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  • Former Navy manager sentenced to 8 years in prison

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former manager at the Navy's Military Sealift Command has been sentenced to eight years in prison for receiving bribes. Kenny Toy was sentenced in federal court in Norfolk on Tuesday. Toy is the former afloat programs manager for the command. Court documents say Toy...

  • Man pleads guilty to stealing 2,000 postal carts

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Glen Burnie man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 2,000 aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service and selling them for scrap. Fifty-seven-year-old Roland Michael Muir entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore. He faces to up to 10 years in prison at...

  • Sheriff: Campground hit by tornado may open soon

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The Northampton County Sheriff's Office says the Eastern Shore campground that was struck by a tornado, resulting in two deaths may reopen soon. The sheriff's office released a statement on Tuesday saying the Cherrystone Campground on the Chesapeake Bay is expected to...

  • Man charged in April home invasion slaying

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have charged a man in a home invasion slaying in Salisbury. Troopers say 35-year-old Paul A. Tatem of Quantico was indicted on numerous charges, including first- and second-degree murder and armed robbery. He was arrested at the Wicomico County...

  • Judge delays his ruling against DC handgun ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home has stopped his ruling from going into effect for about three months so city lawmakers can respond with new legislation. U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin on Tuesday...

  • Senate confirms Harris nomination to appeals court

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February. The Richmond-based circuit has appellate jurisdiction over district...

  • Man charged for urinating on Modell's grave

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County authorities say they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the gravesite of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who has so far been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years...

  • US mine agency seeks civil penalty criteria change

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Federal mine regulators are proposing a change in the criteria for civil penalties for health and safety violations. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday it will publish a proposed rule that would increase attention on more serious safety and health...

  • Ex-Va. alcohol agency employee pleads to theft

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former employee of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $239,000 from the agency. Twenty-nine-year-old Steven Hammond of Richmond entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Richmond. A routine review by the...

  • Former Virginia Congressman Caldwell Butler dies

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Caldwell Butler, a five-term Republican congressman from Virginia who helped draft the impeachment articles for President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday. He was 89. Butler, of Roanoke, represented Virginia's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House from 1972 to 1982, a span...

  • Md. schools get $10.7M grant to study STDs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine have received a $10.7 million grant over five years to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases. The schools announced the grant on Tuesday from the National Institute of Allergy and...

  • Baltimore mayor announcing program on sewers lines

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is announcing a new program to repair the public portion of the city's sewer pipes that connect residences and businesses to public sewer lines. The mayor is scheduled to announce the initiative on Tuesday with the city's Department of...

  • Red light cameras raise money local governments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Data from AAA Mid-Atlantic show red light cameras are raising big money for local governments. WTOP (http://bit.ly/1k5lecV ) reports that programs in the District of Columbia, Rockville, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Arlington County in Virginia...

  • Opening statements set in ex-Va. governor's trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will lay out their case for an eight-man, four-woman jury Tuesday. Jury selection took all day Monday. The McDonnells are...

  • Sailor aboard Va.-based destroyer dies

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon says a sailor assigned to a Norfolk-based destroyer has died during deployment. Media outlets report 23-year-old Yeshabel Villot Carrasco of Parma, Ohio, died aboard the destroyer James E. Williams. The Pentagon described the circumstances surrounding the death...



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