Regional Digest

In Baltimore City

East-side Democrats back Dixon for council president


A group of Democratic leaders from the east side of Baltimore, including state Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden, endorsed the re-election of Sheila Dixon as City Council president yesterday.

During a news conference at Frankford Estates on Frankford Avenue, City Councilman Bernard C. "Jack" Young, City Councilwoman Paula Johnson Branch and members of the Frankford Improvement Association endorsed Dixon's re-election.


Dixon will be faced in the Democratic primary Sept. 9 by City Councilwoman Catherine E. Pugh, former City Councilman Carl Stokes and James Hugh Jones II.

On Thursday night, Dixon's re-election was endorsed by City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris Sr., who represents Northeast Baltimore. During a fund-raiser at Belvedere Square that was attended by Mayor Martin O'Malley and more than 100 other guests, Harris endorsed Dixon, and Dixon endorsed Harris.

Man, 24, dies of wounds suffered in shooting July 7

A 24-year-old city man who was shot in the head this month has died of his injuries.

Police found Bernard McCormick of the 1200 block of Woodbourne Ave. lying in the 700 block of N. Streeper St. about 1:30 p.m. July 7. He had been shot at least once in the head. After lingering for 10 days at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he died Thursday.

The investigation is continuing. His death was the city's 161st homicide this year.

In Baltimore County

Milford Mill intersection set to reopen Monday


MILFORD MILL - The Maryland Department of Transportation will reopen the intersection of Lord Baltimore Drive and Lynn Haven Drive in Milford Mill at 9 a.m. Monday.

The intersection was closed to through traffic in January as part of the State Highway Administration's $4 million project to improve safety at the Baltimore Beltway-Liberty Road interchange.

The interchange construction work under way is slated for completion in late summer next year.