In Baltimore County
Third pipe bomb found, in home of suspect's relative
TIMONIUM - Authorities said yesterday that they had found a third pipe bomb as they continue to investigate the activities of Steven E. Tarpley, a Harford County man in whose home two such bombs were found this week.
The latest device was discovered Thursday afternoon by state and federal bomb specialists in the home of a Tarpley family member in Timonium, said the state fire marshal's office.
State police were summoned to Tarpley's home in the 3400 block of Jarrettsville Pike on Tuesday because of a domestic dispute. While in the house, they discovered two homemade pipe bombs. Tarpley, 39, was charged with two counts each of reckless endangerment and possession of destructive explosive devices, along with assault and narcotics violations. No charges have been filed in the latest incident.
Ben and Jerry's co-founder to address social priorities
WOODBROOK - Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and the leader of a business activism group will speak on "Sensible Priorities for a Just Society" from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St.
Cohen is president of the Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, an organization of business executives that advocates reducing Pentagon spending for programs no longer needed in the post-Cold War era and spending the savings on education and health services for youth.
In Baltimore City
Road closings announced for Thanksgiving Parade
Various streets will be closed today for Baltimore's annual Thanksgiving Parade, which will begin at 11 a.m. at Camden and Eutaw streets.
Road closings from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. include Camden Street from Russell Street to Howard Street; Eutaw Street from Camden Street to Lombard Street; Market Place from Pratt Street to Water Street; and Water Street from Market Place to Frederick Street. Pratt Street from Paca Street to Market Place will be closed from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
In addition, Russell Street from Lee Street to Paca Street will be reduced to two lanes from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Parking is prohibited in all of these areas during the street closings.
In Anne Arundel
Farmer killed while trying to unjam corn picker
GALESVILLE - A 60-year-old farmer was killed yesterday morning while trying to unjam a tractor-drawn corn picker, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported.
Charles Parker was working on a farm near his home on Lansdale Road shortly before 8 a.m. when he became entangled in the gears. The machinery amputated his left leg above the knee, trapped his hand and mangled his right leg, which was pinned behind him, said Capt. Steve Thompson, a department spokesman. Fire Department rescue crews disentangled Parker, who died after being flown to the Prince George's Hospital Center trauma unit.
In Howard County
Possible witness sought in Columbia homicide
COLUMBIA - Howard County police released a sketch yesterday of a man who might be a witness in the Ashley Nicole Mason homicide.
Police said the unidentified man, who is wanted for questioning, was seen walking near the intersection of Route 108 and Thunder Hill Road in Columbia in the early morning hours of Nov. 3. Later that morning, the body of 14-year-old Ashley was found in woods near Route 108 and Bendix Road.
Police described the man as black, in his late teens or early 20s, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a heavy build, and said the man was wearing a dark skullcap, a dark jacket, light brown baggy pants and brown boots. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-313-2283.