Anne Arundel program tackles drug addiction but challenges remain

Among a growing number in Maryland, Jenna Keefer has struggled with drug addiction. Keefer moved in with her then-boyfriend when she was 18 years old. She said they started experimenting with different prescription pain pills before later turning to heroin.

Dancing water bottle salesman keeps motorists entertained

He says he’s faced some terrible times but Prince George’s County resident Jackie Wimbush says you need to keep on smiling…and dancing. And Wimbush does just that as he offers up bottles of water to passing motorists along Adelphi Road in College Park.

Pastry arts program brightens futures of local kids

For kids with disabilities, a lot of things can be a challenge, whether it’s trying to fit in or trying to find a job that they’ll enjoy. One local bakery provides young adults with disabilities a sweet opportunity to brighten their future. 

Car crashes into Prince George’s pub at lunchtime leaving several injured

It was just another lunch hour at Babes Boys Tavern when things quickly took a turn for the worst. A car crashed into the side of the restaurant around 2 p.m. on the 15000 block of Marlboro Pike. Ten were injured. Seven were taken to the hospital, two of which had serious but non life-threatening injuries. 

Record breaking team faces battles on and off water

One local dragon boat team’s battle to the finish line started long before they hit the water. The Annapolis Dragon Boat Club is made of breast cancer survivors and supporters. They recently set a Guinness World Record for breast cancer survivors paddling a half marathon in a Dragon Boat.

Free screening serves as first step in fighting potentially deadly disease

Over 30 million adults in the United States have kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. For Hispanics, the risk is nearly double that of all other Americans. A free screening opportunity in Anne Arundel County last weekend helped with raising awareness and getting those who are at risk to take an important first step in dealing with a potentially deadly disease.

Maryland lawmakers share their post-session plans

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — After three months of legislating, the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session ended Monday at midnight. The end of the session is formally known as “Sine Die,” which is Latin for “without day.” Basically, it means “no scheduled follow-up.”  And…

Meningitis Hearing: Questions of Lawmakers Remain Unanswered

Lawmakers grew extremely frustrated when questions about the meningitis continued to go unanswered today on Capitol Hill.

69-Year Old Charlie Plaskon Uses the Eyes of Others to Guide Him Through Marathons

At an age when many look to retire, Charlie Plaskon has a clear vision of where he wants to go, even if it’s with someone else’s eyes guiding him.

Gambling Expansion: Proponents Celebrate Close Question 7 Victory

The final count was close but Maryland voters gave their approval to Question 7 adding table games and allowing an upscale gambling facility to be built in Prince George’s County.