City/county Digest


July 30, 2006

Anne Arundel: North County

Thousands without water after break

A break in a 42-inch water line on Marley Neck Road in Glen Burnie left thousands of Anne Arundel County residents without water last night, according to county officials. The break, which was reported about 7 p.m., cut off the water supply to Glen Burnie, parts of Orchard Beach, Riviera Beach and Marley, said Rhonda Wardlaw, a county spokeswoman. Wardlaw said county Department of Public Works crews were at the scene of the break and were attempting to redirect water from other locations. It was not known what caused the break, and Wardlaw didn't know how soon the problem could be fixed but said the situation appeared to be improving late last night.

Tyrone Richardson

Sandy Point

Health Dept. warns of bacteria at beach

The Anne Arundel Health Department is warning residents away from the water at Sandy Point State Park's east and south beaches after the discovery of high bacteria levels in water samples. Anyone who comes in contact with the water should wash with soap, according to an advisory the department issued Friday. Information: 410-222-7999.

Rona Marech

Glen Burnie

Worker, 70, fatally injured at job site

A 70-year-old Glen Burnie man was crushed to death Friday when the 40-ton excavator he was operating during the demolition of a Glen Burnie middle school fell into a hidden crawl space and rolled over, a fire official said. The man was identified last night as Joseph Joy. The accident occurred about 4 p.m. at Marley Middle School. Emergency crews worked for four hours to jack up and stabilize the excavator. They then freed the man's body from the cage of the machine, said Lt. Alex Makris of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident.

Baltimore: Homicide

26-year-old man found fatally shot

A man was fatally shot in West Baltimore yesterday afternoon, police said. Santana Stansfield, 26, was found shot in the head in the 1000 block of Booth St. about 3:15 p.m., said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Monroe declined to say where Stansfield lived. Also yesterday, police identified the 25-year-old man who was fatally shot Friday. Teon White of the 2000 block of Braddish Ave. was discovered about 11:40 a.m. by police in a house in the 2100 block of Koko Lane, with several gunshot wounds, Monroe said.

Tyrone Richardson

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