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Aberdeen Proving Ground probes lawn worker death

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - The Army says it's investigating the death of a grounds maintenance worker who was hurt while cutting grass at Aberdeen Proving Ground near Edgewood.

Post spokesman Kelly Luster says 61-year-old Willie Stevenson was injured while using a riding mower near the Route 24 gate at about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

He says the civilian employee of the post's public works department was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where he died.

The Route 24 gate provides access to the Edgewood Area for non-federal government visitors and truck drivers.

Luster says the Army's investigation will determine if the death was an accident.

Meanwhile, the garrison commander, Col. Gregory McClinton, is ordering a review of safety and operating procedures.


Man who fled Md. to SC indicted for killing

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a man who fled from Maryland to South Carolina with one of his daughters on nine criminal counts, including killing the girl's mother and kidnapping the child.

Among the charges the man faces in Monday's indictment in Baltimore County is first-degree murder in the woman's death. One of her other children found her stabbed to death March 6 in her home.

Police began looking for the man and the missing girl, prompting a nationwide search. The two were found in a motel in Florence, S.C.

The man also faces charges of kidnapping and attempted sexual abuse to a minor.

The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sex crimes and is not identifying the man, his daughter or the daughter's mother.


Convicted sex offender sentenced for child porn

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A man who previously served four years in prison for possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 15 years on another child porn charge.

Sixty-four-year-old William Zimmerman of Georgetown pleaded guilty in January to receipt of child pornography. He was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Wilmington.

According to court documents, Zimmerman came to the attention of authorities during an investigation of two other men who had allegedly uploaded child pornography through an AOL server.

Prosecutors say state investigators executed a search warrant at Zimmerman's home. Authorities say investigators recovered several pieces of computer equipment with more than 2,300 images of child pornography.


Toddler seriously injured by family dog

ESSEX, Md. (AP) - Baltimore County Police say a 2-year-old boy was mauled by the family dog.

Police and fire personnel were called to the Essex home about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers say they saw a toddler with serious injuries to his upper body.

Police say the boy was in the home with the family pet, a 3-year-old pit bull, when the dog attacked him. During a struggle to get the dog away from the boy, relatives killed the animal.

Investigators say the family has had the dog since it was a puppy and there were no previous problems.

The boy was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of serious injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.


Driver gets 3 years in fatal crash on BW Parkway

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - A Hyattsville man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for the death of a passenger in his SUV after it rolled over on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Twenty-year-old Josue Balbino Ruiz Reyes had pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the unidentified female passenger. He was sentenced to 37 months in prison on Tuesday in federal court in Greenbelt.

According to his plea agreement, on Aug. 22, Ruiz Reyes was driving south on the parkway from Glen Burnie. Prosecutors say he lost control of his vehicle, which rolled over, ejecting the passenger.

Officials say the SUV landed upright and Ruiz Reyes drove away. Prosecutors say U.S. Park Police officers stopped him about four miles away.


Ravens again put LB McClain on retired list

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens have put middle linebacker Rolando McClain on the reserve-retired list for a second time.

McClain retired last year, but recently announced his intent to return to the NFL. After being reinstated by the Ravens last week, McClain abruptly said he was retiring for good.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound McClain signed a one-year contract with Baltimore last year but never played a down with the Ravens, retiring after his arrest for disorderly conduct in Alabama.

By putting McClain on the reserve-retired list, the Ravens retain his rights if he should again change his mind.

McClain was the Oakland Raiders' first-round pick in 2010 after starring at Alabama. In three seasons with Oakland, McClain had 246 tackles and 6½ sacks.

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