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Kamenetz appointments reshape Baltimore County library board

9:50 PM EDT, July 10, 2014

Kamenetz appointments reshape Baltimore County library board

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has replaced most members of the county library board of trustees, a panel that sets policy for the 19-branch system.

Reshaped Baltimore County library board ends dispute over IT transfers to county

9:08 PM EDT, July 11, 2014

Reshaped Baltimore County library board ends dispute over IT transfers to county

Members of the Baltimore County library board of trustees usually deal with issues such as budgets, library rules and staffing — but in recent months, the panel has found itself in the middle of a political dispute.

GOP Baltimore County executive hopeful Campbell asks for recount

6:21 PM EDT, July 10, 2014

GOP Baltimore County executive hopeful Campbell asks for recount

A Republican candidate for Baltimore County executive has asked to recount ballots after he lost the party's primary by a margin of only 18 votes.

Elkton chapel offers short and sweet weddings

6:24 AM EDT, July 8, 2014

Elkton chapel offers short and sweet weddings

It was the summer of 1964, and Harry Williams was in a hurry.

Slim win in tight GOP primary for Baltimore County executive

10:17 PM EDT, July 7, 2014

Slim win in tight GOP primary for Baltimore County executive

Nearly two weeks after the primary election, the Republican primary for Baltimore County executive came down to 18 votes, with George Harman of Reisterstown edging out Tony Campbell of Towson.

 Plans for Towson, Dundalk projects move forward

10:36 PM EDT, July 7, 2014

Plans for Towson, Dundalk projects move forward

The Baltimore County Council gave the green light Monday for county agencies to review plans for a controversial redevelopment of a government center in Dundalk and construction of a student housing project in Towson.

Some skeptical of new plans to develop VA site at Fort Howard

9:56 PM EDT, July 5, 2014

Some skeptical of new plans to develop VA site at Fort Howard

Eighty-eight-year-old Alfred Clasing Jr. and his wife, Marie, had hoped to spend their final years at a retirement community for veterans at Fort Howard, part of a scenic Baltimore County peninsula that juts into the Chesapeake Bay.

Second Baltimore police officer charged in dog's death

8:23 PM EDT, June 27, 2014

Second Baltimore police officer charged in dog's death

A second Baltimore police officer has been charged in the death of a dog whose throat was allegedly slit by another officer, but the city police union says both officers didn't have the tools they needed to do their job and shouldn't be charged.

Balto. Co. launches plan to reduce homelessness

8:12 PM EDT, June 26, 2014

Balto. Co. launches plan to reduce homelessness

Baltimore County plans to shorten shelter stays, increase outreach to people on the streets and expand job-seeking help under a 10-year plan to reduce homelessness.

Some races in Arundel, Baltimore, Harford may be decided by absentee ballots

9:04 PM EDT, June 25, 2014

Some races in Arundel, Baltimore, Harford may be decided by absentee ballots

The results from the primary election have left several local races without resolution, and on Thursday local boards of election will begin counting absentee ballots to decide winners and losers.

10:24 AM EDT, June 23, 2014

Almond, Morhaim dispute House candidates endorsement claim

Two politicians from Baltimore County said last week that campaign materials for a House of Delegates candidate incorrectly implied that they had endorsed him.

Kamenetz says county services are ready for Towson growth

8:49 PM EDT, June 20, 2014

Kamenetz says county services are ready for Towson growth

Baltimore County is adding additional police officers and improving nighttime lighting as part of a public safety focus for new developments in Towson, including next month's opening of a 15-screen movie theater.

Two Balto. Co. councilmen lose seats in primary

1:32 PM EDT, June 25, 2014

Two Balto. Co. councilmen lose seats in primary

Two Baltimore County councilwomen survived primary challenges Tuesday while two other incumbents lost their seats.

Balto. Co. candidates spar over mailer highlighting challenger's past

9:05 PM EDT, June 19, 2014

Balto. Co. candidates spar over mailer highlighting challenger's past

A Baltimore County Council candidate is crying foul over a campaign mailing by his opponent that highlights arrest records.

Balto. Co. funds mobile food pantries

6:21 PM EDT, June 13, 2014

Balto. Co. funds mobile food pantries

Extra funds from Baltimore County have helped the Maryland Food Bank deliver 126,000 pounds of food to needy residents, county officials said Friday.

'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative

10:45 PM EDT, June 14, 2014

'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative

At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up as samples in salons.

Compass Pointe Healthcare building Balto. Co. headquarters

7:12 PM EDT, June 16, 2014

Compass Pointe Healthcare building Balto. Co. headquarters

A company that runs health care facilities for seniors in 17 states across the country is building its new headquarters in Baltimore County.

A new brand for Dundalk

9:38 PM EDT, June 10, 2014

A new brand for Dundalk

When Jeff Shaney and his wife bought their historic home last year, he says, his friends from Towson all asked the same thing.

Catholic employers exempted from birth-control requirement

7:43 PM EDT, June 6, 2014

Catholic employers exempted from birth-control requirement

A network of Catholic employers is temporarily exempt from the federal government's requirement to provide free birth control coverage for workers, a federal court has ruled.

Jon Cardin rejects rapper's support after learning of criminal charges

10:29 PM EDT, June 5, 2014

Jon Cardin rejects rapper's support after learning of criminal charges

Del. Jon Cardin rejected Thursday the endorsement of a Baltimore-based rapper after learning that the man who calls himself Ski Money is facing charges of human trafficking.

Baltimore County Council members defend turf in tough primaries

7:31 PM EDT, June 4, 2014

Baltimore County Council members defend turf in tough primaries

The Baltimore County Council could see big changes in the coming elections as most members face stiff primary challenges and a council veteran is stepping down.

Kamenetz slate transfers $90,000 to committee for retiring Dundalk councilman

3:13 PM EDT, May 31, 2014

Kamenetz slate transfers $90,000 to committee for retiring Dundalk councilman

A slate campaign account formed by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has directed the majority of its funds to the campaign committee of longtime County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. — even though the Dundalk Democrat is not running for office.

Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions

9:47 PM EDT, May 21, 2014

Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions

Public library advocates are questioning a Baltimore County plan to transfer library information-technology services to the county government's IT office, saying it could set a precedent that threatens the library's autonomy.

Interest payments total $228,000 in Baltimore County-FOP dispute

8:30 PM EDT, June 2, 2014

Interest payments total $228,000 in Baltimore County-FOP dispute

A nearly $1.7 million payment from Baltimore County to the police union to resolve a battle over retiree health care costs included about $228,000 in interest accrued while the county fought court rulings in the case.

Kamenetz, developer fund campaign chest

8:55 PM EDT, May 20, 2014

Kamenetz, developer fund campaign chest

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and a prominent developer are funding a campaign chest that can be used to back candidates they support — even as the developer, Caves Valley Partners, is awaiting county approvals to proceed with major projects.

Baltimore County will pay in police retiree case

9:51 PM EDT, May 28, 2014

Baltimore County will pay in police retiree case

Baltimore County will pay at least $1.6 million in a dispute with the police union over health insurance overpayments, county officials said Wednesday, ending a lengthy legal standoff during which a judge at one point threatened County Executive Kevin Kamenetz with jail time for failing to follow court orders.

Slate accounts a target for government watchdogs

3:16 PM EDT, May 24, 2014

Slate accounts a target for government watchdogs

The type of campaign account that Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is using to bolster candidates he favors is used widely in Maryland politics, but critics say it lacks transparency.

Man in custody after vehicle crashes into TV station in Towson

9:02 AM EDT, May 14, 2014

Man in custody after vehicle crashes into TV station in Towson

A man who claimed to be God rammed a stolen landscaping truck into the WMAR television station Tuesday, according to police and employees, barricading himself inside the building for several hours as journalists scrambled to cover their own story from the suburban streets outside.

Alert lifted at West Towson Elementary, Ridge Ruxton

6:48 PM EDT, May 12, 2014

Alert lifted at West Towson Elementary, Ridge Ruxton

Ridge Ruxton School and West Towson Elementary were on alert for about 90 minutes Monday afternoon after someone reported seeing a person with a gun, but police said they found no gun or subject after an exhaustive search.

