Events, Politics, Sports

BATTLE OF THE CRAB CAKES: Governor Hogan, Governor Carney to attend Navy vs. Delaware football opener on Saturday

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Crab cakes will be on the line once again on Saturday when Maryland Governor Larry Hogan welcomes Delaware Governor John Carney to Annapolis for Navy’s football opener against the Delaware Blue Hens at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. This is the 18th meeting all-time—and the first since 2013—between the Midshipmen (4-8 in 2021) and the Blue Hens (5-6 in 2021), …


Crime, Sci-Tech

Wife of Maryland nuclear engineer pleads guilty to espionage-related offense

ANNAPOLIS, MD—A Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to communicate Restricted Data related to the design of nuclear-powered warships. Her husband pleaded guilty to the same offense on Monday, February 14th. Diana Toebbe, 46, of Annapolis, was arrested on October 9, 2021, for knowingly and voluntarily joining a conspiracy with her husband, Jonathan Toebbe, to communicate Restricted Data to …


U.S. Navy intelligence software engineer pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute, possess illegal steroids

GREENBELT, MD—Justin Ryan Best, age 46, of Laurel, Maryland, this week pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; and Special Agent in …

Navy Helicopter Crash: Maryland woman among 5 sailors killed

ANNAPOLIS, MD—A Maryland woman was among five sailors who were killed in a U.S. Navy helicopter crash on August 31st. The Navy has released the names of the five Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 crewmembers who died when their helicopter crashed into the sea: The names of the deceased are: Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, …

94-year-old Parkville resident claims $40,000 VaxCash prize

PARKVILLE, MD—An anonymous Parkville man is the latest winner to claim a $40,000 prize in the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion. The 94-year-old, who was selected in the June 30 drawing, became eligible for the prize after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination this past spring. The winner, who visited Maryland Lottery headquarters on July 7, said he felt that getting vaccinated was …

Governor Hogan nominates Dennis R. Schrader as Secretary of Maryland Department of Health

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced the nomination of Dennis R. Schrader as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health. Schrader has served as the Acting Secretary since December 2020, replacing Robert R. Neall, who retired. Schrader previously served as Acting Health Secretary of the Department in 2017 and as Deputy Secretary for Healthcare Financing and Chief Operating Officer from …

Mission BBQ to dedicate next week to military heroes

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Mission BBQ will be celebrating Armed Forces Week next week by honoring America’s military heroes. The following military members will receive a free sandwich on the designated day listed below… Monday, 5/11/2020 – Army Tuesday, 5/12/2020 – Marine Corps Wednesday, 5/13/2020 – Navy Thursday, 5/14/2020 – Air Force Friday, 5/15/2020 – Coast Guard Patrons can enjoy take-out, call ahead …

ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 cases surpass 24,000 as curve continues to flatten

UPDATE: For the latest zip code report, click here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health reported on Saturday that there have now been over 24,000 COVID-19 cases in Maryland. In better news, close to 1,600 patients have been released from isolation and there have been over 101,000 negative test results.  According to this data, “the curve” …