Crime, Emergency Response

Agents seize $10K in contraband cigarettes along I-95 in White Marsh

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced on Thursday that officers from the Field Enforcement Division assisted Maryland State Police in a traffic stop on northbound Interstate 95 in Baltimore County on Tuesday night that netted 1,650 packs of contraband cigarettes valued at more than $10,000. “Day or night, my agents remain vigilant in identifying criminals who try to cheat Maryland citizens and who use Maryland …


Business, Education, Entertainment

Gov. Hogan announces $4.4 billion education lockbox proposal

Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced legislation to create a “lockbox” for education funding to ensure that all revenues from Maryland casinos go directly to funding K-12 education and improvements to the state’s public school facilities. The governor was joined by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, a longtime advocate for reforming the funding system. “Ensuring that this money is required to …


WMVFC awarded bond bill to help fund construction of new station

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company got a boost in their fundraising efforts this week. On Wednesday, WMVFC Captain Rick Blubaugh and President Kevin Palmer attended the State of Maryland Board of Public Works meeting to testify on behalf of a state bond bill that would provide funding toward the construction of their new fire station. The board, which consist …

Gov. Hogan signs Executive Order to start school after Labor Day

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday signed an Executive Order that will require Maryland’s public schools to start classes after Labor Day, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Citing the benefits of a post-Labor Day school start for families, students, teachers, and the economy, the governor made the announcement on the Ocean City Boardwalk, where he was joined …

MDTA Police intercept over 8K packs of untaxed cigarettes on I-95

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police have arrested a New Jersey man who had more than 8,000 packs of untaxed cigarettes with a retail value exceeding $51,000 in his vehicle. On Wednesday, an MDTA Police officer stopped Ronaldo R. Gracia, 42, of Newark, N.J., on northbound I-95 in Baltimore County. Gracia, who was driving a 2007 GMC Yukon, had his vehicle’s …