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Report says Baltimore County budget process discourages accountability | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2019
Baltimore County’s budget process “lacks transparency, stifles innovation, and discourages accountability,” concludes a new report by a county commission. The Commission on Fiscal Sustainability issued preliminary recommendations Friday. The group, created by County Executive Johnny Olszewksi ...
Police: Trio accused of string of thefts from liquor stores in Carroll, Baltimore counties | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2019
Three people from Manchester are accused of a string of liquor thefts from stores around northern Carroll and Baltimore counties, police said. Sarah Elizabeth Gray, 23, and Joshua Thomas Gray, 25, of the 4100 block of Main Street in Manchester, were arrested Thursday and released on $2,500 and...
On 10th anniversary of Towson murder, police put out call for information | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2019
Towson University graduate Daniel Coverston’s life was cut short at just 22 years a decade ago. Now, on the 10-year anniversary of his murder, Coverston’s family and police are still seeking answers. “It has been 10 years since this murder took place,” Baltimore County Police wrote in a pres...
Baltimore County's rampant public corruption in the 1970s steered police officer into career of exposing graft | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2019
Recent public corruption convictions of eight Baltimore police officers on federal racketeering charges and the guilty plea for fraud of former city Del. Nathaniel Oaks may make Marylanders forget that it was public graft in the suburbs that led to the creation of the Maryland State Prosecutor’s.....
Baltimore County Police identify man killed in Windsor Mill shooting | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2019
Baltimore County Police have identified the man killed in a shooting in Windsor Mill late Thursday night. Artis Dewayne Holt, 27, was pronounced dead in the 8000 block of Liberty Road, police said Friday. After being flagged down by a person in a parking lot, officers were directed to Holt who...
Mother and 9-year-old son killed in Woodlawn crash, 5-year-old daughter critically injured, police say | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2019
A woman and her 9-year-old son were killed and her 5-year-old daughter was injured in a crash in Woodlawn late Thursday, Baltimore County Police said. The woman, Tanja Tanesha Shields, 29, was driving a 2017 Nissan Altima westbound on Gwynn Oak Avenue around 11:05 p.m. when she lost control of...
Maryland Senate rejects nominees to handgun permit review board, citing board's rate of granting appeals | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2019
The Maryland Senate refused to confirm Gov. Larry Hogan’s appointment of three members to a board that reviews decisions by state police on permits to carry concealed handguns, with several senators citing the board’s rate of granting appeals. Twenty-five senators voted Friday to reject the nomi...
Tuesday is medical marijuana day in Maryland Senate | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2019
Creating and selling edible medical cannabis products; allowing inmates to receive medical cannabis treatment; and prohibiting employers from asking about marijuana use could become law in Maryland under bills being pushed in this year’s General Assembly. The Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Commit...
Teens who violate Avenue at White Marsh curfew will now be banned for 3 months | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2019
Any teen caught violating The Avenue at White Marsh’s youth escort policy will now face a three-month ban from the premises, the shopping center’s management announced Tuesday. The new policy, which goes into effect Friday, is the latest development for two closely situated shopping complexes in...
Korryn Gaines: Two years later, killing by Baltimore County police continues to raise legal issues | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2019
Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon will make his case in court sometime in the future, but for now, his argument against the overturning of a $38 million award to the family of a Baltimore County woman killed by police can be found in a more casual venue: Facebook. Gordon, who did not return calls for commen...
Case against teens in death of Baltimore County officer Amy Caprio includes hundreds of body camera videos | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
Almost nine months after Baltimore County Police officer Amy Caprio was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle, attorneys continue to comb through a mountain of evidence collected in the case of four young men charged in her death. Included in the evidence are more than 50 CDs containing videos....
Korryn Gaines case: Why and how Baltimore County judge overturned $38M verdict for woman killed by police | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
What happened to the jury verdict awarding $38 million to the family of Korryn Gaines, the Randallstown woman who was shot and killed by police in 2016? Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Mickey Norman overturned the verdict last week, saying the officer, Royce Ruby, acted reasonably when he...
