Passenger Dies in White Marsh Blvd. Crash

A head-on collision in Nottingham resulted in the death of 32-year-old woman Emerald Butcher early on Sunday, Nov. 28.

Butcher was a passenger in a blue 2019 Nissan Rogue traveling westbound in an eastbound travel lane of White Marsh Boulevard.

A green 2014 Nissan Rogue was traveling eastbound in the same eastbound lane and the two vehicles collided around 2:30 a.m.

Medics transported Butcher to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

The drivers of both vehicles were also transported to local hospitals for treatment.

Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team investigators continue to investigate the factors that led to the fatal crash.

Police Arrest 8 Members of Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

The Baltimore County Police Department recently concluded a month-long investigation into members of a violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang operating in the Baltimore Metropolitan Region. Police arrested eight members of the organization for violent crimes and other felony charges. Police seized twelve firearms including three “ghost guns” related to the case. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Prince George’s County Police Department supported this operation.

The Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN), which focuses on criminal networks that impact multiple jurisdictions, funded the investigation. “The Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network is an example of the continued collaboration with our law enforcement partners throughout the State of Maryland,” said Police Chief Melissa Hyatt. “I applaud the members of the Baltimore County Police Department along with our law enforcement partners who worked tirelessly to remove these dangerous individuals from the community.”

Defendants arrested:

Shaun A. Grazuties, (42) of Parkville
Dylan M. Conley, (23) of College Park
Joseph Liam, (36)
Mitchell B. Frost, (33) of Nottingham
Tyler E. Dejonge, (32) of Middle River
Lawrence E. Sabin, (51) of Harford County
Joseph R. Liggett, (31) of Howard County
Michail D. Nikolettos, (29) of Harford County

Last Week’s Lottery Winners from Dundalk, Essex & Nottingham

Six people in Maryland, including Dundalk and Nottingham, won prizes of $50,000 from the Maryland Lottery last week. There was also a winnerfrom a store in Essex.

In all, 22 players across the state won or claimed prizes of $10,000 or more, and the Lottery paid more than $30.8 million in prizes in the seven days ending Nov. 14.

Winners of prizes larger than $25,000 must redeem their tickets at the Maryland Lottery Claims Center in Baltimore, which is open by appointment only. Prizes of up to $5,000 can be claimed at any of more than 400 Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) locations. All Maryland Lottery retailers are authorized to cash tickets up to and including $600. More information is available on the How To Claim page of

Here is the weekly roundup of big winners from the area:

Scratch-off Prizes Claimed from Nov. 8-14:

$50,000 Prizes

* Holiday Riches, Cut Rate Liquors, 4039 North Point Boulevard, Dundalk

$10,000 Prizes

Cookies and Cash, Royal Farms #002, 898 South Marlyn Avenue, Essex


· $50,000 ticket sold Nov. 8 at Royal Farms #311, 5361 Nottingham Drive, Nottingham (unclaimed as of Nov. 15)

This Week’s East County Lottery Winners

Here is the weekly roundup of big winners for eastern Baltimore County:

Scratch-off Prizes Claimed From Sept. 27 through Oct. 3:

$50,000 Prizes

· Ca$h Bonus, Royal Farms #311, 5361 Nottingham Drive, Nottingham

$20,000 Prize

· $1,000 Loaded, Wise Avenue BP, 7801 Wise Avenue, Dundalk


· $10,000 Lucky, Perring Sunoco, 2535 Cleanleigh Drive, Parkville

Fast Play and Draw Game Tickets Sold for Drawings From Sept. 27 through Oct. 3:


· $50,015 Ticket sold Sept. 28 at Tobacco 21, 2337 Cleanleigh Drive, Parkville (claimed)


· $16,320 ticket sold Sept. 30 at Horseshoe Pub, 12627 Belair road Kingsville (unclaimed as of Oct. 4)

The Maryland Lottery encourages players to check their tickets by scanning them at any Lottery retailer or with the Lottery’s mobile apps. Draw game winners have 182 days from the date of a drawing to claim their prizes, and scratch-off winners have 182 days from the announced end-of-game date.

Last claim dates for scratch-off tickets are published in the scratch-off section of

Man Buys Winning Scratch-off in Fullerton

The Maryland Lottery announced that a winning $20,200 scratch-off ticket was sold in Fullerton last week. The unidentified man came forward to claim his prize.

