Family

GoFundMe page started by family of teen killed on I-83

COCKEYSVILLE, MD—A GoFundMe page has been established by the family of a teen who was killed on Interstate 83 this week. At around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, KingDavid Okolo, 17, was stuck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-83 in Cockeysville. The GoFundMe page was started by his brother, Michael Okolo. “He was just 17 year [sic] old …


Politics, Sci-Tech

Olszewski expands Operation ReTree Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Council Chair Julian Jones on Thursday celebrated Earth Week by announcing an expansion of Operation ReTree Baltimore County, a new equity-based tree planting initiative that is expanding severely diminished tree canopies in highly populated, lower-income neighborhoods. Surrounded by community members and officials, Olszewski and Jones planted one of 45 native trees that are …


Pedestrian killed on I-83 in Baltimore County

UPDATE: The pedestrian has been identified as 17-year-old Kingdavid Okolo of Cockeysville.  A GoFundMe page has been started by his family. Original story below… —— COCKEYSVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday morning in Baltimore County. At just after 4:45 a.m., troopers responded to southbound Interstate 83, just south of Shawan Road, for …

Baltimore County to hold one-day household hazardous waste collection event in White Marsh

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County will hold a one-day household hazardous waste collection event in White Marsh later this month. On Sunday, April 24, county residents may bring household hazardous waste (HHW) items to a one-day collection event scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eastern Sanitary Landfill, located at 6259 Days Cove Road in White Marsh. The event is …

Police investigating apparent murder-suicide in Baltimore County

TIMONIUM, MD—Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred in Baltimore County on Monday. At just after 7:45 a.m. on December 13, family members contacted 911 in reference to a disturbance in the 200-block of East Padonia Road in Timonium that potentially involved a weapon. Upon entering the home, members of the Baltimore County Tactical Unit located 49-year-old John O. …

Baltimore County ‘Shop with a Cop’ program returns next week

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County’s “Shop with a Cop” event returns next week. This year will mark the 20th annual “Shop with a Cop” in Baltimore County. One hundred officers and 100 children from the 10 precincts will start out at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 11 to celebrate. At approximately 8 a.m., the officers and children will arrive at the Walmart …

Maryland State Police release additional information on murder-suicide involving former Baltimore County police officer

SMITHSBURG, MD—Maryland State Police have identified the deceased individuals located inside a grey Ford Edge after an apparent murder-suicide in Washington County. Police identified the woman in the front seat of the vehicle as Tia Bynum, 35, of Baltimore. Bynum was pronounced dead at the scene. She had been wanted by the Baltimore County Police Department and was considered armed …

Tia Bynum, Robert Vicosa, both Vicosa daughters found dead

UPDATE 2: Maryland State Police have confirmed the victims’ identities and released additional information here. UPDATE: This story has been updated to clarify that Tia Bynum was not Robert Vicosa’s ex-wife. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—A days-long manhunt has ended in tragedy. On Thursday afternoon, Robert Vicosa (a former Baltimore County police officer), Sgt. Tia Bynum, and both Vicosa …