Health, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Maryland Department of Health announces appointment-only COVID-19 testing at additional VEIP sites

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland National Guard, Maryland State Police, local health departments, and private partners, will continue to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program sites throughout this week and expand the number of sites available for testing appointments. There will be a total of five VEIP …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Northbound I-95 shut down due to fatal crash

UPDATE 2: All lanes have been reopened. UPDATE: Traffic is now being detoured at exit 77. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Those heading north of the Nottingham area should be aware of a major, Saturday night crash. At 8 p.m., a fatal motorcycle crash was reported along northbound Interstate 95 in Bel Air. One male victim has been pronounced dead …


7-year-old Joppa boy killed in Bel Air crash

A community is in mourning after a 7-year-old boy from Joppa was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Bel Air on Monday morning. Tripp Johnson was killed in a 12-vehicle pileup that occurred at about 7 a.m. on Monday along Route 24 at Ring Factory Road. The fiery crash occurred when a ShopRite tractor-trailer driven by Carloo Watson, 49, …

Gov. Hogan adds $890M to extend I-95 Express Toll Lanes into Harford County

BALTIMORE, MD – The Hogan Administration announced on Friday the investment of an additional $890 million to extend the northbound I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL). The expanded $1.1 billion project will now provide two ETLs for more than 10 miles from north of MD 43 in Baltimore County to north of MD 24 in Harford County. Governor Larry Hogan initially …

Perry Hall gas station sells winning, $50K Md. Lottery scratch-off

A Bel Air man described to Maryland Lottery officials two encounters with good fortune he experienced on Monday morning. First, he discovered a conveniently located restroom at a lottery retailer followed by a $50,000 win on a $2,000,000 Fortune scratch-off. The Harford County salesman was halfway to work when he decided a pit stop was in order. “One too many …

State record white perch caught at Loch Raven Reservoir

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed a new white perch non-tidal state fishing record was set on Friday, April 7th. George Venker of Baltimore caught a white perch weighing 1.9 pounds at Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County. The retired Bethlehem Steel worker said he fishes at the reservoir regularly and used a bottom rig and a nightcrawler to …

White Marsh police officer hospitalized after Bel Air shootout with deputies

  A police officer assigned to the White Marsh precinct has been hospitalized after being shot while shooting at deputies outside his home on Thursday. At approximately 12:10 p.m., deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2000 block of Stratton Court in Bel Air. The officers were dispatched on the report of a suicidal subject who had reportedly …