“I’ve been looking for this ticket for a long time,” a 39-year-old restaurant employee said while sitting in the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle.

While the specific game that produced the biggest win of his life was a 2020 Cash scratch-off, the Nottingham resident was speaking about the prize he just claimed. “I really felt that I would hit a big one some day and here it is!”

The Baltimore County resident said he discovered his top-prize win as his fiancée bathed their daughter in the next room.

“I was talking with her when I saw the matching numbers and then the prize. I just froze, I couldn’t catch my breath.” She called to him, alarmed that he had stopped the conversation mid-sentence. “She couldn’t come in the room because she had the baby in the tub, but she kept calling my name.” The shocked player found his voice a few moments later. “I told her, ‘This might be big.’ ”

The couple plans to add the winnings to the family’s house down-payment fund. They will soon begin the search for their first new home.

The 2020 Cash scratch-off game, a $20 instant ticket, debuted in November 2019 and has five more $20,200 top prizes to offer players. They can also search for 14 second-tier prizes worth $2,020. The Lottery awarded a $202 bonus to the owners of Belair Liquors at 7631 Belair Road in Fullerton for selling the lucky top-prize winning scratch-off.

Three Scratch-off Winners from Rosedale/Fullerton

The Maryland Lottery announced their weekly winners across Maryland for the week of Aug. 16 through Aug. 22. In eastern Baltimore County, there were local stores that sold $10,000 each in Scratch-off  prizes. Two from the Rosedale area and one from a Fullerton store. There was also a winning RACETRAX ticket sold in Perry Hall. Here are the list of local winners:

 $10,000 Scratch-off Prizes

  • $5,000 Loaded, Paul’s Market, 4571 Ridge Road, Nottingham
  • Bonus Bingo X20, Rosedale Shell, 7514 Pulaski Highway, Rosedale
  • Ruby 6s, Chesaco Crown, 1771 Chesaco Avenue, Rosedale


  • $15,367 ticket sold Aug. 21 at High’s #007, 9414 Scott Moore Way, Perry Hall (claimed)

New Middle School Projects Next on Agenda

Baltimore County broke ground on a new northeast elementary school in Rossville last week. Now it is time to focus on the new middle school projects in the area.

Baltimore County announced that it was going to build a new northeast middle school at Nottingham Park and expand student seating at Pine Grove Middle School to decrease enrollment at Perry Hall Middle for the 2021-22 school year.

Those middle school improvements were announced back in 2017 but have seen delays over the last few years.

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. announced a budget shortfall in early 2019 which delayed the projects.

Next, a construction bill that funded the school projects was introduced in the 2019 General Assembly. That bill passed in the House of Delegates but never received a vote in a Senate committee.

The budget bill finally passed through the House and Senate in 2020, but Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed all budget bills as a result of COVID-19. The bill was passed into law in 2021 when the General Assembly overrode the Governor.

The good news is that the new northeast middle school on King Avenue and Pine Grove Middle renovation projects are fully funded.

The bad news is there is no timetable for construction to begin for the projects. There was hope to have the projects begin soon enough for completion by the start of the 2022-23 school year, but the earliest the school could open is now 2023-24.

Councilman David Marks explained that construction contracts are being prepared for those middle school projects and there are a lot of variables, such as materials and other factors. Marks added he is hopeful the projects will be finalized by the end of this year.

“Had the State Senate passed the Built to Learn Act in 2019, we might have had the project under construction last year. That delayed the project. The county’s part has been fully funded since 2019,” Marks said.

Lottery Winners in Essex, Nottingham, Edgemere

The Maryland Lottery said over 23 players across the state won or claimed prizes of $10,000 or more, and the Lottery paid more than $29 million in prizes in the seven days ending Aug. 1.

Here is the weekly roundup of big winners:

Scratch-off Prizes Claimed From July 26 through Aug. 1 i:

$1 Million Prize

· Money Explosion, Food Lion #1653, 1565 Hyde Park Road in Essex


· $12,000 ticket sold July 27 at Royal Farms #311, 5361 Nottingham Drive, Nottingham (claimed)


· $21,092.70 ticket sold July 27 at Full House Saloon, 2311 Sparrows Point Road, in Edgemere (unclaimed as of Aug. 2)