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Police: Construction worker struck by car, seriously injured

10 hours ago

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say they are investigating an accident after a member of a road construction crew was struck by a car and seriously injured.

Anne Arundel County Police said the worker was hit early Saturday in Annapolis while wearing high-visibility reflective clothing and standing behind a pickup truck with flashing lights.

Police said the driver of the car drove onto the road's shoulder before hitting the worker, who became lodged between the car and a metal platform.

Baltimore mayoral inauguration expected to be low-key event

12 hours ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — The inauguration of Baltimore Mayor-elect Brandon Scott next month is expected to be a low-key event, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to limit public events.

Scott’s chief of staff, Michael Huber, told The Baltimore Sun that Scott is thinking of convening in City Hall’s ceremonial room with the clerk of court, along with his parents.

A cameraperson for the city’s Charm TV network would broadcast the event. Tentative plans call for Scott to make a brief address in front of City Hall to the media afterward.

(BALTIMORE, MD) Baltimore City has reached a grim milestone. As of Monday morning, the city has recorded 300 homicides. 

The latest homicide occurred around 7:45 a.m. on Burleith Avenue near West Forest Park Avenue in northwest Baltimore. 

The victim, identified as a 44-year-old man, was stabbed multiple times. He was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital.

Police say the suspect and victim, who have family ties, got into an altercation at the victim’s house.

Baltimore police have arrested a 39-year-old man in connection to the deadly stabbing.

Zoo Lights| Holiday light show at Maryland Zoo

17 hours ago

(BALTIMORE, MD) If you are having trouble getting into the holiday spirit, the Maryland Zoo is the place to go.

Zoo Lights, a seven-week long, after-hours event, is open now through January 3, 2021.

Featuring more than 50 light displays, including ones shaped like your favorite animals, Zoo Lights is sure to bring you holiday cheer. 

(HOWARD COUNTY, MD) Howard County police arrested and charged two men in connection to a homicide that occurred in Columbia.

Officials say the shooting happened on October 4 around 2:30 p.m. on Basket Ring Road.

The victim, 23-year-old Juan Michael Ross, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say 18-year-old Daquante Thomas and 24-year-old Tyrik Braxton were arrested Friday in Baltimore.

Both are charged with murder and assault.

Police have not yet released information on a motive for the shooting.