Archive for February, 2017

Warehouse Fire in Baltimore

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Baltimore, MD- The four-alarm fire that raged through an industrial park in Baltimore on Sunday night is believed to have started with a series of explosions at about 9:30 PM.  Firefighting efforts were hindered by strong winds through the night, and thick, black smoke coming from one of the warehouses.  As of 2 PM Monday, the fire has not been fully extinguished, but is considered to be under control.

Update, 2:30 PM Monday: Maryland Gas and Hazmat are on the scene.

Maryland Announces Expanded Use of Traffic Cameras

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Annapolis, MD- With the endorsement of the Maryland State Police, state legislators have passed a bill permitting wider use of traffic light, speed, and permanent, stationary cameras, including surveillance of high-risk traffic areas and neighborhoods, effective immediately.  Civil rights groups and advocates of personal privacy have filed lawsuits challenging the new law.  Supporters of the measure cite growing violence in Baltimore City and County and the successful reduction of reckless driving from the past use of the cameras.

Drug Bust in Rural Virginia

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Culpeper, VA- This evening, DEA agents successfully conducted a raid on the Old Monastery Vineyard located outside of Culpeper, VA.   Contacts report that they seized over 2 million dollars in illegal drugs in the operation. 

Police say that the operation is still ongoing as they are searching for other suspects involved with the ring at this time, but are confident that these additional suspects will be rounded up very soon.

Church officials refused to release a statement at this time.

Mass Fish Kill in Baltimore Rivers

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland- Hundreds of thousands of fish float dead on the surface of the waters in and around Baltimore this morning.  A representative from the Maryland Department of the Environment has stated that a toxic algae, Karlodinium venifecum, is usually responsible for this sort of occurrence, but that so far, levels of that and related species of algae appear to be normal in the effected area.

Riots in Los Angeles Chinatown

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Los Angeles, CA- Riots broke out late last night in Chinatown.  The area was under control by midday, though cleanup continues.  Twelve storefronts were severely damaged, some from a fire that spread from the rear of one of the buildings, and as many as fifty people suffered injuries.  The cause of the violence remains unknown.