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Top 5 Stories: County Council Drama and an Early Summer

In case you missed the top stories of the week, here they are all in one location.

It was another busy week in Broadneck, and particularly so for the Anne Arundel County Council, which held a regular meeting and a special meeting within four days. 

Anne Arundel County Police Chief James Teare Sr. has been subpoenaed by the County Council, and he is scheduled to face them Monday at a special meeting. Teare was issued the summons Tuesday morning, hours after the council ordered the subpoena.

Teare’s attorney Gerald P. Martin has since to the Monday meeting.

A 32-day stalemate on the Anne Arundel County Council was broken Monday night when Councilman Dick Ladd (R-5th District) changed his vote from Mike Wagner to Peter Smith.

Ladd later said he had given it consideration and chose to break the stalemate so that the council could continue with other business with its full seven-member roster.

Due to the mild winter, most Anne Arundel County Public Schools will close 11 days earlier for students than originally scheduled. That's good news for students, and maybe not-so-good for parents with finite plans for their afternoons in June. 

The shift in summer days ends much talk earlier this year about when excessive snow days should be taken.

One man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly beating his mother with a hammer in the head and torso. The woman ran out of the house and called police. Authorities chased down the suspect and arrested him in a nearby wooded area.

He is charged with attempted second-degree murder in addition to other charges. The woman was hospitalized and remains in serious condition, according to police.

A woman voluntarily stepped away from the bridge after police arrived on the scene Tuesday morning. It was the second incident at the Severn River Bridge in two weeks, according to police. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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