Daily Archives: January 5, 2020

Less Common Flu Strain Prominent This Year in Virginia

Public health officials say a type of flu virus that’s usually less prevalent is being reported more frequently in Virginia this year. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that of the more than 1,800 cases confirmed by lab reports since the start of the 2019-2020 flu season, 75% have been identified as type B, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That…

Prince George’s Firetruck Flips On the Way to Reported Fire

A Prince George’s County firetruck flipped onto its side Sunday as it was headed towards a reported fire. The truck was near the intersection of Silver Hill Road and St. Barnabas Road in District Heights when the crash happened. No one was injured, firefighters said. Firefighters haven’t said what caused the truck to flip. The reported fire didn’t cause serious…

Chesapeake Bay Pollution Goals ‘An Aspiration,’ EPA Official Says

Recent comments from the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program about pollution limits designed to improve the health of the bay have sparked concern among environmental groups and some Maryland officials.  EPA’s bay program Director Dana Aunkst said at a conference this week in Annapolis that 2025 pollution goals set forth in 2010 for Chesapeake Bay states…