Kamenetz, Zirkin endorse Herbst for County Council

7:31 PM EDT, May 8, 2014

Kamenetz, Zirkin endorse Herbst for County Council

Jonathan Herbst, a Pikesville attorney challenging Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond in the Democratic primary in June, picked up endorsements Thursday from County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and state Sen. Bobby Zirkin.

7:30 PM EDT, May 20, 2014

Kamenetz and developer funding campaign chest

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and a prominent developer are funding a campaign chest that can be used to back candidates they support — even as the developer, Caves Valley Partners, is awaiting county approvals to proceed with major projects.

Baltimore County offering low-cost rabies clinics

7:45 PM EDT, May 8, 2014

Baltimore County offering low-cost rabies clinics

Baltimore County residents can get pets vaccinated against rabies at low-cost clinics this spring.

Baltimore Co. Council considers restrictions on hookah lounges

9:57 PM EDT, April 29, 2014

Baltimore Co. Council considers restrictions on hookah lounges

Hookah lounge owners in Baltimore County told the County Council on Tuesday that proposed legislation to make them close earlier would put them out of business.

Bill would require background checks for Balto. Co. recreation volunteers

9:01 PM EDT, April 21, 2014

Bill would require background checks for Balto. Co. recreation volunteers

More than a decade after a youth sports volunteer from Hereford with a record of sex offense charges was convicted of abusing a 12-year-old boy, Baltimore County remains the only jurisdiction in the region that doesn't require background checks for recreation coaches and volunteers.

Baltimore County Council backs bill requiring background check for coaches

8:55 PM EDT, May 5, 2014

Baltimore County Council backs bill requiring background check for coaches

The Baltimore County Council approved legislation Monday requiring coaches and other recreation volunteers who work with children to undergo background checks, a move officials said is meant to protect children from sexual predators.

Kamenetz budget includes no tax rate hikes, focuses on school construction

7:49 PM EDT, April 15, 2014

Kamenetz budget includes no tax rate hikes, focuses on school construction

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz released a budget proposal Tuesday that he says is part of a long-term plan to eliminate school overcrowding, resulting in a surplus of classroom seats by 2021.

New Baltimore County libraries chief named

8:11 PM EDT, May 2, 2014

New Baltimore County libraries chief named

A Colorado library administrator has been named director of the Baltimore County Public Library system, making her the first woman to serve in that role.

Man fatally shot by FBI agents identified

12:00 PM EDT, April 14, 2014

Man fatally shot by FBI agents identified

Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot Friday by FBI agents in Owings Mills.

11:53 AM EDT, April 14, 2014

Kayaker shot while paddling in Pasadena, police say

Maryland Natural Resources Police are continuing to investigate the shooting of a kayaker who was paddling in a creek in Anne Arundel County Saturday night.

Baltimore County police ratify two-year contract

5:54 PM EDT, March 27, 2014

Baltimore County police ratify two-year contract

Members of the Baltimore County police union have overwhelmingly approved a new two-year contract.

County Council member says hacker posted lewd photo to Twitter account

7:44 PM EDT, April 24, 2014

County Council member says hacker posted lewd photo to Twitter account

A Baltimore County councilman who is running for re-election says someone broke into his Twitter account and posted a lewd photo early Thursday morning.

Judge orders Kamenetz to appear in court in police union dispute

9:51 PM EDT, April 22, 2014

Judge orders Kamenetz to appear in court in police union dispute

A Baltimore County judge has warned County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and two other county officials they could face jail time or other penalties for refusing to pay more than $1 million to police retirees despite a court order to do so.

Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower

8:48 PM EDT, April 18, 2014

Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower

In one of the city's first historic preservation battles, Baltimore residents paid $17,000 in 1924 to save the soaring Phoenix Shot Tower from a wrecking ball and a future as a Union Oil Company gas station.

Kayaker shot while paddling in Pasadena, police say

12:05 PM EDT, April 14, 2014

Kayaker shot while paddling in Pasadena, police say

Maryland Natural Resources Police are continuing to investigate the shooting of a kayaker who was paddling in a creek in Anne Arundel County Saturday night.

Dundalk residents speak out on government center redevelopment

10:07 PM EDT, April 10, 2014

Dundalk residents speak out on government center redevelopment

Dundalk residents filled a high school auditorium Thursday night to speak out about the redevelopment of the North Point Government Center, many saying they fear they will lose out when restaurants and offices replace the community building.

Community meeting set on development of North Point Government Center in Dundalk

6:00 AM EDT, April 10, 2014

Community meeting set on development of North Point Government Center in Dundalk

A community input meeting on the redevelopment of the North Point Government Center in Dundalk is scheduled for Thursday evening.

Balto. Co. police union to vote on new contract

8:04 PM EDT, March 25, 2014

Balto. Co. police union to vote on new contract

Members of the Baltimore County police union are scheduled to vote Wednesday and Thursday on a labor agreement that would increase their job security, but also raise pension contributions for future hires.

Protesters rally to call attention to Balto. Co. animal shelter

8:49 PM EDT, April 7, 2014

Protesters rally to call attention to Balto. Co. animal shelter

More than 100 people gathered in the rain Monday evening outside the historic courthouse in Towson calling for improvements at the Baltimore County animal shelter.

Injured state trooper returns to work

9:15 PM EDT, March 18, 2014

Injured state trooper returns to work

Maryland State Trooper Jacqueline Kline was grateful to return to work after months of medical care, she says, but it's tough for her to listen to the dispatch radio at the Glen Burnie Barrack.

Police investigate posting of nude photos of Milford Mill students

8:35 PM EDT, April 8, 2014

Police investigate posting of nude photos of Milford Mill students

Baltimore County police are investigating the posting of nude images of high school students who reportedly attend Milford Mill Academy, though a police spokeswoman said no crime may have been committed because the students are adults.

General Assembly considers expanding state's 'move-over' law

11:42 PM EDT, March 23, 2014

General Assembly considers expanding state's 'move-over' law

After a tow truck operator from Green's Garage stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 795 in Reisterstown in January to help a motorist, she ended up needing a wrecker herself.

Traffic: 3-vehicle wreck closes lane of I-95 Baltimore Co.

9:27 AM EDT, March 12, 2014

Traffic: 3-vehicle wreck closes lane of I-95 Baltimore Co.

As of 9:20 a.m., a three-vehicle wreck has closed one of four southbound lanes on I-95 in Baltimore County near the Baltimore Beltway exit (Exit 64), state transportation officials report. The southbound shoulder is also closed.

Residents near Balto. Co. landfill seek tax relief

7:37 PM EDT, March 29, 2014

Residents near Balto. Co. landfill seek tax relief

Homes in Bowerman-Loreley Beach in eastern Baltimore County look like they're on prime property, with views of the Bird River and easy access to a marina.

Hereford parents speak out to Balto. Co. Council on schedule change

9:34 PM EDT, March 17, 2014

Hereford parents speak out to Balto. Co. Council on schedule change

Hereford residents who oppose changes to the schedule at Hereford High School spoke out to the County Council on Monday night, saying school system officials haven't taken their input into account.

Group plans rally to spotlight issues with Balto. Co. animal shelter

5:20 PM EDT, April 6, 2014

Group plans rally to spotlight issues with Balto. Co. animal shelter

A animal advocacy group is planning a rally today to highlight what members say are inadequate operations at the Baltimore County animal shelter.

Man connected to missing girl charged with wife's murder

11:44 PM EDT, March 21, 2014

Man connected to missing girl charged with wife's murder

A Washington man who authorities say may be with a missing 8-year-old girl has been charged with his wife's murder.

Council approves review of Owings Mills development

7:45 PM EDT, March 17, 2014

Council approves review of Owings Mills development

Baltimore County Council members on Monday authorized county agencies to review plans for a 312-unit apartment development at the Dolfield Business Park in Owings Mills.

Sparrows Point owners warned on environmental allegations

11:04 AM EDT, March 13, 2014

Sparrows Point owners warned on environmental allegations

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.

Hundreds gather to say goodbye to Zach Lederer

7:59 PM EDT, March 21, 2014

Hundreds gather to say goodbye to Zach Lederer

Zachary "Zach" Lederer used to say he was "living the dream." Even as his physical health deteriorated in the final year of his life, he told others he felt fantastic.

