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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Over 15 million Toshiba AC laptop adapters recalled due to fire risk

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of 15.5 million Toshiba laptop AC adapters sold in the U.S. between April 2008 and December 2012. The recall is due to potential fire and burn hazards caused by a design defect that affects the AC adapter’s cooling system. According to the CPSC, there have been 679 known incidents of …


Baltimore County to distribute free Chromebooks to veterans at CCBC

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services will be providing one free Chromebook to county residents who receive Survivor Benefits, Veteran’s Pension, or who participate in any of the other qualifying programs. The events will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, February 23 at CCBC Catonsville and on Friday, March 1 at CCBC Essex. …

Baltimore County launches pet scanning stations to help lost pets reunite with owners

TOWSON, MD — The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced the launch of pet scanning stations at five locations across the county, offering 24/7 access to microchip scanning to help lost pets be reunited with their owners more quickly and prevent animals from being unnecessarily housed at the shelter. Baltimore County is the first jurisdiction …

WMCCA President expresses support for expanded speed camera bill in Baltimore County

NOTE: The following is a letter to the editor from White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association President Heather Patti. HB58/SB450 proposes legislation which will permit autonomy to Baltimore Co to install speed cameras in residential areas, as Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties already have. With the high numbers of accidents in our area (not counting highway accidents) along with the severity of …

Baltimore officials warn of fraudulent QR code ‘scan to pay’ stickers on parking meters

BALTIMORE, MD—Officials are warning Baltimore motorists of a new scam that’s popping up on area streets. The Parking Authority of Baltimore City (PABC) says scammers have been placing stickers on local parking meters that say “Scan to pay” and feature a QR code.  Officials say these stickers are not legitimate. Tiffany James, Communications Manager for PABC, told Baltimore Fishbowl that …

MyCoast Maryland data shows impact of January flooding

BALTIMORE, MD—On January 9, 2024, Maryland was hit by a storm that brought intense rain, strong winds, and high tides. It resulted in the most active week yet for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ MyCoast MD app. The app allows users to submit reports and photos of flooding, as well as other environmental information. The storm brought in about …

Governor Moore announces $150 million transportation budget restoration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As part of his Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal, Governor Wes Moore this week announced the one-year restoration of $150 million in funding to address transportation needs across the state. The proposed funding will enable restoration of previously planned reductions to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s budget for one year and will continue to drive the Moore-Miller Administration’s commitment …