Regional Recap, October 18, 2013

| October 18, 2013
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AA County Schools Offer Diversity Training.  Anne Arundel County school officials said they’re open to doing more diversity training for teachers and administrators. The remarks came one week after concerns were raised about a racially-biased test given to students at Arundel High School. The test, filled with stereotypes directed toward African Americans, was called a mistake by school officials. This weekend the district is holding its first diversity workshop for parents, which was already planned and now, may now be expanded.

Police: Smash And Grab Thieves Targeting Women. Howard County police are warning women to protect their purses in parked cars from smash-and-grab thieves. The warning comes after police said they received four reports Wednesday of car windows being smashed in parking lots where purses were left in vehicles. Police said the cases appear to be part of an ongoing trend throughout the region and up and down the East Coast.

Facebook Changes Privacy Settings For Teens. Facebook is relaxing its rules for teenagers. The 13- to 17-year-old set now has the option to share photos, updates and comments with the general public on Facebook. That means strangers, and companies collecting data for advertisers and marketing companies, will be able to see select posts. Teenagers will also be able to turn on the Follow feature for their profiles, which would allow anyone they’re not friends with to see their public posts in the main news feed.

County Police probe Stabbing, Body Found At Light Rail.  Baltimore County police said they’re investigating a stabbing in one part of the county and the discovery of a body in another. Detectives said the stabbing happened after a fight in the 1300 block of Halstead Road in Parkville just before 1 a.m. Thursday. Officials said the victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There’s no word yet on that person’s identity or what led to the fight
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