Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore, Harford counties receive DOJ public safety grants

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur announced on Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs has awarded more than $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local, and tribal law enforcement operations and reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States. More than $5 million will support …


Events, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan proclaims inaugural Maryland Winter Safety Week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Maryland State Police (MSP), and local and state emergency management coordinators to encourage all Marylanders to learn more about winter safety and …


Maryland State Police to increase patrols for Thanksgiving holiday

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police will have extra troopers on patrol all across the state as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Authorities say a variety of initiatives will be employed to keep traffic moving safely, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations occur, to keep travelers safe on Maryland roads. Beginning on Wednesday, November 27, …

FDA warns against eating romaine lettuce from Salinas, California

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state health authorities are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by E. coli in the United States. Evidence indicates that romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region is a likely source of this outbreak. Consumers should not eat romaine lettuce harvested from Salinas, California. …

Maryland Department of Health investigating E. Coli outbreak

UPDATE: Health officials say consumers should not eat romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California region. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is investigating a cluster of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157) infections among seven patients in Maryland. All patients reported eating Ready Pac Bistro® Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad purchased from various Sam’s Club locations in …

TSA expects another record-breaking holiday travel season

WASHINGTON, DC—The Transportation Security Administration is expecting a record-breaking number of flyers this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period with more than 26.8 million passengers traveling through security screening checkpoints nationwide Nov. 22 through Dec. 2. TSA officials are prepared to process the volume of passengers at airport security checkpoints, working closely with airports and airlines to project numbers and peak …

Rastelli Bros., Inc. recalls meat products sold in Maryland due to possible foreign matter contamination

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Rastelli Bros., Inc., doing business as Rastelli Foods Group, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw ground beef items were produced from Oct. 3, 2019 through Oct. …

Nestle USA announces recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated cookie dough products due to potential presence of foreign material

BALTIMORE, MD—Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough products due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces. This voluntary recall only covers specific batch codes of the following products, which include ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tube-shaped “chubs.” These products were distributed in the continental U.S. …