Local Leads: 2/9/11

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011  |  Updated 9:15 AM EDT
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Local Leads: More Poached Fish

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

CARTS COMING TO OLD TOWN
Alexandria Gazette Packet: " This spring, Market Square will become a lot tastier. From April to October, the space around the fountain will become home to eight vendor carts that will sell food and beverages. The city has already selected five vendors to serve a range of lunch offerings and coffees: Bread and Chocolate, Columbia Firehouse, Fontaine, the Union Street Public House and Grape and Bean."

MORE POACHED FISH
Baltimore Sun: "Natural Resources Police patrol boats Monday found two more illegal fishing nets in the waters south of Kent Island and seized another half-ton of striped bass. The agency also announced that the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the poachers who have netted more than 10 tons of fish has increased to $10,000. The first net was hauled out at 2 p.m. near Poplar Island. The 600-yard net, which officers estimated to be in the water since last year, contained "a couple of rockfish that were released alive and 200 to 300 horseshoe crabs," said Sgt. Art Windemuth, NRP spokesman." 

GLITCH PREVENTS CELL PHONE CALLS TO 911
Gazette: "Montgomery County officials say they are still investigating why a Silver Spring family was unable to get through to 911 as their home burned to the ground Jan. 26. During a meeting with the County Council on Tuesday in Rockville, officials said the blame rested with Verizon, the utility that provides service to the county's emergency dispatch center."

OOPS
wtop.com/New York Times: "If you're on a crowded airplane, and hear banging on the floor, and some screams for help, would you think you were imagining things?  On a US Airways flight from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Monday, passengers alerted a flight attendant to the thumping and screaming." 

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