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May 14, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Man fatally shot while sitting in van in North Baltimore

Police were investigating the death of an unidentified man who was fatally shot last night while seated in a van in North Baltimore, police said.

Detective Bobby Patton said residents of the 4800 block of Old York Road near Richwood Avenue in Govans heard gunshots about 11 p.m. and called police. Patton said officers found the victim seated behind the wheel of a white, late-model Ford Econovan, his upper body lying across the passenger seat.

Amnesty offered on penalties for unpaid parking tickets

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced yesterday an amnesty program that waives penalties on unpaid parking tickets issued before Jan. 1, 1996.

Under the Parking Fine Amnesty Program, which will run June 8 through June 18, late, flagging, booting and bad-check fees will be waived if the original fine on the ticket is paid.

Parking tickets issued Jan. 1, 1996, and beyond are not covered under the amnesty program, the third one that Schmoke has instituted in the past seven years.

Man, 32, arrested at home in fatal shooting from 1993

A suspect in a fatal shooting during an apparent robbery in 1993 was arrested yesterday, a day after police issued a warrant charging him with murder.

Terry Andre "Heads" Smith, 32, of the 2500 block of W. Fairmount Ave. was arrested at home by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, police said. Smith was being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center pending a bail hearing.

He is charged in the fatal shooting Dec. 11, 1993, of Patrick Murdock, 33, whose body was found in a yard behind a house in the 3000 block of W. North Ave. in West Baltimore.

Author Patricia Haley-Brown to sign her book May 22

Author Patricia Haley-Brown will read from and sign her new book, "Nobody's Perfect," at 3 p.m. May 22 at the Sepia, Sand and Sable bookstore in Reisterstown Road Plaza, 5796 Reisterstown Road.

Haley-Brown's book, which features an African-American female protagonist, addresses issues of single parenthood and spirituality. Information: 410-318-8698.

In Baltimore County

6 children hurt as school bus rear-ends car at intersection

JACKSONVILLE -- Six children suffered minor injuries yesterday morning when the bus carrying them to Jacksonville Elementary School rear-ended a car at an intersection, authorities said.

The bus, driven by Werner B. Ubersax, 51, of the 18000 block of Bunker Hill Road hit one car about 8: 30 a.m., pushing it into a second vehicle waiting to turn left in the 3100 block of Paper Mill Road, police said.

The children were treated and released at area hospitals, police said, and the three adult drivers suffered minor injuries. The bus is owned by Whitcraft Bus Services Inc., which provides school transportation to the county, police said.

Foundation gives $50,000 to welfare-to-work group

PIKESVILLE -- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has granted $50,000 to a private welfare-to-work program in Pikesville, called INNterim.

The program, founded in 1994, provides vocational or college education, life skills training and workplace training for poor mothers committed to self-sufficiency. Many of the women helped had been homeless.

Decomposed body in ravine identified as that of woman

WOODLAWN -- A decomposed body found Wednesday in a small ravine near Belmont Park Apartments was that of a woman, police said yesterday.

Her age and race had not been determined, said county police spokesman Bill Toohey.

The body, discovered by a child on his way to school, was turned over to the state medical examiner. The investigation is continuing.

Pub Date: 5/14/99

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