Regional Recap, January 14, 2011

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No Suspect Yet In Anne Arundel ‘Fiery Package” Incidents. Investigators looking into who sent incendiary devices that went off in state office buildings and a Washington, D.C., postal facility said they have covered a lot of ground but are still in search of a culprit.The 11 News I-Team learned that investigators thought they might have had a strong lead last weekend, but the person they’d focused on checked out and is no longer on their radar.At least one state employee was questioned by investigators. That person told 11 News that he was asked how he felt about the governor and the transportation secretary.Those two state officials were the targets of the devices found in Maryland on Jan. 6. One went off in the state Transportation Department’s headquarters in Hanover, and a second device that was addressed to the governor detonated in an office building near the State House in Annapolis.

Severn Sex Offender Charged In Robbery Of Roommate.  Police in Anne Arundel County arrested a sex offender who investigators said robbed his roommate at knifepoint.Investigators said the 55-year-old victim told officers that his roommate woke him up in his bedroom in the 500 block of Queenstown Road in Severn. At the time, the victim said his roommate waved a knife at him, demanding money.After a struggle, the victim gave his roommate an undisclosed amount of money, and the man took the victim’s cell phone and car keys, police said.

Ravens Gear, Cupcake Sales Reach Fever Pitch. Ravens spirit is reaching a fever pitch, and if you’re still looking for that perfect something to show your Ravens pride, a store in the Westminster Mall may have what you need.Homegamers is the headquarters for Ravens gear. It’s got 10,000 square feet of everything purple and black.”Everyone wants the newest, the most different thing they can get their hands on. We scour the globe to find those items,” said Homegamers co-owner Jeff Hinton.The store has everything with the Ravens logo and colors, from all types of apparel to Tupperware, baby bottles, sunscreen and items specially made for Ravens fans, including something called a “bad call brick” — a sponge that fans can throw at the TV when there’s a bad call.

78 Rabbits Removed From Columbia House. Police in Howard County recovered 78 rabbits living in poor conditions in a Columbia home.According to Howard County police, officers acting on an anonymous tip found 64 rabbits roaming free in the house this week. Police said the homeowner agreed to surrender the rabbits to Animal Control. Police said officers returned to the house in the 5800 block of Barnwood Place in Columbia on Thursday and found an additional 14 rabbits, bringing the total to 78.”These rabbits were roaming free,” said Elizabeth Schroen, of the Howard County Police Department. “There was a significant amount of clutter and debris in the home. The animal wastes were kind of overtaking the home.”

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