Regional Recap, September 1, 2011

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BGE: About 80K Still Without Power. Baltimore Gas and Electric had restored power to more than 654,000 people by Thursday morning, but the utility still had another 80,400 customers to go.Most of the remaining outages caused by Irene were in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.Meanwhile, Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday visited Queen Anne’s County as part of a tour of hard-hit areas, and he spoke with some residents. Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Maryland Emergency Management Agency also assessed the damage.

Police Release Surveillance Video In Fatal Anne Arundel Hit & RunAnne Arundel County police have released a surveillance photo in connection with a hit-and-run that left a man dead.The crash happened around 8 a.m. Aug. 24 along Route 100 eastbound just before the Oakwood Road exit. Officers found a man lying on the right shoulder of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.On Wednesday, police said the vehicle broke the right-side mirror and right front-turn signal in the collision. It also sustained damage to the right-front fender and lost the center cover of the right-front wheel, police said.

Woman Stops For Directions, Buys $50K Lottery Ticket. A woman who got lost on a shopping trip and stopped to ask for directions bought a $50,000 lottery ticket at the store that helped her.Cynthia Miller of Waynesboro, Pa., told Maryland Lottery officials she was planning a relaxing day shopping at the outlet stores in Hagerstown when she took a wrong turn. She went inside Terrace Liquor Store on Pennsylvania Avenue to ask for directions and decided to buy a $20 “Silver & Gold” ticket while there.

Baltimore Mayor Responds To Tax Credit Accusation. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is responding to a Baltimore Sun investigation that alleges she and her husband broke state law that prohibits married couples from claiming the homestead tax credit on more than one home.

State: Maryland Lost $2M From Ocean City Shutdown. Maryland officials said the state lost $2 million in revenue during the time Ocean City was closed.Despite the huge economic hit, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said he’s thankful the storm caused minimal injury and death.Franchot is encouraging everyone to take advantage of the nice weather and visit the resort town in the coming weeks.

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