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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2011
Baltimore rescuers were searching Monday night for a man they think lowered himself into the harbor by the 900 block of Fell St. after a what may have been an argument with his wife. Firefighters, a diver and other rescue workers searched for the missing man, as a city police helicopter scoured the area from above, Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said. They were responding to a call that came in shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. The man, who was described as 30- to 40-year-old white male, ran from his wife after a domestic dispute, and witnesses told police he lowered himself into the water from a pier, Cartwright said.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two men missing in waters about 15 miles off the coast of Assateague Island after their fishing boat sank a day earlier. The broken-down fishing vessel was battling 20-foot waves and 50 mph wind gusts in the Atlantic Ocean when a wave knocked North Carolina fisherman Patrick Small off the deck. From the water, Small saw another wave strike the boat, shearing off the pilot house with two other men inside, he told rescuers. The men, Walter Tate, 80, and his nephew, Stephen Tate, 60, of New Bern, N.C., were deemed lost at sea after a search at first light Thursday found nothing but debris, including the floating front half of the vessel, Coast Guard officials said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
It was the voice on the other end of the phone that kept Neysan Sturdivant calm on the night of Sept. 4 after his wife, sitting next to him, yelled, "Stop the car!" In a second, the Severn couple's minivan was on the side of Route 32 in the darkness. Sturdivant's wife, Gillian, was giving birth, minutes away from Howard County General Hospital. He ran to her side of the vehicle and opened the door to help — but didn't know what to do. He asked 911 for help. "I had the phone in my ear," Neysan Sturdivant recalled, saying that most of what immediately followed "is a blur.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2012
A driver who likely lost control Tuesday on a rain-soaked road on the city's west side had to be extricated from his car, fire officials said. Baltimore City fire and EMS units responded at 7:35 a.m. to the one-car accident in the 5400 hundred block of Frederick Avenue in the Westgate neighborhood. The unidentified man, who was conscious and alert, was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that rescuers said were not life-threatening. The driver, who was traveling in the eastbound lane, lost control of the car and struck a utility pole.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2012
A driver who likely lost control Tuesday on a rain-soaked road on the city's west side had to be extricated from his car, fire officials said. Baltimore City fire and EMS units responded at 7:35 a.m. to the one-car accident in the 5400 hundred block of Frederick Avenue in the Westgate neighborhood. The unidentified man, who was conscious and alert, was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that rescuers said were not life-threatening. The driver, who was traveling in the eastbound lane, lost control of the car and struck a utility pole.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2010
It took nearly 50 firefighters 20 minutes to gain control of a two-alarm townhouse fire in Bel Air Sunday afternoon that destroyed one home and damaged two others. Four fire companies responded to the blaze, which started about 2:15 p.m. in a center unit on the 600 block of Gairloch Place, said Rich Gardiner, a spokesman for Harford County Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Gardiner said. It "totally destroyed" the first and second floors of the home in which it originated, Gardiner said, and caused minor damage to the two adjacent homes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Kavanagh | November 16, 1990
'The Rescuers Down Under'Directed by Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel.Walt Disney Pictures.Rated G. A helpful hint for those sorting through the "Down Under" movies unspooling these days: "Quigley Down Under" stars Tom Selleck and Laura San Giacomo; "The Rescuers Down Under" features Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor. The former look like themselves (if Selleck sporting a Vandyke beard doesn't confuse the issue);the later look like mice.Oh, and a more distinguishing characteristic: The mice are more entertaining to watch.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 10, 1994
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A high school student named Chris Ciccone saw a lone Reebok sneaker and the charred body of a child.Episcopal Bishop Alden Hathaway discovered a perfectly manicured fingernail lying in the mud.But for Beaver County Sheriff Frank Policaro, the most haunting image was this:There was hardly anything left of the fuselage of USAir Flight 427."You go up there and look for an airplane, and you won't find one," he said. "This is my first airplane crash. I hate to tell you, but they're different from auto crashes, suicides, train wrecks and tornadoes.
NEWS
October 2, 2008
Funeral services have been set for the three rescuers who died in last weekend's fatal medevac crash in Charles County. A viewing will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Gamber and Community Fire Co., Route 32 and Niner Road, Finksburg for Tfc. Mickey Lippy of Westminster. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the station, and burial will follow at Dulaney Memorial Gardens, 200 East Padonia Road, Timonium. Information: www.gambervfd.org. Services for the pilot, Stephen H. Bunker of Waldorf, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at South Potomac Church, 4915 Crain Highway, White Plains.
