Regional Recap, September 19, 2011

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Man Injured In Anne Arundel County Fireplace Explosion.  An Anne Arundel County man was rushed to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on Saturday after an explosion that fire officials said happened when the man tried to light a fire with gasoline.Paramedics and firefighters were called to a home in the 100 block of Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn Park at about 7:15 p.m.The 41-year-old victim was taken to Bayview with life-threatening second- and third-degree burns to his lower extremities.”What happened with this gentleman could easily happen to someone else,” said Capt. James Rostek of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Police Investigate Route 50 Shooting. Maryland State Police are looking for a vehicle and culprits who are believed to have fired shots at a car on Route 50 in Prince George’s County early Sunday.Three men, two of whom are 24 and one who is 22, were victims in the assault. None of the men were hit by the gunfire, police said.The suspect vehicle was described only as a 1990’s green Chevrolet Malibu.There were multiple suspects in the Malibu, but the only description given was for one person in the backseat. He was described only as a black man with light complexion.

Anne Arundel County Will Not Receive FEMA Aid For Storm.  As Maryland struggles with the staggering economic toll inflicted by Hurricane Irene, the federal government has stepped in to help.President Barack Obama declared Maryland a major disaster area, making millions of dollars in federal aid available for the state and 13 counties that are still recovering from the storm.However, one local jurisdiction that was hit hard by the storm was left off the list, said WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Sheldon Dutes. The Federal Emergency Management Administration ruled Friday that Anne Arundel County did not meet the threshold.”For counties, the damage has to amount to at least $3.27 per capita to be eligible for assistance,” said FEMA’s Marybeth O’Leary.Although a specific dollar amount has not been set, the counties will be reimbursed for storm-related repairs. “It’s not like a pot of money is given to a state or county. It’s given project by project,” said O’Leary.

UMD Students Fearful After Sex Assaults Prince George’s County Police continue to investigate two sexual assault attacks near the University of Maryland-College Park campus.Two of the attacks were being investigated as fourth-degree sex offenses. The women woke up to a stranger fondling them in their beds, according to authorities. One incident occurred in an apartment building complex and the other in the 4700 block of College Avenue. Police said they were also investigating a potential third assault attempt on Rhode Island Avenue, WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Sheldon Dutes said.

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