel With Bow And Arrow

SEAFORD, DE. (WJZ) — Two Maryland residents were arrested in Delaware Tuesday after a disturbance at a pizza store. A statement from the Seaford Police Department said officers responded to the Grotto’s Pizza on Sussex Highway for a report of customers leaving without paying. It was also reported th


Ball Testifies In Annapolis For Flood Assistance Bill

">From HoCo: Howard County Executive Calvin Ball this afternoon testified before the House Transportation and Environment Committee in support of House Bill 428 (HB 428) which would authorize the Maryland Department of the Environment to use the comprehensive flood management grant program to award


Maryland lawmakers react to lawsuit against President Trump's emergency declaration

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - President Donald Trump announced on February 15, he was declaring a state of emergency on the southern border. “We are talking about an invasion of our country with drugs, human trafficking…with all types of criminals and gangs,” Trump said.


Cecil officials concerned about $15 minimum wage push

ANNAPOLIS — Cecil County’s top business leaders are anxious about the side effects of raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2023, a bold proposal that heads to the Maryland Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.


Annapolis Market House cuts hours for the remaining winter months

The Market House will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the remainder of this winter due to inactivity on those days. The Market House instituted winter hours and will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the rest of the month.


Arnold man sentenced to 8 years after running over child while smoking crack cocaine

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Michael Blair Gauthier, 38, of Arnold, plead guilty to automobile manslaughter and was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Ronald A. Silkworth to 8 years in prison.


Baltimore police officer accidentally shoots herself in the leg

An off-duty Baltimore police officer accidentally shot herself in the leg Wednesday in the Glen Oaks neighborhood, according to police. The officer, whom police did not identify, was injured around 10:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of E. Northern Parkway, police said.


Annapolis Snowstorm: Track Plowing, Get Cars Off Emergency Routes

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The National Weather Service predicts the Annapolis area will receive 4 to 6 inches of snow plus sleet by Wednesday night, so city officials are asking residents to get their vehicles off emergency snow routes. City parking garages will be open at no charge after 7 p.m. Tuesday so re


Teen wanted in Arundel Mills mall shooting taken into custody

HANOVER, Md. (ABC7) — The teenager wanted inlast weekend’s shooting at Arundel Mills mall has been arrested. Anne Arundel County police said Tuesday that 16-year-old Jamari Marquese Hammond, of Severn, was located and taken into custody.


205 Car Crashes, 138 Disabled Vehicles Reported Across Maryland

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– State officials have reported 205 crashes across the state, 138 disabled or unattended vehicles, and have answered 578 calls for service from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Two Newark residents killed in Maryland crash

Two Newark residents were killed Tuesday when their car veered off a road near Elkton, Md., and crashed into a tree, according to Maryland State Police. MSP officials identified the victims as Kaitlyn N. Lewis, 19, and Malik J. Chambers, 28, and reported that paramedics pronounced them dead at the c


Maryland bill would prohibit using DNA databases to solve crime

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving.