Crime, Politics

Former Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Service facing federal, state charges for allegedly fraudulently obtaining over $276,731 from employer, and state felony violations of the Maryland Wiretap Statute

BALTIMORE, MD—As a result of a collaborative investigation, a federal grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment, and a state criminal information has been filed, charging Roy C. McGrath, 52, of Naples, Florida, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining funds from Maryland Environmental Service corporation. The criminal information also alleges that McGrath illegally recorded private conversations with senior Maryland state officials. McGrath …


Business, Family, Politics, Sci-Tech

Attorney General Frosh calls on federal regulators to act on child car seat safety

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a 17-state coalition calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to take stronger measures to protect children while traveling in car seats. NHTSA is the federal agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that regulates child car seats. In a letter sent to NHTSA and the Department of …


Baltimore County police officer receives Public Service Award from NHTSA

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week announced recipients of the 2021 NHTSA Public Service Awards. During the virtual event, Baltimore County Police Officer Frank Enko was presented with the Lifesavers Award. The award recognizes and honors individuals and organizations for achievements in the field of traffic safety. During his career with the Baltimore …

Governor Hogan commemorates victims of drunk driving crashes

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday joined state officials and more than 100 family members and friends of victims of impaired driving crashes for the 16th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony. Maryland Remembers honors the lives and legacies of Marylanders who have been killed in impaired driving crashes. During the ceremony, Governor Hogan presented the Kevin Quinlan Award to retired Maryland …

First responders, highway workers recognize National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

BALTIMORE, MD—In support of Governor Larry Hogan declaring November 10—16 as Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), MDTA Police, and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) are joining with partners statewide to recognize this national observance. “Every one of us plays a part when it comes to managing traffic incidents,” said MDTA …

Hogan administration debuts pilot program to test alcohol detection technology

OCEAN CITY, MD – Governor Larry Hogan joined Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials on Thursday to launch Driven to Protect, a public-private partnership between the state and proponents of a new breath alcohol detection system that could help keep impaired drivers off the road. The governor attended a demonstration of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety along with …