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December 30, 2008

Man found fatally shot in road on Pulaski Highway

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A man was found shot to death on Pulaski Highway in White Marsh on Sunday night, and Baltimore County police were seeking the public's help yesterday in identifying him. Police said the man was found shortly before 11 p.m. by a passer-by who thought the man had been struck by a vehicle near Stevens Road. An autopsy yesterday morning determined that the man had been shot once, police said. Police declined to say where on his body the man had been shot. Cpl. Michael Hill, a county police spokesman, said yesterday that detectives were pursuing leads in trying to identify the man. Anyone with information about the case can call the county police, 410-307-2020, or Metro Crime Stoppers, 866-756-2587.

Gus G. Sentementes

Port Deposit man, 39, sought in fatal stabbing

Police said yesterday that they were looking in Harford and Cecil counties for a 39-year-old Port Deposit man who is wanted in the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in Port Deposit on Dec. 20. Witnesses reported that a fight between the suspect, identified as Craigg Eric Wallace, and other residents at an apartment complex occurred before the stabbing, and that the victim, Craig Gilley of Rising Sun, might have been trying to stop the fight, Port Deposit police said. Wallace, who is known by the nickname "Chicken," might be in North East, Port Deposit, Perryville, Havre de Grace, Aberdeen or Edgewood, police said. People with information can call a confidential sheriff's office tip line, 410-392-2180, or Port Deposit police at 443-309-5032.

David Kohn

New Directions program offers career camp

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Maryland New Directions is set to offer a free three-week career camp to help prepare inexperienced and low-skilled individuals for the workplace. The program, which starts Jan. 7, runs daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes lessons in accepted workplace behavior and a job fair field trip. Participants will receive interview clothing, letterhead paper and other tools. Those who are eligible to participate include unemployed or underemployed heads of households with children; ex-offenders who have custody of children or are seeking custody; and people who have lost their major source of income because of divorce, or the disability or death of a spouse. To sign up or for more information, call 410-230-0630.

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