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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A primary road carrying motorists between Baltimore and Carroll counties will be closed overnight beginning July 14, according to the State Highway Administration. Work on the bridge carrying MD 140 over the Liberty Reservoir will close the road for traffic between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning Monday, July 14. Work should be complete after three nights of work, weather pending, according to SHA. The closures will allow for steel to be set on the bridge, enabling SHA to rehabilitate the bridge, replace the deck and widen shoulders.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A primary road carrying motorists between Baltimore and Carroll counties will be closed overnight beginning July 14, according to the State Highway Administration. Work on the bridge carrying MD 140 over the Liberty Reservoir will close the road for traffic between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning Monday, July 14. Work should be complete after three nights of work, weather pending, according to SHA. The closures will allow for steel to be set on the bridge, enabling SHA to rehabilitate the bridge, replace the deck and widen shoulders.
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Staff reports | September 10, 2011
Carroll County Sheriff's Office reported on Saturday, Sept. 10, that it was aiding in the investigation of a Baltimore City man who went missing early on Friday, Sept. 9. Just before 11 a.m. Saturday, a Maryland State Trooper patrolling Route 26 near the Carroll and Baltimore county line found an unattended 2002 Honda Accord parked along the shoulder at the Liberty Reservoir bridge near Eldersburg Police said the vehicle was owned by 44-year-old Christopher Anthony White of Baltimore.
NEWS
February 26, 2014
The start of the boating season at Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs is being delayed from its scheduled start of March 1, because of ice on the boat ramps, according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works. The department, which oversees operation of the reservoirs, said a new opening date has yet to be determined. The season normally runs from March 1 to Dec. 31 at Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs. The boating season at Loch Raven Reservoir begins April 4 and runs to Nov. 30, with a limited schedule after Labor Day. Boating at all three city reservoirs requires a valid boating permit.
NEWS
September 21, 1991
After 13 years of filings, pleadings, hearings, denials, court appeals, refilings, etc., a five-acre chunk of Liberty Reservoir's "conservation area" -- where little or no development is supposed to occur -- has been rezoned for industrial use in Carroll County. That could bode ill for the entire Baltimore region.The rezoning has been relentlessly pursued by the landowner, who also owns a heavy equipment and trailer business across Westminster Pike (Route 140) in Finksburg. He ran into strong opposition from Carroll's planning staff, the county Planning and Zoning Commission, its Water Resources Bureau and Health Department, Baltimore's planning department, and the Baltimore Regional Council of Governments.
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By Bob Allen | November 29, 2011
In his talk this month regarding the history of Liberty Reservoir, James Slater Jr., water resources program manager for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, said most of the water in Carroll County stays here a while, but not for long. Slater, a Finksburg resident and former compliance and environmental programs director for the county, spoke Nov. 17 at the Finksburg Library, at the monthly meeting of the Finksburg Planning and Community Council. He said Carroll's outward flow of water is because of a geological formation called Parr's Ridge, which intersects the county at a southwest by northwest angle.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2011
Baltimore County police were searching Liberty Reservoir on Wednesday evening after finding a car there that belongs to a city firefighter recruit who was reported missing Tuesday when he failed to show up for training. Rodney E. Goggins Jr., 20, of Randallstown, last spoke to his mother about 9 p.m. Sunday, said Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright. Tracey Goggins said her son asked her to watch his 8-month-old daughter that night, then went to his girlfriend's house in East Baltimore.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella and Gus G. Sentementes | June 19, 2011
The body of a Baltimore City Fire Department recruit who was last seen May 29 was found Sunday afternoon in the Liberty Reservoir, police said. The body, which had no obvious signs of trauma, was identified as Rodney Earl Goggins, Jr., 20, said Major Phil Kasten of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, which is continuing to investigate the death. "This entire ordeal has been especially troubling to the recruits and the members of the department. We all had held out hope and optimism of his return," said city Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright.
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Staff reports | September 14, 2011
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday that the body of a Baltimore City man missing in the area of Liberty Reservoir since Sept. 9 had been found. According to the Sheriff's Office account, Baltimore City Watershed Rangers patrolling the reservoir were stopped by a motorist just before 9 a.m. on Sept. 13 along Liberty Road (Route 26) reporting an object floating in the reservoir north of the Liberty Road bridge. With the assistance of a Baltimore County Police Helicopter, rangers located a partially decomposed body in the water and called Sheriff's Office deputies and the Rescue Dive Team from the Gamber and Community Volunteer Fire Company to assist.
