Local Leads: 03/15/10

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

    FLOODING
    Flood waters are receding across western Maryland but some roads and sections of the C&O Canal National Historical Park remain closed. The National Weather Service says the Potomac River crested at Point of Rocks at 3:15 a.m. Monday at 25.5 feet, or 9.5 feet above flood stage. (AP/Frederick News Post)

    DC CAR INSPECTIONS BACK?
    D.C. Councilman Jim Graham is considering introducing emergency legislation that would resume mandatory safety inspections for vehicles in the District after photographs of hazardously damaged cars were brought to his attention. (Examiner) 

    ARENAS: "I DESERVE TO BE PUNISHED"
    Gilbert Arenas says he deserves to be punished for bringing guns to the locker room. The suspended Washington Wizards guard told Esquire magazine that he wasn't using "longevity thinking" when he took out four guns in what he says was an attempt to play a prank on teammate Javaris Crittenton in December.(Baltimore Sun)

    GREEN BEER RACES
    They may have looked like harried waiters, but the runners in yesterday's Green Beer Races had only one objective: Get to the finish line without spilling too much green Miller Lite. At the annual Green Beer Fest hosted by the Eastport Democratic Club, the team Paddy O'Furniture edged out the competition to take home the gold medals in the rainy but festive relay event. (The Capital)

    McD's GOING GREEN
    Two McDonald’s restaurants in Fairfax County could be torn down and rebuilt with green features. The Fairfax County Planning Commission signed off on the fast food giant’s proposals this week. (Washington Business Journal)