In Baltimore County
Cockeysville boy dies from injuries suffered in hit-and-run
TOWSON - A Cockeysville boy, 15, died yesterday of injuries he suffered when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle about 2:15 a.m. Saturday while walking near his home in the 400 block of Warren Road, county police said.
Ramon Thomas died yesterday afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatric unit. Police said the driver of a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder failed to stop after hitting Ramon.
Acting on information from a witness, police arrested Darren Thomas Brown, 29, yesterday near his home in the 300 block of Greenlow Road in Catonsville and charged him with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. He was being held in lieu of $5,000 bail at the Wilkens Precinct, pending a bail review hearing today in Catonsville District Court, police said.
Woman reported missing returns home safely
TOWSON - A pregnant Randallstown woman who had been reported missing late Friday night returned home safely Saturday morning, police said.
Candace Ashley Young, 18, of the first block of Spyce Mill Court returned home at 5:10 a.m. Saturday in good health. Police said Young told an investigator that she was in Atlantic City, N.J.
Police said Young had called her mother for a ride home from Owings Mills mall about 11 p.m. Friday but was not there when her mother arrived 15 minutes later. The mother reported her missing to police a short time later.
Credit union gives $50,000 to schools for computers
TOWSON - The Baltimore County school system has received a $50,000 donation from First Financial of Maryland Federal Credit Union.
The money will be used to buy 42 computers for 21 elementary and secondary schools. Last year, the school system bought computers with a $100,000 donation from First Financial.
The credit union plans to donate another $50,000 next year. The schools plan to buy digital cameras and other technology to support the new computers, said Robert Windsor, president of First Financial. Information: 410-887- 6111.
Ethics Day 2001 to focus on growing global economy
DUNDALK - The ethical implications of the fast-growing global economy will be the theme of Ethics Day 2001 on April 5 at the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.
The free program, which starts at 9 a.m., will address problems generated by advances in travel and communications. Similar programs will be held April 3 at CCBC's Essex campus and April 4 at the Catonsville college.
Information: Dundalk, 410-285- 9881; Essex, 410-780-6492; and Catonsville, 410-455-4376.
State insurance official to speak with consumers
TOWSON - A representative of the Maryland Insurance Administration will be in Towson on April 9 to answer consumers' questions about insurance coverage.
The administration regulates the state's life, health, automobile and homeowners' insurance industries by ensuring that companies and health plans obey the law. It also investigates and resolves consumer complaints.
The representative will answer questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hampton Plaza, 300 E. Joppa Road, Suite Plaza 1A. Information: 800-492-6116.
In Baltimore City
Man, 19, fatally shot at W. Baltimore playground
A man, 19, was fatally shot last night while watching a pick-up basketball game in West Baltimore, police said.
Antoine Morgan, 19, of the 2000 block of Walbrook Ave. was watching the game at a playground in the 1600 block of Moreland Ave. about 6 p.m. when a man approached him and fired several shots, Detective Frank Miller said. He said Morgan was shot twice in the left arm, once in the right leg and twice in the back, and was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Police had no suspect and knew of no motive. Anyone with information is urged to call Miller at 410-396-2100.
Shelter schedules benefit Sunday evening at market
South Baltimore Homeless Shelter will hold a benefit, "Hit a Homerun for the Homeless," from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Cross Street Market.
Tickets are $50 and will raise funds for the shelter, which assists people in transition from homelessness to productive lives, and women and children who need emergency facilities.
The activity will feature bands, sports celebrities, a silent auction and seafood from Nick's Inner Harbor Seafood. Information: 410- 752-3241.
Run and walk to aid crime victims fund
The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office and the Baltimore Child Abuse Center Inc. will be hold a Victims' Fund Run and Walk at 9 a.m. April 28 in Patterson Park.
Proceeds will help establish an emergency fund that will be available for crime victims in need. Information: 410-396-1897.