Regional Recap, May 3, 2011

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Parking Meters Collect Donations For Homeless. Two parking meters installed in downtown Annapolis to collect spare change for the homeless have collected nearly $2,000. Data released last week shows the meters have collected $1,905 since they were installed three years ago on West and Randall streets.Mayor Josh Cohen said the meters are an easy way for people to help others in need, and that the money supports the Light House shelter. However, Bevin Buchheister, president of the Ward One Residents Association, called the meters “visual clutter” and wants them removed. He said they only bring in an average of $60 a month, which the city could raise with a single event.

Man Charged In Attempted Robbery, Shooting. Anne Arundel County police arrested a man in connection with a Sunday shooting and robbery attempt in Glen Burnie. Roy Junior Harris, 26, of Glen Burnie, was arrested Sunday after a brief foot chase along Oak Manor Drive.Police said Harris had met up with the victim along Woodhill Drive on Sunday afternoon to discuss the sale of a vehicle when he pulled out a handgun and tried to rob the man.

SUV Overturns In I-97 Crash.  A sport utility vehicle overturned Monday in an Anne Arundel County crash on Interstate 97.SkyTeam 11 HD Capt. Roy Taylor reported that two SUVs collided in the northbound lanes north of Maryland Route 100.At least two people were taken to an area hospital, including a 48-year-old woman who was taken to Shock Trauma.Authorities did not immediately release any names or the conditions of those injured.

How Should We Feel About Osama Bin Laden’s Death? You may be relieved or even ecstatic about the end of a symbol of terror, or maybe it seems like the pain is just beginning all over again.Both of these reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden, who was killed by U.S. troops in Pakistan, are natural, experts say.From the celebrations in Washington and New York, it looks like lots of people are happy. Chants of “USA! USA!” reverberated outside the White House and at New York’s ground zero as crowds celebrated the death of the terrorist leader, President Obama announced Sunday.

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