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    Northern Virginians who were hoping to soon get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at an Inova hospital or clinic will have to wait longer. In a statement Monday, Inova announced it has suspended giving those initial doses as of Tuesday “for the foreseeable future.” Inova noted that Virginia health officials have made changes that...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Typically, a surprise during the delivery of a baby isn’t a good thing, but for one local woman, it was just what she had hoped for. Private Second Class Tyrell Hicks was able to get leave from the military to make it halfway across the country just in time for the...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. With more than half a million Marylanders reportedly lacking reliable broadband internet at home, Comcast announced plans Monday to install free WiFi hotspots in community centers across Maryland, D.C. and Virginia over the next several...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Snow is falling in parts of Maryland Monday night, and with more wintry mix expected, a number of schools have announced changes to their schedules for Tuesday. Here are the latest closings/delays/changes to school services and learning for Tuesday: RELATED COVERAGE: TIMELINE: When Will Snow, Sleet Arrive In Maryland? Maryland Weather:...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — COVID-19 vaccination appointments have been hard to come by in Baltimore and it’s likely to stay that way for the next few weeks. The city’s health department said it’s seeing an outpouring of demand for the shot, outpacing expectations. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus...
    The number of places ready to give out COVID-19 vaccines within Montgomery County, Maryland, is growing, and while some spots may have different rules for who can get a shot, they all share the common challenge of limited and uncertain supplies of doses. Whether someone is able to receive the vaccine beginning at 65 or...
    A Maryland teenager has been arrested in the shooting death of another teenager with whom he had an ongoing dispute, according to police. It happened Saturday shortly before 4 p.m. in Bowie. Prince George’s County police got a call that a shooting victim was being driven to the hospital by friends. They found the vehicle...
    Maryland's governor took to Facebook to personally criticize a county health official in response to a Facebook commenter's concerns about the speed at which state schools are reopening for in-person learning. In an exchange first reported by the Capital Gazette, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) responded to a commenter, Lauren Thompson, who herself had asked why...
    LARGO, Md. (WJZ) — Prince George’s County is canceling all COVID-19 vaccination appointments for non-residents and people who don’t work in the county, officials said Monday. As the state moves into Phase 1C of the COVID-19 vaccination plan, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks’ office said they will now require proof of county residency or proof that...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan will speak Tuesday afternoon at the State House in Annapolis. He will hold a press conference to provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccination plan in Maryland. The governor will speak at 2 p.m.
    Two Maryland police officers assaulted and admonished a 5-year-old boy who walked off from school – with one deriding the kindergartener as a “violent little thing,” a lawsuit claims. Shanta Grant, of Silver Spring, alleged in a civil suit filed Jan. 13 in Montgomery County seeking more than $1 million in damages that her...
    Officials in Virginia said a lab has identified the state’s first known case of a more infectious strain of the coronavirus. The case was identified in an adult who lives in Northern Virginia who had not recently traveled, according to a news release from the Virginia Department of Health on Monday. The new coronavirus strain...
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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation said it is ready for whatever winter weather we will see Monday and early Tuesday. It brined the roads over the weekend and said teams will be ready to treat roads again Monday. RELATED COVERAGE: TIMELINE: When Will Snow, Sleet Arrive In Maryland? Maryland Weather: Snow,...
    TOWSON, Md. (CNN/WJZ) — Luxury chocolatier Godiva is getting out of the brick and mortar business. The company is closing or selling all 128 of its brick-and-mortar stores in North America, it announced in a statement. It plans to complete the closures and sales by the end of March. That would include four stores here...
    The Supreme Court threw out disputes Monday claiming Donald Trump profited from the presidency through financial interest in his private company in a breach of the Constitution’s emoluments clause. “The high court sent the cases, brought by a government watchdog group and the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia, back to the...
    ​The US Supreme Court dismissed lawsuits that accused former President Trump of illegally profiting from his four years in the White House as “moot” on Monday. ​​”The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit with instructions to dismiss the case as moot​,” the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Zoo is looking for a name for its first penguin chick of 2021! The Zoo has been hatching penguin chicks for more than 50 years, and this year the animal care team selected gemstones as the theme for naming chicks hatched during 2020-2021. Several chicks have already been named- Diamond,...
    The Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C.Janhvi Bhojwani | CNBC The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two cases over whether former President Donald Trump unlawfully profited from his businesses while in office. The suits, which were brought by a nonprofit as well as the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia, alleged that the former...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland reports 1,696 new coronavirus cases and 36 more deaths, as hospitalizations are relatively flat Monday morning. There have now been 343,138 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state since the pandemic began and 6,726 deaths. Hospitalizations went up by one case Monday, and now stand at 1,669. Of those, 395 are in...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland expands its covid-19 vaccination eligibility to group 1C Monday. That phase includes adults aged 65-74, other public health and safety workers as well as other front line workers like those with the U.S. Postal Service, those who work at grocery stores and in food production and manufacturing. Earlier this month,...
    D.C. public school teachers will start to get the coronavirus vaccine Monday, a week before thousands of students return for in-person learning. Teachers and support staff at D.C. public schools who are already reporting in-person or who will return to classrooms next week are first in line to receive the vaccine. The school system is...
    AFSCME Council 3 workers drove in a caravan recently in an appeal to the Board of Public Works for safer workplaces during the pandemic. (Courtesy Hannah Gaskill/Maryland Matters) The state’s largest state worker union announced the deaths of three more of its members from COVID-19 Friday, including two officers from the Department of Public Safety...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram is tracking wintry weather set to arrive from SW to NE on Monday afternoon and evening. The cold air has chilled the roads efficiently this weekend, so slick roads and hazardous traveling conditions can be expected Monday night through Tuesday morning. TIMELINE: When Will Snow, Sleet Arrive In Maryland...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The street, the ground is primed for whatever Mother Nature’s set to throw our way in Maryland. There could be some accumulation early this week. There is a developing area of low pressure out to the west and we’re going to get a warm front moving our way Monday. Between 4 and...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The street, the ground is primed for whatever Mother Nature’s set to throw our way in Maryland. There could be some accumulation early this week. There is a developing area of low pressure out to the west and we’re going to get a warm front moving our way Monday. Between 4 and...
