? Missing 16 Year Old + New Alert System + Ukraine Donations

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First, today’s weather:

Warmer with a shower in spots. High: 66 Low: 44.

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Here are the top three stories today in Catonsville:

  1. Bra’Niya Walker, 16, went missing from the Catonsville area on Mar. 24. She is five feet and nine inches tall, 90 pounds, and was last seen wearing green scrubs and a black jacket. If anyone sees her or has information call 911 or 410-307-2020. (Baltimore County Police)
  2. Baltimore County’s new emergency alert system, BaltCo Alert, is now operational. BaltCo Alert sends automated notifications (phone calls, text, and/or e-mails) to users about “situations such as severe weather, hazardous materials spills, widespread utility outages, disaster evacuations and emergency situations near schools.” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said “BaltCo Alert allows us to instantly share critical and time-sensitive information with the Baltimore County community” and “clear, timely communication is critical for supporting effective and efficient emergency response and for ensuring our residents can remain safe.” (Patch)
  3. Mary Ellen Beaty-O’Ferrall, a Catonsville resident, convinced her neighbors to help fill boxes with essentials (socks, bandages, clothing, soap, medical supplies, lip balm, and more) to donate to Ukraine. Father Vasyl Sivinskyi from St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church collects the donations and said he “has seen people of all faiths come together in support of the people of Ukraine.” (Catholic Review)

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Today in Catonsville:

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From my notebook:

  • Congratulations to the Catonsville High School boys lacrosse team! The Comets won their season opener ten to four against Westminster. See the full story here. (Baltimore Sun)
  • The 2022 Sun Scape Live Festival will be in Catonsville! On May 14 at State Fare and the Catonsville Square! View the link for more information. (Your Digital Wall)
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