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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2013
A Harford County man accused of stabbing his roommate multiple times in a fight over a cellphone Friday has been charged with first degree assault and attempted second degree murder, the sheriff's office said. Antoine Eugene Parker-Washington, 27, from Abingdon was being held on a $500,000 bond following the charges in connection with the stabbing of his roommate, Michael Darren Thomas, 27. Deputies responded to the pair's apartment in the Woodsdale complex shortly before 10 p.m. and found Thomas suffering multiple stab wounds, officials said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 4, 2013
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches will open its first shop in Harford County this week in the Constant Friendship Shopping Center in Abingdon. The shop is slated to open Tuesday, March 5. The company specializes in fresh, quality products and high-speed execution, according to its corporate website. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops was founded in 1983 by 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud in a converted garage in Charleston, Ill. Since its inception, the company has grown to more than 1,500 corporate and franchised locations throughout the United States.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 26, 2013
Firefighters were sent to put out a fire at an Abingdon home early Friday morning that investigators say was caused by a "misplacement of ashes from the fireplace," the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire at the single family home in the 900 block of Harvey Lane was reported shortly after 12:30 a.m. by a neighbor, according to a notice of investigation from the Fire Marshal's Office. The fire was brought under control in five minutes by 11 firefighters who responded from the Abingdon and Joppa-Magnolia volunteer fire companies, the Fire Marshal's Office said.
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SPECIAL TO THE AEGIS | February 26, 2013
During their annual awards banquet Saturday, members of the Abingdon Fire Company took time out to honor the memory of a longtime former chief who died last year. In addition to remembering the late Lewis Espey, who had 58 years of service as a fireman, a memorial candle was lit to also remember his wife, Francis, and George Sills, Albert Kilduff and George Morgan, who also died in the past year. A special Couple Award was also established in the Espeys memory and was presented for the first time to Joe and Ruth Tolliver by Bob Ellis and Shiryl Eller, the Espeys' children.
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January 30, 2013
On Jan. 19, community activist Geneva Pope, of Abingdon, seated in second row holding baby, celebrated her 83rd birthday among family and friends.
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December 27, 2012
The Salon by Debbie Corporation, owners of Spa in The Valley in Hunt Valley and Spa on The Avenue in White Marsh, announced it will open a third spa at the Boulevard at Box Hill, 3491 Merchant Blvd. in Abingdon. Spa on The Boulevard is expected to be the ultimate destination for wellness, beauty and luxurious relaxation and will be the third in a collection of award-winning spas recognized as regional and national leaders in the spa and salon industry. Each Salon by Debbie spa has been recognized for indulgent health and beauty services, soothing interiors and well-educated staff.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | December 23, 2012
Two men who robbed a McDonald's restaurant in Abingdon Friday evening remained at large Sunday morning, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. At about 7 p.m. Friday, two black men entered the McDonald's in the 400 block of Constant Friendship Boulevard and robbed the manager while patrons were eating in the dining room, the sheriff's office said in a news release Sunday morning. One robber, described as a black man, 6 feet tall and wearing all black with white/gray work gloves and a black beanie cap, entered the restaurant and approached the manager.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Catherine G. Votta, a homemaker and retired card shop manager, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Dec. 1 at Stella Maris Hospice. She had lived in the Box Hill section of Abingdon. She was 87. Born Catherine Emery in Baltimore, she grew up near Patterson Park and attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parochial School. Mrs. Votta lived for many years in Cedonia and later moved to Harford County. In 1946, she married Charles Votta Sr., a meat cutter at the old Food Fair grocery chain.
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To the Aegis | November 27, 2012
Del. Glen Glass, a Republican representing southern and eastern Harford County District 34A in the Maryland House of Delegates, recently issued the following statement on the proposed move of the Abingdon Walmart to a site at Route 924 and Plumtree Road: Maryland State Del. Glen Glass (R - Harford, District 34A), announced that he continues to oppose the proposed Wal-Mart relocation at the Plumtree Road and Route 924 intersection. Del. Glass publicly applauded County Executive David Craig's assertion that Wal-Mart could expand at its current location.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2012
A state trooper pulled three people from a burning Lexus early Saturday morning, likely saving the life of one man, police said, while another man and a teenage girl died from their injuries. Police said the crash that set the vehicle ablaze on I-95 at Route 24 near Abingdon might have been caused by road rage. Around 2 a.m. a Lexus, driven by Veney B. Tanner Jr., 31, of Abingdon, was hit by a box truck traveling north on the highway. Off-duty Maryland State Police Cpl. Kevin Watkins came upon the accident just after it had occurred, pulling Tanner and his two passengers out of the car. Watkins performed CPR on an unresponsive Tanner, who was later pronounced dead at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, according to police.
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