Regional Recap, August 8, 2012

| August 8, 2012
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Arnold Native Barely Misses Bronze Medal. It came down to a near photo finish for local Olympic runner Matthew Centrowitz on Tuesday as the Arnold native just missed winning bronze, coming in fourth in the 1,500-meter track and field final, but his mother told 11 News she’s still proud. Beverly Centrowitz told 11 News she was clutching the American flag the whole time, jumping up and down and celebrating in the stands. Her son’s battle for bronze came down to just .04 of a second.

Human Head Found In Pasadena. Anne Arundel County police said a partly decomposed human head was found behind a Pasadena shopping center. Officers were called to a wooded area behind the Ollie’s Discount Store in the 8100 block of Ritchie Highway in Pasadena at 2:47 p.m. Monday. A person told police he was walking into the wood line when he discovered what appeared to be a human skull.

Scam Lists Houses For Rent At A Steal.  Searching the Internet to find a home provides convenience, but that dream-of-a-deal listing that looks legitimate may have been hijacked. Effie Fusco and her husband have a 2-year-old and they’re expecting another, so the couple is searching for a spacious home. Fusco’s mother-in-law in Austin, Texas, found an online listing for a house in Annapolis.

Anne Arundel County Schools Begin Background Checks On New Employees.  School officials in Anne Arundel County have added a new policy to ensure student safety. Prospective employees must pass a criminal background check before they are hired. School officials have said that when it comes to student safety, nothing is off limits. For applicants, the new requirement, which includes fingerprinting, may the last and most important step they’ll take, said 11 News Education reporter Tim Tooten.

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