At least 9 Maryland residents arrested in connection with riots at U.S. Capitol, including man charged with carrying gun on grounds

At least nine Marylanders were arrested in the riots at the U.S. Capitol, including a 33-year-old man facing charges for allegedly carrying a pistol and high-capacity magazine onto Capitol grounds. D.C. police announced the arrests of about 70 people in all after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol. Those arrested had traveled from Arizona, Oregon, Florida and other states, police said. (Balt Sun)

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Baltimore Set To Begin Implementing Trauma-Responsive Care Legislation

Baltimore City is starting to implement its trauma care legislation that was signed last year. It will begin by training top city officials on how to help those who have experienced trauma. Many Baltimore residents are all too familiar with trauma. The city had 335 homicides in 2020, affecting thousands more. (WJZ)

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PSC upholds Walkersville solar farm approval, county appeals again

Months ago, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) denied an appeal from Frederick County to prevent a solar array being built on roughly 100 acres of prime farmland off Biggs Ford Road near Walkersville. Despite that ruling, an ultimate decision on whether the array can be constructed is not expected soon. (News-Post)

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Marylanders answer the call to assist Washington

When the violence broke out in Washington on Wednesday, the phones started ringing at City Hall in Baltimore. “The request was just made. We’re going to send aid,” said Mayor Brandon Scott. Baltimore City and several other Maryland jurisdictions, including Baltimore County and Howard County, deployed officers to help keep the peace in Washington. (WBFF)

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Staffer in Charge of Hogan’s Highway Widening Project Departs — Impact Unclear

Lisa B. Choplin, the staffer in charge of Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan’s ambitious plan to widen two Washington, D.C.-region highways and rebuild the American Legion Bridge, retired at the end of December, the state Department of Transportation confirmed on Wednesday. Choplin, 55, had spent three decades in state government. No reason for her retirement could immediately be learned. According to her recently updated LinkedIn page, she took over the State Highway Administration’s design-build program in 1999, “when it was still in its infancy.” (Md Matters)

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#NoPillow effort benefits homeless shelter in Anne Arundel County

The Lighthouse Shelter in Annapolis, has been taking care of our most vulnerable for over 30 years. The shelter raises money to put people to work at its Bistro. Money is raised on the feet of runners and the swings from golfers. But tonight, consider yourself challenged. Can you go to bed without using your pillow? Tonight, many will lay their heads down on a crack in the sidewalk. So as you fluff your pillow don’t shut your eyes to those in need. (WMAR)

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Raphael Warnock once served as pastor of Douglas Memorial Community Church in Baltimore

Raphael Warnock may look familiar to some of you. He once served as pastor of Douglas Memorial Community Church right here in Baltimore. Today we caught up with Pastor Beryl Whipple from Mount Hebron Baptist Church. He attended Morehouse College with Warnock and says Warnock gave him his start in the ministry. (WMAR)

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Groups Team Up To Give Baltimore Police Sgt. Isaac Carrington, Paralyzed In Shooting, Handicap-Accessible Van

A year and a half after Baltimore Police Sgt. Isaac “Ike” Carrington was shot and paralyzed outside his home during a robbery attempt, a group of local organizations joined together to surprise him with a new vehicle.The Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police union joined forces with the Signal 13 Foundation and MileOne Auto to give Carrington a special van that will give him the ability to get around on his own. (WJZ-TV)

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