Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

February 10, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Anne Arundel

Officials working to restore annual Bay Bridge walk

ANNAPOLIS - An Annapolis alderman and a Queen Anne's County commissioner plan to introduce resolutions requesting the Maryland Department of Transportation reverse its decision to cancel this year's Bay Bridge run and walk.

Alderman Josh Cohen, a Democrat who represents the Eastport section of Annapolis, and Queen Anne's County Commissioner Gene Ransom, a Democrat from Grasonville, expect to present their resolutions next week.

Last month, state transportation officials pointed to the high cost of security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as well as traffic backups caused by closing a span to vehicular traffic for the race, as reasons to skip the event this spring.

Annapolis Fire Department gets grant for rescue boat

ANNAPOLIS - The Annapolis Fire Department has been awarded $225,000 in a federal grant to purchase a new fire and rescue boat that will serve the historic port and waterways of several counties, city officials announced yesterday.

The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be combined with a $25,000 contribution from the city.

The award is part of $750 million that was distributed through the program to departments nationwide.

In Howard County

Three-vehicle accident on I-95 injures 2 people

NORTH LAUREL - Two people were injured and northbound lanes of Interstate 95 just south of the Route 216 exit were closed yesterday morning after a Honda went across the median, struck a UPS truck and ricocheted into a Toyota.

The Honda's driver, Kemah Mahn of Rosedale, and a passenger, Alicia Holmes of Baltimore, were airlifted to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center about 7:15 a.m., state police said.

Mahn, 32, was listed in serious condition. Holmes was treated and released yesterday evening, a hospital official said. The drivers of the other vehicles were not injured.

Some northbound lanes of I-95 were blocked until 10:30 a.m., stalling traffic as far back as the Capital Beltway, police said.

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