Man Killed While Pushing Disabled Car Off Roadway. U.S. Park police said a man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle after he slipped while pushing his disabled car off the road on southbound Route 295 (Baltimore Washington Parkway) near Route 198 in Laurel.The incident happened at about 1 a.m. Friday.Police said the other driver stopped at the scene. The medical examiner pronounced the victim dead at the scene, according to police, who also said southbound 295 was shut down for several hours.Police have not released the identity of the victim.
Anne Arundel Fire Dept. K-9 Dies Of Cancer. Anne Arundel County officials said the county’s first Fire Department Accelerant K-9, a black Lab named Iris, has died of cancer.Iris was diagnosed with cancer in August, and while the tumor in her leg was removed, it returned earlier this month and ruptured, being deemed inoperable, county officials said.Iris was laid to rest Wednesday by her handler, former investigator Doug Wilson. She was 11 years old.
Keith Shepherd To Be Tried In Bear-Bear Shooting. A civilian Army police officer accused in the fatal shooting of a Siberian husky in a Severn dog park is going on trial.Keith Shepherd, 32, is charged with animal cruelty and firing his gun near homes — both misdemeanors. His attorney said he plans to argue in the trial set for Friday that the shooting was justified and said Shepherd will give his account of what happened.
Second Person Charged In Glen Burnie Pizza Shop Slaying. Police have arrested a second person in the slaying of a man inside a restaurant. Shawn Anthony Johnson, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder, felony murder and armed robbery, Anne Arundel County police said Thursday. Misael Abdias Flores died Nov. 13 after he was shot the previous day inside Mr. Wings & Pizza restaurant on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard. Police said four men walked into the business and announced a robbery. Flores was shot, and the culprits fled the scene, authorities said.