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  1. Further details on the fatal crash on Falls Road today is now available on our n...

    Further details on the fatal crash on Falls Road today is now available on our news blog. Driver identified. http://ow.ly/DbSuz ^JW
    2014-10-22T23:22:58+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/875341595809306
  2. Expect traffic delays on October 26, as Baltimore County hosts the Susan G. Kome...

    Expect traffic delays on October 26, as Baltimore County hosts the Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. http://ow.ly/DaRFy ^JH


    Road Closures and Detours for Komen Race for the Cure
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    Baltimore County is host once again for the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. On Sunday, October 26, runners from around the...
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  3. Nearly three months ago, 16-year-old Elise Fellner of Forest Hill was trying out...

    Nearly three months ago, 16-year-old Elise Fellner of Forest Hill was trying out for volleyball at a school in Kingsville when she collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Her coach and the athletic director immediately began CPR; BCoFD EMS crews followed up with defibrillation using an automatic external defibrillator. Elise has recovered fully.

    She and other survivors of sudden cardiac arrest will join Baltimore County Fire and EMS personnel and elected officials tomorrow, Thursday, October 23, 11:30 a.m., at the Parkville Fire Station. Each year, the Fire Department welcomes survivors of sudden cardiac arrest and the people who helped save them in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of CPR and defibrillation.

    The Parkville station is located at 2325 Putty Hill Ave., 21234. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John Hohman are scheduled to attend. The event will include a demonstration of CPR by EMS personnel.
    2014-10-22T16:49:01+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/875191455824320
  4. #BCoPD and #BCoFD on the scene of a tree that has fallen onto a car at Falls Rd...

    #BCoPD and #BCoFD on the scene of a tree that has fallen onto a car at Falls Rd and Ruxton Rd. Falls Rd & Ruxton Rd shut down.^JW
    2014-10-22T14:50:26+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/875143745829091

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UPDATE (October 22 6:17 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the person that died after a tree hit her car on Falls Road as 52-year-old Rebecca Lowry of Joppa. She was driving a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser south-bound on Falls Road when a tree fell and hit the vehicle. The car continued south-bound for a short distance before coming to rest. She was declared deceased at the scene.

Original release (October 22 2:55 p.m.):

Just after 9 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of Falls Road and Old Pimlico Road for a report of a vehicle that had been hit by a tree.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a vehicle had been traveling south-bound in the 7000 block of Falls Road when it was struck by a falling tree. The vehicle continued south-bound and later came to rest. The driver of the vehicle was declared deceased at the scene. There were no other people in the vehicle.

The identity of the driver and further description of the vehicle will be released after notification of next-of-kin.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Baltimore County is host once again for the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. On Sunday, October 26, runners from around the state will meet at the Race Village located on the parking lots of the Executive Plaza in Hunt Valley.

Participants and others will begin arriving at 6 a.m. and the race will start at 8 a.m.

To help keep things running smoothly, officers from the Baltimore County Police Department will be on hand to keep runners, volunteers, onlookers, and others safe during the event. They are aware of the problems that drivers may face during the race and will direct traffic, where necessary, to keep traffic moving as efficiently as possible.

Police strongly suggest drivers avoid the area altogether between 6 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. because of heavy traffic and road closures.

Road Closures

Road closures are as follows:

