- The Washington Times - Monday, April 14, 2008



Man found dead after street fight

A 23-year-old man was found dead at about 3 a.m. yesterday after a large fight on 67th Avenue.

Two other people were injured, and Prince George’s County police said they were trying to determine whether the people were injured in the fight or were hit by a car seen leaving the area.

Cpl. Clinton Copeland said investigators were looking into whether the fight was gang-related.


Fire at UMES was intentionally set

A fire that prompted the evacuation of a student services center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore was set intentionally, the State Fire Marshal’s Office said.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Joe Zurolo said the fire was set yesterday afternoon in a men’s bathroom in the two-story building and caused about $4,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.

Mr. Zurolo said about 50 students and employees were evacuated. The fire was contained to the bathroom and was brought under control in about 10 minutes.


Man held in killing near village mall

A Columbia man was charged with murder in a fatal shooting last week near the Wilde Lake Village Center, Howard County police said.

Antajuan Wilson was charged early yesterday with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Bryan Antoine Adams Jr. , 20, at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Mr. Wilson also faces assault and weapons violations. Six nearby schools were locked down for a time after the shooting.

Mr. Wilson has remained behind bars since his arrest Saturday night, police said.



Opinions sought on parkway future

Blue Ridge Parkway officials will take comments from the public on the future of the scenic highway.

What they want to know is whether people would like the 469-mile parkway to stay “as is” or whether it should be changed. The National Park Service outlines some alternatives in a 32-page publication.

For example, some areas could be staffed most of the year to provide more contact among visitors and with parkway employees, or an effort could be made to acquire more land for protection of natural or recreational resources.

Parkway officials plan to take public comment until May 1. Comments can be sent to: Park Superintendent, 199 Hemphill Knob Road, Ashe- ville, N.C. 28803.


Three rescued from apartment fire

D.C. firefighters rescued three people from a fire at an apartment building in Southeast yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters were called at about 3 p.m. Fire department spokesman Alan Etter said the fire began on the first floor and expanded to the second.

Firefighters rescued a 60-year-old man who had mobility problems. The man was taken to a hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns to his feet.

Firefighters also rescued two other men from the second-floor of the building. They were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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