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  • Northbound I-81 in SW Virginia shut for repairs

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — A vehicle fire on Interstate 81 in southwest Virginia has forced the two northbound lanes to be closed for emergency asphalt repairs. The Virginia Department of Transportation says the fire occurred about 5 a.m. Friday near mile marker 167 in Botetourt County, heavily...

  • Stafford doctor facing federal drug charges

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have taken over the case of a Stafford County doctor who faces dozens of criminal charges related to overprescribing pain medication. Media outlets report 56-year-old Nibedita Mohanty was indicted in U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Thursday on...

  • Va. birthplace of Secretariat stages reunion

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — A weekend thoroughbred horse show at the farm that produced Triple Crown great Secretariat will be an equine family reunion of sorts. Organizers of the Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show say 51 horses that are related to Secretariat or other Meadow Farm champions will be...

  • Grant extends life of U.Va. theology program

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A $2.1 million grant is headed to a long-term theological research program at the University of Virginia. Called "The Project of Lived Theology," the program explores the relation between Christian spiritual beliefs and social practices. The grant is from the...

  • Labor secretary, senator to tour Md. nonprofit

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Sen. Ben Cardin are set to tour a Baltimore nonprofit and talk about the importance of innovative job-training strategies. Perez and Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, will tour the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland on Friday. The nonprofit provides...

  • Smithsonian explores impact of Hawaii air travel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is opening a new yearlong exhibit exploring the impact of air travel to the Hawaiian Islands. "Hawaii by Air" opens Friday in Washington. It includes travel posters, model planes and historical photographs from the museum's...

  • Capitals to host blood drive at training facility

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals will be hosting their annual summer blood drive at their training center in Arlington. The Capitals say the blood drive will take place Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The Capitals say forward Joel Ward will make...

  • Police: Man dressed as woman, robbed bank

    RISING SUN, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a man who dressed as a woman and robbed a Cecil County bank has been arrested in Delaware. Troopers say a person wearing a dress and a wig walked into the National Penn Bank in Rising sun about 4 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the robber gave a...

  • Jury awards $127k to ex-officer in harassment suit

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal jury awarded a former Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer $127,000 after she alleged that she was sexually harassed by an instructor at the agency's police academy. The Daily Record reports (bit.ly/1pfMg0l) that the jury on Thursday awarded Renee Basil...

  • Driver charged after striking 2 bicyclists

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police say a driver who hit two bicyclists, seriously injuring one of them, has been arrested on numerous charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers say 54-year-old Robin Vera Colbert of Annapolis was arrested Wednesday on 11...

  • 2 get lengthy prison terms for killing witness

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Washington men have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for killing a woman who was to testify against one them. Twenty-four-year-old Willie Walker Jr. and 23-year-old Ricky Donaldson were sentenced Thursday in Superior Court after being convicted of first-degree...

  • Md. letter carrier pleads guilty to stealing mail

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 20,000 pieces of mail since 2005. Forty-seven-year-old Jeffrey Shipley of Millersville entered the plea in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday. According to his plea agreement, Shipley was a letter...

  • Md. Democrats file complaint on Change Maryland

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Democratic Party has filed a complaint against Republican Larry Hogan's campaign for governor, but the campaign says it's groundless. The complaint filed Thursday with the state elections board alleges the campaign violated election law through a grassroots...

  • Heroin drives spike in overdose deaths in Md.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland saw a 33 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of this year compared to the same time last year, state officials said Thursday as they announced a renewed focus on fighting the rise of fentanyl-laced heroin. A report released by the...

  • Driver dies after July crash in Barnesville

    BARNESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a man who was released after being hospitalized after a car crash in Barnesville died at his home days later. Officers say 82-year-old William Collins of Boyds was driving north on Peach Tree Road on July 11 when he collided with an SUV...



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