Local Leads: 3/22/2010

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Monday, Mar 22, 2010  |  Updated 1:53 PM EDT
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Local Leads: Fatal ATV Accident, Airport Body Scanners

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

FREDERICK ATV FATAL
A four-year-old boy died from injures he sustained in an ATV crash on his family’s property in the 6700 block of Burkittsville Road in Middletown, Md., according to the Frederick County Bureau of Investigations. The boy, whose name was not released Sunday night, died Sunday morning, said Cpl. Jennifer Bailey. The crash took place about 7 p.m. Saturday. He was being treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. (Frederick News Post)

FAIRFAX TEEN DEATH
A 16-year-old boy was found dead in a Fairfax County park, and police say it was a gang-related homicide. Police on Sunday identified the boy as Christian Perez, of Lorton, Va. His body was found Friday afternoon in Woodlawn Park, in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. Police say the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. (Washington Post

AIRPORT BODY SCANNERS
Spring break means getting away from it all. But if your getaway is by air, be prepared to spend some extra time at the airport. The Transportation Security Administration has stepped up its efforts to beef up security by using pat-downs and hand swabbing, as well as full body scanners. (wtop.com)

iApp CLASS
Most professors disapprove of students using their cell phones in class. Some require it. As part of a new computer science course introduced this semester, students create applications for the iPhone and other smartphones that could become available for the entire campus community. But it's much more than a simple iPhone application tutorial, said professor Adam Porter; it’s about exploring the limits of mobile platforms. (Diamondback)  
 
WILD LANDING
A mishap with landing gear caused an Annapolis pilot to make an unusual landing at Lee Airport in Edgewater yesterday afternoon. Dr. Bill Finagin, a retired dentist, was not injured when his landing gear failed as his Piper Lance coasted to a stop on the runway shortly after 4 p.m. (The Capital)

ONE HOT DOG!
Little Nellie Tucci always draws a crowd. Just like on Saturday, at soccer practice in Spotsylvania County, children and adults gathered around Nellie as soon as she appeared on the field. They asked her "mother," Lisa Cover-Tucci, if they could pet Nellie and rub her little ears. (Fredericksburg.com)

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