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August 25, 2009

Aberdeen exercises continue until Sept. 13


The U.S. Army Test Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground is using aircraft and boats during training exercises continuing through Sept. 13. The center will fire weapons while conducting day and night exercises, some of which will take place in the APG's restricted waters, according to APG officials. Residents and boaters in the surrounding communities might hear the sound of weapons fire. Illumination devices will also create flashes of light, which will be visible from outside the installation. More information is available by calling 410-278-1147 or 800-688-8705.

Anne Arundel man may face charges in fatal hit-and-run


A Linthicum Heights man could be charged in a hit-and-run accident Saturday that killed a Glen Burnie woman as she waited to cross a street to go to church, according to Anne Arundel County police. Mary Bernice Collins, 59, of the 100 block of Glen Road was standing on the sidewalk in the 7400 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. at Oak Lane Northwest in Glen Burnie when the driver of a minivan traveling north lost control and struck her, police said. Collins was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the 1999 Dodge Caravan, Matthew Evan Northwood, 26, of the 600 block of Cleveland Road, continued to drive north after the accident, police said. Officers later found his van in the parking lot of a Royal Farms store in the 7200 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Police said Northwood could face charges in the incident, pending the outcome of their investigation. Prescription drug use may have been a contributing factor, according to police spokesman Justin Mulcahy.

- Liz F. Kay

Little League field named for Angels pitcher Adenhart

The mother of the late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart says she has fulfilled her top priority since her son was killed in an traffic collision in April. On Sunday, Janet Gigeous joined about 150 people in putting Adenhart's name on the Little League field in Halfway, Md., where he honed his skills. The red, white and blue sign designates the diamond as Nicholas James Adenhart Memorial Field. The sign includes a quote from Pete Rose: "You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be ... in baseball and in life." The man charged in the drunk-driving crash that killed Adenhart and two others in Fullerton, Calif., is scheduled for trial in November.

- Associated Press

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