More than 30 students at a Maryland high school were stung by a swarm of bees on their way to school Thursday morning, officials said. Derek Turner, spokesman for Montgomery County schools, said students were stung after 8 a.m. Thursday at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg while walking on a path many students take during walks to school. It was not immediately clear where the bees came from, the Baltimore Sun reported. Montgomery County Fire spokesman Pete Piringer said crews believe they came from a hive that was off-campus. He wrote on Twitter that three students were transported to a local hospital and others were evaluated at the scene. … [Read more...] about Bees sting more than 30 students at Maryland high school
A police search is underway for a pregnant Maryland school teacher who never showed up for the first day of class Tuesday. Laura Elizabeth Wallen, 31, was last heard from on Sunday, when she sent what police called a “troubling” text message to her family, according to FOX5DC. Police didn’t reveal what the message said, and Wallen’s family hasn’t been able to reach her since. She is at least three months pregnant. Wallen’s father, Mark Wallen, told NBC4 he became alarmed when she didn’t show up for the first day of classes Tuesday at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Md., where she teaches social studies and law. BIPOLAR KINDERGARTEN TEACHER … [Read more...] about Pregnant Maryland teacher reported missing after sending ‘troubling’ text message
U.S. President Donald Trump had words of encouragement for Texans before he stepped onto Marine One on the White House lawn on Friday: "Good luck." "Good luck to everybody. They're gonna be safe. Good luck to everybody. Good luck." EVACUATE: Abbott advises Houstonians to evacuate; local officials disagree Trump took the helicopter to Camp David in Maryland, where he tweeted that he's "closely watching the path and doings of Hurricane Harvey, as it strengthens to a Category 3. BE SAFE!" Hurricane Harvey is the first major natural disaster to hit the United States under Trump's presidency. Thomas Bossert, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, told reporters in a White House briefing on Friday that Trump is prepared to help Americans through the hurricane. "This is right up President Trump's alley. His entire focus is to make America great again," Bossert told reporters. "The president is worried about the 4.6 million people in … [Read more...] about Trump to Texans as Hurricane Harvey gets closer: “Good luck”
WASHINGTON – With the wind and sea rising from Hurricane Harvey, authorities from Austin to the White House said Friday they were ready for the monster storm barreling into the Texas coast. But as they planned ahead for a lumbering storm that could wreak havoc for days, they kept in mind one of the most colossal public safety failures of modern times: Katrina, the hurricane that devastated New Orleans 12 years ago. "It's not just what's on my mind," said White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert, who served as deputy homeland security advisor to President George W. Bush. "It's on the minds of all the emergency managers in our community, especially those in Texas and Louisiana. That experience is still in their memory, in their experience, in their muscle memory, and what we've done is gotten a lot better as a government." Katrina was also on the mind of the Senate's most senior Republicans, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who warned President Donald Trump on Twitter not … [Read more...] about Trump officials plan for Hurricane Harvey with Katrina on their minds
THE DISTRICT Worker dies after an eight-story fall at a site A construction worker died Thursday in D.C. after an eight-story fall at a worksite, authorities said. At around 2:17 p.m., officers responded to the unit block of N Street NE for a report that a worker had fallen at a construction site, according to a D.C. police spokeswoman. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene after falling from the 10th floor of the site to the seond floor, a spokesman for the D.C. fire department said. The victim was identified by police as 45-year-old Jose Rivera of Germantown. Police said the incident remains under investigation. — Justin Wm. Moyer MARYLAND ‘Person of interest’ in U-Md. noose incident University of Maryland police said they have referred someone to campus officials for disciplinary review in connection with a noose found in the kitchen of a fraternity. Police did not identify the “person of interest” and said no criminal charges will be filed … [Read more...] about Construction worker dies after falling eight stories in D.C.
