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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2010
Baltimore police Wednesday morning pulled a body out of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River near South Hanover Street, according to a department spokesman. A passer-by spotted the victim shortly before 10 a.m. floating near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge and Cromwell Street, just off the southern edge of Port Covington. Police were still at the scene at 10:15 a.m., and no further details were immediately available. peter.hermann@baltsun.com
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By Susan Reimer and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Not many people can say they ran underneath the Patapsco River, but now about 900 Special Olympians and their supporters can add that to their athletic achievements. The occassion was Sunday's sixth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K run/walk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. It was hot inside Fort McHenry tunnel No. 4, even though the ventilation system was on high. The lights were on and the white tiles were shimmering. A group of cadets training to be Maryland Transportation Authority Police was running in formation and shouting cadences that bounced off the tunnel walls.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2010
Two people were rescued from a 38-foot fishing boat after it collided with an object in the Patapsco River near Fort Smallwood State Park in Anne Arundel County on Friday, Coast Guard officials said. Thomas H. Tolson Sr., 49, of Severn and John L. Sullivan Jr., 60, of Columbia were pulled from the boat at about 2:30 p.m. When the Coast Guard crew began pumping water from the boat, the water was already up to the boaters' knees and began to wash over the sides. The crew was forced to remove the lines and the fishing boat capsized, officials said.
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Tim Wheeler | August 22, 2014
Ever wonder what a sewer "overflow" looks like?  This video by the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper shows what happened in multiple places in Baltimore during the near-record downpour of Aug. 12, when six inches of rain fell in a 12-hour time span. That's diluted but raw, untreated sewage spewing out of manhole covers and spraying pedestrians as vehicles pass through it.  The Baltimore city Department of Public Works reported more than 3 million gallons of sewage overflowed from the Patapsco River wastewater treatment plant and in the 1900 block of Falls Road.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2010
In the end, it was chicken on a string that brought a wayward "alligator" out of the Patapsco River. A two-hour search on Monday evening by Natural Resources Police failed to find a trace of the critter. But Eric Hammack Jr., the 16-year-old fisherman who first reported the reptile on Sunday, returned to the pond off Belle Grove Road in Patapsco Valley State Park on Tuesday. He had decided to try luring the gator with a hunk of chicken on a string. "It was a chicken wing," said Hammack, who lives nearby in Pumphrey and fishes in the park often.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2012
Fish making the spring spawning run from the Chesapeake Bay upstream into the Patapsco River swim about 11 miles of cool, shallow, flowing water before hitting a concrete wall nearly three stories high: the Bloede Dam. The wildlife obstacle and human safety hazard has stood for more than a century in Patapsco Valley State Park, but its days could be numbered. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is continuing a years-long effort to clear the Patapsco of dams that have outlived their original industrial uses and now turns its attention to Bloede.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2010
A partially buried body was discovered by a fisherman in a wooded area of Anne Arundel County Saturday. State police said a fisherman stumbled upon the body about a half mile from River Road, near the Patapsco River in a wooded area in Linthicum. Police have not released the person's identity or a cause of death. jkanderson@baltsun.com
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May 4, 2003
After searching for about an hour, Baltimore police divers found a vehicle in the the Patapsco River late last night that fell into the water while being towed around the terminal at 2901 Childs St., Sgt. Curtis Moore said. The divers determined there was no one trapped in the vehicle, which was submerged in 30 feet of water, Moore said. The vehicle didn't round a turn and fell into the river, Moore said.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2010
Maryland Natural Resources police have interviewed the young fisherman who reported spying an alligator in the Patapsco River. And they say they believe him. But a preliminary search of the area late Monday failed to turn up any further evidence of the tropical reptile. "We believe the gentleman. That's why we sent an officer out to investigate," said Sgt. Art Windemuth, spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources Police. Animal control officers also joined the search. But no alligator appeared.
