Emergency Response

Elderly pedestrian killed in Hillendale crash

Police in Baltimore County are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Hillendale area. Advertisement A pedestrian, identified as Mohamed Hamid Idries Hassan, 72, of the 600-block of Walker Avenue (21212), was crossing Loch Raven Boulevard near Sayward Avenue (21234) when he was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling northbound. Hassan …


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20K gallons of sewage spill into Herring Run tributary

The Baltimore County Department of Public Works has reported a sanitary sewer overflow near the Nottingham area. Approximately 20,500 gallons of sewage was leaked at Glendale Park, located west of Loch Raven Boulevard and south of Taylor Avenue (21239). The release was discovered at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, and was stopped 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30. …


I-695 inner loop to be shut down near Carney overnight

Maryland State Police are working with Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) officials to inform motorists of a significant road closure on I-695 that will begin on Saturday night. Beginning at 10:00 p.m., the recovery efforts of a disabled tractor trailer carrying large equipment will close a portion of I-695 until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, …

Parkville man wins $50K with Md. Lottery scratch-off

Finding himself $10 short while at a convenience store to purchase a $30 scratch-off, a Parkville man “settled,” instead, for the $20 Cash Explosion instant ticket. It was a close call, the lucky $50,000 winner told Maryland Lottery officials. “For a moment I considered heading to the ATM because I was really in the mood for a $30 game,” he …

Man attempts suicide by jumping in front of truck on I-695

Police are investigating an incident in which a man reportedly tried to commit suicide along I-695 near Loch Raven Boulevard. At about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday February 21, state troopers responded to the inner loop of the beltway at Loch Raven Boulevard for a reported pedestrian struck by a tractor-trailer. Upon arriving at the scene, police found a 29-year-old black …

Essex man wins big with Md. Lottery’s ‘Racetrax’ game

An Essex man who started playing the Maryland Lottery’s popular Racetrax game about a month ago enjoyed a winning case of beginner’s luck. The 52-year-old joined the ranks of the game’s big winners with a $16,191 Superfecta Box win on December 12. A friend showed him how to play and suggested he always place Superfecta Box bets, which require a …