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The 2018 Maryland Polar Bear Plunge

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CELEBRATING 22 YEARS OF THE “COOLEST” MARYLAND TRADITION, JANUARY 25TH-27TH, 2018


Are you BRAVE enough to take a dip into the 30 degree bay?

Every January over 10,000 courageous plungers head to Sandy Point State Park seeking thrills and chills all to benefit the 7,549 athletes of Special Olympics Maryland.

Cecil County’s Executive Arrested for DUI Last Night

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Still via YouTube/Cecil Times

Cecil County’s top elected official was caught behind the wheel after having a few drinks last night, according to state police.

Police Helicopter ‘Attacked by Laser Beams’ in Maryland

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laser pointers
Laser pointers

Attention Marylanders: don’t point friggin’ laser beams at police helicopters.

Starting New Year’s Day, You Can Apply Online to Own a Gun in Maryland

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Photo by Joshuashearn, via Wikimedia Commons

Nowadays, a business, organization or agency that wants to be accessible is better off having a website than sticking with the conventional brick-and-mortar, pen-and-paper model. That includes everyone from your plumber to, now, your state gun licensing authority.

Troopers Make 124-Pound Marijuana Bust During Traffic Stop in White Marsh

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Courtesy MSP
Courtesy MSP

A Saturday evening traffic stop on I-95 in Baltimore County led state police to catch a man who they say had five trash bags stuffed with marijuana stashed in his car.

Add Ramp Scammers to the List of Things to Beware of on the Highway

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exitrampWhether it’s coming to your door or via email, scammers try to meet people where they are. The latest spot to beware is the exit ramp.

Cash Flies Out of Armored Truck on Md. Highway, Drivers Dash

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gardaImagine being in one of those cash grab machines. But this time, there a lot of other people and you’re on the highway in rush hour traffic. That was the scene Friday on I-270 in Frederick County.

Hundreds of Guns Sold to People Not Allowed to Have Them. Oops.

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Photo by Francois Polito via Wikimedia
Photo by Francois Polito via Wikimedia

A lot of people bought guns in Maryland last year — 117,009 applications to purchase a firearm were filed in the first nine months of the year, according to the Baltimore Sun; that’s more than all the guns purchased in the two previous years combined. Feel safe yet? Well, this should make you feel even better: in the rush to get a gun before the state’s tougher law took effect, the background check system got overwhelmed — and hundreds of guns were sold to people who are legally barred from owning firearms.

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