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Friends, family to participate in running festival in memory of Lutherville teen who died of cancer | Baltimore Sun Friends, family to participate in running festival in memory of Lutherville teen who died of cancer
Claire Marie Wagonhurst was 17 when she died of cancer in 2014. The Notre Dame Preparatory School senior had battled melanoma for three years, according to her mother. Though originally under control, the most serious form of skin cancer returned in the fall of Claire’s senior year and she died...
Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2017
Jason Hisley leaves La Cakerie to launch a new bakery | Baltimore Sun Jason Hisley leaves La Cakerie to launch a new bakery
La Cakerie owner Jason Hisley, known for winning Food Network baking competitions, is parting ways with the brand to launch a new boutique bakery. Cake by Jason Hisley is expected to open in early 2018 in Timonium. Hisley said he hopes Cake becomes a high-end cake shop that will also host classes;...
Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2017
Jim Brochin joins race for Baltimore County executive | Baltimore Sun Jim Brochin joins race for Baltimore County executive
As Jim Brochin considered where to announce his campaign for Baltimore County executive, he settled on a place with symbolism: Towson Manor Park. The community park in east Towson was almost replaced by a fire station, which was necessary because the county government was selling off the old one...
Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2017
Enis Mrvoljak, killed in Edgewood workplace shooting, 'was always a happy guy' | Baltimore Sun Enis Mrvoljak, killed in Edgewood workplace shooting, 'was always a happy guy'
Enis Mrvoljak spent the past weekend helping lay a stone driveway for a friend’s daughter, even though the job didn’t pay. “That was the kind of guy he was,” said his friend, Bojan Brkic. Mrvoljak, 48, of Abingdon, was among three men who were shot and killed at a granite company in Edgewood on...
Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2017
During pleas for Lansdowne High funding, school leaders walk out | Baltimore Sun During pleas for Lansdowne High funding, school leaders walk out
Four Lansdowne High School community members gave emotional testimony at a state hearing today, urging top Maryland officials, including Gov. Larry Hogan, to reject a Baltimore County plan to renovate the aging school instead of replacing it. “I shouldn’t have to feel like I failed as a parent,...
Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2017
Middle school students experience Towson High's law and public policy magnet program | Baltimore Sun Middle school students experience Towson High's law and public policy magnet program
“Court, please rise.” About 75 middle school students and their family members stood to attention in a classroom at Towson High School Tuesday night, as James Ridgely, a trial advocacy teacher for the school’s law and public policy magnet program, played the role of a courtroom bailiff. On “trial”...
Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2017
Catonsville immigration forum canceled after threats of protests | Baltimore Sun Catonsville immigration forum canceled after threats of protests
A public forum on immigration planned for tonight at the Catonsville Library has been canceled following pressure from at least two progressive groups that labeled one of the scheduled speakers a representative of a hate group. The cancellation of the latest panel discussion in the county League...
Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2017
Baltimore County schools make the grade in regional rankings list | Baltimore Sun Baltimore County schools make the grade in regional rankings list
Three Towson area high schools are among the Baltimore metropolitan region’s top-rated high schools, according to Niche, a Pittsburgh-based company that ranks schools nationwide. Towson High School, Dulaney High School, in Cockeysville, and the George W. Carver Center for Arts and Technology, a...
Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2017
Planet Fitness opens 29th Md. gym in Towson | Baltimore Sun Planet Fitness opens 29th Md. gym in Towson
Planet Fitness has opened a gym in Towson, its 29th location in Maryland. A franchisee, Planet Fitness Growth Partners LLC, will operate the fitness center at 6879 Loch Raven Blvd. in the Hillendale Shopping Center. Through Friday, new members can join for a $1 down payment and $19 a month. The...
Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2017
Two taken to hospital after chemical odor released at Cockeysville retirement home | Baltimore Sun Two taken to hospital after chemical odor released at Cockeysville retirement home
Two people were hospitalized Wednesday morning after a chemical odor was reported at a Cockeysville retirement home, county fire officials said. The Baltimore County fire department’s hazmat unit was called around 8 a.m. to the Maryland Masonic Homes at 300 International Circle in Cockeysville...
Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2017
Lutherville church invites discussion after its Black Lives Matter sign is repeatedly vandalized | Baltimore Sun Lutherville church invites discussion after its Black Lives Matter sign is repeatedly vandalized
A Lutherville church is inviting the community to discuss the meaning behind a sign stating “Black Lives Matter” that members display on congregation's property in the wake of the sign having been stolen or vandalized numerous times in the past year. Members of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church,...
Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2017
Parent urges relief for crowding at Johnnycake Elementary School | Baltimore Sun Parent urges relief for crowding at Johnnycake Elementary School
The mother of two students at Johnnycake Elementary School asked the county for relief from overcrowding as southwest Baltimore County parents and educators gathered at the school last night to offer input ahead of next year’s school budget process. “We’re busting at the seams,” said Rachel Smith....
Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2017
Starlite Diner in Belvedere Square is closed | Baltimore Sun Starlite Diner in Belvedere Square is closed
Starlite Diner appears to have closed a year after it opened in Belvedere Square. Starlite opened in September 2016. The restaurant was locked and the lights were off on Monday afternoon, and Google lists it as permanently closed. No one answered the phone at Starlite on Monday. The diner was...
Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2017
Lutherville church's Black Lives Matter sign is repeatedly vandalized | Baltimore Sun Lutherville church's Black Lives Matter sign is repeatedly vandalized
A Lutherville church says that a series of “Black Lives Matter” signs it has erected have been stolen or vandalized in the past year, and it has issued on invitation to the community to discuss its reasons for posting the banners . Members of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church first erected a...
Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2017
Baltimore County, Tradepoint Atlantic seek $25M federal grant | Baltimore Sun Baltimore County, Tradepoint Atlantic seek $25M federal grant
Tradepoint Atlantic and the Baltimore County government are hoping to land a $25 million grant that would help pay to upgrade the marine port at the industrial campus in Sparrows Point. The money could come from a federal program that funds transportation projects that can help with economic development....
Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2017
iCyberCenter to help startups get a foothold in Maryland | Baltimore Sun iCyberCenter to help startups get a foothold in Maryland
For Canadian software developer Plurilock, a new international cybersecurity center gearing up at the bwtech@UMBC technology park could be the gateway it needs to expand in the U.S.Plurilock CEO Ian Paterson said the company has been selling intrusion-detection software to companies and government...
Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2017
Baltimore County Council confirms new corrections director | Baltimore Sun Baltimore County Council confirms new corrections director
Members of the Baltimore County Council were full of praise as they confirmed Gail Watts as the county’s new director of corrections. The council voted 6-0 on Monday to support Watts’ promotion to the top job, replacing Deborah Richardson, who retired. Councilman Todd Crandell, a Dundalk Republican,...
Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2017
Baltimore County Council OKs parking deal with ... Baltimore County | Baltimore Sun Baltimore County Council OKs parking deal with ... Baltimore County
Without discussion, the Baltimore County Council approved a contract to rent parking spaces for public safety employees from another arm of the government. The council voted 6-0 on Monday to approve the $272,000 in payments that will go to the Baltimore County Revenue Authority for 320 to 330 spaces...
Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2017
Crash closes MD 140 near Baltimore, Carroll county line | Baltimore Sun Crash closes MD 140 near Baltimore, Carroll county line
A crash has closed MD 140 near the Baltimore and Carroll county line Monday morning. Baltimore County Police and Fire on Twitter called the crash “serious” and urged motorists to take MD 30 as an alternate route. Police said MD 140 was closed to northbound travelers at Glen Falls Road. This story...
Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2017
Man critically injured in apartment fire in Lutherville-Timonium | Baltimore Sun Man critically injured in apartment fire in Lutherville-Timonium
One man suffered critical injuries from an apartment fire in Lutherville-Timonium Monday afternoon, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. The fire also displaced five people from four units and left another woman with minor injuries. Crews were dispatched to Athenry Court off Rutledge...
Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2017
Baltimore County faces another lawsuit alleging religious discrimination in zoning case | Baltimore Sun Baltimore County faces another lawsuit alleging religious discrimination in zoning case
A non-denominational Christian church and its pastor are suing Baltimore County in federal court for denying plans to use a house on Old Court Road as a place of worship. Jesus Christ is the Answer Ministries Inc. and the Rev. Lucy Ware filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court. The lawsuit...
Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2017
What attacked Towson dog? Owner says it was a black bear | Baltimore Sun What attacked Towson dog? Owner says it was a black bear
The story of a black bear attacking a dog in the woods behind a Towson elementary school sounds like a neighborhood rumor run amok — until you see the photos of the dog’s shaved torso. A long, swerving scar stretches from the top of Bella — a Lab-corgi mix — to her stomach, as if she had been ripped...
Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2017
Towson High, Carver magnet programs slate open houses for prospective students | Baltimore Sun Towson High, Carver magnet programs slate open houses for prospective students
Two Towson-area high schools will participate in a countywide magnet school showcase set for dates throughout October and November. The events provide students and parents with more information about magnet programs ahead of the county’s application deadline for the programs. Magnet programs enrich...
Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2017
Spitting, kicking, breaking glasses: Assaults on staff spike at Maryland's largest state psychiatric hospital | Baltimore Sun Spitting, kicking, breaking glasses: Assaults on staff spike at Maryland's largest state psychiatric hospital
On a spring day at Maryland’s largest state psychiatric hospital, a patient tried to escape, soiled herself and attacked a caregiver and a hospital police officer. She also spat on the police officer and tried to bite her. The caregiver had her glasses broken. She was treated at St. Agnes Hospital...
Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2017
Driver killed after crashing into Rosedale home, police say | Baltimore Sun Driver killed after crashing into Rosedale home, police say
A 28-year-old Middle River man was killed after crashing his vehicle into a home in Rosedale on Saturday night, Baltimore County police said. Gary Wayne Auberg III, of the 200 block of Middleway Road, was traveling west in the 8500 block of Philadelphia Road about 11:35 p.m. when he lost control...
Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2017
Man shot after suspect opens fire in Milford Mill shopping center, police say | Baltimore Sun Man shot after suspect opens fire in Milford Mill shopping center, police say
A man was shot in the lower body after a hooded suspect opened fire into a crowd of people outside of a sub shop in the Milford Mill Shopping Center early Sunday morning, according to Baltimore County police. Police said the victim of the shooting — which occurred in the parking lot outside The...
Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2017
A harvest of vintage grapes from a hillside in Carroll County | Baltimore Sun A harvest of vintage grapes from a hillside in Carroll County
Under gray skies on a hillside in northern Carroll County on Saturday morning, three seasonal workers from Mexico picked the last of the 2017 grapes that Bert Basignani, one of Maryland’s veteran vintners, hopes to turn into a cabernet for sale in 2020. It is harvest season at the state’s 70 vineyards,...
Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2017
Towson residents might have little recourse for power outage that fried appliances | Baltimore Sun Towson residents might have little recourse for power outage that fried appliances
Mary Munoz woke up in the wee hours of Sept. 23 after hearing a loud crack. After realizing the power was out in her Rich Hill Road home, in Stoneleigh, she went to check on her son, Tomas, before returning to bed. In that moment, she was unaware that the outage, which also cut power to many other...
Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2017
Stronger together, UMBC, Towson volleyball teams help serve up relief after hurricane in Puerto Rico | Baltimore Sun Stronger together, UMBC, Towson volleyball teams help serve up relief after hurricane in Puerto Rico
Four Retrievers and three Tigers are from Puerto Rico, which was ravaged by Maria.
Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2017
Comptroller makes pledge for new Lansdowne High School | Baltimore Sun Comptroller makes pledge for new Lansdowne High School
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Thursday ratcheted up debate about school construction in southwest Baltimore County by saying the deteriorating Lansdowne High School will be replaced rather than remodeled. “Lansdowne is going to get a new replacement school, I guarantee you that,” Franchot...
Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2017
Baltimore County officials say new government-owned greenhouse will feed the hungry | Baltimore Sun Baltimore County officials say new government-owned greenhouse will feed the hungry
A new greenhouse planned for the rolling hills of northern Baltimore County will be used to produce fresh vegetables for school cafeterias, homeless shelters and food banks. County leaders gathered Thursday at the Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park in Cockeysville for a groundbreaking...
Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2017
26-year-old man fatally shot in Baltimore County | Baltimore Sun 26-year-old man fatally shot in Baltimore County
A 26-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday night in Baltimore County, police said. Just before midnight, a resident near 5900 Talbott St. in Woodlawn heard gunshots and called police. The officers who responded found Dangelo Quante Evans lying on a footpath, police said. He had been shot at least...
Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2017
Inaugural Rocktoberfest event set for downtown Towson | Baltimore Sun Inaugural Rocktoberfest event set for downtown Towson
Towson residents who are looking to participate in a family-friendly Oktoberfest need look no further than the Historic Courthouse Gardens, in downtown Towson, this year. The Towson Chamber of Commerce and the Towson Elks Lodge No. 469 will host an inaugural Rocktoberfest event Oct. 14 by the old...
Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2017
New police captain takes the reins at Wilkens Precinct | Baltimore Sun New police captain takes the reins at Wilkens Precinct
Capt. Eliot Latchaw is the new commander of the Baltimore County Police Department’s Wilkens Precinct, which serves the southwest area of the county.Latchaw, a 23-year veteran of the department, said his priority is addressing violent crime in what he said is one of the busiest precincts in Baltimore...
Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2017
Woman dragged 500 feet, killed alongside disabled car on I-83 shoulder, Maryland police say | Baltimore Sun Woman dragged 500 feet, killed alongside disabled car on I-83 shoulder, Maryland police say
A woman standing alongside on her disabled vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 83 in Baltimore County was struck and dragged for 500 feet in a fatal crash Thursday night, Maryland State Police said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle that struck the woman did not stop, police...
Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2017
Reward increased for information on fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist | Baltimore Sun Reward increased for information on fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist
The reward for information that helps police solve the hit-and-run crash in Towson this summer that killed bicyclist Aaron Laciny has been increased to $8,000. Laciny, who would have turned 21 on Tuesday, was struck by a vehicle shortly after 10:30 p.m. on June 19 as he biked south on Charles Street...
Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2017
Baltimore County will pay $272K to rent parking spaces from ... Baltimore County | Baltimore Sun Baltimore County will pay $272K to rent parking spaces from ... Baltimore County
One arm of the Baltimore County government will pay another arm of the government $272,000 to rent hundreds of parking spaces for police and fire department employees displaced by a garage construction project in Towson. The County Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a contract to pay rent to...
Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2017
Speeding vehicles a problem along Bellona Avenue in Towson, residents say | Baltimore Sun Speeding vehicles a problem along Bellona Avenue in Towson, residents say
In the four years that Sam Sessa has lived in his Bellona Avenue home, in Towson, speeding near the road’s intersection with Stevenson Lane has gotten progressively worse, he said. To provide peace of mind, he and others who live along the stretch of Bellona between Stevenson Lane and North Charles...
Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2017
Baltimore County considers keeping schools open on Jewish holidays | Baltimore Sun Baltimore County considers keeping schools open on Jewish holidays
For the first time in more than two decades, Baltimore County students could be attending school on two Jewish holy days next September.Squeezed by a gubernatorial mandate requiring the school year to begin after Labor Day and end by June 15, school officials around the region are finding that...
Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2017
Gail Watts nominated as director of Baltimore County corrections department | Baltimore Sun Gail Watts nominated as director of Baltimore County corrections department
Gail Watts, a veteran of the Baltimore County Department of Corrections, has been nominated to lead the agency, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced Wednesday. Watts is currently serving as acting director pending the retirement of director Deborah Richardson, county officials said. The 52-year-old...
Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2017