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  • Driver fined $1,500 in death of track coach

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A driver who struck and killed an assistant track coach at Annapolis High School who was bicycling has been fined $1,500 after being found guilty of three traffic offenses. Thirty-seven-year-old Whitney Decesaris of Calvert County was found guilty at a bench trial...

  • Man sentenced to 6 years in identity theft

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for wire fraud conspiracy and identity theft. Thirty-year-old Tavares Davon Miller was also ordered to pay more than $105,000 in restitution at sentencing Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. According to...

  • Schwartz touts education record in DC mayoral bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former D.C. Councilmember Carol Schwartz said Wednesday that she has a stronger record on education than either of her opponents in the race for mayor, especially a fellow independent who has made improving the District of Columbia's public schools the centerpiece of his...

  • Correction: Deep Creek Lake story

    MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — In a story July 28 about Deep Creek Lake, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, erroneously reported the deadline for public comment on a draft watershed management plan. The deadline is Aug. 23. A corrected version...

  • Maryland doctor charged with operating pill mill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland doctor is being charged with operating a pill mill out of his office in Rockville, and prosecutors say one person died after using methadone the doctor provided. Silviu Ziscovici, a pain management specialist who had his medical license suspended in by Maryland...

  • Lexington had highest jobless rate in June

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Lexington had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in June. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.4 percent. That's up from 10.4 percent in May and down from 11.9 percent a year ago. The statewide rate...

  • Md. board seeks criminal checks for doc licensees

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Board of Physicians said Wednesday that it is seeking statutory authority to conduct criminal background checks on medical license applicants despite one member's concern that health care professionals are being singled out. The board's staff is drafting a bill for...

  • Md. religious leaders pray for immigrant children

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Scores of Baltimore-area religious leaders held an interfaith prayer vigil for unaccompanied children who arrived in Maryland after fleeing violence in their home countries. Dozens of religious leaders and supporters marched along Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Wednesday to draw...

  • Md. health secretary to join Johns Hopkins

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's health secretary, who has been working to repair the state's badly flawed health exchange website this year, will be joining the full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, effective Jan. 1, the school announced Wednesday. Dr....

  • Missing woman's body found along road in Dundalk

    DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a body found along a road in Dundalk is that of a woman who was reported missing. Officers say the body of 60-year-old Dorothy Grubb of Dundalk was found Tuesday night along Peninsula Expressway. Her daughter had reported her missing on Saturday....

  • McAuliffe restores voting rights of 2.5K felons

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration has restored the voting rights of more than 2,500 Virginia felons since he's been in office. In April, McAuliffe announced that he was making it easier for felons to regain their voting rights. As part of that action, he reduced the...

  • Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press. Three people in contact with investigators say the...

  • Candidate won't distance self from secessionists

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Anne Arundel County Council says he won't respond to calls to distance himself from a group called the League of the South. The Capital of Annapolis (http://bit.ly/1kmyVom ) reported Wednesday that Michael Peroutka said he won't play into...

  • Detective found not guilty in road-rage shooting

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A jury has found a New Jersey detective not guilty in the slaying of a driver during an alleged road-rage incident. Forty-one-year-old Joseph Walker, an investigator for the Hudson County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office, was found not guilty on all counts on Wednesday in...

  • Md. approves $1M grant for Hagerstown manufacturer

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland has announced approval of a $1 million grant for a Hagerstown manufacturer. Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development announced the conditional grant for National Golden Tissue. The company manufactures...



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