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In Baltimore City

Hopkins to offer free screenings for prostate cancer

Free prostate cancer screenings will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow at the urology clinic in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St.

The screenings are primarily for men between the ages of 50 and 75 who are not regularly seeing a urologist. However, men as young as 35 with a family history of prostate cancer, as well as African-Americans and Hispanics, will be accepted because of their higher risk for the disease.

Refreshments and educational materials will be available. Information: 410-955-3293 for an appointment.

Woman dies from injuries in fire that killed husband

A Southeast Baltimore woman who suffered burns in a fire Wednesday that killed her husband, died Friday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Mary Gray, 48, of the 1500 block of Elrino St. in O'Donnell Heights, died about noon Friday, a nursing supervisor at Bayview's burn unit said yesterday.

The fire broke out in the living room of Gray's home about 4 a.m. Richard Scott Gray, 39, was pronounced dead on arrival at Bayview, where Mrs. Gray, a cashier at the Eastpoint Metro supermarket, was admitted in critical condition. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Firefighter paramedics program seeks applicants

The Baltimore City Fire Department is looking for applicants for its firefighter paramedic apprentice program. The Vulcan Blazers, Baltimore's association for black firefighters, will host a recruitment drive today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at at Vulcan Blazer Hall, 2811 Druid Park Drive.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED and a valid Maryland driver's license. The application deadline is Sept. 29. Information: 410-367-4157.

In Baltimore County

Police investigating death of woman found in Rosedale

ROSEDALE -- Police are investigating the death of a county woman whose body was found early Saturday in Rosedale.

Police responding to a 911 call from a resident of the 6100 block of St. Regis Road about 1:53 a.m. found the body of Sandra Elizabeth Shipley, 24, of Perry Hall, who had been shot several times and appeared to have been run over by her missing 1990 Plymouth Acclaim with Pennsylvania tags CAZ 8608.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore.

Highlands-Lansdowne to get new trash schedules

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management will distribute new, four-year trash and recycling schedules to 5,500 homes in the Baltimore Highlands-Lansdowne area this month.

Residents should check the schedules, which will be left on front doors in white plastic bags, to see whether collection days have changed. Notices will also be sent to residents whose schedules are due to change.

Collection schedules are being distributed in 18 route areas before the current collection schedule expires. The process is expected to be completed by February. Information: 410-887-2000.

Applications accepted for Overlea preschool

OVERLEA - The preschool program at Overlea High School, 5401 Kenwood Ave., is accepting applications.

To be eligible, children must be 4 years old by Dec. 31. Information: Patsy Eavers, 410-668-4429.

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