Crime, Police/Fire

Police in Baltimore County warn of ‘spoofed’ phone call scam [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Police in Baltimore County are warning residents of a telephone scam that has been circulating this week. The Baltimore County Police Department has learned that one of their phone numbers is being “spoofed” to call area residents.  The caller claims to be from a utility company. Authorities say anyone who receives one of these calls should hang up immediately …


Business, Health, Politics

Baltimore County to secure outside vendor to assist with water billing

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that Baltimore County would hire an outside contractor to assist with water meter readings, and will deploy County staff to assist the Baltimore City Department of Public Works with sending bills to County customers in order to avoid any further billing delays. “Residents deserve to have their water bills delivered in an …


Water main break reported in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Crews are on the scene of a water main break in Perry Hall. Reports indicate that a 12-inch main has ruptured in the 9800-block of Belair Road. The Maryland State Highway Administration reports that the right lane along northbound Belair Road will be shut down between Honeygo Boulevard and Forge Road until around 11 p.m. on Monday night …

Water main break reported in Overlea

OVERLEA, MD—Crews are on the scene of a water main break in Overlea/Fullerton. The Department of Public Works reports that a 12-inch diameter water main has ruptured at 7001 Belair Road (21206). Seventy customers and one hydrant are currently without of service. DPW says crews are on the scene and working to fix the break;. One slow lane has been …

Councilman Marks provides update on Forge Road water project

PERRY HALL, MD—Councilman David Marks on Wednesday provided an update on the Forge Road water project. The project is currently approximately 75 percent completed. When the installation of the water main and services is completed, Baltimore County will be resurfacing the travel lane that includes the trench. Paving will either occur in the late fall or early spring, weather permitting. …

BGE urges customers to take advantage of flexible payment options, energy assistance in advance of end of moratorium on service terminations on Nov. 15

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE this week reminded customers there are many payment and billing options and energy assistance programs available for those having difficulty keeping their accounts up to date. BGE officials say service terminations, which were suspended in March, are a last resort and many times, can be avoided, if customers contact them to discuss options before their accounts are in …

Maryland Public Service Commission prohibits utility shut-offs through November 15, 2020

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Public Service Commission, in an emergency action, has prohibited residential utility service terminations through November 15, 2020. Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order prohibiting service terminations and late fees is set to expire on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The Commission, which on Monday concluded hearings to examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on customers and utility finances, …

Water main break reported in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—A water main break in Rosedale has left many residents without service. The Department of Public Works reports that a ten-inch diameter water main has ruptured in the 6700-block of Golden Ring Road (21237). Fifty customers, three hydrants, and one un-named major facility are without service. There has been no ETA on repairs. Motorists should use caution in the …