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AROUND THE REGION

July 20, 2009

Severn crash injures 10 in 2 vehicles

Ten people, four of them children, were involved in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in Severn. One of the adults, a 22-year-old man, was transported by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma, with what Anne Arundel Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Tobia called "life-threatening injuries." Two other men, ages 21 and 28, were taken there with "serious" but not life-threatening injuries, Tobia said. Two of the children, a 9-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy, were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for further evaluation, also with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Two women, ages 25 and 29, a 6-year-old boy and an 18-month old boy were taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with minor injuries. Anne Arundel police are investigating the cause of the accident, which took place shortly before 8 p.m. near the intersection of Still Meadows Drive and Jacobs Road.

- Don Markus

GOP leader gets no-confidence vote from party members

Leaders of the Maryland Republican Party have given a "no-confidence" vote to state party chairman James Pelura. But the party stopped short Saturday of calling for a special convention, which would be required to get rid of their chairman. Pelura has faced calls to resign amid financial troubles for the state party and declining GOP registration numbers in Maryland. He has also clashed with Republican lawmakers over his agenda. Pelura declined to comment after Saturday's executive committee meeting at party headquarters in Annapolis. He was most recently criticized for firing the party's executive director, Justin Ready, without consulting other GOP leaders.

- Associated Press

One dies in double shooting

Two males were shot Sunday night, one of them fatally, at an intersection in the Madison East End neighborhood in East Baltimore, police said. The second victim was shot in the lower body and was taken by a city Fire Department ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital. His condition was not available. No arrest had been made in the double shooting and police were without a motive. Eastern District officers responding to a 911 call found one victim lying in the 700 block of North Kenwood Avenue near the 2800 block of East Madison Street shortly before 10 p.m. Moments later, the second man was found in front of a house in the 800 block of North Kenwood Avenue. Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

- Richard Irwin

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