Regional Recap, October 6, 2011

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Troopers: Speeding Driver Killed On Route 100. Authorities said a man died after speeding and driving erratically on Route 100 in Anne Arundel County on Wednesday afternoon.Maryland state troopers said the man refused to stop and moments later was fatally injured when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree.Troopers said a blue 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck was swerving back and forth within the travel lane. Justin Fohs, the trooper who was stationed in the area, said he could see the driver rapidly moving his steering wheel back and forth, causing the truck to swerve. The trooper measured the truck’s speed with his radar unit at 82 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Forecast: ‘Front Loaded’ Winter Possible.  This winter, expect a “front loaded” season, with cold and snow starting in earnest in the early part of the winter, but letting up by mid- to late winter. That’s the prediction from Accuweather, which offered up a picture that includes what’s expected to be average or slightly above normal snow totals south and east of the mountains from Virginia to Maine. What that might mean for Baltimore and other big cities in the Boston-to-Washington corridor is an active start to the winter season from December through January for the metropolitan areas along the Interstate 95 corridor.

Former SHA Employee Accused OF Stealing $23K. A former State Highway Administration worker has been charged with felony theft after prosecutors said he wrote $23,000 in checks to himself over a 10-month period.The Attorney General’s Office announced the charges against Joseph Miklochik, 53, of Baltimore, on Wednesday.Miklochik was in charge of overseeing the operating account of the SHA’s Office of Real Estate’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference from Jan. 16, 2009, to Nov. 25, 2009.Police said during that time, he pocketed more than $23,000 by writing checks to himself and putting the money toward personal use.

President Declares Disaster For MD After Tropical Storm Lee. The president has declared a major disaster for Maryland related to the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.Issued Wednesday, the declaration will provide federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee from Sept. 6 to Sept. 9. Lee dropped 20 inches of rain on the area, causing rivers to rise to their highest levels in nearly 40 years.

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