Regional Recap, February 17, 2012

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Woman Pinned Against Tree By Own Van.  A 57-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when she tried to stop her van from drifting into another person’s yard.Police said the incident occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Central Lane in Gambrills. The woman got out of her 2006 Ford Windstar and was walking toward her mailbox when she realized the van was moving.”At that time, realizing the van was still in drive, she attempted to enter the driver’s door of the van while it was still in motion,” police said in a news release.

Brad Paisley Helps MD Food Bank With Donations. The shelves are pretty bare this time of year at the Maryland Food Bank.As the need for food continues to grow, there’s now an easier way to donate — online, through a virtual food drive.”You go online; you order cases of food at wholesale prices,” said Deborah Flateman, CEO of the Maryland Food Bank. “Your money goes so far and it helps us tremendously.” Country singer Brad Paisley is also helping with donations this spring. Paisley will perform with the Band Perry at the 1st Mariner Arena on March 1, and Paisley is asking folks to donate online for a chance to win tickets to his show.

DNR Seeks Increase In Boating Fees. Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources is seeking an increase in boating fees, which the department said are falling short of the costs of its programs.Boaters who currently pay $24 every two years to register their vessels would see those fees increased depending on the size of their boats.Under a bill before state lawmakers in Annapolis, owners of boats smaller than 16 feet would pay $50, and those between 16 and 32 feet would cost $125.

Former Ravens Player Arrested Again. Former Baltimore Ravens player Jermaine Edward Lewis was arrested Thursday morning after a traffic stop in Upperco, Baltimore County. County police said an officer on routine patrol in the area of Hanover Pike and Mount Gilead Road saw a white Dodge Charger with an unrestrained child in the front seat just before 10 a.m. The officer in the case identified Lewis as the driver.

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