Regional Recap, December 27, 2011

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Turnpike Tar Claims Expected To Exceed 1 Million Dollars. The insurer of a trucking company whose tanker leaked sticky black goo onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike in November said in court filings that its $1 million policy likely won’t be enough to cover roughly 1,000 claims for damaged vehicles.That’s why Travelers Indemnity Co. wants to deposit $1 million into a bank account overseen by a federal judge in Pittsburgh to satisfy its policy covering Marino Transportation Services, also known as MTS Transport.

Day After Christmas Attracts Shoppers To The Malls. Shoppers were out early at Towson Town Center Monday morning. The mall opened early, at 8 a.m., to accommodate the after Christmas shopping rush.“I want to beat the crowd,” shopper Abi Olasimbo said. “I want to be in and out this morning. I want to beat the crowds and see if I can get the best deals this morning.”

Christmas Eve Powerball Ticket Sold In Maryland. Someone is millions of dollars richer after the jackpot-winning Powerball numbers matched a ticket sold in Maryland. Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett told WBALTV.com that the winning ticket for Saturday’s drawing was sold at Wesley’s Restaurant on Telegraph Road in Elkton, Cecil County. The retailer will receive a $25,000 commission for selling the winning ticket.

Family’s Home Burglarized On Christmas Eve. A modern-day Grinch swooped in and ruined Christmas for a Baltimore family.Tamika Williams-Atkinson and her family left their Edgewood Street home Saturday evening to attend a Christmas Eve dinner party. When they returned, according to 11 News reporter Nadia Ramdass, they immediately knew something was wrong.”The televisions were gone, the Xbox was gone, all of the gifts were gone,” Williams-Atkinson said.“Our home had been broken into. Our bedroom had been ransacked,” she said. “All of our kids’ Christmas gifts had been taken from underneath the tree except for one.”

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