Some Eastpoint residents were evacuated from...

EASTPOINT --

August 17, 1998|By From staff reports

EASTPOINT -- Some Eastpoint residents were evacuated from their homes last night after a Baltimore County public works crew digging in the area broke a natural gas line, said a spokeswoman for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Jessica Brown, the BGE spokeswoman, said the crew was doing excavation work in the 800 block of Jaydee Ave. about 7: 30 p.m. when equipment lifted a section of a 1 1/4 -inch gas line, which broke and began to leak.

As a safety precaution, Brown said, about 40 residents were evacuated from their homes while BGE emergency crews repaired the line. Residents were allowed back into their homes about 9: 30 p.m., said a county Fire Department spokesman.

New elementary school to open with ceremony

CATONSVILLE

CATONSVILLE -- Baltimore County's newest school, Westchester Elementary, will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

The Westchester staff will welcome students, parents and other guests, including Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Baltimore County Council Chairman Stephen G. Sam Moxley. The school will hold a community open house after the ceremony until 6 p.m.

The school -- which has a capacity of 525 -- is at 2300 Old Frederick Road and will open for the first day of classes Aug. 26.

Health care fraud seminars to be held at senior centers

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging will conduct two seminars next week on how to recognize and avoid unscrupulous health care providers.

The events are part of the department's campaign against health care fraud and will include information on what to do if abuses are suspected.

One seminar will be held at 12: 45 p.m. Aug. 25 at Mount Carmel Senior Center, 17038 Prettyboy Dam Road. The other will be held at 10: 15 a.m. Aug. 28 at Pikesville Senior Center, 1301 Reisterstown Road. Information: 410-887- 2059.

Candidate forum to include questions from audience

ESSEX

ESSEX -- A candidate forum for those seeking office in the 6th Legislative District and 5th Councilmanic District will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Chesapeake High School, 1801 Turkey Point Road.

During the forum, candidates will answer questions from the audience.

Information: 410-780-1095.

A Northwest Baltimore man was fatally shot early yesterday in the basement of his home, apparently by an intruder, police said.

Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman, said James Louis Hines, 39, of the 3900 block of Ridgewood Ave. in Garrison Hills, apparently confronted an intruder who entered the house through a rear basement door about 2 a.m. and was shot multiple times.

Police responding to a report of gunshots entered Hines' residence and found him dead in the basement.

Police search for gunman who fatally shot man, 21

A 21-year-old man was shot last night during an argument with another man in a house in South Baltimore and died later at a hospital, police said.

Detective Kerry Councill said the victim, whose identity was withheld pending notification of relatives, was arguing with another man about 8: 30 p.m. in a house in the 4100 block of Hyden Court in Brooklyn when he was shot once in the chest. Councill said the gunman fled.

Councill said the victim died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He said several people in the house were being interviewed in an attempt to learn the gunman's identity and a reason for the argument.

Pub Date: 8/17/98

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