Regional Recap, February 9, 2011

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Man Dies After Falling From Car In Anne Arundel. Anne Arundel County police said a man died after falling from a moving car in Lothian.Police said 23-year-old David Joseph Tretick of Temple Hills died from his injuries Tuesday at Shock Trauma in Baltimore.A witness told police he was driving south on Mt. Zion Marlboro Road on Monday evening when the rear door of the car in front of him opened and a man fell out onto the roadway.The car, which did not stop, was described as an older model red or maroon sedan.County police are still investigating.

Maryland Tops Nation in AP Scores. For the third year in a row, Maryland leads the nation in the percentage of students getting high marks on Advanced Placement exams.AP tests are highly competitive exams that help students earn college credits while in high school.Maryland got a top ranking on the exams because of the number of seniors who earned scores of 3 or higher. Maryland is also at the top of the class in the percentage of students who took math and science exams. “We are a very diverse state, and we are among the top states in terms of the performance of our African-American students. We have no achievement gap with our Latino students,” said state schools Superintendent Nancy Grasmick, who visited Baltimore County’s Arbutus Middle School on Wednesday to take a closer look at an eighth-grade pre-AP program called Springboard.

Extreme Weather Wreaks Havoc On Food Prices. Local supermarket owners said on Wednesday that extreme weather is wreaking havoc on food prices, especially food in the produce aisle.Sandy Vary, owner of Bel-Garden Bi-Rite Supermarket, said produce supplies have been limited, which has affected the supermarket’s selection.“The supply of tomatoes has been cut to almost nothing. The quality is extremely poor, which means there is very limited shelf life on that product,” Vary said.Vary said the frost wiping out crops in parts of Mexico and the southwestern U.S. has ensured that prices of certain produce will go up in the coming weeks.

1st Grade Teacher Charged With Choking Students. A Washington-area teacher has been charged with choking and hitting her students. Greencastle Elementary School teacher Susan Burke was charged Tuesday with nine counts of second-degree assault.Nine of the 6- and 7-year-old students in her class reported that Burke choked them. Some said she kicked, punched, scratched or tightly squeezed their arms. Kendra Tyler, the mother of two Greencastle students, said she was shocked by the news. Sharon Durham said her 7-year-old son told her that Burke had choked him while he was standing in line. She said she asked Burke about the incident, but the teacher didn’t seem to know what she was talking about. Burke was released on bail Wednesday. It is not clear if she has an attorney.

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