Regional Recap, August 16, 2012

| August 16, 2012
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Pasadena Twins Accused Of Growing Pot At Home. Anne Arundel County police said they arrested twin brothers and charged them with drug-related offenses after discovering marijuana plants growing at a home. Detectives executed a search and seizure warrant at Nicholson Drive in Pasadena at 8:23 a.m. Thursday.

Deputy Fatally Shoots Pit Bull. Officials said a Harford County Sheriff’s deputy was forced to fatally shoot a pit bull in Edgewood. The Sheriff’s Office said it responded just before 5 p.m. in the 1400 block of St. Michael Court for two aggressive pit bulls seen walking around the court. A short time later, the sheriff’s office received another call from someone in the 1400 block of St. Michael Court reporting the dogs were jumping at their door. Officials said one dog was male and the other a female dog.

Shelters Expect Pit Bull Influx If Law Stands.  After state legislators failed to come to an agreement this week on how to overturn a ruling by Maryland’s highest court that declared pit bulls as inherently dangerous, shelters said they expect to see an influx of pit bulls being surrendered. The ruling holds pit bull owners and landlords liable for bites, but shelters said they, too, will see fallout.

New State Policy To Protect Student Athletes. It’s been three weeks since the State Board of Education added more teeth to a policy on brain injuries affecting high school athletes. It calls, in part, for state high school coaches, trainers and athletic directors to do a better job protecting students on the field. Schools are well aware of the new policy, and in places like Eastern Tech High School in Baltimore County, they’re wasting no time putting what’s on paper into action.

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