Baltimore County Digest


July 01, 2008

Hearing delayed for teen charged in killings

A county judge has postponed a hearing to determine whether a Cockeysville teenager accused of killing his parents and two younger brothers should be tried in the juvenile system or remain in adult court. The hearing had been scheduled for tomorrow.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys for Nicholas W. Browning, 16, asked the judge to reschedule the hearing since neither the court psychiatrist nor the county Department of Juvenile Services have finished reports that will be needed for the court proceeding, the lawyers wrote last week in their postponement request.

Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger agreed to postpone the hearing but did not set a new date.

Browning, a sophomore at Dulaney High School, is accused of fatally shooting his parents, John W. Browning and Tamara Browning, and his brothers, Gregory, 14, and Benjamin, 11, as they slept in their Cockeysville home.

The deaths in February occurred a week before the defendant's 16th birthday. Had Browning been 16 at the time of the killings, the case could not be considered for a transfer to juvenile court.

Jennifer McMenamin


Senior housing meeting slated

A community meeting about the Greens at Liberty, a proposed senior housing development in Randallstown, is set for tomorrow.

Enterprise Housing Corp. plans to build the 105-unit development on a 6.75-acre site on the south side of Liberty Road near Tiverton Road.

The 7 p.m. meeting about the project will be at the Liberty Family Resource Center, 3525 Resource Drive in Randallstown.

Information: 410-887-3321.


Symposium set for Hispanic youths

The Hispanic College Fund and U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education will hold the fourth annual Maryland Hispanic Youth Symposium from July 9 to 12 at Towson University.

The event for Maryland Hispanic high school juniors and seniors offers students a mini-college experience of competitive workshops stressing academic achievement, career choices, community service and civic responsibility. Students also can win scholarships during competitions in speech, talent, essay-writing and art.

More than 350 students applied for 200 openings in this year's symposium. Sponsors are seeking volunteers to help with the students in various areas, including workshops.

Information: 443-552-0088.


Web site lists holiday activities

County residents who want to know about Fourth of July activities, parades and fireworks displays can visit the county's Web site at

The Web site includes information on the laws and safety governing fireworks and sparklers.

Information: 410-887-4520.

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