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Maryland Board of Public Works approves more than $20 million in grants to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution, improve water quality

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved more than $20 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the …


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BOOM ALERT: Aberdeen Proving Ground to conduct firing tests June 14–19

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Loud noise alert! Aberdeen Proving Ground officials have announced that the base will be conducting daytime and nighttime firing tests this week. The testing is scheduled for June 14 – 19, 2021, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to midnight. Loud noises may be heard in some portions of Harford County and Baltimore County. Officials say these operations are not hazardous …


Baltimore County Revenue Authority now providing contactless parking payments via ParkMobile

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Revenue Authority on Monday announced a new partnership with ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., to provide contactless parking payments in Baltimore County. ParkMobile will be available at 1525 parking spaces throughout the County. As businesses resume normal operations in the coming months, contactless payments will provide residents and …

BALTIMORE GAS PRICES: National average ticks higher for eighth straight week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—For the eighth straight week, the national average price of gasoline has risen, posting a 1.6 cent per gallon gain from a week ago to $3.07 per gallon on Monday according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average now stands 3.7 cents higher …

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland drop below 200

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland have dropped below 200 for the first time since March 2020. The state is also reporting record lows in its daily and 7-day positivity rates. The state is reporting 192 COVID-19 hospitalizations—down 20 on Saturday, and down 85% since mid-April. The Maryland Department of Health is reporting another …

Baltimore County grand jury indicts five correctional officers for theft of $380,000 via time card fraud scheme

TOWSON, MD—Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced this week that a Baltimore County grand jury has indicted five correctional officers with felony theft scheme and misconduct in office. The indictments allege that, during their employment as correctional officers for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Kimberly Brown, Erica Byrd, Dephany McKnight, Syreeta Saunders, and Sharonda Stokes were …

Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Flood Warning issued for Nottingham area

UPDATE: At least two Parkville/Carney intersections have flooded and should be avoided. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and a Flash Flood Warning for the Nottingham area. The thunderstorm warning will be in effect until 3:45 p.m. and the flood warning will be in effect until 9 p.m. on Thursday. At …

Brood X periodical cicadas hit peak 2021 emergence in Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Growing tired of all the noise?  Good news…the Brood X periodical cicadas are hitting peak emergence in many parts of the state, according to the Maryland Department of Agriculture. This means millions of fully-grown winged adults are flying and blundering into things (and us), “singing” as loud as they can, and starting to mate. The male cicadas are now …