Local Leads: 6/22/11

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011  |  Updated 12:41 PM EDT
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Local Leads: Hammer Wielding Bank Robber

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

HAMMER WIELDING BANK ROBBER SOUGHT
Insidenova.com: "A tall man armed with a hammer robbed the Wachovia in Ashdale Plaza on Tuesday afternoon. The man, described as black, 30 to 40 years old and about 6 feet 2 to 6 feet 4 inches tall, walked into the bank at 2876 Dale Blvd. about 2:19 p.m. with a tan shirt covering his face, police said. He waved the hammer, demanded money and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash in a bag, police said."

WATER RATES DOUBLE

Baltimore Sun: " Annapolis residents can expect to see a higher water and sewer bill this summer. The City Council passed legislation Tuesday to raise the city's water and sewer rates beginning July 1. Residents will see the change on their quarterly bill in September."

YOUNGER GAMBLERS RISK ADDICTIONS

wtop.com: " Maryland gamblers between the ages of 18 to 29 are the most at risk of having gambling problems, a University of Maryland at Baltimore County study finds. The state-mandated study finds 1 out of 30 people has a gambling problem in Maryland. Marylanders gamble an average of $188.92 in a typical month.  Other groups that appear to be the most at risk are African Americans and Hispanics.  The odds of having a pathological gambler are lower for the well-educated, non-smokers and people who don't binge drink." 5

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