City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

April 25, 2007

Girl, 2, injured in 10-foot fall from window

A 2-year-old girl fell from a second-story apartment window in Glen Burnie yesterday, sustaining serious but not life-threatening injuries, an Anne Arundel County fire official said.

"The child was standing up at the window ... watching some children at a bus stop, and the screen gave way," said Capt. Michael Cox, the Fire Department spokesman.

The toddler fell about 10 feet, suffering head, neck, back and internal injuries, Cox said. She was taken by ambulance to the pediatric emergency unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The accident occurred just before 7 a.m. in the 8100 block of Great Bend Road. Hospital officials said they could not provide information about the child's condition.

Andrea F. Siegel

Harford County: Edgewood

School bus dispute leads to arrest

An Edgewood woman was arrested yesterday morning by Harford County sheriff's deputies after she forced her way onto her son's school bus and confronted the driver about the child losing bus privileges, officials said. The officials said that Tennika Nicole White, 28, of the 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way confronted the driver at a stop for students of William Paca Elementary School about 8:20 a.m. White refused to leave the bus, and the driver called 911 and drove to the sheriff's office Southern Precinct near U.S. 40, where deputies arrested White and charged her with disorderly conduct.

Mary Gail Hare

Anne Arundel: Severna Park

Motorcycle crash victims identified

The two people killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 97 near Benfield Road in Severna Park on Sunday have been identified as a 29-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, state police said yesterday. Kevin Ross of the 3600 block of Ednor Road in Baltimore was riding his motorcycle on the right shoulder of the road at 6 p.m. -- trying to pass another vehicle -- when he struck a guardrail, the police said. Ross and his passenger, Lora Burgess of the 4200 block of Somerville Court, Laurel, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Andrea F. Siegel

Arnold

Teenager found dead in his car

A 17-year-old Broadneck High School senior was found dead in his car after a night of drinking, Anne Arundel County police said.

Galen Harig-Blaine of the 1700 block of St. Margarets Road, north of Annapolis, fell asleep outside a friend's Arnold home Sunday morning and never left, said county police spokesman Cpl. Mark Shawkey. Blaine was pronounced dead at the scene.

The results of an autopsy are pending, said the medical examiner's office in Baltimore.

Crisis counselors will be at Broadneck High School for the third consecutive day today.

Classmates and friends recalled an affable teenager who loved to find new places to skateboard with his friends. Blaine also played violin in the orchestra and was in the school's marching band.

T.J. Guare, a friend of Blaine's, told police that he and Blaine had consumed alcohol from 9 p.m. the previous evening until 4 a.m. Blaine had seemed active and talkative throughout the night, his friend told police. Blaine fell asleep in the car, and his friend went into his house to sleep. About 10:20 a.m., his friend found Blaine unresponsive inside the car, Shawkey said.

Madison Park and Andrea F. Siegel

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