Business, Events

Baltimore County offices, MVA offices, VEIP station to close in observance of July 4th holiday; no trash, recycling, or yard materials collection on Independence Day

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore County offices will close and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices and Vehicle Emission Inspection Program (VEIP) stations on Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Baltimore County Government Baltimore County government offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of …


Crime, Police/Fire

Overlea man convicted of murder in connection with fatal 2020 stabbing

OVERLEA, MD—An Overlea man has been convicted on murder charges in connection with a fatal stabbing in 2020. Jimmy Foye, 63, was convicted on Tuesday of the murder of Irma Garrido Ruiz in Baltimore County Circuit Court. At 12:30 p.m. on January 3, 2020, Ruiz was found dead inside her Reisterstown home. She had been stabbed 44 times. Ruiz’s cellphone …


Overnight house fire reported in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—Crews responded to a house fire in the Rosedale area overnight. At just after midnight on Friday, units responded to the 6500-block of Ridgeborne Drive (21237). At the scene, crews found multiple dwellings on fire after a blaze broke out in the attic of one of the townhomes, according to the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company. No injuries were …

Governor Hogan welcomes international delegation For roundtable discussion on human trafficking, domestic violence

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday hosted an international delegation from North Africa and the Middle East at the State House in support of Maryland’s participation in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Together with Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith and representatives from Maryland State Police and the Annapolis YWCA, the Governor’s Office of Crime …

Route 40 shut down in Joppa due to downed wires

UPDATE 2: The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reports that power lines were strewn across the dump truck following the crash.  All lanes have been reopened. UPDATE: The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company reports that a dump truck struck a utility pole, which brought down the wires. Original story below… ——— JOPPA, MD—Route 40 has been shut down in the Joppa …

Red House Run groundbreaking, Exchangeree ribbon-cutting held in Rosedale on Thursday

ROSEDALE, MD—Two separate education-related ceremonies were held in Rosedale on Thursday. Firstly, BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski joined members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County and the Baltimore County delegation in officially breaking ground for a new replacement school for Red House Run Elementary School. The $59.7 million project will nearly …

Man arrested after wielding machete during Rosedale argument

ROSEDALE, MD—Police are investigating two assaults that were reported in the Rosedale area this week. At just after 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, an individual charged at another individual with a knife in the 9000-block of Franklin Square Drive (21237). The suspect was subsequently arrested. At just after 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, two individuals got into a …

Governor Hogan announces expanded incentives for state employees to serve as election judges

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the state is expanding its leave incentives for state employees to serve as local election judges for the upcoming July 19 primary election and the November 8 general election. “Election judges play an important role in the democratic process, and state employees have always stepped up to serve,” said Governor Hogan. “For …