February 3, 2023

COVID Spreads in St. Mary’s Schools

St. Mary’s County’s public middle schools and high schools are reporting some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks since the pandemic began. Less than 10% of the state’s 1,449 schools have reported outbreaks, and they are of 10 or fewer students. St. Mary’s four public middle schools plus Leonardtown and Great Mills high schools total more than 400 cases.

MQ-8B Drone Crashes Upon Deployment

An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV crashed upon deployment into the littoral combat ship USS Charleston and fell into the sea. It was not recovered.