Officials Say “Large Natural Gas Buildup” After HVAC Work Caused NW Baltimore Explosion

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Baltimore City residents watched as rescue personnel investigated the Aug. 10 explosion. Photo credit: Sarah Y. Kim for WYPR.

The Aug. 10 explosion in Northwest Baltimore that killed two people, injured seven and reduced three rowhomes to rubble was due to a “large natural gas buildup” ignited by a stove, city officials said Tuesday morning.

Hot House: Elegant, historic Knabe House in Mt. Vernon hits market for first time in 21 years

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829 Park Avenue, Mt. Vernon, Baltimore

Hot House: Historic Knabe House once the home to the Knabe family, who owned the house from 1885 to 1906. Seven bedrooms, six baths, 12,670 square feet. Totally restored. Asking price: $1.2 million.

More than 9,600 Marylanders have received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

A total of 9,655 Marylanders have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, state officials reported Tuesday.

Hogan calls on lawmakers to approve $1 billion in tax relief, economic aid

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Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced a proposal to provide $1 billion in tax relief and economic aid to Marylanders and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Image via Facebook Live.

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced a plan to provide about $1 billion in tax relief and economic aid to Marylanders and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs and Families (RELIEF) Act will be introduced Wednesday when the General Assembly convenes for the 2021 legislative session.

Vaccine rollout remains slow at Maryland nursing homes

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Nursing home residents and staff are among the first in line for the COVID-19 vaccine. But in Maryland, many nursing homes have not used a majority of their allocated doses.

Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb to new record of 1,957 patients

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

There are currently 1,957 Marylanders hospitalized with coronavirus, the highest number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state since the pandemic began.