FELLS POINT — Condominium complex goes on auction block
Belt's Wharf Landing, a 102-unit condominium complex at 932 Fell St. in Fells Point, will go on the auction block March 27, after foreclosure proceedings initiated by Maryland National Bank against a development team headed by Frank Favazza.
Atlantic Auctions Inc. will conduct the auction on the premises beginning at 10 a.m.
The auctioneers plan to sell eight waterfront town houses individually and also seek bids for the bulk of the complex, which contains 93 residences.
BG&E cable falls, hitting a pickup
A one-mile section of the Baltimore Beltway was closed last night after a 230,000-volt power cable fell across the highway, injuring a Glen Burnie woman when it struck a windshield of a pickup truck.
The cable, which crossed the highway near Chesaco Park, shorted out before it hit the road shortly after 5 p.m., said Arthur Slusark, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokesman. Mr. Slusark said customers did not lose any power.
Officials said they did not know last night what caused the line to come down. He said workers would be out through the night re-hanging the wire in an effort to have the Beltway ready to be reopened in time for this morning's rush hour.
The cable, which hung from a metal tower, was part of a link between BG&E's Riverside generating station in Dundalk and a substation in eastern Baltimore County.
Lana McAllister, 40, of the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue, suffered minor cuts when the falling cable shattered the windshield of a 1990 Nissan 4x4 driven by her 51-year-old husband, Walter, police said. Mrs. McAllister was treated at the scene.
Young woman found stabbed in her home
Baltimore homicide detectives are searching for a motive in the stabbing death of a young woman whose badly decomposed body was found Saturday in her Northeast Baltimore apartment.
Police said yesterday that the body has been tentatively identified as that of Gail Morton, 26, who lived in the apartment in the 5900 block of Radecke Avenue.
Agent Arlene Jenkins, a police spokeswoman, said fingerprints will be used to make a positive identification.
The body was discovered about 1:45 p.m. by police officers investigating a complaint of a foul odor coming from the apartment.
W.Va. couple, teen die in separate crashes
Separate car accidents yesterday claimed the lives of a West Virginia couple and a 16-year-old volunteer firefighter from Prince George's County.
Robert Woods Miller, 92, and his wife, Catherine, 93, of Hedgesville were dead at the scene of the accident at 12:45 p.m., which occurred three miles southeast of Hagerstown.
State police said Mr. Miller, who was driving a 1980 Chevy Citation south on Route 66, failed to heed a stop sign and collided with a 1990 Chevrolet van that was being driven west on U.S. 40.
The van driver, Dennis Ray Stouffer, 42, of Boonsboro was released after treatment at Washington County Hospital.
In Prince George's County, Darryl Dwight Prebble, 16, of Accokeek was killed when his 1980 Chevette skidded off Livingston Road and struck a tree about 2:15 a.m. He was pronounced dead at Southern Maryland Hospital.
The accident occurred on the route between the youth's home on Airport Lane and the Accokeek Volunteer Fire Co., where he was a firefighter, county police said.