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Teen-ager charged with trying to set fellow student on fire


A 15-year-old Taneytown youth was charged with assault and attempt to maim, attempted arson, malicious destruction of property, and assault and battery after he allegedly threw alcohol on another teen-ager and tried to ignite it Thursday morning.

Taneytown police said the two boys, both students at Francis Scott Key High School, were waiting at a bus stop about 7:30 a.m. when the victim, also 15, was doused with the liquid. The fluid did not ignite and the youth was not injured.

Officers said the motive is still under investigation.

Women 50 and older offered free mammogram screening

Women age 50 or older may be eligible for a free mammogram screening. The Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Carroll County Health Department are sponsoring a series of mammography screenings using mobile units from Maryland General Hospital.

A screening is scheduled for Nov. 20 at Taneytown Senior Activities Center. Free pelvic exams and Pap smears are available through the same program.

Transportation for the screening can be provided in some cases.

Registration is necessary and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 at the activities center, 220 Robert Mills Road.

Information: Judy Tricket at the health department, 876-4423, or Brenda Lerner at the Bureau of Aging, 848-4049.


Emmitsburg: Harney assisted Frederick County at a gas leak at the Mother Seton School on Creamery Road at 1:43 p.m. Friday. Units were out 45 minutes.

Taneytown: Taneytown, Pleasant Valley and Harney responded for a barn fire in the 3900 block of Old Taneytown Pike at 10:51 a.m. Friday. Units were out 2 1/2 hours.

Union Bridge: Union Bridge investigated an open 911 emergency telephone line in the 4200 block of Bark Hill Road at 9:41 a.m. Thursday. Units were out 18 minutes.

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