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Top 5 Stories: PTA Taxes, Central Avenue Crashes

From back-to-back accidents on Central Avenue, to one man's closer look at Maryland PTA tax records, here's a rundown of the biggest stories from last week.

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No.1—PTAs To Begin Collecting Food Sales Tax
Local chapters of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in Maryland will now have to start collecting sales tax on all items during fundraisers after the state comptroller's office told officials that PTAs had been violating tax law. The news will cause a shift in PTA tax collection. Previously, PTA officials thought some items were exempt, but that will no longer be the case.

No. 2—Edgewater Neighbors Turn Home Experiments Into Beauty Business
About two years ago, Edgewater residents Terri Hirschmann and Kim Loprete started conducting “self experiments” with natural body oils and salts, searching for ways to improve the health of their skin. Now, the two South River Colony neighbors have created their own business, marketing the products of their home-tested beauty products.

No. 3—Two brothers from Davidsonville were arrested in Annapolis after an officer reported finding stolen property and drugs in their car on Tuesday. The officer reportedly discovered Anthony Greco, 22, and Nicholas Greco, 21, both of Davidsonville, inside a Ford F-150 with a powdery substance and a metal spoon.

No. 4—Truck's Side Mirror Strikes Pedestrian on Central Avenue
An Edgewater woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a truck on Central Avenue East on Wednesday night, according to Anne Arundel County police. Following their initial investigation, police said it appeared the woman ran into the furthest right travel lane of Central Avenue East, where she was then struck by a Ford F-150. The day before, three people were hospitalized for another wreck on Central Avenue. 

No. 5—WATCH: Southern High Girls Soccer Performs 'Call Me Maybe'
The team scored more than 40 goals this fall, but perhaps their greatest accomplishment can be found on YouTube, in the form of a choreographed version of Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe. When asked if the girls in the video were in fact part of Southern High's girls soccer team, principal Marc Procaccini said, "Oh it's them alright. We are a dance crazy school."

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