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May 25, 2009

Cyclist dies in crash at Conowingo Dam


A Baltimore County motorcyclist was killed Sunday after he crashed into the Conowingo Dam bridge on U.S 1 over the Susquehanna River in Cecil County and fell at least 25 feet down an embankment and into the river, state police said. Trooper First Class Michael Cox said John Harold Olsen, 62, of the 8800 block of Fearne Avenue in Parkville and a fellow male cyclist were northbound on Route 222 shortly before 2:30 p.m., when both men turned left onto southbound U.S. 1. Cox said Olsen, who was operating a recently purchased 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster and had a learner's permit, apparently lost control of the vehicle.

- Dick Irwin

Baltimore county man dies in motorcycle crash


A Baltimore County man died in a motocycle crash Saturday morning, according to the Maryland State Police. Herman Burton Thomas Jr., 47, of Freeland was driving a Yamaha motorcycle, and was identified through his driver's license, police said. State troopers were called to the ramp leading from York Road onto southbound Interstate 83 about 11 a.m. Saturday, regarding a "suspicious deceased body" in the brush beside the road, police said. The cause of the accident is unknown. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call the Golden Ring barracks at 410-780-2700.

- Arin Gencer

Man is shot and killed in northeast Baltimore


A man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in northeast Baltimore, police said. Baltimore police Agent Donny Moses said the man, who was shot a number of times, had not been identified. The man was found near Sinclair Lane and North Chester Street at about 1:30 p.m. and died a short time later.

Police identify body found in burning truck


Maryland State Police have identified a man found Friday morning inside a burning truck in Carroll County. Duane F. Fuller, 39, of the 2600 block of Susanann Drive in Hampstead, was identified using dental records, police said. About 4:15 a.m. Friday, Hampstead firefighters found Fuller's body in the back seat of a Ford utility pickup truck seen burning on a church parking lot in the 1600 block of Cape Horn Road, police said. The truck is owned by a Glen Burnie company working on the Hampstead Bypass, police said. The cause of Fuller's death and the circumstances surrounding it remain under investigation, police said.

- Arin Gencer

Police identify woman killed in Poppleton neighborhood


Baltimore police have released the name of a woman killed Saturday afternoon in Baltimore's Poppleton neighborhood. Chernere Wooten, 18, of the 300 block of N. Carrollton Ave. was found with a gunshot wound in the back of her head inside a house in the same block, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

- Arin Gencer

Annapolis, Vaccaro's reach settlement over Market House


The city of Annapolis and Vaccarro's have reached an out-of-court settlement to resolve a dispute over the company's Market House restaurant. The city said Friday that Vaccarro's will receive $15,000, sign a new lease and dismiss all its claims against the city. Annapolis now has control of Market House after Market House Ventures LLC returned the property to the city.

- Associated Press

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