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone | November 16, 1990
'The Rescuers,'' released in 1977, was of the Disney Studios' more amusing films, a feature-length cartoon that was as clever as it was brief.The sequel, ''The Rescuers Down Under,'' is a bit longer and not quite so clever.Not that the kids mind. Children, all ages, seemed to enjoy an advance screening and said so. They said they didn't mind the fact that the sequel is a little more exasperating than the original film. They also didn't seem to mind the fact that it is just a mite more mean-spirited.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
A man jumped from the highest spot on the Bay Bridge early Monday afternoon and was pulled — alive — from the water by Natural Resources Police. The unidentified man was flown by State Police helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. There is no word on his condition. The incident happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. on the two-lane eastbound span. A witness said a man dressed in shorts, sneakers and a red T-shirt who appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s was standing by a silver hatchback car in the left lane that was closed for construction.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
It was the voice on the other end of the phone that kept Neysan Sturdivant calm on the night of Sept. 4 after his wife, sitting next to him, yelled, "Stop the car!" In a second, the Severn couple's minivan was on the side of Route 32 in the darkness. Sturdivant's wife, Gillian, was giving birth, minutes away from Howard County General Hospital. He ran to her side of the vehicle and opened the door to help — but didn't know what to do. He asked 911 for help. "I had the phone in my ear," Neysan Sturdivant recalled, saying that most of what immediately followed "is a blur.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2012
George Huguely V was getting drunk four nights a week in his final month of college, and his lacrosse teammates at the University of Virginia were considering some kind of intervention at the close of the 2010 season, a friend testified Thursday in Charlottesville Circuit Court. But the intervention never happened. Huguely was arrested on murder charges May 3 that year, more than three weeks before the Cavaliers would play their final game in the NCAA semifinals. He is accused of beating to death Cockeysville native Yeardley Love, his on-and-off girlfriend of two years, in a drunken fury.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2011
Baltimore Running Festival organizers draped a finisher's medal on Bob Pohl's neck Thursday, nearly four weeks after he collapsed at the finish line of the half marathon and was saved by bystanders and medical personnel. Just before the end of the 13.1-mile race, Pohl, 55, suffered cardiac arrest, an uncommon condition among racers but one that is often deadly. Two runners have died in the 11-year history of the festival. "We had a lot of luck on our side," said Lee Corrigan, president of race organizers Corrigan Sport Enterprises, before handing over a medal for the half-marathon and another one for a race Pohl completed in Frederick.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2011
The Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating a fatal boating incident after a 25-year-old Pasadena man fell off a 17-foot skiff into the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County, near Dobbins Island Monday. James Robert Kane and a friend were thrown from a Carolina Skiff around 4:30 p.m. after it made a sudden sharp turn, according to NRP. NRP, Anne Arundel County Fire Boat, and the Coast Guard searched the area until sunset using divers and side scan sonar. A Maryland State Police helicopter was also deployed, but the man was not found.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2011
Baltimore rescuers were searching Monday night for a man they think lowered himself into the harbor by the 900 block of Fell St. after a what may have been an argument with his wife. Firefighters, a diver and other rescue workers searched for the missing man, as a city police helicopter scoured the area from above, Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said. They were responding to a call that came in shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. The man, who was described as 30- to 40-year-old white male, ran from his wife after a domestic dispute, and witnesses told police he lowered himself into the water from a pier, Cartwright said.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | April 28, 1994
A worker buried to his waist by dirt in a collapsing ditch was rescued yesterday evening after a six-hour ordeal -- hungry and a little numb, but with a smile on his face for the emergency crews that saved him.Gabriel Kierson, 21, was one of five employees of Baywood Design Builders assigned to a waterproofing job at a home in the Woodmark development in West Friendship.They had dug a trench about 12 feet deep and nearly 30 feet long along a leaky side wall of the house on Mount Albert Road.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1997
A 12-year-old Manchester girl sustained chest injuries when the car she was trapped under yesterday fell on her while rescuers were lifting it.The girl, who lives on Maiden Lane and whose name was not released, was being treated last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where her condition was not immediately available. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, said a spokesman for the Carroll County Emergency Fire Board.The girl was attempting to retrieve a ball from under a car behind a house in the 3200 block of Main St. about 5: 30 p.m. when she became stuck beneath the vehicle's differential.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare | March 5, 2011
Four employees at Aberdeen Test Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground have received the Army's Award for Valor for their quick response to a fatal fire in May 2009 on the Harford County post. Three others received commander's awards, and one defense contractor employee was given a memorandum of appreciation. Maj. Gen. Genaro Dellarocco, commander of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, presented the awards Thursday to Christopher Raab, Kevin Banigan, Philip Sibley Jr. and Michael Williams.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2010
Eight people were taken to area hospitals for evaluation for possible carbon monoxide exposure at a Pigtown rowhome, fire officials said Wednesday. Officials with the Baltimore Firefighters Union Local 734 said the people were evacuated from a three-story house in the 800 block of Washington Blvd. at about 5 p.m. Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright confirmed that the home was evacuated as a precaution for a possible carbon monoxide leak, but he said none of the victims suffered any serious or life-threatening illness.
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