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Baltimore County Police arrested a substitute teacher Tuesday morning on child abuse and sexual assault charges. Scott Thomas McCruden, 31, of the 600 block of Orems Road in Essex is charged with sex abuse of a minor, 3rd degree sex offense, 4th degree sexual contact, and 2nd degree child sbuse of a child in his custody.  

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Celebration of Life services will be held this weekend for fallen Howard County firefighter Nathan Flynn.  A viewing will be held Friday from 12 to 8 p.m at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa.  A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.  On their Facebook page, the Howard County Fire Department said there will be no funeral procession or interment. Flynn died after falling through the floor of a Clarksville home while battling a seven-alarm fire early Monday.  He is survived his wife and five children. 

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The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Flood Warning for Baltimore City in northern Maryland. Harford County in northern Maryland. Eastern Baltimore County in northern Maryland. Until 515 PM EDT.  Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Multiple roads are closed throughout the warned area. The bridge across Peggy`s Run on Mt. Carmel Road has collapsed and the road is closed. National Weather Service Meteorologist Isha Renta talks with WEAA's Julius White about the severe weather threat to out area.

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A public viewing for seven-year old Taylor Hayes will be held Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Joseph H. Brown Funeral Home in Baltimore.  Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Empowerment Temple.  Hayes died two weeks after a bullet pierced the trunk of a car she was riding in and hit her in the back.

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Howard County Fire officials say the 7 alarm touched off around 2:30 Monday morning at a 7,000 square foot home located in the 7000 block of Woodscape Drive. The fallen firefighter has been identified as Nathan Flynn, a 13-year veteran of Howard County Fire and Rescue Services. According to Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, Flynn was a resident of Harford County.

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