Regional Recap, January 13, 2012

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Scarlett Fever Reported In Baltimore City Elementary School. City health officials are asking parents to monitor their children for symptoms of scarlet fever after multiple cases were confirmed at George Washington Elementary School in southwest Baltimore.Scarlet fever is caused by the same bacteria that causes strep throat, and it’s highly contagious, according to health experts. As a result, the Baltimore Health Department sent home a letter to alert parents at George Washington, where three students from the same class reportedly have scarlet fever.

O’Malley Pushes ‘Rental Housing Works’ Initiative. Gov. Martin O’Malley is rolling out a jobs program that also makes new housing affordable for low income families.11 News reporter David Collins said the governor is doubling funding for the rental housing initiative — a plan designed to close the gap of affordable housing while putting 1,100 people back to work.

Code Blue Alert For Today. Baltimore City officials have activated a Code Blue alert for Friday due to a big drop in temperatures.With the wind chill, temperatures are expected to go down into the teens and 20s. The Code Blue declaration means that emergency shelters in the city will keep extended hours and emergency workers will check up on vulnerable residents.

Fans Left Frustrated, Empty Handed After Tickets Sell Out.  It was the hottest ticket in town — for 14 minutes.Tickets to Sunday’s NFL playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans sold out almost instantly when they were put on sale last week. -Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller said fans are complaining that they were muscled out by brokers and scalpers.WBAL-TV has heard from quite a few viewers disappointed they came away empty-handed from the Jan. 3 public sale of tickets. Miller also said fans buying tickets now should be careful — some of the ones being sold are fake.

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