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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
A dozen people were taken to area hospitals after a vehicle crashed into an MTA bus this morning in Essex, according to Maryland Transit Administration officials. A bus was stopped at Doolittle Road and Stemmers Run Road when a vehicle drove into the back of the bus, according to Terry Owens, MTA spokesman. The bus was stopped to let people off, Owens said. County fire department personnel responded to the scene around 10:30 a.m., according to Baltimore County public safety officials.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
As she struggled to unload groceries from the back of her car, Sherrie Schenning got an uncharacteristically queasy feeling. Her family's Essex neighborhood had always felt safe, but on this recent Saturday, she noticed two unfamiliar young men in a nearby schoolyard eyeing their home . "They looked like they wanted to steal something, but there was nothing valuable in the yard," she says - just her shopping bags and the family's beloved 12-year-old...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
Two women and one man were shot in an incident at a bar in Essex early Friday morning, according to Baltimore County Police. Officers responded to the Loft bar in the 100 block of Back River Neck Road at about 12:03 a.m. for reports of gunfire and found one woman suffering from a gunshot wound, according to police. Another woman and a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the same incident later arrived at an area hospital for treatment, police said. None of the victims are considered to have life-threatening injuries, police said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2013
A homeowner cleaning out debris from a detached garage in Essex on Saturday stumbled upon skeletal remains. Baltimore County police detectives responded to the house in the 200 block of Back River Neck Road about 4:30 p.m. and examined the bones. They sent them to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and an autopsy, which could determine the cause of death. Police said there appeared to be no sign of foul play. jgeorge@baltsun.com Twitter.com/justingeorge
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
River Watch Restaurant is a rare find: a waterfront restaurant where the food is as good as the view. The Essex restaurant and its 110-slip marina sit at the spot where Middle River meets Hopkins Creek. During the summer, revelers crowd River Watch's deck for legendary "Sunday Funday" parties overlooking the water. But River Watch is more than a fun boaters' bar. With a kitchen that turns out careful seafood-oriented dishes and service that is attentive, though sometimes slow, the restaurant is a solid destination any time of year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2013
Chloe A. Gudmundsson is a senior at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, and at the suggestion of her English teacher, she decided to research a paper on Maximilian Godefroy, the quirky architect who designed Baltimore's Battle Monument to commemorate the battle for the city in 1814. She also decided to submit her paper to the annual History Day competition this month on the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. The competition, which has been held for the last 12 years at Dundalk, features both city and Baltimore County public school students.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
After fighting with the father of her child, an Essex woman contacted her boyfriend and his brother, who shot and killed him, and injured two others at a Middle River bus stop last month, Baltimore County police said. Michael Desmon Martin, 22, Mikal A. Martin, 20, both from Prince George's County, and Laquesha Maria Lewis, 24, are charged with first degree murder after plotting to kill the father of her child near a bus stop on Eastern Boulevard near Kingston Road just before 11:50 p.m. on Feb. 18, police said.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Baltimore County police are investigating an incident in which an unknown assailant shot a man in the leg Friday night. The shooting took place in the area of Landmark Court and Hopkins Creek Lane in Essex, according to a statement released by police. Officers dispatched to the scene shortly before 9 p.m. found the victim with at least one gunshot wound to the leg. Police said they have no information on a suspect or a motive. The victim is being treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2013
History's throwaways and discards emerged as coveted attractions Sunday when bottles, vials and flasks that spent decades buried in dumps and privies returned in translucent glory. Billed as the "largest one-day bottle show in the world," the Baltimore Bottle Club's 33rd annual sale and exhibit, held in Essex, drew container connoisseurs who didn't flip a cork over paying $750 for a rare cobalt-blue poison bottle produced at Carr-Lowrey, a factory on the Middle Branch of the Patapsco in Westport.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
Relatives and friends of a young mother killed by a stray bullet on Labor Day weekend urged witnesses Saturday to come forward and help Baltimore police solve the crime. "People are little bit afraid," to talk to police, said Geron Mills, 23, as he and others gathered to note the six-month mark since LaRelle Ashlyn Amos died. "But you've got to put yourself in our shoes. " The 22-year-old Amos was shot Sept. 2, one victim of a bloody Baltimore weekend that saw 10 other people injured by gunfire and five more killed.
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