Nationwide manhunt ends as missing Maryland girl is found safe in S.C.

11:42 AM EST, March 8, 2014

Nationwide manhunt ends as missing Maryland girl is found safe in S.C.

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.

Search continues for missing Dundalk girl

12:34 PM EST, March 7, 2014

Search continues for missing Dundalk girl

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.

Baltimore County bans cell phone kiosks

10:31 PM EST, March 4, 2014

Baltimore County bans cell phone kiosks

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.

Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say

9:12 PM EST, February 28, 2014

Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say

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.

Local governments scramble to restock salt supplies

7:28 PM EST, March 3, 2014

Local governments scramble to restock salt supplies

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.

Four file to challenge Kamenetz in Baltimore County

10:46 AM EST, February 25, 2014

Four file to challenge Kamenetz in Baltimore County

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.

Owings Mills Wegmans developers say project on track

7:00 PM EST, February 27, 2014

Owings Mills Wegmans developers say project on track

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.

Columbia Gas sues dozens of landowners for pipeline easements

8:56 PM EST, February 20, 2014

Columbia Gas sues dozens of landowners for pipeline easements

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.

Little Sisters of the Poor formally file appeal in birth control case

8:01 PM EST, February 24, 2014

Little Sisters of the Poor formally file appeal in birth control case

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.

Baltimore County seeks to satisfy a growing taste for growlers

9:18 PM EST, February 12, 2014

Baltimore County seeks to satisfy a growing taste for growlers

State lawmakers from Baltimore County hope to increase the availability of growlers, the refillable jugs that have become popular among craft beer enthusiasts.

Council votes to restrict smoking in Baltimore County parks

8:32 PM EST, February 18, 2014

Council votes to restrict smoking in Baltimore County parks

Smoking will be banned in parts of Baltimore County parks under legislation approved Tuesday by the County Council.

Florists scramble to deliver amid snowstorm

7:30 PM EST, February 13, 2014

Florists scramble to deliver amid snowstorm

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.

Balto. Co. Council meeting to be held early because of weather

1:54 PM EST, February 3, 2014

Balto. Co. Council meeting to be held early because of weather

The Baltimore County Council will hold its legislative session earlier than usual today because of the winter weather advisory.

Big chill bursts pipes and heats up business for plumbers

8:12 PM EST, January 24, 2014

Big chill bursts pipes and heats up business for plumbers

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.

Congregations, nonprofits work to address stormwater pollution

8:17 PM EST, February 17, 2014

Congregations, nonprofits work to address stormwater pollution

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.

Richardson pleads guilty to manslaughter in father's death

10:09 PM EST, January 15, 2014

Richardson pleads guilty to manslaughter in father's death

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

Balto. Co. Council approves raises for council, executive

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.

County, city bills would carry fines for smoking in parks

8:26 PM EST, February 11, 2014

County, city bills would carry fines for smoking in parks

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.

Three die in Columbia mall shooting

1:28 PM EST, January 27, 2014

Three die in Columbia mall shooting

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.

Baltimore County officials seek tighter ban on synthetic marijuana

7:46 PM EST, January 13, 2014

Baltimore County officials seek tighter ban on synthetic marijuana

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.

Kamenetz to push gas-tax exemption for county vehicles

7:51 PM EST, January 10, 2014

Kamenetz to push gas-tax exemption for county vehicles

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz hopes to convince state lawmakers to exempt county government vehicles from the state gas tax.

Bevins elected Baltimore County Council chairwoman

8:25 PM EST, January 6, 2014

Bevins elected Baltimore County Council chairwoman

The Baltimore County Council on Monday unanimously elected Councilwoman Cathy Bevins to serve as chairwoman for 2014.

For some businesses, snow day brings bustle

9:30 PM EST, January 21, 2014

For some businesses, snow day brings bustle

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.

Kamenetz wants to ban cellphone kiosks, regulate electronics sales

9:20 PM EST, January 30, 2014

Kamenetz wants to ban cellphone kiosks, regulate electronics sales

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.

Developer eyes outlet mall along I-95 in White Marsh

9:26 PM EST, January 24, 2014

Developer eyes outlet mall along I-95 in White Marsh

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.

Council members crafting bill to ban smoking in Baltimore County parks

7:40 PM EST, January 6, 2014

Council members crafting bill to ban smoking in Baltimore County parks

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.

Mall management firm removing cellphone kiosks

7:41 PM EST, December 31, 2013

Mall management firm removing cellphone kiosks

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.

Bay advocates say state lax in monitoring county stormwater controls

5:00 AM EST, January 3, 2014

Bay advocates say state lax in monitoring county stormwater controls

Local governments are charged with enforcing state regulations limiting polluted runoff from new development, and the state is supposed to check on them.

Man falls to death at former Seagram's plant in Dundalk

6:45 PM EST, January 3, 2014

Man falls to death at former Seagram's plant in Dundalk

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.

Balto. Co. Council approves lease to Towson developer

10:31 PM EST, December 16, 2013

Balto. Co. Council approves lease to Towson developer

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.

Balto. Co. Council approves raises for council, executive

9:22 PM EST, January 22, 2014

Balto. Co. Council approves raises for council, executive

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.

10:16 PM EST, December 16, 2013

Balto. Co. Council approves lease to Towson developer

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.

Catonsville nuns suing over federal contraceptive requirement

5:00 AM EST, December 23, 2013

Catonsville nuns suing over federal contraceptive requirement

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.

State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises

8:57 PM EST, December 20, 2013

State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises

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.

Balto. Co. won't immediately seek to recoup pharmacy loan

9:01 PM EST, December 12, 2013

Balto. Co. won't immediately seek to recoup pharmacy loan

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.

Balto. Co. seeks to increase animal cruelty fines, alter hearing process

9:02 PM EST, December 10, 2013

Balto. Co. seeks to increase animal cruelty fines, alter hearing process

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.

Balto. Co. Council approves bill to increase animal cruelty fines

4:02 PM EST, December 17, 2013

Balto. Co. Council approves bill to increase animal cruelty fines

Fines for animal cruelty in Baltimore County will increase under a bill approved by the County Council on Monday.

Council members question plan to lease tract to Towson Row developer

5:10 PM EST, December 15, 2013

Council members question plan to lease tract to Towson Row developer

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.

Two charged with distribution of crack cocaine in Brooklyn Park

11:28 AM EST, January 6, 2014

Two charged with distribution of crack cocaine in Brooklyn Park

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.

11 accused in cigarette, drug scheme with links to Eastern Europe

10:27 PM EST, December 11, 2013

11 accused in cigarette, drug scheme with links to Eastern Europe

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.

Advocates say gas pipeline project will harm Oregon Ridge park

8:12 PM EST, December 9, 2013

Advocates say gas pipeline project will harm Oregon Ridge park

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.

Christian farm in Baltimore County helps hungry receive fresh food

5:00 AM EST, December 16, 2013

Christian farm in Baltimore County helps hungry receive fresh food

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.

Balto. Co. Council approves sale of government land to developers

8:54 PM EST, December 2, 2013

Balto. Co. Council approves sale of government land to developers

The Baltimore County Council approved selling three county-owned properties to developers on Monday, despite protests from residents who oppose the deals.

Missing airman found dead, Air National Guard says

5:56 PM EST, November 28, 2013

Missing airman found dead, Air National Guard says

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.

Baltimore County animal shelter to expand spaying, neutering services

6:17 PM EST, December 4, 2013

Baltimore County animal shelter to expand spaying, neutering services

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.

Court upholds Baltimore County's rejection of referendum petitions

7:26 PM EST, November 29, 2013

Court upholds Baltimore County's rejection of referendum petitions

A Baltimore County judge has upheld the local election board's decision to reject petitions that sought to overturn county zoning maps.

Ruby Tuesday to open on Liberty Road in Randallstown

6:16 AM EST, November 21, 2013

Ruby Tuesday to open on Liberty Road in Randallstown

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.

For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving

9:46 AM EST, November 29, 2013

For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving

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.

Teens used Facebook to set up robbery, Arundel police say

4:38 PM EST, November 28, 2013

Teens used Facebook to set up robbery, Arundel police say

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.

