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  • A milestone year for Charlie Riley Community Service Scholarship Foundation

    A milestone year for Charlie Riley Community Service Scholarship Foundation
    The Charlie Riley Community Service Scholarship Foundation celebrated several milestones at its annual awards ceremony Nov. 13, surpassing the $160,000 and 160 scholarships marks during the past eight years. At this year's banquet the foundation awarded...
  • Abingdon fire displaces resident, damages home

    Abingdon fire displaces resident, damages home
    Firefighters helped one man escape a fire that caused about $50,000 worth of damage to an Abingdon home Wednesday morning, the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company reported. Smoke was seen coming from the townhouse, at Salford Drive and Meredith Court,...
  • Woman dies in Baltimore fire as number of fatal fires continues to rise

    Woman dies in Baltimore fire as number of fatal fires continues to rise
    The death of a woman pulled from her blazing apartment Thursday prompted criticism from city fire union officials about recent company closures and pledges from officials to step up safety campaigns. Firefighters found the woman unconscious in her...
  • Reisterstown woman dies in house fire

    Reisterstown woman dies in house fire
    A 35-year-old woman died after her Reisterstown home caught fire Sunday, Baltimore County officials said. Kendra Michelle Rutherford was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters pulled her from the home on the unit block of Fox Run Court, just...
  • Havre de Grace home damaged by fire Saturday

    A duplex on Havre de Grace's Seneca Avenue was damaged in a fire Saturday morning that was caused by combustible materials ignited by the dwelling's furnace, according to fire investigators. The fire was reported by the owner at 11:19 a.m. in a hallway,...
  • Two-alarm fire in Greektown damages six homes

    Two-alarm fire in Greektown damages six homes
    A two-alarm fire in Greektown damaged six row homes and displaced as many as a dozen people Tuesday afternoon, according to the Baltimore City Fire Department. Medics checked out a few residents while firefighters fought the blaze from the roof, but the...
  • Former Howard fire officer sues over dismissal

    Former Howard fire officer sues over dismissal
    A former Howard County fire officer is suing in federal court to get his job back, alleging that the county violated his rights by firing him for personal Facebook discussions about gun control, free speech and "liberal" politics. Former Battalion Chief...
  • Hundreds gather to mourn slain firefighter

    Hundreds gather to mourn slain firefighter
    It was clear from the beginning that Andrew Hoffman was born to be a firefighter. His father and grandfather were respected members of the city force. He wore a red fireman's hat at his first birthday party. And after hiding in a freezer during a...
  • Bel Air Legion members praised for helping victims of Hickory Hills fire

    Bel Air Legion members praised for helping victims of Hickory Hills fire
    Members of American Legion Post 39 of Bel Air were recognized Wednesday night for their efforts to assist the victims of a three-alarm fire at the nearby Hickory Hills apartment complex last month that displaced 24 people. The fire caused an estimated $1...
  • What's at stake with advertising on fire trucks? [Editorial]

    "Brought to you by ..." We're all familiar with that advertising slogan, which is followed by the sponsor's name. We get the connection. Something we want or enjoy is being underwritten by a firm with a product or service to promote. The underwriter...
  • Looking for ways to shorten response times on Harford's 911 calls

    Looking for ways to shorten response times on Harford's 911 calls
    Harford County emergency officials discussing how they can reduce ambulance and fire response times when people dial 911 have come up with a dispatch method designed to get the nearest available equipment to the scene. Russell Strickland, director of...
  • Finksburg trailer fire caused by juvenile playing with cigarette lighter

    A Finksburg trailer fire Wednesday night was caused by a juvenile playing with a cigarette lighter in his bedroom, according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Firefighters from the Reese Volunteer Fire Company...