Regional Recap, December 9, 2010

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Man Charged In Recruitment Center Bomb Plot. A 21-year-old construction worker has been accused of plotting to use a vehicle bomb to blow up a military recruitment center in Catonsville, Baltimore County.The suspect has been identified as Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammed Hussain. He faces charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He’s currently being held without bond.

County Comes To Food Bank’s Aid After Theft. County Executive John Leopold said five computers will be delivered to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank to help the nonprofit rebound from a recent theft.The computers were scheduled to be delivered Wednesday.”The Food Bank is a critical resource for the neediest individuals and families in our community, so it is only natural that we come to its aid in a time of need,” Leopold said.

ATF to Probe Cause Of ‘Block’ Fire. The head of a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigative team said the origin of a blaze in Baltimore’s adult entertainment district has not been determined yet. Baltimore fire officials said they asked for federal help to speed up the investigation of the fire that damaged a row of buildings in the district known as The Block. Investigators haven’t been able to get inside the building where the fire broke out because of structural issues.

Landmark Baltimore Restaurant To Close. Obrycki’s, a landmark and longtime Baltimore restaurant, will close its crab house on Pratt Street for good in November 2011, according to owner Rob Cernak.Cernak said he wants to spend more time with his family and that it has nothing to do with business. He said business has been quite good.”We’ve been doing this for 35 years, every weekend throughout the summer — all the beautiful summer days. We want to get the opportunity to see the city as customers and not just as workers,” Cernak said.

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