Recent stories by Alison Knezevich
9:31 PM EDT, March 9, 2014
State environmental officials and the owners of the Sparrows Point peninsula are moving toward a settlement to correct alleged regulatory violations at the former steelmaking site.
11:42 AM EST, March 8, 2014
A nationwide hunt ended Friday night when Caitlyn Marie Virts, the 11-year-old girl missing since her mother was found killed in their Dundalk home on Thursday, was located in a motel room in Florence, S.C., with her father, Timothy Virts, who was taken into custody, Baltimore County police said.
12:34 PM EST, March 7, 2014
Police believe the father of an 11-year-old girl abducted her from the Dundalk home where her mother was found dead Thursday morning. On Friday police had obtained an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Timothy Howard Virts in connection with the death of Bobbie Jo Cortez.
10:31 PM EST, March 4, 2014
Cell-phone recycling kiosks will be banned and stores that buy small electronics will be regulated like pawn shops under legislation passed Tuesday by the Baltimore County Council.
9:12 PM EST, February 28, 2014
The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said Friday.
7:28 PM EST, March 3, 2014
A relentless winter has left local governments scrambling to replenish their supplies of road salt and some consumers finding empty shelves when they turn to hardware stores for ice-melting materials.
10:46 AM EST, February 25, 2014
With one day left for candidates to file for the 2014 election, four men had signed up as of Monday to challenge Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
7:00 PM EST, February 27, 2014
Developers of the Foundry Row retail project in Owings Mills say they are on track to start construction this summer on a $140 million shopping center featuring Baltimore County's second Wegmans grocery store.
8:56 PM EST, February 20, 2014
A West Virginia-based gas company is suing dozens of landowners in Baltimore and Harford counties to gain use of portions of their properties for a $180 million pipeline project.
8:01 PM EST, February 24, 2014
A Catonsville-based group of nuns on Monday filed an appeal in a case centered on the federal health care law's requirement to provide contraceptive coverage for employees.
9:18 PM EST, February 12, 2014
State lawmakers from Baltimore County hope to increase the availability of growlers, the refillable jugs that have become popular among craft beer enthusiasts.
8:32 PM EST, February 18, 2014
Smoking will be banned in parts of Baltimore County parks under legislation approved Tuesday by the County Council.
7:30 PM EST, February 13, 2014
Buckets of baby's breath, tulips and irises filled a walk-in cooler at Flowers by Gina D. on Thursday. Vases were wrapped with pink ribbons, and teddy bears and greeting cards stood ready for purchase.
1:54 PM EST, February 3, 2014
The Baltimore County Council will hold its legislative session earlier than usual today because of the winter weather advisory.
8:17 PM EST, February 17, 2014
Once, when heavy rain hit the roof of the Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson, there was so much runoff that it would wash away the wood chips and soil that cover the children's play area.
8:26 PM EST, February 11, 2014
Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions.
1:28 PM EST, January 27, 2014
Gunfire pierced the Saturday morning bustle at The Mall in Columbia, a gathering place for many in the planned suburban community, sending shoppers racing for cover as two store employees were fatally shot by a man who police said then killed himself.
9:20 PM EST, January 30, 2014
Stores that buy used cellphones in Baltimore County would be regulated like pawnshops and automated cellphone-purchasing kiosks would be banned altogether under legislation unveiled Thursday by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
8:12 PM EST, January 24, 2014
It is a chilling tale of winter, one that in ghost-story fashion begins with a sign that all is not right. Maybe there's a damp spot spreading ominously across a wall, or faint sounds that grow louder and more insistent.
9:26 PM EST, January 24, 2014
A Baltimore-based developer is seeking to build an outlet mall with more than 100 stores in White Marsh — just across Interstate 95 from White Marsh Mall and The Avenue at White Marsh.
10:09 PM EST, January 15, 2014
A Harford County teenager admitted to a judge Wednesday that he shot and killed his father, an act he told police was motivated by years of abuse at the hands of a man who treated him like he "was his slave."
10:30 PM EST, January 22, 2014
Baltimore County Council members approved Wednesday a $25,000 raise for the county executive, as well as an $8,500 boost for their own positions.
9:22 PM EST, January 22, 2014
Baltimore County Council members approved Wednesday a $25,000 raise for the county executive, as well as an $8,500 boost for their own positions.
7:46 PM EST, January 13, 2014
A Baltimore County councilwoman is seeking to tighten a local ban on synthetic marijuana, saying manufacturers have found ways around a state ban enacted last year as well as federal and county laws.
7:51 PM EST, January 10, 2014
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz hopes to convince state lawmakers to exempt county government vehicles from the state gas tax.
8:25 PM EST, January 6, 2014
The Baltimore County Council on Monday unanimously elected Councilwoman Cathy Bevins to serve as chairwoman for 2014.
9:30 PM EST, January 21, 2014
As snow fell Tuesday afternoon outside Atwater's bakery in Catonsville, manager Lisa Harden hurried to pour the last cups of coffee and wrap up customers' food in to-go containers.
7:40 PM EST, January 6, 2014
Several Baltimore County Council members say they're planning to introduce legislation in the coming weeks that will seek to ban smoking at all county parks.
7:41 PM EST, December 31, 2013
The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts.
5:00 AM EST, January 3, 2014
Local governments are charged with enforcing state regulations limiting polluted runoff from new development, and the state is supposed to check on them.
6:45 PM EST, January 3, 2014
A 24-year-old man fell to his death at the former Seagram's plant in Dundalk this week, becoming the second person to die in an accident at the vacant facility since 2012.
11:28 AM EST, January 6, 2014
Three Baltimore residents were arrested Thursday on drug charges in Anne Arundel County after police made an undercover purchase of crack cocaine in a McDonald's parking lot.
10:31 PM EST, December 16, 2013
The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved leasing a valuable piece of land to a Towson developer, over the objections of a councilwoman who said the deal negotiated by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration lacked transparency.
8:57 PM EST, December 20, 2013
State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession.
10:16 PM EST, December 16, 2013
The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved leasing a valuable piece of land to a Towson developer, over the objections of a councilwoman who said the deal negotiated by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration lacked transparency.
5:00 AM EST, December 23, 2013
In a case that could have implications for ministries across the country, a Catonsville-based group of nuns who care for the elderly poor are awaiting a federal judge's decision on whether it must comply with the federal health care law's requirement to provide free contraceptive coverage for lay employees.
4:02 PM EST, December 17, 2013
Fines for animal cruelty in Baltimore County will increase under a bill approved by the County Council on Monday.
9:01 PM EST, December 12, 2013
Officials with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration say they won't immediately seek to recoup a $300,000 taxpayer-funded loan granted to a Pikesville family business that was raided this week in a federal cigarette-smuggling case.
