Police/Fire, Traffic

Crash reported on I-695 outer loop

TOWSON, MD—A Friday afternoon crash on I-695 in Towson is causing traffic delays that stretch into the Parkville area. The crash was reported at just after 2:45 p.m. on the outer loop between Providence Road and Loch Raven Boulevard. The right lanes along I-695 are blocked and delays stretch from the Loch Raven Boulevard exit back to the Perring Parkway …


Business, Education, Events, Family

The Education Foundation to provide coats, art supplies, books for BCPS staff to distribute to students

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Through several events in January, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools will be distributing materials to school system staff to be distributed to BCPS students. “Over the last several months, we have been reaching out to area businesses, individuals, and organizations seeking support for our RISE for a Brighter Future initiative and Share the Warmth campaign,” …


Pedestrian dies after being struck on Loch Raven Boulevard

PARKVILLE, MD—A pedestrian died on Saturday night after being struck on Loch Raven Boulevard near Loch Bend Drive just inside I-695. At just after 7:45 p.m., officers responded to the scene after the pedestrian was hit by the front passenger side of a GMC Acadia and then struck again by a Honda Accord following behind the GMC. The pedestrian, identified …

Baltimore County Board of Education requests community input on proposed changes to BCPS high school construction plan

TOWSON, MD—Annually, the Baltimore County Board of Education reviews Baltimore County Public Schools’ school construction plans and considers requests for state and county funding. Priority projects are included in funding requests. Not surprisingly, there are always many more needs than available funding. The Board votes on each request separately and can amend the request based on needs. In recent years, …

Police searching for missing Towson man

UPDATE: James Paul Smith has been located safe & unharmed. Original story below… ——— TOWSON, MD—Police in Baltimore County are searching for a missing Towson man. James Paul Smith, 42, is 5’9” tall, weighs 167 pounds, and is believed to be wearing a blue shirt, blue sweatpants, and black and white shoes. Smith was last seen at 8:30 a.m. on …

Das Bierhalle raises $4,000 for local fire company

CARNEY, MD—A local restaurant has done their part to spread some holiday cheer to first responders. Through their first annual golf tournament, Das Bierhalle was able to raise and donate $4,000 to Providence Volunteer Fire Company. “We are extremely humbled and proud to be part of such a great community, one that gives us so much support, and in return …

Councilman Marks honors 19 Fifth District Citizens of the Year

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Councilman David Marks on Tuesday announced that 19 outstanding volunteers would be named Fifth District Citizens of the Year. The Citizens of the Year program was created in 2011 as a way for Councilman Marks to recognize good works throughout the Fifth District, which stretches from Towson to Kingsville. Councilman Marks solicited nominations from the public, but also …

Baltimore County Public Schools program specialist appointed to Maryland Family Engagement Coalition

TOWSON, MD—Susan Hahn, a program specialist in the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Office of Family and Community Engagement, has been appointed to serve on the Maryland Family Engagement Coalition. Established in 2012, the coalition is comprised of child development experts, policymakers, early care and education providers, and community advocates seeking to increase use of family engagement practices that improve outcomes …