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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
A Jessup man died Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle going around a curve just a few miles from his home, Howard County police said. John Edward Barrass, 67, was traveling eastbound on Mission Road at about 1:30 p.m. when his Harley Davidson struck a guardrail, ejecting him. A preliminary investigation found that speed and driver error contributed to the crash. Barrass lived in the 7100 block of Montevideo Road in Jessup, about 3 miles east of the crash site.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Jill and Allan Bennett have filled a 22,000-square foot building with a dark and creepy mix of bloody monsters and pitch-black mazes. But soon their popular haunted house, Bennett's Curse, will be homeless, as the property they lease in Jessup is slated for development. The grassy field where their white building holds giant vampire bats, menacing monsters and creepy grim reapers will eventually become part of a mixed-use development of townhouses, shops and offices. So even as they open this weekend for their fall season, the Bennetts are scouting for a new location to set up their fright show for next year.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
All lanes on the Baltimore Washington Parkway and MD 32 in Jessup on Thursday have been reopened with the clearing of early morning incidents on both highways, according to the state Department of Transportation. Northbound traffic on the BW Parkway reopened at 8:40 a.m. with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision with injury first reported by DOT more than four hours earlier. The crash had closed all lanes between MD 32 and MD 175, DOT said. A collision with injury on MD 32 in Jessup at the BW Parkway cleared at 8:38 a.m. after shutting down the right off-ramp lanes and right traffic lanes in both directions for more than three hours, DOT said.
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By Becky Kaminsky and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Ready for a good scare? The opening night party at Bennett's Curse Haunted Attractions in Jessup will be 7 p.m. Sept. 26, and the party's getting some good national exposure. This year, Bennett's Curse will be featured by the Travel Channel for the sixth time. A Travel Channel spokeswoman confirmed the opening night will be filmed for its special web series “America's Scariest Halloween Attractions.” She says Bennett's was chosen for “its realistic sets, trained actors and having the scariest animatronic monsters in the industry.”  “We are very excited about the filming,” says Jill Bennett, who owns the self-guided haunted houses and often watches the Travel Channel with her husband, Allan.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
A Florida company that produces traveling circus, motorbike and Disney on Ice shows, will create a national distribution center in Jessup to house stuffed animals, memorabilia and other merchandise sold at the performances. Feld Entertainment, Inc. signed a 10-year lease to occupy most of a 250,000-square-foot warehouse at 8235 Patuxent Range Road, consolidating its two existing Howard County operations. The company, which will move into the building in November, selected the site for its access to I-95 and proximity to the Port of Baltimore, where it receives shipments of 400 containers from China each year, said Thomas Higgerson, its vice president of transportation and logistics.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
A 26-year-old inmate at a state prison in Jessup died Friday after he was found with severe head injuries on Thursday night, Maryland State Police said. Javaughn A. Young was found lying on a walkway in a wing of the Maryland Correctional Institution about 7 p.m., after another inmate alerted correctional officers that an inmate needed assistance, police said. More than 60 inmates are housed in the wing. The officers found Young with severe head trauma and called for medical assistance, police said.
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January 14, 2010
A Jessup seafood processor that had been ordered by the Food and Drug Administration to stop operations because it wasn't complying with federal safety laws will resume normal business Thursday with a new food handling plan. The agency said Congressional Seafood Co. Inc. did not document that fish were refrigerated at correct temperatures, failed to keep fish species separate to avoid cross-contamination and did not keep sanitation records. The company delivers seafood in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington.
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August 11, 2011
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Basketball A new men's basketball league will be held at the Maryland Juniors Sports Center, 8221 Preston Ct., Jessup. The league begins Aug. 15 and runs Monday nights (7, 8 and 9 p.m.) through Oct. 3. Cost: $525 per team. Register by Aug. 12 by calling 443-602-4441.   Field hockey   The Howard/Carroll Officials Association is looking for individuals interested in officiating high school field hockey.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
A family-owned produce distributor has moved from Washington to a new base in Jessup, where its 80 employees work to package and transport more than 1 million pounds of tomatoes each week. Pete Pappas & Sons Inc., founded in 1942 in Washington as a tomato distributor, started operations in August at its 120,000-square-foot warehouse in Jessup, said Paul S. Pappas, general manager for the firm, which is in its fourth generation of family ownership. The larger property will allow the firm to expand into new types of produce from its tomato and berries, he said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2012
Vorbeck Materials, a Jessup firm, won a national competition by the Department of Energy that highlighted startup companies willing to launch new products from technology developed within the country's national laboratories. Vorbeck specializes in developing products with graphene, a variation of the graphite that's used in pencils and one of the strongest and most conductive materials available. Vorbeck was one of three firms across the country who won the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge" by the DOE. The company is using a method developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries, which are used in laptops, mobile devices and electric vehicles.
