Bone marrow drive for minorities planned
WOODLAWN -- A bone marrow drive for minorities is being sponsored Dec. 10 to boost the number of potential donors for blacks suffering from leukemia, aplastic anemia and other fatal blood diseases.
The drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross and 100 Black Men Inc., will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road.
Red Cross officials say that there is a critical shortage of volunteer donors and that of all potential marrow donor volunteers, 6 percent are black.
Reward is offered in fatal shooting
Police are seeking information they hope will lead to the person who fatally shot a 27-year-old man in an alley behind the 3000 block of Vineyard Lane on Oct. 15.
Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of Erick Greene's killer.
Mr. Greene of the 400 block of Ilchester Ave. was gunned down about 11:30 p.m. and died the next day at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center without regaining consciousness.
Man shot to death in car on Caton Avenue
BALTIMORE -- Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of Johnny Frank Williams, 31, who was found dead about 2:30 a.m. yesterday in a gold Acura Legend in the first block of S. Caton Ave. in Southwest.
Police said Mr. Williams, who was shot multiple times in the back of the head, was pronounced dead at the scene. As of last night, police had no suspect and knew of no motive, a spokeswoman said.
Greyhound bus driver on leave after wreck
NORTH EAST -- The driver of a Greyhound bus that crashed on Interstate 95 Friday injuring all 38 aboard and halting traffic for more than two hours has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation, officials said yesterday.
Passengers have said they believe driver Ernest Harris, 33, of Southport, N.C., was fatigued at the time of the 9:23 a.m. crash.
Three passengers remained in the hospital yesterday. Virginia Smith of Long Island, N.Y., was in fair condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Margarita Horak, 55, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Rosemary Campbell, 46, of St. Petersburg, Fla., were in stable condition at Christiana Hospital Medical Center of Delaware.