Serious crash reported along I-95

I-95 Crash 20170221Rescue crews are on the scene of a serious crash on Interstate 95 at this hour. 

At just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, paramedics responded to northbound I-95 just past exit 74, Mountain Road. 

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One vehicle is reportedly on its side and crews from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company are using the jaws of life to rescue one trapped individual. 

The two right lanes of northbound I-95 have been shut down. 

Motorists should use caution in the area. 


Nottingham resident charged with attempted murder after running down man with SUV

Police GraphicA Nottingham man is facing attempted murder charges after ramming another man with his SUV over the weekend.

At about 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, the Aberdeen Police Department responded to the 600 block of Walker Street for a motor vehicle collision. An investigation revealed that a 41-year-old resident was hit by a vehicle allegedly operated by 38-year old George Elmer Wagner, III, of Nottingham.

Wagner and his brother came to the victim’s residence to confront the victim about an ongoing juvenile issue between Wagner’s nephew and the victim’s son. After a verbal argument, Wagner got into a Honda Pilot and drove away only to turn around and drive toward the victim.

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Wagner maneuvered the vehicle over a curb and onto a sidewalk where he struck the victim. Wagner and his brother then fled the scene.

The victim sustained multiple abrasions to his right hand and an injury to his right foot. Paramedics from the Aberdeen Fire Department responded to the scene however the victim refused transport to an emergency room.

The investigating officer did reach Wagner by phone however he refused to go to the police station for an interview. The officer obtained an arrest warrant Wagner.

He turned turned himself in that evening.

Wagner has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.


Councilman Marks: overcrowding at Perry Hall Middle School to worsen

UPDATE: Councilman David Marks has issued the following press release:

Following the release of new enrollment statistics, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks called today for immediate action to deal with severe overcrowding at Perry Hall Middle School.

Perry Hall Middle, a school built for 1,643 students, will enroll more than 2,000 by the 2018-2019 school year. The enrollment climbed far faster than expected in previous reports.

The school currently enrolls 1,851 students, more than 200 students above its state rated capacity of 1,651 pupils. In less than two years, the number of pupils above capacity will more than double, to 2,075 students. The excess enrollment is roughly equivalent to the population of Seven Oaks Elementary School.

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, who downzoned more than 1,200 acres in eastern Perry Hall to limit development, noted that demographic changes are driving much of the enrollment growth. “Younger families are moving into established neighborhoods, and that is driving much of the overcrowding. Regardless, these statistics prove that we need immediate action in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. I have asked the County Executive to help by either setting aside land to build a new middle school in Perry Hall or by allocating design money for a middle school in Nottingham.”

Julie Henn, a Board of Education member, added the following: “Julie Henn, a Board of Education member, added the following: “I am very concerned about the rate of growth projected for Perry Hall Middle. The Board of Education establishes geographical attendance areas in order to avoid over utilization of some schools and underutilization of others. Clearly, this is not working as intended. Nor do we have capacity to meet immediate needs in Perry Hall and countywide. I will continue to work with my colleagues on the Board and the Superintendent on immediate and long-term solutions.”

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Perry Hall Middle SchoolThe crowded conditions at Perry Hall Middle School will not be improving any time soon.

In fact, according to Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, the problem will soon be worsening.

In a Tuesday Facebook post, Councilman Marks said that the school will enroll more than 2,000 students by the 2018-2019 school year.

The school was built for 1,643 students.

Last month, Councilman Marks was stunned to learn that there was suddenly no funding in place to address the overcrowded conditions at the school.

He has been asking Perry Hall residents to flood Superintendent Dallas Dance and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz with calls and emails asking for additional funding to ease the overcrowded conditions at Perry Hall Middle School.

You can read Tuesday’s post from Councilman Marks below:


Crews responding to shed fire in Essex

FireEmergency crews were responding to the scene of a fire in Essex on Tuesday morning.

At just after 11:30 a.m., firefighters responded to the 2300 block of Golupski Road.

At the scene, crews found fire showing from a 12 x 30 shed.

There has been no update on any injuries.

Motorists should use caution in the area.

Serious crash shuts down Fallston intersection 

CrashA rescue operation is underway at this hour following a Monday night crash in Fallston. 

At about 8:30 p.m., rescue crews responded to an accident at the intersection of Harford Road and Fallston/Mountain Road

The intersection has been shut down while units from Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company, Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company work to rescue one patient at the scene. 

Motorists should avoid the area.