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    More than 16,500 Maryland students and just under 800 staff have had to quarantine from a close contact with a COVID-19 case since the new academic year began, according to data from state education officials released Tuesday. The Maryland State Board of Education’s first report on reopening logistics and transmission rate also tabulated that over 4,000 students and nearly 700...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday requested a presidential disaster declaration for Maryland after tornadoes and flash floods spawned by the remnants of Hurrican Ida affected or damaged over a hundred homes and businesses. Specifically, Hogan requested a major disaster declaration for Anne Arundel and Cecil counties, and a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for all 23 Maryland counties...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Baltimore, Cecil and Harford Counties until 10:30 p.m. Storms are moving east at 25 miles per hour. READ MORE: Three Men Charged In Connection With The Murder Of 8-Year-Old PJ Evans The NWS said these storms are capable of producing 60 mile per hour winds along with periods of heavy...
    WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — While many Maryland counties have begun the school year, masked up, Carroll County is one of the only counties leaving the decision in the hands of parents. “I refuse to parent my children in fear,” said one parent. “Send them masked this first week.” READ MORE: New Cranes For Port Of Baltimore Halt Traffic On Chesapeake Bay...
    "Because Delta spreads more easily and causes more severe disease, we do see some hospitalizations," Kalyanaraman explained.A national trend developing among the vaccinated?While the Maryland data is currently being framed as an outlier, there are indicators that it's part of a national trend. Public health experts and mainstream media figures for weeks have inundated the American public with the line...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Weather Service on Monday issued flash flood watches for portions of west, central and northeast Maryland. The watch includes the Baltimore-Washington corridor, parts of western Maryland and several counties in the Eastern Shore, covering Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Cecil, Kent, Queen’s Anne’s and several other Maryland counties, as well as...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Baltimore and Carroll Counties until 5:45 p.m. Storms are moving east at 10 miles per hour. READ MORE: 30-Year-Old William Diggs Pleads Guilty To Federal Narcotics Trafficking Charges Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Baltimore County, MD, Carroll County, MD until 5:45 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/K7dpgLXs5H READ MORE: Police Identify...
    The Maryland State Board of Education has voted in favor of an emergency regulation to require children and adults to wear masks in schools statewide to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The motion was approved with one person voting no. “Today’s vote demonstrates that President (Clarence) Crawford and the Board recognize the importance of safely keeping Maryland students in...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. In his penultimate gubernatorial speech at the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) touted the state’s high vaccination rate and pandemic relief funding — and urged counties to quickly distribute that...
    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is urging county leaders to do a better job delivering millions of available dollars for pandemic-related rental assistance to those who need it. Hogan spoke Saturday at the annual Maryland Association of Counties convention in Ocean City. He said more than $500 million in state and federal funds have been made...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Warning for Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties until 5:15 p.m. Areal Flood Warning for Anne Arundel and Calvert County in MD until 5:15pm Friday. #WJZ #mdwx READ MORE: 18 Midshipmen Released From Naval Academy Following Investigation Of Honors Violations — Tim Williams WJZ (@TimWilliamsWJZ) August 20, 2021 ...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A tornado warning was issued for Frederick and Washington counties until 6:00 p.m. Tornado Warning for Frederick and Washington County in MD until 6:00pm. #WJZ #mdwx READ MORE: Safe Streets Baltimore Shows Crime Plan To Senator Van Hollen Following Murder Of Two Teens — Tim Williams WJZ (@TimWilliamsWJZ) August 18, 2021 A severe severe thunderstorm warning...
    Officials in Howard and Baltimore counties in Maryland say they will require masks in county buildings amid rising coronavirus cases across the state and the D.C. region attributed to the more infectious delta variant of the virus. A mask mandate for county employees and the general public in county buildings in Baltimore County goes into effect Friday, County Executive Johnny...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Baltimore, Carroll, Howard and Montgomery Counties until 4:45 p.m. Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Baltimore, Carroll, Howard and Montgomery County in MD until 4:45pm. #WJZ #mdwx READ MORE: Sentencing Is Moving Forward For The Convicted Capital Gazette Gunman — Tim Williams WJZ (@TimWilliamsWJZ) August 11, 2021 READ...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Baltimore and Harford Counties until 4:45 p.m. Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram the warning includes two major areas including Harford and Bel Air Roads. READ MORE: Housing Authority Of Baltimore City Announces Mandatory Vaccination Policy For Workers This storm is capable of producing quarter-sized hail and gusty winds....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Five Maryland counties have been picked by the Maryland Department of Human Services to take part in a federally backed program to support adopted children and foster families. Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties were selected by the state agency to create a Center of Excellence for Foster Family Development. This new program aims to...
