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  • Va. to hold back-to-school sales tax holiday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Friday and run through Sunday. During the three-day holiday, shoppers at retail stores statewide won't have to...

  • More road signs unveiled to promote Va. wine

    CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are unveiling new road signs aimed at attracting more visitors to Virginia wineries. Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore unveiled the Southern Virginia Wine Region road signs this week at The Homeplace Vineyard in Chatham. The signs in...

  • Stamp depicts Civil War battle in Petersburg

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a Civil War stamp depicting the 1864 Siege at Petersburg. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at the Petersburg National Battlefield for the new stamp. Officials say the ceremony will take place near the site of an...

  • Virginia man whose son died pleads to charges

    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A Bedford man accused of waiting several hours to report the death of his 2-year-old son in order to clean up a meth lab in his home has pleaded guilty to child abuse and methamphetamine manufacturing. Media outlets report 26-year-old Michael Anthony Smith entered the plea...

  • Montgomery schools enroll unaccompanied minors

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — About 100 unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from Central America have enrolled in Montgomery County schools. The Montgomery County Council received a briefing Tuesday on the number of unaccompanied minors who have come to the county over the last year....

  • Buses to replace trains on section of red line

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says free shuttle buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend. Metro says beginning Saturday and continuing through system closing on Sunday buses will replace red line trains between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten. The Rhode Island Avenue and...

  • Officer charged with hitting teen in custody

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer has been charged with hitting a 14-year-old boy while he was in custody after allegedly leading law enforcers on a car chase. The State's Attorney's Office said Tuesday that Officer Serge Antonin had been charged in a criminal information with assault...

  • Md. man gets 2 years for federal gun violation

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a man already serving time for a state weapons conviction to two more years behind bars. Hasan Anthony Smith pleaded guilty earlier this year in Baltimore to a state charge of illegal gun possession and received a five-year sentence. On...

  • Former Navy manager sentenced to 8 years in prison

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former manager at the Navy's Military Sealift Command has been sentenced to eight years in prison for receiving bribes. Kenny Toy was sentenced in federal court in Norfolk on Tuesday. Toy is the former afloat programs manager for the command. Court documents say Toy...

  • Man pleads guilty to stealing 2,000 postal carts

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Glen Burnie man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 2,000 aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service and selling them for scrap. Fifty-seven-year-old Roland Michael Muir entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore. He faces to up to 10 years in prison at...

  • Sheriff: Campground hit by tornado may open soon

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The Northampton County Sheriff's Office says the Eastern Shore campground that was struck by a tornado, resulting in two deaths may reopen soon. The sheriff's office released a statement on Tuesday saying the Cherrystone Campground on the Chesapeake Bay is expected to...

  • Man charged in April home invasion slaying

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have charged a man in a home invasion slaying in Salisbury. Troopers say 35-year-old Paul A. Tatem of Quantico was indicted on numerous charges, including first- and second-degree murder and armed robbery. He was arrested at the Wicomico County...

  • Judge delays his ruling against DC handgun ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home has stopped his ruling from going into effect for about three months so city lawmakers can respond with new legislation. U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin on Tuesday...

  • Senate confirms Harris nomination to appeals court

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February. The Richmond-based circuit has appellate jurisdiction over district...

  • Man charged for urinating on Modell's grave

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County authorities say they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the gravesite of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who has so far been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years...



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