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Verizon Wireless HopeLine Program Donates $5,000 To Prince George’s County Hospital Center in Laurel

TTKN.com reports, continuing its commitment to domestic violence prevention, Verizon Wireless has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Prince George’s Hospital Center Sexual Assault program. The grant check was presented to Prince George’s County, Maryland State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey in honor of his longstanding leadership against domestic violence as he prepares to leave public office.

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office has a longstanding partnership with the Prince George’s County Hospital Center and has worked to provide training and support services for victims, hospital staff, and law enforcement. The grant from Verizon Wireless, made possible by the company’s HopeLine® Phone recycling program, will support the training of law enforcement and medical staff and the production of educational and victim resource materials, including the “SAFE” cards, which law enforcement officers give to victims.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Power Outage Leaves Laurel Residents Outraged

WUSA9 received calls early this morning from Laurel residents in the Cherry Hill community regarding a power outage.

The residents claim they had been without power for over 24 hours with no explanation from Baltimore Gas and Electric.  The power came back on earlier this afternoon leaving some residents even more frustrated.  Not only had BGE failed to give them explanations, kept pushing back the estimated restoration, but at this point, residents had begun removing food from their refrigerators, letting it spoil in preparation to deal with the outage.

“I can’t speak specifically to what a customer may have been told, but I can tell you that generally we try to give customers the best available information at the time.  It’s possible that initially we were not sure how long the outage would last. More details were known as time goes on and we can get more information for the field,” says Linda Foy with BGE.