Events, Police/Fire, Politics

Governor Hogan declares state of emergency for Presidential Inauguration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation (below) declaring a state of emergency related to the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. This executive action will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states. The governor has also asked the White House for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to reimburse state …


Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

FBI offering $50,000 reward for info on DC pipe bomb suspect

WASHINGTON, DC—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the placement of suspected pipe bombs in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. At approximately 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, multiple law enforcement agencies received reports of a suspected pipe bomb …


FBI seeks to identify violent agitators involved in Washington D.C. unrest, Governor Hogan to hold press conference

WASHINGTON, DC—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating Wednesday’s civil unrest in Washington D.C. A group of protestors breached the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was in session to certify the 2020 presidential elections results. At least 4 people are dead and 52 individuals were arrested.  Fourteen police officers were also injured in the disturbance. The Maryland Emergency Management …

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 …

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

UPDATE: Fletcher Dorsett has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. Original story below… —— 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 …

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, …

Gov. Hogan declares Maryland state government closure for funeral of President George H.W. Bush

Governor Larry Hogan on Monday declared that Maryland state government agencies and offices would be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, as a mark of respect for President George H.W. Bush’s lifetime of service. “Today, I ask that you take time to remember and honor the immeasurable contributions of President George H.W. Bush and his legacy of principled leadership, decency, …