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August 29, 2007

Sprinkler problem disrupts hospital

A broken water sprinkler flooded the emergency room at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis on Monday night, forcing incoming patients to be sent to Glen Burnie for treatment.

Repairs to all rooms were completed by noon yesterday, spokeswoman Effie Dawson said.

"Everyone is returning to normal," Dawson said.

The water-line break occurred about 7 p.m. Patients were transferred to Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, and others arriving after the incident were advised to go there.

The break caused extensive flooding in the emergency room, and county firefighters were dispatched to assist hospital personnel and maintenance workers in removing the water.

Man gets 6 months for gun possession

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to six months in jail for illegal possession of a gun, the state attorney general's office said yesterday.

A county Circuit judge gave James Randolph Krenzer 30 months' incarceration with all but six months suspended and five years' probation, and ordered him to forfeit his guns.

Krenzer, previously convicted of assault, is prohibited by law from possessing firearms.

In May, state troopers searched his home and seized handguns and ammunition hidden above ceiling tiles in his bedroom and unidentified items connected to the Pagans motorcycle gang. Krenzer is a known member of the Pagans.

After the state's evidence was presented at trial in June, Krenzer withdrew a not-guilty plea and pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a regulated firearm.

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