City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

November 26, 2005

Baltimore County: Towson

Carney man dies in one-car crash

A 30-year-old Baltimore County man died after his car crashed into trees along a road in Towson, police said yesterday. Kevin Daniel James of the 9900 block of Finney Drive in the Carney area of the county was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu north on Providence Road near Crestwick Road about 1:30 a.m. Thursday when his car went over a curb and hit two trees, county police said. James died at the scene, police said. The investigation is continuing. Meanwhile, Baltimore County police have not identified a man who died in another accident Thursday, on York Road near Corbett Road in Monkton. Police said the man's family had not been notified.

Towson

Town hall meeting planned Dec. 5

Expected increases in utility rates this winter will be among the topics discussed at a town hall meeting hosted by Baltimore County legislators at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Towson High School, 69 Cedar Ave., off the 7900 block of York Road. Specialists from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., members of the county House and Senate delegation, and representatives from state and county agencies have been invited to answer questions. Information: 410-841-3332.

Baltimore: Education

BCCC plans registration dates

Early registration for Baltimore City Community College's 2006 spring semester will be held Monday to Dec. 10. General registration for the spring semester classes -- which start Jan. 30 -- runs from Jan. 9 to Jan. 28. Students may also register for the college's winter intersession classes -- which run from Jan. 3 to 27 -- during the early registration period. For information, contact the college's generation information center at 410-462-8300 or Harbor Campus registration at 410-986-5599.

Carroll County: Westminster

Rockville woman dies in collision

An 84-year-old Rockville woman was killed Thursday in Westminister when she steered her car into the path of an oncoming vehicle, state police said yesterday. Louise B. Martin of the 9800 block of Veirs Drive was attempting to make a left turn from Route 140 to southbound Route 27 about 5:30 p.m. Thursday when her 2004 Mercury Sable was struck by a 1996 Isuzu Trooper, police said. Martin was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she died, a hospital official said yesterday. The driver of the Trooper was not charged.

Lynn Anderson

Metro area: Power outages

BGE restores service after winds

Baltimore Gas & Electric Company had restored power to all but about 250 customers early last night, after high winds on Thanksgiving Day brought trees and limbs down across power lines. "Systemwide during the storm, we had about 28,000 customers out," said Linda Foy, a spokeswoman for BGE. About 19,000 were in Anne Arundel County, with the vast majority in the Annapolis area, though Baltimore City and Baltimore County were also affected. Outages began about 3 p.m. Thursday. BGE expected to have power restored to all affected customers last night.

Chris Yakaitis

Somerset County: Crisfield

Wiring caused fire at boat repair site

State and federal fire investigators yesterday blamed internal electrical wiring for a fire on Thursday that caused an estimated $1.2 million of damage to a boat facility in Crisfield. The blaze began inside a wall near the painting area after the wiring overheated, according to investigators. More than 100 firefighters from surrounding areas responded to the fire at Evan's Boat Repair Inc.

Greg Barrett

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