Parachuting Joro spider spotted in Maryland, spreading throughout East Coast [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—An invasive species of spider that’s spreading throughout the East Coast has been spotted in Maryland. Joro spiders are native to Japan and Asian countries  but have been spotted in states along the East Coast. Sightings of these critters have recently been confirmed in Maryland as well. The Joro spider first appeared in Georgia around 2013 and new research […]

Delegates call for local law enforcement to cooperate with ICE in response to border crisis

The following is an editorial piece from Delegate Kathy Szeliga and Delegate Matt Morgan. Due to the massive influx of illegal immigrants caused by President Biden’s open border policies, communities around the country have become increasingly unsafe. Just recently, a Venezuelan migrant who crossed the southern border illegally killed 22-year-old Georgia college student Laken Riley while she was out for […]

Parachuting Joro spiders expected to spread throughout East Coast [VIDEO]

NOTTINGHAM, MD—An invasive species of spider that has spread throughout the Southeast in recent years may soon take aim at the entire East Coast, according to a new study. The Joro spider first appeared in Georgia around 2013 and new research from the University of Georgia suggests the invasive arachnids could spread through most of the Eastern Seaboard. Joros don’t […]

Nigerian national sentenced to over four years in prison for conspiring with Middle River man to commit identity theft, mail fraud

BALTIMORE, MD—A Nigerian national has been sentenced to prison for his part in a Maryland identity theft and mail fraud conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake has sentenced Samson A. Oguntuyi, 29, of Atlanta, Georgia, to 54 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and mail fraud, bank fraud, […]

Harford County letter carrier sentenced to six years in prison for bank, mail fraud conspiracy

UPDATE: Johnson B. Ogunlana’s co-conspirator has been sentenced to over four year in prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Maryland mail carrier has been sentenced to six years in prison after committing identity theft and stealing over $565,000 in checks. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Johnson B. Ogunlana, 25, of Middle River, to six years in federal […]

Final defendant sentenced to 10 years in prison for charges related to series of Baltimore County residential burglaries

BALTIMORE, MD—A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a series of residential burglaries in Maryland and Georgia. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Demar A. Brown, of Paterson, New Jersey and Winston-Salem, North Carolina to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy and for transportation of […]

BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams issues statement regarding recent civil unrest

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Monday issued the following statement to the BCPS community regarding recent civil unrest in local communities: “Weekly, I have been sending messages updating you on our COVID-19 response including our Continuity of Learning Plan, but this message is different and honestly, it is urgent. This communication is sent to […]

Three men facing federal indictment on charges related to series of Baltimore County burglaries

BALTIMORE, MD – A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Demar A. Brown, 34, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Jashon C. Fields, 33, of Atlanta, Georgia; and Kamar O. Beckles, 33 of Teaneck, New Jersey, on charges of conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property, related to a series of burglaries in Baltimore County. According to the four-count indictment, from at […]