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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 21, 2002
Telephone and electrical service was restored to dozens of homes in the Guilford neighborhood yesterday after utility crews repaired cables that had been mistakenly cut. Workers putting in a sprinkler system at a private home on Overhill Road near Charles Street accidentally cut a phone line belonging to Verizon and a 13,000-volt cable belonging to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday. Sandy Arnette, a spokeswoman for Verizon, said 14 customers in the North Baltimore neighborhood were without phone service for about 24 hours.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is asking for its fourth rate increase in as many years, one that would raise distribution charges to residents getting both gas and electric service by nearly $15 a month on average. The utility filed the $185 million request Wednesday with Maryland regulators, who have reduced past requests significantly. BGE said it's in the middle of a multiyear effort to upgrade infrastructure in order to improve service, and it needs to cover its costs. The company wants permission to raise distribution rates - the charge for moving energy to customers - by $6.57 a month on the average residential electric bill and $8.53 a month on the average residential gas bill.
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By Dean Uhler | May 19, 2002
Bob and Sue Locke are planning to have central air conditioning installed in their 55-year-old Cape Cod home. It will be a single-zone system, with the air handler situated in the attic. Their question is whether the central air installation will require them to have their electrical service upgraded. The heating and air-conditioning contractors from whom they've gotten estimates have differing opinions. Their house has gas heat, a gas range, a gas clothes dryer and a gas-fired water heater.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 3, 2013
A senior citizen apartment complex in Abingdon was evacuated early Thursday evening after the building became filled with smoke from a minor electrical fire, Harford County fire officials said. Spokesmen for the Harford County Fire and EMS Association and the Harford County Department of Emergency Services said no one was injured in the fire reported around 5 p.m.; however, some 80 residents were being placed on air conditioned buses at the scene until all the smoke could be cleared from the four-story building run by Catholic Charities in the 3000 block of St. Clair Lane.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson BTC | January 27, 1996
Usually we encourage homeowners to tackle pretty much anything themselves, whether it's sanding floors or repairing damaged plaster or trying to make a basement waterproof. But there are some things you just can't (or shouldn't) do yourself.Case in point: We got a letter from a reader in Baltimore County who wrote, "I have a braided electrical line attached to my house, coming out of an insulator and going around the side and down into the electrical meter. Someone painted it (it's about an inch wide and 1/2 -inch thick)
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | August 29, 1995
Two underground cable failures in Columbia's Town Center knocked out electrical service yesterday to 248 customers, including part of The Mall in Columbia.Service was restored by 4:09 p.m. to all of the commercial and residential customers affected by the outage, said Darcel Guy, a spokeswoman for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.The outage, which occurred at 1:31 p.m., cut electrical service to Hecht's and the shops along the two-level section of the mall leading to the department store, said Rodney Renner, the mall's general manager.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 21, 2002
Telephone and electrical service was restored to dozens of homes in Baltimore's Guilford neighborhood yesterday after utility crews repaired cables that had been mistakenly cut. Workers putting in a sprinkler system at a home on Overhill Road, near Charles Street, accidentally cut a phone line belonging to Verizon and a 13,000-volt cable belonging to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday. Sandy Arnette, a spokeswoman for Verizon, said 14 customers in the North Baltimore neighborhood were without phone service for about 24 hours.
NEWS
May 30, 1991
A line of thunderstorms spawned by yesterday's heat and humidity rumbled across parts of Central Maryland yesterday, toppling trees and power lines in widely scattered areas and knocking out electrical service to about 9,000 homes.Wind gusts reached 42 mph, and more than a half-inch of rain fell in parts of Carroll and Baltimore counties, the areas that appeared hardest hit by the storm.The Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said that the power outages were scattered across much of its system from 7 p.m. on and that work was under way to restore service to about 5,500 customers still without electricity late last night.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1995
A snake slithered into a BGE transformer yesterday and knocked out electrical service to 725 residents in Columbia's Owen Brown village for about a half-hour, a company spokeswoman said.The snake entered a switch gear in the transformer at the intersection of Broken Land Parkway and Cradlerock Way and )) blew out a power line at 12:33 p.m., Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman Darcel Guy said.Service was restored at 1:05 p.m., Ms. Guy said. The snake didnot survive.Police logOakland Mills: 6300 bock of Woodside Court: Officers responding to an alarm found a front window broken at the Emissions Testing Station early Tuesday, police said.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer | January 20, 1995
An unidentified man apparently burned to death early today when the car he was driving on East Cold Spring Lane near Hillen Road went out of control during a heavy downpour and crashed into a utility pole before bursting into flames, said a city traffic police officer.Officer John Dodge of the Traffic Investigation Section said the driver, believed to be a 38-year-old north Baltimore man, was pronounced dead at the scene."We have a tentative identification," said Officer Dodge, "but we're going to rely on dental records to make certain."
