City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

August 29, 2006

Candidate forums scheduled by district

Baltimore's League of Women Voters has scheduled candidate forums this month for each of the city's legislative districts.

Candidates for the state Senate and the House of Delegates have been invited to the forums, and audience members will be permitted to ask questions.

The forums include

District 40: Thursday at Great Hall, Lovely Lane Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St.

District 41: Friday at Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Ave.

District 43: Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd. The forum will be jointly sponsored with HARBEL, a Northeast Baltimore community umbrella group.

District 44: Sept. 6 at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave.

District 45: Sept. 5 at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 2424 McElderry St.

District 46: Sept. 7 at Locust Point Recreation Center, 1647 Fort Ave.

All events begin at 7 p.m.

Anne Arundel: Crofton

Crash kills driver leaving raceway

A Severn man was killed Saturday evening after losing control of his car just outside Capitol Raceway in Crofton, Anne Arundel County police said. Calvin Crawford, 38, left the drag racing center in his 2006 Pontiac GTO with his 11-year-old son, Tyrae, about 9 p.m. While going around a curve of Capitol Raceway Drive, the driver apparently lost control and the sports car spun around and struck a tree. Speed "appears to have been a factor in the crash," police said. There was no indication of alcohol use, they said. Calvin Crawford was pronounced dead at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. His son was not injured but was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said.

BRADLEY OLSON

Frederick: Arrest

Inmate who escaped in Howard captured

A state prison inmate who walked off a road crew in Howard County last month is back behind bars after being captured Thursday in Frederick by city police responding to reports of a fight involving handguns in a downtown apartment, authorities said. Antawan Jones, 27, of Baltimore, was serving six years and seven months for burglary and was scheduled for release in March 2008. He fled July 12 at a State Highway Administration yard in Howard County. An officer who had taken inmates there from the minimum-security Brockbridge Correctional Facility in Jessup noticed that Jones was missing, the Division of Correction said at the time.

Associated Press

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