Man sentenced to 10 years for armed robbery of Baltimore County cell phone stores

BALTIMORE, MD—A man from Baltimore has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for an armed robbery that took place in January 2020, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Maryland District. The sentencing will also include three years of supervised release for Marvin Benjamin Sparrow, 32, of Baltimore. According to his guilty plea, Sparrow was part of a […]

Maryland casinos generate $173.2 million in gaming revenue during May

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $173,152,961 in revenue from slot machines and table games during May 2024, the ninth-best single-month total in the history of the state’s casino program and an increase of $3,751,595 (2.2%) compared to May 2023. Casino gaming contributions to the state during May 2024 totaled $74,449,247, an increase of $3,617,661 (5.1%) compared to May […]

Baltimore woman indicted for operating sex trafficking ring throughout Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore woman has been indicted on charges of running a sex trafficking ring throughout the state of Maryland. Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Monday announced that Kenika Danielle Leach, 33, of Baltimore, has been indicted by a Washington County grand jury in a 135-count indictment. The charges stem from a two-year multi-agency investigation led by the Attorney […]

State Highway Administration to install new pollinator sites, demonstration gardens

BALTIMORE, MD—As part of an effort to increase public awareness of the importance of pollinators and their habitat, the Maryland State Highway Administration is expanding its commitment to provide habitat for these beneficial insects and birds. SHA has installed several new pollinator sites in a number of locations across the state that attract pollinators and serve as educational tools for […]

Maryland State Police to crack down on impaired, aggressive driving over Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police have announced that they will be increasing enforcement efforts on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving over the Memorial Day weekend. The State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team—a specialized unit trained to identify impaired drivers—will also work to reduce alcohol-related injuries and fatalities. SPIDRE is funded by a grant from the MDOT MVA Highway Safety […]

Maryland State Board, MSDE honor 2024-2025 Teachers of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, the Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education held a special recognition ceremony for the 2024-2025 Teachers of the Year at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building. Each of the state’s 24 school systems selects a Teacher of the Year who exemplifies outstanding work as an educator. “So many Marylanders owe their […]