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Maryland State News: Plane Crash, Water Crisis Averted, Baltimore Getting Fatter?

Top headlines from around the state of Maryland this past week.

A plane crashed into a trailer home in Maryland City, just outside of Laurel. Photo Credit: Laurel Patch.
A plane crashed into a trailer home in Maryland City, just outside of Laurel. Photo Credit: Laurel Patch.

Small Plane Crashes in Anne Arundel County

The plane crashed into a trailer home in Maryland City, MD, just outside of Laurel. Read more on Laurel Patch.

Crash Witness: 'I Said, That Plane's Going Down'

Maryland City residents talk about what they heard when a small plane crashed into an Anne Arundel County home. Read more on Laurel Patch.

Takoma Park’s Thomas Perez Confirmed as U.S. Labor Secretary

Thomas E. Perez, a former Montgomery County councilman, was confirmed as United States Labor Secretary Thursday afternoon by a 54-46 Senate vote. Read more on Takoma Park Patch.

Van Crashes Into Perry Hall Home

Speaking of collisions with houses, a man was injured after he crashed a red van into a Perry Hall home. Read more on Perry Hall Patch.

“Water Crisis” Averted in Prince George’s, but Restrictions Continue

The repairs could still take up to five days. Read more on Upper Marlboro Patch. Read more on Upper Marlboro Patch.

Watch Trayvon Martin Rally Walk Streets of Annapolis

A protest in downtown Annapolis spoke of injustice in the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict Tuesday. Read more on Annapolis Patch.

Takoma Park's Mizeur: ‘I’m Running for Governor Because I Love This State’

Del. Heather Mizeur, a Democrat from Takoma Park became the third candidate to formally announce intentions to run for Maryland governor in 2014. Read more on Takoma Park Patch.

Police: Rockville Doctor Died of Asphyxiation

Chandrasekhar Korapati, 50, was found dead on Thursday, July 11, at his home. His death was ruled a homicide. Read more on Rockville Patch.

WikiLeaks Truck Artist in Columbia Area Working on Bradley Manning Graphic Novel

Clark Stoeckley, a 30-year-old artist from Newark, NJ, created the "WikiLeaks Top Secret Mobile Collection Unit" two and a half years ago to act as a billboard for the leaks website, but also as a prank. Now he's working on a graphic novel about the Bradley Manning trial. Read more on Columbia Patch.

Walter Reed Doctor Releases Debut CD Album

For Shari Hall, a doctor who lives in Chevy Chase, MD, debuting her first CD album—Perfect Love—in Bethesda on Saturday will be a dream come true. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

Young Chevy Chase Resident Creates Healthy Recipe, Dines at White House

Emma Scielzo, 10, was a winner in the White House’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

Baltimore County Police Identify Homicide Victim

Baltimore County police have released the name of a man found dead inside an overturned car in Towson. Read more on Towson Patch.

Police Make Arrest in 3rd Cell Phone Snatching in 2 Weeks

Baltimore County police have charged a Parkville man with attempting to snatch a cell phone from the hands of a shopper—the third such incident in two weeks, officials said. Read more on Parkville Patch.

Cardin Calls for Federal Investigation Into Trayvon Martin Shooting

The Maryland senator said federal agencies should focus on whether the teen was a victim of racial profiling and if his civil rights were violated. Read more on Towson Patch.

Police: Head-On Collision with Bus Killed Man in Woodlawn

Kirby Alexander Cooper Sr. is the man who died in the evening rush-hour collision at Woodlawn and Parallel Drives, police say. Read more on Catonsville Patch.

Middle River's Long Repeats ESPY Awards Win

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long received the 2013 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability. It is her third ESPY win since 2007. Read more on Essex-Middle River Patch.

Baltimore County Is Still Getting Fatter—Just at a Slower Rate

Obesity is responsible for more than 300,000 U.S. deaths annually. Find out how fat Baltimore County is. Read more on North Baltimore Patch.

Man Points Gun at Drivers in Rosedale, Dunfield

PERRY HALL—Baltimore County police are investigating two bizarre cases of a man pointing a gun at drivers in Rosedale and the Dunfield area. Read more on Perry Hall Patch.

Baltimore County Republicans vs. Democrats on the Environment: Who Wins?

Grades are in on environmental votes cast by 29 state senators and delegates from Baltimore County. Read mo on Owings Mills Patch.

Report: Kayaker Drowned while Prepping for Great Falls Race

Shannon Christy, 23, of South Carolina, drowned last week while prepping for a race down the Potomac River. Read more on Potomac Patch.

Report: Darnestown Man Sues County Officials Over 2011 Fire

A man living on the border of Darnestown and Gaithersburg has sued the Montgomery County Executive and two fire and rescue officials over information about a 2011 fire that damaged his and his neighbor’s property. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.

Prosecutors: Woman Stole from, Punched Elderly Tenant

The Upper Marlboro woman faces theft and assault charges.Read More on Upper Marlboro Patch.

9-year-old Boy Hit by Car Dies

The deceased boy has been identified as 9-year-old Jahbari Jawon Howe of Bowie. Read more on Bowie Patch.

OffBroadway Shoes Steps Into Bowie Town Center

The warehouse shoe retailer is relocating this fall, but staying in Bowie. Read more on Bowie Patch.

Police Charge 2 After Bank Robbery, Car Chase and Crash

Police arrested a pair from Fort Washington in connection with a robbery of a PNC Bank in Glen Burnie on Wednesday. Read more on Glen Burnie Patch.

Councilman Smith Will Not Resign Pending Court Ruling

Anne Arundel County Councilman Peter Smith will continue as District 1's representative despite a court ruling that his predecessor, Daryl Jones, was removed "improperly." Read more on Odenton-Severn Patch.

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