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Man found stabbed in Southwest Baltimore dies

A man was found stabbed in South Baltimore early yesterday and later died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, city police said. Baltimore police found the man at 6:54 a.m. in the 200 block of W. Dickman St., said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. The unidentified man was taken to Shock Trauma, where he died about 8:30 a.m. yesterday. Police said they had no suspects and knew of no motive for the killing.

Nicole Fuller

Fire destroys home in Fallston; no one hurt

Fire destroyed a 12,000-square-foot home in Fallston late Saturday night while the residents were away, authorities said yesterday. It took 75 firefighters, including volunteers from Harford County, Baltimore County and York County, Pa., three hours to bring the fire under control. No injuries were reported in the fire that occurred at the home of Stephen Glock on Falls Brooke Manor Drive, authorities said. The state fire marshal's office estimates the damage at $3 million. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire marshal's officials said that the one-alarm blaze required additional firefighters because there are no fire hydrants in the area. Water was brought to the area via tankers.

Joe Burris

College savings to be topic of forum tonight

The College Savings Plans of Maryland program will hold a "Parent Information Night" meeting at 7 p.m. today at Arbutus Middle School, 5525 Shelbourne Road. Meetings are open to all Baltimore County parents considering a college education for their children. Information: 888-4MD-GRAD or

Park School celebrates Darwin's life, works

The Park School of Baltimore will celebrate the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth with a program, "Darwin Remembers," at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the school, 2425 Old Court Road. David Campbell will portray Darwin as his research into the natural sciences leads him to develop the theory of evolution. It is also the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's The Origin of Species. The program is appropriate for children of middle-school age and above. Information: 410-339-4126.

Howard officials warn of 'federal stimulus' scheme

Howard County officials are warning residents about a fraud scheme. It involves letters that claim residents can receive federal stimulus funds if they send personal information and a $119.05 "activation fee." Rebecca Bowman, county consumer affairs administrator, said that the phony letters have been reported in several states. Residents can report incidents of fraud to the Howard County consumer affairs office at 410-313-6420.

Sun staff reports

Crash kills teen, wounds another in Kensington

KENSINGTON: A single-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon claimed the life of one teenage Montgomery County boy and injured another, Montgomery County police said. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Johvanni Alonso Garmendez, 17, of the 2800 block of Parker Ave. in Silver Spring was eastbound in the 12600 block of Viers Mill Road in Kensington when he lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason, struck a curb and went down an embankment, where the car struck a tree and split in half at the edge of a parking lot, police said. The passenger, Thiago Andrade, 17, of the 13000 block of Congress Drive in Rockville, was thrown from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Thiago was an 11th-grader at Rockville High School. Police said the driver was taken to an area hospital and was expected to survive. They said both occupants were wearing seat belts. The county's crash reconstruction team is investigating the accident. State police at Pikesville said 37 people have been killed on the state's roadways so far this year as of yesterday, the same number as during the same period of time in 2008.

Richard Irwin

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