    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — A Washington, D.C., man is facing murder charges in the shooting deaths of two Maryland women, authorities said. Charles County officials said 49-year-old Deon Watkins was arrested Saturday and is awaiting extradition to Maryland. Watkins is a suspect in the killings of 24-year-old Kandeon Meisha Niravanh and 22-year-old Genesis Garrett. The...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram is tracking wintry weather set to arrive from SW to NE on Monday afternoon and evening. The cold air has chilled the roads efficiently this weekend, so slick roads and hazardous traveling conditions can be expected Monday night through Tuesday morning. Moisture will arrive in the form of snow...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 2,100 new Covid-19 cases were reported Sunday in Maryland has hospitalizations continued to decline, according to state health department data. Officials reported 2,145 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases throughout the pandemic to 341,452. However, hospitalizations are down by 49 cases. Of the 1,668...
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    Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, as seen from Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) The Washington Monument will remain close indefinitely to the public to protect staff and visitors from COVID-19, the National Park Service (NPS) said Saturday. The monument closed on Jan. 11 as part of...
    Prince George’s County, Maryland, has begun cracking down on the large number of people entering from other Maryland counties to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. When preregistering to be a part of Phase 1c of the vaccine rollout, the county will limit sign-ups to only people who live and work in the county. The county will...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An Arctic air mass currently in Maryland will start to lift up to the north on Sunday, followed by a warm front that is moving into the region, which could bring a wintry mix to parts of the state on Monday. WJZ Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram said, when warm air overrides cold air at...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WJZ) — Longtime Maryland Senate President Mike Miller was laid to rest Saturday. His family gathered for a private service that was streamed online, followed by his burial. During the service, his family spoke about what he meant to them, including his son who delivered the eulogy. “Because of COVID, he didn’t get...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eric Ayala had 21 points and three steals to help Maryland deliver another road upset of a ranked Big Ten opponent, a wire-to-wire 63-49 victory over No. 17 Minnesota on Saturday. Donta Scott added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Aaron Wiggins had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Terrapins (9-7,...
    New York : A Powerball ticket. Photo: Mariela Lombard / El Diario The winner or the winner in Maryland of the $ 730 million Powerball This week he has yet to claim the prize, the fourth largest in the history of that drawing. Although the draw was held on Wednesday...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Forty-five more Marylanders have died from COVID-19 but hospitalizations continue to fall, according to state health department data released on Saturday State health officials report 2,392 new coronavirus cases Saturday, bringing the total number of cases over the span of the pandemic to 339,307. However, hospitalizations are down by 51 cases...
    Maryland will receive a grant to help pay for medical supplies purchased to protect health care workers and first responders during the early part of the pandemic last year. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will receive a $341 million federal grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for coronavirus medical supplies purchased...
    As Maryland prepares to move into the next phase of its coronavirus vaccine rollout, Prince George’s County is asking eligible residents and workers to preregister. “At this time, we are asking all County residents and those who work in the County, who are in 1C, to please fill out a preregistration form,” County Executive Angela...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Concerns are growing about the variant of coronavirus that’s sweeping across the UK and the world. UK officials warn it could be more deadly, but some doctors say it’s too early to tell. Maryland Department of Health officials say it’s already in the state and are urging residents to double down on preventative...
    Friday morning, on his way to the Maryland General Assembly session, Del. Jazz Lewis tweeted about his experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Lewis included a photo of himself getting the vaccination, and later videotaped himself explaining that part of the process includes having recipients wait for a period of time to make sure there are...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Schools announced Friday more than 1,200 staff members have registered to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. The school system said nearly all those who have registered are on track to be vaccinated by the end of next week, with a possibility that a small number of those appointments may fall into the...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that the state will receive a $341 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its COVID-19 response. This award will provide funding to the Maryland Department of Health for personal protective equipment purchased to support the state’s healthcare workers and first responders. CORONAVIRUS...
    Del. Wanika B. Fisher, D-Prince George’s County. (Maryland Matters/Danielle E. Gaines) This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Maryland lawmakers are seeking to amend the state constitution to establish that everybody has an inalienable right to a healthy environment. “I...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Three more essential workers in the State of Maryland have now died from COVID-19. The local chapter of the Municipal Workers Union AFSCME said the victims worked in state prisons and at the University of Maryland College Park. Leaders with the local chapter of the AFSCME said they learned a Hagerstown night shift...
    Johns Hopkins held a briefing on the coronavirus Friday, focusing on what’s next for the vaccine rollout and why the public should still be wearing a mask. “We’re still seeing many, many more hundreds of thousands of cases per day than we would like,” said Lainie Rutkow, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The steadily growing Mega Millions jackpot hit new heights ahead of the next drawing Friday night, with California Lottery officials confirming the prize has reached $1 billion dollars. The California Lottery Twitter account posted Friday morning that the jackpot had hit the $1 billion mark. The #MegaMillions jackpot is now...
    Virginia is making strides in getting doses of COVID-19 vaccines into the arms of residents, but low federal supply remains the largest obstacle, according to the director of the state’s vaccine rollout on Friday. Dr. Danny TK Avula, who was appointed to oversee Virginia’s vaccine efforts by Gov. Ralph Northam, told reporters Friday afternoon that...