2012 in Review: Top Stories from April

April was an exciting month. Here's a look at the top stories.

As the weather got warmer, the news got more exciting in Odenton and Severn in April. There was an officer-involved shooting, a major fire and some controversy over a school program. 

Here's a look at the top stories from April of 2012.

New AACS Superintendent Moves East

After its previous superintendent retired after lawsuits alleging a hostile work environment, Annapolis Area Christian School went on a search for a new leader. It hired Rick Kempton to move from California to take over the reigns. 

Officer Fatally Shoots Man After Domestic Incident

A police officer shot and killed a man when responding to a domestic incident in Gambrills. According to police, the officer feared for his safety when he came to aid a woman who claimed she was the victim of a domestic assault. 

After a fire gutted their house in Rita Drive, the Martinez family found itself without a permanent home. The community came through with donations of clothing and other needs.

Arundel Middle Parents Speak Out Against "Man UP" Program

After some African-American boys at Arundel High were targeted for a special program to help close the achievement gap, some parents cried foul, arguing that it was too racially exclusive. Administrators insisted the program was open to all. 

Vets Treat Dog After 'Homemade' Neutering

Patch readers were disgusted to learn of the case involving "Cola" a golden retriever puppy who was injured when its owners tried to neuter it using a rubber band. 

Man Dies After Scuffle With Police

Police said Patrick Toney was acting irrationally on the side of Odenton Road, forcing officers to restrain him. He became unresponsive while in police custody and died at a local hospital. 


See also: 

  • Top Stories from January
  • Top Stories from February
  • Top Stories from March
Mike Davie December 25, 2012 at 02:42 PM
The edition for each month should have links to all the rest of the months.
Tim Lemke December 25, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Good call. Done!


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