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  • DC police say they issued 5 pot citations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the District of Columbia issued five citations for marijuana possession in the first week of a new law that decriminalized possessing small amounts of marijuana. Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Araz Alali said Thursday that five citations had been issued,...

  • Senate bill would give new power to DC government

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate subcommittee has approved a major spending bill that would grant the District of Columbia full control over its local budget and laws. The appropriations bill released publicly on Thursday represents a stark contrast to a spending bill approved by the House in terms...

  • Girl, 8, dies after swim in Rockville, Md., pool

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say it's not clear what caused the death of an 8-year-old girl who lost consciousness after swimming in at the public Rockville Swim Center in Rockville. Police said Thursday that the state medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy to...

  • 3 stepsons charged in Md. man's slaying

    PORT DEPOSIT, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say an 11-year-old boy is among three people charged with first-degree murder in the February slaying of their stepfather in Port Deposit. Police announced the charges Thursday in the shooting of 47-year-old Vincent Robertson. The other...

  • Tanker overturns, spills gas on I-95 in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state police say a tanker truck has overturned and spilled gasoline on Interstate 95 in Chesterfield County. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the southbound truck collided with another vehicle at 6:07 a.m. Thursday near the 57-mile marker. The truck then veered...

  • Bodies of woman, child found in Norfolk home

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Norfolk are investigating the deaths of a woman and a young girl. Cpl. Melinda Wray says the bodies were found Wednesday at a home in Norfolk. Neighbors told media outlets the victims were a 5-year-old girl with special needs and her mother. The victims' names...

  • Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia voted this week to join a multi-state reciprocity agreement that deals with...

  • More honors for Appalachian legend Ralph Stanley

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Appalachian music master Ralph Stanley is being honored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The southwest Virginia legend will be honored by the academy in October in a class that also includes Al Pacino, writers John Irving and Annie Proulx and the man who...

  • US announces Va. refunds under Affordable Care Act

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly $9 million in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 104,000 consumers in Virginia. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the refunds Thursday, crediting the Affordable Care act. Burwell said the refunds in Virginia will average...

  • Survey: honey bee colony losses in Va. continue

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia continues to see steep honey bee colony losses. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says a survey from October through April found that nearly 33 percent of managed honey bee colonies in the state died. The rate is higher than the...

  • Judge halts Md. highway work in Rockville

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Montgomery County judge is ordering the State Highway Administration to halt work on a sound barrier along Interstate 270 in Rockville. The Daily Record (http://bit.ly/1nE7yX3 ) reported Wednesday that the court denied the agency's attempt to perform preliminary tests...

  • Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry exec

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There are questions this morning about the arrest of a South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive who allegedly tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded, 9mm handgun in his bag. U.S. Capitol Police say 59-year-old Ronald William Prestage...

  • 122-year-old Baltimore school becomes housing

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials in Baltimore have turned a school building that is more than 100 years old into housing. Officials on Wednesday celebrated the renovation of the building that once housed Columbus School #99. The building on East North Avenue is now the now the Columbus School...

  • O'Malley holds 'Buy Local' cookout

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley is urging Maryland residents to buy locally produced food. The governor and the first lady will host a buy local cookout at the governor's residence in Annapolis on Thursday. It is the seventh annual cookout that is being hosted at the residence....

  • DC activists to seek local aid from congressman

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia activists plan to ask a congressman who wants to block the city from liberalizing its marijuana laws to handle a host of other local concerns. Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland attached an amendment to a spending bill that would block the city from...



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