Health, Police/Fire, Politics

Harford County waives 2020 requirement for volunteer fire, EMS retirement program due to COVID-19

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Friday waived this year’s point-requirement for fire and EMS volunteers working toward their retirement benefits in the county’s Length of Service Award Program, or LOSAP. LOSAP is a vital recruitment and retention tool for volunteer first responders. To qualify, participants must earn 50 points per year for a total of 25 years …


Police/Fire

House fire reported in Nottingham

UPDATE: The fire has been placed under control. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Thursday evening house fire in Nottingham. The fire was reported at around 6:45 p.m. in the unit block of Eyre Court (21236). Arriving units found a fire in the basement. Crews are working to contain the blaze. No injuries have …


Fullerton restaurant burglarized; man assaulted, thrown into pond during Essex robbery

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported this week. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, an individual punched a man several times and threw him into a nearby pond in the 1400-block of Fuselage Avenue in Middle River (21220). The suspect then stole the victim’s phone and tee shirt. The suspect was later arrested. Sometime between …

Harford County enacts FY 2021 budget: funding for schools, record funding for public safety, no tax rate increases

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Thursday signed legislation enacting the county budget for Fiscal Year 2021 after it was unanimously approved by the county council on Tuesday. The $948 million budget for next year fully funds the school board’s operating budget request, provides record level funding for public safety, the library system and the community college. The …

Apartment fire reported in Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Wednesday night fire in the Nottingham area. The fire was reported at around 9:15 p.m. along Kintore Drive (21236) near the Dunfield community. At the scene, units found that a clothes dryer had reportedly caught fire in the building. There has been no word on any injuries. Motorists should use caution in …

Man assaulted in Hillendale, Perry Hall home burglarized

UPDATE: The zip code for the Loch Raven Boulevard assault has been corrected to 21239 (not 21234). Original story below… —— Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. Sometime between 3 p.m. on Friday, May 15,  and 4 p.m. on Friday, May 22, an individual broke into a storage unit in the 7900-block of …

WMVFC to begin modified Food Truck Tuesdays next week

WHITE MARSH, MD—An annual tradition will soon return to White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, with a few modifications. WMVFC has announced that Food Truck Tuesdays will return on Tuesday, June 3, 2020. The initial lineup of trucks will consist of Two Guys Grill, Chesapeake Food Works, and Bebo’s Mac Shack. Due to COVID-19, the following changes have been made: – …

Officer shot in Federal Hill; suspect still at large, considered ‘armed and dangerous’

UPDATE 2: Police are offering a $19,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of this suspect. UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Antonio Oliver Janifer.  He is considered armed and dangerous. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A manhunt is underway after a police officer was shot in Federal Hill on Tuesday night. At just before 9:30 …