Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan: 10 hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites to open next week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday toured the location of a new, state-run COVID-19 testing site at UM Laurel Medical Center and announced the locations for nine additional hospital-based testing sites that will open by the end of next week. The new sites will help to meet rising demand for testing and divert people away from visiting hospital emergency rooms …


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Governor Hogan declares 30-day state of emergency, activates Maryland National Guard to respond to COVID-19 surge [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge and mobilized 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard to assist state and local health officials with the ongoing pandemic response. On Tuesday, Maryland hit a record high 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is an increase of more …


First Powerball drawing of 2022 produces $2 million winner in Baltimore City

BALTIMORE, MD—The new year kicked off with a few very happy Maryland Powerball players, including a winner who purchased a ticket in Baltimore City worth $2,000,008. There was no jackpot winner in the New Year’s Day drawing, and the Powerball jackpot for the January 3 drawing has rolled to an estimated $540 million annuity option ($384.3 million estimated cash option). …

Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 testing, vaccination sites to be closed Monday due to inclement weather

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health has announced that many COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites will be impacted on Monday by the incoming winter storm. Residents should verify the operating status of any site before visiting. Contact information for sites across the state can be found in the listings at https://COVIDtest.Maryland.gov and https://COVIDvax.Maryland.gov. The following state-run sites will be closed …

Maryland Department of Health to open new COVID-19 testing sites in Bel Air, Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the Maryland Department of Health will open two new COVID-19 testing sites on New Year’s Eve to support increased demand. The sites will be located at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health in Bel Air and at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. “This morning, I held another call of our multi-agency …

Weekend waterspout caught on film near Chesapeake Bay Bridge [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—A wild weather phenomenon was caught on video in Maryland over the weekend. At just before 3 p.m. on Saturday, Tessa Gunnell captured amazing footage of a waterspout while crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. In the video, the waterspout can be seen spinning and kicking up spray, and at one point there almost appears to be a second vortex. …

National Weather Service: Ida spawned 21 tornadoes along destructive path

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service has confirmed that Ida spawned a total of 21 tornadoes as the powerful storm swept across the U.S. this week. The system generated one EF-3, three EF-2s, seven EF-1s, and ten 10 EF-0s. In Maryland, three tornadoes have been confirmed…an EF-2 in Anne Arundel County (Annapolis) that was on the ground for 11.5 miles, an …

NWS confirms EF-2 tornado hit Annapolis, EF-0 tornado hit Edgemere

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Maryland on Wednesday. The powerful storms touched down as Tropical Depression Ida swept through Maryland. Officials say an EF-2 tornado hit the Annapolis area on Wednesday. The twister packed 125 mph winds and was on the ground from 2:00 p.m. to 2:23 p.m. EDT. It had a …