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A Charles County deputy sheriff had his leg run over by a state trooper’s vehicle yesterday during an arrest.

Kristen Timko, spokeswoman for the Charles County sheriff’s department, said the deputy stopped a shoplifting suspect who had fled a store on Route 301. The trooper pulled up to assist with the arrest and apparently forgot to put his car in park before getting out. The vehicle ran over the deputy’s leg.

The deputy was airlifted to Prince George’s Hospital Center, but Miss Timko said his injuries are not life-threatening.


Fire department under budget this year

The Anne Arundel County fire department is under budget for the first time in more than a decade.

Assistant County Budget Officer Kurt Svendsen said the department is about $2 million under budget.

Department spokesman Battalion Chief Michael Cox said the department has saved money on personnel and supplies to offset overtime costs.

Increased volunteer participation and the lack of inclement weather and severe storms helped. Mr. Cox said costs can fluctuate depending on disasters.


Teen daredevil charged over jump

Police in Allegany County have charged a 17-year-old daredevil with trespassing for jumping off a bridge over the North Branch of the Potomac River in a videotaped stunt.

Josh Broadwater, of Oldtown, also is under investigation in Pennsylvania for leaping from the top of a 90-foot spillway at a reservoir that supplies water to the city of Cumberland.

Allegany County authorities said the youth has posted online videos of his jumps from a number of bridges in the Cumberland area. Several of the videos can be viewed on

“I’m just doing it for, like, fun, and I put them on the Internet so people can watch them for entertainment,” the teen told the Associated Press yesterday in a phone interview.

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