Soldier from Bowie killed in vehicle accident in Kuwait
A soldier from Bowie who was deployed as part of the battle against the Islamic State died in a noncombat incident in Kuwait on Thursday, the Department of Defense said. Spc. Ronald L. Murray Jr. is the third person from Maryland to die during a military deployment this year. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, based at Fort Bliss, Texas. Murray, 23, who worked in fire support, was killed in a vehicle accident, Fort Bliss spokesman Gil Telles said. “He was an outstanding soldier with an infectious smile, and sense of humor that would brighten any room,” Col. Robert E. Lee Magee, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, said in a statement. “He will be missed by his family, his fellow soldiers and his command.”
Hard freeze expected early Sunday morning
A widespread frost is forecast across the Baltimore region early today, and a hard freeze could follow Sunday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. today. Lows are forecast in the lower to mid-30s along the Interstate 95 corridor, and around or below freezing to the north and west. The frost advisory is in effect for Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, southern Baltimore and Harford counties and the eastern half of Howard County. In the rest of the region, in suburbs at higher elevations north and west of the city, freezes have already ended the growing season, so no more advisories will be issued. A freeze watch is in effect for early Sunday morning for those areas where the growing season is ongoing. Lows are expected in the upper 20s to lower 30s.