Business, Education, Health

Baltimore County Public Schools to receive over $96 million in federal COVID-19 relief

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. on Friday announced $781 million in additional funding to assist Maryland schools and students recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $96 million is slated to go toward Baltimore County Public Schools. This funding, allocated through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, provides …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Crash reported on I-695 outer loop

TOWSON, MD—A Friday afternoon crash on I-695 in Towson is causing traffic delays that stretch into the Parkville area. The crash was reported at just after 2:45 p.m. on the outer loop between Providence Road and Loch Raven Boulevard. The right lanes along I-695 are blocked and delays stretch from the Loch Raven Boulevard exit back to the Perring Parkway …


Police seek to identify White Marsh burglary suspect

WHITE MARSH, MD—Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect linked to a White Marsh burglary. At just after 2 a.m. on January 1, 2021, the suspect (pictured) entered the grounds of Final Cut Landscaping, located in the 11000-block of Pulaski Highway (21162).  He then broke into various storage containers and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of lawn …

Governor Hogan announces $30 million in emergency relief for music, entertainment venues

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced $30 million in awards for more than 90 live music and performance venues, live entertainment promoters, and independently-owned local movie theaters whose operations have been impacted by COVID-19. “These awards will save hundreds of jobs and help many of Maryland’s entertainment venues sustain their operations until they can safely and fully reopen,” said …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate falls, hospitalizations drop

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate fell and total hospitalizations dropped over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, January 15, 2021, there have been 320,739 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 6,352,475 tests, including more than …

Flags lowered in Maryland to honor fallen police officer

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the U.S. Flag & Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately. This action is being taken to honor Master Police Officer Christine Peters of the Greenbelt Police Department. Officer Peters passed away on Thursday from injuries sustained in the line of duty on January 2nd. “Flags are flying at half-staff in memory of …

Governor Hogan announces expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for Marylanders 65 and older

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced expanded eligibility for all Marylanders 65 and over to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines this month. The state will make 50,000 doses available next week to hospitals, county health departments, and federally qualified health centers to launch clinics focused on elderly populations. “A return to a sense of normalcy has been made possible by …

Water main break reported in Parkville

PARKVILLE, MD—A water main break in the Parkville area has left several residents without service. The Department of Public Works reports that an eight-inch diameter water main has ruptured in the 8100-block of Harris Avenue (21234). Thirty customers and two hydrants are currently without service. There has been no ETA on repairs. Motorists should use caution in the area.