Regional Recap, September 20, 2013

| September 20, 2013
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Survey Finds Homework Help Difficult For Parents.  A national survey out this week finds that almost half of the nation’s parents admit they’re ones who need help. The results turned up in a survey conducted by the National Center for Family Literacy. The biggest concern among parents is that they don’t understand the subject matter. Parents said homework lessons are becoming a bit more difficult, even in those early grades. WBAL-TV 11 News conducted its own survey of sorts at an elementary school in Anne Arundel County.

Police Team Up To Enhance Truck Safety.  Police in Anne Arundel County teamed up Tuesday to conduct joint commercial vehicle safety inspections to keep unsafe vehicles off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Maryland highways. While the vast majority of tractor-trailers traveling Maryland roads are safe, some aren’t, and the Maryland Transportation Authority police and Anne Arundel County police conduct inspections to find flaws.

Motorists Beware: New Laws Coming On October 1st. The Maryland State Police wants to remind motorists of new traffic laws that take effect at the beginning of October. Effective Oct. 1, it is a primary offense for drivers to use hand-held cellphones while driving, expanding the ban on hand-held cellphones while driving. Police can pull drivers over without needing an unrelated violation in order to make the stop. Fines for first-time violators will increase from $40 to $75. Fines for a second violation will be $125 and $175 for a third or subsequent violation, police said.

Gun Buyers Claim Applications Illegally Processed. Maryland gun club and buyers spent the afternoon in court Thursday. They asked an Anne Arundel County judge to stop the state police, from using other agency employees to process gun applications. The judge denied the request for a temporary restraining order, but this doesn’t settle the complaint gun advocates are likely to pursue a preliminary injunction. Maryland gun clubs and those seeking to purchase fire arms contend the state police compromised gun owners’ personal information.

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