City / County Digest


September 07, 2006

Review asked on decision to raze the Rochambeau

A group of Mount Vernon-area residents yesterday asked Baltimore Circuit Court to reconsider the city's decision to permit the razing of the Rochambeau.

The appellants also asked the court for a moratorium on demolition until a judge has heard and ruled on the dispute. A hearing on the stay of demolition is set for 4 p.m. today before Judge Althea M. Handy, said attorney George W. Leibmann.

A hearing officer for Baltimore's housing department Tuesday reaffirmed the city's decision to allow the Archdiocese of Baltimore to tear down the 100-year-old apartment building and replace it with a prayer garden.

If the court rejects the stay of demolition, the Archdiocese could tear down the building almost immediately. Church officials have agreed to hold off on demolition until 48 hours after the city hearing officer issues a decision.

Jill Rosen

Anne Arundel: Crofton

One dies, one hurt as car crashes, flips

One man died and a second was seriously injured early yesterday when the car they were in crashed and overturned in Crofton, Anne Arundel County police said. Police yesterday had not identified the man who was killed. The other occupant, David Lamount Offer, 30, of Churchton was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. He was in serious condition. Both men were ejected from the 1991 Honda Accord. The car was northbound on Crain Highway near Davidsonville Road at 1:30 a.m. when it struck several concrete slabs and flipped, police said.

Annie Linskey

Region: Traffic

Officer's funeral might mean delays

Police are warning of traffic delays today in North Baltimore and Baltimore County during the funeral for Cpl. Robert T. Krauss, a Maryland Transportation Authority officer who was injured while escorting a funeral procession in the city Dec. 21. He died as a result of those injuries Friday. The funeral is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road. Police will close Harford Road southbound from Echodale Avenue to Hamilton Avenue, starting at 8 a.m., and reopen it at noon. During that time, northbound Harford Road will be closed between Cold Spring Lane/Moravia Road and Hamilton Avenue.

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