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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
Anne Arundel County police have charged a 51-year-old Glen Burnie man with manufacturing explosive devices and possession of marijuana. Delmus Marshal Rice Jr. was arrested Thursday at his home in the 100 block of Georgia Avenue NW. Officers were executing a narcotics warrant at the home shortly before noon, when they found explosive making materials, two pipe bombs and three black powder pistols. The county fire department and the Annapolis city bomb squad recovered the explosives.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
A Glen Burnie man who admitted to building bombs in his home was sentenced in federal court Thursday to nearly four years in prison. Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr., 28, wasn't the "next mad bomber," according to his attorney. Laura Robinson described Wheeler as a man with a troubled history, drug addiction and a fascination with explosives. Police and fire officials began investigating Wheeler after he was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie on New Year's Day with a burned hand.
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By Janet Heller | June 15, 1995
THE WASHINGTON, D.C., telephone directory is loaded with a mind-boggling number of interest groups, many of which represent industries wanting to be close to the seat of government to protect their interests before Congress.Recently, I happened upon a listing for the Institute of Makers of Explosives. In light of the recent tragedy in Oklahoma, I decided to drop into the institute's Washington office to find out just what the IME is all about.The receptionist had packets of information ready to hand out to curious folks like me. The packet included a brochure indicating that the IME is a "safety association of the commercial explosives industry in the United States and Canada."
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
Five people were injured near Ocean City on Sunday when their boat exploded, police said. The explosion occurred shortly after the boaters boarded the 24-foot inboard/outboard motor boat in Ocean Pines, Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said. Owner Neil Edwards had backed the vessel away from the dock without incident, Thomson said. But when he shifted into forward, it exploded. The passengers all were blown off the boat or jumped, Thomson said. Neighbors helped them out of the water.
NEWS
October 26, 2004
THE NEWS that 380 tons of high explosives was left unguarded in Iraq, and has gone missing, is dumbfounding. Safer? Wasn't the whole point of the war in Iraq supposed to be about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists - to make the world a less dangerous place? Yet, as reported by The New York Times, here was this huge cache of extremely destructive explosives, kept under control for years by the inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, suddenly available to anyone who wanted to pick it up - thanks to the anarchy unleashed by the U.S. invasion.
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January 21, 2010
APPOMATTOX, Va. - A bomb squad discovered a multitude of explosives Wednesday at the home of a man accused of shooting eight people to death, and crews were detonating the devices as more details about the suspected gunman came to light. Christopher Bryan Speight, a 39-year-old security guard, surrendered to police at daybreak Wednesday after leading authorities on an 18-hour manhunt following the slayings at a house in rural central Virginia, where deputies found a mortally wounded man and seven bodies.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | July 17, 1996
If Explosive Experts Inc. moves to Sykesville, business owners in the town fear few others will follow.The Baltimore County blasting company would like to move its operations to 13 acres just outside Sykesville and about a quarter-mile east of Route 32.Officials of the 36-year-old company met with the Sykesville Town Council Monday to present what it said was a perfect safety record and discuss its daily operations and advantages for the area."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 29, 2000
A 39-year-old Stevensville man is being held for psychiatric evaluation after Queen Anne's County sheriff's deputies found an array of military explosives - including land mines - at his home following an alleged assault at a neighbor's home, the state fire marshal's office said yesterday. Investigators said Eugenio Augusto Giolitti, a former Navy SEAL with expertise in explosives, is being evaluated at Anne Arundel County General Hospital after an emergency committal. Police searched Giolitti's home in the 300 block of John Kallis Lane on Sunday night after being called to the waterfront community after a dispute between Giolitti and a guest at his next-door neighbor's home.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 26, 2004
WASHINGTON - Responding to criticism from the Sept. 11 commission, the government's aviation security chief outlined a plan yesterday to begin screening airline passengers for bombs hidden under clothing. But a senior lawmaker said the Bush administration was moving too slowly to close a widely acknowledged loophole: Although bags and shoes are checked for traces of explosives, people are not. A suicide bomber wearing a device that contained small amounts of metal - or carrying disassembled parts of a bomb - could get past security.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2000
Ellis M. Howard, a Green Beret in Vietnam who became a union leader and explosives technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died Thursday of leukemia at his home. He was 58 and lived in Pikesville. Born in Evergreen, Ala., he moved with his family to Baltimore in his youth and graduated from Douglass High School in 1960. He joined the Army in 1962 and served as a Green Beret in the Special Forces in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1965. "He was very proud, especially of being able to jump from planes.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
The only signs investigators found of the chemical-laden railroad hopper car that exploded after it derailed last year in Rosedale were twisted and deformed pieces of its aluminum shell that shot out like shrapnel, landing as far as 370 feet away. "Of the larger wreckage pieces recovered along [adjacent] Lake Drive, was a brake valve weighing about 70 pounds, a piece of aluminum rail car frame, and a fractured piece of burnt rail tie," wrote Paul L. Stancil, the National Transportation Safety Board's senior hazardous materials investigator, in a factual report on the explosion released Monday.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
A man was seriously hurt Friday evening in East Baltimore when a grill exploded, a city fire spokesman said. Fire personnel were summoned around 7:13 p.m. to the 2000 block Llewelyn Ave., according to Ian Brennan, city fire spokesman. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Brennan said. The cause of the explosion remains under investigation. tim.wheeler@baltsun.com
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. confirmed Thursday that it has settled a lawsuit brought by residents of an East Baltimore rowhouse partially destroyed in a gas explosion and the family of an 8-year-old boy who was killed in the blast. The family of Troy Douglas, the boy who was killed, and Henry Gaither and Danelle White, who lived in the house in the 400 block of N. Lakewood Ave., sued BGE in May over the explosion. The suit filed by Troy's family alleged that the company had failed to properly maintain its gas lines.