Maryland House bill seeks to prohibit using familial DNA databases to solve crime | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving. House bill 30, sponsored by Delegate Charles Sydnor, D-Baltimore County, seeks...
Head of Baltimore City social services named to top post in Baltimore County | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
The head of Baltimore’s social services department has been named administrative officer for Baltimore County, a top position that oversees day-to-day operations of county government. Stacy Rodgers will be the first African-American to serve as county administrative officer. County Executive Johnn...
UMBC plans to add more all-gender restrooms, seeks input from students and staff | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
In a bid to ensure everyone at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has “access to safe restroom facilities,” university officials are developing guidelines and implementation plans for the addition of multiple all-gender restrooms across the campus, according to a campus email. The guid...
It looks like a video game, but it's not. It's a 3D map of the buildings, roads and land in 1815 Baltimore, created by UMBC | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
In the early 1800s, you could walk the city of Baltimore in an evening. Thanks to researchers from UMBC, who have created a 3D digital model of Baltimore circa 1815, you can see an approximation of what that walk would have looked like — building-by-building, block-by-block. If you didn’t know.....
Baltimore man who killed black man with sword in New York sentenced to life without parole | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
James Harris Jackson — the Baltimore man who confessed to trying to launch a race war by stabbing a black man in Times Square two years ago — was sentenced to life without parole Wednesday. Jackson, who pleaded guilty last month and said he wanted to purge the world of black people, is the first...
Officials, community members in Catonsville mark start of construction on new 818 Market | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
The 818 Market in Catonsville has its eyes on an October 2019 opening. Despite wind and cold, dozens of neighbors and community members gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to celebrate the official groundbreaking and sample some of the items that will be available when the store opens.
Olszewski, Quirk reschedule southwestern Baltimore County town hall meeting | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. on Thursday announced details for the last in a series of town halls focused on the budget and fiscal climate that he’s hosted around the county. The town hall in District 1 — which stretches from Baltimore Highlands to Woodlawn, and includes Arbut...
Baltimore County Police identify officers who fatally shot man in Randallstown grocery | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
Baltimore County Police on Thursday identified two officers who fatally shot a man who had a machete at a Randallstown grocery store this week. The officers were identified as Officers First Class Sands, a 2½-year veteran, and Waugh, a 3-year veteran, both assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct. A polic...
Josephine 'Jody' deButts, former Roland Park resident, dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2019
Josephine Dame “Jody” deButts, a former Roland Park resident and dog fancier, died of lung disease Feb. 16 at her Towson home. She was 78. Born in Baltimore and raised in Bolton Hill and Roland Park, she was the daughter of Daniel Dulany deButts, who worked in railway supplies for the Southern.....
Man shot by Baltimore County police in Randallstown grocery store dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2019
A man Baltimore County Police shot after officers said he refused to drop a machete at a Randallstown shopping center Tuesday night has died, the department said. Police identified him Wednesday afternoon as 24-year-old Emanuel David Oates. Police spokesman Cpl. Shawn Vinson said the shooting remain...
Maryland State Police trooper struck while assisting a driver on I-695, police say | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2019
A Maryland State Police trooper was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he was struck while trying to assist a disabled vehicle on Interstate 695, police said. The trooper was driving to work Wednesday around 1:40 p.m. when he spotted a vehicle stranded along I-695 inner loop near exit 33, said...
Nancy V. Chance, four-time All-America lacrosse player and founder of Eagle Sports Co., dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2019
Nancy V. Chance, a four-time All-America lacrosse player who founded the Eagle Sports Co. and was head coach at Swarthmore and Goucher colleges, died Jan. 23 of dementia at her Timonium home. She was 90. “You name it and Nancy played it,” said Joe Finn, archivist at Sparks-based US Lacrosse. A.....
