🌱 Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine + Search For Shooter Continues

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Good day, neighbors! It's me again, Nicole Fallon-Peek, your host of the Catonsville Daily.

First, today's weather:

Mostly sunny. High: 30 Low: 19.

Here are the top 3 stories today in Catonsville:

  1. Baltimore County Police are still searching for the shooter who killed a woman at Catonsville Plaza Shopping Center last Thursday. Diamond Trueheart, 26, was found fatally shot in the parking lot and County Police are investigating whether it was a targeted shooting. Anyone with information will remain anonymous while contacting the Baltimore County Police. (Catonsville Patch)

  2. A man was pronounced dead after he ran into an unoccupied vehicle in Baltimore County. On Jan. 20, a 2018 Nissan Altima traveling eastbound on Pulaski Highway crashed into an unoccupied 2018 Honda Accord after entering into a parking lot. The driver, 62-year-old Ralph Gipprich was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead. (WMAR)

  3. The Maryland Department of Agriculture has included Baltimore County into its spotted lanternfly quarantine. The quarantine is effective immediately, and restricts the movement of regulated articles that might contain the spotted lanternfly in any of its life stages. The spotted lanternfly is a destructive invasive species that has negatively impacted agriculture operations in Maryland. (NottinghamMD.com)

Today in Catonsville:

  • Basket Making: Wine Basket At Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum (9:00 AM)

From my notebook:

  • As a reminder, the Baltimore County Arts Guild’s 2022 Arts and Drafts Festival priority application period is now closed, and applications will now only be considered on a rolling basis through the 31st. The Festival will be held June 25 - 26, 2022. (Instagram)

  • The Baltimore County Fire Department mourns the recent loss of PM/FF Robert A. "Bobby" Jones. Jones passed away from COVID on Jan. 20, 2022. (Facebook)

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Nicole Fallon-Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

This article originally appeared on the Catonsville Patch

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