Two $1 million Powerball tickets sold at same Maryland 7-Eleven, jackpot rolls to $1.09 billion

UPDATE: One lucky couple has claimed BOTH winning $1 million tickets. Original story below… BALTIMORE, MD—The April Fools’ Day Powerball drawing has resulted in two winning $1 million tickets being sold at the same 7-Eleven location in Annapolis. The two tickets, along with four other third-tier prizes valued at $50,000 each, were sold at retailers in Elkton, Frederick, Hyattsville, and […]

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 […]

Maryland boards to review Blueprint implementation progress

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education and the Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) will jointly hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, to review the progress of the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. The joint session will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 12:30 p.m., after which the State Board will continue its […]