Capital Gazette wins special Pulitzer Prize citation for coverage of newsroom shooting that killed five

Westminster woman faces drug charges


The Carroll County sheriff's office has charged a 33-year-old Westminster woman with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

During a traffic stop for outdated tags Friday, deputies discovered marijuana in a vehicle.

Debbie Lee Sweeney was also charged with driving on a suspended license and driving an uninsured vehicle.

She was held at the Carroll County Detention until yesterday, when she was released on $500 bond.

Elementary students collect 1 million pennies

Charles Carroll Elementary School has finished collecting 1 million pennies for its Penny Power program. A celebration assembly will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the school.

The theme for the celebration is "Charles Carroll, One in a Million."

Former Gov. William Donald Schaefer is schedule to attend and give students "a penny to grow on."

The school band will play and students will sing. The school will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for anyone who would like to have their picture taken with the pennies.


Westminster: An employee of the Carroll County Times on Railroad Avenue reported to city police on Sunday that trash was dumped on newspaper property. No loss was reported.

Westminster: A resident of East Main Street told city police Sunday that the rear license plate was removed from her car. Loss was estimated at $70.

Westminster: A resident of Middlegrove Court South told city police Saturday a tire was slashed on her vehicle. Loss was estimated at $52.

Westminster: A resident of Pennsylvania Avenue reported to city police Friday that jewelry worth an estimated $1,575 was taken from her residence.

Westminster: An employee of Griffth Auto Park on Baltimore Boulevard reported to city police on Wednesday that a tire, a wheel and two sets of lug nuts were taken from a car on the lot. Loss was estimated at 424.95.


Westminster: Westminster and Reese responded for an odor of smoke in the 100 block of East Main Street at 7:12 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 15 minutes.

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