: Fatal crash
Two die when car hits tractor-trailer
Two Baltimore men were killed yesterday morning when the car in which they were riding crashed into a tractor-trailer in the 5100 block of Baltimore National Pike. When police arrived at the scene about 6 a.m., they found a 1999 Cadillac wedged underneath the rear of the tractor-trailer. Police said the driver and his passenger - whose names were not released - died upon impact with the tractor-trailer, which was stopped at a red light. Police said they believe the Cadillac had been speeding. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
John-John Williams IV
Body found in bag behind rowhouse
Baltimore homicide detectives discovered a decomposing body in a trash bag in a garbage can behind an East Baltimore rowhouse yesterday, a police spokesman said. Police received an anonymous call at 6:52 p.m. yesterday about a body in a trash can at a house in the 1500 block of Bond St., in the city's Oliver neighborhood, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy, Moses said. Police are treating the death as suspicious.
Liz F. Kay
Dean to be named for pharmacy school
The University of Maryland, Baltimore, is expected to announce today the promotion of a veteran researcher to be dean of the pharmacy school. Natalie D. Eddington, 48, who has been at the School of Pharmacy since 1991 and also earned her doctorate there, will succeed David A. Knapp, who is stepping down after 18 years as dean. Eddington said one of her primary challenges would be to find new sources of pharmaceutical research funding because federal support has decreased in recent years. She will also oversee the expansion of the country's fourth-oldest pharmacy school from downtown Baltimore to a Montgomery County campus this fall, officials said.
No charges planned in fatal accident
Criminal charges will not be filed against the drivers of two cars that collided in Baltimore on Saturday, resulting in the death of a 3-year-old boy, police said yesterday. However, Takia Freeman and Scott Gillard, both of Baltimore, could be cited for traffic violations, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. Freeman's and Gillard's addresses were not released, but Moses confirmed they resided in the city. Charles Murrell was standing on a street corner about 3:30 p.m. Saturday when he was struck by the cars after they collided at the intersection of Lanvale Street and Fulton Avenue. The boy, who was heading to a nearby pool, was pronounced dead at the scene. Janel Rice, 22, of the 1800 block of W. Baltimore St. and Vielca Rios, 20, of the 1900 block of W. Lanvale St. also were struck. They were treated at University of Maryland Medical Center for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Freeman, who was driving a Chevrolet Malibu, struck Gillard's silver Chrysler Sebring as he was attempting to make a U-turn, said Moses. Neither driver was injured.
John-John Williams IV
: Home invasion
One man shot; two arrested in attack
A Severna Park man was hospitalized Saturday after two men broke into a house and demanded money from three occupants, Anne Arundel County police said. Police responded to reports of a home invasion in the 100 block of Glenns Road about 1:46 a.m. Saturday, said Lt. Shawn Urbas of the eastern district. Two men forced their way into the house and demanded money while brandishing handguns, Urbas said. The three adults in the house fled to different rooms. Kevin Green, 43, was shot several times in the upper body and ran outside to nearby woods, Urbas said. The suspects also struck a woman in the house with a handgun, Urbas said. She was treated at the scene. Green was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with non-life-threatening injuries. It was unclear whether he resided at the address. Police apprehended the two suspects after they fled in a car, Urbas said. Paul Anthony Walsh, 39, of Severna Park and Ambrose Eugene Rawls Jr., 28, of Baltimore were charged with attempted first-degree murder, robbery, burglary and first-degree assault, Urbas said. Walsh, the driver, also faces motor vehicle charges.
Liz F. Kay
Man dies, one hurt in collision