City/county Digest


March 08, 2004

In Baltimore County

Road-rage shooting hospitalizes man; 2 suspects in custody

LANSDOWNE - Gunshots fired from one car into another along Washington Boulevard wounded a driver early yesterday in an incident that Baltimore County police described as a case of road rage.

The victim - a man whose name was not released - was driving an Acura and had cut off a Cadillac whose driver took up pursuit about 3:45 a.m., police said. The Cadillac and its two occupants pulled alongside, and at least seven shots were fired at the Acura, according to police.

The driver, described as a 40-year-old Baltimore County resident, suffered a bullet wound to his liver, and the Acura crashed into a pole on Washington Boulevard between Lansdowne Boulevard and Commerce Drive. He was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said a man and a woman had been arrested in connection with the incident, but did not identify the suspects.

Police to test students interested in being cadets

TOWSON - Baltimore County police will test high school seniors interested in becoming police cadets.

Cadets assist officers with traffic enforcement, undercover operations and administrative duties before beginning formal police academy training. The starting salary for cadets is $20,674.

Testing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Woodlawn High School cafeteria. Another test is scheduled for May 13 at Overlea High School. Information: 410-887-5542.

Pikesville fire company to receive $40,500 grant

PIKESVILLE - The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $40,500 grant from the federal Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin announced.

The grant is part of the Assistance to Firefighters grant program, which awards one-year grants to fire departments to improve fire stations and facilities, according to the announcement.

The grant to the Pikesville fire company is to be used to install a sprinkler system in its fire station on Old Court Road.

In Baltimore City

City police find man, 35, fatally shot in home

Officers responding to a reported burglary found the front door of an East Baltimore home open and a resident fatally shot yesterday evening, city police reported.

Southeastern District police found the victim, identified as James McNeely, 35, lying in a room of the house in the 200 block of N. Linwood Ave., dead from multiple gunshot wounds, about 5:30 p.m. It was not known whether any property was missing, said homicide Detective Gordon Carew.

Anyone with information about the slaying is urged to call Carew or Detective Todd Corriveau at 410-396-2100.

Man, woman found dead in burning city rowhouse

A couple were found dead by firefighters early yesterday in a burning city rowhouse, apparently victims of smoke inhalation and burns, a Fire Department spokesman said.

The blaze was reported about 1:10 a.m. in the 300 block of Federal St., in the Greenmount West neighborhood. The two-story rowhouse was engulfed in smoke and flames, said spokesman Kevin Cartwright.

Searching for occupants, firefighters found the victims - a 62-year-old man, and his 57-year-old wife - lying near each other in a first-floor rear room. Their names were not released, and the cause of the fire remained under investigation.

Discussion set tomorrow on segregation ruling

A panel discussion on Maryland's response to the historic Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision will he held tomorrow at the University of Maryland School of Law.

The discussion, "The Road to Brown in Maryland: Roadblocks and Resistance," will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the school of law, 500 W. Baltimore St.

The program exploring compliance with and resistance to the court's decision, which declared school segregation illegal, is part of a continuing series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the ruling.

Women Entrepreneurs offers business skills course

Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides entrepreneurial training to women and men, is recruiting candidates for its next business skills training course.

The deadline to apply is March 26, and screening for the next training course will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 3. To obtain an application: 410-727- 4921.

Women Entrepreneurs tries to provide an alternative path to self-sufficiency for people who have ideas for a business or own a business in need of development. Information: www.webinc. org.

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