Lucy R. Hewitt, secretary and homemaker, dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2019
Lucy R. Hewitt, a former secretary who later became a homemaker, died Feb. 4 of undetermined causes at Mercy Ridge Retirement Community in Lutherville. She was 101. The former Lucy Pearl Rhodes, who was born in Baltimore, was the daughter of Harry Rhodes and his wife, Lucy Pearl Rhodes. Placed...
Here's where Maryland's next bridge across the Chesapeake Bay could start and end | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2019
A new bridge over the Chesapeake Bay could begin on the Western Shore anywhere between Harford County and St. Mary’s County, according to maps of potential new bridges created by the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Federal Highway Administration. The maps, part of the Chesapeake Bay Cros...
Village Junction Bakery-Cafe in Arbutus to reopen, rebrand after temporary closure | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2019
The Village Junction Bakery-Cafe, which temporarily closed in early February, will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 13, with extended hours, a new management structure, and promises of a renovated menu and brand. The bakery will reopen to the public at 7 a.m. in its same location at 1332 Sulphur Spring Drive....
Chocolate-covered chemistry: At Hunt Valley's Charm School Chocolate, a former engineer creates a delightful formula for vegans | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2019
To make good chocolate, it all starts with the right bean. The cocoa beans manufactured for Hunt Valley’s Charm School Chocolate factory and retail store arrive in 120-pound burlap sacks, with anywhere from 35,000 to 40,000 large almond-shaped nuggets per bag. Carefully but nimbly, Joshua Rosen...
With more than 84 inches of rain measured in one calendar year, Catonsville man might have broken state record | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2019
Tom Atkins installed a rain gauge — a graduate cylinder inside a plastic container — to measure rainfall in the backyard of his home in Catonsville in 2015. He joined the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, a group typically called CoCoRaHS, to measure precipitation where he liv...
Anne Arundel County ends controversial use of waivers freeing police from duty of investigating sexual assault | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2019
Anne Arundel County officials moved Tuesday to end the controversial practice of asking victims of sexual assault to waive their rights to an investigation. The policy change came the same day that The Baltimore Sun reported that police departments in the Baltimore area prompted victims to waive...
Dulaney High athletes, cheerleaders, coaches sparkle at Think Pink basketball game/fundraiser | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2019
Feb. 5 marked the 11th annual Think Pink basketball game at Dulaney High School, featuring a matchup between the women’s basketball teams of Dulaney and Carver. Organized by the cheerleading squad, the basketball team and the student government, the event raised both awareness and funds for the...
Baltimore County Council approves outside legal contracts for religious lawsuits, labor negotiations | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday approved several contracts with private attorneys to handle legal work. The largest agreement was a $1.5 million contract with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP to handle a series of federal lawsuits claiming county zoning actions illegally blocked residents...
Baltimore County school board discusses budget during two-hour-plus meeting | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
The Baltimore County school board was considering approving a budget that cut funds for the laptop initiative but increased the budget in other areas. After more than two hours of discussion Tuesday night, the board had not yet passed a budget. It was vigorously debating whether to move to Chromeboo...
Qualifications set Robyn Remick apart for Black Bears position | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
In the 90-minute round trip between her home outside Baltimore where she was born and raised and Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton, Robyn Remick has time to think. She weighs the responsibility of turning the Maryland Black Bears hockey team into central Maryland’s “hometown” team. “The bea...
Baltimore County police seek driver who swiped car in Parkville hit-and-run | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
Police are asking the public to help identify the driver of an SUV that sideswiped a parked car in Parkville, and police have released video of the incident. In the video posted on Youtube, a gray SUV traveling on Deveron Road toward Loch Raven Boulevard strikes a Ford Edge just before 8:30 p.m....
