Top 5 Stories: Local Charity, House Fire and Falling Ice

Miss any news? Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the past week in the Broadneck region.

1. Broadneck Wrestling Coach Harrell Steps Down

Broadneck High School's wrestling coach for nearly a decade will be leaving the school in the same year that his son won the state championship title for the second time. Scott Harrell announced recently that he would no longer be the coach of the school's wrestling team, and he hopes to spend more time focusing on his family.

2. New Arnold Development Will Cut Through Neighboring Community

Construction at Canterbury Village is already underway to bring 130 new single-family lots in Arnold by 2014 off of Jones Station Road. But its neighbors might not know that the neighborhood has plans to cut through the community of Brightleaf.

3. Overnight Fire Displaces Arnold Family

A house fire in the 900 block of Phillips Road Wednesday morning sent a family of four out into the cold. Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Chief Keith Swindle said at around 2:30 a.m., firefighters arrived at the one-story dwelling, seeing smoke from the windows. A team of 30 firefighters brought the one-alarm fire under control in less than 30 minutes.

4. Falling Ice Damages 10 Vehicles on Bay Bridge

As the snow and ice melted Monday afternoon, many saw mounds of powder falling from trees. But what happens if you're traveling more than 50 miles per hour across the Bay Bridge? A woman described how her car, carrying her two daughters, was damaged by falling ice on Monday.

5. Olivia Constants Foundation Gives $860 to Stop Bullying at Schools

A nonprofit formed after the death of a Broadneck High School freshman has recently awarded funds to two local schools to help stop bullying. The Olivia Constants Foundation was established in memory of Olivia Constants, who died in June 2011 after a sailing accident on the Severn River. The charity formed in her name is operated by family members and friends, including her sister Chloe Constants. 


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