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Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Maryland State Police say they and federal authorities are investigating a 12-year-old boy who allegedly shined a laser light at a state police helicopter on Sunday night near the Carroll and Howard county line. Police said the helicopter, based in Frederick, was returning from a medevac mission when, in the vicinity of MD Route 27 and MD Route 144 near Mount Airy, a green flash illuminated the cockpit of the aircraft. Police said three more flashes, consistent with that of a laser pointer, were detected.
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Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Maryland State Police say they and federal authorities are investigating a 12-year-old boy who allegedly shined a laser light at a state police helicopter on Sunday night near the Carroll and Howard county line. Police said the helicopter, based in Frederick, was returning from a medevac mission when, in the vicinity of MD Route 27 and MD Route 144 near Mount Airy, a green flash illuminated the cockpit of the aircraft. Police said three more flashes, consistent with that of a laser pointer, were detected.
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Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Fire officials in Harford County say a medevac helicopter was requested in Whiteford on Sunday after an 11-year-old boy reportedly crashed an ATV four-wheeler into a tree. The accident happened in the 4400 block of Slate Ridge Road. On Sunday afternoon, a member with the Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company said no further details were immediately available. This story will be updated. andrea.walker@baltsun.com Twitter.com/ankwalker
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2013
A crash on southbound Route 295 near Route 197 in Laurel temporarily closed traffic in both directions shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday morning while a Medevac helicopter responded to the scene to transport at least one injured person, officials said. Traffic lanes reopened relatively quickly on the northbound side of the parkway after the helicopter departed the scene, but lanes remained closed for a longer period of time on the southbound side as crews cleared the accident, which sent at least one vehicle off the highway.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | July 5, 1999
It is just past 5 o'clock on a sultry Friday afternoon when the phone chirps softly in the Maryland State Police aviation unit at Strawberry Point. Paramedic Phillip Scott answers, replies, "En route," and moves quickly with pilot Norman Molter toward the gleaming black and green helicopter.In less than six minutes, they're airborne in Trooper One, Maryland's newest MedEvac helicopter, whirring away from eastern Baltimore County toward a messy traffic accident on the Eastern Shore."That's the scene up there," Scott says to Molter, pointing at the flashing lights of police cars and ambulances -- and a traffic backup of beach-bound motorists that stretches for miles.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1995
Ralph Hylton paused at a traffic light on the Eastern Shore. Thirty miles away, the crew of a Maryland State Police MedEvac helicopter cleaned up after dinner in a drab office in a hangar at Martin State Airport in Middle River.It was 8:20 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, an unspectacular day closing one of summer's final weekends. Then suddenly, Mr. Hylton was slammed against the driver's door of his small pickup truck and whipped across into the caved-in passenger side. Within minutes, a call went out for one of the state's 11 MedEvac helicopters, sending Trooper One to the rescue.
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November 21, 1991
A Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee was seriously burned yesterday when he touched an above-ground power line in Columbia.Charles Dobry, 28, was injured at Mills and Columbia roads about 9:45 a.m., Howard County police said. He was taken to the Francis Scott Key Medical Center burn unit by medevac helicopter, suffering from second- and third-degree burns to his arms, face and chest, according to police.He was listed in fair condition last night.
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By From Baltimore Sun staff reports | October 22, 2008
Winds force grounding of medevac helicopter A Maryland State Police medevac helicopter made an emergency landing yesterday in a field near Route 543 in Abingdon, authorities said. One patient aboard the aircraft was taken by another helicopter to a hospital, said state police spokesman Greg Shipley. There were no injuries. Heavy winds forced the helicopter to land about 3:30 p.m., Shipley said, and it remained grounded for about three hours. After technicians performed maintenance work, the helicopter returned to service and was flown to Martin State Airport.
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June 18, 2004
JOPPATOWNE - Rush-hour traffic came to a halt yesterday after an accident on Route 152 near Franklinville Road closed the road from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., police said. The accident occurred at 7:55 a.m. when a southbound 2002 Hyundai Sonata driven by Mark Chapman of Bel Air crossed the center line on Route 152 and collided head-on with a 1997 International tractor pulling a semitrailer, according to police. The accident is being investigated. Chapman, 43, was flown by MedEvac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he remained in critical condition last evening.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 13, 2000
A 10-year-old Pasadena boy was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore by MedEvac helicopter last night after he was struck by a car, Anne Arundel County police said. Kevin Williams ran between two parked cars in the 3500 block of Old Crown Drive and into the right front of an eastbound Toyota, said Officer Charles Ravenell, a county police spokesman. The boy is believed to have suffered internal injuries, said Battalion Chief John Scholz of the county Fire Department. Ravenell said the driver of the car, a 35-year-old Pasadena woman, tried to avoid the child.
