Politics, Sci-Tech

Olszewski launches new Baltimore County Street Tree Replacement Program

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced a new Street Tree Replacement program, continuing his administration’s ongoing efforts to restore critical green infrastructure throughout Baltimore County. The County Executive, local community members, and business owners kicked off the initiative — which will see more than 1,300 trees planted in six concentrated areas — by planting a native hackberry tree …


Crime, Police/Fire

Mount Airy man charged after ‘improvised destructive device’ found in vehicle near Carney school

CARNEY, MD—A Mount Airy man has been charged after an “improvised destructive device” was found outside of a Carney school on Tuesday afternoon. Joseph Richard Vickery, 43, of Mount Airy, is facing several charges, including felony possession of explosive material with intent to create destructive device, manufacture of possession of destructive device, and possession of explosive material without a license. …


Two suspects arrested in connection with suspicious package found at Carney school

UPDATE: The two suspects have been identified and charged. Original story below… —— CARNEY, MD—Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a suspicious package that was found at Pine Grove Middle School on Tuesday. At approximately 11:30 a.m., officers arrested one person in connection with the incident. During the evacuation of the school, the Baltimore County Police Department worked …

Pine Grove Middle School evacuated due to suspicious package

UPDATE 10: BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams and Board of Education of Baltimore County member Julie Henn have issued a statement on this incident. —— UPDATE 9: The two suspects have been identified and charged. —— UPDATE 8: Two suspects have been arrested in connection with this incident. ——— UPDATE 7: BCPS officials say afternoon bus service is being affect …

‘Serial’ case: Baltimore judge vacates Adnan Syed’s murder conviction

BALTIMORE, MD—A man whose story was documented in the popular “Serial” podcast has had his murder conviction vacated by a Baltimore judge. This week, Baltimore City Judge Melissa Phinn granted a motion filed by State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Sentencing Review Unit Chief Becky Feldman to vacate the conviction and request a new trial for Adnan Syed, who was found …

Orioles announce Opening Day events, celebrations

BALTIMORE, MD—The Baltimore Orioles have have announced plans to welcome fans back to the ballpark to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards during the club’s home opener on Monday, April 11, at 3:05 p.m. ET against the Milwaukee Brewers. Festivities will begin at 2:25 p.m. ET with a special pre-game ceremony emceed by Orioles broadcaster Rob …

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 …

BCPS celebrates winter 2021-2022 state champions and runners-up

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools celebrates its high school athletic teams and student-athletes recognized at the state level during the 2021-2022 winter season. The following student-athletes or teams and their schools and coaches were honored: State Champions Co-ed Wrestling – Dom Ambrosino – Sparrows Point High School               Coach Mike Whisner Co-ed Wrestling – Gage Carr – Sparrows Point High …