April 1, 2013
Baltimore County officials say a sewer overflow that discharged an estimated 16,800 gallons of waste into a tributary of White Marsh Run was discovered this past week. County health department officials said the tributary flows to the Bird River, and that said the overflow resulted from a vandalized eight-inch sewer line. County utility crews contained the overflow with a pump, but officials said that due to it occurring in a wooded area, between Gunpowder Crossing Lane and Pulaski Highway, the overflow went undetected for two weeks.
March 31, 2013
Perched on a wooded bluff in rural southeastern Carroll County, the old Henryton State Hospital bears silent witness to the ravages of decades of neglect and vandalism. First opened in 1923, the 18-building complex that once housed the sick and handicapped now appears beyond hope of recovery itself. Windows gape. Trees reach to the sky through roofs that have caved in or burned. Graffiti and vines cover stucco and brick walls. Broken glass and beer cans litter the ground, along with debris from the crumbling structures.
February 5, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Park Drive, 100 block, Feb. 2, between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Glass broken out of side door window of residence. Three jewelry boxes, laptop, television, drill, hammer, two screw drivers and pliers stolen. Lucky Leaf Circle, 600 block, Jan. 30, between 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Cash stolen from residence.
December 24, 2012
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, December 27, 1962: Harford Countians awoke to beautifully snow-covered grounds on Christmas morning. Snow began falling before daybreak early in the morning, making it truly a White Christmas. Safe crackers made off with more than $1,000 in cash and merchandise from the Livezey Lumber Company on Route 40 in Aberdeen. The thieves entered the building by breaking two windows in the rear of the building. They proceeded to the second floor where they broke into four different safes.
December 11, 2012
State Sen. Bill Ferguson's car was vandalized overnight, and he said he suspects political enemies are to blame. Ferguson, a first-term Democratic senator representing south and southeast Baltimore, posted a picture on his Facebook page this morning, showing his car badly damaged from what he called "acid. " "Heard I had an opponent next election. Pretty clear its going to be same type of election as last time," Ferguson wrote on his Facebook page. "Last time this happened it was 2 weeks before election day. Not a fun way to start the day, and this time they used acid to destroy my car. " Ferguson said that in 2010, someone dumped food and horse manure on his car. This time, there was also manure on the hood of the car. Ferguson lives in Canton, and said the incident has rattled his family.
November 25, 2012
The historic Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, which lost its longtime curator and was shuttered in September amid an operational reorganization, has in the last month been defaced by graffiti and robbed of its wooden front steps, according to those involved in the museum's revitalization. City officials said they are aware of the damage and recently repainted the museum door, which had been scrawled with mostly illegible writings in marker. They also said they regularly check on the museum and respond to any complaints about its condition.