A teen-ager was sentenced to life plus 60 years yesterday...

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

October 28, 1997|By From staff reports

ESSEX — A teen-ager was sentenced to life plus 60 years yesterday for the 1995 murder of Terrence Augusta McKoy, 19, a Morgan State University student who was shot while waiting at a bus stop, the city state's attorney's office said.

Kenneth Andrew Bond, 17, of the 4600 block of Marble Hall Road was sentenced by Judge Kathleen O'Ferrall Friedman. On Sept. 11, a Circuit Court jury convicted Bond of first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and other offenses.

The victim was waiting for a bus in the 4600 block of Hillen Road, across the street from Morgan State on Nov. 27, 1995, when he was shot. A bullet also struck and seriously injured 10-year-old Robert Lucas, who was riding in a minivan driven by his mother.

1,800 students sent home after Patterson High fire

Fire investigators are seeking the cause of a small trash fire in a basement storage room at Patterson High School yesterday morning that forced officials to send about 1,800 students home.

A Fire Department spokesman said the blaze was reported about 11: 30 a.m. and smoke filled dozens of classrooms at the Southeast Baltimore school. No injuries were reported but Patterson had to be closed at 12: 15 p.m.

School officials said Patterson was to open on time this morning.

ESSEX -- More than 600 Deep Creek Middle School students helped kick off Maryland's annual Safe Schools Week and Red Ribbon Campaign yesterday at ceremonies that included speeches by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick.

The students participated in a martial arts display, a chorus performance and readings of essays aimed at keeping their schools and neighborhoods safe and drug-free.

Nonprofits invited to apply for free satellite service

HUNT VALLEY

HUNT VALLEY -- PRIME-STAR by Comcast is taking applications from nonprofit organizations in the Baltimore area interested in receiving free minidish satellite service for one year.

Letters from the nonprofits explaining how they would use the service will be judged by a contest committee, which will name one winner from each of the following counties: Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard. Letters will be accepted through Dec. 1.

Entries may be sent to Mitchell Schmale, PRIMESTAR by Comcast Non-Profit Program, 10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 109, Hunt Valley 21031. Information: 410-568-8803.

Rural legacy committee to meet on designating area

MANOR

MANOR -- The Piedmont Rural Legacy Committee, a group of area land trusts, will hold a meeting Monday at St. James Episcopal Parish Hall, 3100 Monkton Road, to discuss a proposal to designate parts of Baltimore and Harford counties as a Rural Legacy area.

The Rural Legacy Program, created as part of Gov. Parris N. Glendening's Smart Growth initiative, will purchase conservation easements in selected areas of the state to preserve farmland from development.

The committee is proposing an area east of York Road and north of Paper Mill Road as one of the rural legacy areas.

Firefighter admits theft in health insurance fraud

TOWSON

TOWSON -- A Baltimore County firefighter pleaded guilty to theft in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday for his part in a scheme to fraudulently obtain health benefits for his ex-wife, Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. said.

Charles C. Carter, 57, a 30-year veteran, was divorced in 1985 but continued to list his ex-wife as a dependent on medical forms until 1994, Curran said. A total of $26,547 worth of false claims to the insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland were collected during the nine years, Curran said.

Carter is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge J. William Hinkel on Dec. 8, Curran said.

Pub Date: 10/28/97

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