Business, Crime

Parkville residents who were president, vice president of mental health, substance abuse treatment programs plead guilty to Medicaid fraud

PARKVILLE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced that Tasha S. Saunders, 42, of Parkville, and Diane S. Jordan, 48, also of Parkville, each pleaded guilty to one count of felony Medicaid fraud for submitting claims that caused the Maryland Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) to reimburse their companies, Changing Directions, Inc. and HEAL Inc., more than $470,000 for …


Health, Politics

Governor Hogan announces end of COVID-19 state of emergency, all mandates to end July 1 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday held a press conference from the State House in Annapolis with Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis Schrader and Deputy Secretary Jinlene Chan. The governor announced that, as of Tuesday, Maryland has administered more than 6.5 million vaccines and more than 72 percent of Marylanders 18 and older and nearly 90 percent of those …


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 …

Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 1 percent, hits new record low

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that, for the first time, Maryland’s 7-day positivity rate dropped below 1%. The state is reporting a record-low 7-day positivity rate of 0.95%—down 84% since mid-April. Last week, the state reported a single-day positivity rate under 1% for the first time. Overall, 19 jurisdictions are reporting a positivity rate under 2%. Official data …

Maryland Department of Health announces Bob & Kendel Ehrlich as new GoVAX Ambassadors [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday announced the launch of a new public service announcement encouraging all Marylanders to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The PSA features Bob Ehrlich, 60th Governor of Maryland, and Kendel Ehrlich, former First Lady of Maryland, adding to the growing list of ambassadors for Maryland’s GoVAX campaign. “We are honored to have Bob and …

Maryland reports under 100 new COVID-19 cases for 1st time in over 14 months

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday, for the first time since March 25, 2020, the State of Maryland reported under 100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. This marks another major milestone as the state continues to emerge from the pandemic. The Maryland Department of Health reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. One month ago today, the state reported 939 new cases. …