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Board of Estimates approves fee increase for dog, cat licenses

The costs of owning a dog or cat in the city increases under new license fees approved yesterday by the Board of Estimates.

A license for neutered cats costs $10 and $30 for non-neutered felines. For dogs, the fee remains at $10 for spayed animals and rises to $30 for those that have not been spayed. The cost of licenses is halved for senior citizens.

Because of increases in crematory costs, residents now will be charged from $10 to $50 for disposal of dead animals, depending on their size, health officials said.

Three face drug charges after southwest raid

Three occupants of a Southwest Baltimore rowhouse were charged with narcotics violations yesterday after a raid that netted 2.2 pounds of cocaine, which police said was being cooked into crack with a street value of $65,000.

Lt. Michael Tabor, who heads the drug units based in the city's nine police districts, said detectives raided the rowhouse in the 3800 block of Cranston Ave. in Edmondson Village on Tuesday night.

Charged with being drug kingpins and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute are John Stallings, 37; Annette Boston, 37; and Denise Boston, 35. Police said all are residents of the rowhouse.

Bail hearing postponed for man charged in chase

The man charged with driving a tractor-trailer cab and leading police on a chase from Baltimore to Rising Sun on Monday had his bail hearing postponed yesterday because he refused to leave his jail cell, officials said.

Cecil County District Judge Stephen J. Baker postponed until today the court appearance for Gregory M. Wallace, 36, of the 1700 block of Aisquith St., who is being held without bail in the county's detention center, said bailiff Paul Williams.

Wallace has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, driving while intoxicated and numerous traffic offenses stemming from the chase that began when police said he rammed a patrol car during a traffic stop in Baltimore.

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School bus carrying 8 children hits car

WOODLAWN - A Baltimore County school bus transporting eight children crashed into the back of a car at a Woodlawn intersection yesterday afternoon, county police said.

Neither the children nor the 42-year-old bus driver was injured. The driver of the Plymouth Neon suffered minor injuries, police said. Names of the drivers were not immediately available.

The bus was traveling from Carter Center for Arts and Technology to Woodlawn High School at about 2:50 p.m. when it hit the rear of the car at Security Boulevard and Whitehead Court. Police said it appeared that the light was green and that the driver of the Neon stopped in the middle of the intersection.

Skull found near I-795 identified as Essex woman's

OWINGS MILLS - The State Medical Examiner's office has positively identified a human skull discovered Monday near Interstate 795 as belonging to Rosemarie Shew, whose decapitated body was found Aug. 28 at a Reisterstown construction site.

Police found the skull 50 feet from the southbound shoulder of I-795 between McDonogh Road and the Metro Station near Owings Mills Boulevard.

Police have charged Richard Lee Donnelly, 44, of the 6600 block of Golden Ring Road in Shew's death.

Substance abuse programs awarded $25,000 in grants

TOWSON - Twenty-five substance-abuse prevention grants totaling $25,000 have been awarded to community organizations in the county.

Among the recipients were the Power House Program in Middle River, which received $500 to help establish teen centers, and the Rising Sun Baptist Church in Woodlawn, awarded $2,000 for monthly awareness sessions on AIDS and drug-abuse prevention. Programs were funded in each councilmanic district. The grants were awarded by the county Health Department.

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