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GasBuddy: 9% of Maryland gas stations without fuel

UPDATE 2: Colonial Pipeline has initiated a restart of pipeline operations. UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan has authorized emergency measures to address the Colonial Pipeline incident. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The effects of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack are beginning to be felt in Maryland. GasBuddy reports that, as of Wednesday afternoon, 9% of gas stations in the state are …


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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 …


Man who robbed Nottingham bank sentenced to more than 12 years in prison

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A man who robbed a Nottingham bank will spend more than 12 years behind bars. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell sentenced Fletcher Dorsett, 53, of Salisbury, to 150 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a series of nine bank robberies and attempted robberies. Dorsett continued to commit robberies while on escape status …

Perry Hall financial advisor facing federal charges after stealing client’s life savings

PERRY HALL, MD—A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging a Perry Hall financial adviser with a federal wire fraud charge and with aggravated identity theft in connection with a fraud scheme in which he embezzled more than $1 million from a client’s retirement account. The criminal complaint against 42-year-old Eddy Blizzard was filed on April 14, 2021 and unsealed …

Rosedale resident, former Executive Director of Maryland Center for Adult Training, sentenced to two years in prison on tax-related charges

ROSEDALE, MD—A Rosedale resident has been sentenced to prison on tax-related charges. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on Thursday sentenced Roslyn Wedington, 50, to two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on the federal charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and for five counts of filing false tax returns. Judge Chasanow also …

Baltimore County launches 2021 comprehensive Public Safety Data Dashboard

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday released a new comprehensive 2021 Public Safety Data Dashboard, where residents can view detailed information about crime. “Data-driven policing is an important tool in keeping our communities safe, helping to identify emerging trends and preventing crime,” said Olszewski. “This new dashboard represents another important step forward in creating a culture of …

Former BPD Gun Trace Task Force member from Nottingham sentenced to 14 months in prison

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A former Baltimore Police Department officer who was part of the Gun Trace Task Force was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. A U.S. District Judge sentenced Victor Rivera, 48, of Nottingham, to 14 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for making false statements to a federal law enforcement officer in connection with a scheme …

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 …