The Night Note: 1/6/11

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Thursday, Jan 6, 2011  |  Updated 7:15 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Fueled by Four Loko

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BAG TAX FOR MARYLAND?
Gazette.net: "Maryland could be joining Washington, D.C., in charging a fee for plastic shopping bags if tweaks to previous legislation are enough to ward off key opposition.

Riding the coattails of a similar law in the District, state Del. Al C. Carr (D-District 18) plans to reintroduce a revised version of a bill that would add a 5-cent fee to each new plastic or paper bag used by retail shoppers."

TWO STRUCK BY CAR IN DC DOMESTIC INCIDENT
WTOP: "D.C. Police are investigating an auto-pedestrian collision officers say was domestic-related.

Police only will say that the male driver apparently knew at least one of the two people struck at New Jersey Avenue near New York Avenue in Northwest about 11 a.m. Thursday."

POLICE: TEEN RAN INTO PATH OF CAR WHILE BEING CHASED
ARLNow: "Arlington police have released new details about yesterday’s pedestrian accident involving a Wakefield High School student on Four Mile Run Drive.

Police say the 15-year-old boy ran into the street while being chased by some fellow teens. He was struck by a car, suffering critical injuries. The driver remained on the scene.

In a press release, police ask for anyone who witnessed the accident to step forward."

CARS TO FUEL UP ON FOUR LOKO
Washington Examiner: "A Virginia recycling plant is turning truckloads of Four Loko into fuel.

Retailers are sending hundreds of thousands of unopened cans of Four Loko to MXI Enterprises in Abingdon, following the FDA's efforts to ban the alcohol-infused energy drink.

MXI Enterprises is converting the drink into ethanol for fuel and selling the aluminum cans to recyclers, the Associated Press reported."

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