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  • Defense contractor agrees to $1.1M settlement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal officials say a Virginia defense contractor has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that the company falsified its employees' qualifications to overbill the government. The settlement between Computer Sciences Corp. of Falls Church and the federal...

  • Md. gives customers a break on utility cutoffs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says utility customers are getting a break after an unusually cold winter. The commission's order recognized the commitment of certain utilities to extend until May 31 a period in which they are restricted from terminating service to...

  • Bills will strengthen prison guard investigations

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislative efforts to improve prison security were overshadowed this year by marijuana and minimum wage bills, but supporters say they will help prevent another high-profile scandal like the Black Guerrilla Family case at the Baltimore City Detention Center. However,...

  • Md. probes energy suppliers amid cost complaints

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says it's investigating five retail energy suppliers amid customer complaints about high gas and electricity bills last winter. One of the companies, Major Energy Services of Orangeburg, N.Y., said Tuesday it didn't do anything wrong. It...

  • Murder charge in Frederick, Md., infant's death

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick County grand jury is adding a charge of first-degree murder to the allegations against a Frederick man in the death of his 21-month-old daughter. The state's attorney's office announced indictments Tuesday of 24-year-old Frankie Williams and his 21-year-old...

  • Goucher student dies after hit-and-run crash

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a Goucher College student from Texas has died after a hit-and-run crash over the weekend. Baltimore County police say 19-year-old Matthew Gabriel of Austin, Texas, died Monday from his injuries a day after he was hit by a car as he crossed Dulaney...

  • Engineering study set for Susquehanna River Bridge

    HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) — Amtrak says it has joined with state and federal agencies to conduct an engineering study of the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge for possible rehabilitation or replacement. The railroad said in a news release Monday that the Maryland Department of Transportation and...

  • Prince George's judge to lead District Court

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge from Prince George's County will take over this spring as the top judge of Maryland District Court. Judge John Morrissey, 49, has been an associate judge for the District Court since 2005. He will take over for retiring Chief Judge Ben Clyburn, who has been...

  • 2 brothers sentenced for dealing in cocaine base

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two brothers have been sentenced for their roles in a plot to sell cocaine base in Baltimore and Annapolis. Thirty-seven-year-old Ernst Harmon of Annapolis was given a term of more than 16 years in prison. Forty-year-old Dontaye Harmon of Baltimore received a 10-year term....

  • Prosecutors confronting marijuana law's challenges

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new law that will decriminalize marijuana in October involves some ambiguities that police and prosecutors are just beginning to confront. Under the law, possession of rolling papers, pipes and other marijuana accessories will remain a criminal offense. This means a...

  • Pedestrian struck, fatally injured in College Park

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a man was fatally injured when he was hit by a car in College Park. Officers say 23-year-old Carlos Pacanins of Chevy Chase was trying to cross Baltimore Avenue about 10:20 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a car. Authorities say the...

  • O'Malley signs pot decriminalization bill

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1. He says the bill could improve public safety by freeing police officers to focus on more serious threats. The Maryland State's Attorneys Association...

  • FBI identifies man shot, killed in Owings Mills

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The FBI is identifying a man officials say was shot and killed by agents last week in a shopping area in Owings Mills. FBI officials identified the man Monday as 34-year-old Jameel O. Harrison. The agency said it won't release any further details because there's an...

  • Md. 2-year-old dies in apparent pool accident

    MAUGANSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old boy is dead after an apparent accident at the family's swimming pool. Deputy First Class Carly Hose said Monday that deputies were called Saturday afternoon to the home on Distant View Avenue in Maugansville....

  • Police: Kayaker shot on Md. creek

    PASADENA, Md. (AP) — Maryland Natural Resources Police say a northern Virginia kayaker was shot as he paddled on an Anne Arundel County creek. Police say the 56-year-old Reston, Va., man told police he was on Bodkin Creek at dusk Saturday when he saw a bonfire and heard what sounded like a...



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