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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 ICU bed usage, hospitalizations continue to fall as schools prepare to reopen

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall along with the overall positivity rate. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, September 25, there have been 122,359 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,494,019 tests. The statewide positivity rate …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Crash reported on I-695 near Parkville

PARKVILLE, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Thursday night crash on I-695. The crash was reported at just before 11:30 p.m. along the inner loop just prior to Providence Road (exit 28). The three right lanes along the inner loop are blocked between exits 27 and 28. There has been no word on any injuries. Motorists should use caution …


Police searching for two missing girls

UPDATE: Both girls have been found safe. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Police are searching for two girls who have been reported missing. Keyonna (left, 12) and Tyonna (right, 13) Gunthrop have been reported missing from the area of Leiden Road (21206). Keyonna was last seen wearing blue jeans, a red shirt, and a tan lace shawl. Authorities say the …

Olszewski nominates former state labor secretary to lead Department of Economic and Workforce Development

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday nominated Leonard J. Howie III to serve as the County’s Director of Economic and Workforce Development. Howie, who formerly served as Maryland Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR), brings more than 30 years of management experience and more than a decade in senior leadership roles in state and …

Missing Baltimore County woman was last seen in Essex

UPDATE: April Bryant has been found safe. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are searching for a Baltimore County woman who has gone missing. Authorities say 60-year-old April Bryant is about 5’9″ tall, weighs 175 pounds, and walks with a cane. She was last seen wearing black bonnet and a bright pink blazer-style jacket. Authorities believe she may be headed …

THE AVENUE at White Marsh 2020 Tree Lighting to be virtual, Holiday Parade ‘postponed’

WHITE MARSH, MD—The holiday season will be a bit different this year at THE AVENUE at White Marsh. On Thursday, officials announced that the venue’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony would be virtual and that the annual Holiday Parade would be “postponed” until 2021. From the official announcement: “It is with heavy hearts that we accept THE AVENUE at White Marsh …

Governor Hogan, State Superintendent Salmon announce return of fall sports

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Following a visit to schools in Frederick County on Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced the return of fall sports in Maryland. Each local school system will now have the ability to officially start the interscholastic athletic fall season in secondary schools beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2020. “Getting our kids back on …