Regional Recap, October 8, 2010

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Teen Charged In Sex Assault Of High School Student. A 17-year-old boy was arrested and charged in the rape of a student at Annapolis High School.The victim reported to authorities last week that she was sexually assaulted by another student at the school. On Wednesday, police arrested Troy Traon Reid, 17, of Annapolis. He’s being charged as an adult with rape, sex offense, sodomy, assault, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and possession of a dangerous weapon.Investigators said that on Sept. 29, Reid led the victim from the school into a wooded area off Riva Road across from the entrance to the Arundel Olympics Swim Center. Police would not report the victim’s age but said she is a juvenile.

Annapolis Police Officer Involved In Fatal Accident.  Annapolis police said one of their officers was involved in a collision that killed a person Sunday night in Baltimore.Authorities said Officer James Salyers was off duty and driving his personal vehicle at the intersection of Patapsco Avenue and Potee Street at about 10:30 p.m. when the crash happened.Police said a passenger in the other vehicle was ejected and later died.The crash is being investigated by the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department.There is no word yet on how the crash happened or who was at fault. No charges have been filed against either driver.Salyers has been with the Annapolis Police Department since August. He is currently on administrative duty pending an investigation.

Students Give Advice At Cyber Bullying Conference.  School districts across the country are still trying to get a handle on cyber bullying, and at a conference in College Park on Thursday, high school students spent time asking questions and giving advice on some pressing technology issues.Cyber bullying is when the Internet or other electronic devices are used to threaten or harass another person.Several Maryland high school students were the experts at the conference that focused on cyberethics, safety and security. Students shared their concerns with those in education, law enforcement and business about how to speak the same language on the topic.

Obama Praises O’Malley At Bowie Rally. President Barack Obama praised Gov. Martin O’Malley for big investments in education during tough times. Obama appeared with O’Malley at Bowie State University on Thursday in hopes of giving him a boost in his rematch with Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich.”It’s an honor to be standing here with one of the best governors in the USA,” the president said at the beginning of his speech.Obama praised O’Malley for helping bring 30,000 jobs back to the state since January. He also touted the governor’s ability to help cut crime to its lowest level since 1975, and he cited an increase in the blue crab population as a big win for O’Malley.”That’s good news to folks who making their living on the Chesapeake Bay and those folks who like good eating,” he said.

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