Events, Politics

Governor Hogan calls on Senators Cardin, Van Hollen to support Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the nation prepares to honor Veterans Day, Governor Larry Hogan this week urged U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen to support bipartisan legislation to authorize the construction of a Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial on the National Mall. A majority of U.S. Senators—including more than a dozen Senate Democrats—have agreed to co-sponsor this legislation. “Since …


Events, Police/Fire

U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday for National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

WASHINGTON, DC—All U.S. flags will be flown at half-staff on Saturday in recognition of the 40th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which will be held at the U.S. Capitol. No flag may fly higher than the American flag.  The annual event is being held as part of National Police Week. The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which is sponsored by …


Bird illness reports decrease, DNR lifts recommendation to stop feeding

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As of mid-August, reports of a strange illness affecting many local birds have decreased in many jurisdictions. On Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources lifted its previous recommendation to stop feeding birds. In late May, wildlife managers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and other states began receiving reports of sick and dying birds. Several …

Wildlife officials investigating mysterious bird illness in Maryland, Virginia, DC

UPDATE: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is lifting its previous recommendation to cease feeding birds. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Wildlife officials in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. are investigating a mysterious illness that has been affecting local birds. In late May, wildlife managers in the tri-state area (and West Virginia) began receiving reports of sick and dying birds …

EPA waives volatility requirements in Maryland in response to Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack, shutdown

UPDATE: Some gas stations in southern Maryland and a few stations in the Pikesville area of Baltimore County are now out of gas. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Environmental Protection Agency is temporarily lifting some environmental restrictions as a ransomware attack threatens the gasoline supply chain in the southeastern U.S. The EPA said it was waiving volatility requirements governing …

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 …

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 …