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Essex man arrested after attempting to rob Royal Farms store in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested a man after responding to a hold-up alarm at the Royal Farms store located in the 8800-block of Philadelphia Road (21237). At just before 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, police found Daniel Michael Mitchell, 42, of the 500-block of Franklin Avenue in Essex (21221), walking along Philadelphia Road toward Rossville Boulevard as …


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Governor Hogan releases FY 2021 supplemental budget

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday submitted a supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) that requests $10 million for emergency coronavirus preparedness expenses and funding for other important state and local initiatives. In addition, the governor’s supplemental budget further reins in general fund spending growth to 0.5%, and provides more than $90 million in general fund savings. “With this supplemental …


Middle River man pleads guilty to cocaine distribution charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Middle River man has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Rondell Ronald Hackett, Jr., 34, of Middle River, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the federal charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. At the time of his arrest, Hackett was on supervised release for a previous federal drug conviction. The guilty plea was …

Governor Hogan submits emergency legislation to advance coronavirus response

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he is introducing emergency legislation granting him the authority to transfer resources from the state’s rainy day fund for Maryland’s novel coronavirus response. The governor also announced that the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is raising its activation level to Enhanced in order to mobilize additional resources across state …

Governor Hogan celebrates installation of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman statues in Maryland State House [PHOTOS]

ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan this week joined Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson to unveil new statues of iconic Marylanders Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the Maryland State House. The governor, along with descendants of both Douglass and Tubman, attended a special joint session of the Maryland …

Governor Hogan issues statement on Federal Government’s proposed cuts to Chesapeake Bay funding

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, issued the following statement this week after the Trump administration proposed cutting funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program by 91 percent to $7.3 million: “The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure, and our administration has committed $6 billion, the most ever in history, to restoration efforts. “Maryland is leading the …

Richardson Farms 2020 Winter Craft Show begins Saturday

WHITE MARSH, MD—An annual tradition returns to White Marsh this weekend. Richardson Farms 2020 Winter Craft Show will take place this weekend. This will mark the popular event’s tenth consecutive year. The 2020 Winter Craft Show will be held on Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will feature wood working, photography, …

BCPS student leaders to be featured at national conference

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will be well represented for the Champion Our Children Forum panel at the National School Boards Association’s Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C. Four BCPS student leaders were chosen to serve on a panel at the close of the institute and share their experiences. They will be joined by Abeer Shinnawi, a BCPS social studies resource …