Events, Police/Fire

Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Fourth of July holiday weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety …


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State Fire Marshal warns of fake online fireworks poster

BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the State Fire Marshal is warning Maryland residents of a fictitious online poster circulating on various social media accounts, referencing Independence Day celebrations and social distancing. The poster claims that Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive on a specific way to handle sparklers and limited the amount of time residents are allowed to celebrate outdoors. …


Baltimore cancels all events through August 31

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Wednesday morning announced that all public events in the city would be cancelled through August 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.ould The events that will be cancelled include  the 2020 Artscape festival as well as the Fourth of July fireworks. At Wednesday’s press conference, Mayor Young was asked if he would …

Towson Fourth of July Parade cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—The 2020 Towson Fourth of July Parade has been cancelled, officials announced on Monday afternoon. Just days after it was announced that the annual Towson fireworks display would be cancelled, parade officials have followed suit. “We are very disappointed that we are going to have to cancel the Towson 4th of July Parade and Race due to the Covid …

Towson Fourth of July fireworks cancelled

UPDATE: The Towson Fourth of July Parade has been cancelled as well. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Another annual tradition has been scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Towson Communities Alliance announced on Saturday that their annual Independence Day fireworks display would be cancelled this year. “Obviously, this is a big disappointment to many who enjoy the July 4th …

Fullerton 2020 Independence Day fireworks cancelled due to COVID-19

NOTTINGHAM, MD—An annual fireworks display has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fullerton Fireworks Foundation on Friday announced that their 2020 Fourth of July fireworks show would be cancelled this year. “In light of the situation we are facing locally and nationally with COVID-19, the board has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s fireworks celebration,” the …

2020 Kingsville Independence Day Parade cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

KINGSVILLE, MD—Officials announced on Tuesday night that the 2020 Kingsville Independence Day Parade would be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on conversations with some members of the committee, The Greater Kingsville Civic Association, Inc. and the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department, the decision was made to cancel the 2020 Kingsville 4th of July Parade,” officials said in a statement. …

Maryland State Police arrest more than 100 impaired drivers over holiday weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD – Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Independence Day holiday period resulted in more than 9,500 traffic stops that led to 240 arrests, more than 100 of which included impaired drivers. Maryland State Police patrol troopers began increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts on July 3, 2019 that continued through July 7, 2019. During that period, …