Anne Arundel Authorities Investigate Drowning In Orchard Beach. An investigation is under way in Anne Arundel County after a 20-year-old man drowned.Fire and rescue crews responded to the shores of Orchard Beach shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.The victim reportedly jumped off a pier and never surfaced, police said.Rescue crews discovered the man’s body after searching for hours.The man has not yet been identified.
‘It’s A Manual:’ Linthicum Carjackers Give Up, Can’t Drive Car. A man evaded a carjacking early Tuesday morning because the assailants couldn’t drive his car, police said.Police in Anne Arundel County said two men pulled a handgun and tried to carjack a man at the Uppy’s Exxon station in the 400 block of Camp Meade Road in Linthicum shortly before 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.Police officers and K-9 units searched the area but could not find the men.One of the assailants was described as a black man in his 20s who is about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs between 150 and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark pants, a long-sleeve shirt with white-and-black stripes and black pantyhose material covering his face.
New Designer Drug Use On Rise In Maryland. Drug agents in Maryland are seizing bath salts — but the drug has nothing to do with taking a bath.Agents recently raided a warehouse in Howard County, where they seized the latest designer drug to hit the state — and it’s perfectly legal.A former addict in his 20s told WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter Mindy Basara he believes authorities need to take action to save lives.”What I went through I would never wish upon anyone,” said the man, who asked to have his face and name concealed. For the purposes of this report, the I-Team is identifying the man as Ben.
MD Seeks Model To Reward Teachers, Principals. A proposal to pay teachers and principals based on their performance is back on the table in Maryland.11 News education reporter Tim Tooten said the state is trying to create a performance pay model to have on hand for local school districts. Tooten said it’s still a hot national topic and is back on the front-burner in Maryland because states now receiving federal dollars agreed to revisit the issue — with no strings attached.Maryland has assigned a work group to come with a model that would benefit local school districts who want to use it to reward their teachers and principals.