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January 4, 2012
Jessica and Patrick Sharp, of North Laurel, announce the birth of their son, Elliott Joseph Sharp, on Dec. 12, 2011 at 2:06 a.m. He weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and is the baby brother of Samantha. Grandparents are Paul and Marilyn Johnson, of North Laurel; Sheryl Browning, of Columbia; and Lennie Sharp, of Ellicott City.
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June 13, 2013
How would you feel if you were told without warning that you had one year to move out of your home without any sort of compensation money? Would you still be as angry if you were then told that your property was being taken in order to build a homelessness and drug addiction rehabilitation center? This was the dilemma that arose on Nov. 29, 2012, at a local trailer park off of Route 1. A meeting was held to alert the residents of Beechcrest Mobile Home Park that Howard County Housing, in association with the Volunteers of America organization, was claiming their land in order to build a homelessness, substance abuse, and unemployment recovery center.
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February 28, 2013
Police report four incidents in the past two weeks during which packages or goods delivered to the front of homes in Towson have been stolen in the afternoon hours. According to police reports, on Feb. 14, between 1:30 and 5 p.m., a package containing a men's LLBean jacket and an Edible Arrangement were stolen from two different homes on Picadilly Road. Then, on Feb. 21, betweem 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., a FedEx package was taken from a house in the 6900 block of Bellona Avenue. Yesterday, a box from Amazon containing children's toys delivered by UPS to Murdock Road was stolen at around 3 p.m. Lt. Randy Guraleczka, of the Towson Precinct, said police are asking residents to keep an eye out for suspicious persons on their neighbors' properties and to call 911 if they witness suspicious activity.
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By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 8, 2010
Water had been restored to all Baltimore County residents by Thursday afternoon after a power outage to a pumping station interrupted service Wednesday, according to city and county officials. Residents and businesses whose running water was restored overnight had been urged to conserve water earlier Thursday. Most of the customers from Lake Avenue in Baltimore to Sparks who were affected by Wednesday's outage, caused by an electrical fire in the power lines leading to the Hillen Road pumping station, should have had some running water this morning, according to Baltimore's Department of Public Works.
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March 8, 2012
Here's some recent front-page news: County Executive John Leopold indicted on corruption charges alleging he used county employees to arrange sexual liaisons, pick up campaign checks, investigate political opponents and run personal errands. A county councilman imprisoned for federal tax evasion. Another county councilman using racial slurs during public testimony. A county council unable to select a replacement for a vacant seat leaves thousands of voters without representation.
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June 5, 2012
Two local residents are among those who will help the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland reach new fundraising heights this week when they rappel off a building in downtown Baltimore for the foundation's third annual Rappel for Kidney Health event. The fundraiser will take place Saturday, June 9, at the 32-story Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Barbara Case, of Timonium, is a pediatric nephrology nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who said she put the rappelling challenge on her "to do" list last year after watching others at the event.
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February 26, 2012
Baltimore County Council members have finally approved legislation to require the county to post preliminary plans for "Planned Unit Developments" online ("Balto. Co. Council OKs PUD reform" Feb. 22). It's about time. Such projects allow developers to get around certain zoning restrictions by offering defined benefits to the community. In the matter of Mays Chapel Park, the council has decided to usurp the dedicated Recreation and Parks property for the construction of an elementary school without the opportunity for public comment.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | April 22, 2013
The bad news is that the smaller of the two lakes that make up Laurel Lakes is almost filled in with trees, bushes, cattails and other shrubbery. Only a small portion of that upper lake, near Oxford Street, has a section of water visible from the decks of the surrounding town houses along its banks. The good news is that some time next year, Prince George's County officials, who have authority over the water in the lakes, plan to dredge the upper lake, something many local residents have been calling for over the past 10 years.
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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 Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
In the past few months, as Renee Wright prepared to open a bakery in Highlandtown, she fretted that she didn't have a computer for her business - a necessity in today's modern world, she thought. On Saturday, she solved that problem by digging out a.22-caliber pistol she'd stowed away long ago and headed downtown. In what organizers believe was the first event of its kind in the United States, Baltimore residents were offered free Dell laptops Saturday in exchange for firearms - a twist on the more common cash-for-guns exchanges that have proliferated across Maryland and the country in recent years.
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