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AAA: Gas prices hold steady after recent spike

BALTIMORE, MD—After a sudden rise of more than $1 a gallon in two weeks, the national average price for gas has remained relatively flat this week, AAA reports. The price as of last week was $3.27, which is 20 cents more than last month but 12 cents less than a year ago. The drop in price is being attributed to …


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AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile customers face widespread outages across U.S.

BALTIMORE, MD—Approximately 32,000 AT&T customers were reported to have experienced service disruptions across the U.S. on Thursday morning, according to the tracking site DownDetector. The outages were concentrated in areas such as Baltimore, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, with more than 50,000 customers reporting issues in the affected areas, NBC News reports. Verizon and T-Mobile customers also reported …


Over 15 million Toshiba AC laptop adapters recalled due to fire risk

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of 15.5 million Toshiba laptop AC adapters sold in the U.S. between April 2008 and December 2012. The recall is due to potential fire and burn hazards caused by a design defect that affects the AC adapter’s cooling system. According to the CPSC, there have been 679 known incidents of …

Gas prices rise for 4th straight week

BALTIMORE, MD—For the fourth straight week, the nation’s average price of gasoline has gone up, rising 8.7 cents from a week ago to $3.26 per gallon this week according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 12 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The national average is up 16.7 cents from a month ago …

BOOM ALERT: Firing test scheduled for Friday at Aberdeen Proving Ground

ABERDEEN, MD—Loud noise alert! Aberdeen Proving Ground officials say the base has a single test scheduled for Friday. Between approximately 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on February 16, there is a single testing event scheduled that will be heard in some off-post locations. Officials say these operations are not hazardous to residents in surrounding communities and are integral to ensuring …

BOOM ALERT: Firing test scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Aberdeen Proving Ground

ABERDEEN, MD—Loud noise alert! Aberdeen Proving Ground officials say the base has a single test scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Between approximately 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on February 15, there is a single testing event scheduled that will be heard in some off-post locations. Officials say these operations are not hazardous to residents in surrounding communities and are integral to …

Bethesda angler catches Maryland state record rainbow trout

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has recognized Jean-Philippe Lartigue of Bethesda as a new state record holder for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Nontidal Division. Lartigue caught a 17.44-pound rainbow trout February 10 in the section of Antietam Creek running through Devil’s Backbone County Park in Washington County. Lartigue was fishing with a long, 12-foot crappie-style rod, …

Baltimore County to distribute free Chromebooks to veterans at CCBC

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services will be providing one free Chromebook to county residents who receive Survivor Benefits, Veteran’s Pension, or who participate in any of the other qualifying programs. The events will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, February 23 at CCBC Catonsville and on Friday, March 1 at CCBC Essex. …