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Unemployment claims in Maryland are 12 percent lower than previous week

BALTIMORE, MD—Unemployment claims seem to be dropping quickly in Maryland. For the week of January 23, new unemployment claims in Maryland were 11.97% lower than in the previous week, despite high inflation and the threat of a recession, according to WalletHub’s updated rankings for the States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most. Key Stats: Weekly unemployment claims in Maryland …


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BCPS Employee and Retiree Customer Service Center holds grand opening

TOWSON, MD—The new Baltimore County Public Schools’ Employee and Retiree Customer Service Center began providing services on Wednesday. The Employee and Retiree Customer Service Center is located on BCPS’ Greenwood Campus and provides employees and retirees with assistance and solutions to questions regarding benefits, retirement, leaves, certification, and payroll. “I am so pleased that, through this center, we will be …


Weis Markets donates $65,000 to Children’s Cancer Foundation

PERRY HALL, MD—Weis Markets on Thursday presented a $65,000 donation to the Children’s Cancer Foundation. The funds were generated through customer round-up donations at checkout in December and a corporate contribution. Children’s Cancer Foundation is an independent nonprofit committed to funding locally based researchers, programs, and facilities in Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia. CCF is one of several beneficiaries of …

Death of woman whose body was found near Baltimore County school ruled homicide

LANSDOWNE, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the deceased adult female who body was found near a BCPS school earlier this week. The woman, whose body was found near Lansdowne Elementary School on Tuesday morning, has been identified as 37-year-old Audra Pineda. At just after 8 a.m. on January 31, police responded to the 2400-block of Lansdowne Road (21227) …

Governor Wes Moore delivers first State of the State address [VIDEO, FULL TEXT]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Wes Moore delivered his first State of the State address. “We can be a state that rewards, celebrates, and elevates a culture of service – we must be,” said Governor Moore. Let us serve, together, the people who entrusted us with a solemn oath to put them before ourselves. It’s an honor to stand before you, …

Burglaries reported in Rosedale, Middle River, Baldwin

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating three burglaries that were reported over the past week. Sometime between January 16 and 26, an unknown number of individuals burglarized two garages in the 400-block of Holloway Street in Middle River (21220).  The suspect(s) stole multiple home improvement items, then fled the scene. At around 2:45 a.m. on Monday, January 30, two suspects broke into …

Parkville man snags winning $100,000 Maryland Lottery scratch-off

PARKVILLE, MD—A Baltimore County resident was a first-time player of the Gold X50 scratch-off from the Maryland Lottery and he indeed struck gold, becoming its first $100,000 top-prize winner. The Parkville man said he plays scratch-offs a few times a month and decided to try his luck with the new Gold X50 game. He purchased the scratch-off at Frankford Gardens …

Attorney General’s office to investigate police-involved shooting in White Marsh

BALTIMORE, MD—The Independent Investigations Division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General is investigating a police-involved shooting involving an officer from the Baltimore County Police Department that occurred on Tuesday morning. At just before 6:15 a.m. on January 31,  detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department’s Criminal Apprehension Support Team were in the 10700-block of Pulaski Highway in White …