Anne Arundel police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Hanover convenience store with a knife early Wednesday morning. Police responded to the 7-Eleven in the 1400 block of Dorsey Road around 12:45 a.m. Store clerks told police the man entered the store, approached the counter and demanded money while wielding a knife. At one point, the man attempted unsuccessfully to jump over the counter. He then fled the store empty-handed, police said. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-866-7LOCKUP or texting "MCS" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). http://www.twitter.com/BenW_TheCapital
The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will face a $36-million operating budget shortfall in 2016 that will grow if fares are not raised. Above, a Metro bus near Culver City in 2012.