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In Baltimore City

Unidentified man killed in shooting outside of store

A man was found shot yesterday afternoon outside a West Baltimore convenience store and died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, city police reported.

The victim - whose name was withheld - was lying in the 800 block of Warwick Ave., near Edmondson Avenue, bleeding from gunshot wounds when Western District officers arrived shortly before 3 p.m., said Detective Mike Baier. Several empty shell casings were found at the scene, he said.

In another fatal shooting, police released the names yesterday of two men killed in a hail of bullets about 2 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Hoffman St., near Green Mount Cemetery. Pronounced dead from bullet wounds to the head, body and limbs were Mark Adams, 29, of the 1000 block of Aisquith St. and Ronnie Ricks, 27, of the 1200 block of Wilcox St.

No arrests had been made in the three weekend slayings. Anyone with information is urged to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

JFX access ramp to open; other roadwork continues

The Madison Street access ramp to the northbound Jones Falls Expressway is scheduled to reopen this morning, but continuing construction work around the JFX is bringing other closings, the city Department of Transportation has announced.

The Charles Street entrance to the northbound JFX closed yesterday, and likely will not reopen until late summer, the department said. Motorists are encouraged to use the North Avenue or Mount Royal Avenue access ramps.

Also, one northbound lane of the JFX will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly between Chase and Howard streets for construction work, weather permitting, the department said.

Baltimore Book Festival seeks award applications

The Baltimore Book Festival is accepting applications for its third annual literary awards in adult fiction and nonfiction.

The $500 awards honor Maryland authors who have written Maryland-themed books. The deadline for applying is June 1. The application fee is $25.

Information: 410-327-0404.

In Baltimore County

Pulaski Highway closures expected today, tomorrow

WHITE MARSH - The State Highway Administration is planning to temporarily close parts of Pulaski Highway near White Marsh Boulevard between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. today and tomorrow as part of a project to extend White Marsh Boulevard to Eastern Boulevard.

The closures, which will last no longer than 15 minutes at a time, will allow crews to install concrete beams across Pulaski Highway for a new White Marsh Boulevard bridge, according to a release from the SHA.

Ramps from eastbound White Marsh Boulevard to Pulaski Highway also will be subject to closure between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. today and tomorrow. Traffic will be detoured to Philadelphia and Ebenezer roads.

Wheelchair softball clinic to be offered Sunday

ROCKDALE - A wheelchair softball clinic for people age 16 and older with physical disabilities will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Rockdale Park, 3326 N. Rolling Road.

The free clinic, sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, will emphasize game rules, strategy, and hitting and fielding. Wheelchairs will be available for those without one.

Wheelchair-accessible bleachers, donated by the Oriole Advocates, also will be dedicated. Information: 410-887-5370.

Seminar offered for seniors, caregivers on legal issues

TOWSON - A free seminar about legal matters for senior citizens and their caregivers will be offered at 6:15 p.m. tomorrow at Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Ave.

Attorney Jason A. Frank will speak and answer questions. A dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., for which there is a charge. Reservations are required.

The program is sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Aging. Information: 410- 887-2594.

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