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Poll: 9% of Maryland adults still won’t get coronavirus vaccine

Even as public health officials push for more vaccinations to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, 9% of Marylanders questioned in a new Goucher College Poll say they’ll refuse to get vaccinated — a persistent obstacle as officials work to stem the tide of the pandemic. Of 700 adults surveyed by the college, 78% said they’d already gotten at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine.

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Remembering Ted Venetoulis: Celebration of Life

Today, a celebration of life will be held for the late Ted Venetoulis. Details on the ceremony are as follows:

Monday Oct, 25 2021
10:30 a.m.
Kraushaar Auditorium on the campus of Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204

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.

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Baltimore County school leaders pledge to follow report’s recommendation to cut costs

Baltimore County public school leaders pledged this month to address numerous recommendations made by an outside consultant in an effort to cut costs within the state’s third largest school system. Superintendent Darryl Williams and school board chairwoman Makeda Scott delivered separate updates for the public Tuesday on plans to address the recommendations in a more than 750-page report produced by consultant Public Works LLC. Baltimore County officials hired the firm in February to review both county government and the school system in hopes of identifying cost savings.

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Clyde Boatwright, President of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police, on the Defund Movement

Clyde Boatwright, President of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police, joins C4 and Bryan Nehman on WBAL radio to discuss the Defund movement, recent statements by a Baltimore City Council Member, and the way forward for Maryland policing. Listen in for a discussion of good policing, attrition, hiring, and the atmosphere of policing.

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Medical Treatments After Possible Rabies Exposures Can Cost Marylanders Thousands of Dollars

In 2016, Nicholas Fletcher said, he was in the process of moving out of his Baltimore home when several bats migrating from his neighbor’s bat-infested house swept in through the chimney and into his basement. As Fletcher was ushering the winged creatures from his home, he was bitten on his left foot leaving a faint but potentially life-threatening red mark. With little hesitation, Fletcher decided to get treated at the nearest emergency room.

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She’s desperate to get home care for her mom. In Maryland, 21,000 are on the wait list.

Tiffanie Rivers was running out of time. Over the past year, as the coronavirus swept through nursing homes across the country and as dementia deepened its hold on her mother, she had promised herself that she would do everything possible to keep Gayle Love, 75, at home with her in Hyattsville, Md. She had pestered state employees about her paperwork for a Medicaid waiver, filed two years ago, that would help her afford home-based care.

Nonprofit group seeks to preserve and grow homeownership in West Baltimore

When Bree Jones was a financial analyst in New York City, her visits home to nearby New Rochelle, N.Y., distressed her. Neighborhoods were changing fast, displacing many who had lived there for decades, Jones said. Luxury apartment buildings were popping up where homeowners and renters scraped by. She organized a group of concerned citizens to pressure the developer and the city government to keep some of the buildings’ units affordable, but it was too late.

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Montgomery County source says police seeing ‘LA-style’ shootings for the first time

Only on FOX 5, one Maryland police department is sounding the alarm over what one official source described as “L.A.-style shootings” where a gunman or gunmen indiscriminately open fire in an area instead of directly targeting the person they may be after. It’s something we’ve seen in the District. However, Montgomery County Police say this is a newer phenomenon of concern for them.

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Capital Gazette Shooter Sentenced to Five Life Terms without Parole

The gunman responsible for the 2018 murders of Capital Gazette employees Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday — three years and three months after the deadly attack. “The impact of this case is just simply immense,” Judge Michael Wachs said moments before delivering Jarrod Ramos’ sentence. “To say that the defendant exhibited a callous and complete disregard for the sanctity of human life is simply a high understatement.”

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