Harford County Sheriff’s Office Honored Fallen Deputies Patrick Dailey, Mark Logsdon With Blood Drive Monday

The American Red Cross and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office hosted a blood drive Monday in honor of two fallen officers. Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon were killed in the line of duty in February 2016, when a man shot them both during an incident at a Panera Bread in Abingdon. On Monday, four years after their deaths, the fallen officers’ families and friends gave blood in their honor. (WJZ-TV)

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Northeast Baltimore fire that injured 9 ruled arson; babysitter and 16-year-old neighbor aided dramatic rescue

Someone intentionally set a fire that gutted a Northeast Baltimore home and injured nine people, fire officials said, setting the stage for a dramatic rescue before dawn Sunday. As flames rapidly engulfed the home — and firefighters were dispatched to an incorrect address more than a mile away — a babysitter dropped three children from a second-story window into the arms of a police officer on the ground, neighbors said. (Balt Sun)

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Maryland unveils statues of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass in State House

Until Nov. 1, 1864, the day Maryland lawmakers officially approved emancipation, fugitive slaves Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass could not legally enter their home state of Maryland, let alone the State House in Annapolis. On Monday, the two abolitionists received a place of honor in that building. Statues of the two leaders were unveiled and dedicated during a joint legislative session held outside the Old House Chamber, where slavery in Maryland was formally abolished. (Balt Sun)

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Saturday Night Live’s Thirsty Cops are back, and wearing Baltimore Police uniforms again

Baltimore Police uniforms and the “thirsty cops” wearing them were back in action on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Two police officers, played by Ego Nwodim and “SNL” host RuPaul, berate cast member Pete Davidson in the sketch after pulling him over for “being a snack.” And like the last time we saw the “thirsty cops” — a similar sketch aired in 2018 — the officers’ uniforms are adorned with Baltimore Police patches. (Balt Sun)

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Howard County General Hospital addition aims to improve efficiency, patient flow, behavioral health services

Five years ago, Howard County General Hospital leadership decided it was time to enlarge the 225-bed comprehensive acute-care medical center that had opened in Columbia in 1973 as a short-stay hospital with 59 beds. After three years of construction, a $48 million, two-story addition was unveiled to the public at the end of January. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore County Police Department Issues First Body Camera Video Release Policy

The Baltimore County Police Department Friday issued its first policy outlining how it will publicly release video from officers’ body-worn cameras. The department called the policy an important step to build and maintain trust with the community. (WJZ)

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Organizations start plans for a Maryland Deaf Community Center in Frederick

Twenty-two different deaf organizations in Frederick County are banding together to create a Maryland Deaf Community Center, which would be a central location for deaf services as well as a community meeting place. Linda Stoltz, president of the MDCC, said there are plenty of deaf organizations in Maryland, many of which are in Frederick, but none of them have a physical office or center. (News-Post)

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Baltimore residents rally for ‘Ceasefire’ after weekend begins with shootings: ‘We haven’t lost hope’

The Baltimore Ceasefire group had just completed the “sacred space ritual” at the city’s most recent homicide scene at the Perkins Homes housing project in East Baltimore on Saturday. Some bits of sage continued to smolder on the concrete as people walked to their cars and others walked home. Before Erricka Bridgeford headed to the next event for the Ceasefire movement’s anti-violence weekend, a young boy asked her about why the group had gathered there. (Balt. Sun)

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