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Regional Digest

March 18, 2001

In Baltimore City

Dorchester County social worker guilty of stealing from clients

A Dorchester County social worker was convicted of stealing more than $4,400 from her clients, the attorney general's office said Friday.

Authorities said Johanne S. Nibblett, 41, stole the money from four adults in her care during an 18-month period. Nibblett could be sentenced to 15 years in prison and lose her license.

Sentencing is set for May 7.

In Baltimore County

2 juvenile offenders escape from Hickey School

CUB HILL - Two young men escaped from the infirmary of the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Baltimore County early yesterday morning and were being sought by authorities.

Lee T. Tower, director of the Department of Juvenile Justice's communications office, said they were incarcerated for burglary and auto theft. The state police and neighbors were notified minutes after the teens were discovered missing at 1:25 a.m., he said.

Maryland State Police Sgt. Steve S. Seipp said the escapees are 16 and 18 years old.

The infirmary is outside the compound's main fence. The building is under renovation, Tower said, so the main doors were not being used and normal safeguards weren't in effect.

In Carroll County

Westminster man charged in shaking of infant son

WESTMINSTER - A Westminster man was arrested and charged Friday in the shaking of his infant son, who is being treated at a Baltimore hospital for head trauma, state police said.

David P. Nicholson, 25, was charged with two counts each of child abuse, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. The Child Abuse Sexual Assault unit of the state police became involved after Nicholson and his wife took the baby to Carroll County General Hospital on Monday. Doctors discovered a subdural hematoma - bleeding around the brain.

The 2 1/2 -month-old boy was transferred to University of Maryland Medical Center's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Hospital tests indicated the infant had been injured in the same way before Monday, police said.

In Maryland

Postal Service collecting food for needy this week

The U.S. Postal Service is joining with food banks this week in collecting and transporting food donations from customers in Maryland.

Those wishing to donate can do so through Saturday by leaving nonperishable food in marked containers in post office lobbies or at their mailboxes for pickup by letter carriers.

The goal for this year's drive is to collect 200,000 pounds of food.

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