Olszewski invites Hogan to tour Lansdowne High School in bid for more school construction funding | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has invited Gov. Larry Hogan to tour Lansdowne High School to illustrate the need for more school construction funding, according to a letter from Olszewski’s office. “I am pleased to invited you to visit Lansdowne High School with me, so you can see.....
El Salto Mexican restaurant to open third location in Perry Hall | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
El Salto Mexican restaurant, a longtime staple in Brooklyn Park, will be opening a third location, this one in Perry Hall. The restaurant plans to open in the Perry Hall Square shopping center on Ebenezer Road, manager Jesus Alcala said. As of yet, there is no projected opening date, he said. In...
Patapsco Valley State Park trails remain closed after historic flooding; officials say they've done all they can | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
Brian Thomas, a park ranger from Catonsville, adorned in a bright-orange face mask, made a precise — but not gentle — incision into a dead, towering tree in the Hilton Area of the Patapsco Valley State Park on an unseasonably warm February afternoon. Switching between a small hand ax and a chain...
Kenneth Lee Smith, track coach, race official and teacher, dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
Kenneth Lee Smith, a retired Baltimore schools track and field coach and teacher who officiated at running events, died of heart disease Feb. 11 at Meadow Park Rehabilitation in Randallstown. The Gwynn Oak resident was 68. Born in Reading, Pa., he was the son of Dr. Peter J. Smith, a dentist, and...
Baltimore County Police shoot man with 'weapons' inside grocery store in Randallstown | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
Baltimore County officers shot a man with “weapons” inside a Randallstown grocery store Tuesday, a department spokesman said. Police said the shooting occurred at an Aldi store in the 8600 block of Liberty Road. Police spokesman Shawn Vinson did not say what weapons the man was carrying. He did....
Hundreds of Baltimore-area sex assault victims signed waivers releasing police from duty of investigating | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
Over 2017 and 2018, police departments in the Baltimore area prompted sexual assault victims to waive their rights to an investigation — 223 times, according to a survey by The Baltimore Sun. The practice runs counter to guidance from experts and from the International Association of Chiefs of...
Baltimore County school board expected to give teachers raises when it votes on budget Tuesday night | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
Baltimore County’s school board is expected to approve a spending plan Tuesday night that includes pay raises for employees, a move that is likely to strain an already tight county budget. “We stand united in our desire to prioritize investing in our employees,” School Board Chair Kathleen Cau...
Olszewski to issue report from transition team on Baltimore County government topics | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. is scheduled to release his transition team’s recommendations for county government on Tuesday morning. Olszewski, who was elected in November, has an announcement scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore...
Hunt Valley's first craft beer venue, B.C. Brewery, offers self-serve taps, family atmosphere | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
Rich Mak, of Parkton, had recently sold his cellular telephone company and was looking for the next step when his home-brewing club, Brewtherville Labs, met at a Bel Air brewery one night in April 2017. The place was packed on a Tuesday night, and he thought of the York Road corridor, with its...
Towson crime logs | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2019
The following is compiled from local police reports. It is our policy to provide identification when there is enough information to make identification possible. TOWSON PRECINCT Hugenot Court, unit block. 2 a.m. Feb. 14. Man knocked on apartment door, asked for someone who did not live there, then.....
Towson University police warn of a woman on the loose, looking for a date for her son | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2019
Towson University police have asked students and staff to be on the lookout for a woman in her 50s wearing a multicolored scarf. She’s looking for a date for her son. Students complained to officers that she approached them last week in two campus buildings, the Cook Library and Center for the...
Harford, Baltimore County fire and rescue personnel train for cold-water rescues | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2019
When about 50 fire and rescue personnel from Baltimore and Harford counties gathered for a cold-water rescue training session at a Churchville pond Saturday, the water was just that — cold. “Some years we have ice there, six inches thick, and we have to use a chainsaw to cut through it,” said ...
