In Baltimore City
Five men arrested after monthlong drug investigation
A monthlong investigation by Baltimore police led to the arrest of five men and the seizure of 17 pounds of marijuana, five ounces of cocaine, and $2,200.
Police said Antwan White, 23, of the 500 block of E. 27th St., was arrested Wednesday night after police made undercover drug purchases at McClean Boulevard and Perring Parkway. White, who police believe is the leader of drug gang Righteous Soldiers, was charged with distributing narcotics. The arrest led police to an apartment on Spindrift Circle near Carney in Baltimore County, where they found drugs and cash.
Arrested yesterday and charged with distributing narcotics were Tarrell Carter, 22, of the 6100 block of Dunroming Road; Leontay Kiah, 24, of the 4000 block of W. Rogers Ave., Keith Smith, 20, of the 2600 block of Boone St., and Tony Diggs, 20, of the 5500 block of Plymouth Road.
In Baltimore County
State police to graduate 39 troopers this morning
TOWSON - Maryland State Police will graduate its 114th academy class at 10 a.m. today at Towson University's Stephens Hall Theater.
Thirty-nine candidates will be sworn in as troopers and will receive certificates and badges for their completion of six months of physical and academic training. State police Superintendent Col. David B. Mitchell and Dr. Thomas M. Scalea, physician-in-chief of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, will attend.
Relay for Life planned in Kingsville, Hereford
The American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life, where teams set up campsites and take turns going around a track throughout the night, will be held today and tomorrow at Franklinville Field in Kingsville and Prettyboy Elementary School in Hereford.
The Kingsville Relay for Life will begin at 8 p.m. today with a drawing for a new 2000 Volkswagen Beetle and will end () at 8 a.m. tomorrow. The Hereford Relay for Life will begin at 7 p.m. tonight and end at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Both programs will include a survivors' lap, when local cancer survivors take the first ceremonial lap. Information: American Cancer Society, 1-800-787-4337.
Class planned in Towson on 'do-it-yourself' divorce
TOWSON - The Family Law Assistance Project's next free "do-it-yourself" divorce class will be at 6 p.m. July 12 in Towson.
Each class is taught by an attorney from Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and covers the basics of getting divorced in Maryland.
The classes are for people of low or moderate income who need information on divorces that have no custody, property or pension disputes.
Information: 410-539-6800, Ext. 250.