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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Police confirmed a body recovered from waters near M&T Bank Stadium was that of a 21-year-old man reported missing from southern Baltimore last week. The body of Vashon Christopher was found in the water off of the 300 block of Stockholm St. on Monday afternoon, police said. Images circulated on Facebook said Christopher had been last seen on Aug. 10 around Westport, and police said he had been formally reported missing on Aug. 15. Police did not release any details about whether investigators observed trauma or suspect foul play.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2011
Police officers and fire personnel discovered a Chevrolet Astro Van submerged near the 3000 block of Hanover Street in Baltimore, near Harbor Hospital, around 7 a.m. Saturday, a police spokesman said. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was unoccupied. Police spokesman Kevin Brown said he had no information on whether the vehicle was stolen. ed.gunts@baltsun.com
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January 31, 2010
A water main break in downtown Baltimore that shut down the light rail and street traffic has been repaired. Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for Baltimore's Department of Public Works, says the repair was completed Saturday morning. On Friday evening, the break in the 12-inch water main flooded streets and sidewalks and began to ice over. Water service was cut to about 20 buildings in the area. Kocher says a contractor was working in the area when the break occurred. Part of North Eutaw Street remained closed Saturday morning while repairs were under way. - Associated Press div.talkforum #creditfooter { display: none; }
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May 8, 2003
IN TIMES OF competing financial pressures and politics, sometimes a deadline can promote a little clarity. So permit us to suggest one: By the opening day of schools this fall, every Baltimore school should have safe, potable water. Preferably running water, in the kitchens, fountains, bathrooms and classroom sinks. Water for cooking and drinking, free of the threat of lead contamination. Without a doubt, it would require extraordinary leadership -- and investment -- to achieve this goal in barely four months after 10 years of negligence and buck-passing.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
A stretch of Charles Street that was damaged and closed after a 90-year-old water main broke beneath it and sent torrents of water downhill two weeks ago was reopened Wednesday night, according to Baltimore's Department of Public Works. The stretch reopened - "just in time for holiday travel," the city said - about 8:20 p.m., after being closed between W. North Avenue and W. 21st Street in the city's Charles North neighborhood Nov. 7. All sidewalks, road surfaces and utilities on the street damaged by the break are also fixed, the department said.
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January 20, 2010
A break in a 12-inch water main flooded three lanes of the Beltway's Outer Loop near Wilkens Avenue on Tuesday and affected traffic throughout the evening rush hour, according to the State Highway Administration and city Department of Public Works. The break happened about 1:25 p.m. on Shelbourne Road, according to public works spokesman Kurt Kocher, and the lanes on that street were closed down. Public works officials set up a temporary command center. Kocher said water was shut off at the site.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2010
Baltimore County residents will see a 10 percent jump in water and fire service rates beginning July 1, under a deal approved by the city's spending board on Wednesday. City officials say they need the extra money to fund repairs and improvements to the aging pipes and pumping systems and to bring them into compliance with stricter federal guidelines. The city, which manages the water system for the county, recently raised water and sewer rates by 9 percent for city residents and public works officials warned that rates would continue to rise for the next several years.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2010
A storm drain blew up after filling with water from a nearby water main break on top of mounds of garbage on Montpelier Street in Waverly Wednesday, a public works spokesman said. The garbage "explosion" happened when a water main break in the 3100 block of Ellerslie Avenue caused a waterline to a house to break, sending water into storm drains, said Kurt Kocher, a DPW spokesman. When the water ran into the storm drain on Montpelier Street, the storm drain was already filled with garbage, causing the storm drain to overflow — leaving a "hole" in the street, Kocher said.
NEWS
December 15, 2011
After reading your "Running water found on Mars?" (Aug. 4), I started reading between the lines. Two rovers were sent to Mars in 2004. Can anyone tell me how much taxpayers funds have been spent on the hardware, facilities, equipment and support staff since then? And after all that, the most the lead researcher on the project could say was "This (finding evidence of water) is the single most bullet-proof observation that I can think of that we've made this entire mission"? That's a pretty sad return on investment.
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