Regional Recap, May 23, 2011

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MD State Trooper Killed In I-95 Crash.  Maryland State Police have identified the trooper who died Saturday in a crash involving a tractor-trailer in Howard County.Trooper First Class Shaft S. Hunter, 39, an 11-year veteran of the Maryland State Police, died after a marked cruiser and a tractor-trailer collided on southbound Interstate 95 near Maryland Route 32 at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

Terps Stun #1 Syracuse, Make Final Four. Unseeded Maryland beat top-seeded Syracuse 6-5 to advance in the NCAA lacrosse tournament Sunday, gaining the semifinals when Grant Catalino took a pass from Ryan Young behind the net and beat Orange goalie John Galloway with 32 seconds left in overtime.”It was a setup play we had put in earlier in the week,” said Catalino, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound attacker from Webster, N.Y. “We had run it several times earlier in the game.”

O’Malley PSA Targets School Bullying. The governor and first lady are trying to put a spotlight on the serious problem of bullying in Maryland schools.Gov. Martin O’Malley and Katie O’Malley have recorded a public service announcement they hope will bring attention to a problem that affects kids of all racial and socioeconomic groups, according to 11 News education reporter Tim Tooten.There were more than 3,000 reported incidents of bullying in 2010, Tooten reported, in addition to about 2,000 incidents in 2009.The O’Malleys hope the PSA brings awareness to the issue across the state over the next several days.

Million Dollar Lottery Winner Lives Off Sweepstakes Road. Sweepstakes Road is apparently the right area of town for Joe Vaeth Jr.The 55-year-old Damascus resident claimed a $1 million Mega Millions prize this week at Maryland Lottery headquarters.He has also scored three $50,000 Pick 4 victories in recent years and even has a 1965 Corvette he won in a raffle 15 years ago. Vaeth owns Global Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning and said he stops at a gas station near his home to buy lottery tickets. A ticket he bought for the May 17 Mega Millions drawing matched all the numbers except for the Mega Ball. He used the “Megaplier” feature to increase the prize from $250,000 to $1 million.

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