Kamenetz: Council sent 'wrong message' by blocking housing project

7:25 PM EST, November 20, 2013

Kamenetz: Council sent 'wrong message' by blocking housing project

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.

Water main break disrupts service in Sykesville

3:35 PM EST, November 28, 2013

Water main break disrupts service in Sykesville

A water main break has disrupted service for some Sykesville residents, Carroll County officials say.

Baltimore County Council poised to block low-income housing

5:00 AM EST, November 18, 2013

Baltimore County Council poised to block low-income housing

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.

Two dead in Carroll County crash

12:29 PM EST, November 28, 2013

Two dead in Carroll County crash

A collision in Mount Airy left two men dead early Thursday, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

Baltimore County Council rejects low-income housing project

8:41 PM EST, November 18, 2013

Baltimore County Council rejects low-income housing project

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.

New economic development chief nominated for Baltimore County

5:36 PM EST, November 18, 2013

New economic development chief nominated for Baltimore County

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.

Brochin, residents speak out against sale of Baltimore County public properties

7:49 PM EST, November 26, 2013

Brochin, residents speak out against sale of Baltimore County public properties

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.

Judge orders county to reduce premiums for police retirees

7:26 PM EST, November 7, 2013

Judge orders county to reduce premiums for police retirees

A court has ordered Baltimore County to reduce the health insurance premiums it charges hundreds of retired police officers.

High school marching bands compete at Towson

11:29 PM EDT, October 26, 2013

High school marching bands compete at Towson

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.

Olszewski Sr. won't seek reelection to county council

8:24 PM EST, November 4, 2013

Olszewski Sr. won't seek reelection to county council

Longtime Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. will not seek re-election next year, he told supporters this weekend.

9:47 PM EST, November 5, 2013

Water service restored to businesses after main break at St. Paul and Saratoga

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.

Baltimore Co. to build $5 million animal shelter

5:10 PM EDT, October 21, 2013

Baltimore Co. to build $5 million animal shelter

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.

8:46 AM EDT, October 27, 2013

Police identify man fatally shot on West Baltimore school playground

A man died after being shot on an elementary school playground in West Baltimore on Saturday evening, police said.

Debating pros, cons of Baltimore County program to forgive some business loans

4:19 PM EDT, November 2, 2013

Debating pros, cons of Baltimore County program to forgive some business loans

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.

Family of man with Down syndrome sues theater, sheriff's office

8:39 PM EDT, October 17, 2013

Family of man with Down syndrome sues theater, sheriff's office

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.

Balto. Co. to fund new school buildings to ease overcrowding

7:38 PM EDT, October 30, 2013

Balto. Co. to fund new school buildings to ease overcrowding

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.

Ads make trucks a revenue engine at Middle River Volunteer Fire Co.

7:09 PM EST, November 4, 2013

Ads make trucks a revenue engine at Middle River Volunteer Fire Co.

Members of the Middle River Volunteer Fire Company aren't relying only on boot drives, poker tournaments and hall rentals for extra revenue.

Former employee of contractor obtained Balt. Co. workers' personal data

10:49 PM EDT, October 31, 2013

Former employee of contractor obtained Balt. Co. workers' personal data

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.

Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund

6:11 PM EDT, October 4, 2013

Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund

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.

Balto. Co. worker says he was illegally forced from job

6:00 AM EDT, October 16, 2013

Balto. Co. worker says he was illegally forced from job

Another Baltimore County employee has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was illegally forced out of his job for medical reasons.

Balto. Co. Council approves $17.2 million for air conditioning at five schools

12:32 PM EDT, October 7, 2013

Balto. Co. Council approves $17.2 million for air conditioning at five schools

The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved spending $17.2 million to air condition schools in Middle River, Parkville, Pikesville, Windsor Mill and Woodlawn.

Balto. Co. announces winning bids for county properties

8:02 PM EDT, October 24, 2013

Balto. Co. announces winning bids for county properties

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.

MTA releases weekend MARC schedules

6:48 PM EDT, September 25, 2013

MTA releases weekend MARC schedules

The Maryland Transit Administration has released schedules for upcoming weekend service on the MARC train between Baltimore and Washington, which starts Dec. 7.

Sheriff's union reaches labor agreement with Baltimore County

6:51 PM EDT, October 9, 2013

Sheriff's union reaches labor agreement with Baltimore County

Baltimore County sheriff's deputies are the latest group of employees to reach a three-year labor agreement with the county.

Former Ferndale fire company volunteer charged with sex abuse

6:58 PM EDT, October 25, 2013

Former Ferndale fire company volunteer charged with sex abuse

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.

Kamenetz under fire for refusing to repay police retirees

8:27 PM EDT, September 27, 2013

Kamenetz under fire for refusing to repay police retirees

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.

Balto. Co. unveils prescription drug drop-off boxes

8:35 PM EDT, September 27, 2013

Balto. Co. unveils prescription drug drop-off boxes

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.

Luxury apartments open at Owings Mills Metro Centre

6:57 PM EDT, September 19, 2013

Luxury apartments open at Owings Mills Metro Centre

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.

Baltimore County's economic development chief resigns

10:22 AM EDT, October 23, 2013

Baltimore County's economic development chief resigns

Baltimore County's head of economic development has resigned, county officials confirmed Tuesday.

Deputy corrections secretary to become warden at Roxbury

7:24 PM EDT, October 25, 2013

Deputy corrections secretary to become warden at Roxbury

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.

7:51 PM EDT, October 7, 2013

Balto. County, AFSCME agree to contract

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.

Balto. Co. public employees union extends contract

6:20 PM EDT, October 23, 2013

Balto. Co. public employees union extends contract

A union representing nearly 1,500 Baltimore County public employees has reached an agreement with the county to extend its contract through 2016.

Court rules against development at Pikesville cemetery

7:10 PM EDT, September 6, 2013

Court rules against development at Pikesville cemetery

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.

Town hall forum in Baltimore focuses on long-term incarceration

8:12 PM EDT, September 28, 2013

Town hall forum in Baltimore focuses on long-term incarceration

Kareem Hasan left prison this year after 37 years behind bars. Now that he's free, he sees something that troubles him.

FOP claims Balto. Co. now owes $1.6 million in retiree case

8:45 PM EDT, October 15, 2013

FOP claims Balto. Co. now owes $1.6 million in retiree case

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.

New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays

5:00 AM EDT, October 4, 2013

New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays

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.

Balto. Co. library director to retire next June

4:28 PM EDT, September 18, 2013

Balto. Co. library director to retire next June

The long-time director of the Baltimore County library system plans to retire next June, he announced Wednesday.

More students say they were contacted by person who sent explicit messages

6:30 PM EDT, September 17, 2013

More students say they were contacted by person who sent explicit messages

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.

Beverage distributor Reliable Churchill relocating to Balto. Co.

7:38 PM EDT, October 9, 2013

Beverage distributor Reliable Churchill relocating to Balto. Co.

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.

Appeal hearing scheduled for Towson cheerleaders

4:32 PM EDT, September 4, 2013

Appeal hearing scheduled for Towson cheerleaders

The Towson University cheerleading team is scheduled for an appeals hearing Friday after being accused of hazing and suspended from competing.

Skateland agrees to end 'club night' events

6:34 PM EDT, September 23, 2013

Skateland agrees to end 'club night' events

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.

Dolfield Boulevard work finished in Owings Mills

6:41 PM EDT, September 13, 2013

Dolfield Boulevard work finished in Owings Mills

Crews have finished the final phase of Dolfield Boulevard in Owings Mills, connecting Reisterstown Road with Lakeside Boulevard.

 Private school students targeted with sexual chat

1:00 PM EDT, September 17, 2013

Private school students targeted with sexual chat

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.

Inmate suspected in death of fellow Western Md. prisoner

3:12 PM EDT, September 15, 2013

Inmate suspected in death of fellow Western Md. prisoner

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.

Towson University student raped off-campus, police say

6:36 PM EDT, August 30, 2013

Towson University student raped off-campus, police say

A Towson University student was raped early Friday outside an apartment building near campus, police said.

Flights resume at BWI after lightning strike shuts down airport

8:42 AM EDT, September 13, 2013

Flights resume at BWI after lightning strike shuts down airport

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.

