Equipment repairs causing delays on light rail system
Emergency repairs on equipment are causing major delays throughout the light rail system, officials said yesterday. Riders can expect to see single cars in the core service area of downtown Baltimore and shuttle buses between some stops, including Hunt Valley and Timonium, BWI Marshall Airport and Linthicum, and Penn Station and Mount Royal Avenue. Jawauna Greene, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transit Administration, said the repair work began yesterday and was expected to continue all weekend. She did not say why the emergency repairs were needed. Updates are available at MTA's Web site, www.mtamaryland.com.
Police search for girl, 13, missing for three weeks
Baltimore County police were searching yesterday for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing for almost three weeks. Police said Goi Anne Smith ran away from the Magic Unity Home for Girls in the 3500 block of N. Rolling Road on Oct. 20. Goi is 4 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen in Baltimore, wearing a maroon hooded sweat shirt, white T-shirt and blue jeans, police said. Police think she might be trying to pass herself as a male teenager and might be accompanied by an older male.