City / County Digest


June 28, 2008

Pasadena woman dies in car crash

A 50-year-old Anne Arundel County woman was killed Thursday night after she lost control of her car in Severna Park, struck a guardrail, spun around and overturned, police said yesterday.

Police said Kristine Ann Moore of the 8300 block of Sail Circle in Pasadena was driving a 2001 Toyota Land Cruiser north on Ritchie Highway near Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard about 10:40 p.m. when her vehicle drifted off the right side of the road. Police said Moore tried to steer her vehicle back onto the road, but it struck a guardrail, turned 180 degrees and flipped onto its left side.

FOR THE RECORD - An item in Saturday's Maryland section on July Fourth festivities in Catonsville gave an incorrect time for the parade. It will begin at 3 p.m.
The Sun regrets the error.

Moore suffered head and neck injuries and had to be cut out from the sport utility vehicle by firefighters. Police said she died at Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

The accident remains under investigation.

Prince George's


Hit by stolen truck, police officer dies

Prince George's County police say that an officer has died after being struck by a stolen pickup truck in Laurel.

Cpl. Richard Findley was monitoring the vehicle about 11:40 a.m. yesterday on Laurel-Bowie Road, police said, when several men returned to the truck and rammed the officer.

He was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The officer is the first to be killed in Prince George's County since 2005.

Associated Press



Polar bear from N.M. sent here to breed

A polar bear has arrived at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore from the Albuquerque (N.M.) Biological Park as part of a breeding loan program, zoo officials said yesterday. Scientists hope 11-year-old Anoki will mate next year with Magnet, the Maryland Zoo's polar bear. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Polar Bear Species Survival Plan recommends that Magnet breed with Anoki and Alaska, another polar bear at the Maryland Zoo.


Crane installations to close streets

Two streets in East Baltimore and west of downtown will be closed this weekend for the placement of large cranes at construction sites, according to the city's Department of Transportation.

Hanover Street between Baltimore and Fayette streets will be closed from 6 a.m. today to 7 p.m. tomorrow. Motorists will be detoured east onto Baltimore Street, north onto Charles Street, west onto Fayette Street and back onto Hanover Street.

East Fayette Street between Broadway and Wolfe Street will be closed tomorrow from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Traffic eastbound on Fayette Street will be detoured north onto Broadway, east onto Orleans Street, south onto Wolfe Street and back onto Fayette. Westbound Fayette Street traffic will be detoured south onto Wolfe Street, west onto Baltimore Street, north onto Broadway and back to Fayette.

And Monument Street between Caroline Street and Broadway will be closed today between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m., also for a crane operation.

Baltimore County


Music, parade, fireworks July 4

Children's games, live music, a parade and fireworks will be the order of the day at the Catonsville Celebrations Committee's July 4 festivities.

Children's games and races will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Catonsville High School, Rolling and Valley roads. An American music concert will be held at 11 a.m. at Christian Temple, 5820 Edmondson Ave.

The 62nd annual parade is to begin at 2 p.m. from Frederick Road and Montrose Avenue, east on Frederick Road to Bloomsbury Avenue and south on Bloomsbury to the community center. The parade will feature 12 marching bands, including the Ravens Marching Band and Catonsville High School Steel Drum Band, and Grand Marshal Tom Connor, who has been on the committee for 50 years.

At 6:30 p.m., Catonsville High will offer a musical salute, and at 9 p.m. a color guard tribute will be held. Fireworks are to start at 9:15 p.m. (the rain date is July 5 for fireworks only.)

Information: 410-744-9655.

Associated Press

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