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Daily news overview | June 17, 2024


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The escapee was captured on the East Coast. Anne Arundel County police are investigating their third homicide of the year. The County Council approves a $2.3 billion budget. The SHA will revive a park-and-ride site in South County for about a month. Providence of Maryland will host a special free screening of the film “In A Different Key” tonight at Maryland Hall. And of course we also have podcast news.

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Good morning, it’s Monday, June 17, 2024 and THIS is your Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief presented by Annapolis Subaru and the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.

What a fantastic weekend – for everyone but me! I somehow caught a summer cold late last week and was hacking all weekend!

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Anyway, we’ve got a lot of catching up to do, okay?

James Cash Gregory, who escaped from Anne Arundel Medical Center on June 13, was apprehended by Maryland State Police at a Walmart on Kent Island in Queen Anne’s County. Gregory was initially held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center, but was transferred to the hospital for medical treatment by court order and placed under house arrest at the hospital, relieving the detention center of most of its responsibility. Shortly after an ankle monitor was installed, he fled the hospital. Authorities received a tamper alert near Truxtun Park in Annapolis, where the bracelet was found in a parked truck. Despite an initial sighting on Monroe Street, Gregory remained at large until he was captured. It has not been released exactly how he got over the Bay Bridge, but we have heard from a law enforcement source that he may have taken a bus. But anyway, he was taken back into custody and charged with escape. He has a bail review at 10:30 this morning and I suspect the judge won’t order house arrest this time!

Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Severn. Officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 1600 block of Meade Village Circle on June 14 and found Keion McKinney, 34, dead from gunshot wounds. Preliminary investigation suggests McKinney was targeted, with a male suspect shooting him in the backyard of a townhome before fleeing the scene. There is no ongoing threat to the community. This is the third homicide of the year for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, with another homicide in the city of Annapolis.

The Anne Arundel County Council narrowly passed its $2.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2025 on a 4-3 vote along party lines. The budget focuses on public safety, education, community well-being and environmental sustainability. It includes pay increases for police officers, new firefighter recruits and hiring bonuses for detention officers. Investments support several programs, including the Anne Arundel County Public Library and Anne Arundel Community College. The school’s request is fully funded. The budget also funds community and environmental initiatives such as the provincial food bank and the River Days Festival series. Despite some realignments and adjustments, the budget maintains the province’s Triple-A bond rating. And because I’m a nerd, if you divided the budget by the number of residents in the county, it would come to $3,833 per person. And here in the city of Annapolis, that amounts to $5,026 per person – a 31% difference per capita!

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin repaving the Park-and-Ride area of ​​Bay Front Road (MD 258) in Bristol on June 17. The project, expected to be completed by the end of the month, will include patching, milling, resurfacing and applying new line markings. Nearby lots will be available for use. The work also includes repaving the ramps to southbound MD 4. Motorists are advised to remain alert and follow temporary road signs. Visit the SHA website for real-time traffic conditions and project updates.

Providence of Maryland will host a free screening of the documentary “In A Different Key” tonight at Maryland Hall in Annapolis. The event, which promotes autism awareness and inclusivity, starts at 5:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with experts and advocates, including Carol Beatty, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities. The film, which documents the experiences of people with autism, marks its first public screening in Maryland. Registration is required and attendees can sign up at MarylandHall.org. I took a look and there seem to be a lot of seats available in the main hall, so if you miss a pre-registration, I expect there will be room for you.

Hopefully you saw our Canines and Crosstreks on Friday with Yoda, who I have to check to see if he’s still there. If you missed it, go back and listen!

On Saturday, in the Local Business Spotlight, we spoke with Bruce from AAA CERT to help keep us all safe. So if you missed it, give that a listen.

To remind. This Saturday is Eastport A Rockin’, and if you go to EastportARockin.com and use the code EOAEAR24 you will save $5 on all general admission tickets. And the weather looks spectacular!

Okay, that’s all – first of all, thank you, and also a quick thank you to our sponsors for today’s Daily News Brief – Annapolis Subaru, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Solar Energy Services and Hospice of the Chesapeake.

Ann Covington is here with her Money Monday Report, and of course George Young of DCMDVA Weather is also here with the only local forecast weather report you will find! That’ll all come up soon, so hang in there!