Protesters march through Baltimore in protest of Breonna Taylor death; federal courthouse sprayed with graffiti

About 75 people marched Sunday through Baltimore to show solidarity with Louisville after a Kentucky grand jury charged no officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Activists then sprayed Baltimore’s federal courthouse with graffiti in support of Black Lives Matter and opposing President Donald Trump and Gov. Larry Hogan. (Balt Sun)

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More Than 100 Arrested As Police From All Over The Eastern Shore Are Called To Ocean City After Pop-Up Car Rally Turns ‘Destructive’

Ocean City Police needed to call for backup overnight after they say more than 100 people were arrested Saturday after a gathering for a pop-up car rally turned destructive and violent. Police from all over the Eastern Shore were called to Ocean City around 11:50 p.m. Saturday evening as incidents throughout the town progressed from social gatherings to unruly and violent, specifically in the downtown area. (WJZ-TV)

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Maryland ban on foam food containers to take effect

A Maryland law banning restaurants, schools and other food servers from using foam containers takes effect next week. The Baltimore Sun reports Maryland will become the first state in the nation to ban polystyrene food containers when the law goes into effect on Thursday. The law’s advocates say replacing containers made with fossil fuels with ones made from more sustainable materials will help reduce pollution and other harmful environmental impacts. (AP)

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Howard County Department Of Corrections Updates ICE Policy To Only Hold ICE Detainees Convicted Of Crime Of Violence

The Howard County Department of Corrections will be applying an updated policy to only hold ICE detainees at the Howard County Detention Center who have been convicted of a crime of violence as defined in Md. Criminal Law Code Annotated section 14-101. Under the previous policy, the Department of Corrections can house ICE detainees who have been charged with or convicted of jailable offenses. During the COVID-19 pandemic detainees in the Detention Center under the contract with ICE generally have been convicted or charged with serious crimes. (WJZ-TV)

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Fallston Woman’s Lemonade Stand Offers Up Lessons On Kindness, Inclusivity During Craniofacial Acceptance Month

Erin Richmond’s lemonade stand is offering up much more than just a refreshing drink. “I just want to celebrate differences and diversities,” Richmond said. It’s serving up a lesson on being kind. Richmond was born with a craniofacial condition called Treacher Collins Syndrome, a condition in which the cheek and jaw bones in the face are underdeveloped or missing. She said she has had over 50 reconstructive surgeries- some lasting up to 14 and a half hours long. (WJZ-TV)

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Maryland Holds Steady As 21 States Reporting Increased COVID-19 Cases, Experts Warn Of Fall Surge

Almost half the US is reporting increased numbers of new Covid-19 cases as health experts warn of a potential coronavirus surge in the fall and winter. As of Sunday, the number of new coronavirus cases has increased by at least 10% or more compared to the week before in 21 states, most of them in the West, according to a CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. (CNN)

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Bowie State University To Investigate Video Of Officer Pulling Student

The president of Maryland’s Bowie State University says it will investigate an incident during which a campus police officer apparently pulled a student down a set of stairs. The Capital Gazette reported Thursday that a video posted on Twitter shows a campus police officer walking while holding onto a man’s arm. A woman is seen following behind and yelling that the man is cooperating and that there is no need for the officer to grab his arm. The officer grabs the collar of the woman’s sweater and pulls her down the rest of the stairs. (WJZ-TV)

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Columbia Named 5th-Best Place To Live In US

In the market for a new home? You may want to consider Columbia. The community has been named the fifth-best place to live in the country by Money magazine. The magazine looked at factors like employment opportunities, cost of living, schools and safety. Its proximity to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., also helped it rank near the top. (WJZ-TV)

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