    The D.C. region is seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID data tracker, several counties in the D.C. region fall within the substantial rate of community transmission of COVID-19 — or a weekly average of at least 50 cases per 100,000 residents. The cities of Alexandria and Fredericksburg, along with Arlington,...
     BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Weather Service issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties Wednesday. In St Mary’s County, the warning is until 5:15 p.m. READ MORE: Following New CDC Guidance, Frederick County Schools To Mandate Masks In Calvert County, the warning is until 5:30 p.m. Meteorologist Chelsea Ingraham said damaging winds are a threat. READ MORE:...
    NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has announced nearly $30,000 in awards to companies to expand internet access to 12,000 households in 18 counties, according to a department statement Tuesday. These awards are the first the Office of Statewide Broadband, which was established within DHCD earlier this year with Gov. Larry Hogan signing...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Baltimore, Cecil and Harford Counties until 8:15 p.m. Areal Flood Warning for Baltimore, Cecil, and Harford County in MD until 1:45am Tuesday. #WJZ #mdwx READ MORE: Baltimore City Leaders & State Law Makers Hold Meeting To Discuss Ways To Curb City Crime — Tim Williams WJZ (@TimWilliamsWJZ) July 12,...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) —  A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties until 5:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. An areal flood warning is also in place for Prince George’s County. READ MORE: Woman Driving Moped Struck, Critically Injured In Middle River, Other Driver Charged Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Anne Arundel and...
    OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — The National Weather Service announced Wednesday multiple counties in eastern Maryland are under a tropical storm watch as tropical storm Elsa moves up the Atlantic Coast. The storm watch has been issued for Queen Anne’s, St. Marys, Calvert, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties. READ MORE: Baltimore Police Bust Ghost Gun Manufacturing Operation...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — State and nationwide bans on evictions are soon set to expire, meaning thousands of Marylanders behind on their rent might be at risk of losing their homes. However, United Way of Central Maryland announced today that it’s expanding a program that helps out renters. “With the federal eviction moratorium ending next month and the statewide eviction ban...
    JOPPATOWNE, Md. (WJZ) – You may think that because many people are getting vaccinated, Covid testing is less of a priority, but the Maryland Health Department wants you to know that it’s just as important as ever. The department is working to boost its testing numbers by bringing the tests right to you with mobile testing clinics. Officials said this...
    COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — After more than 400 days, Howard County will once again welcome guests into their age 50 and up centers. The centers, which will officially reopen in April 30, have been closed since March of 2020. Last week Govern Larry Hogan signed an executive order allowing them to once again reopen. READ MORE: Andrea Ruth Haugh Dies Following...
    Del. Brian M. Crosby (D-St. Mary’s) works from the House Chamber Annex earlier this week. Crosby is sponsor of a bill that would require county officials who represent districts be elected to office only by residents of that district. This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. With...
    Northern Virginia is home to the healthiest counties in the commonwealth, while Montgomery and Howard are the healthiest counties in Maryland, a new study found. The annual County Health Rankings from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, issued Wednesday, ranked the nation’s counties in terms of health factors — those are behaviors that contribute to health such as smoking,...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee advanced a proposal Friday to expand the number of early voting centers in the state for future elections. House Bill 745, sponsored by House Majority Leader Eric G. Luedtke (D-Montgomery),...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. A bid to expand bargaining rights to all employees at Maryland’s 16 community colleges advanced for the second time in the last eight years. Senate Bill 746 would enable community college employees to unionize and hold elections if they wanted to,...
    Anne Arundel and Howard counties will align with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s order and loosen COVID-19 capacity limits at the end of the week. But Anne Arundel County is keeping some coronavirus restrictions not required by the state. “Gov. Larry Hogan’s order yesterday lifted capacity limits and also revoked local jurisdictions’ authority to issue more restrictive local orders under the...
    Former Maryland Police Chief David Crawford was arrested Wednesday on a series of arson and attempted murder charges, NBC reported. The 69-year old allegedly set dozens of fires across multiple counties in Maryland from 2011 to 2020, according to the report. Authorities said all the victims had some dispute with Crawford prior to their property being set on fire. His...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Snow arrived in Maryland early Thursday morning, but some areas saw sleet, wintry mix and freezing rain and refreezing overnight may create icy conditions. Numerous crashes were reported Friday morning. READ MORE: TIMELINE: How Long Will The Snow And Wintry Mix Stick Around In Maryland? The mix of snow-sleet-freezing rain is blanketing the state. Snow accumulations are...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two more rounds of wintry weather are in the forecast this week and the first of the storm systems arrives Monday night. Icing will be the greatest concern with Monday’s weather. WJZ’s Weather Team is tracking both of these systems. RELATED: COVID-19 In Maryland: Hospitalizations & Positivity Rate Continue To Decline #mdwx Beyond this mornings little bit...
