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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2012
Baltimore County's violent crimes unit is investigating a non-fatal shooting late Monday in the Overlea neighborhood. Officers responded to a 911 call at 11:51 p.m. in the 7400 block of Linden Avenue, near Fullerton Avenue and east of Belair Road. Witnesses told police that a vehicle pulled up to an unidentified man, walking on the street, and fired several shots. The victim sustained at least one gunshot wound, police said. He is being treated at an area hospital and is expected to recover, police said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Helyn G. Collison, a founder of a secretarial and typing business who later went into real estate sales, died Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications from a seizure. She was 85. The daughter of Horace Baylor Hatton, a vice president of Sealtest Dairy, and Hester Yingling Hatton, a homemaker, Helyn Genevieve Hatton was born and raised in Overlea. She was a 1946 graduate of Eastern High School. During the 1940s, she worked as a secretary for Standard Lime & Stone Co. and later for McCormick & Co. She also studied voice at the Peabody Institute.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2010
Sick Santa Fes, troubled Thomases and hospitalized Hogwarts Expresses make unscheduled stops this time of year in an Overlea basement that amounts to an electric train emergency room. Brian Kirsch, a 54-year-old Verizon cable splicer, spends his Sundays and nights at a workbench, repairing trains that just won't run right. "As a kid I just liked taking things apart and seeing how they worked," he said one day last week as he lifted out the innards of a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad steam engine marked Royal Blue.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
A Dundalk man died after he was struck by a car when he attempted to cross Belair Road Tuesday night, Baltimore County police said. Gary Leahey, 53, of the 7900 block of St. Gregory Drive, was crossing Belair, north of Elm Avenue in Overlea, when he was hit by a 2004 Hyundai Sonata headed north on Belair Road, police said. The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. The Hyundai remained at the scene, police said. Leahey was taken to Franklin Square Hospital where he later died.
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March 12, 2013
Members of the Harford County League of Women Voters participated in last week's Women's Suffrage March in Overlea. One hundred years ago this month, suffragettes marched from New York City to Washington, D.C., to petition the government for equal voting rights for women. They stopped in Overlea before continuing their journey. Turnout for the commemorative march was excellent. Pictured are Peg Hill and Elaine Borum representing the Harford County League of Women Voters.
SPORTS
November 15, 2011
The senior's performance on both sides of the ball is one of the reasons the Falcons are riding the area's longest active winning streak (15 games). In Friday's 52-16 regional semifinal win over Reginald Lewis, the 6-foot, 200-pound running back scored four touchdowns and rolled up 503 yards from scrimmage. He ran for 276 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. He also scored on an 80-yard kickoff return and a 96-yard interception return. At strong safety, he made 23 tackles, including 14 solo.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer was shot in Overlea early this morning as he attempted to disperse a large group of people blocking traffic on a residential street, police said. Police said the incident began as the officer was driving near Dale Avenue and Danville Road around 3:20 a.m. There, the officer encountered a large group of people blocking the street, according to police. "He stopped his vehicle and asked them to move so he could pass," police said.  A man emerged from the crowd with a gun and fired several shots into the officer's car, striking him twice, officers said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer's weapon fired twice outside an Overlea party earlier this month, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The officer had stopped near the intersection of Dale Avenue and Danville Road when he encountered a large group of people blocking the street and attempted to drive past when he himself was shot, police said. "We still have not determined the context in which the weapon was fired," said Elise Armacost, a police spokeswoman. She said the officer was not shot with his own weapon, and that police could not say if the officer fired his own weapon.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
Overlea and Western Tech showed early-game jitters in a football game that could have decided the champion in Baltimore County's Division 2A-1A as well as the top seed in the Class 1A North regional playoffs. Both teams fumbled away their initial plays from scrimmage, but Overlea settled down first and got a 28-point jump on the Wolverines en route to a 34-16 victory Saturday at Arbutus Middle School. The visiting Falcons improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the division, and they extended the area's longest active winning streak to 11 games.
