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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 …


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Governor Hogan announces new dining, gathering restrictions [VIDEO]

UPDATE: Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has issued the following statement: “Statewide solutions remain the most effective public health actions, and I support the governor’s actions to protect the health of all Marylanders.  Baltimore County remains prepared to enforce these orders and do whatever we need to do to protect our residents from this disease.” Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, …


Labor Day gas prices lowest in four year, fueling end-of-summer road trips

TOWSON, MD—As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, travelers are taking to the roadways rather than flying or using other modes of transportation, according to AAA – but they aren’t opting for the usual tourist spots, as concerns over the coronavirus continue to shape travel plans. Lower gas prices are also helping to fuel the demand for family road trips, …

Governor Hogan announces expanded statewide mask order, out-of-state travel advisory

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced, based on the state’s data-driven approach, the expansion of the statewide masking order and a public health advisory for all out-of-state travel. The governor also unveiled contact tracing data showing that family gatherings are the most common high-risk gathering and working outside the home is the most common high-risk location for COVID-19. A …

TSA prepares for summer travelers with updated security procedures

WASHINGTON, DC—With the Memorial Day holiday weekend kicking off the start of summer, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing a very different travel season given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. TSA has implemented changes to the security screening process that reduce the potential for cross-contamination at the security checkpoint in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. TSA has …

Attorney General Frosh files brief in support of paid sick leave for airline workers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a multistate coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of paid sick leave for airline flight crew workers, benefits that the coalition argue are particularly important to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The brief, filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, supports the State …

Gov. Hogan: Shopping malls to close, BWI access restricted

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Thursday morning to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At this hour, Maryland has 107 confirmed cases of COVIDー19, an 88 percent increase in 48 hours. On Wednesday night, Governor Hogan announced the state’s first death as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, officials confirmed that a 5-year-old girl in …

TSA: Number of guns brought to airport checkpoints in 2019 up 5 percent

WASHINGTON, DC—Transportation Security Administration officers caught more firearms at checkpoints nationwide in 2019 than ever before in the agency’s 18-year history. In total, 4,432 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags or on passengers at checkpoints across the country last year, averaging about 12.1 firearms per day, approximately a 5% increase nationally in firearm discoveries from the total of 4,239 detected …