Regional Digest

Regional Digest

October 03, 2004|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Police investigate fatal shootings of two men

Police yesterday were investigating two homicides that occurred over the past two days.

A man was fatally shot yesterday morning in the 1000 block of Bonaparte Ave. and another man was shot at about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 3700 block of Eldorado Ave., police said.

The victim shot Friday was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital. Police said robbery appears to be the motive in that killing and are seeking two suspects who were seen running from the area.

Police did not release the names of either victim.

In Howard County

Car crashes into restaurant; five suffer minor injuries

COLUMBIA -- A car crashed through the front window of the China Chefs restaurant in Columbia's Hickory Ridge Village last night, and five people suffered minor injuries, police said.

Around 7:30 p.m., the car struck the restaurant in the Hickory Plaza at 10801 Hickory Ridge Road about 7:30 p.m. after the driver's foot was caught on the accelerator, police said. Of the five people in the restaurant who were injured, four were taken to Howard County General Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. The fifth person apparently declined to be taken to the hospital.

The driver and passenger were not injured, police said. The driver -- whom police did not identify -- was issued a citation. Police said alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

In Anne Arundel

Man charged in stabbing arrested in Charlotte, N.C.

LOTHIAN -- A 20-year-old man wanted in connection with the stabbing of a teenager Thursday morning was arrested Friday evening in Charlotte, N.C., police said yesterday.

Anne Arundel County police issued a warrant for Gregory Bernard Taylor, 20, of Lothian after he allegedly attacked a 15-year-old woman at Boones Mobile Estates in Lothian. He was charged with attempted murder, attempted first-degree rape and first-degree assault, according to police.

The victim, whose name is being withheld because she is a juvenile, suffered multiple stab wounds to her upper body. She remains in serious condition at a local hospital.

In Baltimore County

Schaefer to attend meeting at Catonsville library

CATONSVILLE -- State Comptroller William Donald Schaefer will meet with the public at 2 p.m. today at the Catonsville branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, 1100 Frederick Road.

The forum is being presented as part of the Friends of Catonsville Library's annual meeting.

Information: 410-887-0951.

Construction industry honors 2 at Eastern Tech

ESSEX -- Two Eastern Technical High School construction management students have been named outstanding participants in the Building Congress and Exchange Future Craftsman Awards Program. Winning students were selected for interest and enthusiasm in construction, academic and extracurricular achievements, and personal presentation skills.

Michael Conroy and Nick Hock will be honored at the 66th Annual Craftsmanship Awards Dinner and 116th Annual Meeting on Nov. 5 at the Boumi Temple on King Avenue, White Marsh.

In Maryland

Balto. Co. teacher wins middle school math award

TOWSON -- The Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics has named Dolores Bonincontri one of its 2003-2004 middle school Mathematics Teachers of the Year for her work at Perry Hall Middle School.

Bonincontri is now teaching mathematics at Eastern Technical High. Eastern Principal Patrick McCusker said, "Ms. Bonincontri has had a seamless transition from middle school to Eastern Technical High."

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