City/County Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

May 21, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Man, 36, charged in strangulation death of his wife

TOWSON - The 36-year-old estranged husband of a woman found strangled May 5 in a wooded section of Woodlawn has been arrested and charged with murder in her death, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Brian Henry Eubanks of the 800 block of N. Kenwood Ave. in Baltimore was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with first-degree murder. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.

Police said that the body of the suspect's wife was found in woods behind an apartment complex off Essex Road, where she lived. The victim, Monica Keys, 41, had been asphyxiated, the state medical examiner's office told police investigators.

7 officers killed in line of duty to be honored

TOWSON - Seven county police officers who were killed in the line of duty will be honored at 10 this morning at ceremonies at the Towson Courthouse Plaza, 401 Bosley Ave.

County Executive James T. Smith Jr. and Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan will join other officials and family members at the ceremony.

Honored will be Officer Edward Kuznar, Officer Charles Huckeba, Cpl. Samuel Snyder, Officer Robert W. Zimmerman, Sgt. Bruce Prothero, Officer John Stem and Sgt. Mark Parry.

Mace Avenue to close for firefighter's funeral

ESSEX - Baltimore County police will close Mace Avenue tomorrow for the funeral of Connie C. Bornman, a county firefighter and emergency medical technician who died Monday.

The funeral will start at 10 a.m. at Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave. Between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Mace Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Myrth Avenue will be closed.

After the service, the procession will proceed north on Mace Avenue, continue on Stemmers Run Road, turn right onto Eastern Boulevard and onto Route 702 and then the Baltimore Beltway. The route will follow Interstate 83 to Padonia Road and eastbound to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

County schools to hold science, technology fair

OWINGS MILLS - The Baltimore County school system will hold its first elementary school science, engineering and technology fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd. in Owings Mills.

Children from 76 of the system's 102 elementary schools are scheduled to participate in the event, which is open to the public. Demonstrations involving physics, reptiles and an indoor planetarium will take place throughout the day. Across the street at New Town Elementary School, third-graders from schools around the county will compete in the Safe Racer Challenge, which asks teams to build a fast and safe racecar in which to carry an uncooked egg.

Pupils will register and set up their projects from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. An awards ceremony is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

In Baltimore City

Small fire causes school complex to close

A small fire yesterday in a ground-floor vault at a school complex at 2500 E. Northern Parkway sent hundreds of students home early. Fire officials said there were no injuries.

Although the fire was contained to the vault, smoke spread through the building via the ventilation system, said Kevin Cartwright, deputy public information officer for the Fire Department. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The large, walk-in vault is used as storage for notebooks and papers, school officials said.

The Stadium School, Highlandtown Elementary No. 237, Abbottston Elementary and Samuel L. Banks High will reopen today, the officials said. About 800 students attend the four schools.

Cold Spring Lane exit of JFX to close tomorrow

The Cold Spring Lane exit ramp from the southbound Jones Falls Expressway will be closed overnight tomorrow while the road is repaired, according to the city Department of Transportation.

The ramp will be closed from 11 p.m. tomorrow through 5 a.m. Sunday, weather permitting

The detour during the ramp closing will take southbound traffic to the 28th Street exit, north (left) on Sisson Street, west (left) on 29th Street, then onto the Jones Falls Expressway north back to the Cold Spring Lane exit.

`Believemobile' kicks off concert tour tonight

The city's "Believemobile" will kick off its summer concert tour this evening at Edmondson-Westside High School, 4501 Edmondson Ave.

The free event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. will feature local performers, including singer Paula Campbell, the quartet A'Ryah and the Baltimore Police Mass Choir.

The 28-foot Believemobile trailer, which opens into a performance stage, will take entertainment and the city's anti-drug Believe campaign to other neighborhoods throughout the summer.

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