Business, Sci-Tech

Gas prices fall to lowest levels since February

NOTTINGHAM, MD—For the third straight week, the nation’s average gas price has declined, falling 12.4 cents from a week ago to $3.52 per gallon on Monday according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average is down 22.7 cents from a month ago and 14.1 …


Business, Crime, Family, Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Department launches Safe Space initiative

TOWSON, MD—In an effort to further the Baltimore County Police Department’s commitment to the safety and welfare of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) residents and visitors, BCoPD is launching a Safe Space Initiative. Under the program, community members, businesses, schools, and organizations have the opportunity to visibly display a distinguishable “Safe Space” decal. The posted …


BOOM ALERT: Aberdeen Proving Ground announces testing schedule for week of November 28

ABERDEEN, MD—Loud noise alert! Aberdeen Proving Ground officials have announced that daytime and nighttime testing operations are scheduled for this week.  Testing is scheduled for Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2 from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Military weapons and watercraft will be visible during daytime and nighttime hours. Residents may hear weapons firing and see flashes or …

Gas prices fall ahead of Thanksgiving as oil markets turn bearish

NOTTINGHAM, MD—For the second straight week, the nation’s average gas price has declined, falling 11.9 cents from a week ago to $3.64 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average is down 16.4 cents from a month ago and 24.5 …

BOOM ALERT: Aberdeen Proving Ground announces testing schedule for week of November 21

ABERDEEN, MD—Loud noise alert! Aberdeen Proving Ground officials have announced that daytime and nighttime testing operations are scheduled for this week.  Testing is scheduled for Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23 from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Military weapons and watercraft will be visible during daytime and nighttime hours. Residents may hear weapons firing and see flashes or …

Baltimore County Police Department provides commercial burglary prevention tips

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has seen a rise in commercial burglaries throughout the county, and police say the best deterrent for burglars is for businesses to be proactive with security. Below are some tips from BCoPD to help make local businesses less appealing targets: 1. Keep a minimal amount of cash on the premises. Leave cash registers empty …

Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt to step down, issues statement

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt intends to step down from her post on December 5, County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Wednesday afternoon. Baltimore County will conduct a national search for Chief Hyatt’s successor. “Chief Hyatt is a world-class public safety professional who has led efforts to modernize the Baltimore County Police Department, helping us to enact critical …

Major Cities Chiefs Association ranks Baltimore County number 1 in homicide reduction

TOWSON, MD—The Major Cities Chiefs Association recently released its 2022 third quarter crime survey results. MCCA is a collaboration of the 79 largest law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada. The survey highlights the work of the Baltimore County Police Department, in collaboration with community partners, in effectively reducing violent crime from January to September 2022. *Among 70 …