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Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Two Middle River men were charged Monday with overfishing striped bass from the Patapsco River, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police. Terry Alan Myrick, 53, and John James Messinger, 37, were caught near the Key Bridge on New Year's Day with 532 pounds of the fish, also known as rockfish, more than their daily harvest allotment, police said. They could each face fines of at least $400,000 and could have their fishing licenses revoked. Having checked Myrick and Messinger's nets and determined they were nearing their daily limit, officers set up surveillance and waited for the watermen to return, according to police.
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August 22, 2014
I can't recall the last time that a commercial real estate development site spilled more than 3 million gallons of raw sewage into the Maryland waterways but that's what the state of Maryland did last week ( "3 million-gallon sewage spill reported at Wagner's Point," Aug. 15). Maryland has instituted overwhelming changes over the last few years on commercial real estate development concerning storm water runoff on all development sites throughout the state. These changes were made to control the amount of rain water that leaves commercial sites.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Baltimore city officials belatedly disclosed Friday that sewage overflows topped 12 million gallons during last week's downpour, four times what had previously been acknowledged. It was the most untreated waste reported spilled in the city in a single day since 2006, according to state records. Top managers of the city Department of Public Works just learned Friday of three previously unreported overflows during the Aug. 12 rainstorm, according to department spokesman Jeffrey Raymond.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
For more than two weeks, 43,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Gwynns Falls stream through a broken sewer line. Baltimore public works officials said Wednesday they had stopped the sewage's flow, which was reported on July 13 and fixed on July 28. During that time, two gallons of sewage spilled every minute into the scenic waterway as it passes through Carroll Park, officials said. The city is currently using a temporary pipe to fix the problem in the 2100 block of Washington Boulevard, while a contractor works on a permanent repair.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in shallow water in Patapsco Valley State Park in the Brookland Park area on Wednesday. Police said the man was found in about two feet of water in the Patapsco River near Belle Grove Road and Thomas Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene; a positive identification has not yet been made. Police said the body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
A 22-year-old man was rescued from the Patapsco River in cardiac arrest Sunday afternoon, according to Howard County fire officials. Firefighters and swift-water rescue teams from both Howard and Carroll counties responded to a 911 call at 12:30 p.m. for a person who had been swept downstream near Henryton Road in Marriottsville, said Firefighter Adam Nolder, a spokesman for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Firefighters were directed down a path that leads to the Patapsco River, where they found the man partially submerged in slow-moving water.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
There will be no more wedding receptions, birthday dinners or high school reunions at Snyder's Willow Grove. For 77 years, the Linthicum Heights restaurant and banquet hall hosted countless family and community celebrations and special dinners. But storms at the end of April forced the Patapsco River over its banks, depositing a foot of water and mud in the Snyder's dining rooms. For Mother's Day, co-owner Vernon Snyder was preparing to serve 1,200 customers, a healthy crowd on one of the restaurant's busiest days of the year.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2011
A pipeline carrying raw sewage from a western Baltimore County pumping station to a treatment plant in the city has spilled more than 70 million gallons into the Patapsco River since it ruptured over the weekend. The county said the breach, reported late Sunday, would be repaired by Friday at a cost of about $250,000. A neighbor of the Patapsco Pumping Station on Old Annapolis Road in Baltimore Highlands reported the spill soon after it occurred, officials said. Baltimore County hired Spiniello Companies, Inc., a concrete contractor, to replace the 54-inch concrete pipe and another smaller pipe was found to be damaged.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
A driver was killed after his pick-up truck went off a bridge carrying Interstate 95 over the Patapsco River between Baltimore and Howard counties Monday, according to the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue. Emergency responders were dispatched to River Road in Howard County, below the bridge, about 11:45 a.m. They located the driver, who was pronounced dead, said Maria Hogg, a department spokeswoman. The driver has not been publicly identified. Maryland State Police are leading the investigation into the accident.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
As Alice Ross rumbled across Hanover Street's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge early on the morning of Baltimore's most recent snowstorm, her Subaru smashed into a large pothole obscured by the accumulating snow. The 61-year-old Halethorpe resident, on her way to drive a friend to a medical appointment, instead continued directly to her car dealership in Glen Burnie, she said - where she was met with a $1,100 mechanic's bill. "I was petrified," Ross said of the incident, which nearly sent her off the bridge.
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