5:00 AM EST, December 16, 2013
Rick and Carol Bernstein started gardening with their three children on a third of an acre at their former home in Parkton, selling the produce at a roadside stand and taking extras to their local food bank.
9:02 PM EST, December 10, 2013
A bill before the Baltimore County Council would increase fines for animal cruelty and change the way the county handles animal complaints, but a lawyer said Tuesday that the measure could be unconstitutional.
5:10 PM EST, December 15, 2013
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration is asking the County Council to lease a desirable piece of downtown Towson real estate to a high-profile developer without a bid process, drawing questions from some council members and from a businessman who has sought to buy the property for two years.
10:27 PM EST, December 11, 2013
A family crime organization trafficked more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes and more in illegal foreign drugs through a Baltimore restaurant and a Pikesville pharmacy that received a Baltimore County-backed loan, authorities said in a federal indictment that was unsealed Wednesday.
8:12 PM EST, December 9, 2013
Advocates for Oregon Ridge Park warn construction of a gas pipeline planned to cut through Baltimore County's largest park will destroy acres of forest and could disrupt wildlife and pollute a popular swimming lake.
8:54 PM EST, December 2, 2013
The Baltimore County Council approved selling three county-owned properties to developers on Monday, despite protests from residents who oppose the deals.
5:56 PM EST, November 28, 2013
An airman who went missing from Fells Point after a night out with friends has been found dead, the D.C. Air National Guard says.
6:17 PM EST, December 4, 2013
Starting Jan. 13, all Baltimore County residents will be able to get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered at the county animal shelter, even if they adopted the pet elsewhere, officials announced this week.
7:26 PM EST, November 29, 2013
A Baltimore County judge has upheld the local election board's decision to reject petitions that sought to overturn county zoning maps.
6:16 AM EST, November 21, 2013
A Ruby Tuesday restaurant will open next spring on Liberty Road in Randallstown, where leaders have been working to attract more national chains, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced.
9:46 AM EST, November 29, 2013
Anna Szuba of Pasadena shopped on Thanksgiving last year -- two hours in line to get in the store and three hours in line to get out.
4:38 PM EST, November 28, 2013
Two teens on Wednesday robbed a person who had used Facebook to try to sell a pair of tennis shoes, Anne Arundel County police say.
7:25 PM EST, November 20, 2013
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Wednesday that the County Council sent "the wrong message" this week by rejecting state funding for a planned affordable housing project in Rosedale.
3:35 PM EST, November 28, 2013
A water main break has disrupted service for some Sykesville residents, Carroll County officials say.
5:00 AM EST, November 18, 2013
The Baltimore County Council is poised to block a low-income housing project planned in Rosedale by turning down state funding, citing fears the development would lead to increased crime and crowd the local elementary school.
12:29 PM EST, November 28, 2013
A collision in Mount Airy left two men dead early Thursday, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.
8:41 PM EST, November 18, 2013
Baltimore County Council members rejected state funding Monday for a planned low-income housing development in Rosedale, passing a resolution expressing disapproval of the project.
5:36 PM EST, November 18, 2013
The chief technology officer of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education has been tapped to head economic development efforts in Baltimore County, where leaders say they want to put more emphasis on workforce training.
7:49 PM EST, November 26, 2013
State Sen. Jim Brochin questioned Tuesday how taxpayers would benefit from Baltimore County's plan to sell the Towson firehouse to developers, as residents called on the County Council to delay or stop the sale of that site and the North Point Government Center in Dundalk.
7:26 PM EST, November 7, 2013
A court has ordered Baltimore County to reduce the health insurance premiums it charges hundreds of retired police officers.
9:47 PM EST, November 5, 2013
A six-inch water main broke in downtown Baltimore on Tuesday morning, and some nearby businesses had their water shut off for most of Tuesday as crews worked to repair the damage, officials said.
8:24 PM EST, November 4, 2013
Longtime Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. will not seek re-election next year, he told supporters this weekend.
11:29 PM EDT, October 26, 2013
Drums and xylophones were lined up along with buses in the parking lots of Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday as high school marching bands from around the region gathered to show off what they had been practicing for months.
4:19 PM EDT, November 2, 2013
The transformation of a vacant, 12-story eyesore into a gleaming office building has brought workers, shoppers and diners to the northern edge of downtown Towson — thanks in part to a public financing package that waived repayment of millions of dollars in loans to a developer.
8:46 AM EDT, October 27, 2013
A man died after being shot on an elementary school playground in West Baltimore on Saturday evening, police said.
7:09 PM EST, November 4, 2013
Members of the Middle River Volunteer Fire Company aren't relying only on boot drives, poker tournaments and hall rentals for extra revenue.
10:49 PM EDT, October 31, 2013
Baltimore County authorities say they found Social Security numbers and other personal information from more than 12,000 current and former county workers on the computer of a man who used to work for a county information-technology contractor.
5:10 PM EDT, October 21, 2013
Baltimore County will build a $5 million animal shelter to replace its aging facility in Baldwin as part of a plan to improve services for pets, officials announced Monday.
8:39 PM EDT, October 17, 2013
The parents of a developmentally disabled man who died after being handcuffed at a Frederick County movie theater have sued Regal Cinemas and the county in federal court.
7:38 PM EDT, October 30, 2013
Baltimore County plans to overhaul its elementary school buildings to add more than 1,700 seats in its central and southwestern neighborhoods, where overcrowding has pushed students and teachers into portable classrooms and hallways for their lessons.
6:11 PM EDT, October 4, 2013
Baltimore County has repaid more than $13 million it borrowed last year from its employees' pension fund, leading the county police union to drop a lawsuit over the loan.
6:00 AM EDT, October 16, 2013
Another Baltimore County employee has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was illegally forced out of his job for medical reasons.
12:32 PM EDT, October 7, 2013
The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved spending $17.2 million to air condition schools in Middle River, Parkville, Pikesville, Windsor Mill and Woodlawn.
7:24 PM EDT, October 25, 2013
A deputy secretary for the state's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services will become warden of the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, officials announced Friday.
6:58 PM EDT, October 25, 2013
A Baltimore man who once volunteered for a fire company in Anne Arundel County was arrested Wednesday on multiple sex abuse charges, county police said.
8:27 PM EDT, September 27, 2013
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is drawing criticism for refusing to repay hundreds of police retirees who a judge found were overcharged for their health insurance.
8:02 PM EDT, October 24, 2013
Baltimore County officials, looking to sell off public property for private development, have selected proposals to build a Royal Farms gas station in Towson, a shopping center in Dundalk and expanded parking for a nursing home in Randallstown.
