Walk Like MADD

On September 21, 2019, Azrael Franz proudly sponsored MADD Maryland’s 10th Annual Walk like MADD, a walkathon at MADD Maryland Caton Waterfront Park in Baltimore.  Azrael Franz Partner, Keith Franz, joined MADD and supporters and victims in a walk to remember those lost and those affected from drunk and impaired driving.         Keith pictured with MADD’s Leadership: Jan Withers, Former National President of MADD Lisa Spicknall, Executive…

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Azrael Franz is on Team CASA

  Azrael Franz is a proud supporter of the communities we have served for more than 70 years.  We take great pride in our commitment to organizations through community partnerships, sponsorships and direct participation.  This article is about Maryland CASA Association, an organization that Azrael Franz and its Partners have supported for almost ten (10) years. Maryland CASA’s Purpose and History A Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA volunteer, is…

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FDA Launches Criminal Vaping Investigation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a criminal probe into the recent spike in vaping-related illnesses, which has jumped to 530, health authorities said Thursday, September 17. The confirmed cases, up from 380 last week, were reported by 38 states and one territory as of Sept. 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. CDC reported Thursday morning that seven deaths resulting from vaping-related illness have been…

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Ongoing Investigation in Route 50 Plane Crash

Maryland State Police said troopers were called around 11:20 AM today to Route 50 at Church Road for a plane crash.  Police stated that a small plane went down near Freeway Airport in Bowie, hitting a vehicle and injuring four people.  The plane struck at least one vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Route 50 as it crashed. Two people in the plane and two people in the car suffered…

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MADD and Azrael Franz Walk Together

At Azrael Franz, we take great pride in our commitment to organizations through community partnerships, sponsorship and direct participation. We are proud to show our support to the communities we have served for more than 70 years. This article is the first of a series of articles about organizations with which Azrael Franz is involved. What MADD Does Mothers Against Drunk Driving (“MADD”) is a non-profit organization seeking to end…

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Back to School! Here are Some Tips for Students and Drivers for the Upcoming School Year

  Today is the first day of school for many students across Maryland.  Thousands of students will be taking to the streets in the morning and the afternoon. Roads will be busier, traffic will be heavier, and drivers need to be extra cautious. Azrael Franz is asking every member of the community to please follow these tips to help keep our children safe: For Drivers – Follow traffic signs and…

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Reported Cases of Vape-Related Severe Lung Illness to be Investigated by Maryland Department of Health

In a press release issued Wednesday, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced that at least five (5) people in Maryland have suffered “severe” lung illness linked to e-cigarettes (also known as “vaping”).  “These cases are part of the nearly 200 reported incidents of vaping-related illness in 22 states, resulting in at least one death,” the press release stated. On Aug. 23, an Illinois resident died after being hospitalized with…

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Dundalk Woman Charged With DUI In Fatal Baltimore County Motorcycle Crash

Baltimore County police have charged a Dundalk woman with DUI in connection with a fatal crash in the early morning of Wednesday, August 21.  According to Police, Jessica Leigh Doran, 33, is being held without bail. Officers responded to a crash at Wise Avenue and Park Drive just after 2AM on Wednesday.  The investigation revealed that a motorcycle, driven by John Wolf Foster, 25, was traveling west on Wise Avenue…

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Dangerous Algae Linked to Multiple Dogs’ Deaths Found in Maryland

A North Carolina resident is warning pet owners after her three dogs died hours following a swim in a pond filled with toxic algae last week. Since then, another family has made headlines for the loss of its border collie who died after swimming in a Georgia lake from what their vet suspected was blue-algae poisoning. Additionally, in Austin, in early August, three dogs died because of the same neurotoxins…

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Two Deadly Motorcycle Crashes in Maryland on Sunday

On Sunday, August 4, at around 6:10 PM, officers responded to the ramp from Harry S. Truman Drive to Central Avenue in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on a report of a crash involving three motorcycles.  According to the Maryland State Police, two motorcycles were stopped on the right shoulder of the ramp from Central Avenue to Largo Road when another motorcycle, traveling on the ramp from Harry S. Truman Drive to…

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