Posted inWeather

SoMD Weather for Thursday, January 27, 2022

Thursday Sunny, with a high near 38. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Thursday Night Increasing clouds, with a low around 27. South wind around 6 mph.

Posted inState Government

Maryland gun group shows support for proposed ghost gun ban?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Dozens of volunteers with the Maryland chapters of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and Students Demand Action for Gun Sense, two of the state’s leading gun-control organizations, rallied under cold, overcast skies outside the General Assembly Tuesday to throw their support behind a proposed bill that would ban untraceable “ghost guns.” Ghost guns, […]

Posted inEconomy

Maryland Gained 4,700 Jobs and Unemployment Rate Decreased to 5.0% in December

BALTIMORE, MD (January 25, 2022) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 4,700 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.0% in December. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maryland […]

Posted inAccidents and Traffic

Be the ‘back seat driver’ … It could save lives on Maryland roadways?

GLEN BURNIE, MD (January 24, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office is asking passengers to speak up if they see family or friends engaging in dangerous driving behaviors. Preliminary data shows that 80 motor vehicle passengers were killed in crashes in Maryland last year. During National […]

Posted inCollege

St. Mary’s College Men’s Basketball Dominant in Fifth Straight Win

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Junior guard Daryn Alexander (Twinbrook, Md./Richard Montgomery) put up a season-best 18 points Tuesday night in leading the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s basketball team to their fifth consecutive win. St. Mary’s College (7-5, 6-0 UEC) remained undefeated in United East Conference action with an 84-53 road victory over the host Gallaudet […]

Posted inEconomy

Charles Co. Earns National Budget Award and Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Charles County Board of Commissioners recognized the Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services for earning the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This is the 26th consecutive year that the […]

Posted inFirst Responders

Pax Search and Rescue Provide Medical Evacuation for Merchant Mariner in Chesapeake Bay 

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD – A crew from Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Search and Rescue (SAR) squadron was called into action Jan. 20 for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of an injured mariner in the Chesapeake Bay.   Working with mission partners in U.S. Coast Guard National Capital Region, the Pax River “SAR Dogs” quickly made their […]

Posted inNoise advisory

Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 27-28, 2022 near Webster Field?

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD – Communities surrounding the Webster Outlying Field are advised that low-altitude aircraft flight test events are scheduled to take place January 27 and January 28, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on […]

Posted inEnvironment

Patuxent commission shakeup follows development debates

Back in 1980, Maryland lawmakers had become so concerned about the declining health of the Patuxent River that they created a commission to help rescue it. The legislature charged the panel with keeping tabs on state and local efforts to restore the 110-mile-long waterway from the pollution clouding its water, killing its grasses, and depleting […]