Deaf school student is indicted on rape charge
A student at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick was indicted on rape charges after an incident reported to have taken place in a dorm basement last year.
Assistant State's Attorney Tammy M. Leache said 17-year-old Kaeshaun Malik Willis of Randallstown was indicted Friday on five charges, including second-degree rape. Willis, who was 16 at the time of the alleged assault, was charged as an adult.
According to court documents, Willis attacked a 17-year-old woman in the dormitory basement Oct. 27.
He was arrested April 8 and released on $35,000 bail.
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Three hospitalized after shooting
Three men were shot by an unidentified gunman as they stood on the porch of a house in West Baltimore early yesterday, police said.
Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of N. Dukeland St. in the Walbrook area about 1:15 a.m. for a report of a shooting.
The three victims were each shot once - a 29-year-old man in the left leg, and 19-year-old and 26-year-old men in the shoulder - and taken to area hospitals, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman.
The men, whose identities will not be released, suffered nonlife-threatening injuries.
The unidentified male gunman approached the men standing on the porch and began shooting before fleeing on foot.
No arrests have been made.
History teacher at Poly honored
A teacher and chairman of the history department at Polytechnic Institute has been named the Maryland History Day Teacher of the Year, officials said.
Dennis D. Jutras has consistently led students to produce award-winning entries at the annual competition, which encourages multiformated historical research projects, according to the Maryland Humanities Council, which sponsors Maryland History Day.
Jutras, who often takes students on field trips to university and public libraries and the Library of Congress, was also named Baltimore City Teacher of the Year during the 2005-2006 school year.
Chertoff to unveil airports initiative
The secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is expected to announce a new security initiative for the nation's airports tomorrow at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, officials said yesterday.
Michael Chertoff will announce the program - Checkpoint Evolution - which consists of "new security measures and technology" that were just installed at the airport, said BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean. The airport will serve as a testing place for the program.
Ann Davis, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, confirmed Chertoff's visit but would not elaborate.
Suspect arrested in pipe bomb case
An Elkton man who was wanted on a charge of possessing a pipe bomb is under arrest.
Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph Zurolo said Carl Rosado, 34, was indicted in January but that authorities had been unable to locate him.
They found him Friday when Elkton police responded to a report of shots fired and found three men walking out of a wooded area. A check revealed the outstanding warrant on Rosado, and he was turned over to deputy state fire marshals.
The pipe bomb was found at his home in January by police executing a search warrant. The device was removed from the home and rendered safe.
Motorcyclist in fatal wreck named
Police identified yesterday the motorcyclist killed in a Howard County crash Friday night as Kevin Ray Thornton.
Thornton, 46, of Red Clay Road in Laurel was thrown from his motorcycle after he struck a northbound sport utility vehicle as he was traveling south on Whiskey Bottom Road in Laurel about 6 p.m., Howard County police said.