Regional Recap, January 26, 2011

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Storm Dumps Morning Snow On MD Roads.  Snow fell in the 11 News viewing area Wednesday morning as “Part 1” of a winter weather system moved through Maryland — and “Part 2″ is on the way.”This is a complex, dynamic storm to say the least,” said meteorologist Tony Pann.Roads were covered for the morning commute, with dozens of accidents reported. Sarah Caldwell reported several crashes on Interstates 95 and 695.

Marylanders React To State Of The Union Speech. WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Kerry Cavanaugh monitored your reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union (Full Text of Speech) and the Republican Response. Below are some of the comments from WBAL-TV 11’s page on Facebook, @wbaltv11 on Twitter, u local comments, and e-mail. We asked you to complete this sentence, “The state of the union is ________” Jesse A. Burke III wrote, “In shambles!!!”Barbara Taylor wrote, “Worse than last year.”Carolyn Clayton Washington-Newman wrote, “… is on the upswing?”Sallie K. Roberts wrote, “Way excellent.”Levonia Long wrote, “The state of the union is ‘CAPABLE’ so long as we stay on course. If education and infrastructure the #1 priority, so be it!”

Lawmakers Outline Same-Sex Couple Bill. Maryland’s Senate and House majority leaders on Tuesday outlined their proposed Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act to recognize same-sex couples.Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, D-Montgomery County, and House Majority Leader Kumar Barve, D-Montgomery County, explained details of the measure to reporters.

Spike In Flu Cases Reported Across Maryland. Maryland Health Department officials said they’ve seen a spike in flu cases over the past few weeks.”Unlike last year when it was mostly all H1N1, this year we have a mix, but H1N1 hasn’t left us. It’s still here, and it still poses a pretty serious threat to some people,” said Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Deputy Secretary Fran Phillips.Patient First in Lutherville reported seeing about five to 10 cases per day recently.

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