May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Men Hospitalized After Car Flips Into C&O Canal

Update, 3:47 p.m.: Medics took the two for treatment for fears of hypothermia, said Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, of the U.S. Park Police. Delgado said the driver of the car had minor injuries. The passenger was in critical and now stable condition, he said. No charges have been filed yet, and if they are, the men […]

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May 1, 2019 | Sam Merrill

UMD Chemical Fire Sends 17 to the Hospital

A fire in the University of Maryland Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building this morning hospitalized 17 people. A campus alert sent by University of Maryland Police said, “Individuals were conducting a lab experiment and a chemical reaction caught on fire.” Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesperson, Michael Yourishin, told The Diamondback that the people taken […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Churchill Student Hospitalized After Vaping THC

A student at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was hospitalized Tuesday after ingesting “THC through a vaping device,” according to a letter emailed home from Principal Brandice Heckert. The National Institute of Drug Abuse says that “[t]he main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is […]

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April 16, 2019 | Sam Merrill

One Hospitalized After Car Crashes into Tree

A car crashed into a tree on Forest Brook Road in Germantown at about 12:50 p.m. today, leaving one person in the hospital. It is still unclear what caused the single-car collision. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) arrived at the scene soon after the crash, where the patient was pinned and suffering from […]

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January 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Paramedics Transport Gaithersburg Man With Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Montgomery County paramedics transported a man to the hospital on Wednesday night after he was found suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the unconscious man was discovered inside a Gaithersburg townhouse on Earth Star Court. Piringer credited a roommate for reacting quickly to […]

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February 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Silver Spring Man Injured in Plane Crash in Anne Arundel County

An 82-year-old Silver Spring man was a passenger on a small plane that crashed in Anne Arundel County on Sunday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police. The two people on the plane are identified by Maryland State Police as Jeffry P. Barnett, 57, of Glen Burnie, who was piloting the plane, and Thomas L. Cline, […]

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September 4, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Woman Dies in Aspen Hill House Fire

UPDATED, Sept. 4, 9:30 a.m. – The fire that caused the death of an 81-year-old Aspen Hill woman appears to have started in the basement, according to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said firefighters believe the home at 4610 Iris Street in Aspen Hill  did not have working smoke detectors. UPDATED, Sept. 4, 8:40 a.m- The elderly woman […]

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