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Montgomery County Approves Funding for Pandemic Prevention Center

A pandemic prevention center is in the pipeline in Montgomery County, and its planning phase has just been approved for funding. The $500,000 appropriation supports the Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center's business plan.

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Cinco de Mayo Party-Goers Can Get a Free...

The promo code is good for one $15 Lyft ride. Before you order that extra margarita, make sure you have a plan for getting home.

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Crimson Clover Festival Coming to Howard...

"Crimson and Clover, over and over." The herb that inspired the '60s hit “Crimson and Clover by the Shondells is actually a hearty plant that is harvested and made into hay for livestock.

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Prince George's County Volunteer Firefighters Charged With Settin...

Volunteer firefighters in Lanham have been charged with conspiring to set fires knowing they would be called to put them out.

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'A Good Samaritan': Man Saves Child Thro...

The man jumped into Assawoman Bay Sunday to save an infant ejected 20 feet into the water. The "Good Samaritan" has requested anonymity.

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Wolf Trap Announces Plans for 2021 Summe...

Wolf Trap Foundation has announced its first set of performances for the 2021 season. Sidelined by the pandemic in 2020, the country’s only national park for the performing arts will be welcoming fans back just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first concert at the Filene Center.

Events
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This Weekend (April 30–May 2)

We've curated some fun events happening in the DMV, whether you're staying in or trekking out safely. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, April 30, to Sunday, May 2.

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Archeological Dig Reveals Maryland's Ori...

A special announcement from Historic St. Mary's City will accompany the findings on March 25!

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National Zoo, Select Smithsonian Museums...

The National Zoo, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia, and six museums in D.C. are slated to reopen in May. Visitors will have to reserve timed-entry passes ahead of time online.

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Orioles Offering Free COVID Tests to Fans at Games

The Baltimore Orioles are partnering with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to provide free COVID testing to fans at home games. Testing is optional and is not required for fans entering the ballpark.

Sports
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

With the weather warming up in the DMV, the region is taking note of springtime fun! We've compiled in-person and virtual events happening in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia this weekend, April 23–25.

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Mural Depicting Thurgood Marshall and Ru...

The mural resides across from the Anne Arundel County Courthouse. This is the same non-profit that painted the massive mural of Breonna Taylor last summer.

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Baltimore City Pools Reopening Memorial ...

Pools in Baltimore City will be reopening on Memorial Day Weekend. Certain rules and limitation will apply though.

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Governor Hogan to Lift All Capacity Restrictions in Maryland on M...

In a press conference on May 12, Governor Larry Hogan said health metrics have improved enough to allow restaurants and venues like casinos, stadiums, and event spaces to operate without capacity limits.

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6 New African Penguins Make Adorable Fir...

The penguin chicks are named after precious gems. You might recall the adorable voting campaign to choose their names.

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Inner Harbor's Fourth of July Bash Has B...

The annual fireworks show and Artscape have been scrapped in fear of producing superspreader events

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Maryland Mansions: A Hunt Country Estate for $6.5M

If a sprawling horse farm is your idea of a dream home, then this is the listing for you. Welcome to "Foxfire." Foxfire is located at 3311 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton and it's currently listed for $6,500,000 by Krauss Real Property Brokerage.

Real Estate
Candy for a Cause: Mother-Son Business i...

Bro Bombz has raised over $1,000 for Maryland Food Bank! Eight-year-old Jacob Cohen wanted to help people struggling amid the pandemic.

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Slang Terms From the 1920s That We Need ...

It's been nearly 100 years since the Roaring Twenties, an era where flappers, speakeasies, and mobsters reigned supreme. A time where there was a cultural shift away from tradition into a "modern" age of rebellion, which came in the forms of the cinema, radio, automobiles, jazz, and, most importantly, new slang terms.

Local Culture
Baltimore Rapper 'Chad Focus' Sentenced for Wire Fraud Conspiracy...

Randallstown resident Chad Arrington used a credit card provided by his day job to rack up $4 million in unauthorized purchases.

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Our Marylanders Then: John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth is one of the most infamous figures in American history. An actor from a famous family, he assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

Local Culture
There Are Over 10,000 Spies in DC on a D...

According to the International Spy Museum, there are thousands of spies operating in Washington, D.C., and chances are you probably met one today.

Local Culture
13 Presidential Quotes About Moms (and Pictures of Them, Too!)

Yes, it's true: Even presidents love their mommies. From Washington to Biden, look at these mom pics and read these presidential quotes about moms.

Local Culture
Smithsonian Adding 'Star Wars' X-Wing Fi...

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., has secured the ultimate piece of movie memorabilia, the X-Wing Fighter from the "Star Wars" saga. The fighter will be on a long-term loan from Lucasfilm and will be displayed at the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in 2022.

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Cracking the Code on Gen Z Slang: Slaps,...

Need to talk to your kids but can't understand what they're saying? Need a guide to Gen Z slang and lingo? We've got the definitions to "cap," "simp," "sus," and so many more!

Local Culture
Sinbad’s 'Shazaam': The Strange Case of ...

Many people remember a movie where Sinbad plays a genie and grants wishes to two children. However, there is no evidence that this movie ever existed.

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Smithsonian Launches Educational Cruises That Bring History to Li...

Smithsonian has partnered with Ponant Cruise Line to offer unforgettable cruise experiences.

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Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando ...

There’s one less queue to go through at Florida theme parks.

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WATCH: Raw Footage of Florida Fisherman ...

While tarpon fishing near the everglades, this Florida resident somehow kept his wits about him as he captured his own narrow escape from an alligator attack.

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Target to Stop Selling Trading Cards in Stores

After a violent incident, Target will no longer sell Pokémon and select sports trading cards in stores.

Gaming
White Claw Will Be Available on United A...

Plus, a revamped snack menu to go with it! United Airlines recently unveiled a beefed-up food and drink menu.

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VIDEO: 5-Year-Old Has 'Staring Contest' ...

On April 10, 2021, a 5-year-old girl named Rian Woodard was playing in her backyard at her family home in Castle Rock, Colorado, when a bobcat hopped the fence in its pursuit of a rabbit. The two had a staredown, and the entire encounter was captured on a Nest video camera.

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How to Use Gas Buddy to Navigate the Temporary Fuel Shortage

Originally created to help people save money at the pump, the Gas Buddy app is the unsung hero of the recent fuel shortages.

Automotive
'The Voice': Biff Gore, 'Ambassador of S...

OCN Live chats with Biff Gore about season 6 of "The Voice" and gets an exclusive performance from his new album that's releasing soon!

Music
Tiger Walking in Houston Neighborhood Ra...

Just in case you didn't get enough of Carole Baskin from the "Tiger King" docuseries on Netflix, here's one more reality appearance.

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VIDEO: Terrifying Footage Shows Balcony Full of People Collapsing...

The shocking incident left at least a dozen people injured and two of them being treated for critical injuries.

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