Baltimore County police investigating threat at Towson Target | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2019
Detectives are investigating after a Target store in Towson was evacuated late Monday afternoon after a threat, Baltimore County Police said. “There has been a threat made over the phone,” police spokeswoman Andrea Bylen said in an email. “We are still investigating at this time and evacuation...
Baltimore County set to hire outside attorneys for religious zoning lawsuits | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2019
Baltimore County plans to spend up to $1.5 million on private attorneys to defend itself against a series of federal lawsuits claiming religious discrimination — including one that’s been supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. The County Council is expected to approve a contract Tuesday wi...
Proposed 19-home Catonsville development to be discussed at public meeting | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2019
A community input meeting for a proposed 19-home subdivision off Maple Avenue in Catonsville has been scheduled for Feb. 27. The proposed development, dubbed Davis Farms, would add 18 single-family houses to a 21.17-acre plot of land at 106 Maple Ave. The project proposes adding a looped road with.....
Dr. Theodore Bayless, Hopkins physician who studied lactose intolerance, dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2019
Dr. Theodore Bayless, a Johns Hopkins professor and physician whose research of lactose intolerance led to innovations in the treatment of that disorder, died of cancer Feb. 10 in Towson. The Mount Washington resident was 87. Dr. Bayless, originally from Atlantic City, N.J., was the son of David...
Lois Leuba, retired Baltimore County schools counselor, dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2019
Lois Reed Leuba, a retired Baltimore County schools guidance counselor who collected and sold antique glassware, died of complications of dementia Jan. 29 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The former Lutherville resident was 83. Born Lois Eileen Reed in Wilkinsburg, Pa., she was the daughter...
Martha S. Hamill, IBM branch manager, dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2019
Martha S. Hamill, a retired IBM branch manager who enjoyed baking, died Jan. 22 from congestive heart failure at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. The Parkville resident was 93. The former Martha Sue King, who was known as “Marsue,” was born in Cleveland and raised in Chautauqua, N.Y. She....
Captain Patrick G. Lynch, a veteran pilot who guided ships up and down the Chesapeake for more than four decades, dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2019
Captain Patrick G. Lynch, a member of the Association of Maryland Pilots who for more than four decades guided ships up and down the Chesapeake Bay, died Jan. 28 from congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. The Lutherville resident was 89. “I look upon Pat Lynch as the ‘perfect pilot,...
Volunteers plant 4,000 chestnut seeds to restore blighted trees | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2019
Every American chestnut tree from Alabama to Maine will eventually succumb to blight. “It’s just a matter of when,” said Larry Grossman, president of the Maryland chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation. But after decades of work to improve the trees’ resistance to a deadly fungus, Gross...
Baltimore County police: Man dead at scene of shooting in Dundalk | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2019
Baltimore County police said Friday that a man died at the scene of a shooting in the Dundalk area. Neighbors called 911 around 8:30 p.m. when they heard shots fired. Officers and EMS responded to find 51-year-old Jose Noel Savaria lying on the sidewalk in the 1800 block of Portship Road near Holabi...
Greenebaum foundation gives $8 million to McDonogh School | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2019
McDonogh School has received $8 million, its second largest philanthropic gift ever, toward building a new middle school. The gift is from the Stewart and Marlene Greenebaum Family Foundation, which challenged other donors and community members to raise the remaining $17 million cost of the new...
Police honor fallen Baltimore County officer Amy Caprio at fitness fundraiser | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2019
For a good hour, they worked up a sweat, breaking into high-intensity routines full of lunges, squats, push-ups and crunches. For the dozens of police officers and other first responders who gathered Saturday in a Timonium fitness center, it was one of the best ways they knew, many said, to honor...
Rally fills Towson church after vandalism | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2019
A week after a sign promoting support for LGBTQ people, immigrants and Muslims at the Maryland Presbyterian Church was vandalized, more than 200 people packed the cream-colored house of worship during a rally that preached hope and action. “We will not stay silent while hate rears its ugly head,...
