Local Leads: 2/11/11

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

    CLARKSBURG GROWS 650 PERCENT!
    Baltimore Sun:  "Drive along Snowden Farm Parkway in Clarksburg and you can catch a glimpse of two completely different worlds. On one side, a landscape of narrow roads snaking their way around rolling hills, still snow-covered and dotted with farm equipment and red barns. But across the road, the bucolic scene gives way abruptly to rows of half-finished town homes and handsome brick-and-stone multistory houses, packed tightly together and abutting Little Bennett Elementary School."

    PEPCO WAITED UNTIL MORNING FOR EXTRA HELP
    Washington Examiner: " Pepco officials are standing by their decision to wait until the morning after a late January storm to seek additional help after already knowing they were short-handed. The utility company has been whipped by politicians since the Jan. 26 blast of heavy, wet snow that left more than 200,000 Pepco customers without power, some for as long as five days. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called out the company's failings in his State of the State address, and other elected officials have piled on with their outrage."

    JUDGE TO COPS, "PAY UP"
    wtop.com: " Some local police officers who contested tickets they received from speed cameras have now been told to pay up. The case involves four Montgomery County Police officers caught speeding while on duty in 2008. At the time, the cars were caught on camera without emergency lights and sirens running. A police department review found the officers were not responding to official police calls."