Police/Fire

Turkey fryer fire melts Joppa home’s siding

JOPPA, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Thursday afternoon fire in the Joppa area. The fire was reported at around 1:30 p.m. in the 200-block of Forest Knoll Drive. Arriving units found that a turkey fryer had caught fire at the scene. The Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company reports that the blaze melted the home’s siding. No other injuries were reported. …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Maryland State Police to increase patrols ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

PIKESVILLE, MD—With more than 1 million Marylanders expected to travel 50 or more miles over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Maryland State Police will be increasing patrols to ensure motorists arrive safely at their destination. Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks with a focus on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. The State Police …


BCPS to host ‘community conversation’ focused on middle school safety

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials will hold the next BCPS “Community Conversation on Safe and Supportive Environments.” The upcoming session will focus on middle school safety. The discussion will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. Parents, staff, students, and community members can learn about the school …

Governor Hogan declares Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland as part of effort to protect first responders

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared November 14-18 as Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland, issuing a proclamation in support of a national effort to raise awareness of the critical role motorists play in keeping first responders safe as they perform their duties on our highways. “The men and women who respond to thousands of crashes and disabled vehicles each …

Governor Hogan announces major actions to expand federal, state crime fighting efforts [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced a series of major new actions to expand on federal-state efforts to fight violent crime and hold violent criminals accountable. The governor made the announcement at Maryland State Police (MSP) Barrack P in Glen Burnie, where he was joined by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek Barron, MSP Superintendent Colonel Woodrow …

Smoked salmon sold at Giant Food stores in Maryland recalled due to possible Listeria risk

BALTIMORE, MD—Seven Seas International USA, LLC of St. Petersburg, Florida is voluntarily recalling 540 cases of Giant Food Private Label Sockeye Smoked Salmon, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals …

Nestle recalls limited quantity of Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tubs due to potential presence of plastic film

ARLINGTON, VA—Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough tubs from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® due to the potential presence of soft plastic film. This voluntary recall is isolated to three batches of Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough tubs from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® that were produced August 1-3, 2022. These products were …

Fiat Chrysler issues Do Not Drive warning following more airbag deaths

WASHINGTON, DC—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles this week issued a “Do Not Drive” warning for roughly 276,000 model year 2005 – 2010 Dodge Magnums, Chargers, and Challengers, as well as MY 2005-2010 Chrysler 300s. The warning comes after two people died in separate crashes involving 2010 Dodge Chargers where the Takata driver’s side air bags exploded. Additionally, NHTSA is aware of several …