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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise among fully vaccinated Maryland residents over the past week

I continue to track the COVID-19 "Post-Vaccination Infections" data reported by the State of Maryland on the COVID-19 dashboard. The latest data reported (September 22nd) showed an increase in some of the data points of fully vaccinated individuals. Here are screenshots of the data I have tracked to date: Maryland residents that have been fully vaccinated Notes: The latest data shows...

Employee pepper sprayed and assaulted during robbery at JCPenney in Columbia on September 22nd

Noted in the Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Thursday, September 23, 2021: Robbery Columbia, 21044: JCPenney, 10300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, Sept. 22 7:21 p.m. A store employee reported that he approached a male suspect who had stolen merchandise. The suspect then pepper sprayed and assaulted the employee before fleeing. No serious injuries were reported. SUSPECT: Black male in his late...

Westminster Police Department seek suspect in the robbery of the New Windsor State Bank

From a recent Westminster Police Department Press Release: Bank Robbery Suspect Sought On September 23, 2021, at approximately 2:21 PM, the below-pictured suspect robbed the New Windsor State Bank located at 444 WMC Drive. No weapon was displayed. The suspect was last seen running on foot towards West Main Street. The suspect is described as a white male, between 5-09 and 6-01,...

Amanda Jozkowski files to run for Carroll County Board of Education in 2022

We now have our third official candidate for Carroll County Board of Education in 2022. Amanda Jozkowski submitted her paperwork today: Amanda lists a campaign website and various social media accounts: Website: https://www.amandaj4boe.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmandaJ4BOE You can also find links to Instagram and LinkedIn on the website. Here is a press release from the candidate Jozkowski BOE press release 9.27.21: Amanda Jozkowski Files...

Howard County Government has collected over $500,000 in Plastic Bag Fees

Since we are coming up on the 1st year of Plastic Bag Fees (Bag Tax) in Howard County I thought I would reach out to the County to see how much money has been collected to date. The report they sent me (broken out by vendor - as I requested) shows that to date $553,850.45 has been collected by...

Carroll County Public Schools will be closed today, Thursday, September 23rd

In a recent update from Carroll County Public Schools: UPDATE: Carroll County Public Schools will be closed today, Thursday, September 23, due to significant road closures and hazardous road conditions. Also as a reminder: Flood Warning Expanded for Carroll County until 11:45am on September 23rd (Read More) For a list of road closures in the county check here:  https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/directory/public-works/roads-operations/roadway-closure-list/ Scott E

Flood Warning Expanded for Carroll County until 11:45am on September 23rd

Update at 5:35am that has expanded the Flood Warning: The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a * Flood Warning for... Carroll County in north central Maryland...East Central Frederick County in north central Maryland... * Until 1145 AM EDT Thursday. * At 535 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area....

Westminster Police Department report Strongarm Robbery Suspect Sought

Strongarm Robbery Suspect Sought On September 21, 2021 at approximately 5:30 PM, the below-pictured suspect grabbed a cellphone and wallet from the victim's hand as the victim entered her vehicle in the Westminster Shopping Center parking lot. The suspect was last seen running on foot towards Englar Road. Police subsequently recovered the victim's property, less currency, nearby. The suspect is described...

Howard County Boys Soccer: Mt. Hebron 5 to 0 over Long Reach on September 21st; Photos from the game

Jenise Dunn attended the Long Reach (home) vs Mt. Hebron (away) Boys Varsity Soccer game on September 21st. According to County Sports Zone the final score was 5 to 0 in favor of Mt. Hebron. Jenise took a lot of photos for the community. Here are some of the photos from the game: (Photo Credit to Jenise Dunn for all...

Carroll County Public Schools reports 214 COVID-19 confirmed positive current cases for students and staff on September 22nd

Continuing my school COVID-19 updates from last week...Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is reporting 214 total cases of COVID-19 on September 22nd. Here is the breakdown: 204 Students 10 Staff Here is a look at the numbers over the past 3 weeks: Elementary Schools: 100 (up from 61 last week) Middle Schools: 59 (up from 32 last week) High Schools:...