Regional Digest

Regional Digest

January 05, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Family of seven escapes blaze in northeast home

A family of seven escaped a one-alarm fire yesterday morning in their home in the 5600 block of Daywalt Ave. in Northeast Baltimore.

The fire, which started in an upstairs bedroom about 8 a.m., destroyed much of the home's interior. Firefighters extinguished it within 30 minutes before it spread to adjacent rowhouses.

Fire officials said the cause is being investigated.

Death of Hopkins student was suicide, officials say

Officials at the Johns Hopkins University said that the death of a 24-year-old computer science major near the Homewood campus Dec. 29 has been ruled a suicide.

The student, senior Ching Kin Leung, fell from the window of his apartment building near the Homewood campus, officials said. A memorial service will be held in the spring for Leung, known to many of his classmates as Andy. He was a native of Hong Kong.

Another student at the university committed suicide in the summer of last year, officials said.

In Baltimore County

Missing woman's body found in car in Gunpowder Falls

SPARKS -- The body of a 24-year-old woman reported missing Friday was found yesterday afternoon in a car submerged in Gunpowder Falls near York and Lower Glencoe roads.

Police found the body of Joean Frances Yu of Cockeysville about 1 p.m. Police spokesman Cpl. John Young said police are trying to determine the cause of the accident. The car was submerged deeply enough to drown the driver, he said.

35,000 gallons of sewage spill into area waters

COCKEYSVILLE -- A sewage overflow of 35,000 gallons occurred Friday night at the Texas pumping station on York Road, Baltimore County officials said yesterday.

County officials have posted signs at York Road and Beaver Run Lane, and at the Warren Road Bridge across the Loch Raven Reservoir, urging residents to avoid contact with water in the area. Officials will sample water at Beaver Run Dam and the reservoir to determine the duration of the warning.

The 15-minute overflow -- which resulted in less spillage than several others that occurred last year in Baltimore city and county -- was caused by a power outage, public works official David Fidler said.

In Carroll County

State police identify man killed in accident on I-70

MOUNT AIRY -- State police identified yesterday the victim of a fatal one-car accident on Interstate 70 that occurred Friday night as Adrian Daniel Younkins, 29, of San Diego.

Police say Younkins' car was traveling east on I-70 in Mount Airy when it skidded, struck a median and overturned. Icy conditions might have contributed to the crash, police say.

In Anne Arundel

Condition of boy hurt in plane crash is upgraded

The condition of a 12-year-old Severna Park boy who was traveling in a plane that crashed in Georgia on New Year's Eve was upgraded to satisfactory yesterday, said officials at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

The boy, David Theune, and his father, John Theune, were the only passengers in the single-engine plane that went down Tuesday in a suburban back yard near Atlanta. John Theune, 46, remained in critical but stable condition at the hospital last night.

The father and son were headed to Atlanta to watch the Maryland Terrapins football team play in the Peach Bowl but the plane apparently ran out of fuel.

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