City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

September 22, 2006

Filming of movie to close numerous city streets

Numerous downtown Baltimore streets will be closed this weekend and on future days for filming of the movie Live Free or Die Hard, featuring Bruce Willis.

South Street and Guilford Avenue will be closed from Baltimore to Lombard streets from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. Commerce Street between Baltimore and Lombard streets will also be closed tomorrow between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Calvert Street will be closed from Baltimore to Lexington streets, and Fayette Street will be closed between Guilford Avenue and St. Paul Street. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes, such as Charles, Gay and President streets.

On Sept. 29, South Street will be closed between Baltimore and Lexington streets.

On Sept. 30, Holliday Street will be closed from Saratoga to Lexington streets, and Lexington will be closed from Guilford Avenue to Gay Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also that day, Lexington Street between St. Paul Street and Guilford Avenue, Saratoga Street between St. Paul and Guilford and Calvert Street between Fayette and Pleasant streets will be closed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Baltimore: Federal charges

Man, 43, indicted in tax scheme

A 43-year-old North Carolina man has been indicted on federal charges, accused of assuming other people's identities and filing false income tax returns in their names in 12 states, including Maryland, to obtain refunds totaling more than $720,000, the U.S. attorney's office announced yesterday. Prosecutors said an indictment against Chika Milford Mokwunye of Greensboro, who also went by the name Kelvin McIntyre, was returned Sept. 14 and unsealed yesterday. It charges him with mail fraud, wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering.

Fire Department

Grant to train, equip bike-paramedics

The Baltimore City Fire Department has been awarded a $30,000 grant for training and equipment for a team of bicycle-riding paramedics, the department announced yesterday. The Paramedic Bike Team has about 30 members. The grant will also fund the department's public awareness campaign for Fire Prevention Month in October. Baltimore insurance company Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes and Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. provided the grant money.

Region: Salvation Army

Applications taken for holiday help

The Salvation Army's 2006 Angeltree Holiday Assistance Program is taking applications through Sept. 29, according to the Baltimore-area organization officials. The program is open to low-income Baltimore and Baltimore County residents, who can sign up from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 3800 Buena Vista St. People must bring valid photo identification, Social Security cards for all household members, proof of income, proof of expense, birth certificates for all children 12 and younger and gift lists for children. Information: 410-783-2920.

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