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Man, 28, killed in one-car crash on Interstate 795

REISTERSTOWN -- A 28-year-old man was killed yesterday morning in a one-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 795, reported the Maryland State Police Golden Ring barracks.

Trooper Tyrone Powell said the man, whose identity was being withheld until family members were notified, lost control of his vehicle about 10 a.m. at Interstate 795 and Cockeys Mill Road.

The car crossed two lanes, then rolled, ejecting the man, when it hit the berm, Powell said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Md. fire museum to open for the season Saturday

LUTHERVILLE -- The Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, will open for the season Saturday.

The nonprofit museum will be open Saturdays from May through November and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from June through August. Senior citizens receive a $1 admission discount Wednesdays. Information: 410-321-7500.

Pet 'adopt-a-thon' slated Saturday at animal shelter

BALDWIN -- The Baltimore County Animal Control Division is holding a pet "adopt-a-thon" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the county animal shelter, 13800 Manor Road.

In addition to dog and cat adoptions, the shelter will be offering $5 rabies vaccinations and county licenses for pets.

Before adopting, county officials suggest that prospective pet owners ask themselves if they are willing to make a long-term commitment, if they can afford to care for the animal and if the animal is right for their household.

In Baltimore City

Boy, 2, struck by stray bullet improves to serious condition

Carlos Woods, the 2-year-old East Baltimore boy who suffered a head wound from a stray bullet Friday, was upgraded from critical to serious condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. She did not release other information about his prognosis.

Police said the boy is in a coma. Serious condition means a patient has unstable vital signs and a questionable outlook, but is improving. State law forbids anything other than a patient's condition to be made public.

Carlos was shot retrieving a cup on the front steps of his family's rowhouse in the 1800 block of N. Chapel St. Police said a man being shot at dived through the open door to avoid gunfire. One man has been arrested and police are searching for a suspect.

Police identify man found fatally shot Sunday night

Delmar Deon Bass of Southwest Baltimore was identified yesterday by police as the man found fatally shot Sunday night in a car parked downtown.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting about 10 p.m. found Bass, 19, of the first block of N. Beechfield Ave. slumped behind the steering wheel of a Mercury Marquis in the 800 block of Vine St. near Martin Luther King Boulevard. His body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy and he was identified through fingerprinting there.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Michael Hammel at 410-396-2100.

Republicans to hold annual reception, mixer

The Baltimore City Republican Party's annual Lincoln Reception and informal mixer will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Constellation Room on the 21st floor of the World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St.

Guests and speakers will include Michael Steele, chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, and Douglas B. Riley, Republican candidate for Baltimore County executive.

For tickets or information: Dick Fairbanks, vice chairman of the city GOP, 410-233-7860; or Patrick Dail, 410-732-3219.

Charles Center MVA office is closing for renovations

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration will temporarily close its Charles Center Express Branch for renovations Saturday through May 13.

The office is being renovated to allow customers to sit with an MVA representative while completing driver's license forms.

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