Politics, Traffic

Councilman Marks: Sound barriers to be built along I-95 in 2021

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Thursday reported on the progress of the construction of new sound barriers along Interstate-95. The southbound and northbound walls between Joppa Road and New Forge Road are both essentially done, according to Councilman Marks. There is some closeout work, but the walls are built. The southbound wall between New Forge Road and …


Police/Fire

Overlea woman killed in Carney crash

PARKVILLE, MD—An Overlea woman has died following an overnight crash in Carney. At just after midnight on Monday, officers responded when a CanAm Spyder traveling westbound on E. Joppa Road near Waltham Woods Road struck another vehicle. The CanAm lost control, causing it to hit a median, roll over, and eject both occupants. Baltimore County personnel took the driver to …


Overlea/Fullerton T-Mobile store broken into, Carney lawn equipment store burglarized

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating a pair of commercial burglaries that were reported in recent weeks. At around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, August 28, three individuals pried open a door to gain entry to the T-Mobile store located in the 7600-block of Belair Road (21236). The suspects tried to open a safe but were unsuccessful. Nothing was reported missing. Story continues …

Route 7 closed in White Marsh

UPDATE: All lanes have now been reopened. Original story below… —— WHITE MARSH, MD—Motorists in the White Marsh area should be aware of a Wednesday morning closure. The Maryland State Highway Administration reports that Route 7 has been shut down at E. Joppa Road (21162). The closure is due to debris (trees) in the roadway. There has been no ETA …

Baltimore County Council lightens development on more than 557 acres of residentially-zoned land in Perry Hall, Carney

PERRY HALL, MD—With the adoption of the 2020 Comprehensive Zoning Maps, the Baltimore County Council has downzoned more than 557 acres of land in the Fifth District, acting on recommendations from Councilman David Marks. Approximately 88 percent of residentially-zoned land considered by the Council was downzoned this year. By contrast, about 40 acres were increased in development intensity, and 30 …

Water main break leaves Parkville, Towson residents without service

PARKVILLE, MD—Crews are on the scene of a water main break in the Towson/Parkville area. A 20-inch diameter water main has ruptured in the 1600-block of East Joppa Road near the Loch Raven Boulevard intersection. Officials say 25 water customers, including a number of businesses, have lost water or are losing pressure. At least one fire hydrant is out of …

Boy Scout Troop cleans up Carney watershed

CARNEY, MD—Summer storms have brought a large amount of debris into places like the Jennifer Branch of the Gunpowder River. Over the weekend, Boy Scout Troop 124, which is based out of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Carney, got busy! “Many thanks to the Scouts from Troop 124 who led a trash collection effort this weekend- Gabe Tomko, Ben …