City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

September 09, 2007

Baltimore County : Lansdowne

Woman fatally shot near her home

A 22-year-old woman was shot in the head early yesterday near her home in Lansdowne and later died of her injuries, Baltimore County police said.

Felicia Ann Spratley of the first block of Silerton Road died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

According to police, a man went to Spratley's apartment, there was a confrontation, and Spratley fled. The man fired shots at another person in the apartment, then chased Spratley down a sidewalk and shot her.

Police said an arrest warrant has been issued for Emory Lamont Lewis, 24, also of the first block of Silerton Road, in the killing.

Jennifer Skalka

Baltimore

: House fire

Woman killed in morning blaze

An unidentified woman was killed in an early-morning fire in East Baltimore yesterday despite efforts of paramedics to revive her.

The blaze was reported by cell phone about 4 a.m. in the rear of a brick rowhouse in the 1600 block of E. 29th St., Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said. Paramedics found a woman in cardiac arrest and began resuscitation attempts. The woman was taken to Union Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Cartwright said the suspected cause of death is smoke inhalation. The fire remains under investigation.

The spokesman was unable to say whether other people were in the house.

Linnea Anderson, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross of Central Maryland, said the group is assisting families from the burned home and a neighboring home that was also damaged.

Greg Garland

Region

: 6th District

Nethken intends to challenge Bartlett

Former Cumberland Mayor Frank Nethken remains a candidate for Congress in Maryland's 6th District despite his plans to move temporarily to Arizona.

Nethken had told The Frederick News-Post he would move to Arizona by the end of this month. He told the Associated Press on Friday that he will stay there for six months but that he still plans to challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in the Feb. 12 GOP primary.

Nethken also said he plans to run for president. He told the News-Post that God told Nethken he's an executive, not a legislator.

Two other Republicans, Tom Croft of Middletown and Joseph T. Krysztoforski of Hunt Valley, also have filed to run in the Republican primary.

Democrats Andrew Duck of Brunswick and Larry J. Smith of Cumberland have filed as candidates for their party's nomination.

The heavily Republican 6th District extends across Maryland's northern border from Garrett County to Harford County, including all of Western Maryland.

Associated Press

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