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’s detectives have charged Eric Douglas Liem, 23, with first and second degree assault and reckless endangerment in the overnight assault on his mother at their home just outside of Westminster.
Three years ago Francis Scott Key High School sophomore Katie Bossler was killed by a drunk driver. Her killer served less than a year of a 10-year sentence. He was recently in court again.
The sheriff's office says the driver of a 2006 Ford F-250 truck, Adriana Maria Passaretti of Sykesville, died after being taken to the University of Maryland Hospital. Passenger Kristopher Lee Myers, 23, of Union Bridge, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The is seeking feedback on a proposal to increase the price of school meals for the 2012-2013 school year.
Reader comment: "Um, Maggie, the increase isn't to pay for other's free lunches, it's to make sure that the school system is charging those of us who can afford to pay the same cost that the feds are paying for the free lunches. I understand your concern, but that is NOT what this increase is about. And as others have pointed out, you can always pack."