The Night Note: 07/07/2010

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    NEWSLETTERS

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

    Power Emergency Declared

    The increase in temperatures prompted a local power company to demand this afternoon that residents decrease their use of air conditioners and household appliances. Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative issued an emergency declaration to its customers at 1:30 p.m., after energy demand on its power grid soared. People in 13 states and in Washington receive electricity from the grid. (InsideNoVa)

    Ehrlich Pulls More Voters from Across the Aisle

    A new poll shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich is attracting more voters from across the aisle than Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley. Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies surveyed 752 likely Maryland voters and determined about 25 percent of Democrats would vote for Ehrlich,as opposed to O'Malley's 7 percent voting bloc in the state's Republican Party. (Washington Examiner)

    Couple Turn Selves in for Child's Death

    A North Carolina couple is facing murder and child abuse charges after stopping by the Caroline County Sheriff's Office yesterday to report the death of a 2-year-old boy. According to Caroline Sheriff Tony Lippa, Ereana Denise Garcia and her boyfriend, Steven Lamont Foreman, both of Grimesland, N.C., stopped in Bowling Green at 8:24 a.m. yesterday to report the death of Garcia's son to law enforcement.(Fredericksburg.com)

    Holocaust Group Faults VRE Contract

    Some Holocaust survivors are criticizing Virginia Railway Express for awarding an $85 million contract to operate and maintain its trains to a company partly owned by the French railway that transported people to Nazi concentration camps The company, Keolis Rail Services America, also has submitted a bid to the Maryland Transit Administration to operate the MARC Brunswick and Camden lines now under CSX control, a Keolis official said. (Washington Post)

    Cops: Man Holds Mom Hostage for Not Ironing

    Authorities have charged a 29-year-old man with aggravated assault and false imprisonment after they allege he held his mother hostage for failing to iron his clothes. Carroll County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Marc Griffith said the man remained in jail Wednesday without bond. The unidentified woman was not harmed in the June 30 incident. (AP/WTOP)