Around The Region

AROUND THE REGION

March 31, 2009

Howard police identify pedestrian who died

Howard County police released the identity Monday of the pedestrian struck and killed over the weekend while attempting to cross U.S. 29 near U.S. 40. Lowell Tusong Keys, 34, of Catonsville was struck about 1:22 a.m. Saturday in the slow lane of southbound U.S. 29 by a Toyota 4-Runner driven by Roland Ronald Ward of Ellicott City. Ward was not injured. The victim was wearing dark clothing, police said.

Don Markus

Fulbright picks Notre Dame senior

Cassandra Bales, a senior at the College of Notre Dame, has been named a Fulbright teaching assistant in Indonesia during the 2009-2010 academic year, the college announced last week. Bales, an Indiana native and international relations major, will teach conversational English to high school students and assist Indonesian teachers. She is one of 31 college students Fulbright is sending to teach English in Indonesia. The Fulbright program awards about 1,000 new grants to undergraduates each year.

Maryland law school appoints new dean

The University of Maryland School of Law has appointed a Temple University legal education leader and constitutional and tort law expert to serve as its next dean, school officials announced Monday. Phoebe Haddon will be the school's first black dean and the first black female dean to lead a top-tier law school, according to law school spokesman Ed Fishel. She replaces Dean Karen H. Rothenberg, who is returning to the faculty after a decade in the post. Haddon, who holds degrees from Yale Law School and Smith College, graduated from Duquesne University School of Law, where she was editor in chief of the Duquesne Law Review.

Liz F. Kay

Shooting victim dies at city hospital

A 20-year-old man was gunned down in West Baltimore on Sunday night and died of his wounds Monday morning, police said. The shooting happened about 11:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of McCulloh St. in the Madison Park neighborhood, police said. Officers found the victim, Marcus Nicholson of the 1800 block of E. Lafayette Ave., suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest. City paramedics took the man to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died at 3:35 a.m. Police had no suspects and knew of no motive for the attack.

Justin Fenton

Police make arrest in February homicide

City police have made an arrest in the case of a 32-year-old man who was fatally shot last month. Tyrone Burris, 23, known as "6-9," was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Hubert Dickerson Jr., 32, who was shot Feb. 21 in the 2500 block of W. Baltimore St., in Southwest Baltimore's Shipley Hill neighborhood. Detective Julian Min wrote in charging documents that several witnesses identified Burris as the shooter. The witnesses said that Burris, of the 2700 block of W. Fairmount Ave., shot Dickerson multiple times with a .45-caliber handgun. Police said the shooting was over a debt.

Justin Fenton

Woman's purse snatched in mall lot

Anne Arundel County police are investigating the robbery of a woman in the Arundel Mills mall parking lot Saturday afternoon, police said. Officers responded about noon Saturday, and the victim, a 25-year-old woman, said she was walking to her vehicle after shopping when a man approached from behind, according to a news release from police. The man grabbed her purse and struggled with the victim before running through the parking lot, police said. The woman, who was not hurt, told police the robber got into a black Nissan Altima and drove away.

Liz F. Kay

CCBC to hold job fair on two campuses

The Community College of Baltimore County will hold a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 100 of the K Building on the Catonsville campus; and on May 1 in the D Building of the Essex campus. Employers will talk with applicants and accept resumes. Information: Catonsville, 443-840-4435; Essex, 443-840-1732.

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