- The day before Thanksgiving, the Baltimore County Public Schools system was shut down by a ransomware attack that hit all its network systems.
- Two factors — the coronavirus pandemic and a public numb to what once seemed to be astonishingly large prizes — have seen jackpots that once topped $1 billion tumble.
- Baltimore County’s school system said Sunday that district-issued Chromebooks and Google accounts were not impacted by last week’s ransomware attack.
- Baltimore County’s school system will remain shut down Monday and Tuesday as officials respond to a ransomware attack that hit its network systems last week, officials said Saturday.
- School officials issued a statement on Friday saying the district continues to address the “catastrophic attack on our technology system” but gave no specifics on when online learning might be back up and running.
- Nance Reed, who served as Towson University’s senior associate athletic director and was instrumental in the development of Johnny Unitas Stadium and SECU Arena, has died. She was 63.
- Two people were killed and a firefighter was injured in a Friday morning house fire in Catonsville, Baltimore County fire officials said.
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- The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development this month named downtown Towson a Main Street affiliate, a program that strengthens local revitalization efforts with grants and technical assistance.
- State auditors found “significant risks” within Baltimore County public schools’ computer network, according to a report released Tuesday, the day before a ransomware attack shut down the school system.
- Jack Dawson, who covered sports on WMAR-TV for more than three decades, died of coronavirus complications Nov. 19 at UM Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. He was 91 and formerly lived in Towson.
- While string lights may adorn Christmas trees in Catonsville, Arbutus and Towson, the crowds of families that usually gather during tree-lighting festivities to sip hot cocoa and greet Santa as he arrives will not be there.
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- A Parkville man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery after police say he shot a woman in a Cockeysville hotel after he tried to rob her Tuesday morning.
- Maryland State Police are investigating the circumstances of a fatal pedestrian crash in Arbutus on Tuesday night.
- Richard Rombro, a retired judge who was an advocate for progressive causes and who formerly served in the Maryland General Assembly, died of stroke complications Nov. 17 at Roland Park Place. The former Mount Washington and Park Heights resident was 91.
- The Baltimore County Public Schools system was hit with a ransomware cyber attack, shutting down all network systems, officials said Wednesday.
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center HealthCare became the first healthcare system in Maryland to earn the 2020 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an honor given by the U.S. Department of Commerce to just five other organizations across the U.S. for excellence in quality standards.