In Baltimore County
Fire that killed Dundalk family is ruled accidental
DUNDALK -- Investigators have determined that the fire that killed a family of six in their home in Dundalk on Friday morning was accidental, said a Baltimore County Fire Department spokesman.
Battalion Chief Mark Hubbard said investigators are looking at several possible sources of the fire, including a smoker in the family, a frayed extension cord and a few electrical sockets.
The swift-moving fire ruined the house in the 100 block of Williams Ave. Killed in the blaze were Raymond G. Jamison, 36; his sons Raymond Jamison, 12, and Jacob Jamison, 10; his wife Marie, 33; and her two sons from a previous marriage, James McCready, 10, and his 6-year-old brother Brandon.
Gunpowder Coalition to plan for Earth Day
LOCH RAVEN -- The Gunpowder Coalition will meet Monday to discuss its activities for Earth Day 2000.
The coalition is a newly formed group of educational, community, environmental, land trust and agricultural organizations. It is inviting representatives from community associations, schools and businesses to participate in the planning.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Sherwood House in Cromwell Valley Park. Information: Sue Fothergill at Save Our Streams, 410-969-0139.
In Baltimore City
Police arrest two suspects in death of Cherry Hill man
Baltimore police have arrested two men in the death of a 19-year-old Cherry Hill man who was shot at a Mobil gas station on Russell Street near Camden Yards early yesterday morning.
The suspects, both in their 20s, were charged with first-degree murder but their identities were not released because police doubt the accuracy of the names the men gave detectives. Fingerprints will be used to determine their correct identities.
Police said Tijuan Dickey of the 2300 block of Terra Firma Road was shot about 2: 20 a.m. and declared dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The suspects were apprehended in a wooded section of Northwest Baltimore after their descriptions were broadcast over police radio. The investigation is continuing.
Officer Appreciation Week to run through Sunday
Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier and the Police Department kicked off Officer Appreciation Week yesterday. It runs through Sunday.
Officers will be treated to breakfasts at police headquarters and at each of the nine police districts, and a number of businesses -- such as the Orioles, the National Aquarium, the Walters Art Gallery and Harborplace and the Gallery -- are providing free admission and discounts for officers and their families.
The week will conclude with a Family Day celebration Sunday at the Baltimore Zoo.
Pub Date: 9/07/99