Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

February 19, 2005

In Baltimore City

Police identify woman killed in double shooting

City police identified Tiarra Palmer, 23, yesterday as the woman killed in a double shooting Thursday in Northwest Baltimore.

Palmer lived in the home in the 3700 block of Belle Ave., where she was found dead after a suspected murder-suicide, police said.

Police would not release the identity of the man who died in the incident because his next of kin had not been notified of his death.

Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman, declined to say who fired the fatal shots.

Housing agency lays off seven superintendents

Seven Baltimore housing inspection superintendents were laid off yesterday as part of what officials described as a reorganization designed to improve efficiency and accountability.

In Baltimore County

Police are investigating suspicious death at mall

TOWSON - Baltimore County police said last night that they were investigating a suspicious death at Towsontown Mall.

A department spokesman refused to divulge details about the death of a person at the mall about 9 p.m., saying the department did not want to jeopardize its investigation. But police at the Towson precinct said late last night that the death was being investigated by the county's homicide unit.

A county Fire Department spokeswoman said the death was initially reported as a cardiac arrest, but she declined to elaborate.

Man dies in truck crash on North Point Boulevard

DUNDALK - A man was killed early yesterday in a one-vehicle accident on North Point Boulevard, police said.

William Glenn Spencer, 56, of the 7800 block of New Battle Grove Road, Dundalk, was traveling south on North Point Boulevard about 7:30 a.m. when his 1997 Ford F-150 left the road and hit a sign, police said. After hitting the sign, the truck crossed a culvert and a driveway and finally stopped after hitting a store sign in a parking lot in the 2300 block of North Point Boulevard.

The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, but police said they do not the believe that bad weather was involved.

Police funeral procession to slow traffic in Timonium

TOWSON - Traffic might become congested in the Towson-Timonium area from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today because of temporary road closings for the funeral procession of Col. Thomas S. Smith, retired Maryland State Police superintendent, who died Feb. 9.

The procession will leave Towson United Methodist Church on Hampton Lane, then travel north on Dulaney Valley Road, turn left on Pot Spring Road, then left on Timonium Road and right on Eastridge Road to Padonia Road, where it will enter Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

State and county police will direct traffic along the route.

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