Crime, Events, Police/Fire, Traffic

Maryland State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint, increase patrols over Thanksgiving holiday

ROSEDALE, MD—The Maryland State Police will be stepping up enforcement and keeping an eye out for impaired drivers over Thanksgiving weekend. From 10 p.m. on Wednesday night to 2 a.m. on Thursday morning, troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint. The goal will be to locate impaired drivers and to promote public awareness of the dangers …


Events, Family, Sci-Tech

MVA Highway Safety Office announces holiday rideshare credit program

BALTIMORE, MD—This holiday season, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office is partnering with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to provide 1,000 Uber ride credits worth $10 each to Marylanders for a sober ride home. Maryland is one of five states awarded the grant by GHSA. The $10 rideshare credits will be available from 4 …


Baltimore County government offices to be closed for Thanksgiving holiday

TOWSON, MD—In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, Baltimore County government offices, including Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 vaccination clinics and testing sites, will be closed on Thursday, November 25th. Additionally, Towson Loop service and CountyRide van service will not operate and all branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be will be closed. County parking meters are …

Baltimore County Police Department to increase patrols for holiday season, offer crime prevention tips

TOWSON, MD—With the holiday season right around the corner, the Baltimore County Police Department is preparing to roll out its holiday deployment. Across Baltimore County, the department has officers deployed to areas residents often frequent during the holiday season. While officers will be more visible at shopping centers and local malls, it is important for residents to take extra steps …

BCPS schools, offices to be closed on Wednesday, November 24

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials on Friday announced that all schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 24, immediately preceding the Thanksgiving holiday. “BCPS staff have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure the safety of students and provide them with high-quality instruction, meals and support,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “In recognition of their …

AAA: Thanksgiving travel to rebound nearly pre-pandemic levels

BALTIMORE, MD—Airports and roads may seem jam-packed this year, as AAA predicts that about 53.4 million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with air travel almost completely recovering from its dramatic fall during the pandemic, up 80% over last year. As restrictions continue to …

TSA holiday screening volumes tick above 1M on several days during Thanksgiving travel period

BALTIMORE, MD—The Transportation Security Administration reported screening more than 1 million airline passengers on four individual days during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, which began Friday, November 20 and ended Sunday, November 29. The total travel volume of passengers screened by the TSA over the 10-day period was approximately 9.5 million passengers, with volumes ranging from 35% to 45% of …

Governor Hogan: Maryland to send COVID-19 wireless emergency alert on Thanksgiving Eve, Maryland State Police to step up compliance enforcement

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday afternoon announced that the state would be stepping up enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and cases surge across the state. At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency will send a wireless emergency alert to cell phones across the state to remind Marylanders of critical COVID-19 …