Crime, Emergency Response

Parkville food store robbed at gunpoint

Police are investigating after a Parkville food store was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend. At just after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, a suspect entered the Kemi African International Food Store, located in the 7100 block of Darlington Drive, 21234. Advertisement The suspect pointed a gun at the cashiers and demanded money from the register. The suspect then …


Science

Zika virus prevention tips from Baltimore County

As the summer winds down, Baltimore County is offering helpful tips to residents to help prevent the spread of the Zika Virus. The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection. Although it was discovered in the Zika forest in Uganda in 1947 and is common in Africa and Asia, it did not begin spreading widely in the Western Hemisphere until last …


Car fire shuts down portion of Route 40

Crews were busy battling a car fire that shut down a busy roadway on Monday night.  At about 8 p.m., emergency personnel responded to Pulaski Highway (Route 40) at Jones Road in Kingsville.  Advertisement At the scene, responding personnel found that a car was on fire.  Westbound Route 40 was briefly shut down while crews extinguished the blaze.  There has …

Councilman Marks to recommend 18 acres for open-space zoning near Gunpowder River

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday announced that he would recommend that 18 acres of state-owned property along Interstate-95 near the Gunpowder River be zoned as Neighborhood Commons, or open space. The land straddles I-95 and bisects Forge Road and Bangert and Bush Streets. Councilman Marks will recommend that the residential land in this area be zoned DR 1H, …

Route 43 shut down due to serious White Marsh crash

Rescue crews were on the scene of a serious crash in White Marsh on Monday afternoon. At just before 2 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Perry Hall Boulevard and White Marsh Boulevard (Route 43). Police say Route 43 is currently shut down due to the crash. One person is said to be trapped in one of the …

Three weekend burglaries reported to White Marsh Precinct

The Baltimore County Police Department says three residential burglaries were reported in to the White Marsh Precinct over the weekend. At some time between 7:30 and 10:45 p.m. on Friday, August 19, a suspect kicked in the front door of a home in the 10000 block of Philadelphia Road, 21128, and stole property from the home. At 12:45 p.m. on …