Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

April 20, 2005

EPA van hits school bus; no serious injuries reported

An Environmental Protection Agency minivan rear-ended an Anne Arundel County school bus yesterday morning in Linthicum, but no one was seriously injured, school officials said.

The bus was carrying six students to a private program in Baltimore for children with disabilities when the crash occurred at 7:20 a.m. at Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and Route 170, school spokeswoman Maneka Wade said.

FOR THE RECORD - An article in Wednesday's Anne Arundel edition incorrectly reported that an Environmental Protection Agency minivan struck a county school bus on Tuesday morning. The minivan was privately owned. The Sun regrets the error.

Annapolis man charged with dumping fuel in drain

An Annapolis man has been charged with dumping fuel in a city storm drain in August, the state attorney general's office said yesterday.

The arraignment for Paolo Francesco Assante, 56, of the 500 block of Francis Nicholson Way has been set for Monday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Authorities said that on Aug. 16 he dumped at least 150 gallons of fuel into a drain at 609 Taylor Ave. The drain empties into College Creek.

If convicted, Assante could face up to a year in jail and a fine of $50,000.

Weekend fire burns acres of brush in Glen Burnie

A two-alarm fire burned through about 8 acres of brush in Glen Burnie on Sunday morning, Anne Arundel County firefighters said.

No one was injured in the blaze, in the 7600 block of Solley Road at Nabbs Creek Road, said Ariel Jackson, a fire spokesman.

About 60 firefighters worked from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to bring the fire under control, Jackson said.

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