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October 27, 2008

Two killed over weekend in separate shootings

Baltimore City police reported two fatal shootings over the weekend. Names of the victims were being withheld pending notification of family members. No arrests had been made. Shortly before midnight Saturday, Northern District police responded to a report of a man shot in the 2400 block of Loyola Southway in the Greenspring community and found the victim bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. About 1 a.m. Saturday, in the Broadway East section of East Baltimore, a man was shot in the head in the 1800 block of N. Regester St. and was pronounced dead at the scene by Fire Department medics. Police said the Loyola Southway shooting occurred within a few blocks of a fatal shooting of a man Oct. 23 in the 2300 block of Oswego Ave., also in the Greenspring community, but that there was no evidence to connect the slayings. The name of that victim has not been released.

Richard Irwin

Naval Academy to present midshipmen's parade

The Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen will present a formal dress parade at 4 p.m., Friday at Worden Field on the grounds of the Annapolis military college. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors may enter through Gate 1 (King George Street) and Gate 3 (Maryland Avenue), and must have a valid photo ID. Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter will review the parade. Information:

Cumberland men charged with baiting a black bear

LONACONING: Two Cumberland men have been charged with baiting a black bear while they were hunting on private property on Dan's Mountain near Lonaconing in Western Maryland, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Robert Murray Weatherholt, 55, and Robert James Weatherholt, 23, both of Cumberland, were charged last week with hunting black bear by baiting them with doughnuts and shelled corn. It is illegal to hunt black bears with bait. The maximum penalty for baiting is $1,500.

Andrea K. Walker

Motorist, 35, shot on Prince George's road

BELTSVILLE: A 35-year-old Laurel man was shot while driving on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Prince George's County early yesterday, U.S. Park Police said. Jude Ngu was traveling on the parkway just south of Route 197 at 4:11 a.m. when a person in another vehicle shot into Ngu's vehicle, Park Police Sgt. Robert Lachance said. Ngu pulled off the road and called police. He was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. Lachance said the victim was unable to give a clear description of his attacker or the vehicle the gunman was in. It was also unknown whether the shooter was driving or whether there were other people in the car. Police knew of no motive for the shooting. The northbound lanes of the parkway were closed until shortly after 9 a.m. yesterday. Anyone with information is asked to call the Park Police criminal investigations branch at 202-610-8737.

Andrea K. Walker

Pines appointed chairman of UM engineering school

COLLEGE PARK: Darryll J. Pines, chairman of the department of aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, has been appointed dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the university, the school announced last week. A member of the University of Maryland faculty since 1995, Pines took a leave of absence from 2003 to 2006 to serve as program manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. While there, his work on five aerospace technology programs garnered him a Distinguished Service Medal. Pines earned a master's degree and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992 and 1988. Pines' appointment as dean will take effect Jan. 5.

Mobile camper overturns on I-695 in Arbutus

A 31-foot-long mobile camper overturned on the outer loop of Interstate 695 near Wilkins Avenue in Arbutus around 6 p.m. yesterday, briefly tying up traffic, according to the Maryland State Police. The structure was being hauled by a sport utility vehicle, police said. Police are not sure what caused the camper to topple over. No one was injured, police said.

Brent Jones

Man pleads guilty to selling dangerous snakes

A Windsor Mill man pleaded guilty last week to selling a dangerous animal and possession of a timber rattlesnake after police caught him trying to sell exotic snakes, Maryland Natural Resources Police said. Steve E. Clagett, 47, was charged July 30 after police received a tip from a civilian, police said. Authorities found 10 copperhead snakes, four Eastern hognosed snakes and one timber rattlesnake in his possession. Claggett was fined $1,500 plus court costs as part of his plea.

Andrea K. Walker

Frederick sheriff identifies man killed by deputy

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