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August 28, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Anne Arundel

Teen-ager drowns in harbor at outing in East Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS -- A 16-year-old boy from Prince George's County drowned yesterday during a church outing in Annapolis after losing his footing in the harbor, officials said.

Courtney A. Walker of Fort Washington had been attending an outing sponsored by Greenbelt Baptist Church at a private residence in the Bembe Beach neighborhood in East Annapolis, said Rich McIntire, a spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources police.

Courtney and five others were playing in the water between noon and 1 p.m. when the teen-ager, who apparently could not swim, went under. He was pronounced dead at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Closing of runway at BWI put off until after Labor Day

LINTHICUM -- Forecasts of rain this weekend and the expected crush of holiday travelers next weekend prompted postponement of the closing of a runway at Baltimore-Washington International Airport for improvements.

The closing of Runway 15R/33L will take place from 11 p.m. Sept. 10 to 6 a.m. Sept. 13, officials said.

In Baltimore City

26 arrested during raids of O'Donnell Heights homes

Twenty-six people, including two juveniles, were arrested last night in the O'Donnell Heights section of Southeast Baltimore after police raided eight homes. Police said they seized three guns, $5,000, and cocaine and marijuana valued at nearly $8,000.

About 40 officers stormed the neighborhood about 7 p.m. as part of Operation Safe Home, said Lt. Michael Pristoop, operations commander for Southeastern District.

Pristoop said charges include possession of narcotics, possession with intent to distribute narcotics, and weapons counts.

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