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By Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A freight train struck a garbage truck Tuesday morning at the same street-level railroad crossing in Rosedale where a similar collision 15 months ago resulted in a fiery explosion. The incident could have been far worse, considering what happened last year when the train derailed and the explosion caused widespread damage throughout the nearby industrial area. The CSX Transportation train remained on the tracks this time, and no one was injured in the crash at 8:15 a.m. near 68th Street and Lake Drive.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco handed the football off and threw swing passes to Ray Rice this spring, he had a close-up view of the three-time Pro Bowl running back's physical transformation. Rice had regained much of his old quickness, displaying an ability to run away from defenders that all but disappeared during the worst season of his NFL career last year. Rice has lost roughly 20 pounds since last season, when he weighed as much as 225 pounds while struggling with hip and quadriceps injuries that robbed him of his ability to elude pursuit or break tackles.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
A transformer explosion resulted in a single-alarm fire early Tuesday morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital campus. The fire, which was reported at 8:05 a.m., was quickly contained and did not spread to the main hospital, said Ian Brennan, a spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department. No injuries were reported. Baltimore Gas & Electric Company crews are on scene working to repair the transformer, Brennan said. The hospital, located in the 5600 block of Loch Raven Boulevard, is using a back-up power generator in the meantime.
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July 19, 1996
Vandals detonated a powerful illegal explosive device and several firecrackers on top of an unoccupied police cruiser parked in the 3400 block of Marble Arch Drive in Pasadena late Tuesday.Officer Richard P. Lesniewski of the Eastern District station reported that an M-80 and firecrackers were detonated on top of his 1995 Chevrolet Caprice cruiser about 2: 30 a.m. The vandals also threw a bottle of wine at the car but missed, police said. The car was not damaged.Typically, an M-80 is a cylinder 1 1/2 inches long containing 12 ounces of explosives.
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By David Zucchino and David Zucchino,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 27, 2007
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In the latest attempt to link the deadliest form of roadside bombs in Iraq to components manufactured in Iran, U.S. Army officers displayed plastic explosives yesterday that they said were made in Iran and recovered during a raid Saturday in violence-racked Diyala Province. An Army explosives expert said the C-4 plastic explosives were used to make bombs that the military calls EFPs - explosively formed projectiles. The explosives were found alongside enough bomb-making materials to build 150 EFPs capable of penetrating heavily armored vehicles, according to the expert, Maj. Martin Weber.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
A man was arrested after walking into Howard County police southern district headquarters Sunday claiming to have planted explosives there, officials said. After an evacuation of both police and fire stations in the Fulton complex and nearby restaurants, teams performed a bomb sweep of the area and found no explosives. Police did not immediately identify the man, who entered the station and was arrested around 4:40 p.m. He is expected to face several charges, department spokeswoman Mary T. Phelan said.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
When the derailed train cars full of hazardous chemicals exploded, a shock wave shot through an adjacent industrial park, shattering windows, cracking concrete and buckling metal paneling and roofs. A year later, the recovery continues. "We're a long way from being back to normal, that's for sure," said Mike Brown, president of Baltimore Windustrial Co., which had one of its warehouses destroyed and another badly damaged. The derailment and blast occurred May 28 after a southbound CSX Transportation train collided with a trash truck at a crossing near Pulaski Highway in Rosedale.
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