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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
Brie Daugherty doesn't object to the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. replacing a gas line in her Arbutus neighborhood. It's the flooded basement - courtesy of a sewer line broken by a BGE contractor - that bothers her. "Obviously the infrastructure needs to be replaced, I'm not doubting that," she said. "And I have no problem helping to pay for it. I do have a problem helping to pay for that when my house is damaged and it's like pulling nails to get it fixed. " She's not the only aggravated utility customer.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A fire badly damaged a recently-renovated building at Sagamore Farm in northern Baltimore County Monday night into Tuesday, the farm's management and Baltimore County fire officials said. The fire, which occurred in the 3500 block of Belmont Avenue in Reisterstown, began around 11:28 p.m. Monday and was under control by 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, Baltimore County fire officials said in a statement. Tom Mullikin, manager of Sagamore Farm - which is owned by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank - said in a statement the fire took place at "our newly constructed employee quarters" and caused "significant" damage.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | September 2, 1994
State police arrested a 33-year-old Fallston man on charges in connection with several incidents of property damage in a Fallston neighborhood late Wednesday.Police charged Timothy Hughes of Lamar Court with three counts of hit-and-run driving involving property damage, one count of driving while intoxicated and one count of possession of marijuana.Troopers said Mr. Hughes drove his 1986 Honda Accord onto a lawn and into a driveway in the 2100 block of Lamar Court about 10 p.m. Wednesday.
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June 28, 2014
Well, I guess it is congratulations to Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Cathy Bevins in winning the Democratic primary election in District 6 ("Two Balto. Co. councilman lose seats in election," June 25)! Her campaign commitments of "your priorities are my priorities," public safety and protecting our children, "answering seniors' calls for help," "quality of life issues for local residents" and "being the true voice of the people" allow her to come out on top despite all of the mudslinging.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
A man in Carroll County was checking his mailbox Wednesday afternoon when he discovered a pipe bomb, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said. The man was not injured. The mailbox was described as "rural," in the 3800 block of McMullen Road in Taneytown, the fire marshal said. The home's owner, James A. Sandel, found the bomb about 4:15 p.m. and called 911. The bomb was disposed of, and McMullen Road was closed for about five hours. Anyone with information about who placed the bomb in the mailbox is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 410-859-7152.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Sun Staff Writer | February 25, 1995
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. has sued more than 50 insurance companies that used to insure its natural gas conversion complex in South Baltimore, asking a Baltimore County court to order the insurers to pay past and future costs for the environmental monitoring of the site.The defendants include syndicates organized by Lloyd's of London and a raft of domestic insurers including Baltimore-based USF&G Corp.A USF&G spokeswoman said that she was unfamiliar with the suit and that the company's expert on it was not immediately available.
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May 8, 2009
A middle-of-group rowhouse in West Baltimore was damaged in a fire Thursday morning. Fire authorities reported that no one was injured in the one-alarm blaze, which occurred in the 3000 block of Arunah Ave. about 7 a.m. An estimate on the property damage was not immediately available. Victoria Dillard, 19, was sleeping in the basement with a friend and her 2-year-old son when the fire broke out and they fled. Four other people in the house also escaped without injury. "I woke up, grabbed my son, and I went upstairs and started screaming," Dillard said.
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By HEARST NEWS SERVICE | June 19, 1997
WASHINGTON - It was 25 years ago today that Hurricane Agnes raged up the East Coast, taking 122 lives and forcing 210,000 people to flee their homes in what was then the most costly natural disaster in the nation's history.During its four-day march from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, Agnes devastated six states. Property damage exceeded $3.2 billion, and the entire state of Pennsylvania was declared a disaster area.If a hurricane like Agnes came ashore in 1997, meteorologists say property damage would be much worse but more lives would be saved.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2010
A gas line ruptured by a contractor Wednesday morning near the Apple Ford dealership in Columbia caused a fire, but no injuries or property damage, according to Howard County fire and BGE officials. Jacqueline Cutler, a department spokeswoman, said the line broke around 10:30 a.m. and a fire resulted. Linda Foy of BGE said electrical power was shut off to 17 businesses along Stanford Road so crews could find the source of the gas, end the fire and make repairs. By Wednesday night, the source of the leak was located and that crews hoped to complete repairs overnight, said BGE spokesman Robert L. Gould.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Staff Writer | January 16, 1994
The number of incidents of property damage in Harford schools was down 9 percent for the 1992-1993 school year from the previous year, and the net cost of property lost or destroyed reached a five-year low, according a recent report by the Board of Education.There were 401 cases of property damage last school year, as compared with 441 in 1991-1992. School officials say the $43,743 cost of repairing or replacing the damaged or missing material in 1992-1993 was $15,246 less than the year before and $16,787 less than five years ago.The report included property that was damaged, missing or vandalized.
