In The State

November 05, 2008

Group to hold 5-kilometer, 1-mile fundraising runs

PRINCESS ANNE -

Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland will hold a 5-kilometer run and hike and a 1-mile fun run at 10:30 a.m. Saturday through Cromwell Valley Park. The fundraiser is taking place in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Baltimore Road Runners Club, organizers said. The run and hike will be cross country-style, and the walk will be wheelchair-accessible. T-shirts and prizes will be offered. Information: 410-377-8424.

Food left on stove started fatal Shore fire

PRINCESS ANNE : State fire investigators say food left cooking on a stove started the house fire that killed a 7-year-old girl in Princess Anne last week. The Maryland fire marshal's office has ruled the fire accidental. Firefighters pulled Dejaiya Jones from the burning house Friday evening after the fire spread from the kitchen to the rest of the house. The fire marshal's office says preliminary reports from the state medical examiner found that the girl died of smoke inhalation. Her 97-year-old great-grandmother, Letitia Deshields, was rescued from the first floor by relatives before firefighters arrived. Relatives say she suffered minor injuries. Damage to the house and its contents was estimated at more than $150,000.

Associated Press

Man charged after violent drunken-driving arrest

OCEAN CITY: State police said an Ocean Pines man has been charged with attacking a trooper who arrested him on drunken-driving charges last week. Police said Rodney McGill, 49, screamed obscenities as the trooper who arrested him the morning of Oct. 29 on Sunset Avenue in Ocean City. Police said McGill tried to head-butt and kick the trooper, who suffered minor cuts to his hand during the struggle. McGill was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order, driving under the influence and related traffic offenses.

Associated Press

Worton woman charged in baseball bat attack

EASTON: Easton police have charged a woman with hitting a high school student from St. Michaels on the head with a baseball bat during a fight early yesterday at the Parkway Apartments on Jowite Street in Easton. Police say Tywanda Camper had gone to the apartments with her cousin and friends to pick up a child when a group of 30 to 50 people surrounded them. She told police that she was hit several times with a bat. Camper was treated for a concussion at Memorial Hospital at Easton. Veronica Lee Rush, 27, of Worton was charged with assault.

Associated Press

2 years of dry weather could hurt oyster harvest

The impact of drought-like conditions in 2006 and 2007 could be felt during this year's oyster harvest, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said. Spokeswoman Olivia Campbell said that with less rainfall, salinity in the Chesapeake Bay increases, allowing the spread of oyster diseases.

Associated Press

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