Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

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Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park is set to open next year at the Legoland Florida Resort. Park officials announced Thursday that the new park will be located near the main Legoland theme park and be separately ticketed. The Peppa Pig theme park will feature rides, interactive attractions, play areas and live shows. It's based on the popular preschool animated television series and families visiting […]

Hogan looks to new vaccine during stadium site visit

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Hogan looks to new vaccine during stadium site visit

Maryland Gov.  Larry Hogan says emergency use authorization of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine would provide a huge boost to the state's efforts to fill the gulf of supply in the state's vaccine allotment. Hogan made the statement at a press conference after a tour of the M&T Bank Stadium vaccination site. The governor's comments echo those he made on Tuesday that the vaccine, produced by Emergent BioSolutions in Baltimore, could […]

Maryland bill would charge companies for carbon pollution

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Maryland bill would charge companies for carbon pollution

Maryland lawmakers would charge fees on fossil fuels and high-emissions vehicles to reduce pollution within the state — and send the first $350 million annually to fund schools — under a bill in the state's General Assembly. HB33, the Climate Crisis and Education Act, cross-filed with SB76, would require the state to reduce its carbon emissions from 2006 by 60% by 2030 and reach net zero carbon emissions by 2045. […]

Many Maryland schools set to reopen to students on Monday

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Many Maryland schools set to reopen to students on Monday

Many of Maryland's most populous districts are set to welcome some students back for in-person instruction Monday, marking the start of varying local plans in response to Gov. Larry Hogan's push to reopen schools by March 1st. Maryland had the lowest percentage of in-person instruction operating in the nation at 10 percent as of Sunday, according to Burbio, a community event tracker. That number is expected to change drastically come […]

‘Mission: Impossible 7’ will hit Paramount+ even sooner

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‘Mission: Impossible 7’ will hit Paramount+ even sooner

Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window. ViacomCBS on Wednesday announced that the studio's films, including "Mission: Impossible 7" and "A Quiet Place Part II," will go to its fledgling Paramount+ streaming service after 45 days in theaters. "A Quiet Place Part II" and "Mission: Impossible 7" have both been delayed several times and are both currently scheduled to open in the […]

Public comment starts on third bay bridge crossing span

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Public comment starts on third bay bridge crossing span

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The public can now comment on options for the proposed third Chesapeake Bay Bridge crossing span. The Capitol Gazette reported Wednesday that the Maryland Transportation Authority is allowing comments after months of delay. The report outlines three possible crossing locations. One is through Pasadena. Another is through Edgewater. And the third is through Annapolis next to the existing bridge. There is also a no-build option. The […]

Betty White, furry friends star in 50-year-old ‘Pet Set’

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Betty White, furry friends star in 50-year-old ‘Pet Set’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a TV show Betty White hosted 50 years ago, the perpetual charmer flirts with James Brolin, teases Della Reese and trades quips with Carol Burnett. But White appears most delighted in the company of the real stars of "Betty White's Pet Set," among them elephants, lions and snakes. And dogs, lots of dogs. White and her husband, the late Allen Ludden, produced the 39-episode series […]

Marijuana legalization proposed in Maryland Legislature

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Marijuana legalization proposed in Maryland Legislature

Advocates say a bill essentially legalizing recreational use of cannabis in Maryland would be an important step toward addressing social equity and racial injustices. HB32 would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana, referred to as cannabis in the bill, for adults 21 and older and also allow for expungement and release for individuals previously arrested or incarcerated. Bill sponsor Del. Jazz Lewis of Prince George's argued at the hearing that the […]

Hogan announces expansion of virus variant surveillance

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Hogan announces expansion of virus variant surveillance

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has announced expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants in Maryland. Also on Tuesday, six Maryland state senators missed their morning floor session as a precaution after positive rapid tests for the coronavirus. At the start of the Senate's morning session, Senate President Bill Ferguson announced lawmakers are waiting for more reliable polymerase chain reaction test results Tuesday evening. Ferguson noted there had been "several […]

Man sentenced for concert investment scheme

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Man sentenced for concert investment scheme

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison for his part in a multimillion-dollar concert investment scheme. Court records show that 41-year-old Edison Denizard was sentenced Monday in Orlando federal court. He pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Denizard must also forfeit his lakefront Orlando home and pay back nearly $1.7 million. According to court […]

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Many Maryland schools set to reopen to students on Monday

Many of Maryland's most populous districts are set to welcome some students back for in-person instruction Monday, marking the start of varying local plans in response to Gov. Larry Hogan's push to reopen schools by March 1st. Maryland had the lowest percentage of in-person instruction operating in the nation at 10 percent as of Sunday, according to Burbio, a community event tracker. That number is expected to change drastically come […]

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Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park is set to open next year at the Legoland Florida Resort. Park officials announced Thursday that the new park will be located near the main Legoland theme park and be separately ticketed. The Peppa Pig theme park will feature rides, interactive attractions, play areas and live shows. It's based on the popular preschool animated television series and families visiting […]

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Hogan looks to new vaccine during stadium site visit

Maryland Gov.  Larry Hogan says emergency use authorization of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine would provide a huge boost to the state's efforts to fill the gulf of supply in the state's vaccine allotment. Hogan made the statement at a press conference after a tour of the M&T Bank Stadium vaccination site. The governor's comments echo those he made on Tuesday that the vaccine, produced by Emergent BioSolutions in Baltimore, could […]

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Maryland bill would charge companies for carbon pollution

Maryland lawmakers would charge fees on fossil fuels and high-emissions vehicles to reduce pollution within the state — and send the first $350 million annually to fund schools — under a bill in the state's General Assembly. HB33, the Climate Crisis and Education Act, cross-filed with SB76, would require the state to reduce its carbon emissions from 2006 by 60% by 2030 and reach net zero carbon emissions by 2045. […]

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Many Maryland schools set to reopen to students on Monday

Many of Maryland's most populous districts are set to welcome some students back for in-person instruction Monday, marking the start of varying local plans in response to Gov. Larry Hogan's push to reopen schools by March 1st. Maryland had the lowest percentage of in-person instruction operating in the nation at 10 percent as of Sunday, according to Burbio, a community event tracker. That number is expected to change drastically come […]

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‘Mission: Impossible 7’ will hit Paramount+ even sooner

Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window. ViacomCBS on Wednesday announced that the studio's films, including "Mission: Impossible 7" and "A Quiet Place Part II," will go to its fledgling Paramount+ streaming service after 45 days in theaters. "A Quiet Place Part II" and "Mission: Impossible 7" have both been delayed several times and are both currently scheduled to open in the […]

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Betty White, furry friends star in 50-year-old ‘Pet Set’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a TV show Betty White hosted 50 years ago, the perpetual charmer flirts with James Brolin, teases Della Reese and trades quips with Carol Burnett. But White appears most delighted in the company of the real stars of "Betty White's Pet Set," among them elephants, lions and snakes. And dogs, lots of dogs. White and her husband, the late Allen Ludden, produced the 39-episode series […]

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