Johnny O pulls out of Baltimore County executive debate (don’t worry, there are plenty more)

John “Johnny O” Olszewski (left) and Al Redmer. Photos via Facebook.

Much to the ire of a Dundalk civic group, Johnny Olszewski, the Democratic nominee for Baltimore County executive, has backed out of a debate scheduled for this Friday in Dundalk due to a family matter.

Police: Teens steal Jeep, crash it into front of cop car in Dundalk

Photo via National Police Car Archives

A couple Baltimore County teens are currently jailed after police said they stole a Jeep and, when confronted by officers in Dundalk, drove it head-on into a marked patrol car.

Event Pick: The Spring Carnival returns to Eastpoint Mall

Image via Jolly Shows

With some delay, spring is finally here. What better way to usher the warmer weather in than with some fried Oreos, prizes and a lineup of nauseatingly fun thrill rides?

Amazon to Bring Third Baltimore-Area Fulfillment Center – with 1,500 Jobs – to Sparrows Point

Amazon’s fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

While Amazon may not be coming to Port Covington just yet, but the global retail giant is already expanding its footprint in Baltimore.

Baltimore is Getting a New Bus Line from Bayview to Sparrows Point

Photo by Scott218, via Wikimedia Commons

A new MTA line is in the works to get Baltimoreans to and from the growing Tradepoint Atlantic development at Sparrows Point.

Dundalk’s Old Seagram’s Plant Catches Fire for Third Time this Year

A bird’s eye view of the vacant property. Image via Google Street View, from July 2016.

For the second time this summer and third time in 2017, a long-abandoned distillery in Dundalk went up in flames last night.

With Less Funding than Originally Planned, Hogan Authorizes Start of Midge Spraying in Back River

A midge swarm. Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS.

Despite not getting its requested financial buy-in from Baltimore County, the state is moving ahead with a plan to try to eradicate the swarms of midges plaguing communities along the Back River.

Another Fire Hits the Old Seagram’s Distillery in Dundalk

A bird’s eye view of the vacant property. Image via Google Street View.

A vacant distillery in Dundalk went up in flames this morning, adding to a growing list of troubling incidents at the location.

Hogan Prods Kamenetz While Announcing $330K to Fight Midge Swarms on Back River

Waste “digesters” at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

In a breaking point in a standoff over flies between Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the governor’s office now says it will pay to spray a biological insecticide in “hot spots” of the Back River to fight off pesky midge swarms.

Someone Terrorized Essex and Dundalk with a Pellet Gun Last Weekend

Photo of broken glass, via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore County police are looking for one or multiple vandals who went trigger-happy with a pellet gun on parts of East and Southeast Baltimore County last weekend.