City/county Digest


September 25, 2005

Baltimore County: Lutherville

Woman, 20, killed in early-morning crash

A 20-year-old Phoenix resident was killed when her car struck a tree early yesterday, police said. A car driven by Brielle Zernhelt, a resident of Trojan Horse Drive, veered off northbound Dulaney Valley Road near Pot Spring Road and struck a tree about 1:30 a.m., Baltimore County police said. Zernhelt was pronounced dead at the scene. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident, police said.

Oregon Ridge

Nature center sets annual honey fest

Oregon Ridge Nature Center will hold its 24th annual Honey Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 2. The festival will feature hive and honey extraction demonstrations, mead making, candle making, hayrides, live music, Civil War re-enactors and food. Children's activities will include face painting and a petting zoo. Admission is free. The center is at 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. Information: 410-887-1815.

Montgomery: Silver Spring

Girl, 15, charged in death of teen

A 15-year-old girl was arrested yesterday in the fatal stabbing of a girl, also 15, after a football game Friday, Montgomery County police said. The 15-year-old Sherwood High School student from Olney, who wasn't identified because of her age, was charged as a juvenile with second-degree murder in the death of Kanisha Neal, a freshman at Rockville High School. According to police, a fight broke out after a football game between Sherwood and James Hubert Blake high schools between a group of girls in a continuation of a dispute that began two weeks ago. Police said the incident was not gang-related.

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Prince George's: Oxon Hill

Further snarls from bridge work

The next phase of construction to support the building of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge will have some motorists on the Maryland side of the Potomac experiencing growing pains for the next few years. Transportation officials announced last week that starting in early October, the left turn ramp from northbound Route 210 to the inner loop of the Capital Beltway will be closed. All traffic will use a newly constructed ramp to access the Beltway. There will also be a shift in traffic on Oxon Hill Road by the end of the year. Traffic will be diverted slightly to a temporary road to accommodate work on the new Route 210 interchange.

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Baltimore: Loyola College

`Galileo's Daughter' author to speak

Dava Sobel, the author of the book that was required reading for this year's incoming freshman class at Loyola College, will lecture at the college at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sobel, a former science reporter for The New York Times, will discuss her book, Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love. The event will take place in McGuire Hall of Loyola College, 4501 N. Charles St. Admission is free.

Allegany County: Flintstone

Silver Spring teen drowns at park

A 17-year-old Silver Spring boy drowned yesterday at Rocky Gap State Park while swimming with family and friends in Lake Habeeb, Maryland Natural Resources Police said. The teenager disappeared under the water about 3 p.m, police said. A diver recovered the body at 5:48 p.m., and it was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore. The incident is under investigation, but drownings at Rocky Gap State Park are rare, said Cpl. Ken Turner, a Natural Resources Police spokesman.

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