Regional Recap, December 22, 2009

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Regional News From WBAL-TVwbaltv

Anne Arundel County Approves Slots. County officials have approved a zoning measure needed to move the state’s largest slot machine proposal forward near a shopping mall. The Anne Arundel County Council also approved Monday another measure to allow slot machines at a horse racing track. In effect, the vote gives the county executive authority to decide which zoning bill to approve.Approval by the Anne Arundel County Council means the site that accounts for nearly one-third of the possible 15,000 slot machines in Maryland could move forward.

Malls Extend Holiday Hours Due To Snowstorm. The owner of several shopping malls in the area said it is extending the hours of the malls this week to make up for last-minute holiday shopping time that was lost during the weekend snowstorm.

MD State Of Emergency Expires. Maryland’s state of emergency has been lifted. Gov. Martin O’Malley ended the order at 7 p.m. Monday.It was issued this weekend in response to the massive winter storm that hit the entire east coast.The declaration gave the governor authority to activate the National Guard to assist local emergency management officers across the state.The governor praised the Guard and the state’s highway and road crews for the service they provided to the community.State agents said that 20 inches of snow fell in some areas.

Police: Man Offers To Shovel Snow, Rapes Woman. Baltimore police have arrested a man they said confessed to forcing his way into a home, raping a woman and slashing her throat after he said he would shovel snow at her property.

John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind behind the 2002 sniper killings, is put to death in Jarratt, Va

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