TOWSON -- The County Council unanimously approved last night a plan to spend $1.1 million in savings from declining welfare rolls on training and employment programs to help the county's 4,619 adult cash-welfare recipients get jobs.
Called "reinvestment," the money will go for such items as $10 daily cash payments for training and work-related expenses, child care, a computer-based job posting, training in job skills and to set up employment offices.
Between July 1996 and March 1997, the county says, 898 people moved from welfare to work at jobs averaging $6.26 per hour. Another 1,000 are expected to get jobs in the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting of city man
RANDALLSTOWN -- Baltimore County police arrested a 30-year-old man yesterday morning in the slaying Sunday of a Baltimore man.
Kevin Daniel Feaster of the 8800 block of Flagstone Drive was arrested without incident at a residence in the 4600 block of Hawksbury Road that belongs to members of his family, police said. He was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bond last night at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Robert James Whittington, 27, of the 4200 block of W. Rogers Ave. was found behind Dogwood Station Shopping Center in the 2300 block of Rolling Road about 3: 30 p.m. Sunday. He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Fire captain to attend White House observance
COCKEYSVILLE -- Baltimore County Fire Service Capt. Robin J. Forster will join astronaut Sally Ride and Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee today in a White House ceremony commemorating the 25th anniversary of the passage of Title IX and the advances made by women in traditionally male-dominated fields.
"Robin epitomizes the professionalism of all the women who serve in the Baltimore County Fire Service," said Baltimore County Fire Fighter's Association President Kevin B. O'Connor.
Title IX requires that universities allocate resources equitably, regardless of gender. Nationally, women represent about 5 percent of unionized firefighters. Forster became a captain in 1995.
A 36-year-old man was found stabbed to death yesterday in the home he rented in the 400 block of S. Madeira St. in East Baltimore, said a police spokesman.
The owner of the house entered the victim's second-floor rear bedroom about 2 p.m. and discovered the body of Louis Koch, said Robert W. Weinhold Jr., the spokesman. He said the bedroom showed signs of a violent struggle.
Homicide Detective Bobby Paton said Koch, who worked for 15 years at H&S Bakery Inc., died of multiple stab wounds.
Woman fatally shot in car; police seek her boyfriend
A 28-year-old woman was found fatally shot early yesterday in a 1996 Oldsmobile parked on a West Baltimore street, and police said they were searching for her boyfriend.
Police found the body of Monique Linda Penn of the 1400 block of Argyle Ave. about 3: 30 a.m. slumped in the front passenger seat of the car in the 1100 block of N. Fremont Ave. Penn had been shot once in the left side of the head. Investigators said the victim's boyfriend is considered a suspect.
Mount Washington meeting to feature speech by mayor
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke will be the speaker at the annual Mount Washington Improvement Association meeting at 7 p.m. today at Mount Washington Elementary School, 1801 Sulgrave Ave. The meeting comes at a time when the North Baltimore neighborhood is concerned about the expansion plans of insurer USF&G Corp.
Pub Date: 6/17/97