April 24, 2024
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Regional Recap, January 30, 2014


2 Alarm Fire Destroys Dunkirk Home.  A Dunkirk home was totally destroyed Tuesday in a two-alarm fire. Anne Arundel County firefighters were called to the two-story house in the 6200 block of McKendree Road around 2 p.m. to find flames shooting from the home. Nearly 50 firefighters from four counties worked to put out the fire, which took about two hours to get under control.

Rally-Goers Decry Common Core, Leaders Ask Questions. A handful of parents gathered on Lawyers Mall in Annapolis on Tuesday night for a demonstration against Common Core education standards as a public hearing with lawmakers and state education leaders on the subject was set to get underway. Anne Arundel County’s delegates called for the public hearing because they said they’ve been getting a lot of questions from constituents about Common Core, but before the hearing got started, a group of parents took the opportunity to express just how unhappy they were about the new standards.

Journal Reveals Mall Shooter Had Plan.  After more details were released, new questions are being raised about the circumstances leading to Saturday’s violence that killed two mall employees in Columbia. The victim who survived Saturday’s shooting was identified as 49-year-old Susan Kay Straumanis, of Hanover. She was shot in the foot after Zumiez employees Brianna Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, were shot and killed by 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar, police said.

BBB Warns Consumers Of ‘One Ring’ Phone Scam.  There’s a warning out about a scam involving “one ring” to your cellphone that results in unauthorized charges on your monthly wireless statement. The Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland said perpetrators program computers to send thousands of calls to random cellphone numbers, ring once and then disconnect. The scammers then hope you are curious enough about the call that you dial back.

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