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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
The Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay is in line to receive $21 million to continue its ship repair mission in fiscal year 2014 under the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Monday. The 113-acre yard on the Baltimore-Anne Arundel County line is the Coast Guard's only shipbuilding and repair facility and also provides all logistical support for Coast Guard vessels. "The Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay employs more than 600 military and civilian personnel," said Mikulski in a statement.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
The Constellation will be moved from its location in Baltimore's Inner Harbor for four months this winter to undergo more than $2 million in repairs - including $750,000 to fix rotting in its hull. The city Board of Estimates, which oversees spending in Baltimore, voted to approve the $750,000 expenditure for the ship, which has been docked in the harbor for almost 60 years. Money for the repairs comes from general obligation bonds approved by city voters in 2012. The ship will be dry-docked at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay from Oct. 20 to Feb. 20 for the repairs, said Christopher Rowsom, director of Historic Ships in Baltimore.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Baltimore fire officials on Wednesday identified three people who died in a house fire in Curtis Bay over the weekend, but said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The home, in the 4100 block of Grace Court, caught fire early Saturday morning, and a woman, whom neighbors said was the mother of the two children who died, was able to jump to the ground from the home's second floor but was seriously injured. Neighbors said the family's father died trying to save his girlfriend and their children.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard's shipyard in Curtis Bay has signed an agreement to provide ship maintenance over the next five years for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic fleet. The new memorandum of understanding, announced Tuesday by Sen. Barbara Mikulski's office, extends an existing partnership between the Coast Guard and the NOAA, which studies changes in the environment for the federal government. Under the agreement, the NOAA said it expects to send at least one of its nine Atlantic ships to the yard per year for maintenance, though the agency may also contract with private-sector shipyards if the work would be less expensive.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2013
Two injured firefighters were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after battling a two-alarm blaze in Curtis Bay on Sunday afternoon, the Baltimore Fire Department said. Smoke and fire damaged four houses in a block of rowhomes in the 1600 block of Locust Street, fire officials said. The firefighters' injuries were not expected to be life-threatening. A second alarm was requested about 4:15 p.m., the Fire Department said. The fire has since been brought under control. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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December 12, 2009
A 31-year-old Curtis Bay man was sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison Friday for dealing crack cocaine, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Lonnie Bivins' sentence was enhanced after the judge found him to be a "career offender" with two prior drug convictions. Bivins and his conspirators sold $500 to $4,000 worth of crack and powder cocaine per day in the Curtis Bay area of Baltimore from 2005 through 2008, according to court records. Law enforcement authorities witnessed Bivins making drug transactions for a year before arresting him in February 2008.
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Staff Reports | April 10, 2013
Anne Arundel County Fire officials said Wednesday at 5 p.m.  that crews had controlled an outdoor brush, wood and mulch fire in the 700 block of Pittman Road, near Arundel Cove and Curtis Bay. According to Division Chief Keith D. Swindle, the department received a call at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, for a fire at NOVA Recycling, in the 700 block of Pittman Road in Curtis Bay. Crews arrived at the scene to find a “heavy volume of fire” from...
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2013
Environmental groups and some Curtis Bay residents are pressing the state to tighten pollution safeguards at the CSX coal terminal, saying they're concerned about runoff from the busy facility and about black dust blown onto and into their homes. Coal exports from the CSX terminal have risen sharply in recent years, said Leah Kelly, an attorney with the Environmental Integrity Project, a Washington-based group. The Baltimore customs district exported 5.1 million tons of coal in the first three months of this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, trailing only Norfolk and New Orleans in volume of coal shipped overseas.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2011
Baltimore County police say they believe an 18-year-old man found stabbed to death in a wooded area of Curtis Bay was killed sometime last week in Lansdowne. Ryan Wesley Jackson, of the 3600 block of West Bay Ave., had been reported missing on Oct. 14 after his girlfriend hadn't seen him for two days, county police said. On Oct. 15, his family visited a home in the 700 block of Rambo Court where they believed he might be. "The family went over there, and was able to go into the home," said Det. Cathy Batton, a county police spokeswoman.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
The fleet of Coast Guard vessels that call Baltimore home port increased by one Wednesday when the 65-foot cutter Chock arrived from Virginia. The harbor tugboat, built in 1961, was transferred from Portsmouth. The Chock and its crew of eight will be used for homeland security patrols, law enforcement and ice-breaking in the upper bay. It also will continue to be used in the lower bay. Capt. Mark O'Malley, the Coast Guard's captain of the port of Baltimore, called it "a privilege" to add the cutter to the Curtis Bay operation, noting its "long history of superior service to the mariners of the Chesapeake Bay. " Baltimore's Coast Guard station responds to more than 200 search-and-rescue incidents and conducts more than 370 law enforcement boardings annually.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
Four firefighters suffered minor injuries as part of a house in Curtis Bay collapsed as they fought to put out a blaze in the early hours of Monday morning, according to the Baltimore City Fire Department. Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City fire departments went to the 1500 block of Popland Street shortly before 1:48 a.m., city fire spokesman Ian Brennan said in a recorded statement . When they arrived, they found a two-story house on fire. About half an hour after firefighters arrived, part of the second floor collapsed injuring three Anne Arundel firefighters and one from the city, according to Brennan.
