ICE arrests MS-13 gang member convicted of accessory to murder in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Baltimore apprehended a Salvadoran noncitizen who was convicted in 2023 of accessory to first-degree murder after the fact in Montgomery County. Deportation officers from ERO Baltimore’s Fugitive Operations Team arrested the 30-year-old MS-13 gang member on January 29 near his residence in Silver Spring. “This unlawfully present Salvadoran gang member’s presence in the United […]

Former Maryland social media influencer sentenced to 3 years in prison for scheming to obtain over $1.2 million in COVID-19 CARES Act loans

GREENBELT, MD—A Maryland man has been sentenced to prison in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $1.2 million in federal relief loans. U.S. District Judge Deborah L. Boardman has sentenced Denish Sahadevan, a/k/a “Danny Devan,” 32, of Potomac, to three years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud, aggravated identity theft […]

2.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Maryland

ROCKVILLE, MD—An earthquake rattled the state of Maryland overnight. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the 2.3-magnitude quake struck approximately 3 km west of Rockville at a depth of about 15 km at 12:51 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. There have been no reports of any damage, but USGS has received over 1,000 reports from residents who felt […]

Governor Moore announces $25.5 million for bicycle, pedestrian projects across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced $25.5 million in grants for 40 bicycle, pedestrian and trail projects across Maryland. The Fiscal Year 2024 grants include $20.8 million in federal funding for 22 projects through the Transportation Alternatives Program and the Recreational Trails Program, and $4.7 million in state funding for 18 projects through the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Kim […]

State Highway Administration to begin installation of new sidewalk ramps, bus shelter on Eastern Avenue on Tuesday

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin a project to install Americans with Disabilities Act compliant concrete sidewalk ramps and a concrete bus pad shelter along eastbound MD 150 (Eastern Avenue) between Tidewater Lane and Biscayne Bay Boulevard near Chase on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. The project should be complete in early August, weather permitting. Drivers […]

Four Marylanders indicted for filing over $900K in fraudulent COVID-19 unemployment claims

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced the indictments of Cindy Boadu, Kelvin Boadu, Kwame Boadu, all residents of Rockville, and Leslie Awulley Quaye of Taneytown, for their involvement in filing fraudulent unemployment insurance claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cindy Boadu, Kelvin Boadu, and Kwame Boadu are each charged with theft scheme over $100,000, conspiracy to commit […]

Huge winning lottery tickets sold in Overlea, Windsor Mill, and Rockville

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Lady Luck made the last day of May one to remember for three Maryland Lottery players. Tickets sold in Overlea, Windsor Mill, and Rockville created big winners in FAST PLAY, Powerball, and Bonus Match 5. The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky players with these winning tickets: A $277,886 progressive jackpot-winning FAST PLAY ticket was sold from the […]

Governor Moore announces $2.7 million in financial support for six small, minority, and veteran-owned Maryland businesses

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore and the Maryland Department of Commerce this week announced that six small, minority, and veteran-owned businesses have been approved for a total of nearly $2.7 million in financial assistance to support business growth in Maryland. The funding comes in the forms of loans and lines of credit through two state programs—the Military Personnel and Veteran-owned Small […]