State Digest

State Digest

August 05, 2005

In Baltimore

Boy, 14, charged in attack on teen at juvenile facility

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with assault in connection with a fight this week at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center that left another youth hospitalized, a state police spokesman said yesterday.

Sgt. Rob Moroney said troopers presented information to the Baltimore state's attorney's office identifying the suspect in the attack, who was charged as a juvenile.

The suspect allegedly struck a 16-year-old boy in the head with a chair. The victim was hospitalized with injuries to his eye and neck.

In Somerset County

Highway bill contains money for ferry in Crisfield

CRISFIELD - Part of a multibillion-dollar federal highway bill awaiting President Bush's signature includes $800,000 toward development of a ferry terminal for Crisfield.

The transportation measure was approved before Congress recessed last week. It includes funding to plan, design and possibly acquire land to build a terminal in Crisfield. If the president signs the bill, as expected, Maryland would receive $2.9 billion in highway funds over six years.

A proposed ferry would link Maryland's Lower Shore and Reedville in Northumberland County, Va. A ferry commission with members from both Maryland and Virginia is studying the idea.

In Maryland

Cabin cruiser operator blamed in crash on bay

The Natural Resources Police investigation into last month's crash in the Chesapeake Bay involving the charter fishing boat Jil Carrie and the cabin cruiser Price Pirate has concluded that a proper lookout was not posted on the 53-foot cabin cruiser and the operator, Keith David Price, 42, of Pennsylvania, was inattentive.

Price's boat struck the anchored fishing boat near the mouth of the Choptank River on the Eastern Shore, throwing one of the anglers into the water and injuring another.

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