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Boy, 17, is charged as an adult in fatal shooting of man, 34

A 17-year-old boy was charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the shooting of a man in January in West Baltimore.

Chalmers Efram Smith of the 1500 block of W. Lanvale St. was arrested and charged Tuesday, police said. Smith is being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Police said Darryl Butler, 34, of the 5100 block of Laurel Ave. was in the 1600 block of Mountmor Court about 3 p.m. Jan. 15 when he was shot in the head and chest. Police said the shooting was the result of a dispute.

Hearing set on proposal requiring bilingual notices

The City Council Judiciary and Policy Committee has set a hearing for 3: 30 p.m. today on a proposal to require Baltimore to produce public information and emergency notices in Spanish and English. The meeting will be held in council chambers at City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

Police seek male suspect in Wolfe St. fatal shooting

A man who was shot April 25 in East Baltimore has died, and police are seeking help to identify the assailant. The death brought to 105 the number of killings in the city this year, said a police spokeswoman.

Kevin Archer, 27, whose address was not known, was shot in the back and arm by a man about 1: 30 a.m. in the 1000 block of N. Wolfe St., police said.

Archer was in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital until he died shortly after 11 a.m. Monday, police said.

BUILD meeting to celebrate receipt of $10 million grant

Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development will meet at 7 p.m. today at St. Veronica Roman Catholic Church, 806 Cherry Hill Road, to celebrate a $10 million state grant for its programs. BUILD is a church- and labor-based citizens group that was established 23 years ago.

In Baltimore County

Family festival Saturday to aid after-school program

TOWSON -- Mary Frances Cunningham Ministries will hold its first Family Fun Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mission Helper Center, 1001 W. Joppa Road.

The festival will feature face painting, children's games, a silent auction and musical shows. Admission is free.

Money raised at the festival will benefit Mary Frances Cunningham Ministries' Home Hearth Program, an after-school program for children and families in West Baltimore.

Congressman to address GOP fund-raiser tonight

HUNT VALLEY -- Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. will deliver the keynote address tonight at the Baltimore County Lincoln Day Dinner, a fund-raiser for the county GOP.

Ehrlich, who represents the 2nd Congressional District, will discuss prospects for Republican wins in the White House and Congress this year. He will also speak about the 2002 Maryland gubernatorial election.

The dinner begins at 6 p.m. at Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road.

Six students to be honored with service awards tonight

TOWSON -- Rotary Club of Towson will present its annual Service Above Self awards to students from three high schools at a ceremony beginning at 6: 15 tonight at the Holiday Inn on Cromwell Bridge Road.

Students scheduled to receive awards are Katherine Bishop and Eric Rhew from Towson High School; Virginia L. Weeks and Benjamin Trosch from Loch Raven High School; and Alex Schuetz and Karri Littrell from Dulaney High School.

Information: 410-716-2924, days, or 410-795-6005, evenings.

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