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July 6, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

19 Suspected DUI Crashes Occurred in Maryland Over Fourth of July Weekend

The Maryland State Police responded to 19 suspected DUI crashes during the Fourth of July weekend.  Out of the 19 suspected DUI crashes, at least 12 included multiple vehicles. At least 18 arrests were made for driving under the influence.  The Maryland State Police recently tweeted the information and ended with the hashtag “don’t drive […]

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June 17, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Hogan to Time Magazine: Defunding Police is a ‘Terrible Idea’

Governor Larry Hogan, during an interview for Time Magazine’s Time100 Talks on June 11, said that defunding the police was “a terrible idea.” The statement was made after interviewer Katie Couric asked what he planned to do in response to national calls for the reallocating of police funds into community programs—one of the main reforms […]

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August 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Student and Mother Die in Car Wreck in Charles County

Maryland State Police (MSP) from the LaPlata Barrack are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed two people in Charles County on July 27. Police say that 15-year-old Halimatou Diallo and her mother, 49-year-old Fatoumata Binta Diakite, died in the wreck. The two lived in Silver Spring and Diallo was a student at Paint Branch High […]

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May 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Maryland State Police Plan Extra Highway Enforcement for Memorial Day Weekend

The Maryland State Police Department is preparing to put more troopers on the roadways for the Memorial Day weekend. An average of 312 fatal accidents occur each year at this time, making it the deadliest holiday in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Maryland Department of Transportation reports that […]

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May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Announce DUI Checkpoint in Montgomery County

UPDATED Troopers from the Maryland State Police Department’s Rockville barracks will be conducing a DUI checkpoint tonight in Montgomery County along with police from the Montgomery County Police Department, according to a MSPD news release. The location of the checkpoint is not being disclosed. In addition, police are planning to deploy saturation patrols on local roads […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Investigate Crash on I-495 Outer Loop Near River Road

UPDATED Maryland troopers are investigating a crash that occurred overnight on the I-495 outer loop at River Road towards Virginia. Sgt. Tim Lease of the Maryland State Police Department said the collision occurred around midnight in the middle lane of the highway. According to Lease, a car broke down on the highway and was struck […]

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March 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Clear Your Car: Troopers Warn of Flying Ice on Local Roads

Maryland troopers are warning motorists to remove snow and ice from their vehicles after several drivers were injured on Wednesday by glass from windshields broken by flying ice. According to a Maryland State Police Department news release, troopers at the College Park Barrack responded to multiple calls involving vehicles damaged by ice flying off of […]

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March 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Hogan Declares Acts of Hate at Jewish Schools as “Despicable and Unacceptable”

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan describes the recent threats and acts of hate directed at Jewish schools and community centers in Maryland as “despicable and unacceptable.” Our administration condemns all forms of racism and discrimination,” wrote Hogan on his Facebook page. “I offer my full support to the Jewish community, and the Maryland State Police stands […]

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October 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Troopers Warn Motorists About Scam Artists on Exit Ramps

Maryland troopers are warning motorists about scam artists that are flagging down drivers and requesting money at exit ramps. According to police, the suspects are pretending their vehicles are disabled and flagging down passing motorists on exit ramps to ask for money. Police said these incidents are causing traffic delays and, in some cases, crashes […]

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September 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

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State Police Warn Motorists to Avoid Stopping on Exit Ramps for Panhandlers

Maryland State police officers are warning motorists to avoid stopping on exit ramps for individuals allegedly flagging down vehicles for help. According to troopers, the suspects are reportedly pretending their vehicle is disabled, flagging down passing motorists on exit ramps and begging for money. Police said these incidents are causing major traffic delays and in […]

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