Wards 1, 2 voters face election deadline
The deadline for D.C. voters in Wards 1 and 2 to register for the Aug. 21 special election is Monday, officials with the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics said.
The election is being held to fill the State Board of Education slot left open when former school board representative Jeff Smith left because of his disagreement with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s school takeover plan.
Ward residents can register in person at the elections board office at 441 Fourth Street NW, Room 250, or by mailing in an application, which is available at D.C. public libraries, firehouses and police stations. The applications must be postmarked no later than Monday.
Voters also can complete an online registration form at www.dcboee.org, but must send in a printed and signed application as well. Registration also is available when voters renew their driver’s licenses at the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.
4 teenage girls held with 33 pounds of pot
State police in Frederick say four teenage girls were caught with 33 pounds of marijuana in the rear hatch of a car that was weaving down Interstate 70 early yesterday morning.
Police estimated the value of the marijuana at $100,000.
The driver, Summer Rockenbaugh, 19, of Thurmont, was charged with possession and intent to distribute. She also was charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child.
The unidentified minors are a 16-year-old from Thurmont, a 17-year-old from Hagerstown and a 14-year-old from Hagerstown. The girls were charged as juveniles with possession and intent to distribute marijuana.
Woman back in jail for violating probation