Howard police investigate speed camera arson

7:03 PM EDT, September 14, 2013

Howard police investigate speed camera arson

Howard County police are working to determine who set fire to portable speed-camera equipment near Glenelg High School.

Traffic: Collision at I-895 South at toll plaza

9:30 AM EDT, September 9, 2013

Traffic: Collision at I-895 South at toll plaza

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.

Vehicle crashes into Perry Hall home after traffic stop

6:47 PM EDT, August 15, 2013

Vehicle crashes into Perry Hall home after traffic stop

A vehicle crashed into a Perry Hall home Thursday morning after the driver jumped out during a traffic stop, Baltimore County police say.

Baltimore County planning board to consider easing rules on keeping chickens as pets

11:01 PM EDT, September 3, 2013

Baltimore County planning board to consider easing rules on keeping chickens as pets

The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday asked the county planning board to consider whether more residents should be allowed to keep chickens as pets.

Defender's Day events planned for Balto. Co.

1:56 PM EDT, September 6, 2013

Defender's Day events planned for Balto. Co.

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.

Some Balto. Co. Council members worried about backyard chickens

10:31 AM EDT, September 3, 2013

Some Balto. Co. Council members worried about backyard chickens

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.

Balto. Co. reaches labor deal with public health nurses

6:49 PM EDT, August 15, 2013

Balto. Co. reaches labor deal with public health nurses

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.

Light rail delays between North Ave. and Falls Road through Tuesday

10:10 AM EDT, September 9, 2013

Light rail delays between North Ave. and Falls Road through Tuesday

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.

Ethics panel won't file complaint against Dundalk councilman

8:20 PM EDT, August 27, 2013

Ethics panel won't file complaint against Dundalk councilman

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.

With state help, Kamenetz seeks air conditioning for more schools

12:01 AM EDT, August 22, 2013

With state help, Kamenetz seeks air conditioning for more schools

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.

Girl dragged by dog in Owings Mills, seriously injured

6:28 PM EDT, August 12, 2013

Girl dragged by dog in Owings Mills, seriously injured

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.

Kinyua guilty, not criminally responsible in cannibalism case

8:57 PM EDT, August 19, 2013

Kinyua guilty, not criminally responsible in cannibalism case

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.

Balto. Co. settles disability discrimination lawsuit

7:39 PM EDT, August 7, 2013

Balto. Co. settles disability discrimination lawsuit

Baltimore County has settled another lawsuit by a county worker who claimed to have been illegally forced out of his job.

Demand for dog blood increases during summer

9:14 PM EDT, August 4, 2013

Demand for dog blood increases during summer

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.

Balto. Co. may review backyard chicken regulations

7:49 PM EDT, August 12, 2013

Balto. Co. may review backyard chicken regulations

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.

Baltimore police trainee injured in firearms training

7:54 PM EDT, August 13, 2013

Baltimore police trainee injured in firearms training

A Baltimore police trainee was injured Tuesday morning when a fragmented bullet struck his thigh during target-shooting practice.

Woodlawn High to be part of massive broadband project

7:35 PM EDT, August 21, 2013

Woodlawn High to be part of massive broadband project

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.

Court orders Balto. Co. to pay $573,000 to police retirees

7:41 PM EDT, August 20, 2013

Court orders Balto. Co. to pay $573,000 to police retirees

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.

Six more convicted in killings released under court decision

10:09 PM EDT, July 25, 2013

Six more convicted in killings released under court decision

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.

No layoffs, furloughs for Balto. Co. firefighters, paramedics through June 2016

5:58 PM EDT, August 7, 2013

No layoffs, furloughs for Balto. Co. firefighters, paramedics through June 2016

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.

Balto. Co. orders Skateland 'club night' canceled

10:50 AM EDT, August 9, 2013

Balto. Co. orders Skateland 'club night' canceled

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.

Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free

10:00 AM EDT, July 13, 2013

Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free

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."

'House of Cards' to film at courthouse in Towson

9:39 PM EDT, July 25, 2013

'House of Cards' to film at courthouse in Towson

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.

44,000 gallons of sewage overflows near Goucher College

6:58 PM EDT, August 13, 2013

44,000 gallons of sewage overflows near Goucher College

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.

Fire officials investigate latest blaze at former Seagram's plant in Dundalk

8:02 PM EDT, July 29, 2013

Fire officials investigate latest blaze at former Seagram's plant in Dundalk

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.

Swim school sues state, Carroll and Baltimore county health departments

8:15 PM EDT, July 16, 2013

Swim school sues state, Carroll and Baltimore county health departments

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.

Two arrested in Ocean City shooting

9:50 PM EDT, June 29, 2013

Two arrested in Ocean City shooting

Two Pennsylvania men were arrested Saturday in connection with an Ocean City shooting.

Dundalk residents, former officials criticize Kamenetz's handling of property sales

10:15 PM EDT, July 14, 2013

Dundalk residents, former officials criticize Kamenetz's handling of property sales

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.

In the age of DNA, paternity testing hits the street

7:50 PM EDT, July 29, 2013

In the age of DNA, paternity testing hits the street

As the sky-blue Winnebago makes its way though midday traffic in downtown Baltimore, pedestrians can't help but stare.

Old Seagram's plant a longtime Dundalk trouble spot

8:16 PM EDT, August 6, 2013

Old Seagram's plant a longtime Dundalk trouble spot

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.

Bacteria levels close beaches at Genesee Valley, Oregon Ridge and Beaver Dam

6:48 PM EDT, July 3, 2013

Bacteria levels close beaches at Genesee Valley, Oregon Ridge and Beaver Dam

Three Baltimore County beaches are closed after health officials determined that the level of bacteria there makes swimming unsafe.

Neighbors debate pros and cons of park after Hess case

6:25 PM EDT, July 8, 2013

Neighbors debate pros and cons of park after Hess case

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.

PETA urges Cockeysville retirement home to free finches

6:33 PM EDT, June 26, 2013

PETA urges Cockeysville retirement home to free finches

PETA is calling on a Cockeysville retirement community to let its pet finches spread their wings and leave the cage.

Community donations aid county's plan for Perry Hall dog park

5:52 PM EDT, July 10, 2013

Community donations aid county's plan for Perry Hall dog park

Baltimore County plans to fund a dog park in Perry Hall after residents pushed for the project and collected private donations for it.

Balto. Co. Council passes Towson bike rack bill, mandates AEDs at pools

8:30 PM EDT, July 1, 2013

Balto. Co. Council passes Towson bike rack bill, mandates AEDs at pools

New developments in Towson will have to provide bike racks under legislation approved Monday by the Baltimore County Council.

Baltimore County gets no bids for animal shelter

6:15 PM EDT, June 21, 2013

Baltimore County gets no bids for animal shelter

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.

Police ID postal worker killed in Balto. Co. crash

10:17 PM EDT, June 29, 2013

Police ID postal worker killed in Balto. Co. crash

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.

7:39 PM EDT, June 29, 2013

Dwyer cited for illegal crabbing

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.

Balto. Co. trail to honor mother and son killed in 2008 car crash

7:48 PM EDT, July 22, 2013

Balto. Co. trail to honor mother and son killed in 2008 car crash

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.

Three Balto. Co. areas named 'sustainable communities'

5:30 PM EDT, July 1, 2013

Three Balto. Co. areas named 'sustainable communities'

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.

Balto. Co. businesses question stormwater fee calculations

9:47 PM EDT, July 9, 2013

Balto. Co. businesses question stormwater fee calculations

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.

Pikesville realty company buys Fields building

9:28 PM EDT, June 24, 2013

Pikesville realty company buys Fields building

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.

Labor group complains about Dundalk High asbestos contractor

8:10 PM EDT, June 17, 2013

Labor group complains about Dundalk High asbestos contractor

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.

Taylor-Mitchell announces candidacy for Balto. Co. Council

7:13 PM EDT, June 17, 2013

Taylor-Mitchell announces candidacy for Balto. Co. Council

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.

Neighbors say Balto. Co. wrongly issued permits to Green Spring Station developers

5:28 PM EDT, July 5, 2013

Neighbors say Balto. Co. wrongly issued permits to Green Spring Station developers

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.

Coast Guard searches for 20-year-old man near Churchton

6:24 PM EDT, July 22, 2013

Coast Guard searches for 20-year-old man near Churchton

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.

