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 […]

Maryland State Board of Education appoints Dr. Carey Wright as next State Superintendent of Schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education voted unanimously on April 24 to appoint Dr. Carey Wright as the State Superintendent of Schools for the next four years. Wright was selected from a field of candidates that was narrowed down following a nationwide search process. “Our search yielded a candidate who brings decades of service as a teacher and systems […]

Three fatal motorcycle crashes reported in Maryland over weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police responded to three separate fatal motorcycle crashes in the state over the weekend. The crashes resulted in the deaths of motorcyclists from Alexandria, Virginia; Grasonville, Maryland; and California, Maryland, according to authorities. The first crash happened in a median on northbound Interstate 97 near Crownsville in Anne Arundel County on Sunday at about 5:30 p.m. Troopers […]

Maryland State Police to increase patrols over St. Patrick’s Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police will increase patrols over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in an effort to reduce drunk driving, officials say. According to state police, the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort team will be working this weekend to help reduce alcohol-related injuries and fatalities. The team is made up of specially trained troopers tasked with identifying impaired drivers. The […]

Rubber pieces found in Johnsonville turkey kielbasa; recall issued

BALTIMORE, MD—Approximately 35,430 pounds of Johnsonville turkey kielbasa sausage has been recalled due to the discovery of pieces of rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a press release on Friday. The recall affects 12-ounce vacuum-packed packages with a best-by date of “05/17/24” or “05/18/24,” printed on the side of the packaging. The […]

FDA recommends voluntary recall of ground cinnamon products due to elevated lead levels

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended a voluntary recall of several ground cinnamon products sold at six different retailers across the U.S. over concerns they may contain elevated levels of lead. The agency has sent a letter to all cinnamon manufacturers, processors, distributors and facility operators in the U.S., reminding them of the requirement to implement controls […]

Maryland State Police to offer free steering wheel locks to Hyundai, Kia owners this weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Amid rising vehicle thefts in the state, Maryland State Police and the Vehicle Theft Prevention Council are offering free steering wheel locks to Hyundai and Kia owners this weekend. The free locks are available to Maryland residents who own a vehicle that uses a physical key to start. To receive a lock, residents must bring their license and registration […]