Baltimore County to pursue legal claims against those responsible for Key Bridge collapse

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that the administration plans to partner with experienced and highly-specialized law firms, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. and Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC, to proactively pursue and address legal claims against all those responsible for the tragic Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. Through this partnership, Baltimore County will aggressively take […]

Dundalk man arrested in connection with road rage incident in Howard County

JESSUP, MD—Maryland State Police have arrested a man in connection with an alleged road rage incident that occurred earlier this month in Howard County. The suspect, identified as Jeffery Johnson, 32, of Dundalk, is charged with four counts of first-degree assault, four counts of second-degree assault, the use of a firearm in a felony/violent crime, and four counts of reckless […]

BCPS educators earn 4 state-level awards from the Maryland Art Education Association

TOWSON, MD—Four Baltimore County Public Schools educators have earned statewide honors from the Maryland Art Education Association. In addition, the BCPS Office of Visual Arts has selected nine district-level award winners. State- and district-level awards will be presented during the 2024 MAEA virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m., to be followed by a Summer Celebration at […]

M/V Dali, vessel that struck Key Bridge, refloated

BALTIMORE, MD—Salvors working with the Key Bridge Response Unified Command refloated and moved the M/V Dali at around 7 a.m. on Monday morning. The vessel that struck the Key Bridge two months ago is being relocated to a local marine terminal approximately 2.5 miles away. Additional information can be found in the graphic below from Unified Command. Photo via Unified […]

Maryland medical equipment company settles fraud allegations for $352,800

BALTIMORE, MD—A durable medical equipment company with offices in Baltimore County and one of its owners have agreed to pay $352,800 to settle allegations that they defrauded a federal health program intended to help government employees with medical expenses. The settlement resolves claims of billing fraud filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland. Federal officials alleged that Comfort Care […]

NTSB Key Bridge preliminary report released

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released a preliminary report on the March collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after it was struck by the M/V Dali cargo ship. The 24-page report (PDF) says that, at just before 1:30 a.m. EDT on March 26, 2024, the 947-foot-long Singapore-flagged cargo vessel Dali was transiting out of Baltimore’s Inner […]

Controlled charges detonated to remove section of Key Bridge [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Crews detonated small, controlled charges on Monday evening to remove a huge section of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge from the bow of the M/V Dali vessel. The small explosives are an industry-standard tool in controlled demolition.  The charges broke the large span into smaller pieces that could be more easily removed. Officials say the next step will […]

I-695/Broening Highway interchange set to reopen

BALTIMORE, MD—The I-695/Broening Highway interchange is set to reopen on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Access to Broening Highway is via existing turnaround from Inner Loop I-695, onto Outer Loop, to Broening Highway (Exit 44). Inner loop traffic destined for Broening Highway must use MD 151/North Point Boulevard (Exit 42) and follow detour to return […]