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Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Fire officials in Harford County say a medevac helicopter was requested in Whiteford on Sunday after an 11-year-old boy reportedly crashed an ATV four-wheeler into a tree. The accident happened in the 4400 block of Slate Ridge Road. On Sunday afternoon, a member with the Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company said no further details were immediately available. This story will be updated. andrea.walker@baltsun.com Twitter.com/ankwalker
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
Years after a multimillion-dollar contract to replace the state's fleet of aged medevac helicopters caused controversy in Annapolis, two newly purchased aircraft arrived Tuesday at the aviation command of the Maryland State Police. Four more are expected to fly into the police facility at Martin State Airport in Middle River this week, state police said — behind initial schedules for the new fleet's arrival. The four remaining AW139 helicopters of the 10 purchased by the state for $121.7 million also will arrive soon, said Greg Shipley, a state police spokesman.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2012
Maryland officials on Friday unveiled the first of 10 new medevac helicopters the state ordered to replace its aging fleet, including some that are more than 20 years old. State leaders said the new helicopters, which are being delivered under a $121.7 million contact with Virginia-based AgustaWestland, include the latest in avionics and safety equipment. The new aircraft will replace the state's current fleet of 11 helicopters. Officials said the new aircraft will begin flying missions next year.
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By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 23, 2011
Three people were flown to trauma centers following a serious accident in the Forest Hill area of northern Harford County Monday afternoon. Police said Tuesday, however, that everyone who was injured is expected to survive. Around 2:58 p.m. Rachel Sue Reed, 39, of Conowingo, was driving a 1999 Chevy Cavalier east on Walters Mill Road, according to Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack. The Chevy stopped before trying to cross Route 543 (Ady Road), but the driver didn't see a 2000 Honda Accord driven by Rebecca Skrocki, 20, of Bel Air, and was hit broadside by the Honda.
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By Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2011
A Carroll County woman was fatally shot by a Maryland state trooper after she pointed a gun at him during a confrontation at a Hampstead home, state police said late Monday. State police were called about 5:40 p.m. to a home in the 4600 block of Upper Beckleysville Road for a domestic dispute. A second emergency call reported that the 40-year-old woman had a gun and was threatening to kill herself, state police said in a news release. The woman's sister said she and a teenage daughter had locked themselves in a bedroom for protection, police said.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2011
The mother of a victim in the September 2008 Maryland State Police helicopter crash that killed four people near Andrews Air Force base filed suit against the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday, contending that the agency's air traffic controllers gave the pilot inaccurate weather information. The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt by Stephanie D. Younger of Waldorf, mother of crash victim Ashley Younger, is expected to be the last of several filed against the FAA, according to the law firm representing the plaintiff.
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By Tom Keyser | September 5, 1997
Frank Douglas, a 37-year-old jockey injured Sunday during a race at Timonium, has improved since being transported by MedEvac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and is now listed in serious condition.He suffered a fractured skull and brain injuries after being thrown by his mount in a vicious spill on the backstretch."He's doing much better," his wife, Pamela, said yesterday. "He's feeding himself. He's remembering more."She said that his long-term prognosis is undetermined, but that he will require rehabilitation.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2013
A crash on southbound Route 295 near Route 197 in Laurel temporarily closed traffic in both directions shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday morning while a Medevac helicopter responded to the scene to transport at least one injured person, officials said. Traffic lanes reopened relatively quickly on the northbound side of the parkway after the helicopter departed the scene, but lanes remained closed for a longer period of time on the southbound side as crews cleared the accident, which sent at least one vehicle off the highway.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2011
A medevac helicopter en route to a Carroll County hospital made an emergency landing in Reisterstown Thursday night, Baltimore County police said. The helicopter was going to Carroll County Hospital Center to pick up a patient when the pilot made an emergency landing in a backyard of the 12600 block of Ivy Mill Road about 8:30 p.m., police said. None of the crew were injured. It is unclear what forced the helicopter to make the emergency landing. jkanderson@baltsun.com
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,gadi.dechter@baltsun.com | March 10, 2009
Attempts to overhaul and possibly privatize the state's emergency medical system appear likely to fail this year after a legislative panel's full-throated endorsement of continued state police control of Maryland's medical helicopter program. A 14-member House of Delegates study panel voted unanimously yesterday to recommend that state police maintain operation of the medevac fleet and that the aging helicopters be replaced at a pace faster than that proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The panel called for additional legislative scrutiny of the state EMS system.
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