City/county Digest


February 02, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man, 46, beaten and stabbed in July dies of his injuries

A man beaten and stabbed on a street in East Baltimore in July died Jan. 26, and city police have obtained a warrant for a suspect in the homicide.

The victim, James Corbett, 46, of the 3100 block of Frisby St., was arguing with a man about 8 p.m. July 30 in the 2000 block of Greenmount Ave. when he was beaten and stabbed in the head and arms, said homicide Detective David Peckoo.

Corbett had been comatose until he died at Joseph Richey Hospice, Peckoo said.

Charged in a warrant with first-degree murder is Eric James Hill, 47, of the 1900 block of E. Lanvale St. Anyone knowing Hill's whereabouts was urged to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Resurfacing work starts on Washington Boulevard

City transportation workers began resurfacing Washington Boulevard this week from the Interstate 95 overpass to the city line.

The project includes installation of curbs and sidewalks, according to city transportation officials.

The work -- which is expected to take about 300 days -- will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., forcing temporary lane closures and parking restrictions. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Metro stations to hold free concerts this month

The Maryland Transit Administration is offering free musical performances Wednesdays this month at Metro stations in observance of Black History Month.

The first performance will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, with the Eubie Blake Legacy Band Jazz Ensemble performing at the Penn-North Metro station.

Next week, members of the Dunbar High School music department will perform from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Charles Center Metro station (Calvert Street side).

NAACP branch installs new officers tomorrow

New officers and executive committee members at large of the Baltimore City branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will be installed tomorrow at New Unity Church Ministries, 100 W. Franklin St.

Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, the branch's recently elected president, requests that guests at the 7 p.m. ceremony wear blue-and-yellow ribbons in tribute to the NAACP. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Free parking will be available at Arrow Parking, at the northwest corner of Franklin Street and Park Avenue.

In Baltimore County

State police still probing fatal hit-and-run accident

TOWSON -- State police said yesterday that they are continuing to investigate a hit-and-run crash that killed a construction worker Saturday morning on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway.

Police have said a car smashed through a barrier near the York Road exit, struck the worker and carried him for about 100 feet. William M. Ruffin, 42, of Baltimore was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the car, a silver, two-door BMW, pulled over onto the shoulder, then got back into the car, drove off and exited the Beltway onto Dulaney Valley Road, police said.

Police said they found the BMW abandoned on Station Road. The car's owner volunteered to be interviewed, said police, who did not identify the owner because no charges have been filed.

Sgt. Thornnie Rouse, a state police spokesman, said yesterday that the investigation could take at least a month, and the results would then be forwarded to the state's attorney's office for review.

Reception set tomorrow for photography exhibition

BROOKLANDVILLE -- The Open Society Institute and Park School are sponsoring a reception and gallery talk from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow for Moving Walls 7, a traveling photography exhibit at the school, 2425 Old Court Road.

John Nethercut, director of the Public Justice Center, will speak about issues raised by the exhibition, which features the work of photographer Jon Lowenstein and records the lives of undocumented Latino workers and their families in Chicago.

Lowenstein's work will remain on display through Feb. 25. Information: Ed Hatcher, 301-656- 0348.

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