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
A Jessup man was killed Saturday after he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guardrail in Howard County. About 1:30 p.m. Saturday, John Edward Barrass, 67, was traveling east on Mission Road near Concord Drive in Jessup. Barrass was thrown from his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crashed into the guardrail. A prelimary investigation by police found that speed and driver error contibuted to the crash. The road was closed for about three hours Saturday as police investigated the scene.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
A family-owned produce distributor has moved from Washington to a new base in Jessup, where its 80 employees work to package and transport more than 1 million pounds of tomatoes each week. Pete Pappas & Sons Inc., founded in 1942 in Washington as a tomato distributor, started operations in August at its 120,000-square-foot warehouse in Jessup, said Paul S. Pappas, general manager for the firm, which is in its fourth generation of family ownership. The larger property will allow the firm to expand into new types of produce from its tomato and berries, he said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
All lanes on the Baltimore Washington Parkway and MD 32 in Jessup on Thursday have been reopened with the clearing of early morning incidents on both highways, according to the state Department of Transportation. Northbound traffic on the BW Parkway reopened at 8:40 a.m. with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision with injury first reported by DOT more than four hours earlier. The crash had closed all lanes between MD 32 and MD 175, DOT said. A collision with injury on MD 32 in Jessup at the BW Parkway cleared at 8:38 a.m. after shutting down the right off-ramp lanes and right traffic lanes in both directions for more than three hours, DOT said.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
Two people were injured in a car crash in Jessup Thursday. One of the victims suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and the other had minor injuries, according to the Howard County Fire Department. The accident took place near Route 1. A car crash with injuries was also reported in Edgewood early in the morning. According to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, the crash occurred near the intersection of Route 7 and Edgewood Road. One vehicle was involved in a crash on the outer loop of Interstate 695 at Perring Parkway in Baltimore County, the Maryland Department of Transportation reports.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
A Carroll County man whose Toyota Prius was struck in a crash in Jessup Friday morning has died, Anne Arundel County police said Sunday. Gregory Alan Cassagne, 59, of New Windsor died Saturday night at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to police. His 2009 Toyota Prius was struck about 7 a.m. Friday by a 2009 Nissan Altima as it turned left onto westbound MD Route 175 from Max Blobs Park Road, police said. An investigation determined that the driver of the Prius failed to yield to the other car, according to police.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
A serious two-vehicle collision in Jessup Friday has left one of the drivers in critical condition, Anne Arundel County Police said. All westbound traffic lanes on MD Route 175 near Clark Road have closed as a result of the crash, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. One eastbound traffic lane has been reversed to accommodate traffic. Police said the injured driver, who was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma, was at fault for failing to yield. A five-vehicle crash has shut down all four northbound traffic lanes and a shoulder on Interstate 95 near the Baltimore Beltway exit in Baltimore County, according to the transportation department.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2012
A 35-year-old Baltimore woman died Friday after running a red light on Telegraph Road in Jessup and crashing through a six-foot chain link fence after losing control of her vehicle, police said. Christina Marie Tobash, of the 3700 block of Piedmont Ave., was ejected from the 2002 Ford Explorer she was driving after she swerved to avoid vehicles stopped at red light on Telegraph Road at Annapolis Road at 2:54 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Tobash was driving north on Telegraph Road when she approached vehicles stopped at the traffic signal.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
Monster trucks, wild animals and figure skaters draw millions to Feld Entertainment's live traveling shows each year. But some of that magic comes from an unlikely arena — an industrial complex in Jessup. Thousands of stuffed toys, flashing light sticks and elephant-shaped snowcone cups move annually through Howard County, restocking concession stands at Feld's numerous events. The company produces such popular shows as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, Disney On Ice and Monster Jam. "If you went to the circus and you didn't have the snowcones, cotton candy and popcorn, it wouldn't be the circus," said Feld spokesman Stephen Payne.
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