Events, Traffic

Maryland Transportation Authority to host Chesapeake Bay Crossing Tier 2 NEPA Study open houses in September

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority will host three Open House events in September for the Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study: Tier 2 National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Study, which was announced by Governor Larry Hogan on June 10, 2022. The launch of the Tier 2 NEPA Study follows completion of the Tier 1 NEPA Study in April and continues efforts to …


Crime, Politics

Maryland Delegate Impallaria charged with theft, related crimes for misuse of state funds

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard, III this week announced that criminal charges have been filed in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, charging Richard K. Impallaria, Maryland State Delegate representing District 7, with multiple counts of misconduct in office, theft, and embezzlement. The charging documents allege that Del. Impallaria facilitated rental payments from the General Assembly to …


Governor Hogan announces $10 million in grants to combat opioid epidemic in Maryland, expand access to treatment

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) on Tuesday announced $10 million in block and competitive grant awards to help support programs around the state to address the opioid crisis. The grant funding, which will be distributed between July 2022 and June 2023, will be used to support prevention & education, enforcement & public safety, and …

MSAC awards $65,000 in folklife apprenticeships

BALTIMORE, MD—MSAC’s traditional arts program, Maryland Traditions, has awarded $65,000 to artists in the state through the Folklife Apprenticeship grant. The funding supports the sharing of traditional arts skills from a master artist to an apprentice artist during a one-year teaching period. Thirteen grants of $5,000 each have been awarded for the 2022-2023 granting period to the teams listed below, …

Maryland State Police to target impaired, aggressive, distracted drivers over Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and to avoid impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving. In preparation for the expected high volume of traffic and the potential for many more impaired drivers than on a typical weekend, troopers will be out in force …

Governor Hogan announces supplemental budget for new public safety facilities, expanded cyber readiness, infrastructure and public health investments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that he has submitted a $2.8 billion supplemental budget to the General Assembly that makes key investments in some of his administration’s core priorities, including support for police and public safety, an expanded cyber readiness and workforce initiative, and critical infrastructure and public health investments. This supplemental budget also funds top priorities for …

Five indicted following seizure of drugs that were to be distributed throughout Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday the indictments of five defendants for multiple charges including participation in a criminal organization, conspiracy to distribute drugs, possession with intent to distribute, and firearm-related counts. He also announced the seizure of a large quantity of fentanyl and other controlled dangerous substances that would have been distributed in Baltimore County, Baltimore …

Governor Hogan: 10 hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites to open next week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday toured the location of a new, state-run COVID-19 testing site at UM Laurel Medical Center and announced the locations for nine additional hospital-based testing sites that will open by the end of next week. The new sites will help to meet rising demand for testing and divert people away from visiting hospital emergency rooms …