Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
DMV Region Reacts To Local News Outlet Getting Shut Down, Reporter Releases DMV Region Reacts To Local News Outlet Getting Shut Down, Reporter Releases
DMV Region Reacts To Local News Outlet Getting Shut Down, Reporter Releases A popular local news outlet in the DMV region is being shut down - again - after the agency released more than a dozen employees and plans to shift toward a different business model.  The backlash was swift and harsh on Friday, Feb. 23, when WAMU announced it would be shutting down DCist, which was shuttered unexpectedly as users were redirected to a website for the company's radio station. Layoffs were confirmed by their union on Friday morning. If you believe in the power of local journalism to hold the government accountable, to bring levity to your day, or to tell you something…
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: Cpsc Multiple biometric gun safes are being recalled nationwide due to locks that can fail and allow access to unauthorized users, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.  On Thursday, Feb. 22, the agency issued a series of recall alerts regarding four safes that are subject to the recall due to the faulty locks.  Products subject to the recall:  Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes CPSC MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes CPSC Machir Biometric Personal Safes Machir Biometric Personal Safe…
Levantine Restaurant ‘ala’ Sets Opening Date For New Maryland Location Levantine Restaurant ‘ala’ Sets Opening Date For New Maryland Location
Levantine Restaurant ‘ala’ Sets Opening Date For New Maryland Location Levantine-inspired restaurant ‘ala’ has set an opening date for its new Maryland location. ala-Bethesda is opening its doors Friday, March 1 at the former Positano restaurant space at 4948 Fairmont Avenue. Similar to its Washington DC location, the new spot’s cuisine couples Levantine-inspired creations with others from the Levant region of Turkey, Syria, and Israel. The eatery sits 90 indoors and 30 more on the patio and is owned by Deniz Gulluoglu, who lives in the Cabin John area of Bethesda. “We have always wanted to open a second restaurant closer to our home, in our community,” …
Foreign Nationals Convicted Of Multi-Million Dollar Phony iPhone Scheme In Maryland, DC: Feds Foreign Nationals Convicted Of Multi-Million Dollar Phony iPhone Scheme In Maryland, DC: Feds
Foreign Nationals Convicted Of Multi-Million Dollar Phony iPhone Scheme In Maryland, DC: Feds A pair of Chinese nationals living in Maryland have been convicted on federal charges for an elaborate scheme to defraud Apple out of millions of dollars worth of iPhones, authorities announced. Haotian Sun, of Baltimore, and Pengfei Xuem, of Germantown, both 33, were found guilty this week for their roles in a sophisticated operation involving upwards of 5,000 devices. According to prosecutors, between May 2017 and September 2019, Sun, Xue, and other conspirators defrauded Apple Inc. by submitting counterfeit phones to Apple for repair to get the company to exchange them with genuine …
Shopper Turns Spare Change Into $50K Playing Maryland Lottery Ticket Sold At Nottingham Walmart Shopper Turns Spare Change Into $50K Playing Maryland Lottery Ticket Sold At Nottingham Walmart
Shopper Turns Spare Change Into $50K Playing Maryland Lottery Ticket Sold At Nottingham Walmart A Harford County woman picked up several items when she did some food shopping at Walmart in Baltimore County, but it was what she did with a spare $5 that made the trip to the grocery store worthwhile. While shopping at the Nottingham retailer on Perry Hill Road, the Joppa woman told officials she had an extra $5, and she had an inkling that she should purchase a game from the store's Lottery vending machine. It was a prescient feeling. The woman - who chose to remain nameless - said that she typically would purchase scratchers with her spare change, but this time around, she took a swing…
Skate Shop Owners Seek Community Support During Transition In Maryland Skate Shop Owners Seek Community Support During Transition In Maryland
