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Lynn Faulkner and her daughter Sophia were having lunch on a snow day at Panera Bread restaurant in Abingdon just before noon Wednesday when Sophia heard what she thought was glass breaking.

Then the 15-year-old turned and saw a sheriff's deputy shot in the head. She said she froze as she tried...

Posted: 2016-02-11

Lynn Faulkner and her daughter Sophia were having lunch on a snow day at Panera Bread restaurant in Abingdon just before noon Wednesday when Sophia heard what she thought was glass breaking.

Then the 15-year-old turned and saw a sheriff's deputy shot in the head. She said she froze as she tried...

Posted: 2016-02-11

Two longtime Harford County sheriff's deputies were shot to death in broad daylight Wednesday at a busy shopping center by a man officials believe was targeting police, according to authorities.

The 68-year-old suspect, whom officials described as a vagrant, was also killed in the confrontation...

Posted: 2016-02-11

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement in response to the violence that resulted in the deaths of two Harford County sheriff's deputies this afternoon in Abingdon:

"Anytime law enforcement or first responders lose their lives in the line of duty, it is a tragedy and today's violence...

Posted: 2016-02-11
Two Harford County Sheriff's deputies have succumbed to their injuries after shootings at an Abingdon shopping center, officials said.
Posted: 2016-02-11

Two Harford County sheriff’s deputies have died after a shooting both inside and near a restaurant in Abingdon late Wednesday morning, the head of the department said.

Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler didn't immediately identify the officers, and asked for "respect and patience during this difficult time...

Posted: 2016-02-10

Two Harford County sheriff’s deputies have died after a shooting both inside and near a restaurant in Abingdon late Wednesday morning, the head of the department said.

Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler didn't immediately identify the officers, and asked for "respect and patience during this difficult time...

Posted: 2016-02-10

An eyewitness describes what she saw at a shooting involving Harford County sheriffs in Abingdon Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Posted: 2016-02-10

Motorists traveling in Harford County should expect delays in the Abington area leading into the evening commute.

Maryland 924, which leads from Interstate 95 toward Bel Air, is closed to northbound traffic near the Boulevard at Box Hill shopping plaza. 

Emmorton Road is shut down at the primary...

Posted: 2016-02-10

A light overnight dusting of snow, coupled with freezing leftover melt from Tuesday's storm, forced the cancellation of classes for students in Harford County Public Schools Wednesday.

HCPS announced shortly after 5 a.m. at that schools would be closed with code blue employees reporting at 11 a.m....

Posted: 2016-02-10

For Chief Teresa Walter, being the head of Havre de Grace law enforcement means getting the chance to help people solve their problems, in a town that comes together like few others.

"I really do enjoy it. It's a very good community," Walter, who is starting her 11th year as Havre de Grace's police...

Posted: 2016-02-10

The top five finalists for Harford County's 2016 Teacher of the Year award have been released, with the winner to be announced next month.

The finalists are: Amy Beighley, Darlington Elementary School special education teacher; Sharalyn Heinly, North Harford Middle School mathematics teacher, Grade...

Posted: 2016-02-10

The top five finalists for Harford County's 2016 Teacher of the Year award have been released, with the winner to be announced next month.

The finalists are: Amy Beighley, Darlington Elementary School special education teacher; Sharalyn Heinly, North Harford Middle School mathematics teacher, Grade...

Posted: 2016-02-10

Folks gathered in downtown Havre de Grace Tuesday evening to help celebrate Mardi with the 9th annual Havre de Grace Mardi Gras parade organized by the city's Office of Tourism.

Posted: 2016-02-10

Harford County Public Schools lifted its ban Monday on field trips and other school-related travel to Baltimore City, Superintendent of Schools Barbara Canavan said in a statement released shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday.

The announcement came a week after continuing criticism from elected officials...

Posted: 2016-02-10
Thousands of area students got another day off because of the snow, but it may have come at a price.
Posted: 2016-02-09
Advocates in Harford County said they are fighting a heroin problem.
Posted: 2016-02-09

Harford County succeeded in selling $40 million in general obligation bonds Tuesday morning for what county officials said is a historically low interest rate.

