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Police investigating the fatal shooting of an...


Police investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified man on an East Baltimore street yesterday afternoon said they knew of no motive and have no suspects in custody.

Detective Mark Hughes said officers responding to a report of a shooting in the 1800 block of N. Port St. about 4: 10 p.m. found the man, believed to be in his late 20s, lying in the street and bleeding from at least one bullet wound.

Hughes said the man was rushed by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.

O'Donnell Heights gets city's third police koban

The O'Donnell Heights neighborhood in Southeast Baltimore is home to a new police koban, the first of its kind in the community.

The Japanese-style koban, or small police station, at 1712 Nome St. opened at noon Saturday. Six community service officers are assigned to the koban. The officers patrol the neighborhood and handle nuisance complaints.

The O'Donnell Heights koban is the city's third police substation. One opened in the Penn Station area Friday. A koban at the northwest corner of West Lexington and North Howard streets has been in operation since mid-1995.

COCKEYSVILLE -- Volunteer firefighters from Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Department are selling commemorative holiday ornaments this month to raise money.

The ornaments mark the 350th anniversary of the American Fire Service and are hand-painted, blown-glass replicas of a 1920s pump. Money raised will help buy equipment for the station.

Information: 410-527-1634.

Land preservation along Back River to be discussed


CHASE -- A meeting on the status of the Coastal Rural Legacy land preservation effort will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday at Chase Elementary School, 11701 Eastern Ave.

The area along the Back River Neck Peninsula was designated one of the state's Rural Legacy Areas. About $4 million in state and county funds is available to preserve parcels for parks.

Sarbanes, Grasmick to tour award-winning school


TOWSON -- U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes and Maryland schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick will tour Dumbarton Middle School from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Sarbanes and Grasmick will congratulate Dumbarton's students and teachers for being awarded the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award for the 1997-1998 school year.

Dumbarton was one of 10 Maryland Blue Ribbon winners last year.

Pub Date: 12/14/98

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