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  • 80,000 acres off Maryland leased for wind energy

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior says it has auctioned some 80,000 acres off Maryland for wind energy development. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held an auction on Tuesday. US Wind Inc. submitted the winning bid of $8.7 million. The Maryland Wind Energy Area is...

  • Smithsonian commissions piece for National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian says it has commissioned a work for the National Mall, a portrait made out of sand and soil that will stretch over six acres. The Smithsonian says it commissioned the work from Cuban American urban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada. The piece is a composite...

  • Exelon formally files to acquire Pepco Holdings

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Exelon Corp. has formally applied to acquire Pepco Holdings. Exelon filed the application Tuesday with the Maryland Public Service Commission. The deal will combine Exelon Corp.'s electric and gas utilities BGE, ComEd and PECO with Pepco's Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power...

  • New trail connects visitors to Virginia oysters

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Riding a wave of growth and popularity of the state's aquaculture, Virginia officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail to connect travelers to the state's oyster industry. The industry that dates to the founding of Jamestown in 1607 is enjoying...

  • IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District of Columbia that's become a flashpoint in the race for mayor. A spokesman for the District's Department of Housing and Community Development says agents from...

  • Civil suit alleges sex assault by western Md. doc

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia woman is suing a disgraced doctor for more than $1.5 million, alleging he sexually assaulted her at a walk-in clinic in western Maryland. The lawsuit filed in Allegany County Circuit Court also names Dr. William Dando's former employer, MedExpress Urgent...

  • Va. mom pleads guilty in child tattooing case

    RUSTBURG, Va. (AP) — A Campbell County woman has been sentenced on charges of trying to remove tattoos from her two daughters with a razor blade. Media outlets say 35-year-old Melissa Delp pleaded guilty Monday in Campbell County Circuit Court to felony child abuse. She was sentenced to eight...

  • Crews to repave section of Interstate 95

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Maryland highway crews will be repaving a section of northbound Interstate 95 in one of the final segments of the Intercounty Connector project. The paving will require a week's worth of overnight road closures, starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Crews will strip the top layer of...

  • Police investigate Danville Utilities Department

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Danville Utilities Department is under investigation following an audit that found overtime pay and credit card irregularities. The city says in a news release that investigators also are looking at possible improper activities involving contracts. As of Monday, the...

  • TSA to train officers on recognizing DC IDs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress says Transportation Security Administration workers will be trained on how to recognize District driver's licenses and identification cards. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the training will help the TSA resolve the recurring...

  • Ex-governor's sister takes stand in his defense

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The sister of former Gov. Bob McDonnell is testifying on her brother's behalf at his public corruption trial. McDonnell and sister Maureen McDonnell were involved in a struggling real estate business that has been at issue in the trial. The business involved renting...

  • Bank to consolidate 4 branches in Va., W.Va.

    HONAKER, Va. (AP) — New Peoples Bank, Inc. plans to consolidate four branches in Virginia and West Virginia into other branches. Honaker, Virginia-based New Peoples Bank says in a news release that the Jonesville branch will be consolidated into Big Stone Gap. The Norton branch will be...

  • Berglund wins Roanoke civic center naming rights

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Berglund Automotive Group has been awarded the naming rights to Roanoke's civic center. The facility will be called the Berglund Center, effective in October. Media outlets report that the Roanoke City Council accepted Berglund's $1.75 million bid for the 10-year contract...

  • 2 rescued from apartment balcony during fire

    TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County fire officials say firefighters rescued two residents of a Temple Hills apartment who retreated to their balcony to escape a blaze. The fire broke out early Tuesday morning in a second-floor unit at a three-story garden-style apartment building....

  • American Woodmark 1Q profit rises 39 percent

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Cabinet maker American Woodmark Corp. says its profit rose 39 percent in its fiscal first quarter on higher sales. The Winchester, Virginia-based company said its earnings rose to $9.2 million, or 59 cents per share, from $6.7 million, or 43 cents per share, a year ago....



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