Regional Recap, November 24, 2011

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Editor’s Note: Unless there is some breaking news, Eye On Annapolis will be taking the day off today to spend time with our families! We wish all of our readers a wonderful Thanksgiving!

MD Trucking Company Leaves Sticky Mess In PA. Authorities are investigating a Maryland company after driveway sealant damaged an untold number of cars traveling in western Pennsylvania.The tar-like substance leaked on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, damaging countless vehicles and snarling traffic for a nearly 40-mile stretch from New Castle to Oakmont in the Pittsburgh area Tuesday night, leaving crews to clean a widespread mess.”Initially they were literally trying to plow this material off the roadway and they did that to a point, but most recently they’ve moved to just putting down sand,” Pennsylvania Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone told WBAL-TV 11’s sister station in Pittsburgh, WTAE.

Edgewater Sex Offender Charged After Approaching Boy. Police arrested a registered sex offender who they said approached a 14-year-old boy and offered him a ride at the boy’s bus stop last week.James Oliver, 62, of Edgewater, was charged with a probation violation after police said he approached the child on his way to school near May Lane and Monarch Drive in Edgewater on Thursday.

Report: MD Gained Jobs In October. New employment numbers show Maryland added 3,100 jobs last month.That brings the state’s unemployment rate for October down to 7.2 percent. It was at 7.4 percent in September.Estimates show private sector jobs made up 60 percent of net gains last month.Maryland’s unemployment rate is less than the national rate of 9 percent.

Occupy Baltimore Re-Applies For Park Permit.  Occupy Baltimore protesters are re-applying for a permit to remain in a downtown plaza where they have been living for two months.Group representatives submitted the application this week to continue a protest with 25 to 300 people in McKeldin Square through April in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.City officials did not approve the group’s October permit application.However, a draft copy of officials’ response states the city would allow two people to stay overnight as night watchmen in one tent in the plaza.

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