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By Cheryl Clemens | April 2, 2013
Children's birthday parties at home with cake and games will never go out of style. But if you or your child would like to try something different this year, there's no shortage of specialty sites in the Baltimore area eager to host your celebration. It doesn't matter if your child is an artist, an athlete, an outdoor enthusiast or all three -- there is a specialty party designed just for him or her. Here is a sampling of sites to check out: BALTIMORE COUNTY Abrakadoodle Art Studio 9606 Deereco Road, Timonium 443-841-7171 abrakadoodle.com Bring out the artist in your party guests with themes like Party Pirates, Monet Water Lilies or Castles and Dragons.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
The Baltimore County Department of Public Safety on Thursday morning reported an accident involving an SUV that crashed into the Drumcastle Government Center on York Road in Towson. Officials said there were no major injuries and no one has been transported to the hospital but medics are on the scene assessing one person for injuries. York Road is shut down between Gittings Avenue and Regester Avenue, and motorists should expect delays. Emergency roadwork on northbound Loch Raven Boulevard in Towson at Mussula Road has closed the northbound left traffic lane at 8:52 a.m., DOT said.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
Emergency roadwork has closed the two southbound lanes of York Road between Greenmeadow Drive and Timonium Road in Lutherville-Timonium. Traffic is being routed through the center lane.
ENTERTAINMENT
The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
There's not much better than downing an ice-cold beer on a hot summer day. But how about downing a really inexpensive ice-cold beer on a hot summer day? Yeah, that may be better. For our third annual survey, we again divided the city into four quadrants, called hundreds of Baltimore's biggest, posh-est, smallest and divey-est bars and asked for their best prices on bottles/cans, microbrews and happy hours. We're not against drafts, but we've eliminated that category this year because there wasn't much variation in price across the city.
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December 19, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. Cockeysville Coins were stolen from laundry room machines at three Cockeysville apartment complexes Dec. 10 and Dec. 12 in the 500 block of Lake Vista Circle, unit block of Breezy Tree Court and unit block of Breezy Branch Court. Nutmeg Knoll Court, unit block, between June 18 and Dec. 18 at 10:41 a.m. Christmas decorations, DVDs, VHS tapes and food processor stolen from storage shed after lock was broken.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2012
A southbound lane along part of York Road in Cockeysville is closed after a water main break affected traffic in Cockeysville for the second time this week. The break occurred in the early morning hours Saturday, shutting down the road between Beaver Run Lane and Railroad Avenue. York Road was shut down earlier this week after a water main break. erica.green@baltsun.com .
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The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2011
As of 9 a.m. Monday, traffic was slow on I-695 inner loop at York Road, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic at Perry Hall Road and White Marsh Boulevard in Baltimore County, Orems Road and Compass Road in Baltimore County, and Rossville Boulevard at Pulaski Highway in Baltimore County. Utility repair work is disrupting traffic on Route 140 at Rosewood Lane in Baltimore County. Downed wires are blocking traffic at Route 7 and Old Mountain Road in Harford County.
NEWS
April 18, 2012
The PNC Bank in the 6300 block of York Road was robbed at 2:15 p.m. April 13 by man who implied that he had a gun. Police reports say the man passed note to teller and left with undetermined amount of currency. In addition to this incident, the following were compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. Cockeysville Old Providence Way, 10000 block, between 9 a.m. and 11:15 p.m. April 14. DVDs, CDs, video game system and games, cash and jewelry stolen.
NEWS
October 25, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. Cockeysville York Road at Gibbons Boulevard, 5:32 p.m. Oct. 22. A man between ages 40 and 50, with short black hair, driving a late model gold Jeep SUV with tinted rear windows, followed a car on York Road in Cockeysville and pulled up next to it at Gibbons Boulevard. The Jeep driver fired a shot at the car's driver.
