City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

June 14, 2006

Carroll County: Arrest

Woman accused of giving liquor to kids

A 42-year-old Westminster woman was arrested yesterday and charged with serving alcohol to minors at a party held at her home, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said.

Catherine M. Gunther of the 4700 block of Band Hall Hill Road was charged with 16 counts of contributing to the condition of a child and two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

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If convicted, she could receive a prison sentence of up to three years, said David P. Daggett, Carroll County deputy state's attorney. A two-week investigation by the state's attorney's office and the sheriff's office led to Gunther's arrest, officials said.

Ten minors from the Westminster, Hampstead and Manchester areas were charged with possessing and consuming alcohol about 1 a.m. May 27 in connection with a party at Gunther's home, police said.

Gunther was released on her own recognizance from the Carroll County Detention Center.

Laura McCandlish

Carroll County: Schools

Adult ed graduation location is changed

Carroll County schools have changed the location for the Adult Education Graduation Recognition Ceremony. The event for adults who have earned their high school diploma through the General Educational Development test or the External Diploma Program will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

Baltimore: Politics

Candidates forum set for tomorrow

The Baltimore Jewish Council, an organization affiliated with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, will present a forum tomorrow night for candidates seeking the 3rd District congressional seat. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. Information: 410-542-4850.

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