Police/Fire

Water rescue in progress on Gunpowder River

UPDATE: The make has been rescued and is being evaluated by EMS personnel. Original story below… ——— FALLSTON, MD—Crews on the scene of a swiftwater rescue in the Fallston area. At just after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, units responded to the Gunpowder River in the Harford Road area for reports of a male clinging to a kayak in the river. …


Family, Sci-Tech

Maryland DNR dedicates Baltimore County trail area to local conservationist

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has dedicated a portion of the Gunpowder North Trail in memory of Jim Gracie, trout fisherman and stream restoration advocate who died in 2020. A ceremony at Gunpowder Falls State Park was attended by his wife, Jane Gracie, numerous current and former state officials, and others in the fishing and conservation communities. A …


BCPS student-led Tributary Festival to benefit Chesapeake Bay Foundation to be held this weekend

TOWSON, MD—For the second year, a music festival organized by a Baltimore County Public Schools student to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will be held this weekend. The Tributary Festival, a music festival initiated and coordinated by Towson High School junior Reed Spaulding, will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum …

BCPS student organizing music festival to benefit Chesapeake Bay Foundation

TOWSON, MD—Reed Spaulding, a rising junior at Towson High School, is organizing The Tributary Festival, a music festival to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Originally scheduled for last spring, the festival was postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will now be held on Sunday, September 26, 2020 from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The …

Rescue in progress at Pot Rocks

KINGSVILLE, MD—Emergency crews are on the scene a Sunday evening rescue at a popular Kingsville swimming hole. At just after 7 p.m., paramedics responded to Pot Rocks at Gunpowder Falls State Park. The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reports that an ATV, engine, and utility unit are attempting to rescue a male with a broken leg in the Gunpowder River. …

Sanitary sewer overflow reported in Carney

CARNEY, MD—A sanitary sewer has overflowed in the 2400-block of Cub Hill Road this weekend following heavy rains and flooding, according to Councilman David Marks. A ten-inch diameter line ruptured, causing a large overflow discharging into a tributary of the Gunpowder River. The overflow was reported by a resident and Bureau of Utility crews responded. Councilman Marks says a contractor …

Fall foliage season hits 2020 peak in Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—This week’s Fall Foliage Report from the Maryland Department of Natural resources indicates that the Baltimore area is “at peak,” as this season continues to bring on the best fall colors Maryland has seen in at least six years. From Ranger Angela Crenshaw, Gunpowder Falls State Park: “Over the river and through the woods to the Little Gunpowder Falls …