NEWS
August 27, 2012
A 24 year-old adult male was shot Sunday night in the 4700 block of York Road, according to the Baltimore City police department. According to the police report, officers received a call about the shooting at around 9:20 p.m. They arrived to find a man with gunshot wounds to the left arm and left leg. The man, whose identity has not been released, was transported to an area hospital. Police officers are continuing to investigate.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Lumber Liquidators, a hardwood flooring specialty retailer, has opened a store in Timonium, the third in the Baltimore area. The York Road store offers more than 340 varieties of flooring, including laminate, solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork and vinyl wood plank. The chain also sells molding, trim, flooring tools and other related products and says it keeps prices low by working directly with mills. Consumers can try out a variety of floors installed in the store, take home samples and consult with flooring specialists.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Myles R. McComas, a World War II veteran who was the founder and president of Carpet Land, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Manor Care Ruxton. He was 94. The son of Ross McComas and Florence McComas, Myles Ross McComas was born and raised on the family farm in Hampstead. "His formal education ended in the seventh grade at the Fifth District School. It was the Great Depression, and he had to go to work on the family farm," said his son, Michael C. McComas of Hereford.
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By Loni Ingraham | May 15, 2014
Today the Towson Library is an impressive three-story brick and concrete bastion of literacy with a tower-like rotunda, a faux dragon in a faux fish pond, and enough space to accommodate the administrative offices of the Baltimore County Public Library system. The library chalked up 475,495 visits during the last fiscal year. It remains one of the busiest branches in the BCPL system. But in 1936 its beginning was less than propitious. The first borrower was a gentleman who took out a book on taxidermy, according to a history written by Corky Ives, branch manager from 1980 to 1998.
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By Alison Knezevich and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
A man who claimed to be God rammed a stolen landscaping truck into the WMAR television station Tuesday, according to police and employees, barricading himself inside the building for several hours as journalists scrambled to cover their own story from the suburban streets outside. Baltimore County police identified the suspect on Wednesday as Vladimir Mehul Baptiste, 28, of Parkville. Baptiste faces three charges of attempted second-degree murder in addition to charges that include first-degree assault, burglary and malicious destruction of property.
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 12, 2014
Opponents of a proposed retail and student housing development at the corner of York Road and Burke Avenue, 101 York, will take the issue to the streets Thursday during rush hour. Members of the American Legion and the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations will bring signs and hand out fliers at the intersection between 4:30 and 6 p.m., according to Mike Parr, adjutant for the Sons of the American Legion. Parr said the issue is heating up as county officials take the next steps in considering the project, a planned unit development.
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 8, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. A juvenile was arrested and charged with first-degree assault after a road rage incident in Timonium a little after 7 p.m. on April 26, police reports state. According to police, the juvenile, driving a Ford F-150 truck with Pennsylvania tags, was tailgating a car carrying five people and then pointed a BB gun at one of the passengers in the other car. The passenger got out of the car at Ivy Church and Dulaney Valley roads and the juvenile then struck the passenger with his truck, reports state.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
The investigation into a two-alarm fire involving at least four row houses in North Baltimore early Monday morning has closed York Road to traffic, according to the Baltimore Fire Department. The intersection of York and East Cold Spring Lane, at the southwest corner of the city's Richnor Springs neighborhood, is expected to remain closed through the morning rush hour, city emergency officials said. Firefighters responded to the 4600 block of York Road about 3:09 a.m. and found heavy fire coming from a dwelling, the fire department said.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2011
As of 9 a.m., traffic was slow on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway at York Road, due to a collision involving four vehicles. Traffic was slow on northbound I-95 near Washington Boulevard in Baltimore City; northbound Route 10 at the Baltimore Beltway in Anne Arundel County, First Avenue at Melrose Avenue in Anne Arundel County; Conowingo Road at Dublin Road in Darlington; westbound Route 100 at Oakwood Road in Howard County; and on the...
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed in south Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood early Tuesday morning, the third teen killed in the city in a little more than a week. Police did not release any information on potential suspects in the shooting of the boy, identified as Najee Thomas of Baltimore. Police found him inside a home in the 600 block of Roundview Road with a gunshot wound to his head around 1:15 a.m. after being called with a report of a serious shooting.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
Baltimore police announced an arrest in connection with Monday's double-stabbing along York Road, but the identity of the victim remains unclear. A male died in the stabbing, which took place around 8:40 p.m. on April 14 in the 5100 block of York Road. Police Thursday declined to release the name of the victim, saying in a statement the name "has been withheld to further investigative efforts. " Jimy James Jackson, 24, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing.
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