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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 12, 2010
A 35-year-old West Baltimore man accidentally shot himself in the right knee Thursday night and was arrested for possessing an illegal weapon, according to city police. Tyrone Bailey was attempting to remove the gun from his pants pocket when it discharged once in the 1800 block of Presstman St. at about 8 p.m., police said. Bailey was transported by an illegal taxi driver to an area hospital, where police took a report of the incident, a department spokesman said. Bailey was released from the hospital and taken into custody.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Police and the state medical examiner have determined that a Towson University student who died over the weekend fell into a glass door and suffered head and neck injuries that killed her. Julia Margaret Ratnaraj, 18, of Sewell, N.J., had been drinking before the incident, people who were with her at the time told police. Her death was an accident, police said Thursday. Shortly before midnight Saturday, police responded to a call for an overdose at an apartment in the 300 block of E. Joppa Road.
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November 30, 1993
A 35-year-old Howard County man who was taking target practice with a friend was accidentally shot Saturday.Orlando Rodriguez, of the 6800 block of Waterloo Road in Elkridge, was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by a state police helicopter after the shooting, which occurred at 3:25 p.m. He was in serious and stable condition after being hit near his right elbow, a hospital spokesman said.Police said Mr. Rodriguez was at the home of a friend, Enrique V. Cabrera, in the 3000 block of Sams Creek Road between Taylorsville and Marston, and the pair was shooting targets with a .30-.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 9, 2014
A 13-year-old girl was accidentally shot at a Bel Air home on Friday afternoon, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. The girl was shot in the leg, Cristie Kahler, spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office said. She was taken to the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center in Baltimore with a non-life threatening injury, Kahler said. She was later released, according to Kahler. Kahler said the incident occurred on Colonial Court where the homeowner had recently died and family members were cleaning the house.
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June 15, 2003
A 16-year-old Pasadena boy was hospitalized last week after he was accidentally shot by his older brother, Anne Arundel police said. Police said the shooting took place Wednesday afternoon in the 7800 block of Mayford Road. Authorities said the older brother, 23, said the two were trying to move a firearm from a table to the gun cabinet when it accidentally discharged. The teen was struck in the arm. Although his injuries were not considered life-threatening, he was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and treated at University of Maryland Medical Center.
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October 3, 2003
The Anne Arundel County Police Department released yesterday the name of the officer who they said accidentally shot a pregnant woman in the right hand during a weapons search at a home early Wednesday. Officer James Phillips, a 14-year veteran, will be on administrative leave during a departmental review of the shooting, said Lt. Joseph Jordan. That action follows departmental procedures for all shootings involving officers, Jordan said. Phillips, a member of the special operations unit, accidentally fired his weapon while officers searched a home in Pioneer City about 4 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
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By Roger Twigg | May 4, 1991
A WMIX-FM disc jockey whose regular nighttime program featured listeners' dedications of love songs was killed yesterday when a gun he was holding accidentally fired, the Baltimore police said.Mark Douglas Edmondson, 24, died of a single gunshot wound to the neck just before 7 a.m. in his basement apartment in the 6900 block of Harford Road, said Dennis S. Hill, a police spokesman.Mr. Hill said Mr. Edmondson's accidental shooting was witnessed by a childhood friend, Robert Miller, a University of Maryland student who had been visiting at the time.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 10, 1998
A 15-year-old Odenton boy playing with a gun accidentally killed himself this weekend when he pointed the weapon at his head, joked about whether there was a bullet in the chamber and pulled the trigger, county police said.Eric Dupri Daniels of the 600 block of Realm Court was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Saturday of a gunshot wound to the head.According to police, Eric and his 14-year-old girlfriend had been at his cousin's house in the 600 block of Queenstown Road in Severn.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2004
An 18-year-old playing with a handgun he grabbed out of his father's safe accidentally shot a teenage girl yesterday afternoon in his Woodbine home, Howard County police said. The girl, 17, was standing in a first-floor bathroom when she was hit in the chest by a single bullet from the small-caliber gun fired accidentally by Benjamin M. Allen, said Pfc. Richard Malcolm, a Howard police spokesman. Allen had taken out the gun to show the girl and three 18-year-old friends who had entered the house after swimming in a pool on the property, Malcolm said.