Skate Shop Owners Seek Community Support During Transition In Maryland A Maryland skate shop is seeking support from patrons during its transition to encompass a music and art space. Kaare Wieneke, owner of Bethesda Boards on Woodmont Avenue, has been working to transform the indoor skate shop into ‘The Alley’ — a lively and welcoming music and art space — for more than 12 years, according to a GoFundMe launched to help make it happen at long last. “The truth is we didn't anticipate the full length and expense of this transition,” writes Wieneke. “Your support will help us complete architectural, electrical, and plumbing blueprints, build two new handicapped…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination A  nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of meat products. Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., based in Mount Olive, NJ, says the undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat charcuterie products containing Coppa may be under-processed, which may have resulted in possible contamination with foodborne pathogens. The recall was announced by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Coppa products have various best-by-dates.  Coppa, a dry-cured capicola, is a boneless pork shoulder product that is dry-cured. Click here to view product…
Maryland Lottery Ticket Worth $1,000 A Week For Life Sold At Area Grocery Store Maryland Lottery Ticket Worth $1,000 A Week For Life Sold At Area Grocery Store
Maryland Lottery Ticket Worth $1,000 A Week For Life Sold At Area Grocery Store A Maryland lottery player purchased a ticket winning $1,000 a week for life at a Maryland grocery store for the Thursday, Feb. 8 drawing, officials confirmed. The winning ticket — Maryland’s first 2024 ticket to score a second-tier $1,000-a-week-for-life Cash4Life prize — was purchased at Giant on International Drive in Silver Spring. The winning numbers were 5, 10, 25, 38 and 57; the Cash Ball was 4. The winner matched the first five numbers, but did not match the Cash Ball. The winner can choose between an annuity of $52,000 a year, or a $1 million cash opti…
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States Due To Possible Listeria Contamination Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States Due To Possible Listeria Contamination A recall has been issued for several Dole Fresh Vegetables salad kits due to possible Listeria contamination. Dole says the kits were processed on the same line as cheeses produced by Rizo-López Foods, which recalled a line of its dairy products, including cheeses. Related story - Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA "This recall notification is being issued due to the potential for cross-contamination of cheese contained in certain master packs by cheese potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes from our packaged cheese supplier," Dole sai…
Baltimore County Studio Closing For Months Due To Devastating Fire Damage, Owner Says Baltimore County Studio Closing For Months Due To Devastating Fire Damage, Owner Says
Baltimore County Studio Closing For Months Due To Devastating Fire Damage, Owner Says A Maryland beauty and wellness studio is closing for months following a fire that caused devastating damage, according to the owner, who is asking clients for support. The blaze broke out in a basket of laundry in the basement of Esteem Studios on East Drive in Arbutus, according to owner Emily Anicua, who launched a GoFundMe to help rebuild the business. “On Tuesday morning when I went to work and unlocked the front door, smoke came pouring out," writes Anicua. “The fire fighters/investigators informed us that the cause of fire was a basket of laundry (not even in the dryer) that spontane…
Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products
Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products Federal Health officials are cautioning consumers to avoid certain products that may contain an ingredient known as "gas station heroin."  Neptune Resources LLC announced a voluntary recall of all lots of "Neptune's Fix Elixir," "Neptune's Fix Extra Strength Elixir," and Neptune's Fix Tablets due to the possible presence of tianeptine, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Tianeptine, which has been called "gas station heroin" by some, is not FDA-approved for any medical use, and its presence in the products prompted the nationwide recall. "The presence of tianepti…
Baltimore Eateries Named Among America's Top 100 Restaurants For 2024 Baltimore Eateries Named Among America's Top 100 Restaurants For 2024
Baltimore Eateries Named Among America's Top 100 Restaurants For 2024 Five eateries in the DMV have been named to Yelp's list of 100 top restaurants in the U.S. for 2024. Yelp says its list is comprised of both "new discoveries and longtime favorites." The user-review site put its data science team to work in coming up with the list, it said. The scientists "analyzed user submissions to determine the top restaurants by ratings, number of reviews, and volume of submissions, and finalized the rankings with the expertise of our Community Managers," Yelp said. No. 20: Ekiben in Baltimore:  Ekiben has 4.8 stars and more than 1,700 Yelp reviews, and was…
Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips
Ford Recalling Millions Of Explorers Nationwide Nearly two million popular Ford SUVs are being recalled due to the possibility a piece of trim could fly off the vehicles and create havoc for other drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this week that Ford is recalling 1,889,110 Explorer vehicles that were produced between 2011 and 2019. It impacts an estimated 5 percent of Explorers that were produced during that stretch. Documents posted this week by the NHTSA state that a detached piece of trim that covers the roof support near the windshield could potentially fall off the vehicles due to retenti…
Baltimore Chefs, Restaurants Named James Beard Award Semifinalists Baltimore Chefs, Restaurants Named James Beard Award Semifinalists
Baltimore Chefs, Restaurants Named James Beard Award Semifinalists The DMV is well-represented on the list of James Beard Awards semifinalists. More than a dozens chefs and restaurants, including one helmed by a former Washington Commanders cheerleader, were named 2024 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists on Wednesday, Jan. 24.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Masako Morishita (@masako_morishita) The following area eateries and chefs made the list: Outstanding Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj, Knightsbridge Restaurant Group (Rasika, Annabelle, Sababa, and others), Washington, D.C.  …
Winning $100K Powerball Ticket Sold At Royal Farms Location In Maryland Winning $100K Powerball Ticket Sold At Royal Farms Location In Maryland
Winning $100K Powerball Ticket Sold At Royal Farms Location In Maryland Who’s the lucky winner?  A Powerball ticket good for $100,000 was sold at a Royal Farms location in Maryland, lottery officials said. The ticket — the first third-tier winning ticket sold in 2024 — was purchased at Royal Farms on English Muffin Way in Frederick for the Monday, Jan. 22 drawing. It was purchased with Power Play, doubling its third-tier prize to $100,000. The winning numbers were: 24, 25, 43, 52 and 63. The Powerball was 21 with a 2x Power Play multiplier. The Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity of $145 million for the Wednesday, Jan. 2…
Maryland Father Chasing $1.2B Powerball Jackpot Had To Settle For $50K Lottery Win Maryland Father Chasing $1.2B Powerball Jackpot Had To Settle For $50K Lottery Win
Maryland Father Chasing $1.2B Powerball Jackpot Had To Settle For $50K Lottery Win A father of two was one lucky bounce away from winning a billion dollar Maryland Lottery prize. On Thursday, a Howard County man came forward to claim a $50,000 prize for an October "Powerball" drawing where he matched five numbers, narrowly missing the massive $1.2 billion jackpot.  The Laurel man said that he only plays "Powerball" once in a while, preferring "Racetrax" games, but on the day of the billion-dollar drawing on Wednesday, Oct. 4, all he could see were dollar signs in his eyes as he chased the payday. He was close, only missing by one number. It was one of two third-tie…
'Honor Of A Lifetime:' Taylor Swift, Brittany Mahomes' Wild Card Jackets Made By Towson Grad 'Honor Of A Lifetime:' Taylor Swift, Brittany Mahomes' Wild Card Jackets Made By Towson Grad
'Honor Of A Lifetime:' Taylor Swift, Brittany Mahomes' Wild Card Jackets Made By Towson Grad Taylor Swift was warm and stylish supporting her beau Travis Kelce at last weekend's Kansas City Chiefs game — thanks to a Towson grad. Swift's red and white jacket with her boyfriend's name and number on it was made by Kristin Juszczyk, who graduated from Towson in 2016 with her bachelor's in business administration.  Taylor Swift and Brittany Mahomes sport matching jackets made by Towson grad Kristin Juszczyk. @brittanylynne Instagram Juszczyk, who is married to Kyle Juszczyk, the star fullback for the San Francisco 49ers, shared a video of how she made the jacket …
'Scratch-Off Girl' Wins $50K Playing Powerball On Ticket Sold At Maryland Safeway 'Scratch-Off Girl' Wins $50K Playing Powerball On Ticket Sold At Maryland Safeway
