Baltimore woman indicted for operating sex trafficking ring throughout Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore woman has been indicted on charges of running a sex trafficking ring throughout the state of Maryland. Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Monday announced that Kenika Danielle Leach, 33, of Baltimore, has been indicted by a Washington County grand jury in a 135-count indictment. The charges stem from a two-year multi-agency investigation led by the Attorney […]

Maryland State Police to crack down on impaired, aggressive driving over Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police have announced that they will be increasing enforcement efforts on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving over the Memorial Day weekend. The State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team—a specialized unit trained to identify impaired drivers—will also work to reduce alcohol-related injuries and fatalities. SPIDRE is funded by a grant from the MDOT MVA Highway Safety […]

Authorities identify sixth victim recovered following Key Bridge collapse

BALTIMORE, MD—Salvage teams at the site of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse located the sixth and final victim and promptly notified the Maryland Department of State Police. Maryland State Police investigators along with officers from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police and the FBI responded to the scene and recovered the body of a sixth construction worker. The victim is […]

Body of fifth victim recovered following Key Bridge collapse

BALTIMORE, MD—Crews recovered the body of another missing victim at the Key Bridge incident site on May 1, 2024. The victim has been identified as Miguel Angel Luna Gonzalez, 49, of Glen Burnie. On Wednesday, salvage teams located one of the missing construction vehicles and promptly notified Maryland State Police. MSP investigators along with officers from the Maryland Transportation Authority […]

Golden Ring Barrack officer named 2023 Trooper of the Year

TIMONIUM, MD—Maryland Department of State Police Superintendent Colonel Roland L. Butler, Jr., on Tuesday presented awards for outstanding service and recognized employees of the year for the Department, including the announcement of the statewide Trooper, Non-Commissioned Officer, Emergency Dispatcher Supervisor, Emergency Dispatcher and Civilian Employee of the Year for 2023. During a ceremony that recognized members of the Maryland State […]

Body of fourth missing construction worker recovered from site of Key Bridge collapse

BALTIMORE, MD—Workers have recovered the body of a fourth missing victim at the Key Bridge collapse site. At the request of the family, officials are not disclosing the victim’s name at this time. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and was positively identified on April 15, 2024. Salvage teams located what they believed to […]

Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci retires after 50-year career

STATEWIDE—State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci has announced his retirement from the Office of the State Fire Marshal after a 50-year career, including ten years with the agency. Geraci’s announcement coincided with the agency’s holiday luncheon in Pikesville. He was surrounded by his family, current and retired employees, including former and current police and fire chiefs, and other representatives from […]

Governor Moore, Lt. Governor Miller honor victims of fatal crashes In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller this week joined safety advocates from across the state and families who have lost loved ones in car crashes for the 20th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony in Annapolis. The ceremony traditionally honors Marylanders who were killed in impaired driving crashes. This year, the event was expanded to remember all victims, regardless […]