Weather may be factor in crash that killed couple

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

August 04, 2007

A sightseeing plane that crashed in the mountains of Alaska's Misty Fiords National Monument encountered worsening weather when it went down, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The pilot of the Taquan Air floatplane and four sightseers were killed in the July 24 crash. Authorities recovered the bodies of Joseph Campbell, 56, of Ketchikan, and passengers William and Jeanne Eddy, both 59, who had homes in Jacksonville, Fla., and Baltimore, and Jeanne Eddy's sister, Marianne McManus, 56, and her husband, Paul McManus, 60, of Leicester, Mass. The passengers had been on a weeklong Alaska cruise.

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Anne Arundel

: Davidsonville

Bridge closing delayed 3 weeks

The Maryland State Highway Administration has delayed Monday's planned closure of the Route 214 bridge in Davidsonville for three weeks.

The bridge, which connects Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties, is scheduled to close for a $3 million overhaul.

The new plan calls for it to close Aug. 27 after the morning rush hour and reopen in December, according to the agency.

SHA postponed the bridge closure to work with utility companies to add two traffic signals on Route 424 near U.S. 50.

Sharahn D. Boykin

Baltimore

: North side

Ceremony today opens new park

A vacant lot in North Baltimore's Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood has been transformed into the city's newest park and is set to open today, according to the Department of Recreation and Parks.

The Department of Housing and Community Development bought the property in the 5200 block of Alhambra Ave. and contributed $135,000 toward turning the 0.8-acre lot into Alhambra Park, which includes a playground, pavilion and sidewalks. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for noon today.

Baltimore County

: Rosedale

2 townhouse roofs collapse in storm

Heavy wind and rain caused sections of the roofs of two Rosedale townhomes to collapse shortly after 8 p.m. yesterday, a Baltimore County Fire Department official said.

No one was injured, but the homes in the first block of Serpens Court in the Fontana Village neighborhood were seriously damaged, Lt. Nancy Gill said.

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