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State Police JFK Barrack in Perryville to host safety fair Saturday, Sept. 10, to benefit Maryland Food Bank
In honor of Hunger Action Month, emergency first responders in Harford, Cecil and Baltimore counties will do their part in the fight against hunger by hosting the 2016 Safety Fair at the Maryland State Police JFK Barrack in Perryville Saturday. The event is part of a statewide partnership between...
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Hogan giving state employees paid leave to volunteer
Day to Serve initiative kicks off Saturday
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One person killed Thursday night in crash on I-95
One person was killed and a vehicle was burning after a crash Thursday night on southbound I-95 in Harford County, Maryland State Police said. The crash happened near exit 77 and just west of Abingdon. Police were called about 9:45 p.m. to the scene. Traffic continued southbound but several lanes...
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Jessica A. Schuler, longtime Bare Hills gift shop owner, dies
Jessica A. Schuler, former owner of Sunnyfields Inc., a Bare Hills gift and wedding registry business, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at her Peoria, Ariz. home. She was 78. The daughter of Lester Helfrich, a Dow Chemical Co. plant manager, and Myrtle Helfrich, a store owner, Jessica Ann Helfrich...
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Towson mall, civil rights officials meet over teen curfew
Towson Town Center managers met with state civil rights officials Thursday over concerns about the mall's plan for a new teen curfew. The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights had raised concerns that the mall's policy amounts to age discrimination. The policy, which goes into effect Sept. 16, prohibits...
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Wegmans gets ready to open in Owings Mills Sept. 18
Owings Mills resident Beth Rosenwald drives across county to Hunt Valley regularly to grocery shop at Wegmans. Soon, she'll no longer have to make that trek. On Sept. 18, Wegmans will open its eighth Maryland store at Foundry Row, a new 350,000-square-foot retail center at the intersection of Reisterstown...
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Victim in Dundalk stabbing identified
Baltimore County police on Friday identified the man killed in a stabbing Thursday near the Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk. The victim was identified Gerrod Dominick Greenwood, 18, of Dundalk. Police say they went to Eastern Avenue at 54th Street about 7:30 p.m. Thursday and found Greenwood and another...
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Man stabbed in Baltimore County carjacking
A man was stabbed in a carjacking in the Pikesville area Thursday, Baltimore County police say. Police were called to the unit block of Cobblestone Court about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The 38-year-old victim told officers that two male suspects approached him when he got home. He said they demanded...
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State civil rights commission, NAACP raise concern about Towson mall's new teen policy
The state agency that investigates civil rights complaints is raising concerns that Towson Town Center's new policy banning unaccompanied minors on Friday and Saturday nights may represent age discrimination. The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights will meet with mall management next week and is...
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Margaret E. Dougherty, former editor of Maryland Magazine, dies
Margaret E. Dougherty, former editor of Maryland Magazine who sought to highlight the beauty, diversity and history of the Free State, died of a stroke Tuesday at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville.The former longtime Federal Hill resident was 96.The daughter of Joseph F. Dougherty, head...
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Unsung app aims to curb hunger, food waste
As Jason King parked outside St. Vincent de Paul Church on Saturday morning, he was immediately greeted by some familiar faces, and quickly began doling out bologna sandwiches, bananas and bottles of water from the back of his car.For some, the meal would be the only food they get this weekend....
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Rebecca Polen 'Becky' Hartman, longtime Baltimore area social worker, dies
Rebecca Polen "Becky" Hartman, a social worker whose career at Sinai Hospital's Community Care Department spanned almost 40 years, died Aug. 13 at Sinai Hospital from cancer. She was 70."She was very committed to our patients and our pediatric outpatient department which primarily serves the inner...
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Baltimore County police warn of online rental scams
Angel Sheppard had big plans to spruce up the foreclosed Towson home she bought in June, but right after buying the place Sheppard noticed someone already started making her new house a home.There was an air conditioner in the window and the blinds were down."It made me a little uneasy," Sheppard...
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Loch Raven residents meet with police to discuss crime spike
About 60 people gathered at Babcock Presbyterian Church, in Loch Raven Village, Wednesday night to discuss with Baltimore County police officials what residents say has been a rash of property crimes, including thefts from vehicles, in the neighborhood.Loch Raven Village, Knettishall and Ridgeleigh...
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Police in Baltimore, surrounding communities using Geofeedia to monitor social media posts
Police in Baltimore and surrounding communities have been using a service that monitors, maps and stores citizens' social media posts — a practice that has drawn the concern of civil libertarians. Baltimore police say they have used the service, called Geofeedia, to monitor protests, parades and...
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Dundalk man shot after responding to knock at back door
A Dundalk man responding to a knock at his back door Monday night was shot multiple times in the upper body, Baltimore County police said. The shooting occurred at about 8:20 p.m. in the 7900 block of Eastdale Road. The 35-year-old man told officers that he heard a knock at his back door and saw...
