Anne Arundel : Annapolis
Driver arrested on drug charges
Annapolis police seized about $32,000 in crack cocaine Thanksgiving morning after a traffic stop.
Annapolis police spokesman Officer Hal Dalton said police were called when the driver threatened to ram the Pesce Grande Italian Grille and Bistro building with his Lincoln Town Car after an argument there.
Officers pulled over the car and gave the driver, Jermaine Jerod Brown, 20, of Glen Burnie, sobriety tests. After he was arrested, police said, a search turned up two bags of crack - about 330 grams - and a digital scale.
Police said Brown was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute and issued citations for drunken driving, violation of alcohol license restriction and violation of provisional license restriction.
Two passengers were also charged with drug possession with intent to distribute.
Films, discussion to focus on health
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson will present "American Health Care: Documentaries and Discussion" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The event will feature the 1969 film Hospital by Frederick Wiseman and a 2006 piece by the Baltimore-based Megaphone Project called Faces of Maryland's Uninsured. Howard County Health Officer Dr. Peter L. Beilenson will host a discussion after the films.
Tickets ($6 for Creative Alliance members, $8 for nonmembers) are available at the Creative Alliance and at www.missiontix. com. Information: 410-276-1651 or www.creativealliance.org.
Support is planned at slain kids' schools
Howard County school officials said mental health workers will be at two county public schools today to help students and parents cope with the Thanksgiving killings that claimed the lives of three children.
School officials planned to meet yesterday to discuss how to explain the deaths to students. Police say David Brockdorff, 40, shot and killed his three children and former wife, Gail L. Pumphrey, before killing himself.
Pumphrey and her children - identified by Montgomery County police as David, 12, Meagan, 10, and Brandon, 6 - had recently moved to Woodbine from Frederick County and started in new schools this fall. David was a student at Glenwood Middle School in Glenwood. Meagan and Brandon attended Lisbon Elementary School in Woodbine.