Education

MSDE partners with Baltimore County, Howard County Public Schools in $5.5 million grant to improve outcomes for children with disabilities

BALTIMORE, MD—Committed to improved outcomes for children and youth with disabilities, the Maryland State Department of Education is partnering with two local school systems in a $5.5 million State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Baltimore County Public Schools and Howard County Public Schools will join MSDE’s Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services, …


Crime, Police/Fire

Rosedale man, three others facing federal indictment for three kidnappings, attempted robberies

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury returned an indictment late Thursday charging four Baltimore area men with federal charges for: kidnapping and robbery conspiracies; kidnapping; carjacking; using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and attempted robberies of businesses. The following individuals are charged in the indictment: Dennis Allen Hairston, 32, of Windsor Mill, …


Olszewski announces $70 million investment in Baltimore County school construction

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday was joined by House Speaker Adrienne Jones, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams, and Baltimore County Council Chairman Julian Jones to announce $70 million in new investments in school construction for Fiscal Year 2023. Standing inside of Scotts Branch Elementary School, Olszewski announced that the school would be rebuilt from the ground …

Baltimore County Army veteran facing federal charges for falsely claiming to be a paraplegic, obtaining more than $1 million in government disability benefits

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County U.S. Army veteran has been charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $1 million in government disability benefits. A federal criminal complaint charges William Rich, 41, of Windsor Mill, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining a total of more than $1 million dollars in disability benefits and Social Security Administration disability benefits by falsely claiming that he was a …

Silver Alert issued for missing Baltimore County man

UPDATE: Richard Banks has been located safe and unharmed. Original story below… ——— TOWSON, MD—A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Maryland man. Richard Banks, 73, was last seen in the Windsor Mill area at around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3rd. Banks is 6’2″ tall and weighs about 225 pounds.  He has brown eyes. Authorities believe he …

Two U.S. Marshals injured in Baltimore County shooting, suspect dead

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as 32 year-old Justin Powell of Baltimore. A preliminary investigation reveals detectives with the Baltimore Police Department, assigned to the U.S. Marshals’ Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF), were looking for a vehicle and suspect wanted in reference to a homicide that occurred in Baltimore City on June 19, 2021. CARFTF members observed …

BCPS Education Foundation receives $10,000 donation from GBBR Charitable Foundation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS Charitable Foundation, Inc., has made a $10,000 donation to The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools in memoriam of Ross Mackesey, former president of the Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® and chair of the BCPS Ethics Review Panel. The $10,000 donation has been designated to the foundation’s RISE (Relief in Securing Education) …

The Education Foundation to provide coats, art supplies, books for BCPS staff to distribute to students

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Through several events in January, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools will be distributing materials to school system staff to be distributed to BCPS students. “Over the last several months, we have been reaching out to area businesses, individuals, and organizations seeking support for our RISE for a Brighter Future initiative and Share the Warmth campaign,” …