The sale was re-scheduled from Jan. 26 because of the blizzard the previous weekend.

"We sold $40 million in General Obligation Bonds today...

Posted: 2016-02-09

Harford County succeeded in selling $40 million in general obligation bonds Tuesday morning for what county officials said is a historically low interest rate.

The sale was re-scheduled from Jan. 26 because of the blizzard the previous weekend.

"We sold $40 million in General Obligation Bonds today...

Posted: 2016-02-09

Firearms dealer Bill Murphy, who runs Talbot Arms, in Sherwood, Talbot County, was a first-time vendor at this weekend's 56th annual Bel Air Gun Show at the Bel Air Armory, and said he'll definitely be returning.

He and several other vendors said many of the estimated 3,000-plus visitors who strolled...

Posted: 2016-02-09

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health's first public forum on its plans for a new medical campus drew questions about community security, ambulance coordination and the economic impact to Havre de Grace of a vacant Harford Memorial Hospital, among other topics.

In addition to the development...

Posted: 2016-02-09
Aberdeen police have arrested a man in connection with a gas station robbery in November.
Posted: 2016-02-09
Harford County school officials confirmed Monday that they have lifted their ban on field trips and other school-related travel into Baltimore City.
Posted: 2016-02-09

The fourth seat on the Aberdeen City Council is still vacant, though the mayor said he hopes to have another nomination at the next meeting.

Also vacant is the city manager position, and it's likely to be a lot longer before that slot is filled, according to a timeline the mayor proposed at Monday...

Posted: 2016-02-09

The winter's second snowfall barely covered Harford County by Tuesday morning, forcing schools to be closed but posing little problems on the roads for morning commuters.

What began as rain on Monday night finally converted to all snow before daybreak Tuesday, as temperatures hovered around freezing...

Posted: 2016-02-09

The winter's second snowfall barely covered Harford County by Tuesday morning, forcing schools to be closed but posing little problems on the roads for morning commuters.

What began as rain on Monday night finally converted to all snow before daybreak Tuesday, as temperatures hovered around freezing...

Posted: 2016-02-09

As part of its HarfordNext master plan launched Monday, Harford County's administration wants to look at the impacts of current or potential growth on several areas that have been the center of controversy for decades over development issues.

Consideration would be given to how the areas along...

Posted: 2016-02-09

Harford County Public Schools, in the face of criticism and questions from elected officials, lifted its ban Monday on field trips and other school-related travel to Baltimore City, Barbara Canavan, superintendent of schools, said in a statement released shortly after 5 p.m.

The ban, described...

Posted: 2016-02-08

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company capped off what its outgoing president said was a busy and stressful year in 2015 by recognizing its members' achievements at Saturday night's annual banquet.

"This had to be the hardest working year and most stressful year this company has ever had, and if...

Posted: 2016-02-08

Harford County will make another try at selling $40 million of public improvement bonds Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, with most of the money going to projects that are already under way.

The bond sale had been scheduled for Jan. 26 but was postponed because the county was still digging out from the...

Posted: 2016-02-08

The Bel Air Police Department said it is investigating a rash of thefts this weekend from parked vehicles in two neighborhoods that included a loaded handgun.

According to a post by BAPD Chief Chuck Moore on the Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland webpage the thefts occurred in Shamrock Park and Major’s...

Posted: 2016-02-08

Havre de Grace Councilwoman Monica Worrell wants people to suggest ideas for a new city activity to replace the Seafood Festival after the three-decade-old summer event was rejected by the council in December.

Worrell said she asked the city administration director to invite key players to a meeting...

Posted: 2016-02-07

The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board has denied a bid by two former employees of the defunct Division of Environmental Services to regain county government employment. They were terminated last year after solid waste and landfill services were outsourced to a contractor.

The three-member...

Posted: 2016-02-07

Photos during the 56th annual Bel Air Gun Show, sponsored by the Harford County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Bel Air Armory.

