Local Leads: 11/23/10

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Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010  |  Updated 12:30 PM EDT
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Local Leads: A Louder Montgomery County?

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The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

COULD GET A BIT LOUDER
Gazette: "Montgomery County could soon get a little louder as the County Council is expected to vote next week on a bill allowing some music venues to exceed noise restriction laws. The proposal, requested by the Strathmore Music Foundation in March in hopes of preserving its outdoor concert series, would set different noise level standards for seasonal arts and entertainment areas, including downtown Silver Spring and Bethesda."

SERIAL BANK ROBBER STRIKES AGAIN
Loudoun Times: "Police said Nov. 22 they think a serial bank robber in the region has struck again – this time on Nov. 20 at the Wachovia Bank in Community Plaza in Sterling.This makes five bank robberies total, spanning from Winchester to Great Falls, with two of them in Loudoun County. The FBI has been involved with the case since the fourth heist, which happened Nov. 4 in Winchester. In the latest robbery at the Wachovia in Sterling, a man walked into the bank shortly before 9:45 a.m., implied that he had a weapon and demanded cash from a teller, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell said."

MARYLAND ADDS JOBS
Baltimore Sun: " Maryland employers added 5,900 jobs in October, growth that came from the private sector, the federal government said today. The unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, according to preliminary calculations. That's also what the U.S. Department of Labor now says the rate was in September, better than it originally thought."

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