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NEWS
August 24, 2012
Over the years, we have often disagreed with Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. on numerous matters of law and social justice. But it gives us no satisfaction to learn of the Anne Arundel Republican's involvement in a horrific boating accident Wednesday on the Magothy River. The accident caused serious injury to six people, including Mr. Dwyer, another adult and four children. Mr. Dwyer had been drinking and operating one of the vessels, the "Baja," a 26-foot runabout that collided with an 18.5-foot Bayliner and sank near Cornfield Creek.
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FEATURES
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
Sure, the yearly switch to daylight saving time always puts some of us into a funk and a fog. It's true that it's harder to concentrate on writing that legal brief or counting out the correct change. It can't be denied that to the sleep-deprived, small setbacks can seem extra irritating. And, it's suddenly impossible to resist the salty bag of chips, sugary sodas and chocolate candy bar. But can the annual spring forward on daylight saving time actually be bad for our health?
NEWS
July 8, 2008
Annapolis police were investigating a fatal accident that occurred near the U.S. Naval Academy after a federal police officer tried to pull over a speeding motorcycle, authorities said yesterday. The crash occurred about 12:50 a.m. Saturday at Monterey and Ridgely avenues when the driver of the motorcycle went through a stop sign and hit a 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera, police said. A Department of Defense police officer assigned to the Naval Academy first noticed the motorcycle speeding near Gate 8, police said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | September 17, 1994
The gashed hull of a Boston whaler tells Cpl. Dennis W. Leland that a terrible hit-and-run accident occurred last weekend on the Chesapeake Bay, leaving a mother and son dead.But there are few other clues to what happened a week ago near the mouth of the Choptank River in an accident that killed a sister-in-law and nephew of Montgomery County Executive Neal Potter.Evidence does not tell police where the accident occurred. Or how it happened. Or even what type of boat hit the Boston whaler -- it could be as small as a motorboat or as large as an oil tanker.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
An early morning fatal crash on Interstate 95 South at the Intercounty Connector in Prince George's County involving three vehicles, including a tractor trailer, backed up traffic for nearly four hours on Wednesday, according to the Maryland State Police. The state Department of Transportation reported the incident at 3:38 a.m., and SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar said that traffic was diverted east and west along Route 32 to southbound Baltimore Washington Parkway, U.S. 1 and Route 29. DOT reported the incident cleared at 7:10 a.m. It was one among three that have shut down traffic in both directions on the region's roadways, according to the state transportation authorities.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
One person died in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County Friday afternoon, police said. Just before 4 p.m., the crash occurred on the southbound side of the highway at the spur to eastbound U.S. Route 50, according to Maryland State Police. The crash is being investigated by officers from the Glen Burnie Barracks, who had not made any details about the accident's cause available by 10 p.m. The accident caused traffic on the two highways to back up for miles until the early evening.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | May 2, 2008
Anne Arundel County police are stepping up traffic enforcement at several intersections across the county after two fatal vehicle accidents, the most recent a five-car crash in Severn that killed a 19-year-old man. Authorities are targeting 10 intersections that they said account for 20 percent of recent accidents in northern Anne Arundel, for increased enforcement.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 30, 2002
A man who died Monday when his motorcycle went off the road and through a fence in North Laurel was identified yesterday as Ronald Vandervort of Laurel, Howard County police said. Vandervort, 60, was a resident of the 3000 block of Piney Woods Place in the Anne Arundel County section of Laurel, Howard police said. He apparently failed to navigate a sharp bend in the road and his motorcycle careened through a fence and into a field, police said. Vandervort was the only person injured in the one-vehicle accident, which occurred about 2:30 p.m. Monday.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2005
Charges have been filed against a teen driver and a New Windsor woman who is accused of providing alcohol to the driver and other underage drinkers on the night that his vehicle struck a tree near Westminster, killing a 15-year-old girl, according to state police at the Westminster barracks. Sarah Phillips of New Windsor, the front-seat passenger, died in the accident about 2:45 a.m. March 5, when the 1996 Ford Contour struck a tree while northbound on South Springdale Road, just south of Jasontown Road, police said.
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