A morning on America’s front lawn. (John J. Young via Flickr) The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s our theme for the weather this weekend. Keep an umbrella or jacket close by this evening, as some stray showers will pass through over the next few hours. The weekend weather looks ideal for outdoor activities. Through tonight: Skies will remain partly cloudy through the early evening. A few stray showers are possible through about 8 p.m., clearing later with another night of cool temperatures. Lows will be in the upper 50s outside the Capital Beltway and in the low 60s in the metro spots, with some patchy fog developing late. Winds will be light out of the north at 5 mph. View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post. Tomorrow (Saturday): Our benign weather pattern continues into the weekend. Patchy fog in the morning will quickly burn off, leaving us with a mix of sun and clouds for the remainder of the day. … [Read more...] about PM Update: Tranquil weather to last through the weekend
CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that several of its state healthcare and human services program experts were featured speakers at the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) held August 15-18 in Baltimore, Maryland. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 25, 2017 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that several of its state healthcare and human services program experts were featured speakers at the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) held August 15-18 in Baltimore, Maryland. MESC brings together leaders from state and federal programs, as well as the private sector, to exchange information and ideas on Medicaid systems and initiatives, and health policy affected by those systems. Attendees gain valuable insight into recent trends, best practices, and ways to maximize results from their systems and processes. Leaders of CSG’s … [Read more...] about CSG Government Solutions’ State Healthcare and Human Services Experts Speak at the 2017 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Dexter McDougle knows what people have been saying about him during the last few years, and he refuses to let any of it get to him. Some label the New York Jets cornerback a disappointment, a guy who can't stay healthy, or even worse: a bust. McDougle has been written off before by doubters, and he has always bounced back. He's fully prepared to do it again. "I don't get mad at them," McDougle said after a recent practice. "Everybody has their opinion. They don't really know me and they're not really in the building. The people that know my work and what I do, they know what I bring to the table." Coming out of Maryland in 2014, McDougle was considered a terrific playmaker and leader. Injuries have plagued him his first three NFL seasons, but he's determined to change all that. With an impressive training camp and solid performances in the first two preseason games, a noticeably trimmer and stronger McDougle has been one of the Jets' most … [Read more...] about Healthy and motivated, Dexter McDougle making plays for Jets
(CNN)The US Navy has released the names and hometowns of 10 sailors who went missing when the USS John S. McCain, a guided-missile destroyer, collided with a merchant ship near Singapore, east of the Malacca Strait on Monday. A Thursday statement from the Navy's 7th Fleet confirmed the recovered remains of one sailor had been identified as 22-year-old Kenneth Smith, of New Jersey. The Navy suspended the search for the nine sailors who are still missing after "more than 80 hours of multinational search efforts," the statement said. Here's what we know about them: From left: (top) Jacob Drake, John Hoagland, Dustin Doyon, Kevin Bushell, Timothy Eckels Jr., (bottom) Charles Findley, Kenneth Smith, Logan Palmer, Abraham Lopez. Not pictured: Corey Ingram Kevin Bushell, Gaithersburg, Maryland Bushell is an electronics technician from Gaithersburg, … [Read more...] about What we know about USS John S. McCain’s sailors
RURO announces the sale of FreezerPro® and exclusive distribution rights of BiobankPro® to Brooks Automation, Inc. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) August 24, 2017 RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, LIS and laboratory management software solutions provider announced the sale of FreezerPro® and exclusive distribution rights of BiobankPro® to Brooks Automation, Inc. of Chelmsford, MA. Brooks Automation acquired FreezerPro®, a web-based software which enables access to information on stored samples from any location on any device, to enhance its wide portfolio of sample management solutions. Paired with the acquisition, Brooks Automation also obtained an exclusive license agreement to sell and distribute RURO’s BiobankPro® software, which goes beyond the functionality of FreezerPro® with workflow management and advanced integration with external data sources and instruments. “Brooks Automation offers comprehensive sample management solutions … [Read more...] about RURO, Inc.’s FreezerPro® Software Acquired by Brooks Automation, Inc.