City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

October 29, 2005

Garrett County:

Deep Creek Lake

Carroll bear hunter accused of overkill

A Carroll County hunter has been accused of killing one bear over the limit during the state's recently concluded hunt. Natural Resources Police charged Michael Wayne Major, 41, of New Windsor, with killing a 160-pound bear and a 61-pound cub. Both bears were in his pickup truck Wednesday night outside a Deep Creek Lake convenience store, police said. Regulations allow the killing of one bear by either the permit holder or the sub-permit holder. Major held the sub-permit. The permit holder was not charged. The misdemeanor carries a maximum fine of $1,500 and/or up to six months in jail.

Candus Thomson

Baltimore City: Northeast

Church's stein fails to sell at auction

The 17th-century silver beer stein found in a closet at Epiphany Lutheran Church didn't sell at an auction this week at Sotheby's in New York City. The bidding went to $37,500, then stalled before reaching the $40,000 reserve, said Edna Rau, the parishioner at the Northeast Baltimore church who found the German stein. Rau said the church has not determined what it will do with the stein.

Carl Schoettler

Anne Arundel: Glen Burnie

Motorcyclist dies in I-97 crash

A 27-year-old man was killed yesterday when he struck a guard rail after his motorcycle ran off Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County, state police reported. Christopher Duncan Stewart of Glen Burnie was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he lost control of his 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle about 5 p.m. just south of New Cut Road, police said.

Politics

Ex-Owens aide to run for Cardin's seat

Kevin O'Keeffe announced his candidacy yesterday to represent Maryland's 3rd Congressional District. O'Keeffe, a former lobbyist for Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens, is the sixth candidate vying for the Democratic nomination. No Republicans have announced interest in running for the House seat, which is being vacated by Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin. Investment banker Oz Bengur, former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, Anne Arundel County Councilman Bill D. Burlison, state Sen. Paula C. Hollinger and attorney John P. Sarbanes also are running.

Ferndale

Two hurt in crash with light-rail vehicle

Two Anne Arundel County teenagers were treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released after their pickup truck collided with a light-rail maintenance vehicle early yesterday near the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company, officials said. Heather Renee Wright, 18, of Brooklyn Park and Neil Matthew Golbrecht, 19, of Glen Burnie were injured.

Chris Yakaitis

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