Regional Recap, September 26, 2011

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Authorities In Anne Arundel County Capture A Pig. Anne Arundel County authorities have caught up with one of two pot-bellied pigs who recently took up residence at an office park near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Linthicum. Animal Control Administrator Robin Small said the pig — a 26-pound female — was captured with a net on Thursday evening, The Baltimore Sun reported. Small said officials will continue their efforts to capture the second pig, which is thought to be a male of similar size.

Police: Carjacking Suspect Drove Stolen Car. A man driving a stolen car involved in a hit-and-run Saturday afternoon near Arundel Mill Mall tried to carjack another victim, police said.Gregory Allen Lassiter, 19, of Baltimore, was arrested Saturday on charges of driving under the influence, theft, traffic offenses, attempted carjacking, stolen auto and marijuana possession, according to Anne Arundel County police.County police officers were called to Arundel Mills Boulevard near the entrance ramp to westbound Route 100 Saturday shortly before 12:30 p.m., when a hit-and-run incident was reported.

Man Struck, Killed In Glen Burnie.  A man was struck and killed in Glen Burnie early Sunday morning, police in Anne Arundel County said.The man, whose identity was not immediately known, was struck at the intersection of Furnace Branch and South Meadow roads at about 3:30 a.m.A preliminary investigation indicates the victim was walking in the shoulder of Furnace Branch Road when he attempted to cross the street as a 22-year-old driver approached. Police said the driver stopped and called 911.Police said a preliminary investigation indicates speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash, but pedestrian error may be the cause.

Baltimore Sun To Start Charging For Website AccessA memo circulated at The Baltimore Sun indicates the paper will soon charge a fee for access to its content. The memo penned by Sun publisher Tim Ryan was posted Friday evening online at The Poynter Institute, a training resource for journalists. The Sun published a report Saturday announcing the paywall.According to the memo, the paywall will take effect Oct. 10 at a reduced rate of 99 cents for the first four weeks, after which the fee will increase to $2.49 per week or almost $50 for half a year. Print subscribers would be offered a reduced rate of almost $30 per year. (Editor’s note: Eye On Annapolis is still free and have no plans to charge!)

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