NEWS
July 6, 1994
Maryland Natural Resources Police reported that they stopped a 15-foot boat in Liberty Reservoir near Eldersburg on Saturday and arrested its operator.Gerald A. Clark, 28, of Glen Burnie was charged with operating a boat while intoxicated, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police said.The charge carries a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or one year in prison, according to the spokeswoman.FIRE* Eldersburg: Sykesville responded to a trash container fire in the 1900 block of Liberty Road at 9:46 a.m. Sunday.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
Daniel Buccino's op-ed piece, "Does Baltimore think trash cans cause litter?" (Nov. 6) spotlights an illogical trash policy that has plagued this city for at least 20 years. There used to be big trash cans at many trail-heads leading down to Liberty Reservoir, one of three large lakes whose contents and wooded surroundings are managed by the city and are Baltimore's clean water source. In my book "Soldiers Delight Journal," I mentioned picking up trash with my wife around one of Liberty's lovely coves to improve its beauty and purity.
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By Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2012
Gregory William Gildark, a retired police officer and heavy equipment operator, died of an aortic rupture April 23 at his Mount Jackson, Va., home. The former Severn resident was 64. Born in Baltimore and raised on West Cross Street in Pigtown, he attended St. Jerome School and was a 1966 Southern High School graduate. He then became a Navy Seabee and served two duty tours in Vietnam. He was awarded the Marine Combat Insignia for "bravery in battle," according to his discharge papers.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
A later start to the walleye season has resulted in the largest member of the perch family being "the most abundant fish species" in Deep Creek Lake, according to Al Klotz, Western Regional Fisheries Manager for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The season, which began Wednesday, starts with a daily creel limit of five and 15-inch minimum size limit. Klotz said several walleyes more than 20 inches long have already been spotted or caught. Aside from Deep Creek Lake, walleye are plentiful in the Youghiogheny River Reservoir, Jennings Randolph Lake, Savage River Reservoir, Potomac River and Liberty Reservoir.
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By Bob Allen | April 19, 2012
Just about the only excitement in the semi-rural residential neighborhood near the intersection of Oklahoma and Bennett roads, in Eldersburg, is provided by occasional errant motorists who misjudge the sharp downhill curve on Oklahoma where it approaches Bennett from the northeast and either end up in a ditch or in somebody's yard. But the billboard-sized banner that one homeowner recently put in his front yard - along with dozens of smaller signs that pepper Oklahoma Road - reveal that this neighborhood, where old and new residential subdivisions abut a few remaining farms and a stretch of the Liberty Reservoir watershed, is in the midst of a controversy.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
A two-vehicle accident in northwestern Baltimore County Friday morning seriously injured five people, including two young children. The Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team responded at 8:18 a.m. to the crash at the intersection of Wards Chapel and Liberty roads, near the Carroll County line at Liberty Reservoir. It took about 20 minutes to free all the victims from a Ford Explorer. Rescue units from Carroll County also responded. The Explorer driver, traveling east on Liberty Road, had turned left into the path of a westbound dump truck, police said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
As Baltimore's Public Works Department issues more than $4.2 million in water bill refunds, Howard County officials say they will likely avoid similar issues because of recent upgrades to the county billing system. "We just finished a total upgrade of our water billing system in the last two years; we do not use the same system Baltimore uses," county spokesman Kevin Enright wrote in an email. He said the error rates are now at 1 percent. Water meters are read and transferred electronically using a radio interface.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 12, 1999
A 65-year-old Carroll County man drowned in Liberty Reservoir yesterday afternoon after he tried to swim across a stretch of water and failed halfway, state police in Westminster reported.Perry M. Humpel of the 1400 block of Raincliffe Road in Sykesville had apparently been drinking before the incident at 1: 40 p.m., Trooper Danielle Barry said.Two men were fishing on the banks of the reservoir when they were joined by a woman who brought Humpel with her, Barry said. The drowning occurred on reservoir property, about half a mile down a gravel fire road leading off Pine Knob Road and a mile east of Route 32 near Eldersburg.
NEWS
December 30, 1994
A protected great blue heron died after being shot in the neck near Liberty Reservoir.The heron was shot in the neck Wednesday while wading near the reservoir. It was brought to veterinarian Thomas Ryan by a fisherman who found it.Mr. Ryan, who said he could not save the bird, said he believed the gunshot came from a small-caliber or pellet gun.Killing a blue heron is a violation of federal law. Offenders may be fined up to $5,000 and sentenced to 6 months in prison. The herons are protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act.If caught, the perpetrators could face state and federal penalties, said Bob Graham, a spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources.
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December 8, 2011
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