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Governor Moore launches new workforce development programs for Maryland’s public sector, hospitality industry during National Apprenticeship Week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week launched new workforce development programs in the public sector and hospitality industry during the Maryland Department of Labor’s third annual Maryland Apprenticeship Awards ceremony. The event, which coincides with National Apprenticeship Week, recognized 32 winners across six categories: Registered Apprentice; Youth Apprentice; Mentor, Business; Local Workforce Board; and Apprenticeship Champion, in addition to naming …


Around Maryland, Crime, Police/Fire

Middle River man, brother convicted on bribery charges related to PPE procurement during pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Monday announced the bribery convictions of James W. DiPino, 62; Paul J. DiPino, Jr., 56; and AB Medical, LLC relating to the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each defendant was convicted of bribery after pleading guilty in …


Baltimore County men plead guilty in contraband conspiracy at Jessup Correctional Institution

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Friday announced that all eleven defendants who were indicted in March 2023 for a prison contraband conspiracy operating at Jessup Correctional Institution in Anne Arundel County have pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy. The investigation was led by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Unit, the Department …

Maryland’s ‘Operation Washout’ results in 95 fugitive arrests

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, District of Maryland, and task force partners conducted a large-scale, multi-agency law enforcement operation focused on apprehending violent fugitives and wanted gang members throughout the month of May, arresting dozens of violent offenders throughout Maryland. Operation Washout – Maryland resulted in a total of 95 fugitive arrests, including 17 …

Maryland State Police to host State of Maryland Career Expo this weekend

SYKESVILLE, MD—The Maryland State Police, in partnership with other State of Maryland agencies, will host a Career Expo, set to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Maryland State Police Training Academy, located at 6852 4th Street in Sykesville. The goal of this free event is to introduce those who are interested …

Governor Moore signs service year program for high school seniors into law, legislation committed to education and public safety

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week presided over the Moore-Miller Administration’s third bill signing. The governor implemented a service year program for graduating seniors, signed investments in education, invested millions in aid to make Maryland’s communities safer, and enacted legislation to help rebuild the state government. “Leaving no one behind means delivering a world-class education to all of our children, …

Parkville, Middle River men indicted in contraband conspiracy at Jessup Correctional Institution

UPDATE: All of the defendants have pleaded guilty and have been sentenced. Original story below… BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Wednesday announced that eleven people were indicted for a prison contraband conspiracy operating at Jessup Correctional Institution in Anne Arundel County. The investigation was led by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Unit, the …

Governor Moore releases supplemental FY 2024 budget plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Wes Moore announced his supplemental FY 2024 budget plan, which includes key adjustments to his first proposed budget to account for new revenue projections. The governor’s supplemental budget targets crucial investments toward rebuilding Maryland state government, bolstering public safety, ending child poverty, creating a competitive and equitable economy, and rebuilding our infrastructure. “This administration will always …