Here are the top Baltimore County news stories for this week as reported on Patch.
: The bill passed with an amendment meant to address concerns about public bathrooms. The council adopted language used in similar laws in Howard and Montgomery counties that protects businesses from discrimination lawsuits for setting their own rules governing "facilities that are distinctly private and personal."
Catonsville residents who have concerns about people posing as the opposide sex taking advantage of people in public bathrooms protested the bill outside Councilman Tom Quirk's office this week.
A vehivle crossing into the center turn lane on was the cause of a multi-car collision that left two dead and Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of McDonogh Road and Star Circle in Owings Mills this week.
It's only a matter of time before the program begins, which can allow new zoning code to be written to accomodate historic buildings for current and future uses.
: The area around UMBC, Halethorpe and neighboring communities in the southwest area of the county is one of nine investment areas identified in a new strategic plan released by the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development.