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  • Man pleads guilty to robbing Chipotle restaurants

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Gaithersburg man has pleaded guilty to robbing four Chipotle restaurants at gunpoint. Twenty-six-year-old Lamont Bonds entered the pleas Thursday in federal court in Baltimore. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison at sentencing Nov. 24. According to his plea agreement,...

  • Va. man sentenced in visa scheme

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A third person involved in a scheme to create fraudulent transcripts so that foreign students would appear eligible to retain their student visas has been sentenced to almost two years in prison. A federal judge in Virginia sentenced Mohamad Tellawi of Falls Church,...

  • Sheriff seeks public's help in identifying remains

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying human remains found in in a tributary of Antietam Creek. The office released 2D composite created from the skull found in May in Marsh Run a heavily wooded area near Loose Lane in...

  • Leader touts value, potential of Md. Army post

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The new senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground said Friday that stronger ties between the Army installation and the surrounding community could help avert large job cuts at the sprawling research and weapons-testing post near Baltimore. Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford told...

  • Maryland's housing secretary to retire

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is retiring. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the retirement of 65-year-old Raymond A. Skinner on Friday. Skinner, who has led the department since 2007, will step down at the end of the month....

  • No charges against Va. deputy who shot daughter

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Virginia deputy sheriff who shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder. The Frederick County Commonwealth Attorney's office said in a statement this week that an investigation determined there was...

  • Convicted Va. arsonist's bid for new lawyer denied

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A woman accused of setting a series of fires along Virginia's Eastern Shore has been denied a request for a new court-appointed attorney. Media outlets report a judge in Accomack County denied Tonya S. Bundick's request Thursday. A jury last month convicted Bundick of...

  • Ex-Va. sheriff indicted on felony charges

    FINCASTLE, Va. (AP) — A former sheriff in Botetourt County has been indicted on felony charges related to his operation of a private investigation firm. Media outlets reports Reed Kelly was arraigned this week on four counts of obtaining money under false pretenses. The 61-year-old Kelly is a...

  • Virginia man sentenced in tax fraud case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Stafford County man has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for a $600,000 tax fraud scheme. Daniel L. Jones of Fredericksburg was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Richmond. He pleaded guilty in April to aiding in the preparation of fraudulent tax...

  • Revolutionary War television series filming in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The American Heroes Channel is filming a three-part series in Virginia about the Revolutionary War. Filming for the series' biggest battle scene started on a farm outside of Richmond on Friday. The channel says the series chronicles the war that changed the course of...

  • Warner agrees to campaign debates, forums

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has agreed to appear in eight joint public forums with Republican rival Ed Gillespie. Of those eight appearances, two of them will be televised debates. The first debate will be sponsored by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 7. The other debate...

  • Kings Dominion to expand water park

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kings Dominion plans to expand its 20-acre water park for its 2015 season. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1trHfU9 ) the amusement park will add a water-slide complex, a splash zone for small children and expanded cabanas. The amusement park says the new...

  • $3 million donated to College of William and Mary

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The College of William and Mary has received a $3 million gift from the estate of one of its graduates. The college announced the gift by the estate of Margaret Baxter Vaughan on Friday. The school says $2.5 million are unrestricted funds. The other $500,000 has been...

  • Police investigate shooting near VSU campus

    ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting near Virginia State University. School officials say the shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday. One person was shot in a leg, but school officials say the 18-year-old victim was not a student. The shooting happened off campus and the...

  • Va. education leader embarks on listening tour

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Board of Education's leader is embarking on a listening tour to hear about important issues facing the state's public schools. Board President Christian Braunlich will travel to Bristol on Monday on the first stop of the tour. There will be eight stops...



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