NWS confirms 5 tornadoes touched down in Maryland on Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service has confirmed that five tornadoes touched down in Maryland on Wednesday evening. Forecasters confirm that twisters touched down in Poolesville (ending in Gaithersburg), Montgomery County; Columbia, Howard County; Arbutus (ending in Halethorpe), Baltimore County; Middle River, Baltimore County; and Eldersburg (ending in Gamber), Carroll County. All of the tornadoes were classified as EF-1, except for […]

Crews evaluating damage after multiple tornadoes, flash flooding reported in Maryland [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service is dispatching four different survey teams to investigate damage after multiple tornadoes and funnel clouds were reported in the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday night. The teams will survey nine counties in West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. Tornadoes and/or funnel clouds were reported in Poolesville, Arbutus, Gaithersburg, Columbia, Middle River, Fallston, Darnestown, Joppa, Edgewood, Boonsboro, and several […]

BCPS educators earn 4 state-level awards from the Maryland Art Education Association

TOWSON, MD—Four Baltimore County Public Schools educators have earned statewide honors from the Maryland Art Education Association. In addition, the BCPS Office of Visual Arts has selected nine district-level award winners. State- and district-level awards will be presented during the 2024 MAEA virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m., to be followed by a Summer Celebration at […]

Maryland Lottery celebrates local winners with $100,000 and $50,000 Powerball prizes

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Lottery is showing some love for local winners after two $100,000-winning Powerball tickets were sold in Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village and a $50,000-winning ticket were sold in Baltimore. The Powerball jackpot was hit in Oregon last Saturday, but the lottery is still sending home big winners in Maryland. The two $100,000-winning tickets were sold at the Giant […]

Maryland Department of Health announces nearly $278,500 in grants to expand CenteringPregnancy sites

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday recognized Maternal Health Awareness Day with an announcement of nearly $278,500 in new grant money to expand CenteringPregnancy sites. The two-year $278,478 grant awarded to the Centering Healthcare Institute will expand to seven the number of CenteringPregnancy sites offering comprehensive prenatal care. The funding period will run through June 30, 2026. “Expanding […]

$4 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Baltimore, $1 million ticket sold in Catonsville

BALTIMORE, MD—Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing produced big winners in Maryland. Two Maryland Lottery players became millionaires last night, and two other tickets produced $10,000 wins. A winning $4 million Mega Millions with Megaplier ticket was sold at Lobby Shop, located at 1 North Charles Street in Baltimore City. For an extra $1, the lucky winner added the Megaplier feature […]

4 Maryland towns ranked among nation’s most ethically diverse

BALTIMORE, MD—With immigration reform remaining a hot-button issue in 2023 and senators attempting to craft a bipartisan bill, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2023’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities. To identify the most ethnically diverse places in America, WalletHub compared more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key metrics: ethno-racial diversity, […]