Sunday, May 19, 2013
The incident at the supermarket was reported at 6:57 p.m. on Sunday.
No one was injured in a fire at Wegmans in Abingdon Sunday, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Fire & EMS Association. Firefighters from Abingdon, Bel Air and Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company were called before 7 p.m. Sunday for a reported working building fire at the supermarket off MD Route 924. According to Gardiner, it was a grease fire that originated in the restaurant area of the supermarket. The blaze was out after 7 p.m., Gardiner said, and crews were investigating to see whether the fire had spread. As of 8:40 p.m. Sunday, a representative from the Abingdon Wegmans said that the store was closed temporarily as a result of the fire.
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By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The public works employees allegedly used the county's gas pumps to fuel their personal vehicles more than 40 times.
Two Port Deposit residents employed by Harford County were charged with theft and scheming after they were suspected of repeatedly stealing gas from Scarboro Landfill, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday. Government officials reported to the sheriff's office that Tracy L. Sexton, 43, and James E. Doran, 46, were using the county fuel pumps at the landfill to gas up their personal vehicles, police said. Both individuals worked for the Harford County Department of Public Works; Doran was employed at the waste disposal center in Street and Sexton with the division of highways, according to Robert Thomas, Harford County Government spokesman. Doran had been a county employee since February 1995 and Sexton, since …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The pedestrian was struck and killed early Wednesday on Pulaski Highway.
An Aberdeen man was struck and killed early Wednesday on U.S. Route 40 in Aberdeen. Aberdeen police responded around 4:50 a.m. on May 15 to the area of Pulaski Highway (Route 40) near Beards Hill Road Extended, according to a department release. Officers arrived to find a man being administered CPR, the release stated. David Robert Brooke Jr., 32, of Walnut Lane in Aberdeen, was hit by a 1996 Chevy Blazer being driven by a 50-year-old Aberdeen man. The Aberdeen Fire Department transported Brooke to Harford Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The driver was uninjured, according to the release. Eastbound Route 40 was shut down for about two hours as police investigated the crash. The investigation was ongoing as of…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Some 1,700 people -- family, friends, policemen and policewomen -- arrive at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial by bike to join thousands of others honoring fallen officers in Washington, D.C.
Led by a caravan of motorcycle cops, an estimated 1,700 people arrived at the national police memorial on their bikes Sunday, part of a week-long series of events to honor more than 19,000 officers lost in the line of duty. The motorcyclists and bicyclists rode beside each other and behind each other, into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and between two 304-foot marble walls etched with the names of officers lost. Among the 321 newly-etched names for the 2013 ceremony were four officers from Maryland, including Harford County sheriff's deputy Cpl. Charles Licato, killed in a car crash while on duty last September. 321 Fallen Law Officers: 'Respect. Honor. Remember.' National Police Week 2013 full schedule of events. The "…
Fallen officers from across the country, including Harford County sheriff's deputy Cpl. Charles Licato, will be honored.
Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and their families will converge on Washington this week for National Police Week 2013, May 12 through May 18. Among the events will be the Annual Candlelight Vigil, now in its 25th year, on Monday, May 13. National Police Week 2013 full schedule of events. National Police Week brings together between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees from departments throughout the United States and internationally. Among those who will be honored is Cpl. Charles Licato, the Harford County sheriff's deputy killed in a crash while on duty last September. "Police Week is super important to recognize the importance and sacrafice of our law enforcement officers, especially our fallen heroes," said Steve Groeninger, …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The accident took place between the CSX railroad Maryland Route 152 and Joppa Road crossings.
UPDATE: (4:35 p.m.)—A man apparently wearing earbuds and walking on a railroad track in Joppa, MD, was struck and killed Thursday by a train that came up from behind him. Police have identified the victim as Kevin Scott Street, 37, of Aberdeen. Around 12:11 p.m., the Street was walking westbound on the CSX railroad tracks between the Maryland Route 152 and Joppa Road crossings, said Edward Hopkins, spokesman with the Harford County Sheriff's Office. At the same time, a train, also headed westbound, came up behind him. Witnesses told police the pedestrian had earbuds or headphones on at the time, Hopkins said. The train blew its horn, but the Street apparently did not initially hear it, Hopkins said. At the last minute, Street turned, but …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Middle River resident Lynn Williams was ordered to pay over $100,000 in restitution in the case.
A former administrative aide at Aberdeen Proving Ground was sentenced to six months in federal prison and ordered to pay $107,493 in restitution on Monday for wire fraud in connection with the misuse of a corporate credit card. Lynn Carol Williams, of Middle River, was also sentenced to serve six months of home detention as part of three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein's office. Williams, 56, worked from October 2007 to February 2011 as an administrative aide at Freestate Challenge Academy, a program run by the Maryland National Guard. According to prosecutors, Williams admitted in a plea agreement that she misused a corporate credit card …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
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By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …