Regional Recap, June 14, 2011

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South River Beach Closed Due To Bacteria.  Anne Arundel County health officials said they have closed a beach on the South River due to high bacterial levels.The county health department issued an advisory Monday warning residents to avoid swimming, water skiing and other direct water contact at Glen Isle in Riva. The department said high bacteria levels were found in water samples collected on June 7 and June 9.The department said the advisory will remain in effect until water samples show acceptable bacteria levels for at least two consecutive days.

MVA Adds Emergency Contact Option To Licenses. Drivers can now add emergency contact information to their Maryland driver’s licenses so police will know who to call if an accident occurs.Six years ago, Karen Knight’s son, Andrew, and his wife were in a car crash in Howard County. Her son didn’t make it, and his wife was taken to Shock Trauma.”The police considered (his wife) the next of kin, so they didn’t notify us,” Knight said. “There was no way they knew to notify us. It wasn’t until the next day, I think, that her parents finally said, ‘Has anybody contacted Andrew’s parents?’ And they said no.”

BBB: Beware Of Driveway Repair Scheme. The summer can provide the prime time to fix driveways in need of repair, but beware of schemes.In May, police in Anne Arundel County issued a warning to senior citizens of a man accused of offering to pave driveways at one price and charging a much higher fee.Police in Anne Arundel County and in South Carolina had issued arrest warrants for Tommy Edward Clack, 39, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Drivers Decry Proposed MTA Fee Increases. A proposed toll hike has drivers worried where they’ll find the extra cash to get around.However, Maryland state transportation officials have already given initial approval to the increases.Another meeting discussing the changes was held Monday evening.Driver Mike Beczkowski said he doesn’t know where he’ll find the extra cash to travel through Baltimore tunnels if the hike is approved.

 

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