Politics, Sci-Tech

COVID-19 testing without doctor’s order now available at Baltimore County sites

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County will now offer COVID-19 tests at all of its testing sites without a doctor’s order. In order to ensure efficient operations, residents will be required to call the County’s COVID-19 hotline to make an appointment. Previously, tests at Baltimore County testing sites were only available to individuals with a doctor’s order. Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory …


Crime, Police/Fire

Officer in Essex police-involved shooting identified

UPDATE: The body cam footage from his incident is now available here. Original story below… —— ESSEX, MD—Police have identified the officer involved in a shooting on Skipjack Court in Essex last weekend. At just before 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, officers responded to the unit block of Skipjack Court (21221) for a report of a crowd of people …


Suspect in officer-involved shooting in Essex dies

UPDATE 2: The body cam footage from his incident is now available here. UPDATE: The officer involved in this shooting has been identified. Original story below… —— ESSEX, MD—The suspect in Saturday night’s police-involved shooting in Essex has died, according to authorities. The deceased suspect has been identified as Robert Johnson Jr., 29, of the unit block of Championship Court …

Two injured in officer-involved shooting in Essex

UPDATE 3: The body cam footage from his incident is now available here. UPDATE 2: The officer involved in this shooting has been identified. UPDATE: One of the suspects involved in this incident has died. Original story below… ——— ESSEX, MD—Authorities have released additional details regarding Saturday night’s officer-involved shooting in Essex. At just before 10:45 p.m., officers responded to …

Police-involved double shooting reported in Essex

UPDATE 5: The body cam footage from his incident is now available here. UPDATE 4: The officer involved in this shooting has been identified. UPDATE 3: One of the suspects involved in this incident has died. UPDATE 2: Police have released additional details regarding this incident. UPDATE: Units are now reporting that two individuals have been shot. No police officers …

Local Girl Scout assembles, donates over 600 period cycle packs to Parkville High, Owings Mills High

PARKVILLE, MD—One local Girl Scout is doing her part to give back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Abby Letocha’s Girl Scout Gold Award project, she has already made over 600 period cycle packs of tampons, pads, and liners for distribution through the Student Support Network at Parkville High School and Owings Mills High School, according to Councilman …

Maryland School for the Blind joins other non-profits in global day of giving

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow to help meet the distance learning needs of the hundreds of students served by the school across the state of Maryland. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by …

Baltimore County announces 4th COVID-19 testing site in Dundalk

DUNDALK, MD—Beginning on Monday, May 4, the Baltimore County Department of Health will open a fourth COVID-19 testing site at the Dundalk Health Center (7700 Dunmanway Baltimore, Maryland 21222) to help meet the need for expanded testing. The new clinic will offer 50 slots per day and will be the county’s second walk-up clinic, as well as the first County-operated …