Erika Butler

Writer

Erika Butler joined The Aegis as a reporter in 1994, just a few months out of college. She has served as an editor since the late 1990s, first of The Record, then coordinating news and later features, which she does today. Erika has covered just about every county government meeting in her 20 years and written on hundreds of different topics of interest to Harford County residents. She has lived in most of her life in Harford County, growing up in Fallston then living in various places in Bel Air. Erika is married with two children and enjoys running and reading.

Recent Articles

  • Three injured after argument while drinking becomes physical, police say

    Three injured after argument while drinking becomes physical, police say

    One man was arrested following an argument the turned physical among three people who were drinking Friday night, the Harford Sheriff’s Office said. Just after 7 p.m. Friday, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 1900 block of Sidnee Drive in Edgewood for a report of a stabbing....

  • Heroin: The top story of 2017 in Harford County

    Heroin: The top story of 2017 in Harford County

    The heroin epidemic continued to plague Harford County in 2017 and just 45 minutes into the new year recorded its first fatal overdose. By mid-August, with 59 heroin and opioid-related deaths and still four months to go in 2017, Harford surpassed its 2016 fatal overdose total of 56. By mid-December,...

  • No deal on Aberdeen stadium as year ends, but talks continue, city officials say

    No deal on Aberdeen stadium as year ends, but talks continue, city officials say

    The City of Aberdeen will assume responsibility for overseeing non-baseball events at Ripken Stadium beginning Monday, when control reverts to concession agreement signed in 2001, city officials said. The decision comes amid continued negotiations with two groups for a long-term management deal...

  • 2017 brought another 'Day of Horror'

    2017 brought another 'Day of Horror'

    It happened in a matter of minutes. As the workday began Oct. 18 at Advanced Granite Solutions in Edgewood, Radee Labeeb Prince called his co-workers around him, then allegedly opened fire with a handgun and killed three of them. Two others were critically injured. The shooting set off a 10-hour,...

  • Readers' favorites in 2017

    Readers' favorites in 2017

    With a new year just around the corner, it’s time to look at what were the most popular stories or content in The Aegis, found either in print or online, or both. Many of those popular items involved Harford high school students — six of the top 10 and eight of the top 25 most-viewed stories at...

  • Havre de Grace prepping for annual Duck Drop, fireworks

    Havre de Grace prepping for annual Duck Drop, fireworks

    The annual fireworks and Duck Drop to welcome the new year will go off this year at Havre de Grace Middle School, the only location they’ve been held, perhaps for the last time. The site is likely to be a work zone next year as construction begins on a new combined middle and high school. Ed Grainger,...

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