Digest

December 17, 2007

Maryland

Thousand lose power to winds

High winds led to power outages for more than 63,000 BGE customers yesterday.

The blustery weather started about 2 a.m., when the first customers began to lose power, said Linda Foy, a spokeswoman for BGE.

She said there could be more outages today because of high winds. The weather forecast called for gusts up to 50 mph.

Between 2 a.m. and 9 p.m. yesterday, 26,615 customers in the greater Baltimore region lost power but had it restored. Another 37,170 were still waiting for their lights to come back on, according to the BGE Web site.

Matthew Dolan

Baltimore

Inmate stabbed at Transitional Center

An inmate at the Maryland Transitional Center in the 900 block of Forrest St. in East Baltimore was stabbed yesterday evening by another inmate and was undergoing treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said a spokeswoman for the state Division of Correction.

It was not known whether a weapon was recovered, what provoked the attack or whether the other inmate had been found.

Shortly before 8 p.m., corrections officers in a housing unit found a 24-year-old inmate bleeding from an upper-body stab wound, said Danielle Wilmsen, the spokeswoman.

The inmate was taken to the hospital and admitted. His condition was not available, but he was expected to survive, the spokeswoman said.

Richard Irwin

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