Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

March 30, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Liquor store sells winning ticket in $20 million lottery

RANDALLSTOWN - A Baltimore County retailer sold the winning ticket for the $20 million jackpot in the Mega Millions Lottery, Maryland Lottery Director Buddy Roogow said yesterday.

The ticket was sold at Liberty Wine and Spirits on Liberty Road in Randallstown, Roogow said. It is Maryland's first top-tier jackpot winner since the multistate game was launched May 2002.

The drawing was held Friday night.

The ticket has not yet been redeemed, Roogow said last night. The winner must claim the prize within 182 days of the drawing.

Chains of vehicle crashes close portions of I-95

WHITE MARSH - Several motorists were slightly injured yesterday and traffic was backed up for eight miles on rainy Interstate 95 just north of the Baltimore Beltway because of four accidents involving 26 cars, a tour bus and a tractor trailer, Maryland State Police said.

The accidents took place at 3:15 p.m. about a mile north of the intersection of I-95 and the Beltway, said Cpl. Chris McQuaide. He said the northbound side of I-95 had to be closed for nearly two hours.

Three sets of the accidents took place on northbound I-95, and the fourth set took place on southbound I-95, McQuaide said. He said at least five motorists were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. The causes are under investigation.

In Baltimore City

Group to demonstrate at Oriole Park for children

The Children 1st Movement, an education advocacy group in the city, plans to stage a demonstration outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Opening Day tomorrow.

Protesters at the noontime rally want to alert people going to the Baltimore Orioles game about the lack of supplies, high dropout rate, lead in drinking water and other issues in the city school system.

Young man found shot to death in Pen Lucy

A man who police said was in his late teens or early 20s was found dead yesterday of gunshot wounds in the Pen Lucy section of the city.

Baltimore homicide detectives said the man was found about 2 a.m. in the 4200 block of St. Georges Ave., just south of Walter P. Carter Elementary School.

Police did not identify the gunshot victim. No arrests have been made.

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