Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun

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Recent articles by Alison:

Most Baltimore-area hospitals halt elective surgeries to ease strain on resources amid coronavirus outbreak

More Baltimore-area hospitals are postponing elective surgeries after the nation’s top doctor asked facilities to consider halting such procedures as new coronavirus cases spread. → Read More

First Baltimore City case of coronavirus confirmed

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Saturday night confirmed the city’s first case of coronavirus. → Read More

Maryland preparing for possible extended shutdowns of schools, businesses, events as coronavirus spreads

The outbreak may pass without mass closures or quarantines, and for now local and national officials maintain the risk is low. But as they prepare for more infections, they say individuals should, too. → Read More

Maryland prepares for coronavirus amid conflicting directions from federal officials and President Trump

Though there have been conflicting signs from the CDC and the White House, Maryland health, hospital, school and business officials are preparing for an outbreak of the coronavirus that has devastated China and spread west. → Read More

‘I no longer hold your secrets’: Assault victim confronts former Dundalk pastor at sentencing

In 2018, a former student at the church school came forward with allegations that Cameron Giovanelli had abused her in 2007, when she was 17. → Read More

Millions in state, federal money ready to help Maryland police departments test rape kits, some years old

The funding comes as Maryland puts into place new rules for how police handle rape kits. Starting next year, state law will require police to promptly submit most rape kits for forensic testing, unless the victim doesn’t want to. → Read More

One dead, two injured in Harford County single-vehicle crash, sheriff’s office says

One person has died after a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said. → Read More

Baltimore County lets developers count parking islands as open space. A new bill could change that.

Baltimore County is missing out on a significant amount of money for public parks and trails because of deductions from fees paid by developers, green space advocates say. → Read More

Flash flooding, hail warnings issued for Baltimore and Eastern Baltimore County

A flash flood warning has been issued for Baltimore and parts of Baltimore County until 9 p.m. → Read More

Crowds brave 100-degree heat for Artscape 2019

Thousands braved the 100-degree heat for the city’s annual three-day Artscape. Featuring an artists’ market, live music, food and interactive exhibits, the event, now in its 38th year, is billed as the nation’s largest free outdoor arts festival. → Read More

New discipline rules will keep reprimands of Maryland judges private

More disciplinary actions for Maryland judges could remain confidential under new rules that took effect this month. → Read More

Why does it take so long to discipline a judge in Maryland? Recent Glen Burnie homicide brings scrutiny.

The recent death of Glen Burnie resident Tyrique Hudson has put a spotlight on judicial discipline, after a peace order requested by Hudson was rejected by a judge facing a six-month suspension. → Read More

Melissa Hyatt confirmed unanimously as Baltimore County police chief; she's first woman to lead the department

The Baltimore County Council voted unanimously to confirm Melissa Hyatt as the next county police chief. → Read More

Baltimore County seeking deal to put solar panels on government buildings and in parks

Baltimore County officials are considering placing solar panels on a variety of government properties. → Read More

Baltimore church members sign Mother's Day cards for migrant women

Members of Baltimore's Christ Lutheran Church have been filling out hundreds of cards. Signed by members between church services and choir rehearsals, the notes of encouragement are headed to Texas and Arizona, where volunteers will distribute them to migrant women from Central America. → Read More

Baltimore County police officer shot in Parkville, being treated at Shock Trauma

A Baltimore County police officer has been shot Thursday in Parkville, according to a department spokesman. → Read More

As Baltimore County homeowners dispute high sewer bills, Councilman says officials need to address these issues

Baltimore County is working to address several issues with its sewer billing system, as some residents complain about problems resolving disputed bills. → Read More

Man shot in leg in northwest Baltimore, police say

A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg Friday evening in northwest Baltimore, police said. → Read More

‘No Kennel’: Dog business at historic black schoolhouse in Green Spring Valley sparks Baltimore County backlash

A bill before the Baltimore County Council Monday could shutter a newly opened dog-training business in the affluent Greenspring Valley as opponents argue such a "kennel" is incompatible with the bucolic setting. → Read More

Teens arrested, police use pepper spray outside Eastpoint Mall; woman says she was assaulted

Nine juveniles were arrested and officers used pepper spray to break up crowds outside the Eastpoint Mall on Friday night, Baltimore County police said. → Read More