City / County Digest


April 07, 2007

Anne Arundel : Piney Orchard

Sewage spills into waterway

The Anne Arundel County Health Department urged residents yesterday to avoid direct contact with a Piney Orchard waterway after 60,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled from a nearby manhole. The overflow, reported at 9 p.m. Thursday, sent about 1,000 gallons of sewage into Rogue Harbor Branch, located near the near the Little Patuxent River. The Maryland Environmental Service traced the problem to a power outage at the Piney Orchard Wastewater Treatment Facility.


: federal court

Man gets four years for child porn

An Annapolis man who is in the country illegally from El Salvador was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday for possessing pornographic images of minors, including toddlers, on his home computer, federal prosecutors announced. William Villeda, 22, will be deported when he completes his sentence, prosecutors said in a statement. The Maryland U.S. attorney's office said Villeda had downloaded from the Internet hundreds of images of children.

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