Events, Police/Fire

Maryland state flag lowered to half-staff on Friday for Fallen Heroes Day

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland state flag will fly at half-staff on Friday, May 6, 2022. Governor Hogan ordered the flag to be lowered from sunrise to sunset. Friday marks Maryland’s Fallen Heroes Day. The day honors police, firefighters, and emergency medical/rescue personnel who have died in the line of duty during the last year. There will be a ceremony at the …


Crime, Police/Fire

Essex homicide suspect arrested in Baltimore City following brief pursuit

ESSEX, MD—A man wanted in connection with a homicide in Essex was arrested in Baltimore City over the weekend following a brief pursuit. At just before 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Baltimore County detectives attempted to stop 29-year-old homicide suspect, Tavon Howard, as he was driving along South Conkling Street in Baltimore City. Howard was wanted in connection with homicide that …


Rosedale man, three others facing federal indictment for three kidnappings, attempted robberies

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury returned an indictment late Thursday charging four Baltimore area men with federal charges for: kidnapping and robbery conspiracies; kidnapping; carjacking; using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and attempted robberies of businesses. The following individuals are charged in the indictment: Dennis Allen Hairston, 32, of Windsor Mill, …

Body found on I-95 identified as mother of 3-year-old girl who died in fatal Baltimore fire

NORTH EAST, MD—Maryland State Police investigators have positively identified a body found on Interstate 95 as the mother of a child who died in a fatal fire in Baltimore City. The woman has been identified as Danielle Shanae Parnell, 30, of Baltimore. Parnell was found dead on I-95 on April 12 in Cecil County. Investigators are awaiting results of an …

Orioles announce Opening Day events, celebrations

BALTIMORE, MD—The Baltimore Orioles have have announced plans to welcome fans back to the ballpark to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards during the club’s home opener on Monday, April 11, at 3:05 p.m. ET against the Milwaukee Brewers. Festivities will begin at 2:25 p.m. ET with a special pre-game ceremony emceed by Orioles broadcaster Rob …

Parkvile men facing federal indictment for charges related to illegal trafficking of ‘ghost guns’

BALTIMORE, MD—Four Baltimore County residents are facing federal charges for illegally trafficking guns. A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging four men with conspiracy and with engaging in the business of dealing firearms without a license, including privately-made firearms. Charged in the superseding indictment are: Tyjae Bladen, 21, of Parkville; Brian Brownell, a/k/a “Cole,” 31, of Dundalk; …

Governor Hogan announces supplemental budget for new public safety facilities, expanded cyber readiness, infrastructure and public health investments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that he has submitted a $2.8 billion supplemental budget to the General Assembly that makes key investments in some of his administration’s core priorities, including support for police and public safety, an expanded cyber readiness and workforce initiative, and critical infrastructure and public health investments. This supplemental budget also funds top priorities for …

Governor Hogan announces $291.7M supplemental budget with health care services provider rate increases, support for child care providers and facilities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has submitted a $291.7 million supplemental budget to the Maryland General Assembly with substantial provider rate increases for health care and disability services providers, and additional resources to support child care providers and facilities. “Every day, we are inspired by the commitment of our health care and child care providers, and these investments will help further …