Regional Recap, August 3, 2010

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Police: Firearm Pointed At Clerk During Robbery Anne Arundel County police are looking for two people, one of whom pointed a firearm at a convenience store clerk during a robbery.It occurred just before 3 a.m. on July 24 at the 7-Eleven on Old Mill Road in Millersville. The person who pointed the firearm was described as a black man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a heavy build, wearing all black clothing.The second person was described as a black man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with an average build, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.Both men had items covering their face, police said.Anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587).

Dividing Creek Closed After Wastewater Overflow.  The county’s Department of Health has ordered an emergency closing and has warned against swimming, jet skiing and other direct water contact at Dividing Creek because of a wastewater overflow of 14,800 gallons.Anne Arundel County officials said the overflow occurred Sunday afternoon and was caused by a main break in the 700 block of Dividing Creek Road in Arnold.Signs have been posted along the waterway. The department said people coming in contact with the affected water should wash well with soap and warm, clean water immediately. Clothing should also be washed.The creek will remain closed until further notice from the Department of Health.

BWI Sets Record In June 2010 Growth at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport continues to take off.BWI released a statement Monday indicating the airport’s record travel in June. More than 2 million people traveled through the airport in June, making the month the airport’s second busiest ever. The record-setting month marked an almost 9 percent increase over June 2009. The busiest month to date for the airport is August 2001.

Bedbugs Infest Baltimore Hi-Rise. Some unwanted visitors are taking over homes in west Baltimore and really bugging residents.Bedbugs are apparently creeping their way into many homes in the city, including the McCulloh Homes, a low-income public housing high-rise.City housing officials said they found out last week about the bedbug infestation, but residents told WBAL-TV 11 News the problem has lasted for months.”(They’re) all the way across the wall of the ceiling. They crawl down and jump down on me and have been biting on me. I’ve been going through this for a whole two months,” said a woman who lives in the building.

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