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Off-duty firefighter rescues man from river

An off-duty Prince George's County firefighter rescued a disabled man who fell off a pier into the South River in Edgewater about 1 a.m. Sunday, Anne Arundel County fire officials said yesterday. Witnesses said the 61-year-old physically disabled man had lost his balance and fell into the water at the end of South River Road. A bystander ran into a restaurant to call for help, and off-duty firefighter Rachel Edney jumped in to rescue him, leading him to the swim platform of a nearby boat. Others helped him onto the pier, where he was met by paramedics. County firefighters took the man to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Edney was evaluated at the scene and did not need medical assistance.

Liz F. Kay

Man, wife, son charged after run-in with police

A 56-year-old man and his 57-year-old wife were arrested after police said they threatened officers with a knife when their son was taken into custody Sunday. The couple had been having a dispute with their 20-year-old son in their home in the 1400 block of Severn Road in Severn when he shut his mother's arm in a car door, Anne Arundel County police said. When officers arrived about 11:15 a.m., the young man got out of a car and tried to assault two officers, police said. After police arrested him, the man's father pulled a butcher knife out of his jacket and tried to stab one of the officers, police said. The father "hesitatingly" dropped the knife when ordered to do so by police and was also arrested, police said. The mother started to pick up the knife, was ordered to stop and then struck an officer, police said. She, too, was arrested. Jerald Glodek was charged with attempted second-degree murder, carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure, assault and related charges, police said. His wife, Debra Glodek, was charged with second-degree assault and other lesser charges, and their son, Jeremy Glodek, was charged with several counts of assault and lesser charges, police said.

Julie Scharper

Laurel man, 45, charged with attempted murder

A 45-year-old Laurel man accused of choking a woman and threatening her with a rifle has been charged with attempted murder, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. Shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday, the man ordered three people who had been "partying" with him to leave his home in the 8400 block of Brock Bridge Road, police said. The man choked a 35-year-old woman, then got an 8 mm rifle from a bedroom, pointed it at the woman and pulled the trigger, although the rifle did not fire, police said. The man is also accused of pointing the rifle at a 34-year-old man and a 50-year-old man who were in his home before officers arrived, police said. Fred Whitehead was arrested and charged with attempted murder, several counts of assault and related charges, police said.

Julie Scharper

Pediatrician to speak in CCBC lecture series

The Community College of Baltimore County will present an installment in its President's Distinguished African-American Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Gloria White Hammond, at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the K Building theater on the Dundalk campus. The lecture will be "A Mission of Health and Healing from Dundalk to Darfur." Hammond is a pediatrician at the South End Community Health Center in Boston and an advocate for women's and children's causes.

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