Maryland Digest

MARYLAND DIGEST

December 27, 2005

Ellicott City man, 20, charged in father's death

A 20-year-old Ellicott City man was arrested and charged with his father's murder yesterday afternoon, Howard County police said.

Jason Chen was charged with first- and second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault in the stabbing of Yun Sen Chen, 45.

The two lived together in a townhouse in the 2900 block of Webbed Foot Way.

Police said the stabbing was the result of an argument. Yun Sen Chen was found dead in the family's home shortly before 11 a.m.

Police said three family members were home at the time of the incident and were questioned by police.

Baltimore City

Shooting

Man hospitalized with graze wound

City police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Southeastern District yesterday. Police said a bullet grazed the head of a man about 6:30 p.m. on the 600 block of Grover St. The man was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and was in good condition, said Agent Donny Moses, a city police spokesman.

Fire Department

Applications for position due Friday

The Fire Department will hold testing next month for the position of firefighter-paramedic apprentice. Applications are available at fire stations or at the department's headquarters, 401 E. Fayette St., lower level one. Applications are due by Friday. Information: 410-396-3095.

New Year's Eve

Duo to perform at celebration

Baltimore officials have announced the acoustic duo 3 Hour Drive will be performing with the band Gary & the Groove as part of the city's New Year's Eve celebration Saturday night at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light streets. 3 Hour Drive will perform at 9 p.m. Gary & the Groove will play at 10 p.m., and fireworks are set for midnight.

Education

Forum on nutrition scheduled for Jan. 4

The school system will hold a public forum on its nutrition standards at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 in the first-floor board room at administrative headquarters, 200 E. North Ave.

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