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MVA: 1,300 Could Be Driving With Bad Licenses

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The head of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says more than 1,300 residents may be driving on licenses that could be suspended or revoked.

MVA officials reviewed more than 10,000 licenses with eight or more violation points after a state audit revealed problems with oversight at the administration.

MVA Administrator John Kuo says more than 1,300 cases drew potential red flags and are being reviewed manually. He told lawmakers Tuesday that automated software that translates data from courts into points on people's licenses was responsible for the failure to notice the problem.

Kuo says he has addressed other issues uncovered by the audit, including a conclusion that MVA electronic databases left drivers' personal information vulnerable to theft.

Sunday Liquor Sales Approved In Montgomery County

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Liquor stores in Montgomery County will soon be opening their doors on Sundays.

The Washington Examiner reports that County Executive Isiah Leggett has issued an executive order to allow Sunday liquor sales. The order is expected to be finalized Wednesday.

County spokeswoman Donna Bigler says the plan is for Sunday sales to begin sometime this month.

Distilled spirits can only be purchased in Montgomery at two dozen county-owned stores. The county also acts as a distributor to restaurants and private stores that sell beer and wine. Those shops can open on Sundays.

Earlier this year, Councilman Mike Knapp estimated the county would make an additional $1.5 million to $2 million a year by opening its liquor stores on Sunday.

But some argue the change will hurt private shops.

 

Avalon School Running Back Breaks Md. State Scoring Record

(WUSA)- The Avalon School's Oct. 22 game against Model will go down in the record books thanks to sophomore running back Rachid Ibrahim who broke the 2003 Maryland state record for most points scored in a single game with 50 points.

At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Ibrahim leads the Knights with 1,288 yards rushing.  Head coach Jerry Sarchet says that their game against Model was Ibrahim's best game of the season in terms of scoring.  Sarchet describes Avalon's lead running back as "all around a great young man." 

Police: Man Posing As Officer Attacks Woman

Gaithersburg, Md. (WUSA) -- A man posing as a police officer pulled over a woman and sexually assaulted her, police said.

Travis Merrill Anderson, 39, of North Potomac, was driving what looked exactly like a police cruiser when he pulled the woman over on October 13th, on Darnestown Road and Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg Police said.

Anderson sexually assaulted her and held her against her will. When the
victim asked for identification, Anderson got into his vehicle and left
the scene, police said in a news release.

Later on in October, Anderson was spotted turning on emergency lights in his car while driving on Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg, police said.

Anderson was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of impersonating a police officer, one count each of second
degree assault, fourth degree sex offense and false imprisonment.

Montgomery County Ambulance Fee Fails

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA) -- With most of precincts reporting, 54% voters in Montgomery County are voting "No" to a proposed ambulance fee. 

Local firefighters tried to dispel, what they were calling, the "myths" about the ambulance fee before Tuesday's vote.

"It is not a tax," said one fire chief. "It is not a fee and no county resident will ever pay a dime or get a bill. It is a revenue stream."

They said a revenue stream would come from insurance companies roughly to the tune of $14 million. People who don't have insurance will not have to pay a fee if they call 911.

"The unfortunate impact is without the the EMS transport fee is the potential for 89 career firefighters and paramedics to be laid off in addition 11 ems units to be de-staffed," firefighters said.

It looks like voters would rather take their chances with their insurance companies, rather than pay the fee.

Gov. Martin O'Malley Wins 2nd Term In Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley won a second term in a rematch with Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich on Tuesday in a race that featured negative advertising and sniping debates between Maryland's two biggest political rivals.

O'Malley's victory provided a bright spot for Democrats suffering big losses in both congressional and governors' races. His first term was hampered largely by the recession, which made budget cuts routine over the last three years. Still, the governor emphasized throughout the campaign that he has worked hard to protect priorities in public safety and education while positioning Maryland to weather the recession better than most states.

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Angie Goff joins the Kirk & Mike Morning Show Weekday Mornings

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- WUSA's Angie Goff joins the rockin' team of Kirk McEwen and Mike O'Meara on 105.9 FM The Edge.

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Look for Angie's traffic updates and more on The Kirk & Mike Show weekday mornings between 5 AM-8:30 AM starting  Thursday November 4th.