Regional Recap, July 13, 2011

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Car Hits Two Teens In Severna Park. Authorities said two teenagers have been struck by a car while crossing a highway in Severna Park.Fire Battalion Chief Steve Thompson said a 17-year-old female and an 18-year-old male were hit in the 100 block of Ritchie Highway about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.Thompson said the teens were taken by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.He said the girl suffered life-threatening injuries and the boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries.Thompson said a carnival was taking place near the incident.The vehicle remained at the scene, police said.

Car Slams Into Pasadena House, Ignites. A vehicle slammed into a home in the 500 block of Johnsontown Road in Pasadena. There were no injuries reported, but the car was destroyed and the house suffered significant damage in the incident.

Federal Complaint Filed Against Anne Arundel County Schools.  School discipline remains an issue in Anne Arundel County several years after an agreement was reached between civil rights leaders and the district.Civil rights leaders and school administrators in Anne Arundel County met Tuesday over suspensions or expulsions of African-American students — an issue that is winding its way through the federal government.In what was considered an historic agreement, the school system and the NAACP reached an agreement in 2005 to new benchmarks for raising test scores and reducing suspensions and expulsions. Six years later, unresolved concerns have brought both sides back to the bargaining table. On Friday, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People filed complaints with the federal Department of Education.

Team Baltimore Racing Rolls Out Dream Machine.  A group from Baltimore City has its eye on winning the first ever Baltimore Grand Prix.On Tuesday, the group rolled out the driver and car they hope will roar through the streets to victory on Sept. 2. Baltimore native Marc Bunting will drive a Porsche race car in the race. “I’m very excited to drive my race car in my hometown, in front of my friends and family, and show the Baltimore fans what racing is all about.”The cars are capable of going 160 miles per hour. The GTE class race cars will be racing on Saturday during the weekend.

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