• A major gas explosion ripped through multiple homes Monday morning in the Reisterstown Station neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore, killing two people and seriously injuring at least seven others.

  • A large turnout gathered to celebrate the opening and naming of the new park. Volunteers from Mount Airy decided to restore the parking lot of the abandoned bank building to make it into a community gathering place for community members and businesses. The space is completed and opened to the public on Sunday, August 9 with the naming of the park and a ribbon cutting ceremony.

  • The Pidel family lives on Main Street in Ellicott City and takes precautions whenever the forecast calls for rain due to fear of floods, including having a Quick Dam Floodgate and go bags with a rope ladder and headlamps. Saturday, August 8, 2020.

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore graduate Keith Garner Jr. says “I try to transfer the feelings and moods of the people or subjects that I am capturing and use that energy when composing and processing the images.”

  • Springdale Preparatory School celebrated a much-delayed graduation for eight seniors from the Class of 2020 in the cafeteria of the former New Windsor Middle School, Thursday August 6.

  • Beating the heat, cooling off at the Stoneleigh Pool in Towson.

  • Senior recognition game for Howard County high school softball players at Kiwanis-Wallas Park in Ellicott City, Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

  • 2020 Restaurant Week in Carroll County featuring Rafael's Restaurant in Westminster and E.W. Beck's in Sykesville.

  • Friends, family, and coworkers threw Robert "Bob" Lippy a surprise parade to celebrate his retirement from Springfield Hospital Center on Friday July 31.

  • Rabiah Ahmad, 30, who was pregnant, was killed after being struck by one of multiple rounds fired into her home at the 6600 block of Dovecote Drive around 11 p.m. Friday night, according to Howard County Police. Doctors delivered her baby, who was in critical condition Saturday.

  • Renderings give a look at the upcoming inclusive playground at Watkins Park in Mount Airy.

  • A group of 50-60 incoming freshmen were welcomed at McDaniel College, attended orientation, and will spend the next couple of days doing tours of the campus, picking classes, etc., before going home and returning in mid-August to move in.

  • Two opposing protests gathered prior to the Carroll County Board of Education meeting Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Carroll County employees led by the teachers union CCEA participated in a drive-by protest in their vehicles with signs. A pro-reopening Facebook group asked members from all around the state to picket because they believe if Carroll schools reopen with a hybrid model, that may put pressure on other counties to follow suit.

  • Mo Gaba, the young Orioles and Ravens superfan who has spent most of his life battling cancer.

  • Volunteers and organizations came together to beautify the abandoned parking lot behind the old bank building in Mt. Airy that has been vacant for over 20 years. The space will become a community gathering space and will have fire pits, picnic tables, art, and other renovations added to convert the dilapidated area into a family friendly gathering space that can be used for future events.

  • Sarah McGee Mariman owns Thirty Hair salon in Columbia. She applied for one of the HoCo RISE business relief grants but as of July 28 had not yet been approved.

  • Demonstrators vandalized the Fraternal Order of Police Baltimore City Lodge 3 building Saturday night in North Baltimore.

  • The Orioles opened their second game of the season against the Red Sox in Fenway Park on a more positive note, jumping to a 5-0 lead. The Orioles won 7-2 before a strong day from their top three hitters and starter Alex Cobb.

  • HoCO for Justice is hosting a "March for Liberation" that included a car caravan. They protested the county's funding of the ICE detention center.

  • Baltimore Police Sgt. James Lloyd was charged with extortion and kidnapping over an alleged dispute related to a home improvement project.

  • West Laurel Swim Club is open and offering new fitness classes that have proven very popular.

  • Harford County resident Fred Brundick earned the most votes in last month’s SunShots photo contest, “Emotions” with his photo titled "Reflections."

  • Havre de Grace High School Hall of Fame ceremony and homecoming football game.

  • Senior Sendoff 2020 Baseball Tournament - HoCo Gold Team vs HoCo Green Team at Blandair Park Wednesday July 15.

  • The newly discovered comet Neowise is pictured as it rises in the northeast sky over Carroll County early Wednesday morning, July 15, 2020.