City/county Digest


March 09, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Body of girl, 15, found wrapped in blankets in street

The body of a 15-year-old West Baltimore girl was found yesterday morning bound and wrapped in blankets in the middle of a street near Gwynns Fall Park, city police said.

About 7 a.m., two men walking in the 2500 block of Talbot Road noticed the wrapped blankets and summoned a nearby construction worker. The worker partially unwrapped the blankets and saw the body, later identified as that of Antania Mills of the 600 block of N. Bentalou St.

Police said an autopsy determined that the girl died from a beating with an unknown weapon.

Anyone having information about the killing is urged to call Detectives Irv Bradley or David Peckoo at 410-396-2100.

Groundbreaking delayed for drug treatment center

The groundbreaking for what will be the largest residential drug treatment facility in Maryland was postponed yesterday because Mayor Martin O'Malley could not be present.

Gaudenzia of Maryland is building a 160-bed facility on Doll Avenue in Northwest Baltimore's Park Heights community. The ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m., was postponed because O'Malley was at the Inner Harbor for a news briefing on the weekend water taxi tragedy.

A new date for the groundbreaking has not been set.

CNN's Zahn to attend women's lunch May 10

CNN anchor Paula Zahn will be the guest speaker at the 11th annual Women of Excellence luncheon May 10 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore.

Zahn, host of Paula Zahn Now, will speak about women in the television news industry and what it takes to succeed in the business. She also will talk about her experiences as a television journalist and anchorwoman.

Tickets to the event, sponsored by Network 2000 and the Central Scholarship Bureau, are $50. Proceeds from the luncheon will be used to establish a Network 2000 scholarship for emerging female leaders. Information: 410-783-8225.

In Baltimore County

City man, 30, is charged in road rage incident

TOWSON -- A 30-year-old Baltimore man was charged yesterday with attempted murder in a shooting that police described as a road rage incident, authorities said.

Aaron D. Manning of the 2800 block of Potee St. was not immediately arrested but was charged in a warrant with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and a weapons violation, police said. The 31-year-old victim, Franklin Macon of the 4000 block of Eldon Green in Arbutus, was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

At least seven shots were fired into Macon's Acura from a Cadillac about 3:45 a.m. Sunday along Washington Boulevard in Lansdowne, police said. A man and a woman who were taken into custody after the shooting were released without being charged, said Officer Shawn Vinson, a county police spokesman.

State insurance specialist to aid residents on Isabel

ESSEX -- County residents seeking information on flood insurance matters after being stricken by Tropical Storm Isabel last year can meet with a representative of the Maryland Insurance Administration two days a week through this month.

Tom Henry, a consumer services specialist, will meet with property owners from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Edgemere Senior Center, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Essex Senior Center.

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