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Top 5 Stories: Police Crack Down, True Blue Crab

Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week.

No. 1—

While Gov. Martin O'Malley  that Maryland had met , a local riverkeeper says she would like to see more evidence.

By gauging nitrogen and phosphorous poundage and reviewing "cover crops," the governor declared that the bay is on its way to prominence thanks to recent legislative efforts.

However, following O'Malley's announcement, local chemist and water expert Diana Muller said before riverkeepers like herself celebrate any real success.  

No. 2—

Maj. Pamela R. Davis is the new acting police chief for the Anne Arundel County Police Department (AACPD),  on Aug. 1.

Davis will be the in Anne Arundel County history. She is currently the commander of the Administrative Services Bureau of the police department.

No. 3—

Nine of the 12 feeder schools from the  and  met their (AMO) last year, according to an Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) release. 

,  and Tracey’s elementary schools each fell short of their AMOs in at least one reading category. to see where and how the schools need to improve for next year.

No. 4—

When crabbing just outside of the Glebe Bay on the South River, 23-year-old Ricky Cassidy caught

Known as “,” the crab was literally all blue. Most crabs that come from local waters are dark green or gray and have blue claws, but this one was completely blue.

Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS) professor Rom Lipcius said finding blue crabs is definitely rare, but not unheard of, according to an article on the VIMS website.

No. 5—

Anne Arundel County police are attempting to crack down on distracted drivers by initiating special enforcement practices along Route 2 in Edgewater.

In an effort called “Operation Eagle,” police are seeking to address “the growing problem of distracted driving,” and addressing it in its various forms, such as texting, handling pets or eating while driving, a statement said.

“Distracted driving is described as any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving,” according to the release. 

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