When Sandy slammed into the Atlantic Coast Monday night, it dumped upward of six inches of rain on Harford County, causing streams, creeks and ditches to flood and raising the possibility that the Susquehanna River could swell in the coming days as the storm's remnants pass through Pennsylvania.
There are more of them around, and to me this is good news because it is a sign that we're taking better collective care of our wild places. And it makes me think the day is coming when I'll get a good look at a bear in the wild, from a safe distance.
The public outcry continues that Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. embark on a program of burying its wires and cables to avoid in the future the lengthy power outages that swept the area in the wake of the June 29 derecho.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
"It was through in 20 seconds it's hard to believe so much damage could happen in so little time," said Brian Schorr as he stood outside his Fallston home Saturday morning. Schorr's home is the first in a group of 20 three-story, detached homes with narrow lots on the north side of the 200 block of Milton Avenue, just off Belair Road, where what several witnesses say was a tornado swept through around 6 p.m. Friday, shearing or uprooting trees and damaging homes and businesses.
The two alleged copper thieves arrested Tuesday on the Spring Grove Hospital Center campus in Catonsville have both been charged with burglary, theft and destruction of property, according to Maryland State Police.