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    Marylanders will have an extra three months to file and pay their 2021 state tax returns, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday. The new date is Friday, July 15, 2022. The goal is to help taxpayers facing financial hardships from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Many people are still struggling to stay above water, so giving taxpayers...
    An Amazon delivery driver is suspected of stealing a package from a home in Bowie after making a delivery to the same address, according to police. On Jan. 5, at approximately 4:46 P.M., the suspect stole a UPS package from a residence on the 3500 block of Evans Mill Ct., after making his expected delivery,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland taxpayers will have three extra months to file their 2021 state individual income taxes. Maryland is extending the filing and payment deadline for individual income taxes until July 15 to help families struggling financially due to the pandemic, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Wednesday. READ MORE: Judge Refuses To Toss Excessive Force...
    The mask mandate in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, will stand, at least for now. The Anne Arundel Circuit Court on Wednesday denied a temporary restraining order that sought to stop the implementation of the mandate, which was ordered earlier this month by Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman after the County Council voted down the proposal....
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County’s emergency mask mandate will remain in place for now. An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday denied a petition for a temporary restraining order to block the mask mandate from being enforced. READ MORE: Gov. Larry Hogan Presents Budget, Pledging Tax Relief And Education SpendingThe petition...
    Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing in Frederick. Matthew Taylor Pinto was last seen on Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. near the 5200 block of Duke Court, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. He is described as being 5'7 and 180 lbs., with black...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A little more than 3,000 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19 as hospitalizations and the statewide positivity rate continue to dip, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Health. Hospitalizations fell by nine over the past 24 hours, bringing the total of COVID-19 patients in Maryland to 3,051. Of those...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. A report released by the Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council on Tuesday found that over 60% of surveyed state agencies have not performed cybersecurity risk assessments. According to the study completed by the council’s Ad Hoc...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Lawmakers grilled Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles on the Maryland Department of the Environment’s enforcement and understaffing issues Tuesday, following a sewage spill in Southern Maryland, a report about inadequate state inspections at poultry farms and...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Today we’re looking at a comfortable reset from the wintry mess of earlier this week. Temperatures climb to near 50 ahead of our next brush with rain and snow. The WJZ First Alert Weather team is declaring an “Alert Day” for Thursday in anticipation of a winter weather threat. The timing of...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will unveil his 2023 budget proposal on Wednesday morning. The governor has already said he is committing $80 million to local health departments to help them handle the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response. READ MORE: Baltimore Police Looking For Missing 16-Year-Old GirlHogan also plans to expand SNAP benefits to...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A pleasant day is in store Wednesday as temperatures briefly thaw in the upper 40s by the afternoon. The thaw will be short-lived as another Arctic front moves east. Much of Wednesday remains dry, clouds will increase at night and it’s possible that a few rain showers break out during the evening...
    Several Virginia colleges changed their policies after Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed an executive order rescinding the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all state employees. Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison, Virginia Tech and the College of William & Mary have now announced they’ll comply with the governor’s directive — and will no longer require employees to be...
    Second-guessing can be poisonous — especially in college basketball. While a coach needs to evaluate moves made on the recruiting trail, practice floor and game situations, one can’t do too much second-guessing if they want to stay sane or successful (many coaches would happily choose the latter). But I wouldn’t have a problem if Maryland...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hunter Dickinson had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists and Michigan beat Maryland 83-64 on Tuesday night for its first win in a month. It was the first win for the Wolverines (8-7, 2-3 Big 10 Conference) since an 87-50 pasting of Southern Utah on Dec. 18. Prior to...
    A new bill that passed the D.C. council on Tuesday will require public schools to notify parents if a student in their child’s class has tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours. “We are just asking that it happen more quickly,” said At-Large Council member Robert C. White Jr., who introduced the emergency legislation. “Because...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hunter Dickinson had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists and Michigan beat Maryland 83-64 on Tuesday night for its first win in a month. It was the first win for the Wolverines (8-7, 2-3 Big 10 Conference) since an 87-50 pasting of Southern Utah on Dec. 18. Prior to...
