- Brinton Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sykesville, Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, Lorien Taneytown, and Lorien Health Services in Mount Airy received “High Performing” ratings for short-term rehabilitation.
- Jose Manuel-Araujo Esquivel, 29, of the unit block of Carroll View Ave., is charged with illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition, and possessing a loaded handgun on his person and in a vehicle, among other charges.
- Days End shelters about 80 horses on average at any given time, but brings in about 150 throughout the year from adoptions going out to new horses coming in.
- Salim-Hassan Muhammed Williams, 22, of the 3500 block of White Chapel Road, is facing charges of possessing a loaded handgun in a vehicle, carrying a loaded handgun, and possessing a controlled dangerous substance (not marijuana).
- Thirty-eight new cases were reported Friday. More than three weeks past the holidays that produced a surge in cases, it appears the number of positive tests will drop for a second straight week.
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- Carroll County saw 426 overdoses in 2020, a 1.8% decrease compared with 2019 based on year-end data compiled by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office reflecting all overdoses reported to law enforcement. The total number of fatal overdoses (45) decreased by 18.2%.
- A group of Westminster residents have come together to fund businesses, nonprofits and individuals that have one thing in common: awesomeness.
- Commissioner Eric Bouchat said the county commissioners should watch school board meetings and learn from their agendas, and have staff members give briefings on topics, but he feels there’s an intimidation factor that arises from time to time.
- Eleven residents and one staff member at Country Companions Assisted Living in Taneytown have tested positive for COVID-19 as congregate living facilities in Carroll County saw 19 new cases after having seen only four this week prior to Thursday.
- Carroll County Health Officer Ed Singer said the county received 1,100 COVID-19 vaccine doses the week of Jan. 3 and 1,500 the week of Jan. 10, and all doses were administered. He said 1,400 were received this week and are being given out during clinics, and he expects another 1,400 next week.
- The Carroll County Health Department reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Carroll has seen 134 total cases this week.