7:51 PM EDT, October 7, 2013
Baltimore County has reached a three-year labor agreement with AFSCME Local 921, whose members had been working without a contract for more than a year.
6:48 PM EDT, September 25, 2013
The Maryland Transit Administration has released schedules for upcoming weekend service on the MARC train between Baltimore and Washington, which starts Dec. 7.
8:45 PM EDT, October 15, 2013
The Baltimore County police union says the county now owes hundreds of retired officers nearly $1.6 million in health insurance refunds and interest — about $1 million more than previously estimated.
6:51 PM EDT, October 9, 2013
Baltimore County sheriff's deputies are the latest group of employees to reach a three-year labor agreement with the county.
6:20 PM EDT, October 23, 2013
A union representing nearly 1,500 Baltimore County public employees has reached an agreement with the county to extend its contract through 2016.
8:35 PM EDT, September 27, 2013
The steel boxes in front of 10 of Baltimore County's police precincts look like library book drop-off stations, but they are part of a plan to reduce the county's drug overdose deaths.
6:57 PM EDT, September 19, 2013
Baltimore County officials gathered at the Metro Centre of Owings Mills on Thursday to mark the opening of the transit-oriented development's first luxury apartment buildings.
5:00 AM EDT, October 4, 2013
Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough.
10:22 AM EDT, October 23, 2013
Baltimore County's head of economic development has resigned, county officials confirmed Tuesday.
7:10 PM EDT, September 6, 2013
The state's highest court has sided with residents who have been fighting a housing development proposal at a Pikesville cemetery in a years-long case.
8:12 PM EDT, September 28, 2013
Kareem Hasan left prison this year after 37 years behind bars. Now that he's free, he sees something that troubles him.
4:28 PM EDT, September 18, 2013
The long-time director of the Baltimore County library system plans to retire next June, he announced Wednesday.
6:30 PM EDT, September 17, 2013
Baltimore County police said Tuesday they don't know whether the person who sent sexually explicit material through social media to two students at St. Paul's School for Girls is male or female. Meanwhile, another area school said students there were contacted by the person.
7:38 PM EDT, October 9, 2013
Maryland's largest distributor of wine and spirits is moving its headquarters to White Marsh, taking more than 500 jobs from Anne Arundel to Baltimore County.
4:32 PM EDT, September 4, 2013
The Towson University cheerleading team is scheduled for an appeals hearing Friday after being accused of hazing and suspended from competing.
6:34 PM EDT, September 23, 2013
The operator of a Parkville-area skating rink has agreed not to host club-themed events, reaching a deal with Baltimore County officials following complaints about crowds of rowdy teens disturbing the neighborhood after leaving the rink late at night.
6:41 PM EDT, September 13, 2013
Crews have finished the final phase of Dolfield Boulevard in Owings Mills, connecting Reisterstown Road with Lakeside Boulevard.
1:00 PM EDT, September 17, 2013
Officials at several Baltimore-area schools are warning parents that someone has contacted students through social media, using what police called sexually explicit language and images.
3:12 PM EDT, September 15, 2013
An inmate at the Western Correctional Institution died after being found unconscious in his cell late Friday, and a second prisoner is being blamed for his death in the latest episode of violence within Maryland's prison system, state police said Saturday.
8:42 AM EDT, September 13, 2013
Lightning struck Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport's air traffic control tower, injuring one person and shutting down the airport for nearly three hours Thursday afternoon, delaying or stranding thousands of travelers.
6:36 PM EDT, August 30, 2013
A Towson University student was raped early Friday outside an apartment building near campus, police said.
9:30 AM EDT, September 9, 2013
As of 9:15 a.m., state transportation officials were reporting a one-vehicle wreck on I-895 South at the toll plaza in Baltimore. No other information was available.
7:03 PM EDT, September 14, 2013
Howard County police are working to determine who set fire to portable speed-camera equipment near Glenelg High School.
11:01 PM EDT, September 3, 2013
The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday asked the county planning board to consider whether more residents should be allowed to keep chickens as pets.
6:47 PM EDT, August 15, 2013
A vehicle crashed into a Perry Hall home Thursday morning after the driver jumped out during a traffic stop, Baltimore County police say.
1:56 PM EDT, September 6, 2013
Reenactors from as far away as Ontario are set to gather at Fort Howard Park on the North Point Peninsula this weekend to mark Defender's Day.
10:31 AM EDT, September 3, 2013
After a rough day, holding a single brown egg laid by a pet hen brought a simple sense of joy to Baltimore County resident Lawrence Parr. And the sight of kids playing with "peeps" — "that's worth a million dollars," Parr told the County Council last week.
6:49 PM EDT, August 15, 2013
Unionized public health nurses in Baltimore County have agreed to a two-year contract extension that provides job security through June 2016, county officials said Thursday.
10:10 AM EDT, September 9, 2013
Passengers taking the light rail should expect delays as crews work to restore full service between the North Avenue and Falls Road stations through Tuesday, state transportation officials say.
8:20 PM EDT, August 27, 2013
The Baltimore County Ethics Commission said Tuesday it will not file a complaint against a Dundalk councilman who for years did not disclose his outside employment — including a stint at a company that did business with the county schools — saying that he has corrected the omissions.
12:01 AM EDT, August 22, 2013
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz says he will ask the County Council for $17.2 million to fund air conditioning in five schools in Woodlawn, Middle River, Windsor Mill, Pikesville and Parkville.
6:28 PM EDT, August 12, 2013
A 10-year-old girl was seriously injured Sunday after being dragged by a dog she was walking in Owings Mills, according to Baltimore County officials.
7:39 PM EDT, August 7, 2013
Baltimore County has settled another lawsuit by a county worker who claimed to have been illegally forced out of his job.
9:14 PM EDT, August 4, 2013
As Fable, a 5-year-old Newfoundland, lies on a table at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown, she doesn't seem to notice the needle in her jugular vein.
8:57 PM EDT, August 19, 2013
Alexander Kinyua pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he killed a family friend with an ax and ate his heart, and a Harford County judge found the defendant not criminally responsible for the act because of mental illness.
7:54 PM EDT, August 13, 2013
A Baltimore police trainee was injured Tuesday morning when a fragmented bullet struck his thigh during target-shooting practice.
7:49 PM EDT, August 12, 2013
Some Baltimore County officials want to consider whether to allow more residents to keep chickens in their yards, making the county the latest local government in Maryland to examine a national coop craze.
7:35 PM EDT, August 21, 2013
Students and teachers at Woodlawn High gathered Wednesday as Baltimore County officials announced their school would be part of a regional high-speed broadband fiber optic network project meant to increase Internet speeds, improve access to data and save money.
