Local Leads: 7/27/11

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011  |  Updated 11:33 AM EDT
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Local Leads: Eagle Scout Stabs Father

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

EAGLE SCOUT STABS FATHER
The Capital: " A 17-year-old Eagle Scout was charged with attempted murder after stabbing his father during a family argument last night, county police said. Police said Allen Shank was charged as an adult after officers found his injured father lying in the front yard of their Pasadena home at 8:30 p.m. Police said the 50-year-old man and his son got into a heated argument and the son grabbed a knife and stabbed his father several times. The victim, Bryan Shank, was treated and released from shock trauma this morning, a hospital spokesman said."

WHOLE FOODS COMMUNITY GARDEN
Sun Gazette: "Vienna officials are nurturing the idea of letting Whole Foods Market establish a community garden near the Vienna Community Center. Officials from the grocery store chain, which has had a store in Vienna since 1996, approached Vienna Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Salgado and Vienna Town Council member Edythe Kelleher six months ago about creating the garden, town officials said."

YOUTH SPEAK OUT ON CURFEW
Gazette: "Montgomery County police need a youth curfew to keep the peace, according to Chief J. Thomas Manger.However, the proposal from County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) drew criticism from youth, parents, police officers and some County Council members Tuesday for being ineffective and unnecessary. The council heard from 26 people on both sides of the issue during the public hearing.“I have real doubts about whether gang members who are interested in doing something illegal would be deterred [by this law],” said Councilman Philip M. Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg."

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