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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
A little more than a week ago, little children filled the yard of the Northeast Baltimore home with playthings and laughter. Neighbors of the Denwood Avenue rowhouse recalled happy, friendly and smiling kids under the eye of an ever-watchful grandmother. Now their bikes and toys lie in a charred heap by the concrete front porch. Debris fills the yard from the deadly fire that claimed the lives of four children and the woman the Worrell family called Mama Nancy. Family members and an estimated 1,000 mourners paid final tribute Thursday to Nancy Worrell, the 55-year-old at the heart of a family that included her husband of 27 years, 14 children, 60 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
The Baltimore Fire Department has released the name of the man killed in the University of Maryland Medical Center fire last week as William Turner, born in 1950. Turner, a patient at the hospital, was killed in a fire in his room late Friday night. The cause of the fire and cause of death are still under investigation, spokespeople for the fire department and the hospital said. Mary Lynn Carver, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said the fire was contained to the one room and quickly extinguished.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2012
The five victims of the fire that destroyed a Northeast Baltimore rowhouse Thursday will be memorialized together in a service Thursday. Nancy Worrell, 55, died along with her three grandchildren and a great-grandson in the 2 a.m. blaze that gutted her two-story brick home on Denwood Avenue. The victims were all found in the back bedroom on the second floor of the home. The deceased grandchildren are Daryl Stewart, 4, K-Niyah Scott, 2, and Tykia Manley, 7, who all lived at the residence.
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September 27, 2013
Words cannot express our gratitude for all of the prayers, thoughts, help and encouragement offered to our family during the difficult time after our house fire. So many individuals have reached out to help us. Please know that each of you made a big difference in helping us get out of the house in time and then transition to our new home. I really don't know where I would be without you. As a family, we are truly blessed to be a part of this caring community. I am still amazed by how many of you jumped at the opportunity to drop off essentials, help us move and collected items and money.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | December 25, 1996
Neighbors and Baltimore County firefighters have rallied to the aid of a Middle River family injured Monday when their house burned.The Baltimore County Firefighters Association gave $600 in gift certificates for Kmart, Toys 'R' Us and Super Fresh supermarket to the Glass family, whose home in the 600 block of W. Kingsway was damaged by a blaze believed to have been started by one of the children playing with a lighter in a bedroom.Yesterday, Albert Glass, 35, was in good condition in the burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
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By Amy L. Miller and Bill Talbott and Amy L. Miller and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writers | December 8, 1994
Victims of a four-alarm fire in Manchester that virtually destroyed their belongings are receiving support and donations from at least two local groups.Meanwhile, fire officials still have not determined the cause of the Monday afternoon blaze or what forced the hospitalization of 30 firefighters and two bystanders just as the fire was being extinguished.Of the 11 people left homeless by the fire, American Red Cross volunteers are helping eight, said Leni Uddyback, spokeswoman for the organization.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 28, 1999
At least three more benefits are planned to help victims of the fire that destroyed part of historic Main Street in Ellicott City on Nov. 9.The Relay Improvement Association, in conjunction with the Red Cross, will be the host for music and a brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Relay Town Hall, 1710 Arlington Ave.A donation of $25 donation per ticket is suggested, or $5 for the music only. Proceeds will go to fire victims.For information about the bands that are playing, go to www.VisitEllicottCity.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 8, 2004
More than 50 residents of a Middle River apartment complex who escaped a fire over the weekend were being assisted yesterday by American Red Cross officials and others in finding a place to live. Six families were temporarily sheltered at a local motel for two nights, said Red Cross spokeswoman Linnea Anderson. Others, she said, were given temporary homes in vacant apartments elsewhere in the complex or stayed with family or friends. Sunday night, a three-alarm fire spread through 24 apartments at the Commons at White Marsh in the 600 block of Sopwith Drive, Baltimore County fire officials said yesterday.
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By Dallas Morning News | May 3, 1993
WACO, Texas -- After two days of speculation, authorities announced last night that the body of Branch Davidian leader David Koresh has been identified.Justice of the Peace James Collier, in whose district the Branch Davidian compound was located, said the cult leader apparently died of a gunshot wound to the head.However, it's too early to tell whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, Mr. Collier said.The identification was made possible by dental records and X-rays of mouth and body, Mr. Collier said.
