Regional Recap, September 9, 2009 (at 9:09 today just because)

| September 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

Regional News From WBAL-TVwbaltv

Slots In Anne Arundel County? As the State Board checks out Arundel Mills, WBAL-TV asks the Watercooler Question of the day…Would you travel to Anne Arundel County to gamble at a slots palace?

Baltimore County Council Approves Speed Camera Bill. Its official — Baltimore County will be the first county in the region to have speed cameras after the county council approved a measure authorizing the devices.

Police: 2 Prison Escapees Found In Ellicott City. Maryland State Police said U.S. Marshals have captured two minimum-security inmates who escaped last week while working on a fence at a state prison complex near Hagerstown.Members of the U.S. Marshals’ regional fugitive task force found 26-year-old Matthew Chait of Germantown and 24-year-old Michael Johnson of Sykesville at about 11 p.m. Tuesday at Brown’s Motel in Ellicott City.

Kitten Tortured By Children Expected To Recover. The city’s anti-animal cruelty task force is looking into another disturbing case of a cat allegedly tortured by children.The incident happened Saturday in the 2800 block of Wilkens Avenue in west Baltimore.A witness told police she saw the kids swing the cat around like a lasso, then slam its head to the ground.

Real Baltimore Ravens Ready For Debut. The Baltimore Ravens have a new pair of real ravens to serve as team mascots, and this time, they’ll make their home in the city. The birds, known as Rise and Conquer, will live at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. On game days, including Sunday’s season opener against Kansas City, they’ll be at M&T Bank Stadium, helping to rev up the crowd.

MD Students Respond To President’s Speech.  Many school districts across Maryland made differing decisions on whether to watch President Barack Obama’s speech on education on Tuesday, an event that spawned a lot of controversy across the nation.

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