'Scratch-Off Girl' Wins $50K Playing Powerball On Ticket Sold At Maryland Safeway The winner of a $50,000 Powerball ticket purchased at a Rockville Safeway is a self-described “scratch-off girl,” typically going for $1 and $5 tickets. But with the Powerball topping $600 million around the holidays, the recent health sciences grad took her chances on Christmas Day — and it paid off to the tune of $50,000. Her short-term plans? Not so fun. “I’m going to put it in savings,” she told lottery officials. Her long-term plans? Much more fun. The winner said she’ll eventually use her winnings to apply to medical schools and concentrate in pediatric medicine. The Montgome…
Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children
Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children A massive recall of furniture tip kits and tip restraints sold across the country since 2019 are being recalled due to possible entrapment hazards to children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. New Age Industries is recalling millions of products that feature plastic zip ties that can become brittle or break, potentially allowing a clothing storage unit believed to be anchored to the wall to detach, creating the potential for serious injuries or death to children. There have been two reports of New Age tip kits breaking, though no injuries have been reported as of …
Baltimore Ravens Fans Can Flock To Popeyes For Free Wings With Super Bowl Win Baltimore Ravens Fans Can Flock To Popeyes For Free Wings With Super Bowl Win
Popeyes Offering Free Wings If Ravens Win Super Bowl If the Baltimore Ravens keep riding their wave of success, fans of the Flock may have more to root for than just partying with the Lombardi on Super Bowl Sunday. Popeyes announced its new "Wings for Wings" special, where fans of select teams will have the opportunity to enjoy their win in the Big Game with a side of free chicken days later. Restaurants in cities where a football team that has wings in its name, logo, or on its mascot are eligible for a free six-piece chicken wing if they win it all, available on "Fat" Tuesday, Feb. 13, a nod to the eatery's New Orleans heritage (sorry,…
Popular Maryland Eatery To Temporarily Close For 'Exciting' TV Food Competition Popular Maryland Eatery To Temporarily Close For 'Exciting' TV Food Competition
Popular Maryland Eatery To Temporarily Close For 'Exciting' TV Food Competition A popular Rockville ghost kitchen serving some of the region's best Taiwanese street food will be temporarily closing its door - but with good reason. Montgomery County's Bao Bei will be turning off the gas and shutting down beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 17 as they get set to be showcased in a "very exciting food competition" that will air on TV at a later date. Details about the TV gig were scant, as the owners were unable to disclose much, but if they go the distance, the eatery in the back of a shopping plaza on Parklawn Drive in North Bethesda could possibly remain closed through Wednesd…
Winning $50K 'Bonus Match 5' Ticket Sold At Maryland Wawa Winning $50K 'Bonus Match 5' Ticket Sold At Maryland Wawa
Winning $50K 'Bonus Match 5' Ticket Sold At Maryland Wawa Maryland Lottery players are being encouraged to check their tickets after a $50,000 winner was sold at a Carroll County Wawa. Lottery officials announced that there was a five-figure prize-winning "Bonus Match 5" ticket sold at Wawa on Leidy Road in Westminster for Wednesday's drawing. The winning numbers for the Jan. 10 drawing were: 15-29-30-31-37 with a "Bonus Ball" of 02. This marks the third top-prize winning sold so far in 2024 and comes on the heels of a winner on Tuesday on at ticket purchased in Riverdale. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put …
Husband Remembers Wife's Birthday, Picks Up $50K Maryland Lottery Prize Husband Remembers Wife's Birthday, Picks Up $50K Maryland Lottery Prize
Husband Remembers Wife's Birthday, Picks Up $50K Maryland Lottery Prize A Maryland husband won big when he chose the numbers in his wife’s birthday for a Pick 5 lottery ticket. The Prince George’s County couple won $50,000 when the husband stopped to grab a ticket at Valero on Old Alexandria Ferry Road in Clinton after an appointment on Wednesday, Oct. 25. “Before I left, my wife told me that she was going shopping and would pick up our tickets,” he told lottery officials. When he couldn’t reach his wife afterward, he stopped and purchased the tickets, just to be safe, using a number combination he wouldn’t dare forget. “It was her birthday that won for us,” …
'Gold Rush Couple' Claims Second Massive Maryland Lottery Prize On $30 Scratcher 'Gold Rush Couple' Claims Second Massive Maryland Lottery Prize On $30 Scratcher
