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Mr. Faison left the wheelchair with a store greeter Friday while he used a motorized cart to do some shopping. When he returned, the chair was gone.

A store camera shows a young man in a baseball cap sit down in the chair, then wheel himself out of the store, popping a wheelie along the way.

After news of the theft spread, a local retirement community loaned him a chair. Wal-Mart announced Tuesday it would buy Mr. Faison a new chair.


Two arrested in bus stabbing

The Maryland Transit Administration said yesterday at least two juveniles are in custody in connection with the stabbing of a teenage girl on a municipal bus.

The attack was the third on a municipal bus in the city this month.

The most recent incident occurred Tuesday at about 4 p.m. Transit officials say a fight broke out among several juveniles on the bus near Mondawmin Mall. The driver alerted police and stopped the bus, and the victim ran to a nearby city police officer for help.

She was treated at the scene and is expected to survive.

Earlier this month, a woman suffered broken facial bones and other injuries after she was beaten while riding a bus in Hampden. Nine teenagers are charged in the attack. Last week, several men attacked two men on bus in Brooklyn. No arrests have been made.


Panel recommends modest growth

A committee created to make sure state spending doesn’t spiral out of control is recommending modest growth.

The Spending Affordability Committee says such spending shouldn’t grow by more than $820 million next year, about a 4.3 percent increase.

The committee gave the recommendation to Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, who recently called a special General Assembly session to pass a package of tax and spending increases. Mr. O’Malley will submit the state budget in January to the General Assembly.

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