2012 in Review: Top Stories from August
The month of August featured a boat accident involving a public official, and an inspiring story involving a young local resident.
The kids went back to school in August, but there were also some big news events around town.
Click on the links below to read the top stories of the month.
When young Alyssa Klebasko would go to Johns Hopkins for cancer treatments, she always enjoyed the colorful bandages afterward. But the hospital never seemed to have a big selection. So she started a collection, and now there are enough “Band-Aid” Books to supply not only the JHU children’s cancer wing, but the entire children’s hospital.
Del. Don Dwyer admitted to be drinking prior to a boat crash that injured several people on the Magothy River. Dwyer was charged in December with negligence relating to the incident. Police said his blood alcohol level was .24, or about three times the legal limit.
For the second time in as many years, an errant driver plowed through the monument on Piney Orchard Parkway. It sparked a discussion on Patch about whether the community should even bother rebuilding it.
Local businesses including the Gambrills General Store, J. King’s and the Little House of Flowers started a new group designed to boost the profile of independent owners and give back to the community.
After the resignation of James A. Teare, Larry Tolliver officially became the new head of the Anne Arundel Police Department, a move than many said would improve morale among officers.