Anne Arundel Police Beat / Ex-con burglar charged with stabbing security guard at Firehouse Pub

PASADENA, MD. — Anne Arundel County Police report that an ex-con who has done time for burglary in Somerset County allegedly stabbed a security guard in a bar. It was the bewitching hour and just in time for the last call for a fight, the indigenous population of the bar began the ancient rites of the bar-flies and began a fight to the finish. When the cops showed up, the fleeing suspects were spotted and fought officers who used a Taser on the driver to remove her from her getaway pickup.

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Heroin: From Shore to Shore, Maryland’s Black Plague of Death

DENTON, MD. — Heroin, the home wrecker, the heart-stopper, the black ice. For some, the final door to hell.

Maryland officials are scrambling statewide to find a way to reduce heroin use and the crescendo of overdose deaths linked to heroin and to that of a new/old synthetic drug called Molly, which killed two young people at a traveling dope show held last weekend at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.

One particularly dangerous version of the toxic drug is a fentanyl-laced heroin.

Heroin was once the province of junkies in the inner city — desperate and degraded, shooting up in alleys and tenements of major cities.

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Board of Public Works passes out millions for development rights for land unlikely to have ever been developed….follow the money

Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program provides funding to preserve large tracts of forestry and agricultural land and natural resources, and for environmental protection while sustaining land for natural resource-based industries. Enacted by the General Assembly in 1997, Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program has to date provided over $249 million to protect approximately 78,000 acres of valuable farmland, forests, and natural areas. The 11-member Rural Legacy Advisory Committee and the Rural Legacy Board, which is comprised of Maryland’s Agriculture, Natural Resources and Planning Secretaries, reviews grant applications annually

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Eastern Shore Police Beat: Edward Allen Golden 2nd with DUI on Rt. 50; Kenneth Larkin wanted for robbery

Larkin pushed the clerk to the floor and was able to grab a PNC money bag from behind the counter before fleeing. Larkin was last seen fleeing the area on foot.
Larkin was last observed wearing a “do” rag on his head and sunglasses on his head, a blue tee shirt, and baggy blue jean shorts. Larkin also has numerous tattoos on each of his arms.

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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

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Comptroller Peter Franchot’s Agents Arrest Four in Cigarette Smuggling Busts in Worcester County

Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that members of his Field Enforcement Division arrested a man from New Jersey and three men from New York accused of bringing loads of cigarettes from Virginia into Maryland. The men were arrested during a sting operation conducted from April 15 to 18 in Worcester County. Agents seized a total of 24,750 packs of contraband cigarettes and three vehicles. The seized cigarettes are valued at more than $159,000.
“Cigarette smuggling not only takes revenue out of state coffers but also makes cigarettes easily accessible to young people,” said Comptroller Franchot. “I am delighted my agents made these arrests and will prosecute the smugglers to the fullest extent of the law,” he added

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