Archive for August 2019

Reported Cases of Vape-Related Severe Lung Illness to be Investigated by Maryland Department of Health

In a press release issued Wednesday, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced that at least five (5) people in Maryland have suffered “severe” lung illness linked to e-cigarettes (also known as “vaping”).  “These cases are part of the nearly 200 reported incidents of vaping-related illness in 22 states, resulting in at least one death,” the press release stated. On Aug. 23, an Illinois resident died after being hospitalized with…

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Dundalk Woman Charged With DUI In Fatal Baltimore County Motorcycle Crash

Baltimore County police have charged a Dundalk woman with DUI in connection with a fatal crash in the early morning of Wednesday, August 21.  According to Police, Jessica Leigh Doran, 33, is being held without bail. Officers responded to a crash at Wise Avenue and Park Drive just after 2AM on Wednesday.  The investigation revealed that a motorcycle, driven by John Wolf Foster, 25, was traveling west on Wise Avenue…

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Dangerous Algae Linked to Multiple Dogs’ Deaths Found in Maryland

A North Carolina resident is warning pet owners after her three dogs died hours following a swim in a pond filled with toxic algae last week. Since then, another family has made headlines for the loss of its border collie who died after swimming in a Georgia lake from what their vet suspected was blue-algae poisoning. Additionally, in Austin, in early August, three dogs died because of the same neurotoxins…

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Two Deadly Motorcycle Crashes in Maryland on Sunday

On Sunday, August 4, at around 6:10 PM, officers responded to the ramp from Harry S. Truman Drive to Central Avenue in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on a report of a crash involving three motorcycles.  According to the Maryland State Police, two motorcycles were stopped on the right shoulder of the ramp from Central Avenue to Largo Road when another motorcycle, traveling on the ramp from Harry S. Truman Drive to…

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