Regional Recap, February 23, 2012

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George Huguely Found Guilty In Yeardley Love’s Murder. George Huguely, a former lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, faces 26 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the May 2010 slaying of Cockeysville native Yeardley Love, who also played lacrosse at the school. WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Lowell Melser said the jury deliberated for about nine hours without taking a break before handing down a verdict shortly before 7 p.m.

Schools Expanding To Meet Kindergarten NeedsGrowing pains are leading to great rewards for students at a local elementary school.11 News education reporter Tim Tooten said it’s been almost four years since Maryland schools were told to offer all-day kindergarten for the state’s 5-year-olds. Tooten said local school districts — already running short on space — started to build. It’s a work in progress in places like Anne Arundel County.

Table Games At Slot Parlors? Bill Under Consideration. Table games could soon come to a slots parlor near you.11 News reporter David Collins said bills paving the way for poker and other Las Vegas style entertainment are making their way through the General Assembly. Collins said momentum is growing to allow slots parlors to offer table games. But there’s also a wild-card.There’s a push to get slots in Prince George’s County, and a sixth location could take gamblers away from Anne Arundel and Baltimore City.Collins said stake holders are still waiting for the big payout from the legislative gamble to legalize slots. He did say that January figures show slots revenues are up 3 percent over December.

Senate Postpones Gay Marriage Debate. The Maryland state Senate has postponed debate on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s same sex marriage bill until Thursday.11 News reporter David Collins said a number of the members want more time to draw up amendments to the legislation. Collins said Senate President Mike Miller, who opposes same sex marriage, doesn’t anticipate any votes have changed since last year when it passed 25-21.Senate staff and every member anticipated a free ranging and robust debate over the governor’s same sex marriage bill, Collins said Wednesday.

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