Monthly Archives: May 2014

Maryland: State Agencies Threatened by Cyberattacks

One incident on the report involved the Maryland State Police in September. Last year, the police were bombarded with thousands of gun applications ahead of incoming stricter firearm laws. To reduce the massive backlog, volunteers from the departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, Transportation, Public Safety and Correctional Services, Human Resources and Juvenile Services offered to help out with data entry, according to a police press release.

According to a National Rifle Association press release, some state agencies’ computers were not adequately secured to handle gun applications, which include sensitive information

Glen Burnie: A citizen’s hunch busts fraudulent charity

Officers were able to locate a number for the actual “Support Our Troops Foundation” and after speaking with representatives from the group, they were able to determine that neither of these two people represented nor were they authorized to make collections on behalf of the foundation.

The suspects were taken into custody and transported for processing. A quantity of U.S. currency was also seized as evidence. It was learned during interview that the suspects have done this before. In addition, based on the investigation and interviews, the suspects were committing this fraud to fuel a drug habit.

Columbia: concussion in high school sports saw dramatic drop in last year

Football took the top spot in the county’s concussion numbers–accounting for 294, or 26 percent of all reported concussions–during those six years. Reports of football concussions dipped from 55 to 45 from the 2011-’12 season to the 2012-’13 season, the data showed.

Wrestling accounted for the next highest percentage of concussions, at 13 percent of the reported total for the six years. It was followed by boys’ lacrosse (at 10 percent for the six years); girls soccer and cheerleading (each at 8 percent); and girls’ lacrosse (at 7 percent).

Davis said various factors may have played into last year’s overall decrease in concussions — including limits placed in fall 2012 on full contact practices in football.

All around the Chesapeake – Croakers Busting Loose!

Concentrations of sea grass can be a place where croakers stay and feed. For the most part, they move and feed as a school, but some of the larger croakers may be found in more concentrated groups.

The Wicomico River near Quade’s Store in St. Mary’s County continues to be croaker central for much of the season, but so do other locations such as waters near the Ragged Point Bar on the Virginia side of the Potomac, Cornfield Harbor just inside Point Lookout and the Patuxent River near Benedict and Sandgates.

Sex Slave-Master of Baltimore City Pleads Guilty to Selling Girl…many times

A subsequent search of Clark’s cell phone revealed that it contained photos of both the minor victim, and Crawford used on the Internet website’s commercial sex advertisements. At Robinson’s direction, Clark transported the minor victim to motels, stores and restaurants in the Towson, Maryland area. One of the motel rooms used by the victim, Crawford, and Judy was registered to Clark. Phone records show that Robinson’s cell phone was in contact with the victim’s phone 45 times between June 12 and June 19, 2013; and with Clark’s phone 18 times between June 15 and June 19, 2013.

Suitland: Gunplay by bozos in PG ends with one dead after they refused to drop weapons

ATTENTION BRAIN-DEAD PUNKS: This may be something you may have learned had you not dropped out of high school — If it looks like a gun, the police are going to drop you if you fail to drop your “lookalike” gun.

Ocean City Trolley passengers get around from Berlin and Ocean Pines

Shore Transit has planned a new trolley route to help visitors and residents in the West Ocean City, Ocean Pines and Berlin area travel this summer.
Thanks to the support of Worcester County and the Worcester County Tourism Office, the Town of Berlin, the Ocean Pines Association, Ocean Downs Casino, Burley Oak Brewing Company and the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, The trolley is scheduled to operate from 10 am to 10 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Maryland Natural Resources Police Mourn Death of K-9 Blu

The Maryland Natural Resources Police mourned the passing last Wednesday of K-9 Blu, assigned to Western Maryland in 2007. The black Labrador retriever was 10 years, three months old and was suffering from lymphoma.

“Blu and his handler, Officer Curt Dieterle, were the epitome of what it takes to be a successful K-9 team,” said Sgt. Lisa Nyland, the unit leader. “They were motivated, competent, professional and accessible to not only NRP but to other agencies and the public as well. Blu’s passing leaves a huge void in our K-9 unit that will be very hard to fill.”

Barrel-chested with a friendly smile that delighted children, Blu was trained for three missions ─ track, search for an item, such as a gun, and detect wildlife ─ tasks the dog performed with gusto.

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