- U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes' bill would provide for automatic voter registration and expand early voting and voting by mail.
- The 36th annual Fallen Heroes Day returned this year at Dulaney Valley Memorial in Timonium, in a traditional in-person ceremony, honoring those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
- Howard Cooper, a 15-year-old Black boy lynched in 1885 outside the old Towson jailhouse, will be memorialized Saturday with a marker and ceremony to dignify his memory. The marker is part of a partnership between The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project and Equal Justice Initiative.
- After decades of failed attempts, state lawmakers passed a bill this year that would eliminate the song “Maryland, My Maryland” from the list of official symbols of the state.
- County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. will forgo a run for governor to seek another term in his Baltimore County seat.
- An Annapolis police detective who moonlights at a Walmart in Baltimore County was charged with stealing five TVs and more than 60 other items from the business.
- The Baltimore County Department of Aging has announced an eight-phase reopening plan for its senior centers, starting with the largest facilities.
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- Benjamin Banneker is among the first Americans who documented the lifespan of cicadas, researchers Asamoah Nkwanta and his wife, Janet Barber, found.
- The Maryland State Police have arrested and charged a Bel Air man who allegedly sheared the door off a police vehicle while driving under the influence.
- A fisherman found partial human remains near the Peninsula Expressway Bridge in Dundalk Wednesday morning, Baltimore County police said.
- A Baltimore County elementary school teacher and a Carroll County middle school teacher are two of five winners in the eighth annual Maryland Financial Education & Capability Awards.
- A Randallstown man who stole $4 million to help boost his aspiring rap career — including buying a Times Square billboard and paying for “likes” on social media — was sentenced Wednesday to two years and six months in federal prison.
- Baltimore County Public Schools will offer in-person instruction five days a week to students at all grade levels next fall. For families who have expressed a desire for their children to learn remotely, the school system will continue to offer that option for the 2021-22 school year.
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- Baltimore County residents can now directly schedule appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine at all county sites, County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. announced.
- A crossing guard was critically injured after being hit by a car in Towson on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
- An off-duty Baltimore County Police officer was charged with drunken driving after striking two people, including a 21-year-old woman who stopped to help another person who had initially been hit by a separate driver Sunday morning in Dundalk, police said.
- The lag from residents to workers concerns public health officials, who hope to further slow the spread of the coronavirus among older people.
- John W. McGrain Jr., who held the title of Baltimore County historian and spent a lifetime researching and writing about ancient mills and their workers, died of septic shock Sunday at Stella Maris hospice. The Towson resident was 89.
- Baltimore County Public Schools will offer in-person instruction five days a week as well as a full-time online learning option for students for 2021-22 school year.