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Jacques Kelly | May 4, 2012
The other evening, I sat at Doris Poling's dining room table and we discussed Overlea. A lifelong resident of the Northeast Baltimore neighborhood, she asked what angle I would take in writing about it. After all, it is a quiet, livable residential community crossed by Belair Road and straddling Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Not much happens here, except for the current spring show of lilacs, fresh grass, irises, azaleas and buzzing bees. The place, with its church steeples and old-fashioned walk-to shopping strip, looks like a community out of a holiday train garden.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
Baltimore County police have arrested four people in connection with two separate shootings from earlier this month, including an incident that left a 2-year-old girl injured by shrapnel. In that shooting, on March 3, police say Charles Dante Patterson and Kenneth Alexander Brooks II targeted a 19-year-old man riding in a Dodge minivan in retaliation for the man testifying against their brother in a robbery case. When the van was stopped at the intersection of Kenwood Avenue at Lillian Holt Drive in Overlea, a dark colored vehicle pulled up alongside and someone started shooting, police said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
David A. Dannenfelser III, a World War II naval veteran who later co-founded a Baltimore truck rental business, died Thursday of dementia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 89. The son of a mechanic and a homemaker, David Andrew Dannenfelser was born in Hamilton and raised in Overlea. He attended Polytechnic Institute until his third year, when he left to go to work, family members said. He was 19 years old when he enlisted in the Navy in 1943. He married the former Rose L. Schmidt the same year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2013
William N. Gill Sr., founder of the Village Sub Shop chain that had numerous sites in the city and Baltimore County and later included the Steak & Rib Restaurant, died Saturday of a heart attack at his Lutherville home. He was 82. William Norton Gill Sr., who was born and raised in the former 10th Ward in Baltimore, graduated in 1950 from Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington. He later worked for the old State Roads Commission and was a frozen food salesman. While sitting in a shopping center one day, Mr. Gill realized it would be the perfect location for a pizza shop.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
In the past few months, as Renee Wright prepared to open a bakery in Highlandtown, she fretted that she didn't have a computer for her business - a necessity in today's modern world, she thought. On Saturday, she solved that problem by digging out a.22-caliber pistol she'd stowed away long ago and headed downtown. In what organizers believe was the first event of its kind in the United States, Baltimore residents were offered free Dell laptops Saturday in exchange for firearms - a twist on the more common cash-for-guns exchanges that have proliferated across Maryland and the country in recent years.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2013
A Northeast Baltimore community leader said Wednesday he plans to step down from the city's Board of Elections to run for a state delegate seat. Cory McCray, 30, who lives in Overlea, said he plans to run for the 45th District legislative seat formerly held by Del. Hattie Harrison. In February, Nina R. Harper, 60, was sworn in to succeed Harrison, a Democrat who died Jan. 28 at 84 after nearly 40 years in office. Harper, the executive director of the Oliver Economic Development Corp., was chosen as Harrison's replacement by Baltimore's Democratic State Central Committee and was automatically appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley under the state Constitution.
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March 12, 2013
Members of the Harford County League of Women Voters participated in last week's Women's Suffrage March in Overlea. One hundred years ago this month, suffragettes marched from New York City to Washington, D.C., to petition the government for equal voting rights for women. They stopped in Overlea before continuing their journey. Turnout for the commemorative march was excellent. Pictured are Peg Hill and Elaine Borum representing the Harford County League of Women Voters.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2011
Baltimore City Public Works crews are planning to shut off water temporarily to several dozen households Tuesday in Baltimore County so they can fix a six-inch water main in Overlea. Kurt Kocher, Public Works spokesman, said the water main break near Willowdale and Dale avenues was discovered Monday night. He said workers will not know exactly how many households will lose water service until an inspector determines the extent of the problem, but he estimated it would be no more than 30 judging by the size of the water main.
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July 28, 2011
There was nothing unusual about the faded yellow house on Belair Road. Its inhabitants mostly kept to themselves and were rarely seen outdoors. Only after federal and state investigators raided the site in May did neighbors learn that the building, which billed itself as an Asian massage parlor, actually served as a front for what authorities say was a sex-trafficking ring that forced women to have sex with as many as 15 to 20 men a day. ...
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
Baltimore County police, joined by 40 volunteers, found more skeletal remains of an unidentified man during a search Saturday of woods near Overlea High School. Police do not suspect foul play. A county employee discovered some bones Monday. Police said they have made a tentative identification but are not releasing it until DNA testing is completed. Police suspect that the remains had been there for a significant amount of time and that animals may have scattered the bones, police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
A county employee found skeletal remains near Overlea High School on Monday afternoon, according to Baltimore County police. The remains were discovered at 1:26 p.m. in a wooded area near the school, on Kenwood Avenue, police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said. He said officials from the medical examiner's office removed the remains and will work to determine the person's identity. County homicide detectives were called to the scene. Anyone with information about the remains is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020.
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