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 14, 2013
The Harford County Department of Emergency Services urges Harford County residents to prepare for a squall line of thunderstorms with heavy rain, lightning, hail, high winds and higher tides as a result of a fast moving and severe weather event approaching the region Thursday. As storm moves across the state, Harford County and other areas of Maryland could feel the effects, the county government warned in a news release issued Wednesday. The Harford County Department of Emergency Services recommends residents to prepare for the storm by reviewing their storm survival plan and restocking any needed food, water or other supplies to get them through the storm.
NEWS
August 2, 2012
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and Baltimore MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blake are quite right to draw attention to the need in Baltimore and the nation to reinvest in our failing water systems ("The slow drip of infrastructure crisis," July 31). It is understandable but disappointing that they failed to explain that we - a profligate citizenry and our elected leaders - are largely to blame for decades of deferred maintenance and failure to upgrade to new technology and also that the problems are not confined to our water systems.
NEWS
September 5, 2011
If not for the tone of the answer from Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, I would not have taken time to write. However, during a recent interview on WBAL radio, Mr. Kamenetz was questioned about his conversation with Constellation Energy Group Chief Executive OfficerMayo Shattuck. He was asked by the interviewer, "What did Mr. Shattuck tell you?" Mr. Kamenetz responded, "It's not what he told me, it is what I told him. " So now we have another elected official trying to call the shots for restoring electrical service.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2011
Residents through the region who lack power can pick up food and water in Ellicott City while supplies last, according to federal, state and Howard County officials. Anyone whose electrical service has not been restored will be able to pick up two ready to eat meals known as MREs and three liters of water per family member starting at 9 a.m. at the Dorsey building, 9250 Bendix Road. Distribution will continue until supplies run out or 6 p.m., according to a news release.
NEWS
By P.J. Huffstutter and P.J. Huffstutter,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 8, 2005
GULFPORT, Miss. - At the Sun Suites Hotel yesterday, manager Mike Williams was grateful for small favors. None of the 128 rooms had electricity. A foul smell wafted from a mound of trash six feet tall in the parking lot. The roof was damaged and the elevator shaft had been ripped out in Hurricane Katrina. But yesterday morning, the hotel got water. It wasn't fit to drink - authorities advised boiling it for an hour - but at least when Williams turned on the taps, water flowed. "The water pressure's real good - on the first floor," he said.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2004
Outside New Shiloh Baptist Church yesterday, icy winds were a stinging reminder of why gas and electricity are so important at this time of the year - and inside, close to 500 people were seeking financial assistance to make sure they get back or don't lose the utility services they need to keep warm this winter. Many attending the Baltimore City Energy Expo, held at the West Baltimore church, were close to losing services because of unpaid bills. Some had lost services, as well as the ability to protect their families from the bitter cold.
NEWS
By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | July 30, 1993
A fire, apparently started when a tree limb fell and ripped away electrical wires from the outside of the Maryland Midland Railway company headquarters in Union Bridge, caused extensive damage to the building Wednesday.Union Bridge Fire Chief Dave Nelson said the falling limb caused an electrical short that started the blaze, which took 20 minutes to bring under control.Workers fled the building on North Main Street, the halfway point for the railroad that runs from Glyndon in Baltimore County to Highfield in Washington County and Walkersville to Taneytown.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 3, 2013
A senior citizen apartment complex in Abingdon was evacuated early Thursday evening after the building became filled with smoke from a minor electrical fire, Harford County fire officials said. Spokesmen for the Harford County Fire and EMS Association and the Harford County Department of Emergency Services said no one was injured in the fire reported around 5 p.m.; however, some 80 residents were being placed on air conditioned buses at the scene until all the smoke could be cleared from the four-story building run by Catholic Charities in the 3000 block of St. Clair Lane.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 21, 2002
Telephone and electrical service was restored to dozens of homes in Baltimore's Guilford neighborhood yesterday after utility crews repaired cables that had been mistakenly cut. Workers putting in a sprinkler system at a home on Overhill Road, near Charles Street, accidentally cut a phone line belonging to Verizon and a 13,000-volt cable belonging to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday. Sandy Arnette, a spokeswoman for Verizon, said 14 customers in the North Baltimore neighborhood were without phone service for about 24 hours.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 21, 2002
Telephone and electrical service was restored to dozens of homes in the Guilford neighborhood yesterday after utility crews repaired cables that had been mistakenly cut. Workers putting in a sprinkler system at a private home on Overhill Road near Charles Street accidentally cut a phone line belonging to Verizon and a 13,000-volt cable belonging to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday. Sandy Arnette, a spokeswoman for Verizon, said 14 customers in the North Baltimore neighborhood were without phone service for about 24 hours.
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