Regional Digest

Regional Digest

April 13, 2003|By From staff reports

In Cecil County

Accident on I-95 slows traffic; no serious injuries

PERRYVILLE -- A morning accident on southbound Interstate 95 in Cecil County slowed traffic for hours yesterday and touched off a series of minor chain-reaction accidents. No one was seriously injured, state police said.

The traffic delays started about 9:40 a.m., when a sport utility vehicle towing a mobile home overturned in the southbound lane of Interstate 95, just north of the Millard E. Tydings bridge. Five people traveling in the sport utility vehicle, which had Massachusetts tags, were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.

The overturned vehicle and mobile home blocked both southbound lanes until early afternoon, said state police at the John F. Kennedy Barracks in Perryville.

In Maryland

Ehrlich to hold rally to support war in Iraq

ANNAPOLIS -- A rally organized by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to support the war in Iraq will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow in Lawyers Mall in front of the State House.

The event, which will feature patriotic music, was originally scheduled for April 7 but was rescheduled because of rain. In addition to Ehrlich and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, several veterans and relatives of soldiers serving in the Middle East are expected to speak.

Although called a "Support Our Troops Rally," Ehrlich has said in recent days the event is actually a gathering to embrace President Bush's decision to invade Iraq.

In Baltimore City

Man shot in the chest on street in west side

An unidentified man was shot in the chest last night while standing in the 1200 block of Smithson St. in Upton in West Baltimore, police said.

Fire officials said they transported the man to Maryland Shock Trauma Center about 10 p.m.

Police said they have no suspects in the shooting.

In Talbot County

Woman's body discovered; suspect taken into custody

EASTON -- Prompted by an anonymous telephone call, state troopers discovered the body of Barbara L. Winston, 40, of Easton yesterday afternoon in an abandoned home in the 26000 block of Royal Oak Road in Easton.

Later in the day, police took a Talbot County man into custody. They said the suspect, whose identity was unavailable last night, telephoned the Easton barracks while troopers were at the crime scene and provided information that led police to suspect his involvement.

Police said they believe Winston and the suspect knew each other and that they were driving in the suspect's vehicle early Friday morning when they started to argue. Police are not releasing the cause of Winston's death.

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