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Groundhog Day 2023: Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA—Who’s ready for six more weeks of winter? On Thursday morning, February 2, 2023, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow and predicted that there would be six more weeks of winter. The popular Groundhog Day tradition, which is celebrated in the United States and in Canada, derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its …


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Director of Towson pain management clinic sentenced for conspiracy to distribute, dispense oxycodone

BALTIMORE, MD—The director of a Towson pain management clinic has been sentenced for conspiracy to distribute and dispense oxycodone. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III on Tuesday sentenced Norman Rosen, 84, of Towson, to four months of home detention as part of 18 months of probation, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and dispense …


Maryland sex offender sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexual exploitation of two minor girls to produce child pornography

BALTIMORE, MD—A Maryland man has been sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for the sexual exploitation of two minor girls to produce child pornography. Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar on Tuesday sentenced Dennis James Harrison, 40, of Rocky Ridge, to 45 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for the sexual exploitation of children to …

State record smooth dogfish caught in Atlantic Ocean

OCEAN CITY, MD—Another state fishing record has been set. Fay Gaster of Reading, Pennsylvania has been officially recognized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as the new state record holder for the Atlantic Division with an 18-pound smooth dogfish she caught off the coast of Ocean City on October 22nd. Gaster, a frequent vacationer to Ocean City, booked a …

Baltimore County man charged for possessing coyote, man charged with poaching at Gunpowder Falls State Park

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Natural Resources Police have charged a Baltimore County man for possessing a coyote and charged another man with poaching fish in Gunpowder Falls State Park. Authorities say a Baltimore County man was charged for possessing a coyote that was brought from Pennsylvania into Maryland. In early July, NRP was informed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission that Steven Keil …

Edgewood man arrested following mass stabbing that left 2 dead in York County, Pa.

EDGEWOOD, MD—An Edgewood man is in police custody following a Monday evening mass stabbing in York County, Pennsylvania. At just after 7:15 p.m. on August 22, Pennsylvania State Police responded to a reported stabbing that occurred at a residence on Firebox Court in Hopewell Township. Emergency responders entered the residence to find a total of four victims. Christine Fousek, 34, …

OPERATION WASHOUT: Joint law enforcement effort leads to over 100 arrests in Baltimore area [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday provided an update alongside the U.S. Marshals Service on a large-scale, multi-agency law enforcement operation focused on apprehending violent fugitives and wanted gang members during the first two weeks of February, leading to dozens of arrests throughout the Baltimore area. The governor also urged the Maryland General Assembly to pass his emergency crime bills, …

Groundhog Day 2022: Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA—It’s official.  At 7:25 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow and predicted that there would be six more weeks of winter. The popular Groundhog Day tradition, which is celebrated in the United States and in Canada, derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees …