Business, Family, Health, Politics

Baltimore County announces program to connect low- to moderate-income residents with federal, state and local benefits

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced a new initiative to connect low- to moderate-income residents with critical federal, state and local benefits. Residents can call 311 to be referred to trained counselors for a comprehensive screening process. The CASH Campaign of Maryland, a nonprofit organization that promotes economic advancement, will serve as the county’s lead partner for …


Education, Health, Politics

Governor Hogan issues emergency order to prohibit blanket school closures

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday issued an amended emergency order ensuring that local schools and school systems retain the primary authority to initially determine when to safely reopen their facilities for in-person instruction based on public health guidance. Under an order issued April 5, local health departments continue to have the authority to close any individual facility deemed to …


Maryland State Police investigating Parkville crash that injured tow truck driver

PARKVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that injured a tow truck operator working on the side of the road in Parkville on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Antonio Martinez, 38, of Baltimore, Maryland. Martinez was transported from the scene of the crash to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he is receiving medical treatment …

MEMA urges preparedness as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency and affiliated state agencies are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias as it heads toward Maryland. Even though the storm is currently not a hurricane, Marylanders should be prepared for potential flooding, tidal surge in low lying areas, and tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 miles per hour). READ MORE: Tropical Storm Warning now …

Councilman Marks reminds residents of storm-related resources

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday reminded residents of resources as hurricane season begins in earnest. To report storm-related issues such as downed wires, visit https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/publicworks/StormFighter/. To receive automatic outage alerts from BGE, sign up at https://secure.bge.com/Outages/CheckOutageStatus/pages/EnrollOutage.aspx. If outages do occur, customers can track outages on the BGE outage map: https://www.bge.com/Outages/CheckOutageStatus/Pages/OutageMap.aspx. “As we prepare for the remnants …

Tropical Storm Warning issued for Nottingham area as Isaias approaches

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service on Monday morning issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the Nottingham area. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected within the next 36 hours. The warning covers the entire Baltimore metro area. Winds of 35-45 mph are expected with gusts up to 60 mph.  The window for tropical …

COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland hospitalizations decrease, testing to be suspended on Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Isaias

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported that both the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate and total hospitalizations dipped over the past 24 hours. As of Monday, there have been 91,144 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 870 cases since Sunday. A total of 24,513 tests were performed over the past 24 hours.  Maryland has now …

Tropical Storm Watch issued for Nottingham area

UPDATE: A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—In addition you the previously posted posted Flash Flood Watch, the National Weather Service has also issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Nottingham area. A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm-force winds are possible within the next 48 hours. Forecasters say residents should plan for …