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Five teens charged in attack on man in light rail train

Five teenagers have been arrested by Maryland Transit Administration police and charged with robbing and assaulting a light rail passenger Sunday.

The juveniles, who range in age from 14 to 16, are accused of approaching a 46-year-old man about 6 p.m. on a southbound train in the 200 block of Howard St., near the University Center/Baltimore Street stop, MTA police said.

The man was struck in the face by one attacker while another reached into his pocket. The passenger - who did not require immediate medical attention - called 911 on his cell phone. MTA officers arrested the five suspects after the train was stopped by its operator, police said.

AME alliance to honor King at service Monday

The Baltimore Conference AME Ministerial Alliance will hold a worship service and ordination to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at 10 a.m. Monday.

The service, to be held at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave., also will honor youth from area churches.

Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, the presiding prelate of the Second Episcopal District, will be the preacher.

City ice rink to extend hours for King holiday

The Baltimore Ice Rink at Harbor Point will have extended operating hours Monday in observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

For the holiday, the rink will be open from noon to 6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $5; skate rental is $3. The rink is at Caroline, Thames and Block streets, and parking is available.

Regular rink hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. The rink will be open through Feb. 28.

To confirm weather and skating conditions: 410-522-3213.

In Baltimore County

Suspect in burglaries arrested in Baltimore

TOWSON - Baltimore County police have arrested a Baltimore man and charged him with four counts of first-degree burglary and credit card misuse, according to a police statement yesterday.

Roderick Dawun Joyner, 33, of the 2000 block of Madison Ave. was arrested without incident Friday near the 3200 block of Lawnview Ave. in Baltimore, police said.

Joyner is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $50,000 bail. He is charged in burglaries in Parkville, Towson, Catonsville and Baltimore.

BSO, 40 county students to perform in concert

TOWSON - County public schools and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will present a Side By Side concert featuring 40 high school musicians and symphony members at 10:30 a.m. today at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. in Baltimore.

The students, all members of the county's high school honors band or orchestra, were selected through auditions.

The free concert will include a solo concerto performance by Alicia Murai, a flute student from Loch Raven High School.

Flu-shot clinics scheduled in Randallstown, Essex

TOWSON -The county Health Department will hold flu clinics from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Jan. 18 at Liberty Family Resource Center, 3525 Resource Drive in Randallstown, and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Essex Health Center in the Country Ridge Shopping Center, 1538 Country Ridge Lane, off Back River Neck Road.

Shots will be available to county residents older than age 50, or those younger than 50 who meet the federal criteria as high-risk, including those with chronic health conditions, those who live with high-risk people, pregnant women and health care workers.

Flu shots will be available until the supply is exhausted. No advance tickets will be required, but proof of county residency, age and/or documentation of high risk must be provided. The cost for a flu shot is $20 and is covered by Medicare Part B. The department asks participants to bring Medicare cards or exact change to help the line move quickly.

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