'Gold Rush Couple' Claims Second Massive Maryland Lottery Prize On $30 Scratcher Go big or go home, they say. That's a tactic one Baltimore man has taken playing Maryland Lottery scratchers that has now paid off in a massive way twice after he turned $30 into a $50,000 prize playing the "$2,000,000 Gold Rush" instant game. “I buy a scratch ticket every week or so,” the bakery employee told Lottery officials this week. “And, whichever I choose, it’ll always be a $30 game.” He cited those games’ larger prizes and better odds among his reasons for going big, which proved fortuitous a few years ago when he won $100,000 on a different $30 ticket. “It’s the only way I pl…
Nearly 50K Massage Guns Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Fire, Burn Hazards Nearly 50K Massage Guns Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Fire, Burn Hazards
Nearly 50K Massage Guns Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Fire, Burn Hazards Nearly 50,000 massage guns sold at major retailers across the country are being recalled due to more than a dozen reports of overheating and a burn injury. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced this week that Homedics is recalling tens of thousands of personal massagers that ca overheat while charging, leading to a report of fire or burn risk.  In total, approximately 46,000 are being recalled in the US, and another 41,000 in Canada, according to federal officials. The recall includes "HoMedics Therapist Select Massagers" with model number HHP-715 and a 120 VAC, 6…
Maryland Animal Shelter Closing Temporarily Due To Dog Illness Spreading In Facility Maryland Animal Shelter Closing Temporarily Due To Dog Illness Spreading In Facility
Maryland Animal Shelter Closing Temporarily Due To Dog Illness Spreading In Facility An animal shelter will temporarily be closing due to a canine illness that has broken out and forced staff to quarantine some animals as a precaution. The Prince George's County Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center in Upper Marlboro announced on Friday that it will temporarily be closed to the public and there will be no dog adoptions due to an undetermined illness that has been spreading inside the building. "The temporary closure will allow staff to initiate quarantine protocols to stop the spread of the disease and to treat dogs who are ill," health officials said. "At this time,…
TGI Fridays Closing 2 Maryland Restaurants, 30 Total Locations Across Northeast TGI Fridays Closing 2 Maryland Restaurants, 30 Total Locations Across Northeast
TGI Fridays Closing 2 Maryland Restaurants, 30 Total Locations Across Northeast TGI Fridays is closing nearly 30 "underperforming" locations across the northeast and will sell eight restaurants to the chain's former CEO, the chain said in a news release. The 27 closures include restaurants in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In total, 36 TGI Fridays locations are shutting down nationwide. The company says about 1,000 employees, which represent more than 80% of those impacted, will be offered transfer opportunities. "As we continue along our path of transformation to revitalize the Fridays brand and …
Power Play Leads To $200K Powerball Prize For Maryland Lottery Player Power Play Leads To $200K Powerball Prize For Maryland Lottery Player
Power Play Leads To $200K Powerball Prize For Maryland Lottery Player A Power Play ticket led a lucky Maryland lottery player to a whopping $200,000 prize. The retired tech worker from Bowie bought the ticket at E&C Mid-Atlantic on Annapolis Road in Glenn Dale in Prince George’s County after overhearing from someone inside the store that it was ‘Powerball night.’ “I heard one of the guys in the store say ‘It’s Powerball night’ so I thought that I should buy a ticket,” said the man told lottery officials. The loyal Pick 3 player added the Power Play multiplier option for $1 and ended up with the third-tier prize of $200,000. He discov…
Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect In Anne Arundel County Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect In Anne Arundel County
Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect In Anne Arundel County Anne Arundel’s plastic bag ban has officially taken effect. The “Bring Your Own Bag” Plastic Reduction Act, which requires shoppers to bring their own reusable bags to the store or pay for paper, went into effect on New Year’s Day, joining Baltimore County, Howard County, and Baltimore City, which have similar laws. But what, exactly, does this mean for Anne Arundel retailers? They’ll have to charge a fee — which will be set to a minimum of 10 cents starting in February — for each bag purchased by customers at the checkout counter. Pharmacies and restaurants are exempt from charging for pa…