Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Olszewski unveils Open Checkbook platform to promote transparency

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday unveiled the Open Checkbook tool, a new expansion for Baltimore County’s Open Budget platform, which will allow users to view County expenditures down to the individual check level. “Our residents deserve to know exactly how their money is spent, and this new tool will bring an unprecedented level of transparency to County …


Police/Fire

Baltimore County Fire Department crew from Fullerton recognized for exceptional performance during recent fire

FULLERTON, MD—A local fire crew has been recognized for their heroic efforts during a recent house fire. A Baltimore County Fire Department Unit Citation has been awarded to Fullerton Truck 8, Fire Lt. Brandon Watkins (off-duty), and other personnel. The award was presented in recognition of the crew’s exceptional performance during a November 12, 2020 dwelling fire with rescue on …


Governor Hogan mobilizes medical staffing surge to fight COVID-19 uptick [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the State of Maryland continues to fight COVID-19, Governor Larry Hogan on Monday afternoon announced a series of actions to mobilize a medical staffing surge to prevent overburdening the state’s healthcare system. “The current surge is not only increasing the burden on our healthcare system and filling available hospital beds, but it is also affecting our healthcare workers …

Rosedale mail thief pleads guilty to identity theft, fraud charges

ROSEDALE, MD—A man who stole mail from the Rosedale Post Office has pleaded guilty to identity theft charges. Nicholas Milano White, 29, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty this week to the federal charges of conspiracy to steal mail, emergency benefits fraud, and aggravated identity theft. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. …

House fire reported in Parkville

UPDATE: It took 60 firefighters almost an hour to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported, however one dog was rescued from the scene. Original story below… ——— PARKVILLE, MD—Crews responded to a house fire in the Hillendale area on Tuesday night. The fire was reported at around 8:30 p.m. in the 8000-block of Oakleigh Road (21234). Arriving units found …

Food delivery driver injured in Carney carjacking

CARNEY, MD—Police are investigating after a food delivery driver was injured in a carjacking in Carney. At 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, the driver was delivering food in the 9400-block of Thornewood Drive (21234) when two individuals assaulted him. The suspect’s then stole the driver’s vehicle. The delivery driver was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor …

On World AIDS Day, MDH reminds Marylanders that free HIV home testing is available

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health marked World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1, by encouraging Marylanders to take advantage of the HIV home-testing kits offered through the Virginia and Maryland Home HIV Testing Program. To help address a decline in individuals seeking HIV testing and care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the program now makes HIV home-testing kits available to …

TSA holiday screening volumes tick above 1M on several days during Thanksgiving travel period

BALTIMORE, MD—The Transportation Security Administration reported screening more than 1 million airline passengers on four individual days during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, which began Friday, November 20 and ended Sunday, November 29. The total travel volume of passengers screened by the TSA over the 10-day period was approximately 9.5 million passengers, with volumes ranging from 35% to 45% of …