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By Allison Eatough, For The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
The Bard family loves tooling around Columbia on bikes, whether it's to visit the library or attend an event at the lakefront. It's a healthy way to go, but the family of five noticed that when they arrived at their destinations, the food offerings were not exactly green or clean. "At the summer concerts at the [Columbia] lakefront, the only food there was the ice cream truck," said Luda Bard. "Unless you bring your own food, there's nothing else to eat. " So Bard and her husband, Aaron, and their children Ammi, Ari and Ellie, always brought their own healthy snacks.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
Baltimore police have arrested two men in connection with a pair of triple shootings in different neighborhoods last week. Ryan King, 25, of the 400 block of S. Parrish St. in Baltimore was charged in the shooting of three people Thursday morning in the 1600 block of Cherry Street near Curtis Avenue in Curtis Bay, police said Sunday. King faces multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment and firearms charges, according to court records.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
A man who was sitting with his neighbors on the steps in front of a house in Brooklyn Park Thursday night was shot several times after multiple suspects walked up and opened fire, Anne Arundel County police said. Police said the shooting appeared to be targeted and the 39-year-old victim, who was in stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center Friday morning, was uncooperative. The victim was shot several times in the lower body, police said. The shooting happened around 9:20 p.m. in the 900 block of Victory Ave., about two miles from the scene of a triple shooting that took place earlier on Thursday in Baltimore's Curtis Bay neighborhood.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
Six people were wounded in separate triple shootings in Baltimore late Wednesday night and Thursday morning. And late Thursday, two more men were shot in the city, bringing the total to eight shooting victims in a 24-hour span. With the often violent Memorial Day weekend approaching, police spokesman Lt. Eric Kowalczyk said officers would be stepping up checks on known violent offenders and increasing uniformed and plainclothes deployments "so we're not seeing incidents like this throughout the weekend.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
A Dundalk woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in a January 2013 shooting and stabbing death in Glen Burnie. Erica Tywanda Banks, 28, entered an Alford plea to first-degree murder in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Monday after prosecutors described a 911 tape indicating the victim told an operator before dying: "Erica Banks, she set me up. " An Alford plea means Banks does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have...
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2010
A 22-year-old man was ordered held without bail Thursday after he was charged by Anne Arundel County police with first-degree murder and armed robbery in the July 1 fatal shooting of a Brooklyn Park resident. Police said they arrested Ricky Lamont Mason, of Curtis Bay, on 14 counts, and were continuing to hunt for a second man in the slaying of Adam Ray Bucklew, 21. Bucklew was shot in front of his home in the 400 block of Audrey Avenue, Brooklyn Park. Police said the apparent motive in the shooting was robbery.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
A man was shot in neck in Curtis Bay in a non-fatal shooting on Saturday night, Baltimore police said. The man was shot at 10:26 p.m. near Elmtree Street and Pennington Avenue, said Sgt. Sarah Connolly, a police spokeswoman. He was being treated at an area hospital. Police are investigating, Connolly said. pwood@baltsun.com twitter.com/pwoodreporter
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
The crash of a 477-foot tanker into a coal pier in Baltimore in 2012 — which cost millions of dollars in damages and injured a dockworker — was likely caused by the "high rate of speed" at which operators tried to maneuver the ship into Curtis Creek, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its final report on the incident, released Friday. The findings could have implications in pending litigation, though the majority of the damages — those claimed by CSX Transportation, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad that owns the pier — have been settled out of court.
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