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Yes. At Patch, we're looking ahead to the biggest stories of the year to come.
You've read all about the big stories of the past year. Now it's time to look ahead to 2013 and what is in store for us as Harford County residents. Here are 10 storylines we'll be following in 2013: What are the stories you'll be watching for in 2013? Tell us in the comments below, or get a jumpstart on No. 10, and represent your community in our Local Voices.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The horse, age 32, resided at Bonita Farm in Darlington after winning the 1983 Preakness.
Deputed Testamony, the last Maryland-bred horse to win the Preakness, died Tuesday. The 1983 Preakness champion resided at Bonita Farm in Darlington and was the oldest living winner of a Triple Crown race. He was 32. "Around here, he was never considered a horse. He was considered a part of our family," Billy Boniface, the manager of the farm, told Patch in a phone interview Tuesday. "He lived a long life." Boniface, who also serves as president of the Harford County Council, said Deputed Testamony remained in great health and maintained a good quality of life. "It’s sad, but in a way, we’re trying to keep our chins up and remember the good times with him, too," Boniface said. Bonita Farm is owned and operated by the Boniface Family and is…
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The residential fire was on Pritt Lane near East-West Highway.
UPDATE (12:18 p.m.) — Daryl Tillyard's dog awakened him with just enough time to escape their burning home, but the animal didn't make it out alive. The dog, Buster, woke up his owner to heavy smoke and flames Wednesday morning. Tillyard was able to escape without injury, but Buster was not. Firefighters later recovered the dog's body from the home. "It is safe to say the dog alerted the occupant in just enough time to escape," wrote Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire in an e-mail Wednesday afternoon. The bedroom was very small and had only one exit. The fire started when a space heater near Tillyard's bed ignited the bed covers, according to Alkire. Carol Akers, the homeowner, recently had her electricity turned off and neighbors …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Three Harford County residents were also taken in the MLB draft this week.
In a heavy news week for the Bel Air area, a severe traffic accident Friday closed Maryland Route 24 for an extended period of time, while the local governments made many changes to an assortment of issues. The man who was rescued from a fire in his apartment has been charged with setting that fire, while a part of history traveled through Harford County. 1. Route 24 Reopened After 2 Flown to Shock Trauma A five-vehicle accident closed Route 24 near West MacPhail Road on Friday, as two men had to be transported to Shock Trauma in Medevac helicopters. A third person that was injured was transported to Upper Chesapeake and three others injured in the crash declined medical attention. 2. Baltimore Orioles Draft John Carroll's Hockaday John …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Bel Air pays tribute to fallen soldiers and Harford County seniors graduated this week.
This week there were new developments following the suspected drowning of a soldier from APG while the Decker's Fine Wine & Spirits story continued to develop. A local sports celebrity took time out of his locked-out schedule for fans while the county's schools sent their 2011 graduates off in style. 1. Part of Deer Creek Closed After Drowning After the May 26 death of a soldier from APG in Rocks State Park, part of Deer Creek was closed Friday after it was deemed dangerous. Signs were posted for a mandatory take-out spot further up stream. This announcement came days after the soldier that died was identified as Pvt. Anthony Carlson of Oregon. 2. Decker's Licensees Done in Harford County The Harford County Liquor Board denied Decker's a …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Recent news from blogs and other news sites around Harford County.
There's a new chief of police in Aberdeen while a Bel Air resident made an appearance on the Sports Illustrated website. --- SUNDAY Friends Pond was cleared and wildlife saved recently, according to the Dagger blog. MONDAY Bel Air resident Chad La Fleur made it into Sports Illustrated's Hot Clicks after suggesting photos photos for the "Lovely Lady of the Day." A woman fell from a horse after she was attacked by a pitbull, according to Explore Harford. TUESDAY A fallen Harford County police officer was honored more than 100 years after he was shot, ABC2News reported. WEDNESDAY Harford County's tax lien sale will go online for the first time this year, Explore Harford reported. Bel Air police investigated suspicious writing on a bathroom …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Police say the man was traveling at a "high rate of speed."
UPDATE (11:18 p.m.)—A 38-year-old Forest Hill man, who was driving without a valid driver’s license, died as a result of a single-vehicle motorcycle accident in the 1400 block of West Jarrettsville Road at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say David Allen Butler of the 2600 block of Bailey Road was traveling east at a “high rate of speed” when his 2005 Suzuki GSXR 1000 rode off the north side of the westbound lane, up an embankment and into a utility pole. Butler, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company EMS personnel. Police say there were no signs of alcohol use. This marks the second fatal accident of 2011 investigated by the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
Charges stemmed from a January incident.
The 36-year-old Bel Air man who was in a January altercation with Bel Air police officers pleaded guilty March 18 to a charge related to the incident. Brian Scott Homer, of the 2800 block of Ady Road in Forest Hill, was accused of assaulting his estranged wife, Jamie Homer, before police arrived to the 300 block of Catherine Street on Jan. 17. He was sentenced to serve 10 months at the Harford County Detention Center for a count of second degree assault after accepting a plea deal. Three additional charges of second degree assault, three counts of resisting and interfering with arrest, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order and disorderly conduct were dropped as part of the deal. Homer was sentenced to five years in jail, four years…