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By Kimball Payne and Kimball Payne,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2003
An 88-year-old woman died early yesterday in her North Baltimore apartment after accidentally setting herself on fire and unsuccessfully trying to extinguish the flames in her bathroom, city officials said. Firefighters found the woman, identified as Edith Silberg Borden, dead from burns and smoke inhalation in a bathtub filled with water in her apartment in the 200 block of Cross Keys Road, officials said. Officials said a trail of burning clothes was found leading from the kitchen, where the fire apparently originated about 6 a.m. Kevin Cartwright, a department spokesman, said the cause of the fire was under investigation.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Creating a beautiful garden isn't a matter of luck. The winners of this year's Baltimore Sun garden contest prove it takes knowledge, artistry - and a strong back. These gardeners hoisted paving stones, moved heavy pots and cut logs from fallen trees in their quest to create beautiful spaces where they could relax, reflect and spend time with friends. Best Overall: John and Maureen Lalley, Ruxton John Lalley's children surprised him with an unusual Father's Day gift: They nominated his and his wife's garden for The Baltimore Sun's garden contest.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
The weekend of the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim was better than any holiday for Robert Matysek. The South Carolina man loved to spend time swimming with his family. The 4.4-mile race from Sandy Point State Park to Kent Island was "like Christmas, the Fourth of July and his birthday all wrapped in one," said Matysek's brother Jim. Robert Matysek, who grew up in Baltimore, died Sunday while swimming the event with two of his brothers. He was 58. The state medical examiner has ruled Matysek's death an accidental drowning.
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By Richard Gorelick, Chris Waldmann and Melissa Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Episode 9 of the All-Star season took the five teams from Rome into Switzerland. You said you wanted more snowy scenery, right? And you pleaded for gondolas, Bernese Mountain Dogs and references to Wilhelm Tell. You got all of them in Episode 9, which turned out to be another non-elimination leg. That was very good news for the Country Singers, who reached this week's Pit Stop well after the other four teams did. This was the second such reprieve for Caroline and Jennifer, who at least had the good sense to acknowledge how lucky they were.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
All Amtrak and MARC rail service between Baltimore and Wilmington was suspended for several hours Tuesday evening after a man was killed on train tracks in Rosedale, rail and police officials said. Baltimore County Police identified the man on Wednesday as George Thomas McAleer, 26, of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in Baltimore. Police believe the man failed to hear the train coming toward him at a high rate of speed after a stolen ATV in his possession "broke down on him next to the tracks just prior to the accident.
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By Blair Ames, Bames@tribune.com | January 24, 2014
An accidental fire that started in a void spaceĀ above Jin's Asian Bistro in the Oklahoma Center shopping center became a two-alarm blaze that damaged several units of the Eldersburg strip mall late Thursday night, the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal said Friday. The fire, which began at an electrical outlet above Jin's, caused about $250,000 in damages, including $200,000 to the building itself, according to a notice of investigation from the State Fire Marshal's Office.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2014
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the neck Saturday night while a group of friends were handing a weapon in White Marsh, Baltimore County police said. The injured boy was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, according to police. Around 9:45 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 6000 block of St. Regis Road after a report of shooting. Officers found that a group of juveniles had been handling a gun in a basement when the weapon discharged and wounded the 17-year-old, police said.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | April 20, 1997
OCEAN CITY, N.J. -- Commercial fisherman Donny Whiteside considers it a bad omen when he checks his gill nets and finds that species he isn't after - including an occasional harbor porpoise - have become entangled in his gear."
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Every semester during finals week, students at the University of Maryland, College Park place "offerings" around a 1,000-pound bronze statute of Testudo, the campus' mascot, for good luck. Sometime after midnight Wednesday, Testudo was ablaze after those offerings caught fire, according to several witnesses who expressed their shock on social media. Campus police have ruled the cause of the fire to be accidental after initially saying "malicious intent" had not been ruled out. However, UMCP president Wallace Loh said on Twitter that Testudo was not harmed in the incident.
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By Carrie Wells and Timothy Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
The U.S. Army has concluded that the death of a civilian diver at Aberdeen Proving Ground earlier this year was accidental, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press. George H. Lazzaro Jr., 41, died Jan. 30 while performing routine maintenance in the underwater test facility known as the Super Pond. Lazzaro, a former Marine who lived in Baltimore County, was the first of three divers to die in the Super Pond in less than a month. Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher, 29, and Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris, 22, drowned Feb. 26 while training.
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