November 6, 2012
More than 100 Baltimore firefighters battled a four-alarm fire Tuesday that routed residents from their homes, closed businesses and shut down several streets in Fells Point throughout the day. It also raised a few residents' concerns about the neighborhood's third major fire in less than five months. The latest fire, first reported at 4:25 a.m., further ravaged a five-story building in the 500 block of S. Broadway that had sustained more than $1 million in damage during a five-alarm fire June 11. It once housed a grocery store on the street level but has been unoccupied for more than a year.
August 17, 2012
Fire officials suspect the same person who set a fire that caused half a million dollars in damage to the Denny's restaurant in Edgewood earlier this month also set a fire at the restaurant in early July. Deputy state fire marshals are seeking help from the public with information about two fires inside the Denny's at 1803 Edgewood, one on July 4 and the second on Aug. 3. The first fire, at approximately 8:45 a.m. on July 4, was in the trash can in the men's restroom. Damages were minimal and contained to the trash can. It was initially believed to be accidental by management and fire service response was not requested.
April 6, 2011
As an independent commission begins its review into a friendly-fire shooting that killed a Baltimore police officer in January, the city spending board on Wednesday approved $45,000 already spent for the officer's funeral and $75,000 to fund the commission's investigation of his death. Officer William H. Torbit Jr. was fatally shot by fellow officers in January after responding in plainclothes to a disturbance outside a Paca Street club. Torbit was overcome by an unruly crowd and is believed to have fired his service weapon and killed a civilian, Sean Gamble.
September 14, 2010
Smith looking shaky Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times With the looming possibility of a work stoppage when the collective bargaining agreement expires in March, NFL owners will be hesitant to lock into long-term deals with coaches. So any coach fired this season probably will be replaced on an interim basis. That said, the Bears' Lovie Smith is likely the first to go. He has been on shaky ground the past couple of seasons, and judging by a first glimpse of the Bears, this could be a long one. They survived their opener against the Lions only because of a wrong-headed rule about what is and isn't a reception.
August 17, 2008
On Aug. 18, 1907, Aberdeen suffered from a devastating fire that destroyed two buildings and damaged several others. According to the Record, the fire broke out at 2 a.m. after a failed robbery attempt at Nelson, Worthington and Brothers Hardware Store. Dropped matches ignited the fire, which quickly spread to the neighboring Aberdeen Hotel. During the fire, a large can of gunpowder exploded with a thunderous roar. The explosion then set fire to a shoe store, Crown Hall, the First National Bank and several residences.
August 12, 2008
Investigators from the Maryland state fire marshal's office are asking the public's help with information about two arsons that occurred in Harford County over the weekend, authorities said. The first fire was at Aberdeen High School on Paradise Road, where someone set fire to football and other sports equipment that was stored under the bleachers. A school employee who was on the grounds for another event discovered the fire about 4:15 p.m. Saturday, said Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph G. Zurolo Jr. Damage to the equipment was estimated at $3,000.