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By Mary Gail Hare and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2011
Water that leaked into an underground substation Wednesday morning caused a power outage at the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus downtown and closed at least 40 academic buildings, canceling classes. By 5:30 p.m., power had been fully restored but the university grounds remained closed because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, according to Ed Fishel, spokesman. The medical center and doctors clinical offices, which are on a separate power system, were not affected by the outage.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
The key offensive component to the Orioles' resurgence the past three years has been the ability to hit home runs. They're never out of any game simply because they can change the tone of it with one swing. The Orioles have hit at least 200 home runs in three straight seasons for the first time in franchise history. It's a big part of who they are, but as the club embarks on its second playoff run in three years, there is a question whether their biggest offensive weapon will work in the postseason.
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By Joe Burris and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
The majority of the approximately 500 Baltimore Gas & Electric customers in Baltimore City north of 28th Street between St. Paul Street and Barclay Street who lost power Friday morning have since had their service restored. Repair crews were able to re-establish much of the service by noon, but BGE officials said customers may experience temporary outages until about 5 p.m. as work continues on the affected sites. The restoration process had been delayed when crews struggled to access an underground line.
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By Colin Campbell and Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
An unknown amount of copper wiring was stolen from a BGE substation in Linthicum, causing a power outage that disrupted light rail service from Patapsco Station south to Cromwell Station and BWI Sunday morning, police said. Anne Arundel County police and a BGE representative found wire missing from a live section of two utility structures around 10 a.m. The person who stole it may have serious burns from extreme heat and electricity, police said. The public and area hospitals are asked to be on the lookout for anyone with such injuries.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2011
As many as 300 Verizon customers in West Baltimore lost service Thursday after cables were cut, the company said. The outage to telephone and DSL service affected state government offices, small businesses and residents, Verizon spokeswoman Sandra Arnette said. Service was expected to be restored by midday Friday, she said. Arnette said the damage to equipment in an alley off West North Avenue near Pennsylvania Avenue was the first act of vandalism reported in Baltimore since Sunday, Aug. 7, when members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers began a strike after their contract expired, she said.
BUSINESS
By The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2011
The Sparrows Point steel mill experienced an outage late last week that caused the suspension of both the basic oxygen steelmaking furnace and the blast furnace, Bette Kovach, a spokeswoman for the mill's owner, RG Steel LLC, said Tuesday. Kovach said that customer orders would not be affected and that the plant was working to resume hot metal operations "as soon as possible later this week. " Kovach declined to provide additional details about the incident. RG Steel is a new subsidiary of the Renco Group, owned by financier Ira Rennert, which bought the steel mill from Severstal North America in March as part of a $1.2 billion deal involving three steel mills.
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By Scott Dance | August 13, 2012
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.customers will get opportunities this week to air concerns about extended power outages that followed the deadly derecho storm of June 29. Hearings will be at 7 p.m. each night Monday through Thursday, in the following locations: The joint hearing room of the Department of Legislative Services building, 90 State Circle in Annapolis, on Monday; The Paul C. Wolman Assembly room of the War Memorial Building, 101...
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2010
Officials at Comcast Sunday night said they did not know what caused disruptions in its Internet service to homes and businesses across the region and as far away as Boston but that service had been restored. Comcast spokesman Bob Grove apologized to those affected by the outage and said additional staff were brought in to fix the problem. "Only Internet service has been affected, there are no video or phone issues," he said. Grove said service was restored to users in the 11 p.m. hour.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. workers continued to investigate what caused high-voltage lines to go down outside the city of Annapolis, putting on a light show Thursday night before plunging more than 55,000 customers into darkness. Electricity was restored by 1 a.m. Friday, though work will continue over the weekend, BGE spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said. The transmission lines disconnected about 9 p.m. Thursday from a tower near Bestgate Road and Generals Highway, an area near the Annapolis Mall.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2012
Thousands of BGE customers in Annapolis lost electricity late Thursday morning while the utility company installed new equipment at a substation serving the area, but power was restored in about two hours. "We had to take 5,000 customers out service," said Rachael Lighty, a BGE spokeswoman. "They should have all been restored to service by about 1:20 (p.m.) today. " BGE reported around noon that 3,240 customers were without power in Anne Arundel County, nearly all in the Annapolis area, including downtown.
