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NEWS
July 23, 1991
Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration of the Department of Transportation recently has increased fees.The most significant increasewill be the renewal of a driver's license, which is good for a four-year period.The cost will be $16.
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BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | March 14, 1993
Jason Pharmaceuticals Inc. grew fat when Oprah got thin, and thin when Oprah got fat again.That much is agreed upon by everyone connected with the Owings Mills-based marketer of the Medifast diet plan. But the agreement ends there.After rising to $51 million in annual sales during the late 1980s, the skyrocket that was Jason Pharmaceuticals landed last month in Baltimore's federal bankruptcy court, asking for protection from creditors while it reorganizes.Members of Jason's founding Vitale family say the company can recover from the slump that hit the liquid-diet industry after television talk show host Oprah Winfrey regained the weight she had lost on a rival plan called Optifast.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2003
A 49-year-old convicted robber was indicted yesterday on murder and rape charges in the strangulation death of an 18-year-old woman whose body was found in a Northeast Baltimore stream in 1998, law enforcement officials said. City prosecutors and police said DNA evidence provided critical help in reopening the investigation into the death of Jada Danita Lambert and led to the indictment of Roy S. Davis, who is serving a state prison sentence in Hagerstown for armed robbery. The murder of Lambert was one of about 4,000 city homicide and sexual assault cold cases that include potential DNA evidence that is being methodically tested by private labs.
NEWS
November 12, 1997
The state Motor Vehicle Administration in Glen Burnie has expanded operator-assisted hours for customers.The hours of the Customer Service Center are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.The toll-free number for Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington is 1-800-950-1MVA; for Glen Burnie residents, 410-768-7000.Pub Date: 11/12/97
NEWS
By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1998
Steve Labuda, proud parent of one of the state's newest drivers, spent the time as his daughter snaked through the lines at the Motor Vehicle Administration in Glen Burnie yesterday reading posters urging him to slap a foot-long yellow "ROOKIE DRIVER" on the back of his teen driver's car."Yeah, we're going to get her one of those," he said as his daughter, Lindsey, rounded the bend closest to him. "It identifies her as a new driver. Maybe people will notice her and give her a break."Lindsey, 15, rolled her eyes, shifted her weight from her left foot to her right and sighed, "Well, we have a blue car, and I'll have a big yellow sticker on the back, so yeah, Dad, I think they'll spot me."
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 21, 2004
Branch offices of the state Motor Vehicle Administration could not complete some transactions for about an hour yesterday morning because a glitch kept them from connecting with the agency's mainframe computer, officials said. The glitch was the result of a software update over the weekend and was discovered when branch offices opened at 8:30 a.m. yesterday. The problem was fixed and the system was back up by 9:35. MVA offices were shut down for a day in August when the agency's computers crashed because of a computer virus.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 16, 1996
County police were investigating last night the fatal shooting of a woman about 9: 15 p.m. at Old Country Buffet at Governor Plaza in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.Northern District investigators said several customers were in the restaurant, near the state Motor Vehicle Administration building, when two men entered the kitchen and one fired at the woman.The woman, whose identity was not released, was an employee of the restaurant, said Helen Saghy, a police spokeswoman.
NEWS
June 4, 1997
The Motor Vehicle Administration and officials of Carroll County and Cranberry Mall will unveil the new Access Maryland self-service kiosk at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the mall in Westminster.The Cranberry Mall ATM-style kiosk will be the third in the state and the only one in Carroll County that allows residents to quickly and easily renew vehicle registrations.Demonstrating the kiosk will be MVA administrator Anne S. Ferro.Information: 410-437-7483 or 410-768-7386.Pub Date: 6/04/97
NEWS
By Brent Jones | July 17, 2008
A state trooper was wounded after an altercation yesterday at the MVA branch in Mondawmin Mall, city police said. The trooper suffered minor injuries during a fight with a man who police said was trying to enter the Motor Vehicle Administration office after hours. City police arrested the man and are investigating the incident, which happened shortly after 5 p.m. Police did not release the trooper's name. A spokeswoman for the state police said the trooper was on a special detail, and that he is based out of the Glen Burnie barracks.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop | January 9, 2009
MVA employee indicted in illegal IDs production A federal grand jury yesterday indicted a Motor Vehicle Administration employee on charges that she illegally produced and transferred multiple Maryland driver's licenses for profit while she worked at the Glen Burnie branch. If convicted, Tenisha Byrd, who lives in Edgewood, faces a maximum of 15 years in federal prison. According to the indictment, the 25-year-old scanned in other people's driver test results when making the phony documents, which she exchanged for cash and unidentified "services."
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