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240-Year Sentence for Terrorizing Family, Taking on Pepco, Road Rage Death: Top Md. Headlines

Alleged attack by middle school teacher, cashing in on casinos, do schools ignore Christian holidays while acknowledging other religious observances? The news you may have missed across Maryland.

240-Year Sentence for Terrorizing Family, Taking on Pepco, Road Rage Death: Top Md. Headlines
A week of top stories on Patch sites across Maryland:

New Bill Would Put 'More Eyes on Pepco'

District 18 Del. Al Carr's new state house bill would level the playing field for those testifying against utility rate increase requests.  Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

Middle School Teacher Charged in Bizarre Attacks on Co-Workers

The teacher was charged with three counts of second-degree assault and one count of false imprisonment.  Read more on Silver Spring Patch.

Man Sentenced to 240 Years for Bowie Home Invasion, Keeping Victims Bound for 2 Hours

Kindu Bell, 31, and his brother Hakeem Bell, 20, received a combined total of 582 years in prison in connection with two home invasions and a sexual assault.  Read more on Bowie Patch.

December Casino Revenue Rises 44 Percent Over 2012

The arrival of table games boosted the fortunes of casinos in the state, with facilities reporting $65 million in revenue during the month.  Read more on Odenton-Severn Patch.

Parent: ‘I Want Christmas to be Given Back to Our Children in our Schools’

One Patch reader, and concerned parent, is upset with what she says was the lack of Christmas recognition at a local school.  Read more on Perry Hall Patch.

Police Identify Man Found Dead Behind Logan Elementary

Daniel Cedillo, 28, died of hypothermia, according to the medical examiner.  Read more on Dundalk Patch.

Left Field Pub Owner Kent Whiteford: Recent Dundalk Deaths

A listing of recent Greater Dundalk deaths, according to Dundalk-area funeral homes.  See more on Dundalk Patch.

Maine Man Gunned Down After Late Night Road Rage Clash in Maryland

A Maine man was driving home through Maryland when an unknown suspect ran his vehicle off the road. He was fatally shot in the median. Police are asking for the public's help in finding the shooter.  Read more on Anne Arundel Patch.

Most Expensive DC-Area Homes Sold: Maryland Doesn't Make Top 10

Find out the owners of the region's priciest homes on the real estate market in 2013.  Read more on Dundalk Patch.

Skier Vonn, Sponsored by Under Armour, Pulls Out of Winter Olympics

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn will miss the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, because of a knee injury. She has made appearances and commercials for sponsor Under Armour.  Read more on Germantown Patch.

Commuter Heaven: 15-Minute Train Ride from Baltimore to DC

The Japanese government is offering the U.S. billions to help pay for the cost of constructing a high-speed rail line from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.  Read more on Annapolis Patch.

Burst Pipe Displaces 52 Seniors in Bowie

"It was mass hysteria," said one Bowie council member of the scene Tuesday night at The Willows complex.  Read more on Bowie Patch.

Late-Night Juror Admission Causes Mistrial for Kevon Neal, Accused in Crash Death of Prince George's Police Officer

"The actions of this juror are a complete disgrace," says Prince George's state's attorney.  Read more on Bowie Patch.

Teen Stole Guns, Jewelry from 5 Riva Homes, Police Say

The 17-year-old boy is being charged as a juvenile, according to police.  Read more on Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch.

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