Local Salon Plans “Soup-er” Event to Benefit Area’s Hungry

SMITHSBURG, MD News (3/10/2023) – Recently, federal food assistance programs decreased recipients’ benefit amounts to pre-pandemic amounts. For years, recipients had been receiving an extra amount to help families have access to nutritious food during the Covid-19 pandemic. Beginning in March 2023, many households received hundreds of dollars less than their previous allotment of SNAP benefits, and unfortunately, this comes at a time when inflation and other factors have sent grocery prices ever climbing. More and more families are turning to food banks and other community outreach programs to make sure that their families have food. The good news is, members of our community, like The Artist’s Pallette Hair Salon and Gallery are stepping up to help!

Financial train wreck – the wasteful spending of extending MARC to Hagerstown (Opinion)

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (3/8/2023) – Who’s ready to take an almost 3 hour train trip to Washington, DC, then another 30 to 60 minutes on the DC Metro just to get to work? Anyone? Anyone? Because that’s what the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is proposing in its MARC Brunswick Line study.

What’s a State’s Attorney? Understanding Local Government

A State’s Attorney is an important legal official who plays a critical role in the organization of local government. The State’s Attorney is responsible for representing the state in criminal cases within their jurisdiction, and they work closely with law enforcement agencies and other legal officials to ensure that justice is served for the people of their state.

State Trooper Shot While Conducting A Traffic Stop In Wicomico County

VIENNA, MD News (3/7/2023) – An investigation is underway after a trooper was shot while conducting a traffic stop in Wicomico County.

The trooper is not being identified at this time. He was transported to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury for medical treatment of injuries sustained in the shooting. He is an 18-and-a-half-year veteran of the Maryland State Police.

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Tanker Truck Crash In Frederick County

FREDERICK, MD News (3/4/2023) – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal tanker truck crash that occurred early this afternoon in Frederick County. Shortly before noon, troopers from the Maryland State Police Frederick Barrack responded to US-15 North, approximately a half mile north of Rosemont Avenue, for a report of a tanker truck that crashed into a tree and caught fire.

Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Urges Hyundai, Kia Owners To Get Free Updates Following TikTok Challenge Thefts

The Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council is urging motorists who own certain makes and models of Hyundai and Kia cars to reach out to the automakers for a free security software update following a nationwide surge in thefts that led to at least 14 crashes and eight fatalities.