The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:
10-YEAR-OLD "RENAISSANCE MAN"
Frederick News Post: "Mark Chaney is a 10-year-old Renaissance man. The soon-to-be New Market Middle School sixth-grader is a baker, vegetable farmer and athlete. In his spare time, he raises sheep, goats and pigs. And because he doesn't let society's expectations confine him, he does something else few boys do. He lets his hair grow until it is long enough to donate to organizations that make wigs for children who have lost their own hair."
SUED FOR BULLYING
Baltimore Sun: "A Baltimore County mother is suing St. Paul's School for Boys and two administrators for $150,000, claiming that her son was bullied for years by other students and the school did nothing to protect him. In a lawsuit claiming breach of contract and negligence, Nannette Krupa of Nottingham argues that the school in Brooklandville effectively expelled her son a half-year before he was due to graduate while not disciplining other students, including some attending the school on athletic scholarships, who she claims attacked her son."
PROSECUTOR, "BABY WAS TORTURED"
Fredericksburg.com: " A prosecutor yesterday began trying to prove that a mother and her boyfriend are responsible for the alarming injuries suffered by her infant son last year. Ryan Schutt was 15 months old when he was brought to Stafford Hospital Sept. 19 with numerous injuries, including a skull fracture, a fractured jaw and bleeding on the brain. Ryan's mother, Carrie Michelle Woods, 24, and her live-in boyfriend, 35-year-old William Edward Burd III, are both charged with multiple offenses, including aggravated malicious wounding, child abuse and child cruelty."
VIRGINIA ABC LETS CUSTOMERS TASTE
wtop.com: "The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is in the liquor business. And for a little over a year, it's also been in the business of liquor tastings. Since July 1, 2010, nearly 90 Virginia ABC stores have been offering tasting events, allowing customers to sample select products."