Family, Health, Sci-Tech

Maryland Department of Health issues consumer advisory for enoki mushrooms due to Listeria risk

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers not to eat enoki mushrooms produced by Shandong Youhe Biotechnology Co Ltd. in Shandong Province, China, because of potential contamination with Listeria bacteria. Samples collected and tested by MDH in early January were positive for the Listeria bacteria. MDH is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other states …


Crime, Police/Fire

Maryland State Police officials seek to educate residents about warning signs of human trafficking

PIKESVILLE, MD—With January being Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Maryland State Police are urging the public to recognize potential warning signs to reduce the chances of others becoming victims in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a child is trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation every two minutes in the United States. There are also an estimated …


THE AVENUE at White Marsh temporarily updates Youth Escort Policy effective Friday

WHITE MARSH, MD—THE AVENUE at White Marsh is temporarily updating its Youth Escort Policy. Effective Friday, January 13, the following policy will be in effect from open to close: “Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied by and remain under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian 21 years of age or older while visiting the shopping …

Councilman Marks: Police ‘aware’ of social media post hyping large gathering at White Marsh Mall

UPDATE: THE AVENUE at White Marsh is temporarily updating its Youth Escort Policy, effective Friday. Original story below… —— WHITE MARSH, MD—Police in Baltimore County are “aware” of a social media post hyping a large gathering at White Marsh Mall this weekend, according to Councilman David Marks. The post, which circulated on Instagram this week, calls for individuals to “gather” …

Fisher-Price re-announces Rock ‘n Play Sleeper recall after 8 more infant deaths reported

BALTIMORE, MD—Fisher-Price is re-announcing the recall of 4.7 million infant sleepers after additional deaths were reported since the original recall. The company is recalling all models of Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. Infant fatalities have occurred in these sleepers after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances. On April 12, 2019, …

Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan announces additional $10 million in neighborhood safety grant awards

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan last week announced nearly $10 million in grant awards through the Community Safety Works program to more than 150 business districts, neighborhood associations, local governments and nonprofit organizations across Maryland, expanding on the governor’s Re-Fund The Police Initiative. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, this program improves the livability and economic potential …

Dense Fog Advisory issued for Baltimore area

UPDATE 4: The advisory has been extended until 8 p.m. UPDATE 3: The advisory has been extended until 6 p.m. UPDATE 2: The Dense Fog Advisory has been extended until 4 p.m. UPDATE: The Dense Fog Advisory has been extended until 2 p.m. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for the …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols over New Year’s Eve weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—With New Year’s Eve weekend upon us, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and avoid impaired, distracted, and/or aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this weekend, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on impaired, aggressive and …