The Night Note: 10/12/09

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    The following stories are brought to you by the fine folks on the News4 assignment desk.

    DON'T TASE ME, ROAD
    Attention citizens of Chevy Chase: You should soon be on the lookout for some Taser-waving cops.

    Nothing screams "public safety" quite like 30,000 watts of electricity surging through a person's body, but that's what's about to happen in Chevy Chase, thanks to its speed cameras, reports The Washington Examiner. (NBC Washington)

    POWERBALL COMING TO MARYLAND
    WBAL Radio has learned that Powerball tickets will soon be sold in Maryland.

    Lottery Director Buddy Roogow expects the sales to begin in the next four or five months. The decision is a result of lots of negotiations between officials in the states that operate Mega Millions and Powerball over the last seveal months.

    The Boston Herald reported over the weekend that Powerball tickets were being allowed in Massachusetts.  (WBAL)


    SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME
    Police in the Kansas college town of Lawrence say they have arrested a 21-year-old man who stole an ambulance to get home after a night of drinking.

    Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl says the ambulance crew parked it early Sunday while responding to a medical emergency in an area filled with bars and specialty shops. (MSNBC)

    GRISHAM TO LEAD PRISON REFORM PANEL
    Best-selling author John Grisham will lead a panel discussion in Virginia about the state of the nation's prison system.

    "Incarceration Nation" will focus on the prison reform movement. It also will include an episode of the documentary "30 Days" featuring filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's month in jail. (WTOP)