Carnival Cruise Ship Leaves Baltimore To Give Aid, Supplies To Parts Of Bahamas Destroyed By Hurricane Dorian

A Carnival cruise ship left Baltimore on Sunday, headed for Freeport, the main city on the Grand Bahama Island, which was decimated by Hurricane Dorian. It’s carrying all kinds of relief and supplies. The Carnival Foundation and its nine global cruise lines, along with private donors- have pledged to donate $2 million in funding for hurricane relief efforts. (WJZ)

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Historical lynching marker unveiled in Maryland’s capital

A historical marker acknowledging five lynchings in one Maryland county has been unveiled in the state’s capital city. The Capital Gazette reports the marker dedicated Saturday in Annapolis is the first of its kind in the state. Photos showed dozens of people gathered for the event in a park featuring a series of speakers. (Cap. Gazette)

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Report: Washington Gas had funds, direction to fix what led to deadly Md. fire

Washington Gas had both the funds and the direction to fix what caused a deadly apartment fire that killed seven people, according to a new filing by its governing body. Now, three years after the fire, the Maryland Public Service Commission wants the utility to answer for its perceived inaction. Months after the Maryland Public Service Commission approved more than $650,000 for Washington Gas to fix failing equipment — a gas explosion caused by that failing equipment killed seven people and injured more than 60 in Takoma Park, Maryland. (WTOP)

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Opioid addiction treatment bus to make weekly stop in Greensboro

Greensboro’s town council voted at its meeting Thursday, Sept. 5, to allow the Caroline County Health Department’s Mobile Treatment Unit to establish a weekly visit to the town, allowing residents direct access to opioid addiction treatment. The 40-foot bus offering on-site care and telemedicine services will be at Greensboro’s River Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. (Star Dem.)

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At vigil for transgender teen killed in Baltimore, LGBTQ community stresses unity in face of violence

Bailey Reeves, a rising high school senior who was one of at least 17 transgender people killed this year, was remembered Friday in a somber ceremony in Baltimore. Nearly 50 people came together in the Ynot Lot at the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street to light candles, hold hands and show solidarity in the face of violence experienced by the LGBTQ community. She was one of at least three trans women killed in Maryland in 2019. (Balt. Sun)

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Investigation Underway Into Baltimore County Recycle Plant Fire

An investigation is underway after a two-alarm fire ripped through a recycling facility in Baltimore County on Saturday afternoon. The incident happened on Days Cove Road and Pulaski Highway in Baltimore County. Nobody was hurt and the fire was eventually downgraded to a non-emergency. The investigation is still ongoing. (WJZ) 

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Maryland Court of Special Appeals: No need for 'oral argument' in Shaffer case

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals will make a decision on the Megan Virginia Shaffer v. State of Maryland case without a hearing. Shaffer, 22, of Ridgeley, West Virginia, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and assisting another to commit or attempt to commit suicide in the death of Alexander Stevens, 24, of Frostburg. (Times-News)

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Howard County Joins “Bee City” Effort To Protect Pollinators

Howard County is joining a nationwide effort to protect bees as the U.S. sees an alarming drop in the number of insects that pollinate the country’s food supply. The county has become one of the first in the nation to be named a “Bee City” and pledge to take a number of steps to protect pollinators and the environment. (WJZ)

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