Regional Recap, August 22, 2011

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Heavy Downpours Flood Area, Leave Outages. Slow-moving, heavy downpours move through Maryland on Sunday, prompting tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings and causing power outages. The National Weather Service had issued tornado warnings for southeastern Baltimore County until 2:45 p.m. and northeastern Anne Arundel County until 2:30 p.m. after Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near North Point State Park. Both were allowed to expire as the storm moved through the warning areas.

State Bills Woman Killed In Crash For Guardrail Repair. A 21-year-old Maryland woman who was killed in a May car crash has been billed by the state for repairs to the guardrail her vehicle struck.Sarah Marie Stebbins of Elkridge wasn’t there to open the bill. The Baltimore Sun reported that her grieving mother, Valerie Stebbins, opened the letter to find a $640 repair bill.Sarah’s father, Tom Stebbins, said they were “mortified” because the state also sent a copy of the accident report that the family didn’t want to see.

Crews Battle Restaurant Fire In North Laurel. Howard County firefighters said they believe a two-alarm fire that occurred early Saturday afternoon at a restaurant in North Laurel was caused by a lightning strike.At about 2 p.m., the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services said it received a 911 call about a fire on the second floor and attic of the Wild Buffalo Grill Restaurant.Through the help of crews from Anne Arundel and Prince Georges counties, firefighters said they contained the blaze within one hour.

Temple Grad From MD Missing In Philadelphia. Police in Philadelphia said a recent Temple University graduate from Maryland is missing after he apparently went for a run last week. Philadelphia police said 22-year-old Roswell Friend was last seen Thursday evening. His mother, Regina, said he didn’t show up for a job interview on Friday.”He was very excited about his interview. He was interviewing for his first real adult job, and he was supposed to have an interview at 10 a.m. Friday. So, he missed it, and he wouldn’t have missed it for anything,” Regina Friend said.

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