Regional Recap, August 8, 2011

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4 Found Dead In Brooklyn Park Home.  Anne Arundel Countypolice have identified four people found fatally shot Sunday morning in Brooklyn Park.Kelly Brian Thompson, 33, Nina Thompson, 34, Taishawn Pugh, 15, and Treshawn Pugh, 15, died at the scene. Investigators believe the incident was a murder-suicide, where Kelly Thompson shot the other members of his family before shooting himself. Police were called to a Brooklyn Park residence in the 600 block of Wood Street shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday.When police arrived, they met with a woman who had called them out of concern for her adult son, Kelly Thompson, who had sent her a despondent text message. When a single gunshot was heard, officers immediately entered the home.

Man Drowns In Edgewater Creek. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department said a man was rushed to Anne Arundel Medical Center after being pulled unresponsive from a creek.Paramedics were called to a reported drowning at a waterfront home in the 3900 block of Whitemarsh Lane in Edgewater just after 2 p.m. Sunday.County fire officials said a man in his late 50s or early 60s was out of the water when medical crews arrived. Fire officials said it appears the man dove into the creek to retrieve a bag or some other item.After retrieving the bag, the man started to swim back to shore when he began showing signs of distress and went underwater for a what was described as a short period of time.

Officials: MD Could Lose AAA Credit Rating. As Wall Street braces for another topsy-turvy day in the wake of Standard and Poor’s credit downgrade, Maryland still retains its AAA bond status, but some are questioning how much longer that may stand.With Maryland’s proximity to the federal economy, the state may lose its AAA bond rating, too, according to Comptroller Peter Franchot.”We in Maryland have always paid attention to putting our fiscal house in order. We have a AAA bond rating that we’ve worked really hard for, but it’s probably going to be taken away, through no fault of our own,” Franchot told 11 News.

Longtime Raven, Mason, Signs With Jets. He weighed options, and 12 days after being cut by the Ravens, veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason has decided to sign a one-year contract with the New York Jets.On Twitter, Mason said “Jet fuel is full time to fly!!!!”He told ESPN in a published report, “I’m looking forward to working under (coach) Rex (Ryan) and rejoining some familiar faces.”Mason’s decision came hours after the Ravens wrapped up a public training camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday.

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