Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police Chief Larry Tolliver announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, in a letter that says the decision was not "stimulated" by negative claims about the department.
After a stretch of less than nine months heading police in Anne Arundel County, Chief Larry Tolliver announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, as the county awaits the outcome of an investigation into claims of unfair treatment within the department. "I am resigning today because the department needs a chief who can focus solely on the department’s mission, something that is challenging to do in the current environment," Tolliver said in the letter. Tolliver's resignation is effective May 21. Patch contacted the office of County Executive Laura Neuman for information about possible replacements, but she has yet to respond. In late April, County Councilman Jamie Benoit wrote Neuman, requesting an investigation into whether Tolliver used …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The congresswoman from District stopped by several places including Roundz Gourmet Market and Catering.
The effort to place the issue on the ballot will be led by Democratic Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott.
Proponents of the death penalty in Maryland will attempt to overturn at the ballot box a new law repealing capital punishment. The effort to place the issue before voters in 2014 will be spearheaded by Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Del. Neil Parrott. The pair is expected to make the effort to collect the required 55,736 official during a Friday morning announcement near Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Shellenberger said the death penalty is an important tool for prosecutors. "One only has to look at what has taken place in our country in the last 10 years—Virginia Tech; Aurora, CO; Boston," Shellenberger said. "We don't know what is going to happen in the future but we should at least have the …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Do you know how your high school ranked nationwide? Wondering what stores are coming to your area? Learn some of the answers and check up on your neighbors in our state news roundup.
Sunday, April 28
By Patch Staff Some big crime cases come to a head, development projects come to fruition and the governor travels to Israel. Read more Maryland news from Patches statewide by clicking on the headlines below: Radio Host Ed Norris Airlifted After Darlington Accident Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Eleanor Roosevelt Ranked in U.S. News' "2013 Best High Schools" The top schools were in Montgomery County. 11 Howard County High Schools on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new …
Patch offers a roundup of all the big news involving the County Executive and county schools, plus some details on destructive fires in the area.
Some days there is a ton of news locally, and other days the big stories are more national. This past week saw some big news at the county level, with some surprising news from the County Executive and other good news involving local schools. Meanwhile, some communities dealt with some fires that displaced residents. You can get read many of these stories on Anne Arundel Patch. You can read more countywide news at Anne Arundel Patch.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Crofton Kiwanis club is accepting donations to purchase flags to ensure that the red, white and blue continues to line the roadway.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Security scares after the Boston bombings dominate several jurisdictions and other state news you may have missed.
Sunday, April 21
By Patch Staff Running clubs across Maryland had members who ran in the Boston Marathon, the bombing story follows a trail to Montgomery County and hoaxes send local law enforcement scrambling statewide. Read more in state news: Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombings Have Maryland Ties The investigation into the Boston Marathon bomber case turned to Maryland on Friday with media flocking to a Montgomery County neighborhood to hear the suspects' uncle say he was ashamed of what his nephews are accused of doing. Marathon Tragedy: How a Tragedy Hit Home in Maryland Monday's terror attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon shocked the country and touched communities far from Massachusetts, including many right here in Maryland. Chevy …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD, calls Maryland postal workers selfless for the risks they sometimes face in national letter threats.
Wednesday, April 17
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-MD, (Dist. 5) Wednesday thanked Maryland postal workers, some of whom may face increased risk in cases of dangerous substances being mailed in threats against Washington officials. Federal investigators searched a mail sorting facility in Prince George's County Tuesday night for clues to the origins of a ricin-laced letter sent to Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, according to The Washington Post. The U.S. Senate's mail sorting operation is located at 6330 Columbia Park Road in Landover. An FBI spokesperson would not divulge the location of the bureau's investigation, but several outlets published images of hazmat trucks parked outside of the Landover facility on Tuesday. Hoyer issued the following statement thanking …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Learn about a different kind of Maryland "crab," where Costco fans are flocking and how a flash heat wave felled students. Be prepared with all the Maryland news across Patch.
Sunday, April 14
By Patch Staff Relationship Between Army Recruiter and Slain Rockville Teen Examined As the community grieves, details are emerging about the nature of the relationship between a Rockville High School student and an Army recruiter whom police say shot and killed the teen before killing himself at his Germantown home. Blue Angels Cancel Remaining Air Shows in 2013 The rest of the season—including the air show in Annapolis—was canceled due to budget constraints in the defense department, an official said. Michelle Obama to Speak at Bowie State University Commencement The first lady will address approximately 600 graduates during commencement excercises on May 17, and BSU will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon the first lady. …