Around Maryland, Events, Police/Fire

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 …


Around Maryland, Education, Events

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 …


Wildfires set Maryland ablaze: 199 incidents in 2023

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Forest Service has released new data that shows a significant increase in the number of wildfires in the state in recent years. According to the Annual Wildland Fire Report, 199 wildfires were recorded in Maryland in 2023, burning a total of 4,483 acres of land. This is higher than the 10-year average of 127.8 wildfires per year …

Maryland launches $10M grant program for small businesses

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced grants of up to $50,000 to help small businesses expand or open in designated areas. The grants are part of the state’s Project Restore 2.0 and Business Boost grant programs. “When storefronts close down, our entire state feels it,” said Governor Moore. “Now is the time to work in partnership with the private …

Maryland State Police remind citizens to verify credentials when using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler services

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police officials are reminding residents to use caution and verify credentials when using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services in Maryland. More commonly, Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services post signs and advertisements, meant to entice citizens to purchase and/or sell automotive goods, ranging from used cars, RV’s/campers, trailers, to scrap …

Maryland State Police reminding motorists not to drive impaired this Super Bowl weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and Maryland State Police are reminding motorists to enjoy the game, and avoid aggressive, distracted or impaired driving, when going to or leaving their destination. State troopers from all 23 Maryland State Police barracks, including the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team, will be focusing on aggressive, distracted, or …

Health alert issued for chicken pilaf products sold at Trader Joe’s due to presence of small rocks

WASHINGTON—The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert due to concerns of a frozen ready-to-eat chicken pilaf product that may be contaminated with foreign material, specifically rocks. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because the product …

Governor Wes Moore delivers 2024 State of the State address [VIDEO, FULL TEXT]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Wes Moore delivered his second State of the State address in the House Chamber of the Maryland State House. Governor Moore spoke before the Maryland General Assembly about how moving together in partnership will create progress and realize Maryland’s promise. Video from the address can be viewed below along with the full text: Governor Moore’s State …