City / County Digest


July 11, 2008

Man killed by train is identified

Police have identified the man who was fatally struck by a freight train Wednesday night as Don Sherman, 40, of the 9600 block of Conmar Road in Middle River.

Investigators were trying yesterday to determine why Sherman was on the CSX tracks at Middle River Road and Pulaski Highway, said Cpl. Michael Hill, a police spokesman.

The accident occurred about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, he said.



Ex-YMCA worker charged in abuse

Police in Frederick have charged a former YMCA child-care worker with second-degree child abuse and second-degree assault. The charges yesterday against 21-year-old Amanda Markoe come eight days after she was fired from the Child Development Center of the Frederick County YMCA in Frederick. The child's mother has alleged that Markoe kicked and punched her 2-year-old son.

Markoe had worked at the Child Development Center for a little over two years.

The boy's mother, Rebecca King, told The Frederick News-Post that her son Timothy was kicked, hit in the head with a book or bag and punched in the stomach June 27.

Associated Press



Part of Greene St. to close tomorrow

Greene Street between Lombard and Pratt streets near Camden Yards will be closed from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow to allow space for a construction crane for a project at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, according to the Baltimore Department of Transportation. Motorists trying to reach the Baltimore-Washington Parkway are encouraged to take Fayette Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and get off at Russell Street. Traffic on southbound Greene Street and westbound Lombard Street will be detoured onto Penn Street, east onto Pratt Street and back to Greene.

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