City/county Digest


February 15, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

City grand jury indicts man, 24, in death of pedestrian

A city grand jury indicted yesterday the Baltimore County man accused of driving a stolen vehicle that hit and killed a man Nov. 10.

Samuel McFarlin, 24, of the 4700 block of Duncannon Road was indicted on charges of first-degree murder and auto theft. Court documents allege that McFarlin was behind the wheel when Dwight Allen Chase, 53, was run over. The state medical examiner ruled Chase's death a homicide.

McFarlin is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned March 10 before Judge John M. Glynn.

Stretch of light rail line to close over weekend

Light rail service is scheduled to be shut down this weekend between Camden Yards and North Avenue because of work to upgrade the system's Monument Street electrical substation, the Maryland Transit Administration announced yesterday.

Shuttle buses will be used for passengers between the eight Baltimore rail stations affected by the work Saturday and Sunday.

Rail service will continue between Camden Yards and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Cromwell stations. Shuttle buses will remain in use from North Avenue to Hunt Valley, where rail service has been halting during the double-track upgrade on the northern portion of the system.

Police identify woman killed in Charles Village accident

A woman fatally injured nearly two weeks ago when a sport utility vehicle being driven the wrong way on Charles Street crashed into her car in Charles Village was identified yesterday by city police.

Kim Ladonnan Nornette Carter, 42, of the 3800 block of Yolando Road was eastbound on West 28th Street about 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 when an SUV driven by Martha Jean Ladenson, 57, of the 3900 block of N. Charles St. -- heading south against one-way traffic from a lane of Charles Street that had been closed permanently 11 hours earlier -- crashed into her car at the intersection, police said.

Ladenson also was injured, and was released after treatment at an area hospital, police said.

Charges have not been lodged, pending a review of the accident by the state's attorney's office, police said.

In Baltimore County

Cardin to lead discussion on future of U.S. in Iraq

TOWSON - Democratic Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin will hold a town hall meeting on Iraq tomorrow night at Towson University.

The meeting is to include a discussion on the United States' future in Iraq after that country's elections last month. Cardin met with Iraqi and U.S. military and intelligence officials while visiting Iraq in December.

The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Susquehanna Terrace Room in the university's Student Union. Parking for the meeting is accessible off Osler Drive and Towsontowne Boulevard.

Waterman to speak today at Marshy Point center

CHASE -- Ed Farley, captain of an oyster boat on the Chesapeake Bay, will speak at 7:30 tonight at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Road.

Farley, whose skipjack H.M. Krentz was a feature at the Waterfront Festival in October, will speak about his years as a working waterman and as an environment educator with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Information: 410-887-2817.

Arthritis event to offer advice for sufferers today

OWINGS MILLS -- The Randallstown, Pikesville, Owings Mills AARP chapter 3706 will sponsor a presentation by J. Karen Krug of the Maryland Arthritis Foundation at 1 p.m. today at Rosewood Center's Canteen Building, 200 Rosewood Lane.

The topic of discussion will be devices that make life easier for arthritis sufferers.

Information: Len Roberts, 443-394-8355.

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