Regional Recap, October 6, 2009

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Annapolis Man Charged In Teen’s Rape. Police have arrested a man wanted in the rape of a 17-year-old girl. Annapolis police officers were called to Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore early Sunday morning after a rape was reported. The victim told police she had been sexually assaulted at a house party in Annapolis between 1 and 3 a.m. Sunday.

Boy, 1, Missing From Baltimore Home. Baltimore police are looking for a 1-year-old boy reported missing from his home. Police are exploring an Amber Alert.

Suspect In Manhole Slaying Case Dies. Police said the man who confessed to killing his girlfriend and stuffing her body inside a north Baltimore manhole is dead

Obama Enlists Help Of Local Doctor. President Barack Obama called on a local doctor to push his health care reform agenda, as a Howard County pediatrician joined physicians from 50 states at the White House. Most doctors believe the existing health care system is ailing, according to a recent poll in the New England Journal of Medicine.

MD Approves H1N1 Vaccine Distribution Centers. Health officials and politicians are urging Maryland residents to get the swine flu vaccine that they said will be available, though in limited quantities, this week. The state has approved 888 distribution centers and 3,000 more are in the works. Clinical scheduling hasn’t been set. Officials said Monday that the vaccine is especially important for children, pregnant women, health care workers and adults with other health conditions.

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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