Towson anti-crime rally scheduled for Friday
The Baltimore County Police Department and the Towson Citizens on Patrol will host a Rally Against Crime at 6 p.m. Friday on Allegheny Avenue between the traffic circle and Washington Avenue. The event will begin with a ceremony to recognize the people and organizations who have worked to keep the area safe. Event-goers will have the opportunity to board a firetruck, sit in a race car and a police car, and watch a demonstration by the department's police dog unit. The event will also include food, children's activities, prizes and live music.
- Sarah Fisher
Openings still available for city's SuperKids Camp
SuperKids Camp, a literacy camp for children entering second or third grade in Baltimore public schools, has spots available. The camp, which runs June 29 through Aug. 7, is offered by the Parks and People Foundation at 10 sites in the city. Campers receive reading and math instruction while also participating in activities such as sailing, performing arts, science, music, drama and swimming. Camp activities run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $60 per child, which includes transportation, breakfast and lunch. To register, go to the foundation's office at 800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays or online at parksandpeople.org. Information: 410-448-5663, ext. 100.
Man killed by CSX train identified as Bel Air resident
The Harford County sheriff's office released the name Tuesday of a Bel Air man struck by a CSX train and killed during the night of June 12 or the next morning, a sheriff's office spokesman said. Sgt. Dave Betz, the spokesman, said that about 6:50 a.m. June 13, authorities received a report from a CSX train conductor that the body of a man was lying in the tracks near Loflin and Old Philadelphia roads in Aberdeen. Betz said deputies found the man, now identified as Bernard Joseph Stiller Jr., 49, of Deer Valley Way. Betz said deputies were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 410-838-6600.
State tax collections down by nearly 20 percent
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says state tax collections were down nearly 20 percent last month compared to May 2008. In a letter to Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders Monday, Franchot said collections continue to be lower-than-anticipated and he predicted that the state will end the year with a deficit.
- Associated Press