Top Stories: A Propane Tank Explodes at Scott Plank’s House, The Ward Estate Hits the Market, Penn Station Robotic Bike Storage Plan Resurfaces

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Our top story this week was a doozy: an explosion, hovering media helicopters and dozens of cop cars and firetrucks, all on one of Baltimore’s wealthiest streets.

On Wednesday morning, when developer Scott Plank (Kevin’s brother) wasn’t home, a propane tank exploded behind his house. Authorities responded and transported one person to an area hospital with burn injuries.

Shots from overhead showed a blocked-off road, a hole in a service building and debris on Plank’s personal tennis court. However, as Ed Gunts wrote, it also drew attention to the luxurious neighborhood: “It’s an encouraging sign that homeowners are investing in Baltimore. The aerial shots of Plank’s tennis court and swimming pool looked impressive.”

Here were our other top stories from the last seven days:

Ed Gunts – “City Planners Approve Design for Spike Gjerde’s Sandlot Project at Harbor Point” – Wednesday, April 5

Cynthia McIntyre – “Action on Blythewood Road: Old Estate Hits The Market, and a Teardown Down the Street” – Tuesday, April 4

Ed Gunts – “Urban Landscape: Robotic Bicycle Storage Facility and Shop Proposed for Penn Station; Possible Buyer for 1 North Charles; Bidding Opens for Bard Building; Old Towson Fire Station Torn Down” – Monday, April 3

Marion Winik – “The Long Way to Okay” – Wednesday, April 5

Ethan McLeod – “First Thursdays to Return to Canton with Second Stage, Twice as Many Artists” – Thursday, March 30

Ethan McLeod – “Maryland to Begin Registering Medical Marijuana Patients Next Week” – Monday, April 3

Stephen Babcock – “McCormick Moving Away From Tin Cans, Meaning Changes for Old Bay” – Thursday, March 30

Ethan McLeod – “Two More Trash Wheels Planned for Baltimore” – Wednesday, March 29

Ethan McLeod – “Cal Ripken Jr.’s Son Signed to Orioles’ Minor-League Affiliate” – Friday, March 31

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Ethan McLeod

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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