7:41 PM EDT, August 20, 2013
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered the county to refund nearly $573,000 in health insurance premiums that had been overpaid by hundreds of Police Department retirees, following years of litigation between the county and the police union.
10:09 PM EDT, July 25, 2013
Six men convicted in killings exited a side door at the Baltimore courthouse Thursday after spending more than half their lives in prison — their freedom secured by a court ruling that found they had received unfair trials because of improper jury instructions.
10:50 AM EDT, August 9, 2013
Baltimore County officials have ordered a Parkville-area roller-skating rink to cancel an Aug. 16 club-themed event after complaints about crowds of teenagers disturbing residents and businesses as they leave the rink at closing time.
10:00 AM EDT, July 13, 2013
As he lay on the floor of his Southwest Baltimore grocery store, Benjamin Rubin's last words to his wife were "I've been shot."
5:58 PM EDT, August 7, 2013
Baltimore County and union members have agreed to extend the contract for firefighters and paramedics through June 2016, guaranteeing no layoffs or furloughs through that time.
6:58 PM EDT, August 13, 2013
More than 44,000 gallons of sewage spilled near Goucher College in Towson before crews stopped the overflow Monday, Baltimore County public works officials say.
8:15 PM EDT, July 16, 2013
A chain of swim schools based in Fallston is suing the state health department, as well as those in Carroll and Baltimore counties, alleging that the agencies unfairly targeted the schools over chlorine regulations.
9:39 PM EDT, July 25, 2013
Baltimore County's historic courthouse in Towson will become the set of the political drama "House of Cards" next month. The Netflix series' crew plans to film at the courthouse Aug. 7, though that date could change, county spokeswoman Ellen Kobler said.
8:16 PM EDT, August 6, 2013
After Arthur Miskimon's 19-year-old son died from a three-story fall in an abandoned Dundalk warehouse, his grief drove him to learn all he could about the property.
8:02 PM EDT, July 29, 2013
A fire inside the former Seagram's plant in Dundalk on Saturday night remains under investigation after a man jumped three stories to escape the blaze and suffered life-threatening injuries, Baltimore County officials said.
5:52 PM EDT, July 10, 2013
Baltimore County plans to fund a dog park in Perry Hall after residents pushed for the project and collected private donations for it.
9:50 PM EDT, June 29, 2013
Two Pennsylvania men were arrested Saturday in connection with an Ocean City shooting.
10:15 PM EDT, July 14, 2013
For three months, Baltimore County officials have been weighing proposals from developers to buy three parcels of county-owned land, in Towson, Dundalk and Randallstown.
7:50 PM EDT, July 29, 2013
As the sky-blue Winnebago makes its way though midday traffic in downtown Baltimore, pedestrians can't help but stare.
6:25 PM EDT, July 8, 2013
The row of brick duplexes on Yakona Road in Towson has been empty for months, the occupants gone after reaching a settlement with Hess Corp. over claims that a leaking gasoline tank had contaminated their properties. This summer, the houses are scheduled to be razed, and a 2-acre park is to be built in their place.
7:48 PM EDT, July 22, 2013
If it was a Saturday morning and the weather was nice, you could find Katie and Wil Brady on their bikes, exploring trails around the Baltimore region.
5:30 PM EDT, July 1, 2013
Baltimore County officials say three local communities will be eligible for state funding for projects to improve their economies, housing, transportation and the environment based on their designation by the state as sustainable communities.
6:48 PM EDT, July 3, 2013
Three Baltimore County beaches are closed after health officials determined that the level of bacteria there makes swimming unsafe.
6:33 PM EDT, June 26, 2013
PETA is calling on a Cockeysville retirement community to let its pet finches spread their wings and leave the cage.
6:24 PM EDT, July 22, 2013
The Coast Guard and Anne Arundel County authorities are searching for a 20-year-old man after he reportedly fell off the Franklin Manor Pier near Churchton.
9:47 PM EDT, July 9, 2013
Baltimore County business owners are criticizing the way the county has imposed its new stormwater management fee, saying officials miscalculated the amount of hard surface on their properties.
8:30 PM EDT, July 1, 2013
New developments in Towson will have to provide bike racks under legislation approved Monday by the Baltimore County Council.
9:54 PM EDT, June 27, 2013
A plan to open an Edgemere residential program for homeless women is stirring concern among some residents in southeastern Baltimore County, highlighting a struggle that advocates for the homeless say they face in finding space for hundreds of people in need.
6:27 PM EDT, June 29, 2013
Baltimore County state Del. Pat McDonough said he's launching a grass-roots campaign to pressure state officials to repeal the new fees that homeowners, businesses and nonprofits will have to pay to help clean up pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
6:15 PM EDT, June 21, 2013
After announcing plans early this year to partner with a nonprofit to improve the Baltimore County animal shelter, county officials say they have not found a group willing to do so.
10:17 PM EDT, June 29, 2013
A postal worker was killed while delivering mail when his vehicle and a pick-up truck crashed in the 3100 block of Monkton Road, Baltimore County police said.
5:28 PM EDT, July 5, 2013
Neighbors, preservationists and an owner of property at Green Spring Station in Lutherville are challenging a plan for new health and wellness offices at the upscale shopping and office center.
7:39 PM EDT, June 29, 2013
Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr., who pleaded guilty last month to operating a boat while drunk, was cited last week for illegal crabbing in Anne Arundel County.
9:28 PM EDT, June 24, 2013
A local realty company says it has bought the Fields of Pikesville building on Reisterstown Road and plans to use it for retail and medical office space.
8:10 PM EDT, June 17, 2013
A labor group is alleging that a supervisor with an asbestos abatement contractor at Dundalk High School pressured workers to drink alcohol on the job and violated safety standards.
7:13 PM EDT, June 17, 2013
Democrat Laurie Taylor-Mitchell, a professor and local activist, last week formally announced a bid to run for the Baltimore County Council seat now held by Republican County Councilman Todd Huff.
7:46 PM EDT, June 21, 2013
Residents who live near the former Chestnut Ridge Country Club and golf course are once again fighting to preserve the sprawling Lutherville property, where a developer wants to build 85 luxury homes.
6:07 PM EDT, June 16, 2013
Baltimore and Harford counties have struck a deal on trash collection they say will benefit taxpayers in both places.
10:06 PM EDT, June 14, 2013
A state panel restored the license of the doctor who is medical director of a group of abortion clinics accused by state regulators of putting women's health at risk, while the licenses of two other physicians who worked at the clinics remain suspended.
June 17, 2013
The Baltimore County Public Library's Summer Reading Club launches Monday, offering programs for kids of all ages.
