Hogan concludes cancer treatments
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday he completed chemotherapy treatment for cancer, which had been in remission since last year. Hogan posted on his Facebook page a photo of himself flexing his biceps in a Baltimore hospital room, a chemotherapy machine feeding drugs into a port in his chest. “I can’t tell you how it feels to be getting my very last chemo treatment,” Hogan wrote. “I plan to make the most of every single day I am given, and I won’t stop fighting until a cure is discovered for this terrible disease.” Hogan announced in June 2015 that he had Stage 3 nonHodgkin’s lymphoma, saying doctors had found more than 60 tumors throughout his body. He publicly documented the 18-week treatment of the disease, and announced in November 2015 that a scan showed he was “100 percent cancerfree.” The chemotherapy, however, continued once a month in what doctors called a maintenance regime. On Monday, first lady Yumi Hogan snipped off the lime green “Hogan Strong” bracelet the Republican governor has worn since his diagnosis, Hogan aides said. The governor snipped off the bracelet worn by his wife. Hogan has undergone treatment at the University of Maryland’s Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore.
Sewage-tainted water flows into the harbor
More than 2 million gallons of human waste mixed with water flowed out of Baltimore’s sewage system amid last week’s rainfall, city officials said Monday. Most of it, about 1.6 million gallons, was released into an underground portion of the Jones Falls beneath the 400 block of E. Preston St. The sewage flowed from openings in the antiquated network of pipes that were designed to relieve pressure when the system is