In Baltimore City

Snow postpones census of city and county homeless

Snow and freezing temperatures over the weekend prompted social services officials in Baltimore and Baltimore County to postpone for a week their annual censuses of homeless people, officials said yesterday.

The counts were scheduled to be held yesterday, but canceled because of the 6 to 8 inches of powdery snow that fell across the region Saturday. Organizers said they feared the snow would make it difficult for volunteers assisting in the project to get to their assigned sites.

More than 200 people volunteered to help with the city census and about 40 in the county's effort, officials said. Both are now planned for Sunday. The city's census will start at 5:30 a.m. for some volunteers and continue well into the night; the county's census is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Police release names of four homicide victims

City police released the names yesterday of four victims of homicides over the past 10 days.

Police said Michael Mick, 40, was the man found fatally shot Thursday along with Teresa F. Moore, 51, in their home in the 800 block of N. Bradford St. She had been named earlier.

A woman found shot to death in a public park in the 5700 block of Chinquapin Parkway, also on Thursday, was identified as Reshawn Myers, 19, of the 700 block of Exeter Hall Ave.

Kenneth Battle, 29, of the 2800 block of Echodale Ave. was fatally shot Wednesday in the 2900 block of Brighton St.

The other victim, shot to death Jan. 14 in the 300 block of E. 20 1/2 St., was identified as Justin Gaglione, 29, of the 1200 block of St. Paul St.

E-ZPass lane is added to Fort McHenry Tunnel

An E-ZPass lane has been added to the northbound Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95, state transportation officials have announced.

The E-ZPass lane begins about a mile before the northbound approach to the tunnel, and then continues through the tunnel to the toll plaza.

Maryland facilities accepting E-ZPass include toll plazas on I-95, the Key Bridge and the Bay Bridge.

In Baltimore County

Man charged with murder in stabbing of his wife

CATONSVILLE -- A 45-year-old man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of his wife during an incident at their Catonsville home late Saturday, county police said.

His wife, identified as Hiawntial Zathang, 35, was taken to St. Agnes HealthCare after she was stabbed in the chest about 11 p.m. in the home in the 300 block of Cedar Run Place. She died a short time later, police said.

Arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree murder was Tilbei Zathang, who was being held without bail at the Wilkens Precinct pending a hearing today before a District Court commissioner, police said.

Towson University expands scholarship program

TOWSON -- Towson University has expanded its Top 10 Percent Scholars Program to include Baltimore County public high school seniors who rank in the top 10 percent of their class.

The program, announced last month, offers automatic admission to Baltimore City public high school students in the top 10 percent of their class. The program includes a $4,000 annual scholarship, renewable for four years.

The application deadline is Feb. 15. To apply, students may contact their school guidance counselors or call Towson University at 888-4TOWSON.

'Report from Darfur' set for today at county library

TOWSON -- The Baltimore branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom will present a "Report from Darfur" at 7 p.m. today at the Towson library, 320 York Road. Information:

Carolyn Black-Sotir named to arts, science commission

TOWSON -- Baltimore County Councilman Kevin Kamenetz, a Pikesville-Ruxton Democrat, has appointed Carolyn Black-Sotir, a resident of Sudbrook Park, to represent the 2nd District on the county Commission on Arts and Sciences.

Black-Sotir is a singer and television personality.

The volunteer panel oversees the initial evaluation of the grant-funding process for science, theater and cultural programs in the county.

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