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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Priscilla G. Teeter, a registered nurse who later became an administrator with the Carroll County Health Department, died May 30 of brain cancer at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 85. The daughter of James Harvey Gray, an electrical engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Mary Emma Edwards Gray, an educator, Priscilla Gray was born in Rising Sun. "Because of her father's work with the TVA, she moved 13 times before she was 6 years old," said a daughter, Rebecca Teeter Herrick of Westminster.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
The group battling with Carroll County commissioners over Christian prayers at their meetings asked a judge Tuesday to order a "permanent injunction" on the practice, which they say alienates some community members. "Public officials are not in the business of offering Christian prayers," said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, a plaintiff in the case. He called the invocations "unconstitutional. " With the latest filing by the plaintiffs for a summary judgment, both sides are now asking the judge to make a final ruling on the case rather than holding a trial.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging Christian prayers at Carroll County commissioner meetings have dropped a request for a temporary ban on the practice. The plaintiffs, a humanist group and residents who say they feel alienated by the prayers, said that instead they intend to ask the judge to make a final judgment in the case. The commissioners have already filed papers making the same request. U.S. District Court Judge William D. Quarles previously banned the commissioners from praying to Jesus at the beginning of their meetings, saying it was likely the plaintiffs would win the case.
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Staff Reports | June 3, 2014
Law enforcement officers representing the agencies throughout Carroll County will hits the road Wednesday, June 4 beginning at 8 a.m. in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland. Officers will escort the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” as it makes its way toward the opening of the 44th annual Summer Games at Towson University, June 6-8. On Wednesday, runners in Carroll will come from six locations across the county. The schedule is as follows (all times are approximate and subject to change)
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
Six residents were displaced when their Ellicott City home was severely damage by fire Sunday morning. The blaze was reported shortly before 10 a.m. in the 2900 block of Poland Springs Drive, according to the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services. Nobody was home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported, but the family dog was not immediately accounted for. About 40 firefighters, including assistance from Carroll County, responded to the fire, according to HCDFRS.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
Chuck Schneider never worried about his son, Jason, as he led Baltimore County SWAT team raids, because his oldest child "was born to do the job. " But even for officers who put in 101 percent, the work can be dangerous. So instead of hanging out with his son as he once did on summer weekends, Chuck Schneider found himself Saturday morning on a Harley Davidson motorcycle leading a pack of other riders in memorializing Jason Schneider. Jason Schneider was a 13-year veteran on the force when he was killed in an exchange of gunfire during a raid on a Catonsville house in August 2013.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
A Carroll County man whose Toyota Prius was struck in a crash in Jessup Friday morning has died, Anne Arundel County police said Sunday. Gregory Alan Cassagne, 59, of New Windsor died Saturday night at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to police. His 2009 Toyota Prius was struck about 7 a.m. Friday by a 2009 Nissan Altima as it turned left onto westbound MD Route 175 from Max Blobs Park Road, police said. An investigation determined that the driver of the Prius failed to yield to the other car, according to police.
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By Rich Scherr, For The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Players from Manchester Valley were greeted by a surprise visitor before Saturday's Class 1A state softball final. O.J. Brigance, the Ravens' director of player development, stopped by as a favor to coach Mike Hernandez. He spoke of his battle with ALS - also known as Lou Gehrig's disease - and left the Carroll County team ready for battle. Starting pitcher Madison Grimm took care of the rest. Grimm pitched a complete game two-hitter, striking out 12, and drove in a pair of runs in a 9-0 win over Sparrows Point at the University of Maryland.
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May 23, 2014
I am pleased to see that The Sun recently acquired the Carroll County Times ( "Baltimore Sun Media Group buys The Capital in Annapolis and the Carroll County Times," May 1). The Times has done an outstanding job as a local newspaper for decades, and it's my hope that the purchase by The Sun will restore statewide coverage of Carroll County politics as it once provided when The Sun maintained a local bureau here. Commentary and coverage of Carroll County to a statewide audience is important to those outside the county so that everyone in the region is aware that our current county commissioners and legislative delegation would as soon secede from the state as participate in coordinated efforts restore the Chesapeake Bay or even increase its recycling rates.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
A runaway goat that sparked a school closure, rammed a car, leaped several fences to evade apprehension and triggered plenty of buzz in the Sykesville area for nearly a week has been captured and is resting comfortably at an animal shelter in Westminster. Nicky Ratliff, executive director of the Humane Society of Carroll County, said an animal control officer found and subdued the goat - a 100-pound ram with black fur, brown horns and symmetrical white markings on his face - late Thursday afternoon after a resident called in to report a sighting.
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