    The Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission’s proposed state legislative redistricting map. (Screenshot via Md. Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission) This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Maryland senators advanced a legislative redistricting proposal Tuesday that could help vulnerable Democrats in the upcoming...
    D.C.-area Democrats on Capitol Hill hope again to remove the name of a segregationist from Chevy Chase Circle: Francis Newlands. The developer — and longtime member of Congress — is memorialized with a fountain in the roundabout because of his role in founding the village in the late 19th Century. But Newlands’ vision of that...
    Baltimore (WJZ) — A new poll shows that the majority of registered voters want the Maryland General Assembly to take action on climate change during the 2022 legislative session. Maryland pollster Patrick Gonzales conducted a survey on climate change that shows 508 out of 807 registered voters would like to see greenhouse emissions trimmed 60%...
    A Montgomery County man accused of running over his wife and killing her in a bank parking lot, says they were having financial problems with a liquor store they co-owned and believed she was spending too much, NBC 4 says citing court papers. Alka Himanshu Tanna, 59, of Silver Spring, left the Capital One bank on New...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A teen from Washington, D.C., is accused of murder in the September 2021 killing of another teen in Annapolis. Daniel Fletcher, 17, was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Christian Parada, Annapolis Police said. READ MORE: H&S Bakery Reveals New Design Plan For Harbor East BakeshopParada was found...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After gusty weather lashed the Baltimore region Monday, Tuesday is shaping up to be a much calmer, drier and brighter day. It’s mostly sunny outside with 9- to 13-mph westerly winds and a forecast high near 38 degrees, though clouds will move in and temperatures will cool down into the evening hours....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Open enrollment for health insurance provided through the state-run Maryland Health Connection has been extended until the end of February, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday. The decision comes after a record 181,603 Marylanders enrolled for coverage for 2022, a 9% increase from last year, the governor’s office said. READ MORE: 1 Charged...
    An investigation is underway by Montgomery County Police as to how a teen died during a storm on Jan. 16, according to WUSA 9. A group of teens called 911 after one of them collapsed outside of the main gate to Montgomery College, a fire spokesman told the outlet.  The teen was in full cardiac...
    Jordan Cashmyer, who appeared on MTV's "16 and Pregnant" has died, according to her family. Cashmyer, 26, of Baltimore, Maryland, was featured on the show as she faced homelessness and unemployment as she was pregnant with her then-boyfriend Derek Taylor's daughter Genevieve "Evie" Taylor in 2014, according to the episode descriptions. Shortly after the show...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Members of a Maryland Senate committee are scheduled to hear testimony Tuesday on expanding the state’s “Slow Down, Move Over Law” to include all disabled vehicles with hazards lights. Under current state law, Maryland drivers are required to move over for vehicles providing roadside assistance or slow down if it is not...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland added more than 3,000 additional COVID-19 cases Monday as its positivity rate and hospitalizations continued to fall, according to data released Tuesday by the Maryland Department of Health. Hospitalizations slid by two over the past 24 hours, bringing the total of COVID-19 patients in Maryland’s hospitals to 3,060. With the state...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash Monday in Montgomery County that left a 32-year-old man dead, authorities said Tuesday. Shortly after 9 p.m., troopers were called to a scene on Interstate 495 near U.S. Route 29 in Rockville in response to a body lying on the highway’s shoulder, Maryland State...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Maryland policymakers and transit advocates are contemplating a bigger and better future for the state’s MARC commuter rail service. And with billions of dollars eventually heading the state’s way in new federal infrastructure funding, they...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The winds have finally died down after a very windy Monday all across the state. BWI Marshall reported a 48 mph wind gust on Monday. Sunshine, but a still rather chilly day is coming on Tuesday, with highs only in the upper 30’s. On Wednesday a warmer southwest flow will boost our afternoon...
    Prince George’s County, Maryland, parent Patrick Paschall said he and other parents were dancing on the neighborhood street corner upon learning that students would resume in-person learning this week. Virtual learning, Paschall said, has been difficult. His wife’s job requires her to go into the office most of the time, leaving Paschall to watch his...
