Weather

Record-breaking rainfall recorded in Mid-Atlantic states

BALTIMORE, MD—Monday’s heavy rains caused several records to fall according to the National Weather Service. At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 2.39″ fell on Monday, beating the previous record of 1.15″ set in 1934. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport recorded 2.74″, beating the previous record of 1.19″ set in 1967. Dulles International Airport recorded 1.38″, beating the previous record of …


Crime, Police/Fire

White Marsh bank robber pleads guilty to robbing 9 banks over 4 months

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A 52-year-old man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to robbing nine banks over four months, including financial institutions located on Campbell Boulevard and Honeygo Boulevard in White Marsh. Fletcher M. Dorsett, Jr. has pleaded guilty to bank robbery charges in connection with nine bank robberies and attempted robberies committed while on escape status from a halfway house and after his …


Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia announce agreement to spur offshore wind development

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The governors of Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia on Thursday announced a three-state collaboration to advance offshore wind projects in the region and promote the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States as a hub for offshore wind energy and industry. The creation of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources (SMART-POWER) provides a framework for …

Governors of Maryland, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia announce partnership with Rockefeller Foundation for 3 million rapid antigen tests

UPDATE: Additional states have now joined the interstate compact – details here. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with The Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care …

Attorneys General Frosh, Herring, Racine file notice of intent to sue EPA

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joined by the Attorneys General of Virginia and the District of Columbia, on Monday filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop and implement plans to achieve 2025 Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. Under the Clean Water Act, …

Governor Hogan acts to address COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes, gives update on unemployment website [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced an expanded testing strategy and aggressive new actions to address outbreaks of COVID-19 at poultry processing plants and nursing homes in Maryland. As Maryland continues to plan for the recovery phase, the state will target and isolate outbreaks and clusters of cases, redouble attention and resources on hotspot areas, and increase mitigation efforts …

Smoke from controlled burn in Virginia visible in Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Local 911 centers were overwhelmed with calls on Sunday from residents who reported seeing smoke plumes in portions of Baltimore County. The Baltimore County Fire Department says the smoke plumes are the results of a controlled burn that is taking place in Virginia. The burn is taking place in Prince William, Fauquier, and Stafford Counties and is showing up …

State trooper arrests police impersonator attempting to make traffic stop on I-695

UPDATE: Maryland State Police urge anyone who may have been pulled over by this impersonator to contact police at 410-780-2700. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland State Police arrested a police impersonator attempting to conduct a traffic stop on I-695 on Saturday night. The suspect has been identified as Timothy Ervin Trivett, 54, of Yorktown, Virginia. Trivett was …