Regional Recap, February 6, 2013

| February 6, 2013
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Teen Charged With Raping Girl At High School. Howard County police have charged a 17-year-old high school student with raping a fellow student. Police said DeShawn Rasheed Jones, of Columbia, will be charged as an adult with raping a 14-year-old girl. The girl told police that Jones approached her in the hallway of Wilde Lake High School on Monday and asked her to cut class with him. She said the two walked around school until Jones pulled her into an unused room, blocked the door and wouldn’t let her leave.

Ravens Fans Celebrate In Super Bowl Victory Parade. The Baltimore Ravens greeted hundreds of thousands of fans, who lined the streets and the stadium, in a celebratory parade through the city Tuesday after winning Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. The parade was scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. at City Hall, but it was delayed to about 11:30 a.m. The mayor’s Office of Emergency Management said the delay was needed to ensure the safe assembly of the Ravens team members at M&T Bank Stadium.

Postal Service To Cut Saturday Mail. The U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering first-class mail on Saturdays beginning later this summer, CBS News and The Associated Press reported.  The plan only affects first-class mail; mail-order medicines, packages and priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, CBS News reported. The cut is expected to mean a savings of about $2 billion annually, according to the AP.

Report Forecasts Financial Ruin For Baltimore In 10 Years. The Baltimore city government is on a path to financial ruin and must enact major reforms stave off bankruptcy, according to a 10-year forecast the city commissioned from an outside firm. The forecast, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release to the public and the City Council on Wednesday, shows that the city will accumulate $745 million in budget deficits over the next decade because of a widening gap between projected revenues and expenditures.

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