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  • Baltimore mayor wants to sell garages for revenue

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a proposal to sell four city-owned parking garages to generate cash for urgent priorities and infrastructure. The mayor's office says Rawlings-Blake will announce her plans Monday to introduce new legislation to sell...

  • Police investigate Gaithersburg death as homicide

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a Gaithersburg woman as a homicide. Police were called to a home Sunday morning in the 18300 block of Hallmark Way for the report of a suspicious situation. Officers found a 47-year-old woman dead. Detectives...

  • Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin is the latest in a protracted fight over gun laws in Washington....

  • Crash on I-97 seriously injures 4 in Millersville

    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Four people are seriously hurt after a car crash that closed Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County. Investigators say a car went off the highway Sunday about 8:20 a.m. and hit a tree in Millersville. Investigators say three people were ejected from the vehicle. A...

  • New silver line increases Metro's size, service

    RESTON, Va. (AP) — Metro says the new silver line makes the Washington region's transit system 10 percent larger with the addition of five new stations. The first train departed Reston on Saturday after about 50 years of planning and more than 5 years of construction. Within the first few...

  • Va. birthplace of Secretariat stages reunion

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — More than 50 horses whose bloodlines trace back to Triple Crown great Secretariat and other Meadow Farm champions have gathered for a reunion. Media outlets report horses and their trainers trotted around an outdoor ring at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County on Saturday...

  • Uber driver arrested for DC sexual assault charge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say detectives have arrested a man after a woman reported an Uber car service driver had sexually assaulted her. Police arrested 31-year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia, early Saturday. He is charged with second-degree sexual abuse....

  • Officer among 6 hurt in crash with police cruiser

    COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A Howard County police officer and five civilians are injured after a crash between a police vehicle and a SUV. Police say a Ford Expedition crossed the center line on Waterloo Road late Saturday night and sideswiped a marked police cruiser. After the crash, the SUV...

  • Baltimore County rescuers search for body near dam

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County rescuers are searching for the body of a man who was last seen falling into the waters of Maryland's Pretty Boy Dam. Police and fire officials say the man was seen hanging over the dam and then falling into the water Friday evening. Rescuers responded and...

  • Ocean City drawbridge reopens after malfunction

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A drawbridge that got stuck in the upright position blocking Route 50 into Ocean City has been reopened to cars. Maryland State Highway Administration officials say the Harry W. Kelley Memorial Bridge reopened to traffic Saturday evening by about 8 p.m. The bridge on...

  • Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney. And then requesting that the baloney be sandwiched between two pieces of white bread. Served with a cookie for dessert. David...

  • Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie had a heated exchange over women's health issues Saturday during their first debate, with Warner accusing Gillespie of wanting to "ban certain forms of common contraception." "This is...

  • Ocean City drawbridge gets stuck in open position

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A stuck drawbridge is frustrating travelers trying to get to and from Ocean City. The Harry W. Kelley Memorial Bridge on Route 50 became stuck in the open position on Saturday as a result of a mechanical issue. Highway officials are recommending travelers use Maryland...

  • Metro opens 1st phase of silver line

    RESTON, Va. (AP) — The silver line is open. The long-awaited addition to the Metro system opened Saturday, and cheers went up as the crowded first train departed the Reston station around noon. "Welcome aboard the silver line. It's time to ride," said Metro General Manager Richard Sarles...

  • Goods for Guns event taking place in Baltimore

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun owners can get free groceries in exchange for their weapons this weekend at an event in Baltimore. The gun buyback event taking place Saturday gives anyone who turns in a handgun or shotgun a $100 gift card to the supermarket ShopRite. The event is taking place at New...



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