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In Baltimore City

Two men killed, one wounded in rowhouse shooting

Police were seeking three men who entered the basement of a West Baltimore rowhouse yesterday afternoon and shot three men, killing two of them, in what an investigator described as a "drug-related incident."

Killed in the attack were Gregory Spain, 30, of the 300 block of N. Carey St. and Ronald Harris, 23, of the 300 block of N. Stricker St. The attack occurred about 3 p.m. in the basement of the home of the wounded man, Charles Brockington, 22, of the 300 block of N. Calhoun St. Each victim was shot several times, said the investigator, Detective Homer Pennington.

Spain and Harris were dead at the scene, while Brockington was in serious condition early today at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Pennington or Detective Gary Weidermeier at 410-396-2100.

Man gets 115-month term for bank robbery

A 40-year-old Baltimore man who admitted to robbing eight banks has been sentenced to about 10 years in prison for his guilty plea to one of the robberies, the U.S. attorney's office announced.

Howard Armstrong, 40, of Baltimore pleaded guilty in June to one count of bank robbery - and admitting to robbing the others, including the Carrollton Bank in the 300 block of N. Charles St. several times. The crimes occurred between October 2000 and February.

No weapon was displayed, although on several occasions Armstrong kept a hand in his jacket to suggest that he had a gun, authorities said in announcing his sentencing last week by Judge William M. Nickerson in Baltimore's U.S. District Court. He was given 115 months in prison and three years of supervised probation, and ordered to pay restitution of $21,707.

Man, 27, beaten to death by gang of 10 to 15 men

City police were continuing yesterday the investigation into the Friday night gang-beating death of a 27-year-old East Baltimore man who was struck with baseball bats.

The victim, Ronald Bishop of the 200 block of St. Matthews St. in the Pleasant View Gardens townhouse community, was attacked by 10 to 15 men in the 600 block of N. Montford Ave. about 8 p.m. Friday.

Police responding to a 911 call reporting that a man was being assaulted found Bishop bleeding from multiple injuries and summoned an ambulance. He died less than an hour later in the Johns Hopkins Hospital emergency room.

In Baltimore County

Prince George's man killed in motorcycle crash

HALETHORPE - A Prince George's County man was fatally injured yesterday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding north on Interstate 95 struck a guardrail separating the northbound and southbound lanes, state police reported.

Police said Randy Levon Gaynor, 24, of Oxon Hill was operating a 2000 Kawasaki Ninja in the fast lane at a high rate of speed about 2 p.m. when he lost control of the bike near the Halethorpe exit.

Gaynor, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike and landed on the shoulder of the southbound fast lane. He was pronounced dead at St. Agnes HealthCare.

College's board of trustees reschedules meeting to Oct. 1

ESSEX - The Community College of Baltimore County's board of trustees has rescheduled its meeting to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

The meeting had been planned for Sept. 13 but was postponed because of the terrorist attacks.

The trustees will meet in Room C213 of the College Community Center. People wishing to address the board must sign up outside the meeting room by 7:15 p.m. Information: 410-869-1222.

Republican Ehrlich to debate Democrat Cardin next month

REISTERSTOWN - Two members of Congress who represent Baltimore County are scheduled to debate Oct. 7 at Temple Emanuel, 909 Berrymans Lane.

The debate between Reps. Benjamin L. Cardin, a Democrat, and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a Republican, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Barry Rascovar, formerly of The Sun, will be the moderator.

The event is free. Reservations: 410-526-3676.

Dundalk councilman plans town meeting this evening

ESSEX - Democratic Councilman John Olszewski Sr. of Dundalk will hold a town meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Essex library branch, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Representatives of Baltimore County government will be present to answer questions.

Information: 410-887-7174.

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