Regional Recap, June 23, 2010

| June 23, 2010
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Heat Alert Issued For Wednesday, Thursday.  A Code Red Heat Alert was issued for Baltimore City on Tuesday night.  Interim Health Commissioner Olivia Farrow said the order is in effect for Wednesday and Thursday. She said the high temperatures saturating the area are a potential health threat. The city will open emergency cooling centers to help people get out of the heat. Each center will have cool air, water and ice available, worker said.

Girl, 8, Injured In Bike Vs. Car Collision On Ft. Meade.  Officials at Fort Meade said an 8-year-old girl was injured after she collided with a vehicle while riding her bike Tuesday morning. The collision happened near the intersection of Chamberlin Avenue and Huber Road.  Fort Meade emergency services personnel responded to the scene and called in the Maryland State Police to airlift the girl to Childrens Hospital in Baltimore.  

Crews Battle 2 Alarm Fire At BGE Substation.  Crews battled a two-alarm fire Tuesday at a BGE substation in Anne Arundel County.  The fire broke out shortly after 10:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Waugh Chapel Road. Officials said no injuries were reported.  BGE spokeswoman Linda Foy said the substation had been out of service, so the fire didn’t affect electricity customers in the area.

Lawmakers Receive Environmental Scorecards.  Several elected officials across the state got report cards Tuesday detailing how they voted on environmental matters. In 1979, the Maryland League of Conservation Voters decided to give state legislators a score card. On Tuesday, children helped hand them out. “We find, generally, that the House has a greater conservation majority. That means there’s more delegates who are voting for the environment than the senators, and what that means is that we often see that in the Senate, we have trouble getting (bills) passed,” said Cindy Schwartz of the MLCV.

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