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2019 Hurricane Season Forecasts: Potential Maryland Impact

MARYLAND — While the 2018 hurricane season was a lively one with storms that slammed the Carolinas and the Florida Panhandle, two early forecasts for this year call for fewer storms — good news for Maryland residents and beach-goers. The 2018 hurricane season's activity was about 120 percent of an a


Police arrest woman in Gambrills prostitution sting

During the month of April 2019, the Anne Arundel County Police Department received complaints regarding possible prostitution activity occurring in the 2300 block of Mt. Tabor Road, Gambrills. The Vice Unit and Western District Tactical Patrol Unit detectives conducted an investigation and located a


Maryland’s Only Black-Owned Movie Theater Is Drawing Crowds From Across The Country

When Anthony Fykes and Robert Wright met, they immediately connected through their love for movies. But the pair never imagined that a shared passion for cinema would lead them to open their own theater together.


Anne Arundel County Easter Egg Hunts: Weekend Of April 20

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Easter is nearly here, but kids still have multiple chances to hunt for colorful, candy-stuffed eggs. Luckily, Patch readers have shared details for events they're involved in, while the folks at Easter Egg Hunts also have ideas.


A Maryland Judge Is Under Fire After She Denied Tyrique Hudson A Peace Order; He Was Later Killed

GLEN BURNIE, Md, (WJZ) — A district court judge is under the microscope this week after a decision to reject a peace order. More than 5,000 people have signed a petition to remove the judge who denied Tyrique Hudson a protective order against his neighbor in February. That neighbor was charged in Hu


Crash in Manchester kills Salisbury woman, 23, Maryland State Police say

A crash in Manchester killed a 23-year-old Salisbury woman early Saturday morning, Maryland State Police say. Troopers responded to a report at about 1:20 a.m. of a single-vehicle collision on Hanover Pike south of Cape Horn Road, according to a state police news release. Taylor L. Smith was pronoun


Double-homicide suspect who fled to Mexico extradited to Anne Arundel County, charged

The man charged in the shooting deaths of two Glen Burnie men in March, who fled for Mexico, was brought back to Anne Arundel County Wednesday. Anne Arundel County police’s Fugitive Apprehension team retrieved the man from Texas, where he had been in the custody of U.S. Marshal’s Service after waivi


Appeals court denies new trial for alleged MS-13 gang member

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s highest court has rejected the appeal of an alleged MS-13 gang member sentenced to 11 years in prison after the stabbing of a former gang member.


Anne Arundel County schools to close on Rosh Hashanah, extend year by one day

Dana Schallheim wept with joy when her colleagues on the Board of Education voted to make Rosh Hashanah 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 off


5 New Foreclosures In The Bowie Area

BOWIE, MD — Do you feel like affordable houses are hard to find in your community? No harm in checking out the foreclosed properties on the market. They could be just the thing!


Maryland court won't reconsider denial of new 'Serial' trial

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's highest court won't reconsider its rejection of a new trial for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial" and an HBO documentary series.


Royal Farms Store Robbed At Gunpoint: Police

EDGEWATER, MD —A Royal Farms store at 301 Londontown Road in Edgewater has held up by a man with a gun early Friday, Anne Arundel County Police say. The robbery was reported just after 3 a.m.


Man shot in leg in northwest Baltimore, police say

A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg Friday evening in northwest Baltimore, police said. Officers were called just before 7:30 p.m. to the 4900 block of Reisterstown Road, in the city’s Lucille Park neighborhood, to investigate reports of gunfire. A short time later, they were dispatched to a hospi


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Flagger shot and killed in DC after asking couple to avoid fresh pavement, police say

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Police are investigating after a man working as a flagger for a paving company was shot and killed on Wednesday. According to FOX 5, Barry Holmes reportedly asked a man and woman, who were pushing an empty stroller, not to walk on the wet pavement.


Tornado canceled in Maryland

Maryland was under an elevated risk for severe storms Friday, and a tornado watch was canceled early. The tornado watch was canceled shortly before 10 p.m. Several rounds of severe storms moved through the state. The first batch of strong storms and heavy rain moved north of the Baltimore Metro befo


Fire On Waterloo Road Spread To Roof: Officials

JESSUP, MD — There was a fire at a building in Jessup Friday night, according to Howard County fire and rescue officials. The fire was under control around 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19.


Maryland Weather: Tornado Watch In Effect

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Maryland. Severe weather is expected Friday afternoon into the evening. A flash flood watch is also in effect. The tornado watch is in effect until midnight for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard,


3 New Foreclosed Homes In The Ellicott City Area

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — Don't want to break the bank, but still looking for a house nearby? Why not look at foreclosed properties in the area? You might just find your dream home in the rough!


Upper Marlboro: 5 Local Foreclosures Up For Sale

UPPER MARLBORO, MD — Don't want to break the bank, but still looking to buy a home nearby? Don't rule out the foreclosed properties on the market. You could very well find something really special!