Regional Recap, September 30, 2009

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Ray Lewis Fails To Show At Community Rally. Residents in Carrollton Ridge are disappointed but resilient after a local football star fails to show for a community rally. Dozens of people took part in the rally to reclaim the spot where 5-year-old Raven Wyatt was shot in the head.Ever since the shooting, the community and police have been trying to revive the area. Many residents say they’ve felt unsafe in the neighborhood for a long time.

Soldiers, Others Indicted On Sex Trafficking In Millersville. Federal prosecutors said four men have been indicted on charges that they allegedly ran a sex trafficking business out of a Millersville apartment. Craig Corey, 23, who lives at Fort Meade and is an Army soldier, was arrested Tuesday.Prosecutors said he and 21-year-old Robert Harris, 22-year-old Richard Johnson and 22-year-old Jacob Tyler, all of Chillicothe, Ohio, conspired to use Corey’s former apartment in Millersville as a headquarters for a sex-trafficking organization.

Anne Arundel Student Safety Stressed After Incidents. Parents in Anne Arundel County said they’re concerned after the school district sent home safety notices about several incidents that could have harmed their children. This month alone, there have been three incidents in which children were targeted on their way to or from school. All the incidents were near bus stops in different communities, police said.

Orioles’ Minor Leaguer Charged With DUI In Florida. A minor league pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles’ farm system was charged with driving while under the influence Sunday evening, according to Florida authorities. Ryan Ouellette, 23, was driving a 2002 black Ford truck that hit a guardrail, according to an arrest affidavit from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. Oulette told a deputy that his truck blew a tire, causing him to drive off the road and hit the guardrail.

Women Sentenced For Killing Daughter, 3. A Kent Island woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing her 3-year-old daughter. Victoria Sparrow, 43, was sentenced on Monday in Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court. Sparrow pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible to first-degree murder in the poisoning of her daughter, Laci, on Dec. 18.Judge Thomas Ross ruled that she was criminally responsible.

If you’re looking to buy a house in foreclosure but aren’t sure what’s on the market, a local Realtor has come up with a unique way to get customers to the product.

A foreclosure bus tour to be held Saturday morning in Howard County is giving prospective buyers a chance to see multiple homes to find good deals.Realtor Bob Lucido, who is hosting the event, said there’s never been a better time to buy a home, and because of the economy, the volume of foreclosed properties is high.

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