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  • Landlord accused of hiring man to scare tenants

    OLNEY, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have charged an Olney landlord with hiring a man to scare tenants into leaving their apartment. Officers say on Aug. 6, a woman and her adult son reported that five people entered their basement apartment. Police say the five suspects grabbed the woman...

  • USNA chief says no double standard for athletes

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy said he does not now believe there is "a cultural issue" in Navy sports with the kind of lax oversight of athletes that is being investigated at the U.S. Air Force Academy, but if there is "we're going to take care of it."...

  • Whale dies in Elizabeth River in Virginia

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A whale that entered the Elizabeth River in Virginia earlier this week has died. Joan Burns of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center says the whale died on Thursday morning. A necropsy is planned, including tissue and blood samples for further study. The 35- to...

  • Multi-plug adapter blamed on building fire in Md.

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Officials say a fire that heavily damaged a two-story wood frame building in Salisbury was caused by a malfunctioning multi-plug adapter. The fire was reported just before noon Thursday in the multi-occupancy structure. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says it took...

  • Man indicted in $1M online romance scam

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted on federal charges of defrauding elderly people on online dating services of more than $1 million by pretending to be romantically interested in them. The 11-count indictment charges 32-year-old Krist Koranteng, who has addresses in...

  • Sexual assault task force created for Va. colleges

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday creating the Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. The task force will include campus...

  • Va. agency gets $269K in mine safety funding

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is receiving nearly $269,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014. The state funds are...

  • Va-area artifacts vie for 'endangered' designation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Time is running out to vote for some of the area's most unique relics that are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving...

  • Liberty U reaches record on-campus enrollment

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University says has reached record enrollment for on-campus students. The Lynchburg school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell says more than 13,800 students are studying on its campus this semester. The surge in enrollment includes more than 7,700 students...

  • Va. craft beers to be showcased at Saturday event

    ROSELAND, Va. (AP) — More than 50 breweries from across Virginia are showcasing their beers at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in Nelson County. The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is hosting the event Saturday at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, which includes the third annual Virginia Craft...

  • DC chief: firefighters deserve tougher discipline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The interim fire chief in the nation's capital says he's frustrated that he can't issue stronger disciplinary sanctions against three firefighters who didn't help a dying man across the street from a fire station. Interim D.C. Fire Chief Eugene Jones said Thursday that he "has...

  • Woman delivers infant along I-66 in Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Fire officials say a woman gave birth to a baby girl in a car along eastbound Interstate 66 in Arlington. Arlington County Fire Department Capt. Bill Shelton says crews were called to the highway around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. The baby was born before medics arrived. Medics...

  • Police: Gunman kills man, shoots self in Laurel

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Police say a man fatally shot a man who was dating his estranged wife before shooting and wounding himself in Laurel. The fatal shooting and suicide attempt occurred around 10:40 Wednesday night. Anne Arundel County police say the wife of 39-year-old Robert Mendiola had...

  • Man hits pedestrian, 3 cars in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a driver hit a pedestrian, a police car and two parked cars before he was arrested. Police say the 45-year-old male pedestrian suffered severe injuries after he was struck around 10:40 Wednesday night in west Baltimore. A police officer suffered minor...

  • Metro's silver line gets low-interest federal loan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department has committed $1.28 billion toward the construction of Metro's silver line in the form of a low-interest loan. Officials announced Wednesday that the loan had been finalized. It will go toward construction of the second phase of northern...



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