Business, Health, Politics

Governor Hogan nominates Dennis R. Schrader as Secretary of Maryland Department of Health

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced the nomination of Dennis R. Schrader as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health. Schrader has served as the Acting Secretary since December 2020, replacing Robert R. Neall, who retired. Schrader previously served as Acting Health Secretary of the Department in 2017 and as Deputy Secretary for Healthcare Financing and Chief Operating Officer from …


Events, Police/Fire, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces added safety measures ahead of 2020 election

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday updated Marylanders on the security of the 2020 election and encouraged residents and county officials to report any efforts to intimidate or misinform voters. Governor Hogan was joined by U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur, FBI Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow W. Jones III, Special Agent …


Seven Courts man sentenced to more than 33 years in prison on child pornography charges

CARNEY, MD—U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher on Friday sentenced Thomas Michael Mannion, Jr., 46, of Carney/Nottingham, to 400 months in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for two counts of production of child pornography. Mannion previously admitted to engaging in sexually explicit conduct with two minor victims. Judge Gallagher also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Mannion …

AG Frosh: Rosedale man among 15 indicted on drug distribution, sex trafficking

ROSEDALE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced the indictments of 15 members of a gang, including a Rosedale man, on multiple charges including participation in a gang, possession with intent to distribute heroin/fentanyl, cocaine, and MDMA, distribution of controlled dangerous substances, and CDS possession and conspiracy in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. The leaders …

Nineteen years after 9/11 terrorist attacks, TSA remains focused on evolving challenges

WASHINGTON, DC—The Transportation Security Administration hosted a 9/11 commemoration event on Friday morning at the agency’s headquarters in Arlington, Va., to mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, remember the victims, and honor their families. “September 11th was a traumatic day and a tragedy that continues to be felt by all Americans, including many TSA employees who …

Towson man sentenced to 12 years for distributing drugs from Parkville apartment

PARKVILLE, MD—U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III, on Tuesday sentenced Deandre Laquan Jones, a/k/a “Cuz,” 27, of Towson, to 12 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute drugs near a school, and to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. …

Nearly 40 Maryland companies, universities working on COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostic tests

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday commended the nearly 40 Maryland life sciences companies that are working on developing and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, improving diagnostic tests, and providing clinical research and technological support to ensure safe and effective health care delivery. The University System of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University have also dedicated millions of dollars toward research, …

Frosh joins suit seeking nationwide injunction against new visa rules for international students

UPDATE: The Trump administration has reversed course and rescinded this rule. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop a new federal rule that would bar international students from studying in the United States. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court …