Around Maryland, Business, Events, Politics, Traffic

Heavy traffic, road closures expected in Baltimore on Monday during Biden visit

BALTIMORE, MD—Joe Biden’s visit to Baltimore on Monday is expected to bring significant traffic congestion and delays to the area. Biden is expected to make the trip to Baltimore to tout how money from the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure legislation will be used to fund a replacement of the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, one of the oldest tunnels in the …


Around Maryland, Police/Fire, Politics

Maryland officials react to beating death of Tyre Nichols

BALTIMORE, MD—Local leaders in Baltimore and around the state of Maryland are reacting to the beating death of Tyre Nichols in Tennessee. Bodycam footage released on Friday appears to show 29-year-old Tyre Nichols being beaten by multiple Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on January 7th. Fox News reports that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has placed two deputies …


Lottery and Gaming Commission finds five applicants qualified for sports wagering

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission this week approved the qualifications of three sports wagering facility applicants and two mobile sports wagering applicants. The businesses are expected to be considered for license awards during the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission’s (SWARC) next scheduled meeting on February 15. Under Maryland’s sports wagering law, the MLGCC conducts background investigations to …

Middle River woman arrested in connection with death of elderly patient at care facility

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Investigators have arrested a Middle River woman in connection with the death of an elderly patient at a senior care facility in 2022. Obiageriaku Jane Iheanacho, 35, was arrested on January 24 in the 4900-block of Hazelwood Avenue without incident. At around 3:45 p.m. on May 18, 2022, officers with the Baltimore Police Department responded to the 5000-block …

Police seek to identify Radecke Avenue shooting suspects [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Police in the Baltimore area are asking for the public’s help in identifying recent shooting suspects. On January 17, two 16-year-old males were shot by four suspects near 5900 Radecke Avenue (21206). Detectives with the Baltimore Police Department are looking to identify these suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-396-2444. Anonymous tips may be submitted …

Maryland Department of Health announces $430,000 in grants to expand CenteringPregnancy sites

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced nearly $430,000 in grant funding to expand CenteringPregnancy sites in Maryland. The funding will help provide critical prenatal services to eligible pregnant people in priority jurisdictions in the state. “CenteringPregnancy benefits pregnant people, babies, and health care providers,” said MDH Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Dr. Jinlene Chan. “Pregnant people …

Report: Baltimore had 2nd-highest homicide rate in U.S. in Q4 2022

BALTIMORE, MD—With the homicide rate having decreased by an average of roughly 7 percent in 45 of the biggest U.S. cities between Q4 2021 and Q4 2022, WalletHub this week released its report on the Cities With the Biggest Homicide Rate Problems. Baltimore came in at No. 2 on the list, placing behind only Atlanta, GA. In order to determine …

Suspect shoots himself following failed carjacking in Carney, armed carjacking in Towson

TOWSON, MD—Police in Baltimore County say a suspect fatally shot himself following a failed carjacking attempt in Carney and a successful carjacking in Towson. The incident began in Baltimore City and ended near Goucher Boulevard and Colbury Road at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect traveled into Baltimore County, where he attempted to carjack one motorist in the …