Local Leads: 4/02/10

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By Carlos Martinez
|  Friday, Apr 2, 2010  |  Updated 2:30 PM EDT
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Local Leads: Immigrants, Poisoning Dad and Marrying Cousins

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Metro Officials Wait to Announce Rapes

There have been four rapes on Metro property this year, up from one last year, but unlike assaults reported elsewhere in the Washington area, at least two of the crimes were not immediately made public. Metro officials gave differing accounts of why the public was not informed about the crimes. Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said on Tuesday that the police deliberately withheld information on two assaults that occurred in the parking garage of Largo Town Center in February as they searched for suspects. (Washington Post)

Montgomery Co. Welcomes Illegals Immigrants

Montgomery County is opening its doors to illegal immigrants as its neighbors around the Washington region crack down on them.  While counties across the area are slamming their doors shut to illegals through federal enforcement, Montgomery County's communication with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials is limited to a weekly fax of names. And now the county is fighting an effort to crack down statewide. (Washington Examiner)

 

 

Md. Delegate to Drop Cousin Marriage Bill

A Maryland delegate who sought to ban marriage between first cousins says he won't push the bill this year. Delegate Henry Heller, D-Montgomery, said Thursday that some state lawmakers had concerns that his bill would lead to a debate over gay marriage. He said he agreed to drop the matter because he didn't want to put colleagues in jeopardy in an election year.(AP/WTOP)

Police: Girl Tried to Poison Dad

Prince William County police have charged a Lake Ridge girl with trying to poison her father. Police said it happened March 26 about 2 a.m. in the 2000 block of Mayflower Drive, when an argument broke out between a 17-year-old girl and her dad. Prince William police spokeswoman Erika Hernandez said officers discovered that household cleaner had been poured into a bottle of fruit punch and put back in the refrigerator. (InsideNoVa.com)

Fairfax Woman Links the Delicious, the Divine

Petite, energetic Sue Hardman of Fairfax has set about teaching the basic tenets of Christianity in an unusual way: through cooking classes. The founder of Gospel Gourmet, Hardman -- who is assistant rector of the Anglican Church Christ the Redeemer in Centreville -- is well qualified to pass along Bible teachings and gospel lessons. "I've always been involved in the church. Back in 1994, I was teaching Bible study to women," she says. "After all, God is in everything in life." (Fairfax Times)

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