Business, Health, Sci-Tech

FDA investigating hepatitis outbreak potentially connected to organic strawberries

BALTIMORE, MD—The FDA, along with CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, state, and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States and Canada potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB, purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022. Currently, the potentially …


Police/Fire

Fire breaks out at Walmart in Towson

TOWSON, MD—Crews responded to a fire at the Walmart in Towson on Friday evening. At around 6 p.m. on February 4, units responded to the Walmart located in the 1200-block of Putty Hill Avenue (21286) for a report of a fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fire in the clothing racks at the store.  Multiple units were deployed from both …


Baltimore County ‘Shop with a Cop’ program returns next week

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County’s “Shop with a Cop” event returns next week. This year will mark the 20th annual “Shop with a Cop” in Baltimore County. One hundred officers and 100 children from the 10 precincts will start out at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 11 to celebrate. At approximately 8 a.m., the officers and children will arrive at the Walmart …

Walmart recalls Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray due to rare, dangerous bacteria; two deaths investigated

BALTIMORE, MD—Walmart is recalling about 3,900 bottles of Better Homes and Gardens-branded- Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones in six different scents due to the possible presence of a rare and dangerous bacteria and risk of serious injury and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested a version of the product and determined that it contained …

Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal sold at Walmart recalled due to presence of arsenic

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maple Island Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of three lots of its Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal that it manufactures for Walmart. This recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Food and Drug Administration which found that a sample from three production lots of Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal tested above the guidance for …

Folding chairs, barstools sold at Walmart recalled due to fall hazard

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Cheyenne Products Mainstay is recalling close to 800,000 folding chairs and barstools due to a fall hazard. The recall involves multiple styles of metal folding chairs and barstools with padded seats upholstered in vinyl or microfiber and sold under the Mainstay brand name. A white sticker label on the bottom of the seats includes the name Cheyenne Products or …

Annapolis Police Officer from Carney arrested for theft scheme

CARNEY, MD—An Officer with the Annapolis Police Department who lives in Carney has been arrested in connection with a theft scheme. Gerrard Lamont Williams Jr., 36, of the unit block of Wildberry Court (21234), was arrested on Tuesday, May 5 and charged with felony theft scheme. An investigation by detectives revealed that Williams worked secondary employment at the WalMart located …

Kidde recalls TruSense Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms due to risk of failure to alert

BALTIMORE, MD—Kiddie is recalling around 226,000 smoke and carbon monoxide detectors due to the risk that they could fail to alert consumers to a fire. This recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms. The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. Only alarms with the TruSense …