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Following violence at football game, 2 Montgomery County HS changing game time

Following a recent large fight at a Maryland high school football game, two Montgomery County schools are changing the time of an upcoming game this Friday and limiting who can get in. The fight last Friday at Seneca Valley High School, which was hosting rival Northwest High School, involved a large group of students in which one ended up in the hospital. Rescue crews took a 15-year-old boy to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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Montgomery County schools considering 3 schedules for next school year

When it comes to planning out the year, parents know it all comes down to the school schedule. Montgomery County schools in Maryland is considering a schedule that would have kids back to school after Labor Day. Three calendar options are on the table before the school board’s Policy Management Committee to review at its meeting Oct. 21. Only one of them has students starting class after Labor Day.

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FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters 

U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food and Drug Administration’s decisions mark a big step toward expanding the U.S. booster campaign, which began with extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine last month. But before more people roll up their sleeves, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will consult an expert panel later this week before finalizing official recommendations for who should get boosters and when.

Annapolis woman charged with espionage says she’s innocent, didn’t know about husband selling secrets

When Jonathan and Diana Toebbe arrived at the pre-arranged location to drop off nuclear secrets to a foreign power, they dressed like tourists out on a hike. The Annapolis couple wore backpacks, and Diana Toebbe took pictures of the scenery with a camera. They had parked their car more than a mile away. When others cleared the area, Jonathan Toebbe placed a peanut butter sandwich with a SD card in a plastic bag between the bread, and Diana Toebbe gave him a distinctive head nod.

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Booster Shots Could Soon Be Recommended For People As Young As 40, Source Says

Booster protection could soon expand to a much broader population, as a source says the US government likely will soon recommend additional doses to people as young as 40 who received a Moderna or Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. “I believe it will happen,” the source familiar with the plan told CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen. There is “growing concern within the FDA” that US data is beginning to show more hospitalizations among people under age 65 who have been fully vaccinated, the source said.

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First group of members approved for Frederick County Immigrant Affairs Commission

The Frederick County Council this week approved a handful of residents to serve on a new commission tasked with improving communication between the county’s immigrant communities and county government. The council’s backing comes two weeks after county residents expressed disappointment in the amount of time it’s taken for the commission to get off the ground. The council approved the formation of the group in February, and applications to serve on the commission closed in late April, officials said.

Judge will not reconsider ruling to let gun rights activists sue arresting officer 

A federal judge will not reconsider her decision permitting gun rights advocates arrested during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago to sue the arresting Maryland Capitol Police officer for allegedly violating their constitutional rights to speak freely and be free of unreasonable seizure. Citing the state’s lack of diligence, U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher rejected Maryland’s bid for reconsideration based on what it called newly recovered video evidence that protesters had blocked roadway traffic, creating a public safety threat that justified the officer’s order that the protest be moved from the sidewalk to the adjacent Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis.

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Baltimore Residents Invited To Share Feedback On City’s Crime Reduction Efforts

Baltimore residents are invited to share their feedback on the city’s efforts to rein in violent crime during a series of upcoming meetings. Starting on Wednesday, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety, the State’s Attorney’s Office and the Baltimore Police Department will host several meetings to discuss the city’s violence reduction strategy, the mayor’s office said Tuesday.


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With kids’ COVID vaccine eligibility coming, Maryland state and county health departments eye school-based clinics, specialty sites

In anticipation of federal regulators soon authorizing vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, state and local health officials in Maryland are preparing to launch school-based vaccination clinics and specialty sites for this age group in addition to offering shots at existing clinics. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will meet next week to discuss the safety and effectiveness of administering the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines to young children, then a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee will meet in November.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
State Superintendent Choudhury: Schools should have opened for in-person sooner, vaccine mandates are out of his control

During an interview with C4 and Bryan Nehman on Tuesday morning, State Superintendent of Schools Mohammed Choudhury discussed school teaching, COVID-19 protocols, and vaccine mandates. “There’s no reason, no excuse for us to not get this right over the next decade,” Choudhury said when it comes to teachers performing well, citing decades of recent research and studies on how to be a good teacher.

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