Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Lawmakers from Baltimore City and Montgomery County call for stricter gun laws.
In the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last week, leaders from Baltimore City and Montgomery County are calling for stricter gun laws in the state of Maryland. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Sen. Brian Frosh and Sen. Jamie Raskin were among those who attended a press conference at the Episcopal Ecumenical Council Center in Baltimore on Wednesday to announce support for legislation aimed at curbing access to firearms. "[This] legislation is intended to address the epidemic of gun violence that has swept the country. The mass killings that we’ve experienced in theaters, in places of worship and most recently and most horribly in an elementary school," Frosh said. "We have a public health crisis that stems …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Keith Levasseur may claim a world record.
Keith Levasseur ran the Baltimore Marathon on Saturday in flip flops and finished with a time of 2:46:58, good enough for 29th overall. Levasseur, a member of the Howard County Striders, was hoping to claim a Guinness World Record in the process—for fastest marathon run in flip flops, according to an article in Runners World. Levasseur, 34, who listed his residence in Glen Burnie in the race registration, told Runner's World he was initially hoping to get under 3 hours in the flip flops, but after a few miles he quickened his pace, becoming comfortable in the sandals. He ended up running the 26.2 mile course with an average mile time of about 6 minutes and 37 seconds. The day after the marathon, Levasseur said his feet were quite sore, …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Legendary shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. said the Baltimore Orioles have developed new confidence.
The last time the Baltimore Orioles made the playoffs, Cal Ripken Jr. was still playing for the team. It was 1997. On Friday at the Perry Hall Giant, after accepting a donation toward his charity, Ripken reflected on the team's new found confidence and the influence of manager Buck Showalter. "This new form of Orioles magic—it's built on strong solid pitching and miraculous late-inning comebacks ... the bullpen is excellent and they believe in themselves," Ripken said. "We all bear the burden of feeling like it's been a long time since we've had a winning season, but this particular group of players is looking at it from this point in time. It's not like any of the other seasons," he added. What do you think has made the biggest difference…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Seven people were arrested in areas around Fort Armistead Park where the annual music festival was held.
Anne Arundel County police arrested seven people on drug charges in areas surrounding the annual Starscape music festival held at Fort Armistead Park in Baltimore last weekend. The event, which police described as a "rave party," featured a large outdoor music festival with three outdoor stages and a laser light show and lasted from 2 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday. Anne Arundel County officers worked with the Maryland Transportation Authority police and arrested seven people and seized 20 grams of suspected marijuana, two Ecstasy pills, 9.92 grams of liquid and tab form LSD and $384 in cash, according to a police press release. Police arrested the following people:
Friday, February 24, 2012
BGE is preparing for potential outages after the National Weather Service warns of gusts up to 55 mph.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Friday for Anne Arundel County, saying the area could experience gusts up to 55 mph. The advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Saturday. The weather service said the strongest winds should be later in the afternoon through the evening. There could be sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph, according to the advisory. The weather service said the advisory means you should take appropriate precautions and that such strong winds can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. And Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. (BGE) officials said the utility company is watching the weather and is prepared to respond to any power outages. The high winds can knock down trees or limbs …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Marching Ravens were on hand Friday at the Verizon Wireless store at the Centre at Glen Burnie as the Purple Friday Caravan came to town.
Weren't able to make it out to the Purple Friday Caravan stop at the Centre at Glen Burnie on Friday? Check out this video of the Marching Ravens as they entertain Ravens fans during the 30-minute stop at the Verizon Wireless store in the mall. And when you're done, check out a photo gallery from the afternoon. Were you there? Click over to the gallery and add your photos to ours.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Patch stopped by the Purple Friday Caravan as it swung through the Verizon Wireless store in the Centre at Glen Burnie. Were you there? We want to see your pictures!
Did you make your way out to the Verizon Wireless store at the Centre at Glen Burnie for the Purple Friday Caravan on Friday afternoon? Ravens fans were out in full force. Were you there? Snap any pictures? I want to see! Simply upload your photos clicking the “Upload Photos and Videos” button above the main image.
Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney, a Redskins fan, said there's no way he's rooting for the Ravens in the playoffs.
I'll be honest, I'm not a big fan of football in general. So while I enjoy and appreciate how excited everyone in this region is about the Ravens being in the playoffs, I haven't really gotten into it. (I can't help it. We didn't watch football in my house when I was growing up. We're a basketball and boxing family.) I did, however, come across an article in the Washington Post by columnist Robert McCartney that caught my eye. In the column, McCartney argues that no "self-respecting Redskins fan" should dare root for the Ravens. He lists some arguments about M&T Bank Stadium being better than FedEx Field and not wanting the Ravens to catch up to the Redskins in Super Bowl wins. But he states plainly: "Ravens fans wouldn’t root for us if …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Ravens playoff caravan is scheduled to stop in the Verizon Wireless store located in the Centre at Glen Burnie on Friday afternoon.
Head out to the Centre at Glen Burnie on Friday afternoon as the Purple Friday Caravan stops by the Verizon Wireless store, according to the Ravens website. Hang out with Ravens cheerleaders, playmakers, marching Ravens, front office staff, Poe and Rise & Conquer from 3:20-3:45 p.m. at the store in the mall. Fans are encouraged to wear their Ravens purple and head out to the mall for a chance at free giveaways and participate in the playoff excitement. Go Ravens!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Ravens are inviting young fans to write letters wishing the team team luck in the NFL postseason.
Fresh off sending a batch of letters to the North Pole, young Ravens fans are being invited by the team to start up a new writing campaign this week. But instead of toys, this campaign promises a chance at Ravens playoff tickets. Letters wishing the Ravens luck in the NFL postseason can be dropped off at "Baltimore Ravens Postal Service" mailboxes at Giant Food Stores in the metro area, the team's website said. The letters will be collected Wednesday evening and delivered Thursday morning to the Ravens' headquarters in Owings Mills each week the team remains in the playoffs. One letter writer each week the Ravens have a home game in the playoffs will win four tickets, four pregame field passes, pregame hospitality and parking to that week'…