City/county Digest


March 14, 2006

Death of man at party in Carroll under investigation

A 20-year-old man died early Saturday after losing consciousness during a party in Hampstead, according to state police.

Paramedics arrived at an apartment in 1900 block of Hanover Pike at about 5 a.m. but were unable to revive Joel C. Nelson of the 3000 block of Falls Road in Hampstead. Nelson, who attended North Carroll High School, was taken to Carroll Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is under investigation by the chief medical examiner in Baltimore.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact state police at 410-386-3000.

Laura McCandlish

Harford County: Abingdon

One killed, two hurt in intersection crash

A Harford County man was killed and two others were injured when two vehicles collided yesterday at an intersection in Abingdon, state police reported. Eric V. Studtmann, 33, of the 800 block of Redfield Road in Bel Air was driving a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis north on Route 24 about 4:45 a.m. when he entered the right-turn-only lane, drove over the traffic island at Tollgate Road and struck the driver's side of a 1998 BMW, whose driver had stopped on Tollgate Road waiting to turn south onto Route 24, police said. The impact caused the BMW to strike a second traffic island and overturn, police said. Studtmann was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the BMW, Edmund Kevin Smith, 51, of the 3200 block of Peverly Run Road in Abingdon, and his passenger, Tina Marcell Kehoe, 37, of the 600 block of Red Oak Drive in Edgewood, were taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Their conditions were not available.

Richard Irwin

Baltimore: Help for homeless

CareFirst will give $35,000 to group

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is giving $35,000 to Health Care for the Homeless at a luncheon today. The money comes from an annual fundraising drive by CareFirst of Maryland in which the insurance company contributes up to $2,000 for every touchdown scored by the Baltimore Ravens in their home games. More than $100,000 has been raised over the past three seasons, both groups said. Insurance officials, along with Ravens offensive lineman Brian Rimpf, will hand over the check and serve lunch to clients at a Health Care for the Homeless clinic at 111 Park Ave. The organization provides medical care and other health services for people in need.

Baltimore: Astronomy

Stargazers welcome to come out tonight

The city Department of Recreation and Parks will set up a telescope on the Gwynns Falls Trail at 7 p.m. today to let people gaze into the night sky. The location will be near Winans Meadow along the 4500 block of Franklintown Road. It is recommended for adults and children age 6 and older. Admission is $3. Information: 410-396-0440.

Baltimore: Basketball

Special Olympics tournament is set

The city Department of Recreation and Parks is holding a Special Olympics adult basketball tournament tomorrow at the Coppin State University Athletic Center Gym, 2500 W. North Ave. The tournament, sponsored by the department's Therapeutic Division, is the culmination of weekly training for people with disabilities who want to participate in the Special Olympics. Games will be played from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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