Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Department seeking proposals for community grants

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department is now accepting applications for its Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity Grants Program for fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021). Community Crime Prevention grants are available for county Citizens on Patrol groups and other programs aimed at reducing crime. Youth Activity grants are available for programs that provide ongoing, …


Traffic

Maryland among deadliest states for intersection crashes

NOTTINGHAM, MD—According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there has been been a 27 percent increase in intersection fatalities since 2010. Maryland ranks among the deadliest states. Since 2010, the data shows that there have been 8,752 of these deaths per year, which is equivalent to 24 per day. In 2017, Maryland ranked 6th in intersection fatalities …


Maryland DNR reminds motorists to stay alert for deer

NOTTINHAM, MD—Fall means cool weather and colorful foliage. It can also mean unpredictable wildlife. Deer mating season is right around the corner, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges motorists to stay alert for deer and other wildlife as these animals seek food supplies and mates before winter. “Deer greatly increase their movements during the breeding season from mid-October …

J. M. Smucker Company recalls of specific lots of Robin Hood All Purpose Flour due to possible E. Coli contamination

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Out of an abundance of caution, The J. M. Smucker Company has announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of Robin Hood® All Purpose Flour distributed and sold in the U.S. due to possible E. coli contamination. This recall does not impact any Robin Hood® items sold in Canada. No other items manufactured by The J. M. Smucker Company, …

SAFETY TIPS: Wednesday is National Walk to School Day

BALTIMORE, MD—Wednesday, October 2, 2019, is National Walk to School Day and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and the Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office (MHSO) are reminding Marylanders to Look Up, Look Out and stay alert when walking to school and driving through school zones and communities. Schools across Maryland are participating in the …

Maryland Department of Health investigating cluster of salmonella infections

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is investigating a cluster of salmonella infections in individuals who all reported eating at Moby Dick House of Kabob restaurant, which has multiple locations in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Since September 10, nine confirmed cases have been reported in Maryland. The exact cause of the infections has not been determined and …

“When do I have to stop for a school bus?”: Police issue reminder

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With the new school year now in full swing, police are reminding motorists of the rules of the road when it comes to school buses. “When Do I Have to Stop for a School Bus?” The Baltimore County Police Department reminds all drivers to stop when the lights on school buses are flashing. Maryland law states that vehicles must …

Heavy Labor Day weekend traffic anticipated in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD – As summer comes to an unofficial close, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds the more than 2.4 million motorists anticipated to travel its bridges, tunnels and roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend to plan ahead, to travel off-peak, and to put safety first. This total represents a 1% increase in traffic volumes compared to last year. …