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Christopher Elliott, Pikesville therapist, dies
Christopher Moshe Elliott, a Pikesville therapist who specialized in treating teenagers and was heavily influenced by his Jewish faith, died in a bicycle accident in Upperco on Aug. 26. The father of two was 42.His father, Michael Elliott, said Mr. Elliott was cycling and struck a stopped pickup...
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Police ask sunflower selfie-seekers not to park on Harford highway
A sunflower field in northern Harford County is getting so much attention that police are asking motorists to stop parking on the side of the highway to snap selfies. The Bel Air Barrack of Maryland State Police posted on Facebook Monday asking visitors to stop parking along Jarrettsville Pike...
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Westowne Elementary gets sidewalk improvements earlier than expected
County upgrades curbs, sidewalks after PTA prepared to seek grant
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Setting boundaries: An in-depth look at how Towson was rezoned
The Baltimore County Council voted last week to adopt a new zoning map for District 5, which includes Towson, that maintains limits on high-density development in the Towson Triangle and allows Goucher College to move forward with a proposal to develop nearly 9 acres on its campus. The map also...
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Woman accused of stealing from Baltimore Co. recreation council arrested in separate case
A woman accused of stealing from a Baltimore County recreation council was arrested last week in connection with another theft case, authorities said. Shalanda Nix, 40, of Brooklyn Park, is being held at the county detention center on $100,000 bond, said Baltimore County assistant state's attorney...
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Baltimore County to receive $4M grant for 911 upgrades
Baltimore County will receive $4 million from the state to upgrade its 911 equipment, part of a national effort to allow operators to receive texts, photos and videos and to provide better locational data that can improve emergency responses by ensuring that callers are directed to the right dispatchers....
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Sunflower mania in full bloom in Maryland
They screech to a stop on busy thoroughfares, park willy-nilly on the side of the road and hoist their babies, dogs and each other to be photographed amid the golden blooms. Once a charming local secret, sunflower seeking has become an Instagram- and Facebook-fueled phenomenon, with picture-taking...
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William McC. Kerr II, construction company executive
William McC. Kerr II, former president of Concord Associates and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, died Aug. 31 from progressive supranuclear palsy at his Towson home. He was 72. The son of John T. Kerr Sr., a civil engineer, and Dora Preston Kerr, a homemaker, William McConkey Kerr II was born...
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FBI launches billboard campaign to find Baltimore Co. man charged in mail fraud case
The FBI launched a billboard campaign Wednesday to track down a Lutherville man who is wanted in an alleged $50 million mail fraud scheme.Brian Keith Wallen, 52, is one of two men named in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. The June indictment alleges that Wallen was the CEO of companies...
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UberEATS food delivery app launches in Baltimore
Ride or dine — that's Uber's new motto in Baltimore. The rideshare company is launching its standalone food delivery service, UberEATS, in Baltimore on Thursday. The app allows customers to order takeout from about 100 local restaurants, with cuisine that varies from the smoked meats of Dinosaur...
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After July 30 flood, Howard embraces 'battle rhythm'
Behind the barricades blocking flood-damaged Main Street, a battle rhythm resounded. Days that begin with daily 8 a.m. briefings were capped with Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman's nightly ritual: a ride on open-top gators through the dark and damp streets of West End, where the county's...
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Head of Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. resigns in wake of criminal charges
The head of Anne Arundel County's Economic Development Corp. has resigned, six days after he was arrested for allegedly breaking into a neighbor's home and going through her underwear drawer. Bob Hannon, the corporation's CEO, was charged Friday with first- and fourth-degree burglary, fourth-degree...
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Morrell Park man barricades himself inside house with young son, police say
Baltimore police tried to coax an armed man from his Morrell Park home where he is held his young son hostage Wednesday, a department spokesman said. Officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant at about 10 a.m. in the 1900 Harman Avenue when the man indicated he had a weapon and went inside the...
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Baltimore County woman dies in crash on ramp from beltway
A Baltimore County woman was killed in a crash on the ramp from the Baltimore beltway to Charles Street Friday morning.The crash occurred around 3:24 a.m. Friday on the ramp from the inner loop of Interstate 695 to Charles Street. A 1998 Jeep Cherokee struck a light pole, and there was "no sign...
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John T. Anderson, Catonsville judo instructor, dies
John T. Anderson, a Catonsville judo instructor who was an eighth-degree black belt and 12-time U.S. National Masters champion, died of pneumonia March 16 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital. The longtime Randallstown resident was 88."John was fabulous, kind and patient. If you had trouble...
