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Baltimore County to launch police body camera program next week

After more than a year of study and debate, Baltimore County police will become the latest in Maryland to wear body cameras when officers begin using the devices next week. "We are investing in this program for one simple reason: It will improve public safety," County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said...

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  • With elaborate treehouses on the rise, they're still a labor of love

    With elaborate treehouses on the rise, they're still a labor of love

    Lexi, Lucas and Devin Goodman wander up the two-tier staircase and through a trapdoor, revealing the inside of a child's dream room. The walls are painted white, their names in red, yellow and blue letters with several of their handprints to match. And in the middle of the room is the trunk of...

  • Baltimore County requests additional $9.75 million to cover snow costs

    Baltimore County requests additional $9.75 million to cover snow costs

    With temperatures in the 80s this week, a January winter storm that dumped 30 inches of snow on the region is probably well out of most people's minds. The Baltimore County Council, however, will vote June 6 on a bill to provide an additional $9.75 million to the county's Department of Public Works...

  • Baltimore County Farmers Market opens June 1 at fairgrounds

    Baltimore County Farmers Market opens June 1 at fairgrounds

    The recent heavy rains haven't stopped the Baltimore County Farmers Market from opening for a seventh year on June 1 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, bringing freshly picked foods straight to local shoppers. During the first week of June, shoppers can expect to see at the market such in-season...

  • Know the rules for fireworks in Baltimore County this Memorial Day

    Know the rules for fireworks in Baltimore County this Memorial Day

    Baltimore County residents seeking fireworks displays this Memorial Day weekend are going to have to do some traveling. The use of fireworks, other than as part of a public display approved by the State Fire Marshal, is illegal in Maryland, according to Baltimore County officials. The closest approved...

  • Baltimore County adopts $1.99 billion FY 2017 budget

    Baltimore County adopts $1.99 billion FY 2017 budget

    The Baltimore County Council approved a $1.99 billion operating budget for the 2017 fiscal year Thursday that contains no increases in property or income tax rates. The fiscal year begins July 1. "I thank the members of the County Council for their partnership in approving this fiscally prudent budget,"...

  • Mars Super Markets will close all stores July 31

    Mars Super Markets will close all stores July 31

    Mars Super Markets, a family-owned fixture in Baltimore's grocery landscape since the 1940s, will close its stores this summer, laying off hundreds of employees amid declining sales and intense competition. While Weis Markets agreed this week to buy five of the chain's 13 stores, the eight remaining...

  • Franchot dials back criticism of Baltimore County school air conditioning

    Franchot dials back criticism of Baltimore County school air conditioning

    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Thursday dialed back his criticism of Baltimore County's school air conditioning plans, which officials are now accelerating. Franchot, who has been the chief critic of the county's efforts to air condition classrooms, said he's "cautiously optimistic" the...

  • Baltimore County Council makes small cuts to county budget ahead of May 26 vote

    Baltimore County Council makes small cuts to county budget ahead of May 26 vote

    The Baltimore County Council plans to cut less than $200,000 from the county's proposed general fund budget of nearly $2 billion. Council members voted unanimously Thursday to make $195,709 in cuts to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposed budget. The cuts represent less than one-tenth of one...

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