2:44 PM EDT, June 17, 2013
Local officials gathered Monday in Owings Mills to celebrate the opening of a new campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.
6:37 PM EDT, June 10, 2013
Three new members have been named to the Baltimore County school board, and another member has been reappointed, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday.
8:34 PM EDT, June 4, 2013
The chairman of the Baltimore County Ethics Commission declined to say whether members, meeting Tuesday in a closed session, had discussed Councilman John Olszewski Sr.'s omissions on financial disclosure forms.
5:16 PM EDT, June 15, 2013
The 19-year-old felt sick to her stomach when she stepped into the Baltimore prison once nicknamed "Supermax" for her first day of work as a corrections officer. The place was dark and dingy, and she had never been around so many men before.
8:29 PM EDT, June 7, 2013
As hundreds of people prepare to participate in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim on Sunday, Anne Arundel County health officials have issued an advisory warning people of potentially dangerous levels of bacteria in the water because of storm runoff.
10:54 AM EDT, June 3, 2013
A Baltimore County councilman's failure to disclose his outside employment has drawn the attention of the county ethics board, whose director says she expects the issue to come up at this week's meeting.
9:38 AM EDT, June 10, 2013
As smoke rose above Rosedale homes hours after a CSX train derailed and exploded May 28, many residents wondered what exactly was burning.
12:10 PM EDT, May 30, 2013
As Rosedale residents and business owners began to clean up after the fiery train derailment, federal officials said Wednesday that a chemical, sodium chlorate, had likely exploded in one of the train cars.
9:10 AM EDT, May 31, 2013
As of 9 a.m., emergency roadwork on Interstate 83 has closed one of three northbound lanes and a northbound shoulder before Old Pimlico Road, according to state highways officials.
8:37 PM EDT, May 30, 2013
Baltimore County's recent settlements with two firefighters and a police officer who alleged the county violated federal disability law will cost taxpayers more than $1 million — more than county officials had previously revealed.
6:58 PM EDT, May 27, 2013
A Baltimore County Board of Appeals panel has ruled against a community group fighting a planned medical office building in Catonsville.
7:07 PM EDT, May 20, 2013
Baltimore County health officials are investigating why about 200 students at Pot Spring Elementary in Timonium — a third of the children there — got sick with gastrointestinal symptoms last week.
9:36 PM EDT, May 28, 2013
The explosion blasted out the windows at Shepherd Electric Supply as pieces of the ceiling rained down and the building groaned.
5:56 PM EDT, May 24, 2013
Norovirus was likely the culprit that sickened 200 students and nine staff members at Pot Spring Elementary in Timonium last week, Baltimore County health officials have found.
11:18 AM EDT, May 19, 2013
A Baltimore County councilman did not disclose his outside employment over the past several years, including his work with a painting and drywall company that has a $3.1 million contract at a new high school being built in his district.
7:44 AM EDT, May 31, 2013
Federal investigators on Thursday reconstructed the scene of this week's collision between a CSX cargo train and a truck, hoping to piece together more information on the derailment and explosion that rocked businesses and homes in the Rosedale area.
11:34 AM EDT, May 16, 2013
A school police officer at Pikesville High School was assaulted after responding to a fight in the gym this morning, Baltimore County police said.
8:42 AM EDT, May 12, 2013
As 2012 drew to a close, a posting on 14-year-old Morgan Lane Arnold's Facebook page warned of the apocalypse.
7:17 PM EDT, May 23, 2013
The Baltimore County Council voted Thursday to significantly lower fees developers pay to help the county buy parks and recreational land.
7:57 PM EDT, May 21, 2013
Baltimore County residents served by the city's water system won't see a rate increase this year, county officials said Tuesday, despite a city proposal to impose a 15 percent increase.
8:12 PM EDT, May 13, 2013
The 19-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing Dennis Lane allegedly told investigators that his girlfriend had instructed him to kill her father and his fiancee, specifying the number of times each was to be stabbed in the throat — 10 for him and 15 for her.
7:26 PM EDT, May 16, 2013
Baltimore County officials gave proper notice of its meeting where residents could testify about a new stormwater fee, according to state panel that rules on open meeting complaints.
11:52 PM EDT, May 15, 2013
The Baltimore County Council could vote next week to reduce fees that developers pay to help the county build parks and buy recreational land.
7:17 PM EDT, May 11, 2013
Baltimore Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found in a vehicle in Northwest Baltimore on Saturday morning.
5:15 PM EDT, May 15, 2013
Construction has begun on more than 100 housing units for senior citizens in Dundalk.
8:42 PM EDT, May 8, 2013
Anne Arundel County police are investigating sexual abuse allegations by a former student at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie, officials of the Archdiocese of Baltimore said Wednesday.
4:43 PM EDT, May 23, 2013
Baltimore County Council members formally adopted a county budget Thursday that they say focuses on basic services while keeping the county's property tax rate flat for the 25th year in a row.
9:17 PM EDT, May 11, 2013
A man was shot in the arm Saturday evening in Northeast Baltimore, police say.
9:24 PM EDT, May 11, 2013
An education advocate and a longtime state lawmaker say they are eyeing Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff's seat.
9:57 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
Baltimore County said Thursday it has settled three disability lawsuits filed by former firefighters and a police officer who alleged they were illegally forced out of their jobs.
5:21 PM EDT, May 5, 2013
How bad is traffic at Falls and Joppa roads in Baltimore County? It depends whom you ask, and the answer could determine whether the county allows additional growth near the intersection.
9:07 PM EDT, May 3, 2013
A new marine terminal could bring 9,000 jobs to the Sparrows Point peninsula, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Friday as he laid out the county's vision for remaking the land around its closed steel mill.
7:59 PM EDT, May 8, 2013
An educational testing firm is planning a job fair Friday for positions at its new facility in Baltimore County.
7:23 AM EDT, May 8, 2013
A Pikesville man has filed an Open Meetings Act violation complaint against the Baltimore County Council, alleging that citizens didn't get proper notice of a meeting where they could have testified about the county's new stormwater fee.
7:57 PM EDT, May 3, 2013
Residents of Dundalk and Mays Chapel say they plan to join forces for a Saturday rally to protest the sale of the North Point Government Center in Dundalk.
10:14 PM EDT, April 10, 2013
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told parents, students and educators in Baltimore County on Wednesday that while Americans might not agree on gun control legislation, they must work together so that children can grow up without fear of violence in schools.
10:05 PM EDT, May 6, 2013
A vote by the Baltimore County Council on Monday will bar new development at Green Spring Station in Lutherville for the near future.
10:29 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
A volunteer firefighter who joined the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company as a teenager more than a decade ago died Thursday of injuries sustained in a fire last week that also killed another man.
