Around Maryland, Business, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile customers face widespread outages across U.S.

BALTIMORE, MD—Approximately 32,000 AT&T customers were reported to have experienced service disruptions across the U.S. on Thursday morning, according to the tracking site DownDetector. The outages were concentrated in areas such as Baltimore, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, with more than 50,000 customers reporting issues in the affected areas, NBC News reports. Verizon and T-Mobile customers also reported …


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Governor Moore announces executive order on artificial intelligence, other actions to transform Maryland digital services

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced four major actions that the Moore-Miller Administration is taking to transform the digital experience in State government. The transformation focuses on the responsible use of artificial intelligence, user-centered design in digital services, ensuring equal access to all information technology, and protecting Maryland’s digital infrastructure through enhanced intergovernmental partnerships. “In our first year, we …


Governor Moore declares first State of Preparedness ahead of dangerous winter weather system, State officials ask residents to share flood photos on MyCoast Maryland app

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Tuesday morning signed the State’s first State of Preparedness declaration (PDF) ahead of a potentially hazardous winter weather system that is expected to bring damaging winds, heavy rain, and potential flooding to areas of Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, the significant weather system is expected to impact the region Tuesday afternoon and evening, …

Forecasters warn of hazardous weather conditions in Baltimore area on Tuesday evening, State Activation Level raised to ‘ENHANCED’

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service says weather conditions will deteriorate as a strong frontal system approaches on Tuesday afternoon, then passes through the greater Baltimore/Washington region Tuesday evening. This will result high winds capable of downing trees and powerlines, tidal flooding, and the potential for flooding of small streams and creeks. This will create hazardous travel conditions late Tuesday afternoon …

Governor Moore signs Executive Order to enhance government coordination ahead of emergencies

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In a move to promote the safety and well-being of Maryland residents and visitors, Governor Wes Moore on Tuesday signed an executive order (PDF) establishing a State of Preparedness. This important initiative will enhance the state’s ability to respond swiftly and effectively to potential hazards and threats in advance of an actual disaster. “The safety and security of our …

Governor Moore declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Ophelia approaches Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has declared a State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Ophelia approaches Maryland. High winds and heavy rains are expected on Saturday and Sunday as the system bears down on the mid-Atlantic. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Saturday and State Highway Administration crews are on alert. On Friday evening, Governor Moore issued the following statement: …

Governor Moore visits Carroll County to survey storm damage

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week visited Westminster in Carroll County to survey major damage incurred as the result of statewide storm activity. The governor was joined by Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Roland L. Butler, Jr., Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld, Maryland Department of Emergency Management Secretary Russell Stickland, Carroll County Commission …

Governor Moore conducts swearing-in ceremony for cabinet members

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore on Thursday delivered the oath of office in the official swearing-in ceremony of the Moore-Miller Administration’s cabinet secretaries, marking the most diverse cabinet in the state’s history. Governor Moore was joined by Lt. Governor Aruna Miller for the ceremony. “This is a proud day for our administration as we keep our promise to all …