Maryland Crime & Safety

Maryland county turns to curfew after violent summer

Juvenile curfews have been used for decades as a way to combat juvenile crime and spikes in violence. But data shows that juvenile curfews often do not work.That hasn't stopped jurisdictions from trying. Earlier this month, Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced that the county would begin a 30-day enforcement period of their long standing juvenile curfew law. The period began on September 9, and the 30-day period is ongoing.Similar discussions are taking place around the country. In Memphis, Tennessee, the city council is currently debating enforcing a more strict curfew. The same is occurring in Lubbock, Texas. And...
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Maryland men charged with trafficking fentanyl disguised as candy

HARTFORD, Connecticut (WFSB) -- Two men from Maryland were charged with trafficking thousands of fentanyl pills into Connecticut. Oscar Flores, 34, of Mount Rainier, MD, and 25-year-old Severo Alelar of Hyattsville, MD, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Hartford, according to the U.S. State's Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

MARC Penn Line service suspended due to police activity

BALTIMORE — UPDATE: Penn Line service has been restored and residual delays are expected. According to the MTA, the Penn Line service remains suspended in both directions due to police activity near Seabrook Station. There is currently no timeframe for restoration of service.

Curbing Violence at Maryland Schools

Over the past few years, many devastating deadly stories have been plastered across the news, making school violence a hot-button issue for students, parents, school officials, and law enforcement. Just this year, 27 total school shootings have been accounted for across the country. Maryland itself has significantly contributed to this number in the past 50+ years, ranking in the top ten states with the most school shootings, per World Population Review.

Crypto-lender Nexo faces charges from eight U.S states

Switzerland-based crypto-lender Nexo is facing simultaneous enforcement action from eight different U.S states over varying allegations. Actions include cease and desist orders, administrative measures etc. State regulators from California, Kentucky, New York, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Washington and Vermont have claimed that Nexo allegedly failed to register its “Earn Interest...

Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention grant to help Maryland agencies

MARYLAND – Maryland is addressing violence with new funding. Officials say terroristic attacks are on the rise whether it’s at schools or entertainment venues. The Maryland Department of Emergency Management will work with local groups and law enforcement. Focusing on public spaces such as schools, faith organizations, and entertainment venues. Officials say with this funding they’re training officials with the goal of preparing before these events turn deadly.

Diener looks to address crime, education in Annapolis

Editor’s note: The Frederick News-Post is profiling candidates in Frederick County’s state legislative races and for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District in the Nov. 8 general election. For profiles of candidates for county offices and other election coverage, go to Kathy Diener wasn’t originally planning on running...