Regional Digest


September 26, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Franklintown man dies after being hit by bus in Brooklyn

A Franklintown man was struck and killed by a bus Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, police said.

Jeffrey Edward Spencer, 41, was crossing the 700 block of E. Patapsco Ave. about 2:40 p.m. when he was hit by a Maryland Transit Administration bus. Spencer, of the 1900 block of N. Forest Park Ave., was pronounced dead at Harbor Hospital, police said.

No charges have been filed against the bus driver. Police are investigating.

East Baltimore man, 27, found fatally shot in street

An East Baltimore man was found fatally shot in Southeast Baltimore early yesterday, police said.

The body of Dante Servance, 27, of the 3100 block of E. Monument St. was discovered about 3:30 a.m. by a police officer on patrol in O'Donnell Heights.

Servance's body was lying between two parked cars in the 1400 block of Elrino Way. He had been shot several times in the head and upper body, and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Agent Donny Moses, a Police Department spokesman.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact homicide Detective Michael Baier at 410-396-2100.

In Baltimore County

Couple from Perry Hall die in motorcycle accident

CARNEY -- A Perry Hall couple on a motorcycle were killed Friday evening in a chain-reaction traffic collision on Harford Road, Baltimore County police said.

They were identified by police as Russell Dean Levee, 28, and his wife, Kimberly Ann Levee, 29, of the 3500 block of Blue Coat Road.

The collision occurred about 7:20 p.m. when a Mazda making a left turn from Harford Road near Aspen Hill Road went in the path of the oncoming Suzuki motorcycle, police said. The motorcycle struck the Mazda's passenger side, causing the car to swerve and hit another car, police said. The drivers of the cars were not injured. Police were investigating the collision.

One-lane Beltway closure to begin in Essex area

ESSEX -- A three-month closure of one lane of the Beltway's Inner Loop at the bridge over the Amtrak railroad tracks in Essex will begin at 5 a.m. tomorrow. The closure will affect the highway from east of Exit 35 (Pulaski Highway) to the Amtrak bridge. The work is expected to be completed in mid-December.

This project is the first phase of $7 million in repairs to concrete bridge decks along the Beltway and Southeast Boulevard.

In Maryland

Md. gets grant to develop information sharing

TOWSON -- The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Maryland a grant of $997,098 to develop the Maryland Emergency Geographic Information Network, according to an announcement by Democratic Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland's 3rd District.

Towson University and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency will coordinate development of a geographic information sharing system that will assist emergency responders. The announcement was part of $9 million awarded to 12 projects nationwide to improve information sharing. The goal is to foster and evaluate existing information technologies.

"One of the important lessons of 9/11 is that we must improve information sharing among all levels of government and with the private sector. The Towson/MEMA proposal shows great promise in assisting first responders in locating important geographical information," said Cardin, a member of the Homeland Security Committee.

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