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 …


Weather

WINTER WEATHER: NWS provides updated snowfall forecast, arrival timeline

UPDATE: The Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect until 7 a.m. on Friday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Another round of snow is headed toward Maryland and a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued. Forecasters are calling for 2 to 4 inches of total accumulation with isolated pockets of up to 6 inches. The Winter Weather Advisory will be …


Route 7 shut down due to Joppa barn fire

UPDATE: The address of this vacant barn fire has been updated to 1215 Raspe Lane.  An investigation is under way.  Anyone with information on this fire is asked to call 410-386-3050. Original story below… —— JOPPA, MD—Route 7 has been shut down due to a Wednesday night fire in the Joppa area. The fire was reported at around 10:15 p.m. …

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 …

BOOM ALERT: Aberdeen Proving Ground to conduct testing January 4 – 7

ABERDEEN, MD—Loud noise alert! Aberdeen Proving Ground officials have announced that the base will conduct firing tests this week. The base will be testing from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4 and from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from January 5 – 7. Noises may be heard in some areas off the installation. These operations are not …

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 …

Dense Fog Advisory issued for Baltimore area

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for the Baltimore area. The advisory covers all of central Maryland and will be in effect until midnight on Saturday night. Forecasters say visibility will be reduced to one quarter mile or less due to dense fog. Hazardous driving conditions are likely. Motorists should slow down and leave plenty …

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 …