Local Leads: 3/3/11

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Thursday, Mar 3, 2011  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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Local Leads: Gas Prices Skyrocket

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

PAIN AT THE PUMP
Washington Examiner: "Gasoline prices rose as much as 22 cents in the Washington area last week, as prices nationwide posted the biggest weekly increase in the last five years. Drivers are paying the price at the pump, heading into what could be a record-setting summer for gasoline costs."

NEWSPAPERS STOLEN?
Baltimore Sun: "Daniel Gross had cracked the story of mysterious resignations among student staff at a Towson University dormitory, and, truth be told, he felt pretty good about his work. The student journalist's pride quickly turned to frustration, however, when thousands of newspapers containing his article went missing from racks around campus. Three weeks later, Gross still wants to know who stole the estimated 3,000 editions of the Towerlight, and he says university police are dragging their feet in giving him answers."

GAS LEAK AT PICKETT ROAD TANK FARM?
Fairfax Connection: " More than 800 gallons of an unidentified petroleum product have been recovered in the past week from a drain at the Pickett Road Tank Farm.  It’s the latest incident in a series of recent spills, leaks and accidents that have local residents and political leaders again demanding the permanent closing of the industrial site, which stores nearly 1 million gallons of petroleum on a 90-acre farm located on the eastern border of the City of Fairfax." 

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