Police/Fire

Police identify construction worked killed in fatal I-95 crash in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred late Wednesday evening in White Marsh. At around 9 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck on northbound I-95 in the Express Toll Lane just past the White Marsh Boulevard exit. According to a preliminary investigation, a construction worker, identified as Antonio Oneil Payton, …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Fatal crash reported on I-95 in White Marsh

UPDATE: Authorities have identified the construction worker who was killed in this crash – details here. Original story below… —— WHITE MARSH, MD—Crews are on the scene of a fatal, Wednesday night crash involving a pedestrian on Interstate 95. At around 9:30 p.m., crews from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to a crash along the northbound Express Toll Lane …


Maryland Department of Health announces first reported heat-related death of 2021

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday announced the first reported heat-related death of 2021 in Maryland. The death occurred in Prince George’s County and the decedent was a male in his 40s. “As this tragedy shows, heat-related illness, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can result in serious ailments and even death,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Dr. …

Fisher-Price recalls 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers after four infant deaths, 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders also recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price are announcing the recalls of the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders. There have been reports of four infant deaths in the 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother. The infants were reportedly placed on their backs unrestrained in the product and later found on their stomachs. …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: COVID-19 positivity rate drops, hospitalizations fall again

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rate fell once again over the past week. “Maryland has now surpassed 5.8 million vaccinations,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. “If you haven’t yet gotten your shot, there’s no better time.” Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: COVID-19 positivity rate tumbles, hospitalizations continue to fall

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rate dropped drastically once again over the past week. “Maryland is reporting over 5.44 million COVID-19 vaccinations as our key health metrics continue to decline, with a significant drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations today,” said Governor Larry Hogan on Friday. Previous zip code reports can …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: COVID-19 hospitalizations drop again, case rate falls to six-month low

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Governor Larry Hogan this week reported that the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rate fell once again. “As Maryland nears 5 million COVID-19 vaccines administered, our case rate is now at a six-month low (12.3 per 100K),” said Governor Hogan. “Total COVID-19 hospitalizations and our seven-day positivity rate declined as well.” Previous zip …