Regional Recap, February 11, 2013

| February 11, 2013
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Shuttle Bus Crash Delays Light Rail Near Airport. An accident Sunday trapped the driver of a Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport shuttle bus for about 30 minutes, and it’s causing light rail service delays during the Monday morning commute. Anne Arundel fire crews were dispatched at 6:30 a.m. Sunday after getting word that a bus with two passengers on it struck a pole that supports wires that power the light rail tracks at Route 170 and Terminal Road in Linthicum.

Pope Benedict To Resign February 28th. The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month “because of advanced age.” It’s the first time a pope has resigned in nearly 600 years. ”Strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me,” the pope said, according to the Vatican.

Teen Charged With Murder In Baby Sister’s Death. A 14-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with murder in the death of his infant sister. Montgomery County police said 14-year-old Jonathan Aguiluc beat and suffocated 7-month-old Larissa Yanes inside a Silver Spring apartment. Police said the girl’s mother had left the baby in the care of the teenager while she worked an overnight shift on Thursday. Police said the mother found the girl unresponsive Friday morning and took her to a hospital, where the infant was pronounced dead.

BGE Crews Head To Connecticut To Help With Power Restoration. Baltimore Gas and Electric crews headed to New England Friday to help with the  estimated 650,000 residents without power at the peak of this week’s massive snowstorm. ”We sent about 40 of our contract personnel up to Connecticut as part of the New England Mutual Aid Assistance Network,” said BGE spokeswoman Rachel Lighty.

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