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  • Secretariat's birthplace to host mustang event

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The birthplace of Triple Crown great Secretariat will welcome a wild horse training competition next spring. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1qUQGut) reports The Meadow Event Park in Doswell will host an Extreme Mustang Makeover. It will be held in conjunction with the...

  • Baltimore mayor hospitalized amid city celebration

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is in the hospital after she was taken there by ambulance from the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration. The mayor's office says Rawlings-Blake was taken to the hospital Saturday night for shortness of breath and chest pains....

  • AAA: Gas prices should decline in September

    BALTIMORE (AP) — AAA says a switch to less expensive winter-blend gasoline should bring some relief to drivers for the second half of September. The auto club says the switch to cheaper fuel is scheduled for Monday. Ahead of the change, the national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline was...

  • Search resumes for missing kids in Montgomery Co.

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police continue to search for two missing children after their mother was found and arrested this weekend. The search continues after authorities located 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle of Clarksburg on Friday night. She told police that her two children are...

  • Va. gov: Agreement on budget cuts reached

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said an agreement has been reached on budget cuts for the next two years. McAuliffe and leaders of the General Assembly plan to release details at a news conference on Monday. McAuliffe has said officials are projecting a revenue shortfall of...

  • 5 car wrecks leave 4 dead in Harford County

    BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Four people have died this weekend in car crashes on roadways in Harford County. The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company says rescuers responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle Saturday evening in Edgewood. The man was taken to a hospital but later died. Another...

  • Lynchburg dedication to honor 2 Va. historic sites

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Two state historical markers are being christened this weekend in Lynchburg. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources markers each will be dedicated on Sunday. One will recognize a home for formerly enslaved women, while the other will recognize the site of...

  • Western Md. church linked to slavery, Civil War

    LAPPANS, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland church is inviting people to explore its historical connections to both slavery and the war that ended it. St. Mark's Episcopal Church in the unincorporated community of Lappans in Washington County is dedicating two markers on Sunday. One commemorates the...

  • Gardner-Webb defeats Lynchburg 34-0

    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Lucas Beatty threw for two touchdowns and Gardner-Webb beat Virginia Lynchburg 34-0 in a game called at the end of the third quarter because of lightning on Saturday night. Beatty was 10 of 19 for 138 yards. His touchdown passes went to J.J. Hubbard for 24 yards in...

  • Small plane flips over in Montgomery County

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A small plane has crashed at an airpark in Montgomery County with three passengers on board. Montgomery County police say the plane flipped over at the air park on Saturday after it failed to slow down upon landing. The plane ran off the runway and into an embankment. The...

  • U.Va. launches new efforts to combat sex assaults

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia says it's launching several new initiatives this fall to combat sexual assaults on campus. U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan and others on Friday told members of the Board of Visitors about a new reporting policy, along with public...

  • National Portrait Gallery features Latino artists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six contemporary Latino artists are featured in a new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The museum says its new exhibit, "Portraiture Now: Staging the Self," is part of a series of exhibits showcasing creative 21st century portrait artists. The show...

  • Woman: Missing children safe; cops still searching

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Clarksburg woman told investigators Saturday that her two children, who have been missing for about a week, are alive and safe, but she didn't tell authorities where they were. Police are still searching for the children. Montgomery County authorities located the...

  • Ex-Virginia camp counselor sentenced for sex abuse

    CLINTWOOD, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy at a Christian camp in Dickenson County. Media outlets report Tarrelle Robinson recently received a 40-year sentence, with 30 years of that suspended. Robinson, who was a...

  • Va. gas station clerk uses mop to fend off gunman

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a gas station clerk used a mop to fend off a masked gunman who demanded money. A Chesterfield police news release says the suspect entered an Exxon station Thursday, displayed the gun and told the clerk to give him cash from the register. The...



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