Battle continues over old Chestnut Ridge Country Club land

7:46 PM EDT, June 21, 2013

Battle continues over old Chestnut Ridge Country Club land

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.

Harford, Baltimore counties enter agreement on trash collection

6:07 PM EDT, June 16, 2013

Harford, Baltimore counties enter agreement on trash collection

Baltimore and Harford counties have struck a deal on trash collection they say will benefit taxpayers in both places.

McDonough launches campaign against 'rain tax'

6:27 PM EDT, June 29, 2013

McDonough launches campaign against 'rain tax'

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.

Planned homeless program stirs fears in Edgemere

9:54 PM EDT, June 27, 2013

Planned homeless program stirs fears in Edgemere

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.

State restores license of abortion doctor; 2 others' still suspended

10:06 PM EDT, June 14, 2013

State restores license of abortion doctor; 2 others' still suspended

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.

Baltimore County library's summer reading program kicks off

June 17, 2013

Baltimore County library's summer reading program kicks off

The Baltimore County Public Library's Summer Reading Club launches Monday, offering programs for kids of all ages.

CCBC Owings Mills opens at Metro Centre

2:44 PM EDT, June 17, 2013

CCBC Owings Mills opens at Metro Centre

Local officials gathered Monday in Owings Mills to celebrate the opening of a new campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

New members appointed to Balto. Co. school board

6:37 PM EDT, June 10, 2013

New members appointed to Balto. Co. school board

Three new members have been named to the Baltimore County school board, and another member has been reappointed, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday.

Balto. Co. ethics commission won't say whether Olszewski omissions discussed

8:34 PM EDT, June 4, 2013

Balto. Co. ethics commission won't say whether Olszewski omissions discussed

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.

After jail scandal, spotlight on growing role of women officers

5:16 PM EDT, June 15, 2013

After jail scandal, spotlight on growing role of women officers

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.

Anne Arundel Co. advises people not to swim

8:29 PM EDT, June 7, 2013

Anne Arundel Co. advises people not to swim

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.

Balto. Co. ethics panel to discuss Olszewski omissions

10:54 AM EDT, June 3, 2013

Balto. Co. ethics panel to discuss Olszewski omissions

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.

After Rosedale derailment, questions about hazardous cargo

9:38 AM EDT, June 10, 2013

After Rosedale derailment, questions about hazardous cargo

As smoke rose above Rosedale homes hours after a CSX train derailed and exploded May 28, many residents wondered what exactly was burning.

Businesses, residents near train derailment face heavy cleanup

12:10 PM EDT, May 30, 2013

Businesses, residents near train derailment face heavy cleanup

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.

Balto. Co. disability settlements total more than $1 million

8:37 PM EDT, May 30, 2013

Balto. Co. disability settlements total more than $1 million

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.

Norovirus likely caused sickness at Pot Spring Elementary, officials say

5:56 PM EDT, May 24, 2013

Norovirus likely caused sickness at Pot Spring Elementary, officials say

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.

Friday traffic: Emergency roadwork on I-83 North

9:10 AM EDT, May 31, 2013

Friday traffic: Emergency roadwork on I-83 North

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.

County panel rules in favor of Whalen's medical office project

6:58 PM EDT, May 27, 2013

County panel rules in favor of Whalen's medical office project

A Baltimore County Board of Appeals panel has ruled against a community group fighting a planned medical office building in Catonsville.

County councilman hasn't disclosed outside jobs for years

11:18 AM EDT, May 19, 2013

County councilman hasn't disclosed outside jobs for years

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.

School police officer assaulted in Pikesville High fight

11:34 AM EDT, May 16, 2013

School police officer assaulted in Pikesville High fight

A school police officer at Pikesville High School was assaulted after responding to a fight in the gym this morning, Baltimore County police said.

Illness at Pot Spring Elementary investigated

7:07 PM EDT, May 20, 2013

Illness at Pot Spring Elementary investigated

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.

Daughter, boyfriend charged in fatal stabbing of her father

8:42 AM EDT, May 12, 2013

Daughter, boyfriend charged in fatal stabbing of her father

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

Balto. Co. Council lowers open-space fees for developers

The Baltimore County Council voted Thursday to significantly lower fees developers pay to help the county buy parks and recreational land.

Baltimore County says it won't raise water rates

7:57 PM EDT, May 21, 2013

Baltimore County says it won't raise water rates

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.

Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'

9:36 PM EDT, May 28, 2013

Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'

The explosion blasted out the windows at Shepherd Electric Supply as pieces of the ceiling rained down and the building groaned.

Slain blogger's daughter directed attack, boyfriend told police

8:12 PM EDT, May 13, 2013

Slain blogger's daughter directed attack, boyfriend told police

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.

Investigators reconstruct Rosedale train collision, examine truck

7:44 AM EDT, May 31, 2013

Investigators reconstruct Rosedale train collision, examine truck

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.

Baltimore County gave proper notice of stormwater fee meeting

7:26 PM EDT, May 16, 2013

Baltimore County gave proper notice of stormwater fee meeting

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.

Measure would reduce open-space fees for Balto. Co. developers

11:52 PM EDT, May 15, 2013

Measure would reduce open-space fees for Balto. Co. developers

The Baltimore County Council could vote next week to reduce fees that developers pay to help the county build parks and buy recreational land.

Man dies after he is found shot in vehicle in N.W Baltimore

7:17 PM EDT, May 11, 2013

Man dies after he is found shot in vehicle in N.W Baltimore

Baltimore Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found in a vehicle in Northwest Baltimore on Saturday morning.

Ground broken on Dundalk senior housing project

5:15 PM EDT, May 15, 2013

Ground broken on Dundalk senior housing project

Construction has begun on more than 100 housing units for senior citizens in Dundalk.

Police investigating sex abuse allegations at Anne Arundel Catholic school

8:42 PM EDT, May 8, 2013

Police investigating sex abuse allegations at Anne Arundel Catholic school

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.

Balto. Co. Council approves $2.8 billion budget

4:43 PM EDT, May 23, 2013

Balto. Co. Council approves $2.8 billion budget

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.

Attorney disputes settlement details in ADA cases against Balt. Co.

9:57 PM EDT, May 9, 2013

Attorney disputes settlement details in ADA cases against Balt. Co.

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.

Man shot in arm in N.E. Baltimore

9:17 PM EDT, May 11, 2013

Man shot in arm in N.E. Baltimore

A man was shot in the arm Saturday evening in Northeast Baltimore, police say.

Hopefuls preparing to challenge Huff

9:24 PM EDT, May 11, 2013

Hopefuls preparing to challenge Huff

An education advocate and a longtime state lawmaker say they are eyeing Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff's seat.

County grade of intersection near Green Spring Station questioned

5:21 PM EDT, May 5, 2013

County grade of intersection near Green Spring Station questioned

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.

Baltimore Co. hopes to attract thousands of jobs to Sparrows Point

9:07 PM EDT, May 3, 2013

Baltimore Co. hopes to attract thousands of jobs to Sparrows Point

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.

Testing firm plans job fair for new White Marsh facility

7:59 PM EDT, May 8, 2013

Testing firm plans job fair for new White Marsh facility

An educational testing firm is planning a job fair Friday for positions at its new facility in Baltimore County.

Open-meetings complaint filed against Balto. Co. Council over stormwater fee

7:23 AM EDT, May 8, 2013

Open-meetings complaint filed against Balto. Co. Council over stormwater fee

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.

Dundalk, Mays Chapel residents to join forces for rally

7:57 PM EDT, May 3, 2013

Dundalk, Mays Chapel residents to join forces for rally

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.

At Loch Raven, Duncan says communities must confront school violence

10:14 PM EDT, April 10, 2013

At Loch Raven, Duncan says communities must confront school violence

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.

Council vote limits development potential at Green Spring Station

10:05 PM EDT, May 6, 2013

Council vote limits development potential at Green Spring Station

A vote by the Baltimore County Council on Monday will bar new development at Green Spring Station in Lutherville for the near future.

Reisterstown volunteer firefighter dies of injuries

10:29 PM EDT, May 2, 2013

Reisterstown volunteer firefighter dies of injuries

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.

