Regional Recap, February 29, 2012

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Veterans License Plate Stirs Controversy In AnnapolisControversy is brewing in Annapolis over a license plate designed to honor U.S. military veterans. The license plate, similar to the Chesapeake Bay license, says “Maryland supports veterans.” The proceeds, according to 11 News reporter David Collins, would go to the Veterans Trust Fund. Collins said that for most people, a round of applause for returning military veterans doesn’t come close to really appreciating the debt owed to the men and women in service.

Gas Station Owner Petitions Against Gas Tax Hike.  A Maryland gas station owner is protesting the governor’s proposed gas tax hike with a petition drive, and it’s catching on.Keith Madsen owns Hess gas stations in Towson and Elkridge. He started collecting signatures from customers who are against the proposed tax increase three weeks ago.Madsen posted a sign outside of both of his stations advertising the drive. He said he currently has about 1,200 signatures at his Elkridge location and about 1,000 more at his station in Towson.

Hospital Guard Charged With Assault, Attempted Rape. A hospital security guard has been accused of attacking a patient in a stairwell. Kevin Porter, 47, is being held without bail at Central Booking, according to I-Team reporter Barry Simms.City police told 11 News that the victim made the allegations Feb. 20, a couple of days after the alleged assault.Porter, a security guard at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, has been charged with attempted rape, sex offense, assault and false imprisonment.

Are Take Home Cars For Housing Authority Necessary? The 11 News I-Team is questioning Baltimore housing officials to determine if all the take-home cars they provide to dozens of employees at taxpayers’ expense are really necessary.The issue came to light when the Baltimore Housing Authority was about to have some of its vehicles repossessed to pay lead paint judgments.

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