Health, Sci-Tech

Gov. Hogan: Two Marylanders being tested for coronavirus, MEMA offers preparedness tips

MARYLAND—During a Thursday press conference on Maryland’s response to the coronavirus, Governor Larry Hogan announced that two Marylanders who recently traveled to China have met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing of COVID-19. State officials said the patients’ samples are being flown to the CDC for testing. The governor added that there is currently no immediate …


Education, Police/Fire

CCBC to hold emergency preparedness drills in February

ESSEX, MD—As students return for classes, the Community College of Baltimore County will be conducting 10 emergency drills throughout CCBC campus locations in mid-February: Tuesday, February 18 CCBC Essex (two drills: day and evening) CCBC Randallstown (one drill: day) Wednesday, February 19 CCBC Catonsville (two drills: day and evening) CCBC Owings Mills (two drills: day and evening) Thursday, February 20 …


World Health Organization declares global health emergency over coronavirus

BALTIMORE, MD—The World Health Organization on Thursday declared a global health emergency as the coronavirus (2019nCoV) continues to spread. At least 170 people have died and more than 8,100 cases have been confirmed in mainland China, as the virus spreads globally. There are now 98 cases of 2019nCoV in 18 countries outside of China, including 8 cases of human-to-human transmission …

Governor Hogan provides update on Maryland’s response to deadly coronavirus

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At this week’s Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Larry Hogan detailed the steps that Maryland officials are taking to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in Asia. While there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland, one individual has met the criteria for testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The individual …

Peach Bottom siren to be tested on Wednesday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Residents in Harford County and in northern Baltimore County should be aware of an important test that will take place this week. On Wednesday, December 4 at approximately 1 p.m., the Peach Bottom Siren System will be activated and will sound for 3 minutes. The siren activation is being done as part of the biannual siren system testing process. …

Tornado Watch issued for Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Baltimore County. The watch will remain in effect until midnight on Halloween night. A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area. Their size can vary depending on the weather situation. They are usually issued for a duration …

Tropical Storm Warning issued for portions of Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD – As Hurricane Dorian begins its trek up the east coast, watches are turning to warnings and residents are preparing for the storm’s arrival. Tens of thousands have already been left without power in Georgia and the Carolinas. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for portions of southern Maryland that were previously under a …

Hurricane Dorian projected path: Chesapeake Bay risk increasing

UPDATE: A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for portions of Maryland. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD – Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in years, may have a serious impact on the Chesapeake Bay. The storm has already devastated the Bahamas and is now beginning to wreak havoc along the eastern coast of Florida. Hurricane …