7:03 PM EDT, April 30, 2013
Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff was sentenced Tuesday to two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.
2:47 PM EDT, May 4, 2013
Baltimore County is preparing to sell three taxpayer-owned properties to private developers, but members of the public won't know all the details of what they're planning until officials make a decision.
12:50 PM EDT, May 8, 2013
A dozen people were taken to area hospitals after a vehicle crashed into an MTA bus this morning in Essex, according to Maryland Transit Administration officials.
7:38 PM EDT, April 23, 2013
Baltimore County has scheduled a series of public meetings and workshops on the potential redevelopment of parts of the U.S. Route 40 corridor in Middle River.
8:50 PM EDT, April 15, 2013
Baltimore County would add classrooms for thousands of students under a budget proposal unveiled Monday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a plan advocates hope signals a commitment to solve the overcrowding that has plagued the school system.
6:57 PM EDT, April 24, 2013
Developers plan to build 1,700 housing units near a mixed-use business park in White Marsh, saying it will "supercharge" an area that had previously been targeted for job creation.
9:55 PM EDT, April 5, 2013
A Harris Teeter grocery store in Towson and shops, a recreation center and amphitheater in Dundalk are among the ideas developers have for Baltimore County government properties that are up for sale.
7:22 PM EDT, April 18, 2013
Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence, telling a judge that he's learned from the February incident and is in treatment for alcohol abuse.
7:28 PM EDT, April 3, 2013
Manekin LLC's property management and brokerage groups will merge with Colliers International Baltimore, the commercial real estate firms announced Wednesday.
8:07 PM EDT, April 19, 2013
Lawyers for a Harford County teen accused of killing his father last year attempted to convince a judge Friday that it would be unconstitutional to try the 17-year-old as an adult.
8:27 PM EDT, April 6, 2013
Howard County police have arrested a man they say set fire to an apartment in Columbia Friday and hurled obscenities at police officers before fleeing.
6:22 PM EDT, April 11, 2013
The Western School of Technology and Environmental Science in Catonsville is scheduled to reopen Friday after an early-morning fire Thursday damaged two portable classrooms and the roof of the high school's main building, school officials said.
10:05 PM EDT, April 18, 2013
With the swipe of an excavator, a demolition crew began taking down the abandoned Solo Cup factory in Owings Mills on Thursday, work that will clear the way for new development that was once threatened by opposition.
5:04 PM EDT, April 8, 2013
More than 240,000 gallons of sewage has spilled in Gunpowder Falls State Park as of Monday afternoon after someone vandalized a manhole, Baltimore County public works officials say.
8:19 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
The scars across 16-year-old Dominic Solesky's face are faint, but that doesn't stop people from asking where he got them.
8:51 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
A Baltimore County Council member is calling for the council to delay its vote on a measure to impose stormwater management fees, saying neither the council nor the public has had enough time to study the issue.
8:43 PM EDT, March 26, 2013
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz told a group of Perry Hall residents Tuesday that public safety, education and infrastructure remain the county's top priorities in tough economic times.
6:14 PM EDT, March 27, 2013
Baltimore County officials on Wednesday released the identity of a county worker who died after emergency responders were called to a former county golf course earlier this week, and crash investigators are probing what happened to him as he was plowing snow.
3:32 PM EDT, March 25, 2013
Baltimore County Council members took heat again last week over their use of taxpayer-funded cars, a rare perk among local councils in the Baltimore area.
6:40 PM EDT, March 27, 2013
A group of residents has sued Baltimore County and the local school board over plans to build a 700-seat elementary school at the Mays Chapel Park, saying officials skirted county real estate laws.
6:47 PM EDT, April 2, 2013
A Baltimore County Council member has withdrawn a controversial bill that sought to bar protests near public and private schools in the county — a measure that drew wide criticism from organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, the county teachers union and the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, a national anti-abortion organization.
10:01 PM EST, March 4, 2013
Dundalk residents on Monday urged the Baltimore County Council to stop the sale of the North Point Government Center and the closure of Eastwood Elementary, saying the county's plan to do so would hurt the community.
7:18 PM EDT, April 6, 2013
Shirley Gregory of Dundalk takes pride in her home, but unwelcome visitors have sometimes thwarted efforts to keep her yard tidy.
8:11 PM EDT, March 26, 2013
A Baltimore County worker employed with the Property Management Division died after emergency personnel responded to a former golf course in Kingsville where he was working Monday, but officials released few details about the death.
7:12 PM EDT, March 20, 2013
A Towson law firm plans to challenge the renewal of the Recher Theatre's liquor license in an effort to stop the establishment's plan to become a nightclub.
9:25 PM EDT, March 19, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to visit Baltimore County in April to discuss gun control, county Superintendent Dallas Dance said Tuesday.
6:20 PM EDT, March 19, 2013
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Toys "R" Us, alleging the company broke the law when staff at its Columbia store refused to provide a sign-language interpreter for a job applicant who is deaf.
7:31 PM EST, February 28, 2013
Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff has returned a $4,000 public-safety radio he was given by the county fire chief last year following his arrest last weekend on drunken-driving charges,
6:30 PM EDT, March 24, 2013
A woman's body found Saturday afternoon along the Kent Island shoreline has been identified as that of a local woman who had been missing for three weeks, the Maryland State Police said Sunday.
8:18 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
At Baltimore County's animal shelter this week, dozens of animals were waiting for someone to adopt them. Among them were Cisco, a year-old pit bull terrier, a bulldog named Ivan and Sugar Pie, a tricolor cat.
5:55 PM EST, February 27, 2013
Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said Wednesday he will request an outside prosecutor to handle the case of County Councilman Todd Huff, who was arrested last weekend on charges of driving under the influence.
7:59 PM EDT, March 18, 2013
Baltimore County homeowners would pay a fee between $18 and $36 a year for stormwater management under a plan to meet new state requirements designed to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
8:05 PM EST, February 25, 2013
To work for Fireworks Extravaganza, a job applicant needs a clean record and the ability to pass a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives background check.
6:42 PM EST, March 8, 2013
Lawyers for a Harford County teenager charged with killing his father last year say they have evidence that two other juveniles were involved in the man's death.
9:09 PM EST, February 20, 2013
A 25-year-old man arrested for trespassing in North County High School this month — and who was found to have a number of legal, high-powered weapons in his home — has been ordered held without bond.
8:02 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance plans to issue digital devices to middle- and high-school students and wants all children in the school system to graduate bilingual, believing it will make them globally competitive, he said in the county's first state of the schools address Thursday.
