🌱 Bay Bridge Accident + 147th Preakness + Code Orange Air Quality

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First, today’s weather:

A pm t storm in spots. High: 91 Low: 63.

Here are the top stories in Glen Burnie today:

  1. The east bound span of the Bay Bridge was shut down around 8 am Saturday morning due to a crash. Several vehicles, including a motorcycle, were involved. One person was air lifted to a hospital. There are no updates available at this time. (WBAL)
  2. Justice has been served to Dareius Washington of Baltimore. mr. Washington brutally beat a man on May 8, 2021 after they both left the casino in Arundel Mills. Because of the viciousness of the crime, he was sentenced to 25 years in jail. (newsbreak)
  3. The 147th running of the Preakness was yesterday’s hero. Originally, Fenwick had been the favorite to win, but that has since change. Epicenter is now in the lead of peoples opinions on who the winner will be. There is some concern about the high temperature, but the trainers are just keeping the horses well hydrated and keeping an eye on them. (CBS)
  4. Saturday was marked as “Code Orange” air quality alert. Due to the extreme heat, health problems can and most likely will arise. Problems such as asthma, heart issues and other respiratory diseases are likely to be aggravated during the excessive heat. Try to avoid outdoor activity and stay inside. (WMAR 2)

Today at Glen Burnie:

  • Kurtz Beach is hosting it’s 10th annual crab feast. Tickets are limited and non-refundable, doors open at 6:30 pm In addition to yummy crabs, there will be a DJ, raffles, silent auction and a photo booth. (What’s Up Mag)
  • The Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest is happening today. Come on down to Sandy Point State Park at 1:30 pm to join the fun. Bring a hat and sunscreen so you don’t get sunburned! (Baltimore Sun)
  • The Crooked Crab in Odenton is hosting the food truck for Old Line Eats. Come join them from 1 – 6 pm Stay cool, eat good and get your drink on! stay safe. (Best Things MD)

From my notebook:

  • The Preakness is a long held tradition at Pimlico. The year was 1870 when Pimlico opened. The area wanted a Stakes race to call their own, so in 1873 plans began. Then in 1875 the first Preakness Stakes was ran! And the rest is Maryland history. (Fits The Wire)
  • For some, the tradition of Preakness is to go to the InfieldFest! This is a party like no other! Music, food, maybe some alcoholic beverages (probably not! LOL) and some horses running in circles makes for a great day! (preaching)
  • Miracles do happen! A kitty named Ritz escaped his home in Annapolis more than 16 years ago. His owners looked all over and even put up posters, but to no avail. When out of the blue, they received a call that a cat was brought into the vets and was scanned for a microchip. Ritz had been found! (CBS News)
  • Sadly, not everyone considers a pet to be part of the family. BUT, I dare say, that is changing and animals are not only part of the family, they are “furry kids” to a lot of people…myself included. Just like everything we love, we want to keep it safe and free from harm. Having your pet microchipped is an easy, painless way of keeping a pet safe if they happen to get lost. (Human Society)

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