- Nearly half of city educators have been offered a vaccination appointment, and Baltimore County health officials say they have sent appointment invitations to roughly 4,000 public and private school educators.
- J. Edward Crooks Jr., a retired Baltimore County Fire Department official and volunteer firefighter, died Thursday from cancer at his Upperco home. He was 80.
- Mount de Sales track star Juliette Whittaker ran one of fastest 800-meter high school girls races ever at the Virginia Showcase earlier this month.
- Joy Lepola-Stewart, who this month departed Fox 45 after 17 years of news reporting, has taken the helm as the new director of public affairs for the Baltimore County Police Department.
- Stuck at home with their kids during the pandemic, some Baltimore County parents are resorting to play therapy to keep their kids engaged and to enhance creativity.
- The Lynching Memorial Project, which held an event Saturday, is a volunteer initiative that aims to document the history of the approximately 40 Black people who were killed by mobs in the Free State between 1854 and 1933, seek public acknowledgement of the murders and honor the victims’ lives.
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- Charles E. Geyer, a World War II veteran who became superintendent of buildings for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, has died of COVID-19 at 96.
- Peter Boikai, 18, was violently shot in the chest on Christmas morning. His mother found out by a phone call while at work.
- The Greater Baltimore Medical Center Health Care system has administered more than 4,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to staff and seniors older than 74, and plans to begin vaccinating seniors between 65 and 74 on Feb. 1, its chief executive officer said.
- An aide to U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Baltimore County Republican, says the congressman possesses a handgun permit, and suggested the weapon is intended for self-defense following a threat.
- The Baltimore County coalition of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project will hold a virtual forum on two racial terror lynchings in Baltimore County on Jan. 23.
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- The Baltimore County Board of Education passed a motion Tuesday night to begin the high school fall sports season on Saturday, Feb. 13, regardless of the status of reopening high school buildings, assuming the COVID-19 metrics continue trending in the right direction.
- Six of Maryland’s seven Democratic House members and both of its Democratic senators expected to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
- Louise K. Emmert, a longtime Baltimore County Public Schools educator who became active at the Bykota Senior Center after the death of her husband, died Jan. 4 from pulmonary hypertension at her home in the Breezewick neighborhood of Towson. She was 72.
- Legislation backed by House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne A. Jones would set aside $577 million in additional funding for the state’s four HBCUs — Morgan State and Coppin State universities in Baltimore, Bowie State University and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.