10:27 PM EST, March 4, 2013
With a winter storm watch in effect and the possibility of several inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday in Central Maryland, officials at Baltimore Gas and Electric have put out a call for up to 500 out-of-state utility workers to be prepared to help in the aftermath of the storm.
11:24 AM EST, March 5, 2013
A Catonsville community association is appealing Baltimore County's approval of plans for a new medical office building, saying the developer's recent conviction in a campaign finance case invalidates the entire review process.
10:38 PM EST, February 25, 2013
Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff said Monday he will give up his county-owned Jeep Grand Cherokee in the wake of his arrest this past weekend on charges of driving under the influence.
5:07 PM EDT, March 17, 2013
The long-planned Metro Centre in Owings Mills is set to finally stir to life this week with the opening of Baltimore County's largest library.
9:48 PM EST, February 12, 2013
Eastern Baltimore County residents say a bill before the County Council could open the door to poorly planned development on a key tract in the Middle River area near Route 43.
8:19 PM EST, February 6, 2013
A Baltimore County police union is suing the county retirement system's board of trustees over a $25 million loan the county took from the pension fund to update recycling facilities in Cockeysville.
6:20 AM EST, February 18, 2013
State lawmakers are asking the Baltimore County Council to postpone a vote on a measure that would change the way public employees may challenge decisions on retirement benefits, saying it could violate state law.
12:17 AM EST, February 20, 2013
Ignoring pleas from union leaders and the county's Annapolis delegation, the Baltimore County Council approved a bill Tuesday changing how county employees can appeal decisions about retirement benefits.
4:29 PM EST, February 7, 2013
Baltimore County's rat eradication program has treated more than 2,100 homes, and more efforts are planned for later this month, county officials said Thursday.
7:56 PM EST, February 4, 2013
Members of the Baltimore County Council on Monday approved spending $3.7 million on school safety equipment, including cameras, improved electronic entry systems and a new visitor ID system.
2:20 PM EST, February 7, 2013
At the Dundalk Post Office this week, news that the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service would stop delivering mail on Saturdays beginning in August was greeted with a mix of apathy and understanding.
5:58 PM EDT, March 12, 2013
Power was knocked out to about 7,000 customers in the Towson area, including Towson Town Center, around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday because of a problem with a piece of electric distribution equipment, according to Baltimore Gas and Electric spokeswoman Rachael Lighty.
6:08 PM EST, March 6, 2013
Victims' advocates are concerned that a Maryland Court of Appeals decision this week will allow some sex offenders to have their names removed from the statewide sex offender registry, but it's still unclear exactly how the ruling could affect the database.
7:05 PM EST, February 3, 2013
Baltimore County labor leaders plan to fight legislation by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would change the way public workers appeal county decisions on their retirement benefits, saying the bill would stack the deck against employees.
9:01 PM EDT, March 18, 2013
A Baltimore County Councilman is seeking to restrict protesters from picketing outside of schools at certain times, saying it's a matter of protecting children's safety.
5:13 PM EST, February 10, 2013
On a recent weeknight evening at the North Point Government Center, four young women were singing the barbershop classic "Goody Goodbye" in the auditorium. Upstairs, boys tangled on wrestling mats as parents and coaches watched.
7:11 PM EST, January 30, 2013
Speaking at an emotional hearing on federal gun control proposals, Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson urged lawmakers Wednesday to close loopholes and ban assault weapon sales or risk more tragedies like the recent elementary school shooting in Connecticut.
10:18 PM EST, February 14, 2013
Baltimore County officials want to create a regional park on a piece of the Spring Grove Hospital Center campus in Catonsville, property that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County also has been eyeing to expand research facilities.
6:29 PM EST, February 23, 2013
For about eight decades, the 258-foot Melvale Gas Holder has towered above northern Baltimore. In seven seconds Sunday morning, the storage tank will be brought to the ground.
3:26 AM EST, February 15, 2013
Developers and shopping center owners contributed nearly $600,000 in the rejected bid to overturn Baltimore County Council votes on zoning issues, according to financial reports.
8:37 AM EST, February 21, 2013
Crews have completed repairs to a leaking water main that had slowed traffic along Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road in Pikesville, according to public works officials.
10:57 AM EST, February 23, 2013
An old BGE gas storage tank overlooking the Jones Falls Expressway and Cold Spring Lane is set to be imploded Sunday morning, officials say.
12:37 PM EST, February 23, 2013
City police and the FBI are investigating the robbery of an M&T bank near Johns Hopkins University in Charles Village on Saturday morning.
10:35 PM EST, January 23, 2013
Green Spring Station — a collection of boutiques, restaurants and offices near the northern end of the Jones Falls Expressway — commands some of the highest rent in Baltimore County. Visitors can shop for French linens at Paris-based Yves Delorme, try on mink at furrier Mano Swartz, and play squash at the Green Spring Racquet Club.
2:59 PM EST, February 1, 2013
Anne Arundel County police have identified the woman whose body was found in rising waters near a homeless camp in Laurel Thursday as 26-year-old Anifa Kiwanuka.
10:01 PM EST, January 29, 2013
Cameras that stream live to police stations and patrol cars, new entry systems in all schools and a state-of-the-art visitor identification system are part of a $3.7 million plan unveiled Tuesday to improve security in Baltimore County public schools.
10:17 PM EST, January 31, 2013
A woman's body was found Thursday in rising waters near a homeless camp in Laurel, as flooding closed roads throughout the region and a dangerously high reservoir prompted the evacuation of Laurel's historic district.
9:04 PM EST, February 6, 2013
The Baltimore County Public Library has launched a new service that will give patrons access to more than 100 magazine titles on their computers and mobile devices.
10:14 PM EST, January 24, 2013
Baltimore County's chief attorney is urging the local board of elections to reject petitions gathered last year in a controversial referendum drive that, if successful, could let voters overturn many of the County Council's zoning decisions.
6:23 PM EST, January 18, 2013
Dundalk residents plan to rally Saturday afternoon to protest a Baltimore County plan to close the North Point Government Center and reorganize schools in the area.
10:50 PM EST, January 10, 2013
Petition signature collectors have hit the streets again in Baltimore County for a referendum effort on development issues — this time targeting a recent County Council bill that would protect a Middle River project from an earlier referendum challenge.
8:43 PM EST, January 28, 2013
Super Bowl season typically is a busy time for television sales, but in the Baltimore area, some stores have seen an extra boost as fans get ready for game day parties on Feb. 3, when the Ravens face the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
2:38 PM EST, January 16, 2013
Prometric, a Baltimore-based provider of educational testing services, plans to open a $12 million facility in White Marsh this June, county and company officials said Wednesday.