Huff sentenced to two years of supervised probation in DUI case

7:03 PM EDT, April 30, 2013

Huff sentenced to two years of supervised probation in DUI case

Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff was sentenced Tuesday to two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.

Balto. Co. won't release developer plans for public-owned sites

2:47 PM EDT, May 4, 2013

Balto. Co. won't release developer plans for public-owned sites

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.

Crash in Essex involving MTA bus sends a dozen people to hospitals

12:50 PM EDT, May 8, 2013

Crash in Essex involving MTA bus sends a dozen people to hospitals

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.

Balto. Co. plans workshops for Middle River Route 40 plan

7:38 PM EDT, April 23, 2013

Balto. Co. plans workshops for Middle River Route 40 plan

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.

 Balto. Co. budget would add new seats for crowded schools

8:50 PM EDT, April 15, 2013

Balto. Co. budget would add new seats for crowded schools

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.

County touts 'new urbanism' in development plan for Route 43 in White Marsh

6:57 PM EDT, April 24, 2013

County touts 'new urbanism' in development plan for Route 43 in White Marsh

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.

Huff pleads guilty to DUI, says he's 'learned from this mistake'

7:22 PM EDT, April 18, 2013

Huff pleads guilty to DUI, says he's 'learned from this mistake'

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.

Eight bids received for Balto. Co. properties

9:55 PM EDT, April 5, 2013

Eight bids received for Balto. Co. properties

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.

Colliers acquires Manekin property management, brokerage groups

7:28 PM EDT, April 3, 2013

Colliers acquires Manekin property management, brokerage groups

Manekin LLC's property management and brokerage groups will merge with Colliers International Baltimore, the commercial real estate firms announced Wednesday.

Harford teen's lawyers want him tried as juvenile in murder

8:07 PM EDT, April 19, 2013

Harford teen's lawyers want him tried as juvenile in murder

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.

Howard arson suspect arrested

8:27 PM EDT, April 6, 2013

Howard arson suspect arrested

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.

Western School of Technology in Catonsville to reopen after fire

6:22 PM EDT, April 11, 2013

Western School of Technology in Catonsville to reopen after fire

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.

Demolition of Solo Cup plant making way for Foundry Row

10:05 PM EDT, April 18, 2013

Demolition of Solo Cup plant making way for Foundry Row

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.

Vandalized manhole causes sewer overflow at Gunpowder Falls State Park

5:04 PM EDT, April 8, 2013

Vandalized manhole causes sewer overflow at Gunpowder Falls State Park

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.

Towson family has been at center of pit bull controversy

8:19 PM EDT, April 9, 2013

Towson family has been at center of pit bull controversy

The scars across 16-year-old Dominic Solesky's face are faint, but that doesn't stop people from asking where he got them.

Balto. Co. councilwoman calls to delay stormwater fee vote

8:51 PM EDT, April 9, 2013

Balto. Co. councilwoman calls to delay stormwater fee vote

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.

Perry Hall residents tell Kamenetz of school, recreation needs

8:43 PM EDT, March 26, 2013

Perry Hall residents tell Kamenetz of school, recreation needs

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.

Balto. Co. Council cars rare perk among local governments

3:32 PM EDT, March 25, 2013

Balto. Co. Council cars rare perk among local governments

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.

Mays Chapel residents sue county, school board

6:40 PM EDT, March 27, 2013

Mays Chapel residents sue county, school board

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.

Dundalk residents urge County Council to reject sale of government center

10:01 PM EST, March 4, 2013

Dundalk residents urge County Council to reject sale of government center

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.

Dundalk residents gather to clean up neighborhoods

7:18 PM EDT, April 6, 2013

Dundalk residents gather to clean up neighborhoods

Shirley Gregory of Dundalk takes pride in her home, but unwelcome visitors have sometimes thwarted efforts to keep her yard tidy.

Police release identity of Balto. Co. worker who died Monday

6:14 PM EDT, March 27, 2013

Police release identity of Balto. Co. worker who died Monday

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.

EEOC claims Toys 'R' Us discriminated against deaf job applicant

6:20 PM EDT, March 19, 2013

EEOC claims Toys 'R' Us discriminated against deaf job applicant

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.

8:11 PM EDT, March 26, 2013

Balt. Co. employee dies after emergency at former golf course

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.

Huff told to return $4,000 public-safety radio following DUI arrest

7:31 PM EST, February 28, 2013

Huff told to return $4,000 public-safety radio following DUI arrest

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,

Towson law firm plans challenge to Recher liquor license renewal

7:12 PM EDT, March 20, 2013

Towson law firm plans challenge to Recher liquor license renewal

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.

Councilman pulls bill that sought to ban protests at Baltimore County schools

6:47 PM EDT, April 2, 2013

Councilman pulls bill that sought to ban protests at Baltimore County schools

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.

U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan to visit Loch Raven High

9:25 PM EDT, March 19, 2013

U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan to visit Loch Raven High

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.

Nonprofit is sought to help run Baltimore County animal shelter

8:18 PM EDT, March 14, 2013

Nonprofit is sought to help run Baltimore County animal shelter

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.

Shellenberger to request outside prosecutor for Huff DUI case

5:55 PM EST, February 27, 2013

Shellenberger to request outside prosecutor for Huff DUI case

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.

Police say body found along Kent Island shoreline is missing woman's

6:30 PM EDT, March 24, 2013

Police say body found along Kent Island shoreline is missing woman's

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.

Baltimore County proposes scale for state-mandated stormwater fee

7:59 PM EDT, March 18, 2013

Baltimore County proposes scale for state-mandated stormwater fee

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.

Veterans seek jobs at Towson event

8:05 PM EST, February 25, 2013

Veterans seek jobs at Towson event

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.

Robert Richardson's lawyers say others involved in father's death

6:42 PM EST, March 8, 2013

Robert Richardson's lawyers say others involved in father's death

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

No bond for Glen Burnie man accused of trespassing at North County High

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.

Dance wants all students to graduate bilingual

8:02 PM EDT, March 21, 2013

Dance wants all students to graduate bilingual

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.

Community group files appeal against Whalen's medical office project

11:24 AM EST, March 5, 2013

Community group files appeal against Whalen's medical office project

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.

Maryland starts early prep for snowstorm

10:27 PM EST, March 4, 2013

Maryland starts early prep for snowstorm

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.

Baltimore County's long-planned Metro Centre showing signs of life

5:07 PM EDT, March 17, 2013

Baltimore County's long-planned Metro Centre showing signs of life

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.

Following DUI arrest, Huff will give up county-owned vehicle

10:38 PM EST, February 25, 2013

Following DUI arrest, Huff will give up county-owned vehicle

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.

Baltimore Co. police union sues over $25 million loan from pension fund

8:19 PM EST, February 6, 2013

Baltimore Co. police union sues over $25 million loan from pension fund

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.

Lawmakers ask County Council to postpone vote on retirement appeals bill

6:20 AM EST, February 18, 2013

Lawmakers ask County Council to postpone vote on retirement appeals bill

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.

Bill would open industrial-zoned tract in Middle River for housing

9:48 PM EST, February 12, 2013

Bill would open industrial-zoned tract in Middle River for housing

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.

Balto. Co. Council approves retirement bill fought by unions

12:17 AM EST, February 20, 2013

Balto. Co. Council approves retirement bill fought by unions

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.

Lansdowne, Dundalk are next stops on Baltimore County rat patrol

4:29 PM EST, February 7, 2013

Lansdowne, Dundalk are next stops on Baltimore County rat patrol

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

Balto. Co. Council approves $3.7 million school safety plan

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.

5:58 PM EDT, March 12, 2013

BGE says equipment issue killed lights at Towson Town Center

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

State weighing effect of court ruling on sex-offender registry

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.

Kamenetz proposal would change process for worker benefit disputes

7:05 PM EST, February 3, 2013

Kamenetz proposal would change process for worker benefit disputes

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.

County Council bill would restrict picketing near schools

9:01 PM EDT, March 18, 2013

County Council bill would restrict picketing near schools

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.

Dundalk residents hope to save North Point Government Center

5:13 PM EST, February 10, 2013

Dundalk residents hope to save North Point Government Center

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.

