Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

July 03, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

23-year-old man found fatally shot in home Thursday

A 23-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday inside his Northeast Baltimore home, police said yesterday.

Lorenzo D. "Huggie" Simpson, of the 1200 block of Kitmore Road, was found dead by his girlfriend when she arrived home shortly after 7 p.m., said Officer Nicole Monroe, a city police spokeswoman.

Simpson had been shot in the torso and was pronounced dead at the scene, Monroe said.

In Anne Arundel

Severn teen arrested in June 25 shootings

A Severn teenager was ordered held without bail yesterday after being charged with the attempted murder of two people who were shot while walking in Spring Meadows about 4 a.m. June 25.

Andrew Treyvaughn Brown, 18, of the 8500 block of Pioneer Drive, faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of felony assault and two handgun charges. He was arrested at his home before dawn yesterday, Anne Arundel County police said. A bail review hearing is scheduled Tuesday in District Court in Annapolis.

Two Severn residents, Tyrell Brown, 34, and Shante Marie Gathers, 25, were injured in the shootings, which police blame on a continuing dispute. Brown was shot in the eye, and Gathers was shot in the back, police said.

Spokespeople at the two hospitals where the victims were taken, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Maryland Shock Trauma Center, did not return telephone calls yesterday.

In Harford County

Algae bloom discovered in lower Gunpowder River

ABERDEEN -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has discovered the first concentration of blue-green algae blooms in the Gunpowder River, according to a news release.

The bloom was discovered during routine monitoring investigations at the Aberdeen Continuous Quality Monitoring Station at the lower end of the Gunpowder River on Monday.

The bacteria may create toxins that can cause skin irritation in humans and possibly death in livestock or pets. Officials advise avoiding water that contains blooms of blue-green algae.

In Maryland

Ehrlich selects Amedori for state parole board

Del. Carmen Amedori, a Republican who represents northeast Carroll County, has been appointed to a vacancy on the Maryland Parole Commission. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced her appointment to the 10-member panel yesterday.

Amedori, who replaces chairwoman Patricia K. Cushwa, will serve the remaining six-year term, set to expire Dec. 31, 2009. Her appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate during next year's legislative session. Amedori, who resigned Wednesday from the House of Delegates, was first elected in 1998 and re-elected in 2002.

The appointment leaves vacant a seat for state legislative District 5A, which includes Westminster, Hampstead and Manchester. The Carroll County Republican Central Committee will begin recommending candidates to the governor, who will name a replacement for the district. The governor also designated parole commissioners David R. Blumberg and Martha S. Klima as chairman and vice chairwoman, respectively.

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