Thursday, September 6, 2012
The number of birds being hit by airplanes is five times what it was in 1990, according to a new report.
According to a federal report, birds are hitting airplanes fives times more often than they did in 1990, reports The Washington Post. More than 2,600 bird strikes have been recorded at the three major airports in the Baltimore-Washington area since 2000, reports The Post. The Federal Aviation Administration has spent $485 million over the past five years on efforts to minimize the number of bird strikes–which cause engine failures and crashes that have killed 23 people since 1990, according to the FAA website.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
As residents enjoy the Howard County Fair, the school system prepares for new leadership and Batman shows off a new ride.
Police: Man Threatened to Kill Officers and Himself Police said a Baltimore man was not armed when he was killed by a Howard County police officer, but threatened to kill himself and officers. In Pictures: Howard County Fair The Howard County Fair is in full swing. Share your pictures with Patch. Deputy Superintendent Retires Amid Realignment for HCPSS The retirement of Deputy Superintendent Mamie Perkins is one of several changes to the Howard County Public School System this year. PHOTOS: Route 29 Batman Sports New Batmobile Lenny Robinson's new car is a replica of the original 1966 Batmobile. Ball to Launch Minority County Elected Officials Caucus The Howard County Council member said the caucus will "help support minorities interested …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Police say the man accused in a "road rage" incident impersonated an officer and ripped the panel off a car.
A man involved in an incident described as “road rage” by the Howard County Police posed as a police officer, snatched a phone from the victim’s hand and then ripped a panel off of the victim’s car, according to charging documents. Police ultimately found Brian Paul Moore, 35, of Gaithersburg, hiding in the bushes in Clarksville, according to the documents. He faces charges for impersonating a police officer, assault, robbery and theft. According to the documents, Moore was driving behind the victim on July 25 when he crossed the double line to pass him, striking the victim’s car twice. The victim stopped his car at Brighton Dam Road and Highland Road and got out of his car. That’s when, according to the charging document, Moore …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tractor-trailer spilled after midnight Thursday.
An exit ramp off I-95 near Elkridge was closed for approximately six hours Thursday morning after sugar and fuel spilled from a tractor-trailer, according to highway and fire officials. Firefighters were called to I-95 north at the exit ramp to Route 100 west around midnight for an overturned tractor-trailer, reported Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS). The driver had gotten out of the vehicle before first responders arrived and was not injured, according to a statement from the fire department. Special operations teams worked until approximately 1:40 a.m. to clear the scene, where the truck's 40,000-pound load of sugar and more than 60 gallons of diesel fuel were leaking onto the roadway, said officials. …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
A sample of stories from this week in Patch across Howard County.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Neighbors Say They Feared Body was Buried in Neighborhood Elkridge residents told Patch that many people suspected the body of a woman who went missing 21 years ago was buried in the shed behind her house. That's where police found the body of Christine Jarrett last week, under a layer of concrete. Wegman's Answers Readers' Questions Will the new grocery store offer bike parking? Carry local foods? Find the answers to these questions and more. Ali Starts New Life After Charges Dropped Wael Ali said he would start a new life after prosecutors dropped the murder charge against him. Ali was accused of killing his twin brother Wasel in 2007, but his March 2012 trial ended in a mistrial after a hung jury failed to reach a verdict. Police, …