Balto. Co. wants to build regional park on Spring Grove tract

10:18 PM EST, February 14, 2013

Balto. Co. wants to build regional park on Spring Grove tract

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.

BGE prepares for gas tower implosion

6:29 PM EST, February 23, 2013

BGE prepares for gas tower implosion

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.

Dundalk residents react to Postal Service's decision to stop Saturday delivery

2:20 PM EST, February 7, 2013

Dundalk residents react to Postal Service's decision to stop Saturday delivery

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.

 Nearly $600,000 donated in bid to overturn Baltimore County zoning

3:26 AM EST, February 15, 2013

Nearly $600,000 donated in bid to overturn Baltimore County zoning

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.

Utility repair work complete on Park Heights Ave. in Pikesville

8:37 AM EST, February 21, 2013

Utility repair work complete on Park Heights Ave. in Pikesville

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.

Balto. Co. officials plan $3.7 million school safety package

10:01 PM EST, January 29, 2013

Balto. Co. officials plan $3.7 million school safety package

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.

BGE gas holder overlooking JFX to be imploded Sunday

10:57 AM EST, February 23, 2013

BGE gas holder overlooking JFX to be imploded Sunday

An old BGE gas storage tank overlooking the Jones Falls Expressway and Cold Spring Lane is set to be imploded Sunday morning, officials say.

Green Spring Station says Balto. Co. zoning process flawed

10:35 PM EST, January 23, 2013

Green Spring Station says Balto. Co. zoning process flawed

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.

Balto. Co. libraries launch new digital magazine service

9:04 PM EST, February 6, 2013

Balto. Co. libraries launch new digital magazine service

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.

Baltimore Co. chief joins fight in Congress for gun control

7:11 PM EST, January 30, 2013

Baltimore Co. chief joins fight in Congress for gun control

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.

12:37 PM EST, February 23, 2013

Charles Village M&T Bank near Hopkins robbed Saturday

City police and the FBI are investigating the robbery of an M&T bank near Johns Hopkins University in Charles Village on Saturday morning.

Woman whose body was found in rising water in Laurel identified

2:59 PM EST, February 1, 2013

Woman whose body was found in rising water in Laurel identified

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.

Balto. Co. urges elections board to reject zoning referendum petitions

10:14 PM EST, January 24, 2013

Balto. Co. urges elections board to reject zoning referendum petitions

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.

10:50 PM EST, January 10, 2013

New drive for referendum targets Middle River property

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.

Body of woman found in rising waters near homeless camp in Laurel

10:17 PM EST, January 31, 2013

Body of woman found in rising waters near homeless camp in Laurel

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.

Prometric to open $12 million facility in White Marsh

2:38 PM EST, January 16, 2013

Prometric to open $12 million facility in White Marsh

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.

Balto. Co. schools budget would add 100 teachers

9:52 PM EST, January 8, 2013

Balto. Co. schools budget would add 100 teachers

Baltimore County classrooms would have about 100 more teachers next school year under a budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Superintendent Dallas Dance.

6:23 PM EST, January 18, 2013

Dundalk residents plan rally to save North Point center

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.

Balto. Co. elections board rejects referendum bid on zoning decisions

8:47 PM EST, February 5, 2013

Balto. Co. elections board rejects referendum bid on zoning decisions

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.

Transforming Towson into a regional destination

January 16, 2013

Transforming Towson into a regional destination

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.

Mays Chapel Park school opponents bring battle to County Council

8:31 PM EST, January 15, 2013

Mays Chapel Park school opponents bring battle to County Council

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.

Gun show opens in Md. amid national firearms debate

8:29 PM EST, January 11, 2013

Gun show opens in Md. amid national firearms debate

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.

Balto. Co. picks new location for Towson fire station

12:23 PM EST, January 7, 2013

Balto. Co. picks new location for Towson fire station

Baltimore County officials said Monday they no longer intend to relocate a fire station to Towson Manor Park, a plan the community had fought.

Doris Mae Hoey Snyder, Colts head majorette

3:44 PM EST, January 1, 2013

Doris Mae Hoey Snyder, Colts head majorette

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

Baltimore County sued again over alleged ADA violations

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.

In Baltimore and beyond, Super Bowl is cause for big-screen treatment

8:43 PM EST, January 28, 2013

In Baltimore and beyond, Super Bowl is cause for big-screen treatment

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.

Developer charged with illegal donations to Balto. Co. politicians

6:59 PM EST, December 21, 2012

Developer charged with illegal donations to Balto. Co. politicians

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 government land to fund school improvements

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.

Developer sues Balto. Co. Council over Chestnut Ridge golf course zoning decision

5:49 PM EST, December 23, 2012

Developer sues Balto. Co. Council over Chestnut Ridge golf course zoning decision

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.

Superintendent recommends closing Eastwood Elementary in Dundalk

10:33 PM EST, January 22, 2013

Superintendent recommends closing Eastwood Elementary in Dundalk

Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance has recommended closing Eastwood Center Elementary Magnet Program after this school year, drawing outrage from parents in Dundalk.

Catonsville developer pleads guilty to illegal campaign contributions

8:33 PM EST, January 3, 2013

Catonsville developer pleads guilty to illegal campaign contributions

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.

Supporters rally for Harford teen accused of killing father

7:45 PM EST, January 16, 2013

Supporters rally for Harford teen accused of killing father

A year after a Bel Air teen was accused of murdering his father, supporters say they still stand behind him.

Administrative law judge backs Whalen's Catonsville medical office proposal

7:44 PM EST, February 4, 2013

Administrative law judge backs Whalen's Catonsville medical office proposal

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.

Baltimore County gets FEMA grant for Sandy damage

8:14 PM EST, January 3, 2013

Baltimore County gets FEMA grant for Sandy damage

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant Baltimore County disaster aid to help pay for damage from Superstorm Sandy, officials announced Thursday.

Balto. Co. zoning referendum fight puts spotlight on hired petition companies

10:11 PM EST, January 31, 2013

Balto. Co. zoning referendum fight puts spotlight on hired petition companies

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.

Kamenetz, Johnson call for tighter restrictions on assault weapons, ammunition

2:20 PM EST, December 17, 2012

Kamenetz, Johnson call for tighter restrictions on assault weapons, ammunition

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.

Baltimore County Council elects Quirk as chairman

8:08 PM EST, January 7, 2013

Baltimore County Council elects Quirk as chairman

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.

8:21 PM EST, December 14, 2012

Local schools try to reassure students in wake of Conn. shooting

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

Some Balto. Co. lawmakers renew push for school board change

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.

Westboro Baptist members protest same-sex marriages in Maryland

5:50 PM EST, January 2, 2013

Westboro Baptist members protest same-sex marriages in Maryland

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.

Balto. Co. didn't notify public about Mays Chapel school hearing

5:53 PM EST, December 19, 2012

Balto. Co. didn't notify public about Mays Chapel school hearing

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.

9:51 PM EST, December 17, 2012

Baltimore County to preserve 38 acres in Perry Hall

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.

Kamenetz campaign plans to keep Whalen donation

8:05 PM EST, December 21, 2012

Kamenetz campaign plans to keep Whalen donation

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.

Dance holds student town hall

11:00 AM EST, December 6, 2012

Dance holds student town hall

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.

Sparrows Point's steel mill to be razed, Kamenetz says

8:03 PM EST, December 13, 2012

Sparrows Point's steel mill to be razed, Kamenetz says

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.

Lawyer calls for mistrial in hearing on proposed Catonsville medical complex

6:10 PM EST, December 3, 2012

Lawyer calls for mistrial in hearing on proposed Catonsville medical complex

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.

GPS technology navigating to savings, or a waste of money?

10:56 PM EST, December 2, 2012

GPS technology navigating to savings, or a waste of money?

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.

5:44 PM EST, December 18, 2012

Baltimore County to offer workers telecommuting option

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.

Some Balto. Co. lawmakers renew push for school board change

4:52 PM EST, December 9, 2012

Some Balto. Co. lawmakers renew push for school board change

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.

Towson residents fight plan to move fire station to park

6:30 PM EST, December 12, 2012

Towson residents fight plan to move fire station to park

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.

9:01 PM EST, December 17, 2012

Balto. Co. bill would protect Middle River Depot development in zoning fight

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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