Around The Region

August 16, 2009

Ambulance crashes en route to hospital

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Four people were injured Saturday when an ambulance collided with a sport utility vehicle in Baltimore. Officials said City Medic 12 crashed into the SUV at Edmondson Avenue and Denison Street about 1:30 p.m. Two paramedics were taken to Mercy Medical Center, and two people in the SUV were taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The patient in the ambulance was unharmed, and another ambulance was dispatched to take the person to a hospital. Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman, said none of the injuries was life-threatening.

- Joe Burris

Foreclosure workshop for Baltimore Co. residents

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Baltimore County residents who are concerned about losing their homes to foreclosure will find free information, financial advice and legal counseling at a workshop Wednesday in Owings Mills. The event, which will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., will offer strategies to manage a mortgage as well as one-on-one legal assistance with foreclosure issues. Those seeking legal counseling may reserve time with an attorney by calling the Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation at 410-887-3124.

- Mary Gail Hare

Key Bridge closed during search for possible jumper

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Traffic on the Francis Scott Key Bridge was shut down Saturday morning while police investigated whether someone had jumped from the span. Sgt. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, said an abandoned vehicle was reported on the Key Bridge shortly after 9 a.m. Traffic was halted for an hour while police investigated. Green said he could neither confirm nor deny that someone had jumped.

- Laura Smitherman

Circuit judge suspended for letting air out of tire

A Charles County judge who acknowledged deflating a tire of a car parked near the courthouse has been suspended from presiding over criminal cases until the incident is investigated. Circuit Judge Robert Nalley submitted his resignation Thursday as chief administrative judge. He did not resign from the bench. William D. Missouri, chief administrative judge of Maryland's 7th Circuit, said Friday that he was removing Nalley from presiding over criminal cases because authorities had not said whether they would charge Nalley for letting the air out.

- Associated Press

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