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August 4, 1992
They were there before the fire and during the fire. Now county fire officials will be there after the fire.In a new program started this summer, the county fire department is providing assistance to victims after their homes or businesses burn. Battalion chiefs who respond to fire scenes now give victims a copy of a U.S. Fire Administration booklet that provides tips on what to do after a fire. Victims also are given the phone number of the county's fire education officer and encouraged to call him if they need further help.
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By Laura Lefavor, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2013
When the Hontz family lost their Hanover home to a fire last summer, it wasn't long before they started missing the basic necessities. First, it was a toothbrush. Then, a Band-Aid. But for Lauren Hontz, who was just 9 years old at the time, all she really wanted was a blanket to call her own. The family quickly received more blankets than they could possibly use, which gave Lauren an idea. If all she wanted was a blanket after her fire, then wouldn't other people want one too? With this in mind, she asked her parents if they could donate the extras.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
City confirmed Saturday that a man and a woman whose bodies were found in a burning car in West Baltimore early Friday morning had been shot. Police said it was still not clear whether they were killed by bullets or the fire and had no more information on the cause of the blaze. The fire was discovered at about 5 a.m. in the 2000 block of N. Monroe St. in the Mondawmin neighborhood, fire officials said. "Whether or not they are fire victims or otherwise has to be determined by the state medical examiner," Baltimore City Fire Department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said Friday.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2012
A 47-year-old Glen Burnie man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition after a fire broke out in his home Saturday afternoon, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the home in the 400 block of Blossom Lane about 3:55 p.m. for a report of a chimney fire and found a two-story single family home with flames visible at the rear of the first and second floors, sad Battalion Chief Steve Thompson, a fire department spokesman.
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October 19, 2012
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
A little more than a week ago, little children filled the yard of the Northeast Baltimore home with playthings and laughter. Neighbors of the Denwood Avenue rowhouse recalled happy, friendly and smiling kids under the eye of an ever-watchful grandmother. Now their bikes and toys lie in a charred heap by the concrete front porch. Debris fills the yard from the deadly fire that claimed the lives of four children and the woman the Worrell family called Mama Nancy. Family members and an estimated 1,000 mourners paid final tribute Thursday to Nancy Worrell, the 55-year-old at the heart of a family that included her husband of 27 years, 14 children, 60 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2012
The five victims of the fire that destroyed a Northeast Baltimore rowhouse Thursday will be memorialized together in a service Thursday. Nancy Worrell, 55, died along with her three grandchildren and a great-grandson in the 2 a.m. blaze that gutted her two-story brick home on Denwood Avenue. The victims were all found in the back bedroom on the second floor of the home. The deceased grandchildren are Daryl Stewart, 4, K-Niyah Scott, 2, and Tykia Manley, 7, who all lived at the residence.
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By Los Angeles Times | January 31, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Army officials acknowledged yesterday that their reporting of "friendly fire" deaths during the Persian Gulf war was flawed, but they denied that military officials attempted to cover up the number of such deaths.In testimony before a House Armed Services subcommittee, Lt. Gen. William H. Reno, who directs the Army's notification process, said the names of suspected "friendly fire" victims were withheld during the war until causes of death could be determined with certainty.
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By The New York Times News Service | December 31, 1991
ATLANTA -- The North Carolina Department of Labor fined the owner of a Hamlet, N.C., chicken-processing plant $808,150 yesterday for safety violations that it said contributed to the deaths of 25 people in a fire September 3.The amount was quickly criticized by survivors and relatives of the fire victims as little more than "a slap on the wrist" for the plant's operator, Imperial Food Products Co. of Cummings, Ga.An AFL-CIO official said the fines against...
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2012
A 78-year-old man thwarted an armed robbery in a Glen Burnie parking lot early Friday. Anne Arundel County police responded to a report of shots fired shortly before 5 a.m. in the Lowe's lot in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway, near Shelly Road. The victim told officers that, while he was sitting in his car, a man approached him and demanded money. The victim said he had no money, exited the car and struck the suspect with the car door. The suspect fired from a handgun and shots struck the victim's vehicle.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2011
A Randallstown man has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting Monday of a 19-year-old during what Baltimore County police said was an attempt to steal drugs. Sterling Gregory Lewis, 21, of the 3900 block of Nemo Road was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. According to police, the victim, Willie Cedric Jackson, and a witness met with Lewis about 11:47 p.m. Monday in the 4000 block of Winlee Road in Randallstown to sell him drugs.
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