Anne Arundel County

A former candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates has been indicted on felony theft, perjury and other charges relating to campaign spending.

State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced the 38-count indictment Friday against Steven Wyatt.

The indictment alleges Wyatt made unauthorized ATM withdrawals from the North County High School Athletic Boosters Association's bank account to benefit his campaign. In one case, he allegedly charged $1,300 on an association debit card at a restaurant. Wyatt had been president of the association.

A car that was intercepted near the security gate of the National Security Agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., was fired upon Monday morning, in a clash that left one of the car's occupants dead.

Authorities tell NPR's Dina Temple-Raston that after two suspects tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate, one suspect was shot dead and the other was injured by NSA security guards.

The violence took place in Anne Arundel County, where officials say the investigation is being handled by NSA police. Fort Meade lies between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md.

An Elementary Look At Snow Budgets For 2015

Mar 20, 2015
P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The good news is spring begins at 6:45 p.m. Friday.  The bad news is winter is not going away quietly.  As of 1 p.m., an inch of snow fell at BWI-Marshall Airport; making the total snow accumulation for the winter just more than 28 inches.  That is above the 30-year average of 20.1 inches.

Snow Clearing Cliff Notes for the Suburbs

Feb 16, 2015
P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Here we go again; another snowstorm. You’re probably wondering when the plows will get to your street. Since we already know when a Baltimore City street will be cleared after a snowfall, we asked the same question in surrounding counties.

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Maryland Democrats trained some of their biggest guns, from U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards to House Speaker Michael Busch to two Annapolis Aldermen, on one Republican County Council candidate Tuesday.

They staged a news conference at the State House to urge the residents of Anne Arundel’s District 5 to vote against Michael Anthony Peroutka.

Anne Arundel: It’s About Taxes, Schools And Boats

Oct 14, 2014
P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Democrat George Johnson, who is making a second run for Anne Arundel County Executive, and his Republican opponent, Delegate Steve Schuh, have something in common. They’ve made friends on both sides of the aisle during their years in public life.

But they have sharp differences when it comes to running Anne Arundel.

Patrick And The Constitutionalist

Oct 3, 2014
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  The race for an Anne Arundel County Council seat, which usually centers on taxes, schools and pot holes, has turned into a referendum on southern secession, civil rights and religion.

What A Dinosaur Has To Do With A Local County Council Race

Jul 18, 2014

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about the curious rise of Michael Peroutka, the GOP's nominee for the District 5 seat on the Anne Arundel County Council.

Correction: This audio has been corrected from what was originally posted and what originally aired Friday morning, July 18. A corrected time frame for the area said to be the source of the dinosaur bones is in this new version.

Who’s A Better Republican?

May 22, 2014
P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Policy wise, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman and State Delegate Steve Schuh agree on most everything: cutting taxes and county fees, hiring more police officers and building new schools.

What Anne Arundel Endorsements Say About Maryland GOP

Apr 21, 2014

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Joel McCord talk about recent endorsements in the Anne Arundel County Executive race and how they might reflect contrasting visions for the Republican Party in Maryland.