Baltimore-Washington Parkway Closed This Weekend For Bridge Replacement Projects

The Baltimore-Washington Parkway, or MD-295, will be completely closed this weekend for demolition activities along the Annapolis Road Bridge and Waterview Avenue Bridge superstructures. Both north and southbound MD-295 will be closed to through traffic starting at 12 a.m. Saturday, April 4, between Bush Street and I-695 with detours in effect, if the weather permits. This portion of MD-295 will stay closed all weekend and will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, April 6. (WJZ-TV)

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Maryland police respond to more than 400 calls for stay-at-home order violations

Local and state law enforcement officers have responded to more than 400 calls for violations of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home order intended to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, state police said Tuesday. Hogan issued the executive order Monday requiring residents to leave their homes only for “essential activities” such as grocery shopping, work, exercise, or to pick up meals from schools. (Balt Sun)

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Coronavirus Latest: Orioles, Walters Art Museum Providing Online Activities For Kids Out Of School Due To COVID-19

The Baltimore Orioles are offering parents whose kids are out of school due to the coronavirus some help. The new Orioles’ Digital Kids Corner has a number of activities for children ranging from coloring sheets to games, educational materials and suggestions for staying fit. “(It’s) the next best thing to having The Bird as your teacher,” the team said in an email. (WJZ-TV)

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7 more coronavirus deaths in Maryland brings total to at least 22, officials say

Seven more Marylanders have died from the new coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to at least 22. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland has risen to at least 1,660 as of Tuesday, the day after Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order requiring residents to stay at home except for essential activities, state officials said. Tuesday’s total represented an additional 247 cases in the state, an 18% increase over the previous day. (Balt Sun)

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Coronavirus in Maryland: 5 takeaways from the past few days of news

More than a dozen Marylanders have now died from the new coronavirus, and Gov. Larry Hogan has issued an executive order requiring all residents to stay at home except for essential activities as the Capital Region braces for a wave of cases similar to the one in New York, where nearly 1,000 have died. Outbreaks have been reported at a Carroll County nursing home and in the state’s prison system. (Balt Sun)

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Baltimore Native, Former WJZ Web Producer Deion Broxton’s Viral Encounter With Bison Becomes Public Safety Message

A reporter and east Baltimore native’s viral encounter with a bison at Yellowstone National Park has now become a public safety campaign. Former WJZ web producer Deion Broxton was working on a story at the park when he saw a herd of bison. As the herd walked toward him, he said, “Oh no, I’m not messing with you.” (WJZ-TV)

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Coronavirus Latest: Here’s How Maryland State Police Will Enforce Gov. Hogan’s Executive Orders

Maryland State Police will be on the lookout for people violating Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive orders. But if you’re confused about what that actually means, the agency more clearly explained what they are looking for, so you know what is and what is not allowed during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order Monday morning redefining what essential activities are and which businesses can still operate during the coronavirus pandemic in Maryland. (WJZ-TV)

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Maryland prison system confirms first coronavirus cases

Maryland prison officials confirmed its first cases of the new coronavirus, saying one inmate and two non-correctional contract employees at two different facilities have tested positive for COVID-19. The three victims are associated with correctional facilities in Baltimore and Jessup, officials said. They did not immediately specify which facilities were affected. (Balt Sun)

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