City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

October 15, 2005

Man, 36, shot Thursday in Hillendale dies of wounds

The 36-year-old victim of an early-morning shooting Thursday in Hillendale died yesterday afternoon at Sinai Hospital after doctors removed him from life support, Baltimore County police said.

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of Marco Danard Silver, who was shot in the head on a parking lot outside his residence in the first block of Solar Circle. Officers found Silver on the ground after receiving several calls for shots fired about 2 a.m.

Police ask anyone with information on the shooting to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.

Baltimore County: Villa Julie

College receives $500,000 NIH award

Villa Julie College has received a $500,000 award from the National Institutes of Health -- the largest grant in the school's history. The money will be used to create an Office of Research and Development, which will serve as a clearinghouse for faculty and students interested in obtaining research funding in the sciences, the school announced yesterday. This year, Villa Julie expanded its science facilities by converting two classrooms into labs.

Dundalk

Man fatally stabbed; suspect is arrested

A man was fatally stabbed last night in a residential area in Dundalk. The attack occurred in 2900 block of Yorkway about 9:55 p.m. The man, who was stabbed in the chest, was pronounced dead shortly after officers arrived, according to a spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department. A suspect has been arrested. The spokesman declined to reveal other details about the homicide.

Baltimore: Northeast

Streets to be closed for Morgan parade

City transportation officals plan a variety of street closures and parking restrictions this morning for the Homecoming Parade at Morgan State University, which is to begin at 9 a.m. and last about two hours. The parade will start at The Alameda and Chinquapin Parkway, proceed south on The Alameda, east on Cold Spring Lane, and then south on Hillen Road, where it will disband. From 8:30 a.m., Hillen Road will be closed from Argonne Drive to Cold Spring; from 8:45 a.m., The Alameda will be closed from Belvedere Avenue to Cold Spring, and Cold Spring will be closed from The Alameda to Hillen.

Howard County: Long Reach High

Guidance counselor collapses and dies

A high school guidance counselor collapsed and died yesterday at Long Reach High School, a Howard County public schools spokeswoman said. Steve Morris was found unconscious in a staff bathroom after school employees broke down the door. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The cause of death appeared to be "natural causes," said Patti Caplan, a school system spokeswoman. The school canceled all athletic events this weekend, and members of a crisis team will be available to students Monday, Principal Ed Evans wrote in an e-mail to the school.

Maryland: Politics

Van Susteren raises $251,000 in Senate bid

Lise Van Susteren, a candidate for Paul S. Sarbane's U.S. Senate seat in Maryland, has raised more than $251,000, her campaign said yesterday. About $98,000 of the funds came from Van Susteren. The forensic psychiatrist is in a field of Democrats that also includes Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, and activist A. Robert Kaufman. This week, Cardin's campaign announced that it had raised nearly $900,000. American University professor Allan J. Lichtman, a Democrat who entered the race last month, said he had more than $250,000 in the bank.

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