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January 20, 2014
Regarding your recent story on the debate over the future of the city's liquor stores under the proposed new zoning code ("Key councilman says city shouldn't zone longtime liquor stores out of business," Jan. 13), I would like to clarify that I believe the current proposal requiring stores in primarily residential neighborhoods to stop selling liquor in those neighborhoods and stores with "tavern" licenses to actually function as taverns rather than as seven-day-a-week liquor stores is reasonable and in line with what cities have done for generations in terms of using planning and zoning to help control placement of, and consequences associated with, alcohol outlets.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
Brie Daugherty doesn't object to the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. replacing a gas line in her Arbutus neighborhood. It's the flooded basement - courtesy of a sewer line broken by a BGE contractor - that bothers her. "Obviously the infrastructure needs to be replaced, I'm not doubting that," she said. "And I have no problem helping to pay for it. I do have a problem helping to pay for that when my house is damaged and it's like pulling nails to get it fixed. " She's not the only aggravated utility customer.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2013
Amid criticism of a nearly $8 million projected shortfall in their overtime budget, Baltimore police say they have found one solution to troubling staffing shortages: a new unit that handles some 911 calls by phone so patrol officers can concentrate on emergencies. The Telephone Reporting Unit carries an additional benefit, police say. Officers restricted from street duties by injuries or health problems can use their experience to handle many calls, including those about property damage or stolen vehicles.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
One man and three teenage boys have been arrested by police in Sykesville after patrons dining outdoors at a restaurant had a homemade explosive device thrown in their direction from a moving vehicle Wednesday night, the Maryland State Fire Marshal announced Friday. The "soda bottle bomb," a device that explodes after pressure builds up from chemicals placed in an ordinary plastic soda bottle, was launched from the Ford Escape about 9:30 p.m., landing within feet of two diners eating on the outdoor patio of E.W. Beck's restaurant in the 7500 block of the town's Main Street, the fire marshal said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
A man in Carroll County was checking his mailbox Wednesday afternoon when he discovered a pipe bomb, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said. The man was not injured. The mailbox was described as "rural," in the 3800 block of McMullen Road in Taneytown, the fire marshal said. The home's owner, James A. Sandel, found the bomb about 4:15 p.m. and called 911. The bomb was disposed of, and McMullen Road was closed for about five hours. Anyone with information about who placed the bomb in the mailbox is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 410-859-7152.
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February 26, 2013
At about 6:15 p.m. Monday, Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barrack received several phone calls from bystanders at the Burger King at 2110 Emmorton Road in Bel Air who reported a shooting had occurred. Troopers and Harford County sheriff's deputies immediately responded. Upon arrival, troopers and deputies quickly canvassed the scene and determined that no one was injured, according to state police. There was no evidence of shell casings at the scene, nor were there signs of any property damage, state police reported.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | November 10, 1991
The mining industry's legal challenge to a law that protects residents from mining damage to their property is premature, the state Attorney General's Office has said."
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February 26, 2013
At about 6:15 p.m. Monday, Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barrack received several phone calls from bystanders at the Burger King at 2110 Emmorton Road in Bel Air who reported a shooting had occurred. Troopers and Harford County sheriff's deputies immediately responded. Upon arrival, troopers and deputies quickly canvassed the scene and determined that no one was injured, according to state police. There was no evidence of shell casings at the scene, nor were there signs of any property damage, state police reported.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2013
Bob Johnston was giving his 21-month-old son, T.J., a bath in his home on Windsor Mill Road in Franklintown the night of Dec. 18 when he felt "a god-awful shaking" and looked outside. Three lawns away, a large van had crashed into a neighbor's home. In Johnston's front yard, a small tree decorated for Christmas was in disarray. "I saw all the balls that my wife put on the tree on the ground, and I thought, 'He went right through the yard,'" Johnston said. The van, registered to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, had actually driven through three yards, gone airborne off a 6-foot embankment and clipped the home of Samuel Johnson, who said he heard "a loud boom along with a lot of screeching" before he jumped off his couch and ran toward the rear of his home.
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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
More than 10,000 homes in the metro Baltimore region -- valued at a total of $3.5 billion -- are at risk for potential storm-surge damage, according to housing market analysis firm  CoreLogic.  "Hurricane-driven storm-surge flooding can cause significant property damage when high winds and low pressure causes water to amass inside the storm, releasing a powerful rush over land when the hurricane moves on shore," said CoreLogic, which made...
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