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October 14, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Maryland Department of Health Launches Statewide Flu Vaccine Campaign

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Department of Health launched the statewide “Fight the Flu” campaign, urging residents to get the influenza vaccine. The multimedia campaign announced on Tuesday will utilize television and social media, according to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). “Getting vaccinated for the flu every year is important, but this year […]

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March 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Orders Maryland Bars, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Gyms to Close 5 P.M. Monday

Gov. Larry Hogan announced an executive order Monday to close all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms in the state of Maryland starting  5 p.m. on Monday. The closures are out of concern for the coronavirus pandemic. The executive order will be strictly enforced by law enforcement, Hogan said. Drive-thru, carryout, and delivery will continue, Hogan […]

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March 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

DHMH Spokesperson on Security at Perkins Hospital, Following Reports of Catherine Hoggle’s Attempts to Escape

There are 251 patients at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital, according to a census this week. One of those patients is Catherine Hoggle, the 29-year-old mother suspected in the 2014 disappearance of her children, Sarah and Jacob. According to published reports, Hoggle has tried to repeatedly escape from the maximum security psychiatric hospital where she has […]

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September 16, 2013 | Staff Writer

Construction Worker Killed on the Job in Bethesda

A construction worker was killed in a freak accident that occurred around 8:35 a.m. on Sept. 16 at the 5700 block of Bent Branch Road in Bethesda. According to Montgomery County police, a construction crew was working outside of the residence when one of the workers was accidentally pinned between an excavator and the house. […]

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