Maryland Man Gets Basement Makeover As Part Of Hit Show Man Caves

Maryland native and professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil’s entire basement is getting a makeover. Jessica Kartalija reports it’s all part of the hit show Man Caves. Jason Cameron and former Raven Tony Siragusa transform entire basements on the hit show Man Caves on DIY Network. For three days, they’ve taken over world champion lacrosse player Paul Rabil’s home in Baltimore City. (WJZ-TV)

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Police To Increase Patrols To Ensure Sex Offenders Not Passing Out Candy On Halloween

Anne Arundel County police will increase patrols Halloween night to make sure registered sex offenders are not passing out candy to trick-or-treaters. The initiative, called "Operation Lights Out" is being conducted in partnership with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. (Capital)

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Cellphone Tower Fight Expands To Cape St. Claire

Anne Arundel County school officials are expanding their defense of building cellphone towers at schools, saying a pending lease for a tower at the fire station would be hypocritical because of its proximity to a nearby park. The Cape St. Claire tower is slated to be built behind the fire station, about 500 feet from the baseball fields and basketball courts at Graul's Field. (Capital)

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Bay Cleanup Gets $9.2 Million In Grants

The Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort got a $9.2 million injection of funds Wednesday, as the Environmental Protection Agency and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced grants to 40 projects to reduce storm-water and farm pollution, rebuild oyster reefs and restore trout streams and other habitats across the six-state watershed. (Balt. Sun)

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Joint Study To Analyze Columbia Village Centers

A joint study that will evaulate the status and future of Columbia's village centers will be conducted by the Columbia Association, the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning and the Howard County Economic Development Authority, according to a CA news release. Work on the study, called the "Columbia Market Analysis and Economic Development Services" study, began this month, and will also include an analysis of the Dobbin Road and Snowden River Parkway area. (Patuxent)

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Mount Rainier Utility Repairs Take Toll On Residents

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Washington Gas Co. and Pepco have been performing various tasks throughout the city since 2011, said Mount Rainier Mayor Malinda Miles. Over the last few months, the WSSC has worked with contractors to fix sewer pipes on Bunker Hill Road as part of a systemwide upgrade, WSSC spokesman Jerry Irvine said. Bunker Hill Road residents said they have dealt with noise and dust pollution since the summer, but the worst came Oct. 18, they said, when the block between 30th and 31st streets could not be used by vehicles and residents didn’t receive proper warning. (Gazette)

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$130 million Ashburton water storage project unveiled by city

City water officials propose to install two large underground water tanks in Hanlon Park, costing about $130 million, to meet federal drinking water standards. The project would end the role of Lake Ashburton as a storage reservoir for drinking water for residents of the city’s west side and parts of Baltimore County. (Brew)

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Canton, Patterson Park Crime Spree Upsets Residents

People in the Canton and Patterson Park neighborhoods of southeast Baltimore are reporting a recent spike in crime, including a number of break-ins, and they're not happy about it. Over the past few days, 11 News viewers have reported a rash of incidents in the area. "Our house was burglarized while we were home in the middle of the night," one resident said. (WBAL-TV)

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