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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | May 28, 2014
The Savage Mill Trail at Savage Park is a popular destination, but the park's scenic beauty belies its inherent dangers. On the afternoon of Sunday, May 25, county police Sgt. Michael Johnson came face to face with those dangers when, during a routine patrol, he came upon a nightmare situation. A 9-year-old girl, who had been on the scenic trail with her family, had fallen into the river and was being swept downstream by the current. Johnson, a 16-year veteran of the force, said he did what he was trained to do; He jumped in the river and saved the drowning girl.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Griffin was never supposed to be a star. Given up to a kill shelter in Ohio during what his current owner, Gregg Boersma, believes was a foreclosure dispute, the Siberian husky mix seemed destined for euthanasia. Then Boersma saw his photo online and thought the little dog might help heal his broken heart.  “Our previous dog had escaped from the house during a rainstorm and was hit by a car and killed,” says Boersma. “I vowed that the next dog would be very well trained so something like that wouldn't happen again -- I took personal responsibility for the fact that I couldn't call him in once he was loose.” Boersma and his wife, Teresa, drove to Cleveland to meet Griffin, and three and a half years later, their little rescue is about to be a star, appearing in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's “A Midsummer NIght's Dream: A Concert,” this summer, in collaboration with the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C.  The show will run May 29 to June 1, premiering at the Music Center at Strathmore in Rockville, and then offering three performances at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 27, 2014
Water rescue teams pulled two people out of the Susquehanna River near Conowingo Dam after reports of a missing kayaker early afternoon on Memorial Day. Rescue personnel and watercraft were staged along the river south of the dam near the Rock Run Road area in Susquehanna State Park, according to monitored Harford County emergency radio broadcasts shortly before 12:30 p.m. The two people were rescued at about 1:30 p.m. and taken to Lapidum Landing,...
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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 Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Rescued from a small-scale Baltimore puppy mill last week, 8-week-old pups Flapjack, Penguin, Murphy, and Sadie are all fighting a potentially deadly virus, leaving two local rescue organizations hoping for donations to pay for their care. The four puppies were some of 32 dogs found living in filthy cages without adequate food or water in a Baltimore city home last week. Twenty of the dogs were taken to the MD SPCA, and the rest were sent to other rescues, including Saving Grace Animal Rescue of Maryland, which relies completely on foster homes to care for the dogs and cats it places for adoption.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
A seriously injured woman was rescued from one of two boats that caught fire in Baltimore harbor Saturday afternoon, fire officials said. The boats were at the end of a dock near Aliceanna and President streets in Harbor East, said Fire Department spokesman Roman Clark. The fire started about 1 p.m., and firefighters had to cut through the hull of a vessel to get to the woman, who was trapped, he said. The woman, believed to be about 68 years old, is expected to survive, he said.
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May 6, 2014
It's now been more than two weeks since Islamic militants attacked a girls' boarding school in remote northeast Nigeria and abducted more than 300 young women between the ages of 16 and 18, carrying them off into the bush on a convoy of buses and trucks. But apart from a few dozen students who managed to escape in the first few hours after their capture, not a trace of the girls has been found so far. And the kidnappings haven't stopped: Today U.N. officials announced that at least eight more girls were seized by extremists in the same part of the country as last month's abductions.
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Staff Reports | May 2, 2014
 Two firefighters, a police officer and a marine rescue volunteer - all of whom died over the past year -- will be honored Friday when Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium hosts its 29th annual Fallen Heroes Day commemoration. The 1 p.m. ceremony honors those whose deaths have been declared "line of duty" since May 2013. The event salutes police and correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical and rescue personnel in Maryland. Those being remembered are: Firefighter/EMT Gene Kirchner of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, who died on May 2, 2013, eight days after he was critically injured while fighting a house fire and attempting to rescue a resident of the building.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Six people were rescued from the cold, choppy Magothy River on Sunday evening after their small boat was swamped with waves and sank, police said. Two couples and two children were headed back to shore after spending the afternoon on Dobbins Island, when their 16-foot open boat started taking on water from three-foot waves, said Candus Thomson , a spokeswoman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Three of the adults and the children abandoned the sinking boat and swam back to Dobbins Island.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
A homeless woman whose wooded campsite in Glen Burnie was swallowed by flash flooding amid heavy rain Tuesday morning was swept 3,000 feet down a creek — including through a culvert beneath Governor Ritchie Highway — before being rescued. "She was extremely, extremely lucky," said Chief Keith Swindle, an Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman. "She could have been trapped. There's tons of debris down there. " About 1.3 inches of rain fell at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and flash flooding occurred around the region, leading into snow flurries Tuesday night.
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