Regional Digest

In Carroll County

Sex offender waives extradition hearing in Virginia case


WESTMINSTER - Former Carroll County schools Superintendent William H. Hyde waived an extradition hearing yesterday and was ordered held without bond by a District Court judge on additional sexual abuse charges in a related Virginia case.

Hyde was scheduled to be released Thursday from the Carroll County Detention Center after serving less than 12 months of an 18-month term for raping and sexually abusing an elementary school-age girl.


Virginia prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Hyde and said they will try the 63-year-old career educator on two felony counts of aggravated sexual battery. The same girl whom Hyde was convicted of raping and sexually abusing in Carroll County in the summer of 2002 also has alleged that he abused her during a trip to Williamsburg, Va., in July 2002.

In Baltimore City

Hit-and-run driver kills woman downtown

An unidentified woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver during rush hour yesterday at Greene and Baltimore streets.

Police said witnesses reported that a brown Dodge Caravan struck the woman about 5:30 p.m., then quickly sped away from the busy downtown intersection. Police offered no other details.

The woman died at the scene. Police were trying to identify the woman last night.

City cold-weather shelter to be open next 3 nights

City health officials have opened Baltimore's cold-weather shelter for the next three nights because of predictions of low temperatures.


The shelter at 1400 E. Federal St., on the second floor of the Oliver Recreation Center, will open at 5 p.m. today, tomorrow and Monday. It closes at 8 a.m. each morning.

Officials will provide free transportation, making a continuous loop to pick up people seeking shelter from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. each night. The five stops include the Oasis Station, 220 N. Gay St.; HOPE Drop-in Center, 1426 E. Fairmount Ave.; Health Care for the Homeless, 111 Park Ave.; My Sister's Place, 123 W. Mulberry St.; and BCDSS-HESU, 1920 N. Broadway.

- From staff reports