  • Shawan Road at York Road: No traffic will be permitted to travel westbound on Shawan Road after 5:45 a.m. At 7:30 a.m. all southbound traffic on York Road will be allowed only to go as far as the Giant parking lot.
  • Shawan Road at the entrance to the Hunt Valley Towne Centre (east entrance, across from Verizon): No traffic will be permitted to exit the Towne Centre parking lot after 6 a.m.
  • Shawan Road at main entrance to Hunt Valley Towne Centre (near Light Rail): No traffic will be permitted to exit the Towne Centre parking lot after 6 a.m. (Once the race ends on Shilling Road, eastbound Shawan Road will be opened).
  • Shawan Road at McCormick Road: No traffic will be permitted to enter Shawan Road from McCormick Road. Pedestrians will be assisted in crossing. All eastbound traffic on Shawan Road from northbound I-83 will be directed to turn left onto McCormick Road. Traffic from southbound I-83 entering eastbound Shawan Road will be directed to turn left onto International Drive.
  • McCormick Road at International Circle: Traffic will be directed from eastbound International Circle left on McCormick Road. No traffic will be permitted to turn right onto McCormick Road towards Shawan Road. McCormick southbound will be closed between International Circle and Shawan Road.
  • Westbound Shawan Road ramp to northbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • Westbound Shawan Road at ramp from northbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • Westbound Shawan Road at ramp to southbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • Eastbound Shawan Road at ramp to northbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • Eastbound Shawan Road at ramp from southbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • McCormick Road at Shilling Circle: At 6 a.m. no vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on McCormick Road. At 7:30 a.m. no vehicles will be permitted on Shilling Road and McCormick Road. All vehicles coming out of Shilling Circle will be directed southbound on McCormick Road.
  • Eastbound Shawan Road ramp from northbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • York Road at Shilling Road will close at 7:30 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on York Road.
  • York Road at Ashland Road will close at 7:45 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel on northbound York Road. The northbound York Road slow lane from Ashland to Shawan will be coned off. This lane will be used to allow traffic to travel northbound after race participants pass.
  • Shilling Circle exit to the rear of Burger King (access road) will close at 7:45 a.m.
  • Shilling Road at Pepper Road will close at 6 a.m. Pepper Road will be closed at Shilling Road. No vehicles will be permitted to enter Shilling Road from Pepper Road.
  • McCormick Road at Shilling Circle at Light Rail tracks will close at 6 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on McCormick Road. All vehicles coming out of Shilling Circle will be directed to go southbound on McCormick Road.
  • McCormick Road at Wight Avenue will close at 6 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on McCormick Road. All vehicles coming out of Wight Avenue will be directed to go southbound on McCormick Road.
  • Beaver Dam Road at McCormick Road will close at 7 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on McCormick Road. All vehicles will be directed to Beaver Dam Road toward Gilroy Road. All vehicles coming from eastbound Beaver Dam Road will be directed right onto Beaver Dam Road toward Warren Road.
  • Beaver Dam Road at Gilroy Road will close at 6 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on Gilroy Road.
  • Warren Road westbound from York Road to McCormick Road will be closed at 6:45 a.m.
  • Beaver Dam Road at Ivy Hill Road will close at 7:30 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel on Beaver Dam Road east of Ivy Hill Road with the exception of vehicles traveling to:
    • Hunt Valley Church
    • Louis Edward Court
    • Ivy Hill Court
    • Addresses between 13030 and 13109 Beaver Dam Road
  • Beaver Dam Road at Cockeysville Road will close at 7:30 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on Beaver Dam Road. All vehicles will be directed onto Cockeysville Road.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle buses will transport people from the Lakefront business area, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s and Timonium Light Rail Park and Ride. The buses will pick up people and transport them northbound on Beaver Dam Road to Wight Avenue and then make a right onto York Road and complete the loop. There will be a designated travel lane on McCormick Road from Beaver Dam Road to Wight Avenue for the shuttle buses after the roads have closed for the race.

MTA Schedule

The Maryland Transportation Authority, MTA, will be operating a special schedule starting as early as 5 a.m. on race day to accommodate the public. For more information, visit the MTA web site and follow the directions for the Light Rail lines.

For more information on how to obtain a free light rail pass and the route of the race visit www.KomenMD.org/2014.

If drivers are stuck in a traffic jam, we ask that they remain patient and remember the race is for a good cause.

Just before noon today, a School Resource Officer at Overlea High School called out with multiple fights in the cafeteria of the school. Multiple units responded to assist the officer.

At this time, police have taken a total of seven male students into custody:

  • 17-year-old 11th-grade student
  • 16-year-old 11th-grade student
  • 17-year-old 11th-grade student
  • 18-year-old 12th-grade student
  • 19-year-old 12th-grade student
  • 18-year-old 12th-grade student
  • 17-year-old 10th-grade student

These students face charges ranging from disorderly conduct to second degree assault.

Baltimore County Medic units transported three students to area hospitals for treatment after being affected by pepper spray. The pepper spray was used by an officer to help stop the fight.

The assistant precinct commander for the White Marsh precinct as well as an assistant superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools responded to the school to oversee the response to the incident.

This incident remains under active investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department and the Baltimore County Public School system. While the exact cause of the fight has yet to be determined, it appears to be a result of an ongoing dispute. Police and school officials will continue to work together to address any problems that arise in the school and to ensure the safety of students, staff, and visitors.

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