Regional Recap, July 12, 2011

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Boy Found After Amber Alert Issued In Baltimore Abduction.  An 8-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found, police have told 11 News.Darrick Brown Jr. was found Tuesday morning in a vacant house in the 300 block of Lyndhurst Avenue. He was unharmed.Police said they have a suspect in custody in connection with the case.

Annapolis Market Re-Opens With 9 Vendors. Annapolis’ historic Market House is back in business.City officials reopened the renovated market Monday morning and introduced the new vendors who will occupy the centuries-old downtown location near City Dock.The market first opened in 1788. The current building was built in 1856 and renovated in 1972.In recent years, however, it has been mostly vacant as previous revitalization efforts have been beset by air conditioning issues and legal disputes.City officials said the market has been renovated to serve those who live, work, dock, and visit downtown.

GOP Leaders Flip-Flop On DREAM Act. State GOP leaders have flip-flopped on the Dream Act, according to the 11 News I-Team’s David Collins.Some Maryland Republicans who voted in favor of providing in-state college tuition breaks to undocumented students in 2003 are now helping to lead the charge against it, Collins reported Monday. Experts told Collins that the political gamesmanship gives hypocrisy a bad name.During the 2003 session of the Maryland General Assembly, debate raged over a proposal providing an in-state college tuition break to undocumented students.

Auto Dealer Bob Bell Dies At 78. One of Baltimore’s most famous auto dealers has died.Bob Bell died Sunday morning of leukemia. He was 78.Bell started out with Ford Motor Co., and his first dealership was running Academy Ford in Laurel.He became known for his role in television advertisements in which he played a piano.Bell is survived by his wife, five daughters, 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Louis Church in Clarksville.

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