Crime, Health, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Authorities warn of fake COVID-19 contact-tracing scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As more of the population ventures out, it increases their chances of being exposed to COVID-19. This could lead to a call from a Maryland Department of Health contact tracer who tracks residents’ whereabouts as well as with whom they have been in contact in recent weeks. The Federal Trade Commission, Maryland Department of Health, and Baltimore County Police …


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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland positivity rate hits new record low

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate hit a new record low over the past 24 hours. As of Thursday, there have been 93,005 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 579 cases since Wednesday. A total of 16,699 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now …


Governor Hogan closes term as National Governors Association chairman [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday, Governor Larry Hogan officially closed his term as chairman of the National Governors Association during the nonpartisan organization’s 2020 summer meeting, which was held virtually and included more than 40 of the nation’s governors. Governor Hogan announced that through this national infrastructure initiative, Foundation for Success, he is establishing and funding a legacy position at NGA dedicated …

Councilman Marks speaks out regarding Carney, Perry Hall postal service delays

PERRY HALL, MD—Many residents in the Carney and Perry Hall area are frustrated after experiencing lengthy delays in receiving their mail. Residents have posted in several online forums and groups stating that their mail has been delayed, with some individuals not receiving mail at all for several days. On Wednesday, Councilman David Marks urged residents to contact federal officials. “To …

Flooding in White Marsh leaves residents without gas, electric service

WHITE MARSH, MD—Tropical Storm Isaias swept through Maryland quickly, but it left a lasting impression on some families in White Marsh. Homes in the 10900-block of Philadelphia Road were still “flooded out” on Wednesday. Baltimore County Storm Water Management and CSX are coordinating to resolve the issue.  CSX has reportedly identified the blockage and is working to pump the water …

County Council passes Marks’ legislation to prohibit water shutoff, address school overcrowding

PERRY HALL, MD—At its meeting on August 3rd, the Baltimore County Council passed five pieces of legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks: Legislation that prohibits a county contractor from shutting off water in hot temperatures unless notice has been provided to affected residents 72 hours in advance. This bill was prompted by a water shutoff in early June …

Novartis Pharmaceuticals to pay $4.4 million to resolve Medicaid fraud allegations

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced that Maryland will receive more than $4.4 million to resolve allegations that Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Novartis) paid kickbacks to health care practitioners in the form of cash, meals, entertainment, and honoraria payments to induce them to prescribe various medications that treat hypertension or Type 2 Diabetes. “This is not the …

COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland ICU bed utilization dips as hospitalizations tick higher

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday reported that Maryland ICU bed usage dipped over the past 24 hours while hospitalizations ticked slightly higher. As of Wednesday, there have been 92,426 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 572 cases since Tuesday. A total of …