Year in Review: Murder, Natural Disasters in August 2011

Bel Air Patch looks back at the biggest stories of the year.


A murder, an earthquake and a hurricane converged on the Bel Air area during the month of August.

A inside his apartment on Aug.  5. Patrick Xavier Ward, who was legally blind, was living in the 900 block of Redfield Rd., where the crime occurred.

of the 200 block of Fairwood Rd., was arrested and charged in connection with the stabbing, not long after the incident. Graham is awaiting trial.

Two other big stories from August 2011 were the work of Mother Nature.

On Aug. 23, , shook the Mid-Atlantic region.

Days after the earthquake,  leaving flooding and damage in her wake.


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