Suspects in White Marsh sporting goods store theft arrested in Bel Air Saturday | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2019
Three people were charged Saturday after allegedly stealing items from a White Marsh sporting goods store then driving to Bel Air. Bel Air police received a call at approximately 3 p.m. from someone who had watched three people allegedly commit a theft at Dick’s Sporting Goods in White Marsh, acco...
Hate crime charges added for Reisterstown man accused of shooting construction worker | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2019
A Reisterstown man who was arrested and charged in December in connection with the shooting of a construction worker during a fight on Bryanstone Road is now facing additional charges, including four counts of committing a hate crime, according to court records. Brandon Troy Higgs, 24, of the...
Christian E. Murray, former Black & Decker executive and marketer of a flooring business, dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2019
Christian Emerson Murray, a former Black & Decker executive who later headed and marketed a restaurant flooring firm, died of complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Jan. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 60 and lived in Ruxton. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Woodbrook...
Man fatally struck on I-795 while trying to change a tire | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2019
A Reisterstown man was killed Saturday morning after a speeding car hit him while he was changing his tire on I-795, according to Maryland State Police. Kennedy Sooklal pulled over on the right shoulder of the highway near McDonogh Road in Garrison after getting a flat tire. While he tried to change...
Violent crime up in southwestern Baltimore County, while crime is down overall | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2019
The southwestern area of Baltimore County saw a 9.4 percent increase in violent crimes in 2018 from the prior year, while overall crime was down in that same time frame, according to crime data published in early February by the Baltimore County Police Department. The southwestern area stretches...
Judge overturns $38M verdict in lawsuit over Baltimore County police killing of Korryn Gaines | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2019
A Baltimore County judge has overturned the decision of a jury that awarded more than $38 million to the family of Korryn Gaines, the 23-year-old Randallstown woman who was shot and killed by county police in 2016. Judge Mickey J. Norman dismissed the family’s claims against the county and the...
Hrachik 'Ricki' Bostwick, businesswoman-nurse, dies | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2019
Hrachik “Ricki” Bostwick, a retired businesswoman and registered nurse, died Wedneday from complications of lung cancer at her Cockeysville home. She was 87. The former Hrachik Ghazikhanian who was born and raised in Isfan, Iran, was the daughter of Haik Ghazikhanian, head of transportation for....
Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department warns against phone scam | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2019
The Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday warned against a solicitation phone call that appears to be a scam attempting to get money or financial information. “If you get a solicitation phone call from the ‘volunteer firefighter’s association,’ please hang up,” the Arbutus Voluntee...
Maryland State Police: Trooper rear-ends pickup, causing crash in Baltimore County | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2019
A Maryland State Police trooper appears to have struck the rear end of a pickup truck Thursday morning in Baltimore County, resulting in a four-vehicle crash, state police said. Sergeant George Frazier Jr., 48, was driving south on Interstate 795 at about 7 a.m. Thursday, about half a mile north...
Home Depot to open warehouses at Tradepoint Atlantic in Baltimore County | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2019
Home Depot plans to open two warehouses at Tradepoint Atlantic in Sparrows Point as part of a push to speed delivery to its customers and stores. The Atlanta-based retailer has released few details on the plans to locate at the site of the former Bethlehem Steel mill, but spokeswoman Margaret Smith....
Baltimore County still pursuing arts & entertainment district designation for Catonsville, Arbutus, UMBC | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2019
Almost a full year after first applying with the state to make Catonsville, Arbutus and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, part of the first designated Arts & Entertainment District in Baltimore County, county officials and community groups are still working on the process. Baltimore...
Baltimore County schools are rapidly adding students. More than half are immigrants or speak another language. | Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2019
Baltimore County’s school system is absorbing a wave of immigrants that has fueled rising enrollments the past few years, adding thousands of students who teachers say are enriching their schools but also stretching the system to find additional seats and new ways to teach them. Just since Oct....