8:47 PM EST, February 5, 2013
Baltimore County elections officials on Tuesday rejected a referendum challenge to a planned Wegmans in Owings Mills and a mixed-use development in Middle River, saying petitions used in the ballot drive did not give voters enough information.
10:33 PM EST, January 22, 2013
Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance has recommended closing Eastwood Center Elementary Magnet Program after this school year, drawing outrage from parents in Dundalk.
January 16, 2013
Officials announced on Tuesday a trio of new restaurants and a VIP section for the 15-screen movie theater planned for the Towson Square project — an $85 million development seen as a key element in attracting more shoppers and visitors to the county seat.
8:31 PM EST, January 15, 2013
A day after testifying at a public hearing before the county school board, Mays Chapel residents who oppose the construction of an elementary school at a nearby park took their concerns to a County Council work session on Tuesday.
9:52 PM EST, January 8, 2013
Baltimore County classrooms would have about 100 more teachers next school year under a budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Superintendent Dallas Dance.
8:29 PM EST, January 11, 2013
Lines wrapped around the exhibition hall of the Maryland State Fairgrounds by noon Friday. Hundreds chatted outside, waiting for the doors to open to Baltimore County's first gun show of year. The parking lots filled up as the afternoon wore on.
7:45 PM EST, January 16, 2013
A year after a Bel Air teen was accused of murdering his father, supporters say they still stand behind him.
12:23 PM EST, January 7, 2013
Baltimore County officials said Monday they no longer intend to relocate a fire station to Towson Manor Park, a plan the community had fought.
3:44 PM EST, January 1, 2013
Doris Mae Hoey Snyder, an Annapolis resident who performed as the head majorette for the Baltimore Colts Marching Band and later formed the Washington Redskinettes, died Dec. 18 at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center after suffering an aortic dissection. She was 85.
10:38 PM EST, December 19, 2012
A former Baltimore County highway worker has sued the county in federal court, alleging he was forced out of his job and subjected to unnecessary, intrusive medical exams.
7:44 PM EST, February 4, 2013
A Baltimore County administrative law judge has approved developer Steve Whalen's proposal for a medical office project in Catonsville, one month after Whalen pleaded guilty to giving illegal campaign contributions to county politicians.
6:59 PM EST, December 21, 2012
A prominent Catonsville developer accused of channeling $7,500 in illegal contributions to a Baltimore County councilman and exceeding the total campaign contribution limit for individuals was charged Thursday with violating campaign contribution laws.
December 11, 2012
Baltimore County wants to sell three government properties to developers to raise money for air conditioning and better technology at schools in Dundalk, Randallstown and Towson.
5:49 PM EST, December 23, 2012
A battle over the future of the closed Chestnut Ridge golf course in Lutherville is continuing, with the company that bought the property now suing the Baltimore County Council over its decision to limit the land's development potential.
8:14 PM EST, January 3, 2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant Baltimore County disaster aid to help pay for damage from Superstorm Sandy, officials announced Thursday.
8:08 PM EST, January 7, 2013
Baltimore County Council members on Monday unanimously elected Councilman Tom Quirk as their chairman, and the Catonsville Democrat pledged to collaborate with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and work to make local government cost-effective.
5:50 PM EST, January 2, 2013
A handful of Westboro Baptist Church protesters picketing same-sex marriage in front of courthouses in Annapolis and Towson Wednesday were met with large groups of counter-protesters holding signs preaching tolerance.
10:11 PM EST, January 31, 2013
Men and women armed with clipboards and pens have been common sights at grocery stores, libraries, farmers' markets and shopping centers in Baltimore County, seeking signatures on petitions to overturn zoning decisions through a voter referendum.
2:20 PM EST, December 17, 2012
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson on Monday called on state and federal lawmakers to strengthen laws on background checks for gun buyers and stop the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the wake of the Connecticut school mass shooting that left 28 dead.
8:05 PM EST, December 21, 2012
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's campaign committee plans to keep a $4,000 donation from the Catonsville developer who was charged this week with violating state campaign finance laws, its treasurer said Friday.
8:33 PM EST, January 3, 2013
Catonsville developer Steve W. Whalen Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court to five counts of election-law violations for illegally funneling money to a county councilman's campaign and exceeding political contribution limits.
5:53 PM EST, December 19, 2012
The state has reversed the Baltimore County school board's decision to build a 700-student elementary school at Mays Chapel Park because it did not give proper notice of a public hearing.
8:21 PM EST, December 14, 2012
Children clutching onto each other as they are hustled out of an elementary school. Parents weeping together in a school parking lot, police cars and ambulances flashing behind them. Police brandishing machine guns racing to a school.
9:04 PM EST, December 9, 2012
Baltimore County residents and lawmakers who want to add elected members to the county school board are gearing up for a familiar push as the legislative session nears, and they say they are better organized this time around.
9:51 PM EST, December 17, 2012
Baltimore County will preserve 38 acres of publicly owned forested land in Perry Hall, which officials say is the largest preservation of open green space in that community in more than a decade.
11:00 AM EST, December 6, 2012
Adelfeus Cole sees a lot of kids who are unmotivated in the classroom. Tyana Palmer wants to know why the cafeteria can't serve students more vegetarian meals. And Kyle Rivers wonders whether Baltimore County will change its traditional school calendar.
8:03 PM EST, December 13, 2012
The owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill plan to raze the closed plant, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Thursday, as political leaders from Towson to Washington mourned the loss of a landmark that once employed tens of thousands.
6:10 PM EST, December 3, 2012
The lawyer for a community association trying to stop a medical office complex from being built in Catonsville called for a mistrial Monday in a Baltimore County hearing on the project, saying his clients should be allowed to inspect records sought by state prosecutors in a recent inquiry into the proposed development.
10:56 PM EST, December 2, 2012
Animal control officer Anthony Maxwell once relied on a weathered blue binder of maps to navigate through a day of picking up stray cats, patrolling parks for loose dogs and investigating cruelty reports.
6:30 PM EST, December 12, 2012
With two swing sets, a plastic jungle gym, a sandbox and a few benches, Towson Manor Park is just a little patch of land on the edge of a neighborhood. On a recent afternoon, it was mostly deserted, except for a group of teens who laughed under a wooden gazebo after school.
5:44 PM EST, December 18, 2012
Many Baltimore County employees will be able to work from homeup to half the time under a telecommuting policy announced Tuesday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
4:52 PM EST, December 9, 2012
Baltimore County residents and lawmakers who want to add elected members to the county school board are gearing up for a familiar push as the legislative session nears, and they say they are better organized this time around.
9:01 PM EST, December 17, 2012
It would be easier to redevelop large, historic manufacturing sites in Baltimore County under legislation approved Monday by the County Council.
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