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  • Michigan House OKs metal theft bill after deal

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan scrapyards that buy copper wire, air conditioners and catalytic converters will only be able to pay sellers by mail under a deal brokered Wednesday by legislators attempting to crack down on sales of stolen scrap metal. The state House's 98-12 approval of...

  • Judge sets bond for suspect in Va. slayings

    WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has set bond for a Virginia man prosecutors say is a suspect in three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va. Ohio County Circuit Court Judge James Mazzone on Wednesday set bond at $100,000 for 53-year-old Charles Severance. Severance is not a flight...

  • Law clerk, broker accused of insider trading

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey have accused the managing clerk of a New York City law firm and a stock broker of netting nearly $6 million through an insider trading scheme. FBI agents on Wednesday arrested 40-year-old Steven Metro of Katonah, N.Y., and 42-year-old...

  • Police: Man shot, killed after trooper injured

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say troopers shot and killed a man who may have hit or dragged a trooper with his vehicle at the Salisbury barrack. While the barrack's duty officer checked a repair to a man's vehicle in the parking lot on Tuesday night, he called for assistance....

  • Md. inmate charged with murdering cellmate

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A state prison inmate is charged with first-degree murder in the September beating death of his cellmate at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland. The Allegany County State's Attorney's Office says a grand jury indicted 35-year-old...

  • Ohio court reverses ruling that freed ex-cop

    AKRON, Ohio — An appeals court in Ohio says a judge was wrong to release a former police captain who had spent nearly 15 years in prison in his ex-wife's killing. The ruling released Wednesday comes a little more than a year after Douglas Prade was freed from prison based on new testing of a...

  • 6 face charges following medical marijuana raids

    SPRINGFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Six people are facing charges following raids last June on three medical marijuana dispensaries in southern Michigan. The Calhoun County prosecutor issued warrants Friday in the Springfield raids and Michigan State Police have begun to make arrests. Chief Assistant...

  • Woman in Va. ID fraud wants sentence tossed

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond woman sentenced in 2012 to more than 14 years in prison for helping illegal aliens obtain driver's licenses and other identification is asking a judge to vacate her sentence. Cynthia Salamanca filed her motion without the help of a lawyer in U.S. District Court...

  • Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury was set to convene Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge. The session at the federal courthouse in Raleigh comes as...

  • Miller: Only Baltimore needs bail system overhaul

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Time is running short for legislators to overhaul Maryland's bail system this session. Otherwise the state will have to spend as much as $30 million yearly to meet a state Court of Appeals requirement by paying extra attorneys. A joint workgroup of senators and delegates...

  • 14 charged in online child exploitation network

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen men were charged with operating an online child exploitation network that investigators said preyed upon hundreds of boys across the United States and overseas, authorities announced Tuesday. Law enforcement officials said the arrests were part of a worrisome trend...

  • 120 arrested in Md. during drunken driving patrols

    PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say 120 drivers were arrested for suspected driving under the influence during patrols in every county during the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Troopers said Tuesday that from Friday through Monday, law enforcers conducted sobriety checkpoints,...

  • DC police ID man slain by officers serving warrant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police have identified a murder suspect who was killed in a shootout with officers. Police say 19-year-old Daquan Hendrix of Hyattsville, Md., was fatally shot Tuesday morning on K Street, Northwest, a few blocks north of Union Station. Hendrix was wanted for the...

  • Sentencing begins in Va. capital murder case

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A sentencing hearing is underway in Roanoke County for a man convicted of capital murder in the 2010 slaying of a woman. Media outlets report that the multiday hearing for Carey Shane Padgett began Monday in Roanoke County Circuit Court. Prosecutors are seeking the death...

  • Biden promotes $35 million proposal to test rape kits

    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday promoted President Barack Obama's request for $35 million to help test more rape kits, saying it will help fight crime.



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