Local Leads: 4/22/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Thursday, Apr 22, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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LOCAL AIR MARSHAL ARRESTED FOR RAPE
A federal air marshal from Herndon has been charged with raping a woman at gunpoint. Lecheton "Omar" Settles of the 13000 block of Fox Hunt Lane in Herndon was charged with first-degree rape April 17 by the King County Sheriff's Dept. in Washington state, according to court documents filed April 19 in King County, Washington,. (Fairfax Times)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CARBON TAX
Montgomery County Councilman Roger Berliner plans to announce Thursday aproposed bill to impose a carbon tax on the county's highest emitters of carbon dioxide in what he said was the first such local initiative of its kind. (Washington Business Journal
 
METROBUS DRIVER FIRED AFTER ROAD AGE INCIDENT
Metro on Wednesday fired a Metrobus driver who was arrested earlier this month after allegedly displaying a knife to a motorist while operating his bus, the latest transit driver let go after reports of misconduct. (Examiner)  

MARYLAND LAWMAKER INVESTIGATED
The state prosecutor has been asked to investigate whether a powerful Maryland lawmaker improperly used his campaign account for personal purchases and other expenses unrelated to his candidacy. The Maryland Board of Elections requested an investigation of Sen. Ulysses Currie, a Prince George's County Democrat who chairs the Budget and Taxation Committee. The elections board is not satisfied with the campaign's explanation for $53,772 in expenditures, including $41,555.27 for legal fees first reported by The Baltimore Sun. (Baltimore Sun)

MUSEUM SHOOTER FBI FILE DATES TO 1963
James von Brunn, the white supremacist who died before he could stand trial in the shooting death of a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, first came to the FBI's attention 47 years ago when he was accused of making a death threat over a business dispute.(AP/The Capital)

WINERIES COMING TO PRINCE GEORGE'S
This year's state legislative session ended in a nail-biter for proponents of an overhaul of state alcohol laws, which would permit wineries in Prince George's County and allow for locally produced wine to be sold at farmer's markets. On the final day of the session, April 12, state legislators passed the Maryland Winery Modernization Act, which received unanimous votes in both the Senate and House of Delegates. Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is expected to sign the bill, an O'Malley spokesman said.
(Gazette)

HEROINES OF LCPS
So, you think your job is tough? How would you like to have 890 elementary school kids over for lunch every day? Is “dumpster diving” your thing? Do you mind getting food and unidentifiable goo in your hair? Can you deal with sneezes and coughs right in the face? Can you cater to every culinary whim or request in a boisterous, stuffy room? (Loudoun Times)  

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