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In Baltimore City

Morgan student, 26, charged in killing outside rec center

A Morgan State University student is being held without bail, charged with murder in a shooting last month outside a Northeast Baltimore recreation center, city police said yesterday.

John Faulkner, 26, a full-time student from the 400 block of E. 28th St., was arrested at the university about 7 p.m. Tuesday by members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Christian Smallwood, 18, of the 2000 block of E. Baltimore St.

Police said Smallwood and another man were arguing outside the Northwood Recreation Center in the 1500 block of Winford Road about 9 p.m. April 1 when he was shot in the chest. Faulkner is being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Preakness Parade prompts street closings, parking ban

Tomorrow's Preakness Parade will result in a parking ban and several downtown street closings, the city Department of Transportation announced.

The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. near Eutaw Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, and proceeds south on Eutaw to the disbanding area at Camden Street.

Closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and with parking prohibited from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., are: Camden Street between Howard and Paca streets; Eutaw between Dolphin and Camden streets; Pratt Street from Paca to Howard; and Madison Avenue from Dolphin to King.

The department said there would be no street closings for the Preakness 5K run at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow through a portion of South Baltimore, beginning and ending at Rash Field, but urged motorists to exercise caution as participants occupy one lane of traffic.

Part of Robert E. Lee Park will temporarily reopen

A portion of Robert E. Lee Park popular with dog owners will temporarily reopen over the Memorial Day weekend, Baltimore parks officials announced at a meeting with community members yesterday.

The section was closed recently to demolish and rebuild a bridge. However, the project has stalled because of budget constraints, officials said. The park is in Baltimore County but is owned by the city.

Chief of Parks Connie Brown said the section will remain open until money can be secured to begin the bridge project, or October. Park officials updated residents on a shoreline restoration project at the park, which includes Lake Roland, and encouraged them to help with fund raising and in policing dog owners who don't clean up after their pets.

In Baltimore County

$750,000 in federal funds to aid Beltway widening

TOWSON -- Reps. Benjamin L. Cardin and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will announce today that they have secured $750,000 in federal funds to assist in the widening of the Beltway between Interstate 83 and Harford Road.

About 189,000 motorists travel that 12-mile stretch each day.

Maryland Department of Transportation officials expect the number to increase by more than a third by 2025.

Historic Glyndon to hold annual meeting Monday

GLYNDON -- The annual meeting of Historic Glyndon Inc. will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Emory Grove Hotel on Waugh Avenue.

The speaker will be Wayne Schaumburg of the Maryland Humanities Council, discussing the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 that destroyed much of the city's downtown.

The Glyndon Volunteer Fire Company, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, will display memorabilia. The public is invited to attend.

4 county students named National Merit scholars

TOWSON -- Four Baltimore County public school students are among 2,500 high school seniors nationwide who have won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.

The winners, announced this week, are Megan E. Buresh of Towson High, Angel Chang of Catonsville High, Kimberly N. Gallant of Pikesville High and Brian S. Robinson of Dulaney High.

Area private school winners are Catherine A. Crowder of Roland Park Country School, John L. Davisson and Michael R. Siliciano of Gilman School, Jessica E. Baxley of Notre Dame Preparatory School, David D. Borowitz of McDonogh School and Andrew C. Behrens of St. Paul's School for Boys.

The winners were selected based on their scores on the PSAT exams given to juniors, and other academic and extracurricular achievements.

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