By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
Work crews hustled on Labor Day to break down concrete barriers and fencing from the Grand Prix of Baltimore, racing to reopen downtown streets and sidewalks before Tuesday's rush hour and a National Football League pregame concert later this week. By mid-morning, joggers, strollers and cars were pushing through roadway openings that workers had cleared between downtown and Federal Hill, areas that had been closed off for the weekend's auto races. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said streets along the track circuit, which included portions of Pratt, Conway, Russell and Light streets, were scheduled to open one-by-one on Monday and "most roadways affected by the race" were expected to be accessible by 6 a.m. Tuesday.
There's long been reason to question the management of Harford County's volunteer fire and ambulance service. It depends on a substantial annual allocation of taxpayer money and is relied upon to provide a vital public service, yet its decision-making processes have been secretive and often when they become public they appear petty and provincial. These problems increasingly are being pondered by a county government public safety oversight committee, though that committee appears increasingly bogged down in bureaucracy.
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2013
More than 44,000 gallons of sewage spilled near Goucher College in Towson before crews stopped the overflow Monday, Baltimore County public works officials say. Public works officials received a report of sewage odors in the area Aug. 5, and crews tracked the source to a grassy area northwest of the Dulaney Valley and Southerly roads intersection. A root blocking a sewer pipe had caused the overflow, and was cleared Monday afternoon, officials said. The sewage flowed into a grassy area east of Dulaney Valley Road and into Long Quarter Branch.
By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2013
Nearly two months after announcing it would convene a panel to study what it called a "disturbing trend" of declining attendance at NCAA Division I men's lacrosse Championship Weekend, the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association has issued recommendations for solving the problem. The group's white paper, which was submitted to the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Committee on Aug. 3, lists skyrocketing ticket prices (which have nearly doubled in the past seven years, from $60 for an all-session pass in 2006 to $110 in 2013)
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
A pair of water main breaks in the southeast portion of Baltimore County have knocked out water service to nearly 200 people, the Department of Public Works said Wednesday morning. Residents on social media reported streams of water flowing down local streets in Edgemere after a 16-inch main was disrupted about 1:47 a.m. in the 7200 block of North Point Road. About 100 customers have lost water service, and crews remained on scene Wednesday morning, according to the department. About 2:51 a.m., an 8-inch water main was disrupted in the 8400 block of Kavanagh Avenue in Dundalk, knocking water service out for another 80 people, the department said.
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
A family-run crime enterprise carried out a series of high-wire burglaries, swiping entire safes, cracking open ATMs, and cutting power and phone service to businesses before rushing in, according to federal charges unsealed Thursday. But the flashy robberies were a sideshow to the crew's prescription pill dealing at its home base in an auto shop on a dead-end Southwest Baltimore street, authorities allege. The group also is accused of distributing drugs at Lexington Market and smuggling them into a Jessup prison.
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
Maryland State Police divers resumed their search for survivors or victims in the small plane crash a half-mile off the shore of Ocean City . Members of the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting in the Monday's off-shore search, said Boatswain's Mate Second Class officer Jeffrey Jonsson of Coast Guard Station Ocean City . "They are searching for a possible downed plane with two persons onboard," Jonsson said. State Police spokesman Sgt. Marc Black said divers went back into the water at 8:50 a.m. "to attempt to make recovery of any victims that may be in that aircraft.
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
Last Wednesday, at the company's Investor Day , Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank ended his opening statement by urging those in attendance to clap if they felt so compelled. There were, indeed, moments that inspired people in the crowd to bring their hands together. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady showed up. An adorable video featuring young athletes was shown. Jeremy Piven appeared in a rousing speech about what Baltimore means. Models walked the stage wearing new products. At other times, though, Under Armour officials were left to provide their own celebratory punctuation, saying, “Wasn't that cool?
June 10, 2013
Among the 81 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received during the period June 2-9 were the following: Hammonds Ferry Road at Railway Avenue, 7:58 p.m. June 7. Crews from the Lansdowne, Arbutus, English Consul and Violetville volunteer stations and Catonsville, Dundalk, Halethorpe and Westview career stations responded to the report of a train derailment in Lansdowne. Several CSX railway cars were found to be derailed. No hazards or injuries reported.
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
A stream flowing through Wyman Park turned bright pink, then lime green Thursday as city crews attempted to pinpoint with dye a break in a sewage pipe that officials estimate has spilled tens of thousands of gallons of untreated human waste into the tributary of the Jones Falls. The Public Works Department sent crews to check out Stony Run near 39th Street shortly after a suspected sewage leak was reported about 10:30 a.m., said department spokesman Kurt Kocher. As part of their investigation, they put a red dye into the sewer line to help them spot the leak.
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