Posted: 2016-02-06

Havre de Grace city leaders have reserved any strong opinions about University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health's new hospital plans, saying they support the overall vision, but more dialogue and community input are needed.

Hospital officials announced last week they want to build a hybrid medical...

Posted: 2016-02-06

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health will hold two community meetings in Havre de Grace this month to enable residents to learn more about the plans to develop a new medical campus in Havre de Grace near the Route 155 and I-95 interchange.

Meetings will be held Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m....

Posted: 2016-02-06

Kate Bergstrom was home alone with her toddler when the allergic reaction began.

Her throat started to swell. It became difficult to breathe. There was no one else to help her.

As precious seconds ticked by, the Baltimore County woman reached for her cellphone and tapped 911.

But when the call...

Posted: 2016-02-06

Operating out of rapidly erected labs or in borrowed space in hospitals, a specialized Army team from Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground showed how quickly they could diagnose infection with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.

Almost a year after that deployment, soldiers with the 1st Area Medical...

Posted: 2016-02-06

Harford County's school sytem has banned field trips to Baltimore indefinitely, citing safety concerns following the unrest over the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent trials of police officers charged in his death.

City leaders called the decision misguided and ill-informed, saying it denies...

Posted: 2016-02-06
Police in Aberdeen have arrested a 73-year-old man in connection with a stabbing Thursday night.
Posted: 2016-02-05

After nearly 10 years of serving Aberdeen as city manager, Doug Miller will take over the top spot in the Ocean City government Monday, when he begins working as the resort's city manager.

It's a big jump in responsibility for Miller in terms of the number of employees he's in charge of and the...

Posted: 2016-02-05

A 55-year-old man is in critical condition and another charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Aberdeen Thursday night, Aberdeen Police reported.

Officers responded at 10:55 p.m. to the 900 block of Avon Drive, near George D. Lisby Elementary School at Hillsdale, where they found...

Posted: 2016-02-05

Carrying their overnight gear, Girl Scout troops started arriving at Harford Mall around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, all ready for a night of badge work, a dance party and shopping as part of the 41st annual Harford County Junior Mall Lock-In.

The girls talked, as they settled in, excitedly about the...

Posted: 2016-02-05

Havre de Grace native Ben Getz is starring in an independent werewolf film, "Uncaged," which was released online this week.

Getz, 22, graduated from New York University with a degree in theater in the spring of 2015 and is working to become a full-time actor.

The New York City resident has had...

Posted: 2016-02-05

An Aberdeen man was charged Wednesday with attempted murder following a domestic incident, Aberdeen Police said.

Staff from University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air contacted Aberdeen police around 2 a.m. Wednesday to report an injured domestic violence victim.

Police responded...

Posted: 2016-02-05

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman's administration is set to unveil a draft of a new county master plan which it says is appropriately called HarfordNext.

The draft will be posted Monday morning on the county's website, www.harfordcountymd.gov/660/HarfordNEXT.

What is HarfordNext? According...

Posted: 2016-02-05

The 56th annual Bel Air Gun Show will be held today (Friday) through Sunday at the Bel Air Armory at 37 N. Main St.

The show is arguably the biggest winter event in Bel Air and is expected to draw thousands of people of all ages.

The show is sponsored by the Harford County Chapter of the Izaak...

Posted: 2016-02-05

Earl Lowe and Eric Johns stood next to a giant washing machine and began to load in hundreds of bras, donated as part of Katie Walls' Bras for a Cause, and once they were clean, the undergarments would be distributed among women's shelters as part of a charity drive that would raise money and awareness...

Posted: 2016-02-05

On their first day back after a week off for snow days, the Fallston and Harford Tech indoor track teams were told at the last minute Monday that Harford County Public Schools would not allow them to travel to Baltimore that day for a regional meet and a chance to qualify for the state meet.

The...

Posted: 2016-02-05
Two Harford County teenage sisters reported missing Thursday were found safe.
Posted: 2016-02-05