Education

12 BCPS high schools named among region’s 50 best, Perry Hall High School ranked No. 31

TOWSON, MD—Nearly a quarter of the region’s 50 best public high schools are in Baltimore County, according to 2021 annual rankings compiled by Niche, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education and test scores, college data, and ratings collected from Niche users. In addition, Niche ranked George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology as the nation’s 58th …


Police/Fire

Missing Baltimore County woman was last seen in Essex

UPDATE: April Bryant has been found safe. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are searching for a Baltimore County woman who has gone missing. Authorities say 60-year-old April Bryant is about 5’9″ tall, weighs 175 pounds, and walks with a cane. She was last seen wearing black bonnet and a bright pink blazer-style jacket. Authorities believe she may be headed …


Police: Missing Essex woman is in emotional distress

UPDATE: Stephanie Ann Matthews has been found safe. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police in Baltimore County are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman. Stephanie Ann Matthews, 38, is suffering from emotional distress, according to authorities. She is 4’11” tall, weighs 190 pounds, and has brown straight hair and blue eyes. Matthews was reported missing from …

Police searching for missing 10-year-old from Essex area

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are searching for a 10-year-old boy who has gone missing from the Essex area. Markel Tayshawn Cole is 4’11″ and weighs 100 pounds.  He was reported missing from the 1400-block of Hopewell Avenue (21221). Markel was last seen on September 4 and is known to frequent N. Glover Street (21224) and other areas in Baltimore City. Anyone with …

Jay Ringgold, Baltimore County Emergency Management director, retires

TOWSON, MD—Jay Ringgold, Baltimore County’s Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, has retired after nearly 35 years of service with the Baltimore County Fire Department. The HSEM directorship is the second-highest rank in BCoFD, equivalent to Assistant Chief; and serving in that capacity made Ringgold the department’s highest-ranking African-American member. Ringgold joined BCoFD in 1985. Over the years he …

I-695 inner loop shut down in Rosedale due to crash

ROSEDALE, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Wednesday night crash on I-695 in Rosedale. The crash was reported at just before 9:45 p.m. along the inner loop between Route 702 and Route 40. All lanes and shoulders along the inner loop of the beltway are shut down just past the Pulaski Highway exit. There has been no word on …

Flood Warning issued for portions of Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for portions of Baltimore County. The warning will remain in effect until 11 p.m. EDT on Friday. At just before 7 p.m. EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain which will cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of one inch are …

Flash Flood Warning issued for Parkville, Overlea, Rosedale

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for portions of Baltimore County. The warning will remain in effect until 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday. At just before 6:15 p.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Rain of one to two inches is expected in …