Among a growing number in Maryland, Jenna Keefer has struggled with drug addiction. Keefer moved in with her then-boyfriend when she was 18 years old. She said they started experimenting with different prescription pain pills before later turning to heroin.
He says he’s faced some terrible times but Prince George’s County resident Jackie Wimbush says you need to keep on smiling…and dancing. And Wimbush does just that as he offers up bottles of water to passing motorists along Adelphi Road in College Park.
It was just another lunch hour at Babes Boys Tavern when things quickly took a turn for the worst. A car crashed into the side of the restaurant around 2 p.m. on the 15000 block of Marlboro Pike. Ten were injured. Seven were taken to the hospital, two of which had serious but non life-threatening injuries.
Protesters rallied for more federal support for Puerto Rico, which was hit by Category 4 Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20. Weeks later, most of the island still lacks power.
One local dragon boat team’s battle to the finish line started long before they hit the water. The Annapolis Dragon Boat Club is made of breast cancer survivors and supporters. They recently set a Guinness World Record for breast cancer survivors paddling a half marathon in a Dragon Boat.
Over 30 million adults in the United States have kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. For Hispanics, the risk is nearly double that of all other Americans. A free screening opportunity in Anne Arundel County last weekend helped with raising awareness and getting those who are at risk to take an important first step in dealing with a potentially deadly disease.
The Department of Homeland Security recently filed a pending rule in the Federal Register. The rule would allow DHS to collect social media information from all immigrants, including naturalized citizens and permanent residents. The rule doesn’t go into effect until October 18th, after the public comment period ends.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Climate and Weather Prediction threw its doors open to the public for the first time this past weekend. The open house celebrated the center’s fifth anniversary and was a chance for experts to educate and inspire the public.