Boy, 11, dies of burn injuries
An 11-year-old Howard Park boy who suffered burns over 90 percent of his body last week after playing with gasoline died Thursday night at Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Baltimore Fire Department spokesman. Daryl Foster and at least two other boys found a gas can under a back porch in the 3000 block of Wayne Ave. about 6:30 p.m. March 17. The children poured gas into another container and lit it, and either Daryl or another boy tried to pour in more gas when it either spilled or splashed on Daryl, Cartwright said. The child ran into a nearby yard, where a neighbor extinguished the fire with a garden hose. The child was taken to the Johns Hopkins Children's Burn Center for treatment. He died there at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Liz F. Kay
Hour of darkness to fight climate change
Baltimore's City Hall will go dark Saturday night, along with six other local municipal buildings, Piccadilly Circus in London, the Acropolis in Athens and the Pyramids in Egypt - all as part of a global observance of Earth Hour. The floodlights will wink off at 8:30 p.m. and stay off until 9:30. The symbolic gesture, organized by the World Wildlife Fund, is meant to show support for efforts to reduce energy consumption and slow global climate change. More than 2,400 cities in 82 countries are participating.
Extradition hearing delayed in hit-and-run
The extradition hearing for a Maryland man accused in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Carroll County has been postponed until Monday, authorities said. Shawron Gabriel Bibbs, 29, of Reisterstown is wanted on a Maryland warrant in the crash in Westminster last month that killed a McDaniel College student and injured four others. Authorities in Nassau County, N.Y., arrested Bibbs last week and then discovered an outstanding New York warrant for a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Bibbs is being held in the Nassau County Correctional Center. He was set to have an extradition hearing Wednesday, after arraignment on the New York warrant, but the hearing has been rescheduled, Westminster police said Friday. The warrant on file in Carroll County charges Bibbs with felony negligent manslaughter by auto, felony theft and felony unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. The Feb. 6 collision near the McDaniel campus killed sophomore Thomas Rouleau of Gilboa, N.Y.
Two men get more than 100 years for robbery
Two Baltimore men were sentenced Friday to more than 100 years in prison for a 2007 armed robbery at a Clifton Avenue Rent-A-Center. According to State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy's office, Derrick McDonald, 47, and Derrel Lemon, 44, attempted to bind one of the store's employees with duct tape and demanded money. When the man resisted, Lemon shot him in the head at McDonald's behest, prosecutors said. Another person entered the store, and the two men threatened and robbed him. Both defendants were convicted of assault, handgun violations and other crimes. McDonald was sentenced to 135 years in prison, and Lemon received 110. Neither will be eligible for parole for 15 years.