Man dies in single-car accident in Baltimore County

April 11, 2010

An unidentified man died Friday night in a single-car accident at Eastern Boulevard and Diamond Point Road in Eastpoint. Baltimore County police said the man was eastbound on Eastern Boulevard at 10:08 p.m when his car veered off the right side of the road and hit a fence. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, also unidentified, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, police said.

- Rob Kasper

Md. House OKs bill requiring more use of solar energy
The House of Delegates voted 109-31 Saturday to require utilities to buy more of their power from solar energy sources. The measure also increases payments utilities would make for not meeting the requirements. The Senate has passed similar legislation, but the two chambers will have to work out some differences. The House bill would let companies purchase a smaller percentage of solar energy and pay smaller penalties. Supporters say it's important to increase the use of solar energy to drive down energy prices. But opponents contend it will pass on additional costs to citizens and small businesses.

- Associated Press

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