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BY ALLAN VOUGHT and BRYNA ZUMERavought@theaegis.com bzumer@theaegis.com | April 30, 2014
Harford County emergency officials began bracing for potential flooding Tuesday afternoon, with between 3 to 5 inches of additional rain forecast to fall on the county in the ensuing 24 to 48 hours. Representatives from the Harford County Department of Emergency Services and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency went to the north county area Tuesday afternoon to ask some residents along Little Deer Creek to consider leaving their homes because an earthen dam was in potential danger of being breached.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
Navy's offense is mired in a bit of a dry spell. After scoring 32 goals in a pair of routs of Patriot League foes Holy Cross on March 1 and Lafayette on March 7, the Midshipmen (3-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference) scored just one goal in the first half of an eventual 14-9 loss to Towson on March 11 and twice in a 13-2 thumping by No. 19 Lehigh on Saturday. The sample size is just two games, which may be why coach Rick Sowell did not seem distressed about the offensive woes.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Meteorologists and utility officials cautioned of possible power outages Wednesday night as wind gusts up to 50 mph blow through the region, along with possible thunderstorms and then a burst of cold air. The combination of high winds and saturated soil was expected to down tree limbs and trunks, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials warned. Slightly more than 16,000 BGE customers were without power as of 11 p.m., slightly less than half of them in Baltimore County. The National Weather Service placed Central Maryland under a wind advisory through 11 a.m. Thursday, with sustained winds of 20-30 mph and gusts of 40-50 mph. Wind gusts neared or surpassed 50 mph across the state Wednesday night, including a 53 mph gust at BWI Airport, 51 mph in West Baltimore, 51 mph in Middle River and 46 mph in Westminster.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
A winter that hasn't pulled any punches has started to sock the region again Monday, with as much as 8 inches of snow expected followed by another round or two of single-digit temperatures. As of 5:30 a.m. about an inch has fallen in Reisterstown and the city, according to the National Weather Service. The heaviest snows in the region were expected south of Baltimore as a storm stretching from Colorado to Massachusetts plows across the country. The National Weather Service forecast as much as 10 inches of snow in Southern Maryland, 4 to 8 inches across Central Maryland and lesser amounts toward the Mason-Dixon Line falling Monday, on top of one-tenth inch of ice. The forecast had officials renewing calls for motorists to delay travel and for residents to be prepared for power outages.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Ralph Jaffe, a perennial candidate for governor, said he is suing Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. for $1 billion over a power outage response he called illegally slow. Jaffe said his Pikesville home lost power during the Feb. 5 ice storm and remained out for two days, which he alleges in his suit is a violation of the state's Electricity Service Quality and Reliability Act. He said BGE paid for far too few crews to work on the problem. "The people have to know that the real reason why they suffer is that BGE lowballs the number of crews that they make available, and they take that money saved from the restoration responsibilities and give it to the stockholders," said Jaffe, a volunteer teacher who is running as a Democrat in the state gubernatorial race.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said the last lingering power outages from Wednesday's ice storm and Thursday's winds were repaired overnight. BGE had anticipated that the final several thousand of the 182,000 outages would be fixed by Friday, but the utility said Sunday that some downed lines and other damage affecting small numbers of customers proved difficult to repair. "Our crews were encountering much more damage than expected in some of those cases," said Rachael Lighty, a BGE spokeswoman.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2011
Tens of thousands of homes and businesses along the Reisterstown Road and Liberty Road corridors could be without water service as a result of wind-related power outages Saturday at pumping stations. Spokesman Kurt Kocher said the city public works department is asking residents of north Baltimore and north and northwest Baltimore County to conserve water use until the Pikesville pumping station is back in operation. He said the areas where conservation is needed include Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Mays Chapel, Glyndon and points in between.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 10, 1998
About 400 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers lost power and a dozen traffic lights failed yesterday when an underground electrical cable malfunctioned in East Baltimore.Darcel Guy, a BGE spokeswoman, said power was cut off to the neighborhoods east of Broadway and north of Pratt Street at 3: 42 p.m. when a 4,000-volt cable from the Fells Point substation malfunctioned.She could not say what caused the outage or when power would be restored.The city temporarily replaced the traffic lights with stop signs.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials said they had restored nearly all the outages associated with Wednesday's ice storm by Saturday morning, but were contacting some customers who will enter a fourth day without electricity. Winds weighing on weakened branches added 10,000 outages Wednesday and Thursday nights, on top of those outages that immediately followed the ice storm, for a total of 182,000 outages since early Wednesday morning. Outages had fallen to about 2,800 by 9 a.m. Saturday, most of them in Baltimore and Carroll counties.
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By Scott Dance and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Cloudy skies with high temperatures just below the freezing mark are forecast in the Baltimore area Thursday. Morning lows were expected in the lower 20s, reaching the lower 30s by the afternoon. Northwest winds of 10-15 mph could make it feel like the teens and 20s throughout the day. After an ice storm caused more than 150,000 power outages across the state Wednesday, about half of those households remained without electricity early Thursday morning. Baltimore Gas and Electric officials have warned that some outages may not be repaired until Friday.
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