Local Leads: 9/13/10

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    NEWSLETTERS

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

    OFFICERS TARGETED
    The homes of police officers were the targets of shootings this weekend in Calvert County, according to an alert issued by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office, and a $10,000 award is being offered for information about the shootings. (The Recorder)

    WASHINGTON WEIGHT GAIN
    The number of overweight students in the Washington suburbs has swollen to levels typical of less affluent areas, with at least one-fifth overweight or obese throughout the region. Typically, children in poorer, urban areas have higher obesity rates, while affluent suburbs report much lower rates, because of higher education levels and bigger grocery budgets. (Washington Examiner)

    WILL PAY TO DRIVE SOLVE CONGESTION?
    Imagine having to pay to travel on most of the major roads in the region.  The idea creating 1,650 miles of "variably priced" lanes on Capital Beltway, Interstates 270, 66 and 95, Route 50, the George Washington Parkway and others, is being floated as a "what-if" scenario by area transportation officials. (wtop.com)

    BODY WORK
    Plenty of skulls, dragons and elaborate flowers were on display at the Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention on Sunday — but not so much the traditional "Mom" enshrined in a heart. "This crowd is a bit younger; it's a bit hipper," explained Paul Roe, a Washington tattoo artist attending the event. (Baltimore Sun)