Around Maryland, Crime, Health, Police/Fire

Director of Towson pain management clinic sentenced for conspiracy to distribute, dispense oxycodone

BALTIMORE, MD—The director of a Towson pain management clinic has been sentenced for conspiracy to distribute and dispense oxycodone. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III on Tuesday sentenced Norman Rosen, 84, of Towson, to four months of home detention as part of 18 months of probation, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and dispense …


Around Maryland, Education, Politics

Six BCPS seniors chosen to serve as Maryland General Assembly student pages for 2023 legislative session

TOWSON, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools seniors have been selected to serve as student pages for the 2023 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly.  Two of the six attend Perry Hall High School and Eastern Tech. The students are: Josie Choe, Dulaney High School Maja Durkovic, Eastern Technical High School David Klein, Towson High School Aima Raza, Western School …


Dogfest 2022 to be held this weekend

REISTERSTOWN, MD—Calling all pet lovers…Dogfest is back! Dogfest is the Baltimore Humane Society’s largest fundraiser and community event and takes place on their 365-acre property located at 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown (21136). Organizers are expecting 2,000 animal lovers in attendance for this pet-centric day full of games, contests, food and fun. The event will be held 11 a.m. to …

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library announces Tales of the Dead contest winners

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Library challenged writers of all ages to write original horror stories with a “Moonlit Masquerade” theme in its Tales of the Dead Short Horror Story Contest. Six winners were chosen, and for the first time ever, one of the winners isn’t local. The winner of the Over 21 category, Carrie Donovan, lives in Germany. The Tales …

Jiffy Lube recognizes Baltimore County-based Meals on Wheels volunteer for more than 32 years of service

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, Jiffy Lube honored Baltimore-based Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland volunteer Kathi Howard for her unwavering dedication to service with one year of free vehicle maintenance. The Reisterstown resident has been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for more than 32 years, where she and her sister, Pam Cline, serve meals each week to seniors and other …

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 …

Overlea High School educator selected as finalist for 2022-2023 BCPS Teacher of the Year

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Six school-based educators from across Baltimore County have been selected as this year’s finalists for the BCPS Teacher of the Year. The finalists were chosen from among 157 school teacher of the year nominees by a committee composed of BCPS administrators, staff, students, TABCO (Teachers Association of Baltimore County) representation, and current BCPS Teacher of the Year and Maryland …

Associate Medical Director of Baltimore County pain management practice sentenced to federal prison for accepting kick-backs

BALTIMORE, MD—The Associate Medical Director of a Baltimore County pain management clinic will spend time behind bars after accepting kick-backs. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III this week sentenced Howard Hoffberg, M.D., 65, of Reisterstown, to eight months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback statutes, in connection with a …