    Retesting was needed for nearly 500 people whose saliva samples taken at a Maryland testing site had expired, local health officials said. The 471 PCR tests taken on Jan. 10 at Ripken Stadium were sent to a backup lab in Texas after the Harford County Health Department's primary lab had a COVID-19 outbreak, officials told...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland State Police responded to 46 crashes and 50 disabled vehicles on Monday after snow covered much of the state on Sunday evening, the agency said. Glyndon in Baltimore County and Columbia in Howard County both saw three inches of snow accumulation, and parts of Western Maryland saw between 4 1/2 and...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new exhibit at the Maryland Science Center aims to get kids excited about learning the ins and outs of the human body. “You – The Inside Story” is an interactive display presented by Johns Hopkins Medicine. The exhibit has 35 kiosks where kids of all ages can run, touch, smell, hear...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — At a Monday rally to draw support for Marilyn Mosby following her federal indictment, attorney A. Scott Bolden said his client received financial advice she was eligible to withdraw money from her retirement account, an issue at the heart of the case. Federal prosecutors allege Mosby took out $40,000 and $50,000 from...
    Rep. David TroneDavid John TroneBiden signs four bills aimed at helping veterans Maryland Democrats target lone Republican in redistricting scheme Alabama Republican touts provision in infrastructure bill he voted against MORE (D-Md.) announced he has tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest breakthrough case among lawmakers in Congress.  “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m...
    LAUREL, Md. (WJZ) — Live racing at Laurel Park is canceled Monday due to the “lingering effects” of the winter storm that brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the region, the Maryland Jockey Club said. Last Wednesday, the Maryland Jockey Club canceled the cards on Friday and Saturday for track maintenance work, but announced...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Just over 3,000 Marylanders were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, a week after hospitalizations peaked at 3,462, according to the latest data from the Maryland Department of Health. Hospitalizations fell by 60 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total of COVID-19 patients in Maryland to 3,062. Of those, 2,470 are adults...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland will provide $50 million in grants to child care providers in the state to cover costs associated with the pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan said on Monday. “Child care is one of our most essential services, and keeping facilities open and available to parents with minimal disruption is a top priority,” said...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) – This week’s WJZ Furever Friend is Charlie. Charlie is between two and three-years-old and was transported from Texas. READ MORE: Former Mayor Young To Appear At Press Conference With Mosby's AttorneyCharlie has some unbelievable markings that look like eyebrows and is very cute. Plus he’s incredibly friendly. Everyone in the neighborhood has...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Maryland’s public officials on Monday paid tribute to the legacy of the late Dr. King. Dr. King, a leading voice of the American civil rights movement, is widely known for practicing civil disobedience and for the “I have a dream” speech he gave during...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More than 2,500 homes and businesses were without power Monday morning after a winter storm swept through Maryland. As of 9 a.m., Baltimore Gas & Electric’s outage map showed a total of 181 active outages affecting 2,643 customers, most of them concentrated in Baltimore City. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Snow Clears Out,...
    After huge spikes in infections and hospitalizations, there are signs that the omicron strain of COVID-19 is starting to recede, at least in some parts of the country. The highly transmissible strain moved fast and caused a high number of breakthrough cases that infected people who were otherwise vaccinated and often boosted. Listen to...
    Decorated Tuskegee Airman Brig. Gen. Charles McGee died on Sunday at 102. McGee, who served for 30 years in the military and was a prominent pilot and leader among the first black aviators in World War II, died peacefully in his sleep in his Maryland home, a family spokesperson said. "He had...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars and later helped to bring attention to the Black pilots who had battled racism at home to fight for freedom abroad, died Sunday. He was 102. McGee died in his sleep at his home in Bethesda, Maryland, said...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Much of the snow forecast for Maryland from Sunday night into Monday morning has cleared out of our area after being melted and displaced by warmer air overnight. A Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 7 a.m. for parts of western Maryland, particularly Allegany and...
    How do you teach your children about the role Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. played in this country? One local mom says her family started traditions surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. Day when she was a child. Takisha Brown, a member of Mocha Moms, a support group for mothers of color, says she has passed...