Emergency Response, Traffic

Elderly Essex man killed in Route 702 crash

Route 702 at East Homberg Avenue in Essex was shut down throughout the afternoon on Monday while investigators were on the scene of a fatal crash that killed an 83-year-old man. Authorities have determined that, at just before 2:45 p.m. on Monday, a Toyota Corolla was traveling westbound on East Homberg Avenue crossing Route 702 when it was struck on the …


Crime, Emergency Response

Police investigating overnight shooting in Essex

Police in Baltimore County are investigating a shooting that occurred in Essex overnight. Detectives were able to determine that the shooting took place in the 1300-block of Sugarwood Circle (21221) after the victim walked into MedStar Franklin Square Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers initially responded to a 911 call for shots fired at about 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday.  Police …


Medstar Health to pay $35 million to resolve kickback allegations

Baltimore, MD – MedStar Health Inc. in Columbia, Md., MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, both in Baltimore, have agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates, a cardiology group based in Pikesville, in exchange for referrals, through a series of professional services …

Nottingham shooting suspects arrested

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department made two arrests on Monday in connection with a shooting on Handworth Way in Nottingham (21236) that left one man injured on Sunday night. Police were called to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center on Sunday evening after a man walked in with a gunshot wound to the lower body. The victim, 31, stated that he and his girlfriend were …

Pedestrian killed in Middle River while trying to catch bus

Police in Baltimore County are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash on Eastern Avenue on Sunday afternoon. Police were called to the area of Eastern Avenue and Tidewater Lane in Middle River (21220) at just after 1 p.m. Sunday after a 2017 Ram 1500 truck traveling westbound on Eastern Avenue struck a pedestrian that suddenly darted out into the roadway. The truck …