Business, Crime, Health

Department of Public Works warns residents of new COVID-19 scams

UPDATE: Comptroller Peter Franchot is also warning residents to be wary of stimulus scams.  More in the tweet embedded below. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark on Monday advised Baltimore-area water customers to be aware of scams being done during the COVID-19 pandemic. DPW advises that scammers may call customers on the …


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DPW takes steps to protect public health during COVID-19 pandemic, Loch Raven Drive to remain open

BALTIMORE, MD—During the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (which also handles drinking water for Baltimore County) has taken steps to: Ensure the continued delivery of safe, clean drinking water Protect the health and safety of our employees Continue DPW’s essential services DPW officials say their water filtration and disinfection process and testing procedures ensure that …


Second coronavirus case confirmed in Baltimore City

BALTIMORE, MD—A second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Baltimore City. On Monday afternoon, Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young announced that the Maryland Department of Health confirmed that a woman in her 20s tested positive for COVID-19. “Everyone in Baltimore City has to take seriously the need to practice social distancing, in additional to increased hand washing,” said Mayor …

Loyola University student tests positive for coronavirus

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore college student has tested positive for coronavirus. Loyola University announced on Sunday that an undergraduate student, who has not been on campus since exhibiting symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19. Another undergraduate student is awaiting test results, university officials say. Both students are recovering at home. Face-to-face instruction at Loyola University has been discontinued until after Easter Break. …

Man arrested for desecrating Rosedale mausoleum

BALTIMORE, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested a man after responding to a burglary call at Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens on Thursday. The property manager called police at 2:20 p.m. after the man broke into a mausoleum and was seen shattering glass display cases containing urns and memorabilia. He stole jewelry and other items that had been left in …

Former Mayor Pugh sentenced to three years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—Catherine Pugh has been sentenced to prison. On Thursday afternoon, a federal judge sentenced the former Baltimore mayor to three years in federal prison followed by three years of probation. Pugh was indicted by a grand jury on November 14 of last year. She pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and …

Man robbed at knifepoint in Nottingham, Rosedale Royal Farms robbed, Joppa Road Pharmacy burglarized

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. At around 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, a man was carjacked by three individuals in the 5600-block of Arnhem Road (21206).  the three suspects stole the victim’s vehicle along with the his ID and cash. At midnight on Friday, February 21, an individual smashed in …

Three BCPS educators accepted to present at national conference on social and emotional learning

TOWSON, MD—Three Baltimore County Public Schools educators have been accepted to present at the Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning national conference, which will be held May 18 – 20 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. The BCPS presenters are Shane Jensen, music specialist, Office of Music and Dance Education; Dr. Amalio Nieves, executive director, …