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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 Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2013
Swimmers at the MSP Polar Bear Plunge are in for a cold one. The event, to support Special Olympics Maryland, will take place at Sandy Point State Park, with plunges as early as 11 a.m. NOAA National Data Buoy Center 's buoy near Annapolis registers the water temperature at 35.5 degrees. The air temperature is expected to reach a high of 32, but it will feel more like 22 with the wind chill. The waves will be 2-3 feet near Sandy Point because of northwest winds of about 14 mph. Brave, warm-hearted plungers have another chance Feb. 23 at Deep Creek Lake.
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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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By Leah Polakoff and For the Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Enjoy the tide from your own backyard with this spacious house in Annapolis. From the pier that sprawls across the edge of the backyard, watch the sea of sailboats that have become a staple of life on Weems Creek, then launch your own. The spacious Annapolis house boasts an open plan and six bedrooms (two are master bedrooms). Built in 1967 and remodeled in 1997, it's well suited for entertaining adults on the multilevel deck or throwing the kids a pool party. Guests will arrive via the elegant paved driveway curving in the front of the house.
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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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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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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 Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2010
There's new life in Back River — though not quite what folks had been hoping for. The eastern Baltimore County waterway, long degraded by sewage and development, has been humming the past few summers with hordes of midges, gnat-like insects that swarm over the water and along the shoreline. They don't bite, though they look like mosquitoes. But their mating swarms are bedeviling waterfront residents, boaters and marina operators because the bugs are drawn to lights and light-colored objects.
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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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