Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Former Edgewood Middle School teacher arrested on prostitution, human trafficking charges

EDGEWOOD, MD—An Aberdeen man has been arrested after a Harford County Child Advocacy Center investigation developed evidence supporting charges of solicitation of prostitution, sexual solicitation of a minor, and three counts of human trafficking. The defendant has been identified as Jaron Anthonee Darden, 25, of Aberdeen. Investigators became involved after the victim reported to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office that …


Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Fallston teacher charged with sex offenses in Baltimore County

FALLSTON, MD—A teacher with Harford County Public Schools has been arrested and charged in connection with sex offenses that allegedly occurred in Parkville years ago. John David Hobbs, 51, of Fallston, has been charged with a third-degree sex offense, child molestation, and second-degree rape. He is currently being held without bail following his arrest on Wednesday. The investigation began after …


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 …

Harford County Public Schools to hold in-person, individual graduations [VIDEO]

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Sean Bulson announced on Wednesday that HCPS high schools will be hosting in-person, individual graduations for seniors and their family members. Individual schools will be communicating directly with their seniors about details related to their specific graduation activities. In a video message, Superintendent Bulson said that each student will have the opportunity to …

Schools make weather decision, Winter Weather Advisory expanded

UPDATE: Baltimore County Public Schools will now be CLOSED on Monday, December 16th. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—As wintry precipitation continues to fall on Monday morning, local schools have announced weather-related delays and closures. Baltimore County Public Schools will open two hours late (update: BCPS has decided to close) on Monday. Harford County Public Schools will be closed. In …

Police provide update on fatal Edgewood crash, school buses delayed

EDGEWOOD, MD—Police have provided an update on a fatal, Thursday afternoon crash in Edgewood that killed one person. The deceased was reportedly the driver of a vehicle that left the roadway and overturned ejecting two people.  The vehicle then caught on fire. The name of the deceased is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin. At just after 11:45 …

Outdoor learning center vandalized at Kingsville 🏫

KINGSVILLE, MD – Vandals have struck at a school in Kingsville. Images circulating online Saturday evening depicted a wooden desk at Kingsville Elementary School’s outdoor learning center that had been spray-painted, seemingly with someone’s initials. “Amazing expensive wood was used to create this desk for our children,” said a representative with the Kingsville Elementary PTA, “and someone has defaced it.” …