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OFFICER KILLS ATTACKING PIT BULL
Joseph Brock Romanowski, to hear sheriff's deputies in Southern Maryland tell it, knew they were coming for him.
So the 35-year-old ran out back, unleashed a Pit Bull, which attacked one of the officers, who shot the dog, which died a short time later, Charles County officials said in a news release Friday.
The incident began shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday, when officers received a complaint from a woman in the 2100 block of Reverdy Farm Road, Indian Head, who reported that her ex-boyfriend was beating her. When the first officer arrived, he saw Romanowski run toward the back yard, and the officer chased him. (Washington Post)
LEONSIS: LACK OF 'STUPID PILLS' PUTS NHL OVER NBA
The NHL is in better financial shape than the NBA because of a salary cap "that protects owners from taking stupid pills," says the owner who is about to have control of a team in both leagues.
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis told the National Press Club on Friday that he's getting a firsthand look at the NHL-NBA differences as he prepares to take over as majority owner of the Washington Wizards.
"I'm surprised because now I see all of the NBA financials," Leonsis said. "And I'd honestly have to say at this point in time that the NHL is stronger than the NBA, clearly because it has a CBA in place that protect owners from taking stupid pills. (WTOP)
MIXED REACTION TO I-66 WIDENING
Reaction split along traditional lines to the news that the Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a contract to complete the first phase of improvements to Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway.
“It’s a good thing,” Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova said of the announcement that $10.2 million in state funding would be allocated to the project.
“We’ve been working hard to move funding forward and planning forward to provide spot improvements along I-66, to essentially unkink some of the traffic congestion in that corridor,” Bulova said. “[These are] relatively small investments that can make a big improvement in the flow of traffic on I-66. I’ve been very supportive of that, as has our board.” (Sun Gazette)
CHILD HOSPITALIZED AFTER NEARLY DROWNING
A 5-year-old girl was flown to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after she nearly drowned.
Just before noon Friday, emergency crews were called to the 5000 block of Linfield Drive in Dale City after the girl nearly drowned, according to initial fire and rescue reports.
Emergency Medical Technicians performed CPR on the child as they first transported her to Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge. The child was later flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital, a level one trauma center in the region. (Inside NoVA)