BWI Airport Ranked Seventh Most Affordable

Good news for travelers flying out of BWI Airport. Travel website “The Points Guy” has just named BWI the seventh most affordable airport in the country. For its ranking, the site looked at things like average airfare, luggage cart rental, and parking prices. The airport in Las Vegas was named the most affordable, while Newark Airport was named the most expensive. (WJZ-TV)

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Baltimore Twins Now Roommates Celebrate Milestone 100th Birthday

It’s a milestone birthday for twins George and Jim Martin. The life-long Baltimore residents are turning 100 Friday. The two have certainly kept their sense of humor and are living life to the fullest. “I like to go places, do things and keep active,” George said. George and Jim were born just minutes apart, on Nov. 15, 1919. (WJZ-TV)

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Setup Underway For Baltimore’s Christmas Village

We’re just two weeks away from Thanksgiving, but the Inner Harbor is already preparing for Christmas! Set up is still in full swing for Christmas Village. The tent arrived earlier this week, and Thursday, organizers put up decorations and holiday lights. The 65 foot-tall Ferris wheel will arrive next week. (WJZ-TV)

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$13K Reward Offered For Information In Case Of Melanie Meleney Who Disappeared From Glen Burnie

Officials are offering a $13,000 reward for information in the case of a Glen Burnie woman who went missing last year and whose partial remains were later found along the shores of Marley Creek. Melanie Meleney had last been seen on October 12, 2018. Eleven days later, a passerby discovered human remains behind Good Sheppard Church in Glen Burnie. (WJZ-TV)

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As reported hate crimes rise throughout nation and parts of Maryland, Carroll County stays near zero

Across the country and in parts of Maryland, hate crimes have been on the rise for the past several years, but police statistics show that Carroll County has been near zero. Earlier this year, Stoney Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Marriottsville was vandalized with graffiti of swastikas and offensive language. Thus far, this is the only crime to be classified as a hate crime in Carroll County in 2019, according to Maryland State Police statistics. And Carroll County had only one hate crime in 2018 — an incident in Taneytown during which a racial slur was written on a Chinese restaurant. (Balt. Sun)

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BSO music director Marin Alsop criticizes how symphony is run, hints she is “nearing the end” of her tenure

In a rare public expression of frustration, music director Marin Alsop criticized aspects of the way the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is being run and hinted that her stint as the organization’s music director might end in two years when her contract expires. “I’m nearing the end of my tenure here,” Alsop told a group of about 60 people gathered for a meeting Tuesday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. “I find this is a difficult institution to get air time in because we don’t talk about the art first. Nobody ever talks to me. Barely," she said. "There’s no place to actually say these things safely, so I’m going to say them here.” (Balt. Sun)

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Re-elected Aberdeen Mayor McGrady ready to ‘rock and roll into the future’ with new, returning City Council members

Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady, who returns to his seat after being re-elected last week, expects to build on the successes that have happened in the city over the past four years, working with a City Council that has two new and two returning members. “This council has had a lot of successes in the last four years to hang its hat on, and there are more that are yet to be realized,” McGrady said Monday night shortly before he and the council members were sworn in for their four-year terms. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland mails 22,000 speed warnings to Hatem Bridge drivers in error, a $20,000 mistake.

Cashless tolling at the Francis Scott Key and Thomas J. Hatem Memorial bridges was touted by Maryland transportation officials in April as an innovation that would reduce traffic backups by removing the need to stop at toll plazas, instead allowing electronic payment “at highway speeds." But when the Maryland Transportation Authority debuted the technology last month at the Hatem Bridge, which carries U.S. 40 over the Susquehanna River between Havre de Grace and Perryville, the agency neglected to shut off an automated system that sent warnings to drivers, who would have been considered speeding at the old tolls. (Balt. Sun)

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