    Brian Crisby’s bill would change how some Maryland counties elect their commissioners. (Courtesy Maryland Matters) This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. One Maryland lawmaker wants to change the way several rural counties elect their commissioners, arguing that those counties’ current systems disenfranchise people of...
    CHESTERTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — COVID-19 vaccination doses and rates are different depending on where Marylanders live, and of all of the jurisdictions in the state, Kent County is the highest performing. The county’s health officer, Bill Webb, said it’s simple math. RELATED: Community Partners Team Up To Bring WiFi To South Baltimore Families In Need “Vaccinations are the health department’s bread...
    Maryland’s Frederick and Howard counties have ramped up coronavirus vaccine distribution as more shipments become available locally. Howard County has received 4,500 doses of the coronavirus vaccine so far and has given out more than 2,600 of those, according to County Executive Calvin Ball. He said that, by Tuesday, 100% of the county’s doses will be administered. “We still have...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — A winter weather advisory was issued for Frederick and Washington counties for Friday morning through Saturday. Freezing rain is expected with total ice accumulations of up to two-tenths of an inch. There could be a small accumulation of snow. The winter weather advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day through 1...
    Thinking of ringing in the new year and saying goodbye to 2020 with some backyard fireworks? Before you do, you should know that most consumer fireworks are prohibited in the D.C. region. The coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 such a difficult year that people expect to welcome the new year with intense enthusiasm and great relief. But take note, even...
    The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Maryland Department of Transportation recently finished a study on the American Legion Bridge’s future, and are now asking the public for comment on the findings. The study aimed to find ways to reduce congestion, improve regional connections and increase the ways the bridge can be used. A virtual public hearing...
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to prohibit indoor dining starting Dec. 23, according to multiple media outlets. Bowser is making the new dining restrictions in the coming days, according to NBC4’s Mark Segraves. The order will ban indoor dining just before Christmas and through New Year’s. More Coronavirus News Sign up for WTOP alerts Latest coronavirus test results in...
    RAM said the restaurant and food industry in Maryland has lost $1.4 billion since the COVID-19 pandemic started, with establishments having to lay off or furlough 150,000 workers. (WTOP/Ken Duffy) A group that represents restaurants across Maryland is asking local judges to block indoor dining bans recently imposed in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, and Baltimore City. “All with the...
    COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — The Restaurant Association of Maryland announced Friday it has filed legal action against three jurisdictions in the state with the goal of having indoor and outdoor dining restored. The group’s president and CEO, Marshall Weston, Jr., announced during a news conference Friday morning it was seeking temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions against Baltimore City as...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said that though he and his team are monitoring the latest coronavirus metrics, they are not implementing new statewide restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 as of yet. At a Thursday afternoon news briefing, Hogan said Maryland remains in a better position than many other states, but that it is clear that there has been...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Addressing the surge in cases in Maryland since Thanksgiving, Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that all 24 counties and Baltimore City are in the “red zone.” “It is clear that we are experiencing a post-Thanksgiving surge and that the worst days of the pandemic are still ahead of us,” he said. Maryland has had 20 straight days...
    A ribbon hangs on the White House for World AIDS Day 2020, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Four jurisdictions in the region are on a shortlist of areas in the U.S. where HIV is being diagnosed at higher rates than the rest of the country. They are Baltimore, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland,...
    Maryland will allocate $70 million in federal funding toward initiatives aimed at bolstering the state’s emergency response to the current surge of coronavirus cases, including stockpiling personal protective gear, adding more staff to its unemployment division, preparing for a vaccine rollout and testing public wastewater for the virus. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the new funding measures Thursday afternoon, just two...
    Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland imposed new coronavirus restrictions on Thursday as new cases climbed in the state. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks limited outdoor gatherings to 25 people and indoor ones to 10, and people will have to wear masks outside unless they are exercising. Additionally, restaurants will have to reduce capacity from 50% to...
    By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two large counties in Maryland announced tighter limits on gatherings and indoor dining amid rising cases of the coronavirus. Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties will limit social gatherings to 25 people outdoors and 10 people indoors. The order in Prince George’s County takes effect at 5 p.m. Sunday. In Anne...
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