About 60 men and women will report to...


January 18, 1998|By From staff reports

PIKESVILLE -- About 60 men and women will report to Maryland State Police Headquarters tomorrow to begin six months of training leading to their graduation in July as troopers.

The 110th recruit class will receive training in physical conditioning, criminal and traffic laws, firearms, investigation and police procedure.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND -- The ninth commencement of the Maryland National Guard's Freestate Challenge, a 22-week resident program to help school dropouts obtain their GED certificates, was held yesterday at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

The class of 95 graduates was the largest in the program's four-year history. The Maryland National Guard and the U.S. Department of Defense sponsor the program, said Capt. Drew Sullins, a Maryland Guard spokesman.

A 29-year-old Wells Fargo security guard was arrested yesterday and charged with strangling a 59-year-old resident of the Johnston Square Apartments where he worked.

Baltimore police said Thomas Campbell was arrested at his home in the 2400 block of E. Madison St. and charged with first-degree murder. He was being held without bail last night.

Campbell was charged in the death of Edith Akins, whose body was found bound and gagged in her apartment in the 500 block of E. Preston St. Her body was found Dec. 19 by a maintenance man after friends in the housing complex for the elderly became worried when they did not see her that morning.

Pub Date: 1/18/98

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