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December 26, 2009

Police identify body found on golf course

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Baltimore County police say the body found in a car parked on the grounds of a country club is that of Irving Hurwitz of Pikesville. Hurwitz, 78, had been reported missing by his family on Sunday. County police spokesman Cpl. Mike Hill said a passer-by found the body Thursday inside Hurwitz's 2003 Buick Century on Woodholme Country Club's golf course. Police do not suspect foul play. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. An earlier news release from police misstated Hurwitz's first name as Norman.

- Baltimore Sun staff report

Ice causes crashes, forces temporary closing of I-70

Maryland State Police said sleet and freezing rain caused many crashes Friday morning on Interstates 70 and 68. State police closed all westbound lanes on part of I-70 from about 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to allow crews to treat the road. Kevin Witt of the National Weather Service said sleet and freezing rain was worst in Western Maryland and nearby areas of Virginia and West Virginia, and a thin glaze of ice was coating trees and power lines near Frostburg.

- Associated Press

Kensington water main break floods houses

KENSINGTON - A water main break has knocked out water service to 27 homes in Kensington and flooded basements. The 8-inch main broke about 2 a.m. Friday at the top of a hill on Matthews Lane. It created a 10-foot sinkhole. Resident Ivan Fuss told WTOP radio that he had about a foot of muddy water in his basement. Kim Knox, a spokeswoman for the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission, said water was restored to the homes in the early afternoon. She said the main was about 60 years old.

- Associated Press

Delaware trooper is kicked during arrest attempt

NEWARK, Del. - Police say a Newark man kicked a state trooper who tried to take him into custody. Police were called Tuesday to a home about a strange vehicle parked in the driveway. Officials say troopers found the driver passed out at the wheel, covered in vomit, and could smell alcohol and marijuana. The driver, 20-year-old Adam Decktor, got out of the car after troopers asked him to. But police say he then kicked an officer and tried to run away. He's charged with offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, marijuana possession, driving under the influence and other charges.

- Associated Press

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