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Masks Required For All In Anne Arundel County-Owned Buildings, Unvaccinated County Employees To Undergo Weekly Testing

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Monday morning that starting Monday, September 13, all unvaccinated county employees must provide a negative Covid test result weekly. Masks will be universally required in all county-owned buildings. The changes come as the state’s key COVID metrics rose in July, and Delta variant spread. “I have spoken to many of our department heads and union leaders about this, and while we understand that there will be some resistance, we expect that most of our employees will welcome this news,” Pittman said. “We are fully capable of vaccinating everyone who is currently not...
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Some Marylanders Plan To Take Precautions As COVID-19 Positivity Rate Rises Above 3 Percent

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — For the fourth day in a row, Maryland reported more than 500 new COVID-19 cases and now the state positivity rate is above 3 percent, leading some to say it’s time to start being more careful. “I think that people should really start taking more precautions. Why risk it if you can avoid it?” said Moriah Nkosi of Baltimore. Three more people died from COVID and 25 more are now hospitalized with it. One doctor said that the rising number of cases is happening at a bad time for Maryland hospitals. “Right now our hospitals are very full. Most of the hospitals...
Public SafetyWUSA

Man dead after double shooting in Southeast DC

WASHINGTON — A man is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Southeast D.C. and D.C. Police are investigating the incident. The double shooting happened in the 400 block of Burbank Street, police said. One of the men was found unconscious and not breathing and was pronounced dead...
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Prayer Vigil To Be Held Monday For Two Children Found Dead In Car Trunk In Essex

ESSEX, Md. (WJZ) — A prayer vigil will be held Monday for the two children found dead in the trunk of a car in Essex late Wednesday night. The vigil will be at 7 p.m. at the Essex Park and Ride, 22 Eastern Blvd. Del. Ric Metzgar, who represents the area and is the vigil’s organizer, said in a statement he hopes the vigil brings healing to the community. He said all are welcome to attend. Joshlyn Johnson, 7, and her brother Larry O’Neal, 5, were found dead in the trunk of a car after Baltimore County Police pulled over the driver, Nicole...
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Shooting in Northwest DC leaves man dead

A man from Northeast D.C. has died after a shooting Saturday night in the District, according to police. D.C. police said officers responded to the 700 block of O St. Northwest around 11:15 p.m. after they heard the sound of gunshots. When they got to the scene, they found 31-year-old Kervin Sanches suffering from a gunshot wound.
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Montgomery County considers new indoor mask mandate

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — As the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to surge across the country, some local counties in the DC region are coming up with plans as to how they will combat the disease. On Thursday, the Montgomery County Council, sitting as the county Board of Health,...
Washington, DCWTOP

3 teenagers charged in DC armed carjackings

Three D.C. teenagers — a 13-year-old, 15-year-old and 17-year-old — were all arrested and charged Saturday in connection with a number of armed carjackings in the District. All three are teenage boys and most of the alleged carjackings happened in the Southeast portion of the city. The 15-year-old and 17-year-old...