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Richard E. Lee, longtime Baltimore attorney, dies
Richard E. Lee, a retired Baltimore attorney and jazz fan, died of Alzheimer's disease last Saturday at Arden Courts in Pikesville. He was 62.The son of Robert Lexwood Lee, a boxer and machinist, and Bernice Mack Lee, a homemaker, Richard Edward Lee was born and raised in Towson.After graduating...
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State suspends license of Lansdowne assisted-living home
State regulators have suspended the license of a Lansdowne assisted-living home where inspectors earlier this month determined 16 residents were living in a facility with permission to operate just four beds. The "emergency suspension" came March 10, a day after authorities received a complaint...
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William McFaul, career FBI agent, dies
William Thomas "Bill" McFaul, a retired FBI special agent who handled prominent cases, died of heart disease Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Glen Arm resident was 82.Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Clarence McFaul, a Hendler's ice cream employee, and Catherine Thompson....
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Gov. Larry Hogan visiting Harford County Saturday
Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to be in Harford County for two events Saturday — the inaugural 2017 Maryland Governor's Cup Taekwondo Championships at Harford Community College and the celebration of the opening of the welcome center for the Carsins Run at Eva Mar retirement community on Route 543...
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Review begins of 115 Harford properties in rezoning review
Public input being sought in many forums as comprehensive process moves forward
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Heroin has killed more than 100 since Sheriff's Office started count in 2015
With four fatal heroin overdoses this weekend, Harford County has reached the tragic milestone of 100 opioid-related deaths since the sheriff's office started keeping track at the start of 2015. And Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said the worst is yet to come. The deaths this weekend – three Saturday and...
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Catonsville singer to appear on Broadway recording
A familiar voice in Catonsville is one step closer to stardom. Julia Tucker, a 25-year-old Catonsville resident, sang on the upcoming original Broadway cast recording of "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812," an adaptation of a portion of Leo Tolstoy's book, "War and Peace." The production...
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All Harford Girls swim team
The 2017 Girls All Harford Swim team chosen by The Aegis.
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The 2017 All Harford Boys swim team chosen by The Aegis.
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Middle River woman charged with child abuse after video goes viral
A Middle River woman was arrested and charged Tuesday with child abuse and assault after a video that Baltimore County police say appears to show her apparently striking two young children went viral on social media last week.Rachel Marie Pietro, 26, of the first block of Cool Breeze Drive, faces...
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Harford County deputies' collective bargaining bill passes state House, moves to Senate
Some Harford County Sheriff's Office employees are closer to getting the right to collective bargaining after the House of Delegates passed a piece of state legislation late last week. The bill, championed by the Harford County's House delegation, would give Sheriff's Office law enforcement deputies...
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Baltimore Co. Council questions proposed sewer extension to official's property
The Baltimore County Council postponed action this week on a resolution that would have extended a public sewer line to a single property at a cost to taxpayers of nearly $200,000. The home is located in the 100 block of Delight Road in the Reisterstown area. "I think the question that we all have...
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As its final day approaches, business continues to buzz at landmark Bel-Loc Diner
During the final days of the Bel-Loc Diner, it has been business as usual. Longtime employee Jean Bell still greets guests at the door and waitresses still run plates with fresh biscuits, made-from-scratch soups and rice pudding out to customers. Regular customers — including one long-timer who,...
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Baltimore County officials notified calls were intercepted during 2013-14 wiretap
Numerous Baltimore County government officials received notices from federal prosecutors this month saying their communications had been intercepted as part of a wiretap investigation in 2013 and 2014. Members of the County Council and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration are among...
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Kaiser to open Abingdon Medical Center in April
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States will open a new medical center in Harford County next month. Abingdon Medical Center, at 3400 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive, expands the health system's network of medical facilities as it looks to capture a greater portion of the state's health insurance...
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Police: Major drug bust spanned Anne Arundel, Baltimore counties and Baltimore City
Police arrested four men after officers seized thousands of dollars in drugs and cash from three homes they say were part of a drug distribution ring spanning Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties and Baltimore City. Anne Arundel police said officers began investigating a suspected heroin drug ring...
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Adriana V. Zarbin, homemaker, dies
Adriana V. Zarbin, an opera lover and homemaker, died Friday of complications from cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 84.The daughter of Giacinto Corasaniti, a founder of Arundel Construction Co., and Raffaella Cimino, Adriana Virginia Corasaniti was born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton....
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Baltimore Co. housing inspector honored for saving man's life with CPR
A Baltimore County housing inspector was honored as a hero this week for saving a man's life by performing hands-only CPR.County Executive Kevin Kamenetz presented the inspector, Phil Walker, 48, with a "Baltimore County hero pin" at an event Tuesday in Towson. Officials said that in November,...
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Teen found dead in Parkville
A teenager was found dead in the back of his townhouse in Parkville, Baltimore County police said. The man, identified as Emmanuel Ime Enyam, 18, was found around 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of Dartmouth Avenue by a relative. Police said he had a gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced...
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